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Pack-In Games

Most home video game consoles have a game included in the packaging, called a pack-in game. While some of them are better than others, it gives you a game to play as soon as you hook up your new console. Many of us bought consoles for a specific title they wanted to play. Here is an example of the game we were dying to play when we bought this console...

Atari 5200 SuperSystem

When I bought a new Atari 5200 console, it came with Super Breakout, but I really wanted Missile Command!

Atari 5300 pack-in game

I didn't buy an Atari 5200 at it's launch. My focus had shifted and I wouldn't own one for about ten years beyond it's inception. I really liked the Breakout games and was happy with this as a pack-in. However, Missile Command was my favorite trackball game. I was terrible at Centipede, but really loved playing Missile Command in the local arcades. This was the game I craved when I picked up a SuperSystem.

pack-in game

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