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Halo on the Atari 2600

One of the most popular 1st person shooters ever, has made it way to the Atari 2600.

This game came out last year and was programmed by Ed Fries,who was once Vice president of Microsoft game publishing division.

Fries has been in the gaming industry for over 20 years and he also programmed games for the Atari 800 back in the day.

The game itself is a technical accomplishment, especially when you consider he only had 4k to work with.

Gameplay wise you have to control Master Chief through 64 rooms And and avoid or shoot a number of baddies and you even get face a boss, in a final battle, but that’s not all before you do any of that you have to locate your gun and also find keys that open energy barriers.

The game was released in limited addition Atari 2600 cartridges but it can also be download for free and even chat to Ed Fries @

5 thoughts on “Halo on the Atari 2600

  1. Daniel Richard Cordell says:

    I still think that Halo is overrated and wasn’t that great and different in the first place.

    • Andy says:

      I got to agree with you, I’ve had halo 3 on my 360 and don’t like it, I actually prefer Gears of War as it’s more macho.

      But as new games on old system goes this looks awesome and I will play it soon as I fixed my laptop:)

  2. Daniel Richard Cordell says:

    Gotta agree with you there.

  3. ZXSpecstar says:

    Hey this looks more fun than the other halo games on the xbox and it look a dam site more enjoyable too, ahhh good old 2600 this machine will never die no matter how good consoles get in the future

    • Andy says:

      I might play this game one day this week as it looks awesome.

      I do think if this game had been released back in the day it would have been a classic, lets home loads of Atari 2600 fans get to play it

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