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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 7800 ProSystem

When I bought a new Atari 7800 console, it came with Pole Position II, but I really wanted Galaga!

Atari 7800 pack-in game

The Atari 7800 was another console I missed ou on at it's initial launch, but with 2600 compatibility, I was stoked to finally own one of these consoles. Shipping with Pole Position II was cool since I loved the arcade version and had played it many times on my 2600. However, I had my sights set on Galaga!

Galaga was an arcade favorite for many and I was among them. The 7800 version was actually quite good and gave me as much challenge as the arcade machine. This was one of the games that made me see how close my favorite arcade games were becoming on the home console market.

pack-in game

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