December 2, 2012

Atari Paddles

Full disclosure: I loved the game Warlords, no matter how much that game cheated. Obviously, you needed the paddles to play Warlords and everyone's favorite classic, Breakout. Even that balloon popping game with the dudes on the seesaw brings back some vivid memories of playing with friends, and the fact you could plug two controllers in with one port; that was nice. Honestly though, these paddles were the epitome of the 2D world - back and forth with one button thrown in for kicks. Yes, there were major processing constraints at the time, but if I was a developer, of course I would of produce a game that required as little work as possible and then dump it on the market.
paddles from an atari system