VANGUARD / Atari / 2600

Vanguard is a port of an arcade game that wasn't bad, but that the 2600 just isn't up to reproducing. It's kinda like a primitive Fantasy Zone as you fly through a cave system and can go north and south as well as east and west. Your ship also spastically fires in all directions at once, which worked with the dual joysticks in the arcade, not so much with the solo 2600 stick. The enemies also tend to have really predictable, easy to avoid patterns, and no intelligence whatsoever. There's also a battle against one of the most pathetic bosses in video game history.

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