When does an Atari 2600 arcade port have better graphics than the original? Is such a thing even possible? It was with Space Invaders. If you’ve read Arcadian, you know that I wasn’t happy with the Space Invaders laser base. I thought it looked like a bracket put on its side. I still think that today.
Well, when Atari ported the game to the 2600, they refined the laser base a little. Here’s how it came out on the Atari.
Is that better? I think it is. And so it is a time, perhaps the only and only time, when the Atari 2600 had better graphics than an arcade game.