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  1. 9 points
    Hey guys! I am just your average Retro Gaming fan! Grew up with the Intellivision, Commodore 64 and Atari 2600. Still love to collect and play and I also have a YouTube channel called Brian's Man Cave where I show off and play Retro consoles and games My buds The Atari Creep, The No Swear Gamer and ArcadeUSA often mention t his forum on their channels, so I decided to hop on board. Here is my latest video about The Atari Creep:
  2. 7 points
    RockyRaccoon

    Greetings! Hello! Salutations!

    I'm new around here! My name is 'Dan' but I go by the online moniker 'Rocky Raccoon'. I've been collecting since about my teen years. I am currently 34. I like collecting a heck of a whole lot, and have a varied collection of consoles. My favorite era is probably the mid eighties, onwards. The first two machines I ever played on we're an Atari 2600 in my dad's basement on a B&W TV, and my Dad's Commodore 64. My favorite retrogame series is The Fantasy Zone series of games. I was first introduced to collecting through a dear old friend back in MA, USA, and have been in the hobby since. I've been learning to get into the technical side of the hobby-- learning to fix consoles-- diagnose problems and fix them, though I still have a long ways to go-- though I do have a background in electronic schematic reading thanks to CAD courses I took in high school that have generally helped me a bunch there. I learned about this place primarily through the NoSwearGamer on Youtube where this place was mentioned once in a while, and decided to come check it out. I also hang around AtariAge with the same user name.
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    Congratulations Kid A! Congratulations @Kid A on your awesome score! Great game guys, Sonic was a real blast! I hope everybody enjoyed our Summer Pizza Party Weekend and got to enjoy a slice or two yourself. Congrats to everyone who played! I'd like to encourage Kid A to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Super Nintendo on July 1st! See you there! SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SINGLE LIFE RUN FINAL STANDINGS 1 KID A 200,770 2 NO SWEAR GAMER 130,060 3 CONTROL ISSUES 112,950 4 LAUREN TYLER 31,720 5 ATARI CREEP 29,620 6 ATARILBC 11,200
  4. 7 points
    John Champeau proves once again why he's the best at doing arcade ports for the VCS (and puts the 7800 version to shame in the process):
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    Willie!

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

  7. 6 points
    What this guy did is incredible. 🤯 Hats off to him.
  8. 6 points
    Congratulations Rick R! Congratulations @RickR on your fantastic score! These scores were out of this world! I hope everybody enjoyed our Summer Pizza Party Weekend and got to enjoy a slice or two yourself. Congrats to everyone who played! I'd like to encourage RickR to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Super Nintendo on July 1st! See you there! SPACE INVADERS FINAL STANDINGS 1 RICKR 9,095 2 KAMAKAZI20012 5,640 3 CONTROL ISSUES 3,800 4 GREENWEEN 3,350 5 GRAY DEFENDER 3,120 6 TREK MD 2,855 7 CHAS10E 1,765 8 ATARILBC 1,635 9 LAUREN TYLER 1,520 10 ATARI CREEP 1,510 11 STORM SURGE 1,000
  9. 6 points
    Justin

    Squad Challenge - Tetris (NES)

    Congratulations Kid A! Congratulations @Kid A on your score! How was Tetris this round? I'd like to offer "Rick R Jr." a very special welcome to the forums for participating in this Squad Challenge. I hope everybody enjoyed our Summer Pizza Party Weekend and got to enjoy a slice or two yourself. Congrats to everyone who played! I'd like to encourage Kid A to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next High Score Squad Challenge will be for the Super Nintendo on July 1st! See you there! TETRIS FINAL STANDINGS 1 KID A 280,835 2 STORM SURGE 62,442 3 GREENWEEN 59,358 4 ATARILBC 49,285 5 RICKR JR. 32,668 6 CONTROL ISSUES 31,883 7 ATARI CREEP 31,705 8 LAUREN TYLER 27,074 9 RICKR 22,670 10 KAMAKAZI20012 15,583
  10. 6 points
    Justin

    ATARI I/O SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL!

    SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL! 🕹️ 🍺 🍕 A CELEBRATION OF PIZZA, GAMES & SUMMER 🍕 🍺 🕹️ ____________ SIDEWALK SALE Buy, Sell & Trade! This is a great time to tidy up and let go of dupes in your collection! Polish up those spares and trades, take photos and post them in the Marketplace! We’ll spread the word that NOW is a great time to check out the new items in the Marketplace. Even if you only have a few items, now is a great time to get them listed, make a trade, check out what others have up, and maybe make a new friend in the process. 🍕 PIZZA PARTY Sample your favorite local pizza and celebrate summer with pizza and games! Invite a friend over for pizza and games at home, or go out to your local pizzeria for a fun night! Share photos in the forums and lets hear about your favorite local pizza place! What's your regional flavor? Is it New York Style, Chicago Deep Dish, Genuine California Pizza? Let’s see that pizza place game room! If you’re eating at home, project Warlords up on the side of your house for an amazing game with friends. It’s a good time to invite new friends to join the Forums. 🍕 LIVESTREAMS Content creators! Livestream pizza & games night from home, or check in LIVE from your local pizzeria with your mobile device. We’ll be there for the action! 🍕 3x HIGH SCORE SQUAD CHALLENGES 3 spectacular Squad Challenges running simultaneously thru the long weekend. Participate in as many of them as you want! 🍕 PLAY-IT-FORWARD Randomly donate/give/send a classic game to someone who might enjoy it, or support your favorite Atari I/O Content Creator with a generous donation on Patreon or PayPal. The spirit of Play-It-Forward is to promote classic gaming while being generous to those who could use a little generosity. This will not be an opportunity for mooches and grifters to pester forum members for free games or insinuate as much. 🍕 "Pizzas, and greasy joysticks, pitcher of root beer and high scores, that’s what it’s all about" - BTB Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd
  11. 6 points
    Pizza pic adds 100 points to your score. I agree with you on the moving shields. They get in the way. But once you get to the level where the invaders start at the lowest level...you die very quickly.
  12. 6 points
    True Story, back in the day I rented from a store that had an amazing selection of games, I rented Tengen Tetris one day, loved it, a week later I returned to rent it again, I could not find it, I asked the clerk, he said pointed to the Nintendo Tetris, I was thrown off at first and said "Er, no, I don't think that is the one, the one I rented was not made by Nintendo". Long story short, he denied they had, OR EVER HAD any other version, even me clearly stating you DID because I rented it, he was trying (for some reason) to cover so hard "Are you sure it was HERE you rented it?", he absolutely would not budge on it, insisted they never had any other version so I just dropped it. Only years later, when I would come to read articles and info in magazines etc, would I learn the story of TENGEN TETRIS and TENGEN themselves, now I still do not know WHY exactly this occurred, maybe the clerk bought (or stole?) the TENGEN version because he had learned that TENGEN would have to pull sales? Maybe the store was ordered to PULL the game off their shelf? But in either of those cases WHY claim they NEVER had it in the first place? So whatever the reason I can only suspect wrong doing on the clerk or store managers part because of their behavior acting like they were never in possession of the game, like it was some highly illegal item like plutonium or something 😜. Anyways, carry on, was not my intention to disrupt this thread but all this talk about TETRIS, OFFICIAL, TENGEN etc, just brought back that silly memory that comes back whenever I hear the TENGEN name lol. FEEL FREE TO MOVE THIS to OFF TOPIC or perhaps WEIRD STORIES under CLASSIC GAMING or something.......CARRY ON GUYS. 😆😎🍻
  13. 6 points
    nosweargamer

    NSG's 2019 Sidewalk Sale

    Prices are good through the end of the month (June 2019). Prices include shipping. Trades are welcome. These items are also available for sale on ebay, and you can see pictures there, but if you buy on ebay, it will cost more. Pictures on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/sch/integritygames/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= Chase The Chuckwagon (Loose, Atari 2600) $75 Cosmic Corridor (Loose, Rough Label, Atari 2600) $25 Title Match Pro Wrestling (New, Atari 2600) $15 Super Football (Atari 2600, Loose $5, New $8) Jackbox Party Pack (360, New) $8 Dragon Trap or Football Tomy Pocket Games - $10 each or both for $16 Pac-Man MGA B&W LCD Mini Arcade Game - $9
  14. 6 points
    RickR

    Storms Giveaway 2 Haul!!!

