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The Retro Confessional: The Games That Started It All (And Kept It Going)

posted Oct 16, 2009, 8:04 AM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Oct 16, 2009, 8:06 AM ]
This edition of the Retro Confessional will serve as a warning , as I inform you faithful readers as well as the threat on PMW, of the games that made me the warrior I am today (or in other words the games that kept me going all these years).

There was once this movie about some Empire striking back against some guy with goofy hair. More importantly a game was spawned from this movie. The Empire Strikes Back for the Atari 2600 was released in 1982 and it made me crazy with excitement. The game itself was a side scrolling affair where the player controlled a snow speeder against an endless wave of AT-AT walkers to destroy. Eventually you would get the force and really tear things up. I really got into this game due to my imagination and of course the encouragement of my beloved mentor Jack Ripper.

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