What’s Halo 2600? It’s not the 2600th installment in the Halo series of games, actually. It’s a new (and awesome) version of Halo written for the Atari 2600 game console. Yes really! And it’s playable online right here, with multiple different difficulty levels and even a full-screen mode.
The game was created as a hobby by Ed Fries, the former, now retired, head of Microsoft Game Studios who thought the creation might appeal to the small community of Atari enthusiasts, but not many others. As it turns out, Halo 2600 is becoming a viral hit, and is getting written up in gaming blogs across the Web and even mainstream news publications. It even sports a Facebook page with nearly 1,200 fans.
On the Page’s description, it says that Halo 2600 is attempt to answer the question: “What might Halo have looked like if it was written in 1977 when the Atari 2600 was first released?"
You can find out the answer to that question for yourself, here.