    My stuff arrived today too. THANK YOU STORMSURGE!! Here's a pic, including Creep's falsies.
  15. 6 points
    StormSurge

    Jeopardy

    Is anyone else besides me swept up in James-mania? In case you haven't heard, the current champ is obliterating the Jeopardy record books. After 9 games, he already owns the top 3 single day earnings records. He's a machine. Ken Jennings holds the total earnings record in 74 games. James is on pace to break that record somewhere in the 20 game range. It's like Jordan, Tiger & Ruth in their primes, all rolled into one. Here's the first time he broke it (he's done it two more times & I have a feeling he's not done yet):
  16. 6 points
    kamakazi20012

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Here's what has been taken. List is continued from SS's list on first page. chas10e - Kool Aid Man & Elevator Action nosweargamer - Joust (NES) & Friday The 13th (NES) Atari Creep - MegaForce and Turmoil (Atari 2600) Mr Toon - Stampede & Jungle Hunt (Atari 2600) Gray Defender - Passed Control Issues - Golgo 13 (NES) and Zaxxon (2600) greenween - D&D (Intv) & Bayou Billy (NES) BlackCatz40 - Othello & Mario Bros. (2600) BlackCatz40 - Soccer (2600) & Sneak King (360) greenween - Tutankham & Blackjack (2600) Control Issues - PGA 3 (Gen) & Generator (DC) GRay Defender - Kinectimals (360) & Win Lose or Draw (NES) I hope this helps.
  17. 6 points
    atarilbc

    New (to me) Car

    When I was out of town for the holidays, I left my car parked with my soon to be ex-wife at the house. Living downtown now, I can't leave it in the same space for more than a day or two. I figure, I still own (and pay for) the driveway, right? She drove it and parked it overnight at a Christmas party where it got sideswiped. The driver didn't leave a note so I had to make a claim under insurance. If it were a normal car, it would've been a fix of about $4,000, but because it was an EV (a LEAF) there are special battery handling requirements that made it a total loss. I was shocked, frankly. So I went a month without a car. I live close to work and bike a lot so it wasn't horrible but getting across town on transit or out to LA or Orange County was a pain. And then there's the rain. So last weekend, after 8 years of driving a zero emission vehicle, I returned to the dark side of fossil fuel with this gently used MINI Cooper S 4-door. The MINI has 189HP and was the closest thing I could find with the zippiness and immediacy of an EV. I will really have to watch my speed though as I keep blowing past 80 without feeling it. They actually have a "speed warning" that you can set to your MPH of choice. It's currently on 90. 😂😂😂 Anyway, a week in and I'm really loving it. It's decidedly retro with chrome toggle switches everywhere and bonnet stripes. It has super tight handling and is a dream on the freeway. It might be too much fun, really. Aside from the red, it's not exactly a midlife crisis car but it's as close as I am likely to get.
  18. 6 points
    Congratulations RadioPoultry! Congratulations @RadioPoultry on an excellent run! Super Mario Land is possibly one of the most important killer aps of all time, which along with Tetris helped launch the Game Boy to stratospheric dominance. For many of us this was the first Mario sequel we got to play, and we really loved joining Mario in a new adventure of ancient ruins, giant crabs, flying stone heads and strange creatures! I can never see the stone heads of Easter Island without thinking of playing this game out by the pool. Super Mario Land was our first GameBoy Squad Challenge, as well as our first Single-Life Run. I wasn't sure if we'd have a good turnout for our first Game Boy game, it was great to see so many of you jump in on this Challenge! @RadioPoultry won the Squad Challenge with a high score of 198,500. @Kid A was right on his tail with an incredible 181,390. @atarilbc brought his A-Game with his Lunchtime Unwinds, posting a high score of 87,510. @ThatBuffGamer posted an impressive 69,340. I showed up with @kamakazi20012, @Atari Creep and @RickR to post our best! Congrats to everyone who played! I'd encourage RadioPoultry to post his new high score on the Scoreboard, and maybe this Challenge can continue on! Our next Squad Challenge will be for the Atari ST. 2019 will be changing it up in High Score Squad with new challenges for Lynx, SNES, Genesis, Master System, Atari ST, Jaguar, 5200, TurboGrafx-16, Intellivision, ColecoVision, Game Boy and much much more, in addition to the usual lineup of video game systems. We may even have an Arcade challenge! Be ready to play all of these game systems, we'll be breaking new ground with more interesting Squad Challenges coming up very soon and throughout the year, and we hope to see you there. Way to go everybody! SUPER MARIO LAND SINGLE LIFE RUN FINAL STANDINGS 1 RADIO POULTRY 198,500 2 KID A 181,390 3 ATARILBC 87,510 4 THAT BUFF GAMER 69,340 5 JUSTIN 52,410 6 KAMAKAZI20012 46,610 7 ATARI CREEP 38,200 8 RICKR 15,680
  19. 6 points
    178010
  20. 6 points
    Willie!

