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  1. 5 points
    Duckie25

    Games for Trade

    I love this attitude of a community. I was talking with some people (not on here) who were treating their love of Atari like a competition and not being at all helpful or friendly. They reminded me of a grumpy old lady who wouldnโ€™t share a recipe. ๐Ÿ˜
  2. 4 points
    I humbly submit my effort! Not the greatest, but it was a blast!! Looking forward to the next one! Link: Hey All! It's that time again! It's Atari/io High Score Squad Challenge! This time it's the Atari 7800 game, Pole Position II! Hop in those comments, and enjoy! Don't forget about the giveaway! (In the description) Link:
  3. 3 points
    You do not suck! Keep playing. Read @Justin's tips. I think we've all gotten a lot better over the past few weeks. I'm expecting @Sabertooth to surpass my score any day now.... But you're right. The paddles or driving controller support would have been awesome! And PS - Brakes??? I have no need for brakes! (I play using a 2600 joystick with only one button).
  4. 3 points
    Atari 5200 Guy

    Games for Trade

    I know @Justin will be happy to hear that. We all love Atari here. I love all video games but Atari things take top dog here. We enjoy playing the games to enjoy them but a little friendly competition is just that...to be friendly. It's not about winning or losing...it's how you play the game. They are a form of entertainment...they are meant to be enjoyed. No one should get hurt in any way playing these games. We should all live to see another day after playing a game and with a satisfied smile on our faces. Atari I/O is my online home. I've visited others similar but left due to all the negativity and drama. That doesn't exist here and I hope it stays that way. Grumpy old lady that wouldn't share a recipe? That sounds like my Grandmother. God love her. "How'd you make that, Granny?" Her answer? "Oh and pinch of this and a handful of that." Yea...that's what I thought. But she could make the best chocolate food items you ever put in your mouth. And while I'm here my nephews say "Hi!"
  5. 3 points
    socrates63

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    Toys R Us was my go-to in the early to mid-80s. I bought my 2600, 800, C64 (which I returned), and Vectrex at the Toys R Us in Southcenter Mall (Tukwila, WA). I didn't shop at the other toy stores like KB Toys. Thinking about it now, it's amazing how such a short amount of time has had such a large impact on my life. Growing up, my life mantra was the TRU slogan -- I don't want to grow up. I'm a Toys R Us kid. That's a mentality that has stayed with me my entire life.
  6. 3 points
    Atari 5200 Guy

    Hi from Winnipeg, Canada

    Welcome to Atari I/O @Duckie25. I know you'll love it here. Wait...there's more than just Atari out there?!? ๐Ÿ˜‰
  7. 2 points
    socrates63

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    It's a generational thing. In the 80s, we shopped at toy stores. I guess our grandparents mail-ordered from the Sears catalog. Did you know that computers were sold at computer "dealers"? PCs were not something that you can buy off the shelf like today. It was almost like buying a car. I remember helping my church to buy an AST 286 PC in the late 80s. We talked to a salesman and went over the different models and configurations, negotiated, and then placed our order. During the 90s, we saw the rise of mail-order PC manufacturers (Dell, Gateway, etc.) that changed that model. Nowadays, I wonder what kind of memories kids today are cultivating. It's all online shopping now.
  8. 2 points
    RickR

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    I know that mall! I've been there many times. It's huge. The very first Toys R Us in Oregon was the Clackamas store, which stayed open for over 30 years I think. Similar to @Gianna's post, it was a Spirit Halloween store last year, which was sad and ironic. A lot of the failed big-box stores have suffered that fate. I drove by that old Clackamas TRU store today, and it's being converted into a baby-stuff store (similar to Babies R Us I imagine). I guess that's good. Better than having it just sit empty forever.
  9. 2 points
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Become a digital daredevil in your living room with Atari's Stunt Cycle Home Console!
  10. 2 points
    Atari Creep

    Show Off Your Successful Trades!

