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#1 Justin

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:45 PM

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#2 Fire_In_The_Valley

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:03 PM

I thought Balloon Fight was a fun game too. It was Nintendo's knock-off of Joust, using balloons and Nintendo-ish characters, but really well-done.


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#3 atarilbc

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

The 7800 version of Joust is easily one of the best out there. Is there anything that GCC couldn't do? It's a shame that this and the other launch titles didn't get to market in '84 when they would've been relevant.
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#4 greenween

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:33 PM

I spent an hour playing Joust 7800 last night! Great game!!
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#5 Bakerman

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 08:32 PM

yes, 7800 version is a must-own if your a 7800 owner, another childhood favorite game of mine I spent way to much time on at the bowling alley.


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#6 RickR

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:35 AM

They did the 2600 well too.  It's really a lot of fun.


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#7 kamakazi20012

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 09:18 PM

I absolutely loved this game on the 5200.  The 7800 is a great port as well and offers the multi-colored characters that the 5200 didn't do.  Both games are well done.  The 2600 version of the game, while not bad, does miss a few things in my opinion.  This is one game that is missing from my 5200 and 7800 games.  I love the artwork on the labels.  It reminds me of...

 

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000002H4C

 

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#8 RickR

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 05:57 PM

I absolutely loved this game on the 5200.  The 7800 is a great port as well and offers the multi-colored characters that the 5200 didn't do.  Both games are well done.  The 2600 version of the game, while not bad, does miss a few things in my opinion.  This is one game that is missing from my 5200 and 7800 games.  I love the artwork on the labels.  It reminds me of...

 

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000002H4C

 

Need I say more?

I think the 7800 version is really good too.  5200 version is ok...hindered by the 5200 fire button IMO (8 bit version is identical, but with better controls which make it very good).  2600 version is really really awesome.  Non-landing eggs make it unique.  It's one of those games that's much better than what I expected, given the limitations of the hardware. 


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#9 TrekMD

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:19 PM

One excellent game on the 7800!  The truth is that had GCC been able to do what they wanted with the 7800 in 1984, history would have been different and Nintendo might have had a harder time doing what it did in the US.


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