    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    Big thanks to my Secret Santa! Getting closer to having a complete CIB set of Atari 2600 Arcade ports! This package made my day (Willie! has not been in the best of spirits :P)
  21. 6 points
    btbfilms76

    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    Merry Christmas Kid A! Be looking in the mail for your card and I hope to see you in Pixel Vault Games soon!
  22. 6 points
    jmjustin6

    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    Wow! Thanks alot rick. I have heard great thing about the uncharted games and I've only played like 30 min of the 3rd one. I always wanted to get them all and play them. Thanks!
  23. 6 points
    Atari Creep

    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    HUGE thanks to No Swear Gamer. He knocked it out of the park with this package. Words can't express my gratitude. THANK YOU I tried my best not to cuss but a few slipped out. SORRY!!!!!!!
  24. 6 points
    correagonzalez

    Atari I/O Secret Santa 2018!

    Btw I received my secret Santa!!! Thanks! Hope my gift gets to the lucky one by tomorrow
  25. 6 points
    308 I hope I did the video right. Final score is at 1:49. CanyonBomber.mp4
  26. 6 points
    I was practicing a bit this past week. This is a game I didn't like, until this HSS informed me I was playing it wrong! I didn't realize it wasn't timed based, but missed shot based! Really changed things. All this time I thoughts it was a boring button masher... Here's my best score. Ironically, I ignored trying to keep up with the computer and ended up trouncing the cheater (since he is allowed to miss as much as he wants)! 1142 (Atari GH Vol 2, played on my 3DS)
  27. 5 points
    chas10e

    The 2019 Retro Swap Box

    The cards are tractor fed but I use an old-timey typewriter
  28. 5 points
    The guys from ChampGames are currently working on an amazing home port of Galaga for the Atari 2600. I know NSG posted about it but this deserves its own thread. Head to the thread in AA to get the demo binary: Champ Games - Galaga 2600
  29. 5 points
    One of the greatest games ever, in my top 5.
  30. 5 points
    Pizza's here let the Party BEGIN!!
  31. 5 points
    kamakazi20012

    Squad Challenge - Tetris (NES)

    There's some truth behind the story @Justin mentioned about renting Tengen's Tetris. The area I grew up in had a chain of video rental stores called Vision Video. They had the Tengen version of Tetris. I rented it twice in a row. It was because of this game I discovered Tengen. I rented it twice in a row. I went to rent it a third time and the rental store refused to rent it again. I asked why? They did give me an honest answer, though. If the store wanted to continue to rent out Nintendo games the store had to remove any games that were not licensed by Nintendo. It was Nintendo's "rule". That was the answer they gave me. I asked if it could be purchased to which they answered with a solid no that it had to be sent back to Nintendo to be destroyed. Such a sad fate for a great game. That also went for Super Sprint and other Tengen Games that were actually good games. I'm surprised to learn decades later that some Tengen games survived. It's why I'm hellbent on finding any Tengen games for the NES I can. I would still like to know how after the lawsuits Tengen did manage to get a few of their games as official releases.
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    Hi! Long time no see! 😉
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    💰 Have you ever found a Red Quarter? What did you think it was? Red quarters are known as “shills”, “house coins” or “freebies.” If you’ve ever found an old quarter that was painted red, (usually dated before the ‘90s) those were used in Arcades to count free plays. Whenever the machine ate your quarter without giving you your game, you’d tell the attendant who would give you a free game to make up for it. Sometimes they had the key to open the coin mech and hit the switch, but in many cases Arcade owners didn’t trust their teenaged employees to have coin mech keys where they could reach in there and grab a fist full of quarters. Instead, Arcades would have extra quarters called “shills” or “house coins” used for this purpose. Sometimes these could also be found in laundromats and diners with jukeboxes. House coins were painted red so that at the end of each week, when all the quarters were counted from the coin box, they would subtract the red quarters from their earnings and return them to the attendants to be used again. Over time most of these quarters have made their way back into circulation. The next time you come across a red quarter dated before the early 1990s set it aside! You never know if that quarter worked long hours at an old Tilt or Aladdin’s Castle somewhere.
  35. 5 points
    StormSurge

