Actually it was my friends who said why in the HE double hockey sticks would
you collect Atari 2600 Games? Atari 2600 holds special memories for me growing
up as a child. How many of you reading this remember spending all day in the
arcade playing that game of Dig Dug
when you got a
quarter or two or just hangin' out wishing you could play those games at home.
few of my friends got Atari 2600's and I only had Good old Radio Shack Pong
I used to go over their house and play Pitfall, Enduro, Asteroids
the 2600 favorites. I would be so jealous of my friends who had their 2600's. I
remember helping a few friends clean their rooms just so we could play their
The time finally came and I finally got my Atari 2600. My father got it off a
Radio show that people called in to sell their wares, sorta like a radio flea
market. I got
Atari 2600, 2 joysticks and paddles and 12 games. I was so happy that I finally
got my Atari. I remember playing it for hours on end, driving my mother and
father crazy because I was always had the Atari going on the TV that everybody
watched TV on. But the famous video game crash get me a ton of games. I don't
remember what happened to my old Atari 2600.
A lot of years later I discovered Emulators and I found Stella. I was in Atari
Heaven, but it just was not the same.
Just a month ago I started to collect the Atari 2600 stuff. I cleaned out all
the second hand stores and pawn shops in my area of every Atari thing I could
find. I cleaned up every system and cartridge I brought home and start to play
some and some of the games I bought I completely forgot about. It is fun
collecting something that was a big part of your childhood. I think this is why
there are a lot of Atari Collectors out there today, it was a big piece of their
childhood growing up.