To boost participation for Game Overkill, to get more games from a wider variety of consoles and platforms, and to just make things easier for people to remember the games, I’ve decided to do something different. This is the first in a series of (probably) weekly posts that will take us through the entire retro gaming world. Each post will have at least one GoogleForm listing all the games for various platforms (some consoles will be paired, like in this case, but most will be featured individually).
So why not start from the beginning? The first generation of video game consoles! You know, like the, uh, Magnavox Odyssey and, uhm…the…Coleco…something? Sure, it isn’t the most popular generation, especially since these games were made before the vast majority of “gamers” were even born, but it doesn’t mean the games weren’t good or important. Right?
I want to know, those of you who’ve played them or heard of them, what are the best 1st gen games? I’ve got three forms ready for you. All you have to do in the first two is check off the boxes next to the Magnavox Odyssey and Coleco Telstar games you think everyone should play at least once, whether because they’re amazingly good, amazingly bad, historically important, or simply just important to you. The third is for those “other consoles” (a.k.a., Pong clones, mostly) or for folks who’d rather just write their list out themselves.
That’s it. Fill out the forms! Tell your friends! Come back next week for console gen #2!