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Okay, here we go! The draft order is below. Some ground rules: I won't put a time limit on the picks, but try to be as efficient as possible. I realize everyone is located all over the map and keep varied hours, so there's no expectation on my end. Consoles/handhelds/lightswitches count as one pick, TWO (2) games count as a pick, FOUR (4) manuals count as a pick. Trading of picks is allowed. If you want to move up & offer up later picks, by all means, offer away. You may pass on your pick. Post your selections in this thread. Both Skyrim 360 games count as one game. Games that had matching manuals in the loose pile of manuals will now be included with the game.. My only goal is to get rid of everything. 😀 I THINK that covers everything. If there are any questions, please ask away. HAVE FUN!! The Loot: fergojisan - Luigi's Mansion & Mario Golf (GC) kamakazi20012 - Xbox 360 RickR - Alien 2600 CIB & SW Rebel Strike (GC) chas10e - Pigs in Space (2600) & Bomberman (NES) nosweargamer - TMNT III (NES) & Mario Kart Double Dash (GC) Atari Creep - Gamecube Mr Toon - Wii GRay Defender - Family Feud (Genesis) & Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (360) Control Issues - Altered Beast (Genesis) & Mario Bros. (NES) greenween - NES Willie! - Mattel Electronic Football BlackCatz40 - GI Joe: Cobra Strike (2600) & Activision Decathalon (2600) BlackCatz40 - Miniature Golf (2600) & Trick Shot (2600) Willie! - Tandyvision greenween - Ms. Pac Man Plug & Play Control Issues - River City Ransom (NES) & Ghostbusters (2600) GRay Defender - Jeopardy! (X360) & The Simpsons: Bart vs. The World (NES) Mr Toon - Atlantis (Int.) & Metal Gear (NES) Atari Creep - Astrosmash (Int.) & Mission X (Int.) nosweargamer - 3-D Worldrunner (NES) & Double Dare (NES) chas10e - Arcade Controller Lightswitch RickR - Xevious (NES) & Commando (NES) kamakazi20012 - Dr. Mario (NES) & Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (NES) kamakazi20012 - Gauntlet (NES) & Halo CE Anniversary (X360) RickR - Cobra Triangle (NES) & Gyromite (NES) chas10e - Kool Aid Man (2600) & Elevator Action (NES) nosweargamer - Joust (NES) & Friday the 13th (NES) Atari Creep - Mega Force (2600) & Turmoil (2600) Mr Toon - Stampede (2600) & Jungle Hunt (2600) GRay Defender - PASS Control Issues - Golgo 13 (NES) & Zaxxon (2600) greenween - Dungeons & Dragons (Int.) & Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES) BlackCatz40 - Othello (2600) & Mario Bros. (2600) BlackCatz40 - Championship Soccer (2600) & Sneak King (X360) greenween - Tutankham (2600) & Blackjack (2600) Control Issues - PGA Tour III (Genesis) & Generator Demo (Dreamcast) GRay Defender - Win, Lose or Draw (NES) & Kinectimals (X360) Mr Toon - Laser Blast (2600) & Skiing (2600) Atari Creep - Chopper Command (2600) & Moon Patrol (2600) nosweargamer - Super High Impact Football (Genesis) & Tecmo Super Bowl (Genesis) chas10e - Cars (X360) & Lego Indiana Jones (X360) RickR - PGA European Tour (Genesis) & Jack Nicklaus 18 Holes (NES) kamakazi20012 - Bioshock (X360) & Spy Hunger (NES) kamakazi20012 - Wheel of Fortune (X360) & Family Feud (X360) RickR - Super Football (2600) & Dolphin (2600) chas10e - Donkey Kong Jr. (2600) & PASS nosweargamer - Gopher (2600) & NES Manuals (Ninja Gaiden, Bad Dudes, Bad Street Brawler, 1942) Atari Creep - Riddle of the Sphinx (2600) & Sneak 'n Peak (2600) Mr Toon - Mouse Trap (2600) & Dragster (2600) GRay Defender - Skyrim (X360) & Hoops (NES) Control Issues - Battlezone (2600) & Carnival (2600) greenween - Horse Racing (Int.) & Towering Inferno (2600) BlackCatz40 - RS Soccer (2600) & RS Tennis (2600) BlackCatz40 - International Soccer (2600) & Human Cannonball (2600) greenween - Wheel of Fortune (NES) & Word Zapper (2600) Control Issues - Sky Jinks (2600) & Sky Diver (2600) GRay Defender - Grand Theft Auto V (X360) & Indy 500 (2600) Mr Toon - Fallout 3 (X360) & Tennis (2600) Atari Creep - Barnstorming (2600) & Starmaster (2600) nosweargamer - Super Mario Bros (NES) & NES Manuals (Amagon, Bandai Golf, Skate or Die & Wrath of the Black Manta) chas10e - Phineas & Ferb Quest for Cool Stuff (X360) RickR - Boxing (2600) & Kangaroo (2600) kamakazi20012 - Bioshock Infinite (X360) & Air Sea Battle (2600) kamakazi20012 - Slot Racers (2600) & Space War (2600) RickR - RS Volleyball (2600) & Astroblast (2600) chas10e - Combat (2600) Mr Toon - Space Invaders (2600) GRay Defender - Puss In Boots (X360) & Video Chess (2600) Control Issues - Halo 3 (X360) & RS Boxing (2600) greenween - NES Manuals (1942 & Phantasy Star II map) BlackCatz40 - Dreamcast Web Browser & Street Racer (2600) BlackCatz40 - RS Football (2600) & Star Raiders (2600) chas10e - Max Payne 3 (X360) RickR - SQ Earthworld (2600) & Swordquest Fireworld (2600)
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    greenween

