2. The Atari

Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Dungeon Master, Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Adventure… If you recognise these, you probably had an Atari. You lucky devil.


In the days before 3D, when you had to wait for games to load up for what seemed like forever…20 minutes easily. You had to be really committed to your gaming. No wonder kids today don’t know the meaning of patience.

Although you can get the basic kit fairly cheaply (around £50-£70) some of the rarer Atari games now sell for thousands, and tens of thousands, of dollars.

If anyone happens to have a spare copy of Gamma Attack, you could be sitting on £30,000; although before you turn out your cupboards there is only one copy known to exist.