Saturday, October 23, 2010

Countdown to Halloween - Atari's Haunted House

I am proud to say that I grew up in the "Age of Atari!" It never ceases to amaze me how much progress has been made in video game graphics in my lifetime. Haunted House was pretty state-of-the-art at the time, but now it just looks kinda sad. Though I always did like the fact that all you ever saw of the main character was a pair of eyes. Nevertheless, if I had my Atari 2600 here, I have no doubt I would slap that cartridge in and play until the joystick made my wrist too sore to continue, which these days would not take long!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Being a huge fan of the Atari 2600 and retro gaming, I've seen a lot of images. However, WOW, I've NEVER seen that poster ad for Haunted House !!

Too Cool !!

MikeG said...

Glad you like! Atari promoted their games on the back covers of many comics I read as a kid. You can see more promo images at AtariMania.com.