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Mr. Do! Meant something to me......


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#1 MaximumRD

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 05:58 PM

Mr. Do! for Colecovision. Perhaps not as accurate or arcade perfect compared to other ports but still my personal Favorite version for a reason.  So much so when I got the Atarimax cart I sold / traded / gave away the remainder of my original carts however THIS ONE I kept because though only a loose cartridge it is in perfect condition BUT MORE THEN THAT back in the day my mother and I would compete, one of the few videogames she got into but she got good, we both did, to the point where it was not just what the high score was but how many times you rolled it before landing the high score. When I got home from school she always had a new high score for me to beat lol. Mom died a few years ago much to young from lung cancer so I keep it for sentimental reasons as well, RIP mom. :)

 

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#2 kamakazi20012

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 06:25 PM

I have that same connection to my 5200 and it's version of Centipede for that same reason as it was the only game my Mother and I would share together the most.  I never knew that Mr. Do! was on the Colecovision.  


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#3 RickR

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 10:38 PM

That's a great story.  You are lucky.  Sadly, my parents never played video games.  However, I'm always thankful that they purchased the system and games. 


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#4 Justin

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:57 AM

Unfortunately in my family we had "Uncle Don't"  :pile:


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#5 Lost Dragon

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:15 AM

Fantastic story and very sorry to hear of your mothers passing my friend.

 

I loved Mr Do! (well still do, no pun intended).

 

Played it 1st as a coin-op, fell in love there and then, picked it up on A8, played for hours, then tracked down the C64 version when i switched formats...

 

 

Years later bought a second hand SNES for Alien III, Choplifter III and Mr Do! Run...

 

the 1st game, cart only £5, the 2nd and 3rd though..boxed....£30 each and i swapped them both years ago with a very good friend, Shinobi, over on RG Forum, as i knew they were going to a very good home.


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#6 Retrogamer81081

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 04:52 PM

Absolutley a great story Rob and thank you so much for sharing. :) I am very sorry your mom passed away :( Cancer sucks!
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