    Huge thanks once again to @RickR for another fantastic deal. (cash deal not trade this time around.)
  11. 2 points
    They should have done that on the 2600 version as well. The only non-arcade ROM port of Pole Position to use analog controls is the 5200. So, I'm surprised people at Atari didn't think about using paddles for steering in Pole Position on both the 2600 and 7800.
  12. 2 points
    30,870 Wow, I suck ๐Ÿ˜† I wish this game supported CX30 Evolved paddle and used the second button to shift gears.
  13. 2 points
    Best time! Final lap! If you just read those words in an echoing "real male voice," then you may be a fan of the Jaguar-exclusive Super Burnout, perhaps the best racing game on the platform. Learn all about it the latest episode of the Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast. The next episode will feature Syndicate by Bullfrog. I've never actually plugged this cart into my Jaguar, so I'm hoping YOU (yes, you) have some memories you can share. If so, please post here, or e-mail your feedback to jaguar@gamebygamepodcast.com. Thanks!
  14. 2 points
    ๐Ÿ‘ Check out new I/O Member Retro Rich's YT channel, he's in the 2020 PPII Grand Prix:
  15. 2 points
    Gianna

    Games for Trade

    @Duckie25 I completely agree! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘
  16. 2 points
    Gianna

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    I have a lot of memories of going to toys r us with my mom. I would often get gift cards for holidays or my birthday, and over time they would stack up and I'd have a lot to spend! I remember the summer before 1st grade going with my mom and grandma, and what stands out to me about that trip was the Willy Wonka chocolate bar I was bought. It had a pretend gold ticket in the wrapper. Once we got to the car my little sister decided she wanted it and I was told to share, which made me mad. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I remember when I'd have a stack of gift cards I'd end up spending like 2 hours in the store figuring out what I wanted! Lots of Barbies, dolls, pretend food play sets, and tamagotchis were bought. Also, I remember getting a pink Nintendo DS along with Nintendogs. After the tru by me closed, it became a Spirit Halloween store for a few months. I remember going inside and feeling a bit sad. You could see where the aisles were based on the marks on the ground, and there were some signs left hanging. ๐Ÿ˜ž
  17. 2 points
    HDN

    Hi from Winnipeg, Canada

    Hey, @Duckie25! Welcome to the I/O! Glad to have you here. Atari 2600 is a great system to collect for. All the good games are common and cheap. I bet you won't have much trouble building your collection!
  18. 2 points
    Well, I'm at least in the 60k club now!
  19. 1 point
    Gianna

    What makes you most nostalgic?

    After reading @Justin 's post about Toys R Us I am feeling a bit nostalgic. Is there anything that makes you guys feel that way? Perhaps a time in your life, a vacation, certain music?
  20. 1 point
    HDN

    Tabletop Transformers Pinball!

    I was never a Transformers kind of guy, even after I got this on Christmas 2011 from a family friend. But I've kept this "pinball machine" all these years later because it's kind of cool. Obviously, it's not very complex. "Real pinball" is much more sophisticated. But I've always enjoyed it, even though there's no way to mute the 2-second music loop.
  21. 1 point
    socrates63

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    I'm not a drinker, but @Gianna I think we need to go to a bar and drink and reminisce ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿป Here's to our childhood memories and Geoffrey. May he live in our hearts and memories forever. We โค๏ธ you and miss you, Geoffrey.
  22. 1 point
    Increased my score a bit today. 39,070
  23. 1 point
    HDN

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    I obviously can't speak for them. Though I am technically a youth, my childhood is so radically different in some aspects that it is hard to compare. I don't think either of my parents got a smartphone before 2014. I was raised on obsolete media. I didn't even get my own phone until last year and still, it's an iPhone 5. I couldn't get Snapchat or Tiktok on there even if I wanted to (and BELIEVE ME, I don't want to).
  24. 1 point
    HDN

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    We still have a few "computer dealers" around here. It's a miracle they are still open.
  25. 1 point
    HDN

    Hi from Winnipeg, Canada

    @Duckie25 I am not Canadian like you are, but my good friend Wingoose is. You will see why we named him that. He's a wild goose that has become sort of our pet over quarantine. As you can see, he's never too far away than when he was last! This is also my I/O profile picture!
  26. 1 point
    It's been 5 days and still no 7800. I don't want to sound rude and complain but I wonder what's going on? I hope the guy isn't having any serious issues in his life.
  27. 1 point
    HDN

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    I never bought anything at TRU. Well, actually, there was this one time when I was either 3 or 4 years old. I went there with my grandparents and there was this pencil doodle thing with a trak pad that you wrote letters with or something. I loved that thing. It broke when I was maybe 6. Otherwise I have no memories there. I never went to many strictly-you stores when I was a young child.
  28. 1 point
    Duckie25

    Looking to trade?

