27 Things Only The Atari Generation Will Know

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No PC's or new generation consoles made you as happy as this ancient device.

1. First thing you did when you got back from school: Setting up the console.

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2. Most of the time it didn't work, and this blue screen was there instead.

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Blue screens everywhere...

3. When the problem persisted, without knowing the reason behind it, you blew in the cartridge.

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4. Most of your cartridges were missing their covers.

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5. 999,999 games? You knew it was a lie.

There were only 10 games for real. Others were glitched copies.

6. Exchanging cartridges at your local store.

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7. You parents always blamed you and your console when something happened to the TV.

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8. There were no options for saving your games. The experience was always tense.

9. That dreadful moment when you corner yourself with a bomb at Bomberman.

10. You learned what it means to be a team when playing Contra.

11. You mastered Japanese just to play Captain Tsubasa.

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12. Road Fighter made your reflexes Flash level high.

13. This game made you have nervous breakdowns.

14. You always wondered how that external gun works.

15. The second controller was always broken.

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You tried to stay put just to avoid cable connection problems.

16. Figthing with your siblings just to play 10 minutes more.

17. Being that cool kid in the school who can pass every level.

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18. SEGA was the king of consoles back then. You didn't have it.

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19. Your first formula experience.

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It felt real.

20. This game made you love sports.

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21. You had your first anxiety attack with Pac-man.

22. Adoocat? Hatooocat? Hadooken?

23. Not even Fifa or PES can beat this game.

24. That overly hot adapter.

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25. When your parents get mad you packed your console carefully.

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26. And the real misery of learning your console is not the original Atari.

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27. Wish we had one right now.

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