Back in the 70s and 80s, Atari Inc. created dozens of coin-op games that were designed to hook players in, take their money, and by the end, have them beg to play one more time.
Nolan Bushnell described these games as “Easy To Learn, Tough To Master,” and they were the genesis of the today’s casual and mobile game market.
With Atari’s impending bankruptcy and sale, it’s time they looked back at some of their little known coin-ops that could be translated into hit mobile and downloadable games. Who knows, some of these could be hits for the company’s next owner!
I remember putting quarters into all of these.