The Smithsonian American Art Museum yesterday acquired two games for its permanent collection. One of them seems right at home—Flower, the independent title almost universally praised by critics for its artistic flourishes. The other is, basically, Halo if it was made for the Atari 2600.
Almost three years ago, Ed Fries—a Microsoft executive instrumental in acquiring Bungie and making Halo the definitive Xbox series—created Halo 2600, a flash game demake that imagined the game on an old Atari VCS. Now, AtariAge.com is putting the game's ROM on a proper cartridge, with period box and label art and an…
Sort of a cross between Adventure and Berzerk is "Halo 2600" by Ed Fries, a clever little timewaster that riffs on the tropes of Atari 2600 game design, especially the snicker-inducing bleep-bloop Halo Theme in the intro.