Genre – Shoot ’em Up
Platform – Atari 2600
We’re going way back today, folks. Most everyone who had an Atari 2600 played Combat at some point because it was the game that came with it. It is a collection of 27 “different” games, although it’s really only different versions of two main modes – tanks and planes. As expected from such an early console game – it was simple, but this one was a lot of fun. Let’s call it World of Tanks 1.0.
My grandma actually had an Atari 2600 and we would play this game together when I would spend the weekend there. I had a cool grandma. We would laugh for minutes on end while we played the tank mode where the bullets ricocheted off the walls and made funny noises. We didn’t care about actually shooting each other, it was more about the funny noise and I guess a time and place thing. I will forever have fond memories of this game because of that.