The Marvel Cinematic Universe and DC Library of TV and Film properties are everywhere nowadays, including the video game world, but contrary to popular belief, comic book characters have been a fixture in gaming since the beginning. Don’t believe us?
Take a look at some of these comic book-inspired Atari 2600 games. Know more? Let us know!
Popeye: The Sailer man himself made his debut in a comic strip in 1929 and has paved a wonderful part in gaming history. From the 2600 to the Arcade and Nintendo Switch, the Spinach-eating bruiser has been a fixture.
Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom: This license has been everywhere, but it started as a comic book strip in 1929. This isn’t nearly as good as the PC games that came later, but it was also released on the 2600.
Flash Gordon: Although this game is based on the film, the film is based on 1934 comic book strip. Ironically a shooter, it’s a lot better than you think and a title that can stand firmly on its own.
Superman: It’s scary that this may be one of the best Superman games ever created.
Spider-Man: Your friendly-neighborhood superhero has easily the best Atari 2600 game for a comic book/strip character.