Atari Home Computers 1981 courtesy markydkiehl
Grow up playing Space Invaders on your 2600? Swap carts with your friends to play on ColecoVision? Spend weekends with the posse at the mall embroiled in Pac-Man tournaments? If you’ve ever wondered where video game icon Atari came from, check out the Atari page on Yello80s and read all about the company’s beginnings and review comprehensive game lists from their most iconic consoles.
As a big kid (read- adult not real into adulting), I have been collecting my favourite toys from the 80s, mainly things I didn’t get but pined after. Looking for that sort of stuff? Your local small businesses selling vintage stuff are a great place to look first as you never know what you can find and shop owners are often very knowledgable about their wares, Salvation Army and Goodwill Thrift stores (whose proceeds go to a great cause), tag and estate sales, eBay and I have recently discovered- Instagram. In case anyone wants to put a bug in Santa’s ear on behalf of Yello80s, here’s this year’s big old Wishlist (I know, I want ALL the toys- take a look, you might too!):
My Little Pony! G1 of course!
I don’t want to toot my own horn but I’ve learned you may as well because no one’s going to do it for you. So since I’ve been extra good this year, I have a long list of video games. Now I have quite a few consoles- you may recall bringing me a pretty decent load in years past so my list has diversified. If you would please note the size and colour of each item, I’d just like to make sure I get my fair share. Or tens and twenties would suffice as well.
Stadium Mud Buggies
Tron Deadly Discs
It was the page that would not BE but finally the Odyssey / Odyssey 2 games list page is UP on Yello80s!
Part three of the Commodore Games list pages is up on Yello80s- games N through Z!
1st part of a 3 page set of Commodore 64 Games and gameplay examples is up now on Yello80s!
My husband got this awesome shirt from Lootcrate featuring all your favourite 8 bit stars upgraded
With a little help from my friends -not to mention pets- had some serious server troubles there- the Yello80s classic Mario page is up. This covers Mario history from 1981-1991. Enjoy!