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#21 greenween

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

Ouch, couldn't get to the Post Office in time, first thing tomorrow morning!!!


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:14 AM

here we go.

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#23 Justin

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:25 AM

Awesome photos Greenween! Have you had a chance to play the game with anybody yet?
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:31 AM

Not yet, didn't think to buy batteries! D'oh! My daughter is already in love with it and we will be doing a marathon tomorrow!!!


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#25 Justin

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:39 AM

Sounds like a cool game and an awesome weekend!
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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:42 AM

It was worth the $250!!!! It took me 30 years to get this!!!


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:43 AM

Next up, "Turn The Terrible Tank" !!!!


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:37 AM

Greenween, can you play this game by yourself or do you need multiple players? Let me know how the marathon goes and if you learn anything about the game!


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 11:51 AM

I like the part about "electronic wizardry" on the box. That sounds like pretty serious stuff.


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 12:05 AM

It is officially the greatest game ever made.  There is a one person tutorial game. Meant for two to four though.  You work your way around the board counter clockwise through 3 different territories, each one contains a key( bronze, silver and gold of course) and then mass your forces to attack the tower! Different diificulty levels determine the final battle in the tower! D &D brought to life, great game and worth every penny!!!


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 12:08 AM

So much more to it! Just awesome!


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 07:14 PM

How did you even hear about this greatest game ever made, greenween? We need to do more on these forums about board games and tabletops. This is awesome in a whole different way. This is like rec-room stuff, where Atari all began!


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:54 PM

I had a good friend who lived a couple blocks away. His parents got divorced in 81'. In an attempt to buy his love, this kid had everything ever!!!! I mean everything! I remember his mom paying $55 for Asteroids for 2600 the day it came out!!!


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:56 PM

He was the only person I ever knew with Dark Tower, now I own a perfect copy of it!!!!


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 02:55 AM

We played this twice and then wrapped it for Christmas!!!! I'm so freaking excited!


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 02:32 PM

@greenween I've been catching up on all of these older threads since I'm new here, this game looks really cool. It's the epitome of early '80s toys. The way they took a traditional board game and added simple electronics and RPG elements is pretty sweet. Board games and tabletop games are underrated, families still get together around that stuff even if it's dominos or checkers!

 

BTW I think it's really cool they made room in this forum for stuff like comics, old movies, classic toys and tabletop games. I think there's a lot more to Atari culture than classic gaming, it's everything that was going on at the time too.


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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:11 AM

She is now mine!!!
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Posted 06 February 2017 - 10:15 PM

Had 1 when I was a kid and have found 2 or 3 in the past few years at flea markets. I always wondered why hasbro has not remade this. When I made toys I was always thinking of a way to reboot it, but most of the games I made were for 6 year old girls...


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:08 PM

Don't forget the GCE Vectrex Dark Tower prototype game that never got released!

 

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:23 PM

vetxtrex seems like an odd platform for a Dark Tower game... There is also a flash version  I think I have seen some others http://www.voiceofth...TowerGames.aspx






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