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M-Network 1982 ‪Atari‬ 2600 Catalog


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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:33 PM

Here's another one that I posted to my facebook and twitter.

M-Network game cartridges are my least favorite design due to the tiny labels and the difficulty in storing them due to their Intellivison cartridge shell Frankensteined to fit in a 2600.

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#2 Yo-Yo

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:05 PM

These are gorgeous, thanks for sharing!!
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#3 Arenafoot

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 07:46 PM

saw these on your FB page.........I've always loved those M Network boxes!!!!


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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.


#4 RickR

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:22 PM

The coolest M-Network thing is how you can play Astroblast with either a joystick OR paddle.   And in paddle mode, the game is fantastic, IMO.  That makes the M-Network version even better than the real Intellivision version.  Sorry Rowsdower.  The rest of the M-Network games are great, but original INTV versions are better.


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#5 AtariBrian

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:26 PM

Nothing beats jumping from lily pad to lily pad catchin' flies!


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#6 nosweargamer

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 11:18 PM

Thanks guys! As I scan more of my stuff, I will try to share it here.


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#7 Atari Adventure Square

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:53 AM

When Mattel ported their proprietary titles to the VCS, it was like we had stepped into a better world, an (Atari) Age of Aquarius, a peace-among-men environment, a world where the scientist approaches the invading monsterbeast and does not get ate up or zapped to little-bitty dust (OK, that would never happen).

 

It was almost incredible to us atarians cuz our families couldn't afford both consoles (the 2600 and Intellivision - that was it) but the Tron titles were so futuro-cool and essential, Lock N'Chase was Pac-Man next-gen (just smush pac and Mouse Trap together), and  - yeah Brian - froggy action for everyone!

 

M-Network might've simply been a logical marketing step, but after the Plimpton put-downs, where Mattel's Maserati zoomed past our sweet Volks beetle and shrieked donuts in our coughing face, as all we atari younglings ever wanted was to have fun, it was the 8-bit bullies handing over *their* lunch and everybody realizing the basic components of a successful title can indeed be broken down to simpler, blockier science and still be effective.

 

And - we get to play as Tron on our reliable VCS, get to smash the falling astros just like the rich people do.

 

It was peace and love, man.

Joysticks and discpads in harmony.


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#8 RickR

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:56 AM

AAS is like a poet; am I right? Peace and love indeed.
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#9 Rowsdower70

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 09:30 AM

Yes, this was Intellivision's big hug for Atari fans.


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#10 Arenafoot

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 11:18 PM

Yes, this was Intellivision's big hug for Atari fans.

agreed!


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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