    @socrates63 pretty much anything I donโ€™t already have...I know, thatโ€™s super helpful huh? ๐Ÿ˜ I am a sucker for Activision and would really like: Pitfall 2, Dolphin, Enduro, Frostbite, Plaque Attack. Although I would just be happy with anything thatโ€™s new to me.
  29. 1 point
    Duckie25

    Looking to trade?

    Here are my duplicates that I am looking to trade. Iโ€™m located in Canada...I donโ€™t know if that will scare people off or not (shipping is often more and takes longer). Combat Raiders of the Lost Ark Missile Command Defender Super Challenge Football Berzerk Ms Pac Man Asteroids Haunted House Space Attack Keystone Kapers Indy 500
  30. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    Games for Trade

    100% my friend. This response is what's up. Enjoy your stay and a wicked huge welcome!
  31. 1 point
    TrekMD

    The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast

    Awesome! Downloaded! I'll listen to it once I'm done with Ferg's latest episode.
  32. 1 point
    Duckie25

    Games for Trade

    Hi nephews! ๐Ÿ˜†
  33. 1 point
    Atari 5200 Guy

    Looking to trade?

    I'm currently out of dups or I'd hit on that Keystone Kapers. Good luck. I don't think that being in Canada would scare others off. I believe we have other Canada members on here.
  34. 1 point
    Gianna

    Who loves orange pop?

    Here is the Sprite that replaced it:
  35. 1 point
    Gianna

    Who loves orange pop?

    I'm not sure if this is similar, but it is orange flavored. McDonald's had HiC Orange Lavaburst, which is basically orange pop. They were (as far as I know) like the only place to carry it. A few years ago they decided to discontinue it and it was replaced with some tropical flavored Sprite. What the heck. The HiC was popular, and even my dad, who never drinks things like that, loved it and would sometimes make trips there just for the HiC. He was really bummed when it was discontinued, as I remember a lot of people were when it was announced. Ah, and now I'm thinking about French fries.
  36. 1 point
    Appparently 2600 Space Invaders would end up selling more copies of the game than systems that had been sold before it's launch. So I'm guessing Atari figured that other hot games would produce similar results. Selling home video games was uncharted territory, so I can give them a little leeway. After all, both ET and Pac-Man where huge sellers (just not as much as they hoped) and if they made more Space Invaders than systems at the time, they would've looked smart. However overproduction in a market that would become super-saturated did lead to the downfall of Atari and the video game crash. You live and learn...and sometimes take an entire industry down with you. I think the differences between 2600 and 5200 pacman can be chalked up at least in part to the freedom the individual programmers had. On one hand that freedom led to some great games. On the other hand, it threw a moldy Creamsicle onto the background of Pac-Man. Oh well.
  37. 1 point
    HDN

    2020 Tiger Handheld Re-Releases

    64 bits. 32 bits. 16 bits. 8 bits. 4 bits, 2 bits, 1 bit, half bit, quarter bit, THE WRIST GAMES!!!!! But seriously I've heard nothing but terrible things about Tiger games. I think the only one I've played was Bartman, and that wasn't great. But I love LCD games so much I'm pro-rereleases.
  38. 1 point
    TrekMD

    How is everyone doing?

    You should. Voltron is really excellent. Transformers is cool but rather dark. Not the usual Transformers show but well done. I have two more episodes to watch. Then I'll start watching High Score! ๐Ÿ™‚
  39. 1 point
    TrekMD

    How is everyone doing?

    I watched some episodes of Transformers: War for Cybertron Siege on Netflix and I'm now rewatching Voltron Legendary Defender but not for much longer. I need to head to bed and just make a hole in the bed until late tomorrow morning! LOL
  40. 1 point
    socrates63

    How is everyone doing?

