Back when you could still buy them new in stores, I was the owner of an Atari VCS (2600). Technically, mine was a Sears Video Arcade, purchased from my local Sears store. I owned many of the classic Atari games such as Asteroids, Combat, Missile Command, Space Invaders, many Activision games for Atari. After three or four years, I bought a Commodore 64, then an IBM compatible, and the 2600 got put in a box. During one of our moves, the Atari was given to a neighbor and I never really thought about it again.
My daughter had given me one of those 10 games in 1 systems as a gift. It had some classic 2600 games and, after playing for a few minutes, I knew that I wanted to get a game system. I don’t have the time to spend hours learning how to play today’s sophisticated games, so I looked into a ‘retro’ game system. After a few hours of research, I settled on buying an Atari 7800. Originally, I didn’t know much about the 7800 as it was released in 1986, after I had moved on from my 2600. The 7800 plays most 2600 games as well as those specifically designed for it.
The Adventure Begins:
I found a long time Atari dealer that sells refurbished 7800’s and placed my order for a 7800 and a few games. I also found a few games, very reasonably priced, at another on-line dealer and placed an order for a few more. I figured that I would get the 7800 and 10-12 classic games and I would be all set. Little did I know….