One of the most influential first-person shooters on consoles has got to be Bungie’s Halo series. The series certainly pushed forward the FPS genre to be taken more serious at a time where a keyboard and mouse were seen as the only way a shooter game can be played. But what if Halo was released on one of the first home video game consoles, the Atari 2600? Would it have been as influential during the video game industry’s earlier days?
Microsoft’s former vice-president of game publishing Ed Fries and a co-creator of the Xbox created a version of Halo called Halo 2600 which was released as a playable PC game by using an emulator or by playing it through its Flash port. Soon after its release, Fries worked with Atari Age in order to release an official Atari 2600 version of Halo 2600 back in 2010 in a limited run, which as you would have expected were completely sold out. Lucky for you, Atari Age has restocked Halo 2600 and is selling them for $50 each, although they’re limiting the amount of cartridges you can order to two per customer.