    Allergies ugh! Rest up! May the ๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ  swim strong and bite hard on your bait tomorrow, @HDN.
  41. 1 point
    HDN

    How is everyone doing?

    @socrates63 Just chilling and listening to a podcast. I'm heading out early for a fishing trip tomorrow. Well, early in Harry time that is! Yeah, but I'm doing good. Just took a Benedryl for my allergies (always terrible at this time of year) so I won't be awake for long, even if I tried!
  42. 1 point
    socrates63

    How is everyone doing?

    Wrapping up Friday night with a couple of 2600 homebrews and a hack(?). Voice enhanced Berzerk for the 2600 sounds really good ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Not a bad relaxing way to unwind and head into the weekend. I might catch an episode of the original Twilight Zone before calling it a night ๐Ÿ“บ What's everyone up to on a Friday night?
  43. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Hi from Winnipeg, Canada

    Welcome aboard!
  44. 1 point
    ๐ŸŽฎ I used to dislike the 7800 Control Pad but ever since we started Pole Position II it's been really growing on me
  45. 1 point
    Here are a few Pro-Tips for breaking 70,000 Points on Seaside in Pole Position II: Qualify By Getting The Pole Position First The difference between Qualifying in 2nd and Qualifying with the Pole Position is starting the race with an extra 2,000 Points. That makes all the difference at the end when you're trying to squeeze every last point you can out of the game. Passing Cars Is How You Rack Up Extra Points Get to the end as quickly as you can (banking time gives you bonus points for every second left on the clock!) and pass as many cars as you can on the way. At the end of the game you receive a bonus of 50 Passing Points for ever car you pass. Those points really add up. Driving On The Grass Is Okay Sometimes there's no choice. You quickly approach two or three cars that are blocking your path. You can either squeeze through, crash, slow down, drive on the grass to pass them. Driving on the slows you down, but if you only do it for a second to get around a cluster of cars it's not that bad. Upshift at 100 mph Shift it into Hi Gear when you hit 100 mph for the optimal shift. This really needs to happen at 120 mph, but you accelerate so fast that the hand/eye coordination time it takes to hit 100 mph and press the d-pad or joystick to upshift times it perfectly. Doing this will give you smooth, orchestral acceleration for optimal shifting and better time. Watch Out For Signs Signs are conveniently placed at the outer bend of the trickiest curves. Memorize where the signs are, drive into the curves and let off the gas for a sec so you don't slide into them. And if you drive on the grass, look out for signs! They'll end your great run quickly. You Might Have To Crash To Reach 70,000 Points This is the most intriguing thing about reaching 70,000 Points on Seaside. I raced five times last night, and did really well each time. The first four tries were near-perfect runs. I Qualified with the Pole Position and started the race with 14,000 Points already racked up. I drove swiftly through the course. I passed a ton of cars. And I never crashed. It was on my fifth and final run that I rubbed tires with another car and crashed out. "I still have plenty of time banked on the clock, I might be able to finish this!" I thought. So I kept going. I drove through the next two laps and got to the end with time to spare. When the bonus points were added up at the end, it looked like I had passed a few more cars than on my previous runs. Is this because I crashed? Is there something in the game that gives you more cars to pass as you're getting back up to speed after a crash? ๐Ÿค”
  46. 1 point
    Pitfall 2 has sold.
  47. 1 point
    Sabertooth

    The Atari Jaguar Game by Game Podcast

    Hi Shinto, I reviewed Super Burnout in a Member Blog post here at Atari.io some time ago. Here are my thoughts from that post. "Super Burnout is a solid if somewhat shallow racer. The game looks good, sounds good and controls well but it is otherwise very straightforward. Arcade-style time challenges, checkpoints and bike customization/upgrades may have done more to flesh out the game. As a technical achievement and an example of how the Jaguar handles 2D, Super Burnout is a showpiece. It's arguably the best racer on the system and is enjoyable in both single-player or versus mode. I hesitate to call it a "must-have" but if you like sport bikes and racing games, it's well worth your time." Thanks for reading!
  48. 0 points
    Gianna

    Toys "R" Us Memories

    @socrates63 me too. That picture is sad ๐Ÿ˜ž
  49. 0 points
    TrekMD

    Toys "R" Us Memories

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