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Happy Birthday StormSurge!
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    chas10e

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    alrghty then: "Cars" (xb360) & " Lego Indiana Jones " (xb360) @RickR-b-next I concur
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    Atari Creep

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    @Mr Toon see what you did? Now neither of us have it. Hope you're happy now. haha
  39. 5 points
    greenween

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Just got home from work. I'm going to figure out what's left and post my picks soon.
  40. 5 points
    nosweargamer

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    They have not been taken, so they are yours! @greenween is next!
  41. 5 points
    fergojisan

    Storm's Giveaway - THE PICKS!

    Thank you Matt! I will pick Luigi's Mansion and Mario Golf for Gamecube.
  42. 5 points
    Control Issues

    Hi there...

    New here, obviously. Saw the posts on Twitter and followed. Didn't realize it was a forum until I saw the post about the chat and decided to check it out. Thought, "Oh, they're doing a TurboGrafx R-Type scoring thing... I wanna put in a score." 😃 I'm in the East Texas area, about two hours East of Dallas. Been playing video games since my family first got a pong clone in the late 70s/early 80s. Been collecting for about 25 years or so, but still don't have a huge collection. Too many consoles, too many games, not enough money. The usual. Been member of the AtariAge forums for about ten years. Figured I'd branch out some. Pic is of me at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco Texas. It's a great place to visit if you're in the Dallas area.
  43. 5 points
    This is the Comlynx Cable I bought on a trip to Toys R Us with my family late one Friday night after school in the Fall of 1993. It was my first Lynx purchase and one of the first things I ever bought as a retrogamer. I had this tradition: Whenever I was super excited to get a new video game system, I would start my collection with something very small. Maybe an inexpensive game, or an accessory on clearance. That way, at least I’d have a little something to bring home and start my Lynx collection. It was something to pick up and look at a million times while I mowed lawns and saved up all summer to buy an Atari Lynx system and a few good games. I was 11 or 12 years old and it was my way of planting my flag in the ground and declaring “Hey everybody, this is the next frontier of my collection and YES I’m going to do this!” It was no easy task to save up $200-$300 when you’re a kid and this was my way of getting amped up and committing to saving up for a big purchase! I was planting the seeds of my collection. I bought this Comlynx Cable for $9 on that first night. The following Friday I returned to Toys R Us and bought a Lynx Sun Visor ($3) Lynx Pouch ($9) and Lynx Battery Pack ($14). I came home and placed everything on my shelf next to my Atari 2600 and 7800 collection - in a new “Lynx corner”. 