To this day, I have nightmares about burnt sienna squares.
Binro the Heretic
The first video game thing to give me a real fright were those three-eyed alien things in "Rescue on Fractalus" but that was mainly because the instructions deliberately didn't mention them.
You land to pick up some stranded astronauts and suddenly this big green fucker is screaming and pounding on the window.
Sorry, the REAL old school game feature of dread was playing some C64 game to suddenly have the disk drive fire up and start belching noise. You knew shit was going DOWN.
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this is really really bad, just like all Atari games
|Binro the Heretic |
This shit was state-of-the-art in my day.
"OH MY GOD! THE EYES LOOK IN THE DIRECTION YOU'RE MOVING! HOLY SHIT! HOW DID THEY DO THAT?"
We were easy to please back then.
Also, this game was hard as Hell, well beyond what has come to be known as "Nintendo hard".
There's an updated version which is a cute little time killer:
I unironically like this game in a non-hipster kind of way. In fact, it is one of my favorite 2600 carts. The root of all of its faults is that the concept was a bit too far ahead for its time (it's essentially the late 90's survival horror concept on 2600 limitations).
*flips on and off the light switch*
FUCK YEAH I WON!!!
Silent Hill this ain't.
I have no idea what's going on in this game aside from a ghost who just encountered Pac-Man going up and down stairs a lot. So, typical Atari 2600.
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