Review – Atari 10-in-1 Games

On January 27, 2003, in Original Blog, Review, Video Games, by Tim Robertson

Atari 10-in-1 Games
Company: Jakks Pacific, Inc.

Price: $24.99
http://www.jakkspacific.com

Now this is cool! For any of you older than thirty years of age, you will remember the Atari 2600. It was the real first cartridge based video game system that ruled during the late 1970′s, early 1980′s. I remember 1983, when Christmas morning was all about PacMan chomping his way across the maze, outracing ghosts at every turn. It was about Pong, which I had to beg one of my parents to play with me. Or Tank, shooting dots across a neon-colored backdrop. About Defender, and its fast, action packed landscape with descending alien spaceships. Atari was the predecessor to Nintendo, SEGA, Coleco Vision, X-Box, GameCube, and PlayStation.

A week ago, I was watching some mundane Saturday morning news program, the kind in which every segment is promoted as being “can’t miss” and you completely forget about ten minutes after watching it. Just talking heads making each other laugh. I hate those shows. But nothing else was on, and I was too lazy to turn the channel. Besides, the next “Stick around for more this morning, you don’t want to miss…” segment was going to be from some guy at the Consumers Electronic Show. (I just remembered, it was the show “NBC Weekend Today”)

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