Retro Gamer

THE RETROBATES

WHAT’S THE FIRST GAME YOU’LL PLAY ON THE ATARI 2600+

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DARRAN JONES

I love Frostbite, so I’ll probably play that. I’d also be tempted to stick River Raid on as well. Expertise: Juggling a gorgeous wife, two beautiful girls and an award-winning magazine, all under one roof! Currently playing: Shadow Of Rome Favourite game of all time: Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

ANDY SALTER

The Atari 7800 was my first console and Rampage was my favourite game. Although, I’m not sure if it was the 7800 or 2600 version I had. Expertise: Modding games, no ‘vanilla’ versions for me, thanks! Currently modding: Total War: Rome Remastered - RTR: Imperium Surrectum Favourite game of all time: Rome: Total War although I guess it’s the Remastered edition now

PAUL DRURY

Of the bundled games, Combat is still a joy to play against a frenemy. Then I’d plug in HERO and wonder at just how coder John Van Ryzin packed so much game into such a small space. Expertise: Hendy’s jeans Currently playing: Tron Favourite game of all time: Sheep In Space

TIM EMPEY

I first played Spy Hunter on the C64 (or maybe in an arcade), so I’d like to see how it fairs on this. And for the Peter Gunn theme too. Expertise: Finishing Game Pass games before they go Currently playing: Resident Evil 4 Remake Favourite game of all time: God Hand

RORY MILNE

Yars’ Revenge has always been my go-to Atari 2600 title, partly because of the immediacy of its gameplay, but also because of its layers of risk vs reward mechanics. Expertise: The game that I’m writing about at the time of writing Currently playing: Crash Bandicoot Favourite game of all time: Tempest

MARTYN CARROLL

It has to be HERO. It’s one of my favourite games and unlike a lot of 2600 titles, its appeal lasts longer than three minutes. Expertise: Sinclair stuff Currently playing: Super Mario Bros Wonder Favourite game of all time: Jet Set Willy

NICK THORPE

It was Warlords. My paddle controller­s could use some TLC, so I really wanted to test out how the new CX30+ ones felt. Expertise: Owning five Master Systems and a Mark III Currently playing: Agent A: A Puzzle In Disguise Favourite game of all time: Sonic The Hedgehog

PAUL ROSE

For me it’s Combat; the first game I played on the original. Expertise: Winging it Currently playing: Super Mario Bros Wonder Favourite game of all time: Half-life 2

IAIN LEE

I never played River Raid so I am going straight on there when mine arrives. Expertise: Buying expensive stuff on ebay then never touching it Currently playing: We Were Here Together Favourite game of all time: Elite (BBC Model B)

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