26 Years later I still have this little Comlynx Cable, I just posted this on our Atari I/O Instagram account and I’m excited to be able to share this with you. My Comlynx Cable is like the $1 bill they have taped on the wall at every Chinese restaurant, it’s only a dollar but it’s the first dollar they ever made. I was just beginning my journey as a retrogamer, and trips to Toys R Us were the epicenter of my classic gaming passion. It was 1993, the 16-Bit console wars were raging and I was just waking up to the realization of “wait, hold up.. whatever happened to Atari?” Atari used to be everywhere… and somehow now it was gone entirely, with the exception of a few Lynx items in Toys R Us. I started visiting Toys R Us to see what Atari stuff I could find. After all, I hadn’t really looked for Atari stuff in a number of years, maybe I had missed something? By this time, there was nothing to be found of Atari 2600, 5200 or 7800 items. I found out later that whatever was left had all been clearanced out to make room on the shelf for Super Nintendo. The only classic Atari items I could find were off-brand “Gemeni” joysticks and paddle controllers, and an older-style TV switch box. Toys R Us still had Atari Lynx though, and that was enough. At the time, the bright colorful graphics and sound seemed amazing compared to Game Boy. I always found myself drawn to the niche video game stuff in Toys R Us, the Lynx stuff and the TurboGrafx stuff that was sooo good, but unloved and about to go on clearance. The Comlynx Cable was a multiplayer cable that let up to 8 Lynx units chain together for multiplayer games. Comlynx was originally developed to run over infrared links but was changed to a cable-based networking system before the final release. When players walked through the beam, the link would be interrupted. Todd's Adventures in Slime World was the first recordable 8-Player co-op game, and the only 8-Player game for the Atari Lynx.
  44. 5 points
    Jake

    NSG's April Giveaway!

    Easter eggs!
  45. 5 points
    RickR

    Restoring a Big Trak

    I just purchased a Milton Bradley Big Trak on ebay. It was in broken/parts/as-is condition. The price was right, and I thought it would be fun to try and restore it. For those that are unfamiliar -- the Big Trak was an electronically programmable toy vehicle from 1982. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Trak I always wanted one, thanks to commercials like this: I thought I could skip the apple and deliver a beer to my father. Alas, the budget would never allow for this purchase. Until now! Well, the Big Trak arrived yesterday. As advertised, in pretty sad shape. Lots of dirt and grime, a broken battery terminal, and worst of all, a broken front axle. So I immediately got busy. I took apart the wheels and applied some epoxy to that broken axle. Everything removed got washed. Next steps are to take the top off and see what's going on with the electronics. And replace that battery terminal. I've got mixed expectations. I think at the low end, I may end up with a Big Trak that is cosmetically good, but doesn't work. I'd be ok with that...it will look great on a shelf. Best case, I get it fully working. The main body section, not yet opened: Broken battery connector: Fixing Axel Foley. Using a lot of epoxy will make it stronger, and it will still fit in it's slot. Removed parts have been washed.
  46. 5 points
    I reached 89K on my stream the other night so I set my new goal for 100K. I set my new PB a short while ago: 146,770. I reached the 4th Key and stumbled a bit. Nonetheless, I'm thrilled with this run.
  47. 5 points
    RickR

    Brian's Man Cave

    I won an indy 500 tournament once.
  48. 5 points
    gbrsean

    Games to Trade

    I collect 2600,5200,7800 and Intellivision games... here are some of the 2600's I have to trade... let me know what you have. Thanks Sean
  49. 5 points
  50. 5 points
    Kid A

    Gaming history in my hands!

    I can't believe I got to hold this piece of gaming history, let alone it being in my apartment and even being displayed with the rest of my games! This is totally awesome!
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