Best Video Game Tournament – Early Years – Nominations

This is the first in a series of video game tournaments to determine the best video game of all time (according to the Avocado)!

Because this is such a broad category, and because of the difficulty in comparing, say, arcade games from the 70s with AAA games from last year, I’m splitting this up by generation. These generations will roughly follow popular console generations, mainly because PC games don’t have comparable splits.

The first generation is the Early Years.

This covers:

  • Any games released for the Atari 2600
  • Any games released for the Mattel Intellivision
  • Any games released for the ColecoVision
  • Any PC or arcade games released in North America before 1985
  • Any games released for a home console considered first or second generation

Please do not nominate any games originally released for the NES. Those will be covered in the next tournament.

I’m not going to define what counts as a video game, though — feel free to argue that in the nominations.

To nominate, simply post your nomination in the comments below.

One nomination per comment, but you can nominate as many as you’d like.

The games with the most upvotes will go on to the first round. The threshold for moving onto the next round will be determined by how many entries and how many upvotes are received. You may upvote as many nominations as you like.

This nomination round will run until tomorrow morning 10am.