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  1. 4 points
    1Littlebeast

    Hello From Ohio

    Hello everyone Glad to be apart of Atari.io Huge retro and current gen nerd 😃. What's Everyone favorite Arcade to play? Mines gotta be Tapper whenever i go to the Barcades i make it a mission to play it.
  2. 4 points
    I picked up a Samsung GX TV in working order and decent cosmetic condition. I remember when these came out and it's as ridiculous now as it was then! Pretty pumped on the sound and picture.
  3. 3 points
    Nice job, @MaliciousCarp and @socrates63! I need to try to catch up to you guys this weekend. @HDN, my old cart is good luck, so I'm hoping you can win this thing!
  4. 3 points
    TrekMD

    socrates63's gaming collection and setup

    I have a complete 7800 collection that is CIB as most of the games I bought originally I kept the box for. Any titles I missed, I also got CIB and was able to find them sealed too!
  5. 3 points
    Mail call -- got a couple 7800 heavy hitters, not the heaviest but still uncommon 🙂 I'm about 17 short of the complete NTSC official 7800 releases, and they're all the expensive variety. Seeing @nosweargamer's 7800 games ranking video re-ignited a small fire. My wallet hates you, too, @HDN for nudging NSG to release the video. I've always been about CIB games but decided that if I can find affordable loose carts, I'd be happy with that since the remaining games are usually $100-$200 for CIB copies. Commando is from a local game store couple of hours away, and Fatal Run is from ebay. I hate buying sealed games but the price was good (fingers crossed that it's NTSC).
  6. 2 points
    Whole e-Carp... I don't know how I did it, but I broke 40K!!! I just kind of got into a rhythm and I was there before I realized it. Will I break 50K? I doubt it, but it sure will be fun to try! 44,860
  7. 2 points
    woohoo! I finally made the 30K club! Time to work on 40 32,200
  8. 2 points
    Atari 5200 Guy

    Lunch Time With BurgerTime

    The almighty hamburger. A hot sandwich starting with a beef patty, topped with trimmings like lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, and smothered with ketchup and mustard. A monetary staple for fast food drive-ins and a popular item to cook for some outdoor grillin'. It's also one of the easiest food items to cook where almost anything on it will compliment it. Almost. That is until you come across evil food. Hot dogs, eggs, and pickles are tired of being on the menu and have gone on strike! That is the formula it takes to have a little video game called BurgerTime. The object of the game is to guide a chef, named Peter Pepper, through various mazes. Each maze contains scattered ingredients that make up a hamburger which has to be assembled on plates at the bottom of the mazes. Making hamburgers should be easy, right? Wrong. To add salt to a wound our chef is constantly being hunted down by food whose only goal is to stop chef from completing his mission. The only weapon at your disposal is the almost empty pepper shaker that was grabbed at the last minute. For a simple sounding concept BurgerTime is anything but simple. One false move or turn will have our chef meet his demise instantly. And no matter which way our chef goes the food will not be far behind. Our chef gets very little no time to stop and get a heading on where everything is. Even stopping for a split second will end up with him being cornered with no where to run. Hit them with pepper and he can slide by. Catch one on a hamburger part when you make it fall will take that evil food with it for a long ride. Want an egg on your burger? Catch one between all the layers of the burger and it becomes part of the burger. Pick up the desserts and side items that pop up to gain extra pepper. Originally developed by Data East and released in North America by Bally/MIDWAY BurgerTime is one of those games that's a bit of an odd-ball. Out of all the video games made there hasn't been another game that has tried to imitate or use a similar formula that makes BurgerTime tick. My Arcade managed to cram all that into a miniature arcade cabinet that's as much fun to play as it is to look at. But is it any good? On the outside BurgerTime's cabinet contains artwork that is inspired by the original but not 100% accurate. For whatever reason the chef on the sides has an "H" on his hat where as the original chef on the real deal has a "P" for Peter Pepper. I'm not quite sure what the "H" is all about unless his name is Hamburger Harry. Maybe Peter got fired and Harry took his place? Your guess is as good as mine. At least all of the artwork fits together nicely. All of these My Arcade Micro Players made to date remind me of the NES standard controllers with a removable joystick handle. With that you have a D-Pad/joystick combo that tries to act as a four-way joystick from the arcades. The two smaller buttons are to Start and Reset the game. The Start button doubles as a pause button for times when you need a break. For some odd reason there are two pepper buttons. Well, should one button fail there is a back-up. Even though it uses the NES version of BurgerTime it's still a blast to play but BurgerTime on this unit is very unforgiving and very fast paced. Before you know it food will be on top of you in the blink of an eye. I have not managed to see if all the mazes from the arcade are here but I did manage to see five of them. Getting that far was not an easy task at all. Concentration is definitely the key to getting anywhere in this game. You can sometimes trick enemies to go one way while you take off in another direction. But not always. BurgerTime has its place in video game history as one of the most original and iconic designs of all time. No matter how unforgiving this game gets its addictive and hard to put down. It is for me anyway. We hear more about Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Centipede, Frogger, and other popular games from the same era than we hear about BurgerTime. And these attractable micro arcades I have found hard to resist. My only wish is that they would have used actual arcade ROMs. BurgerTime takes its place next to my other micro arcades where it will be enjoyed time and time again. Not a bad way to preserve some of the arcade games my generation grew up with.
  9. 2 points
    Usually, but not always. 7800 collecting is weird in that way. When I was building my collection, there were times sealed games cost the same as used! BTW, if Fatal Run is PAL, ebay will probably let you return it. Ebay almost always sides with buyers. It can be taken advantage of, but it's good in cases such as these.
  10. 2 points
    I like CIB as well and I have bought new old stock games before but not to sit on a shelf and collect dust...I get them to play them, period. Preservation is for emulators lol. Those of us that lived through the early Atari years know that box meant nothing...it was all about the games on those carts and how quick you could get in some game time. Why change it now? Lol. Just kidding. Times change. It shouldn't matter as long as they work and you enjoy playing them. They don't have to be perfect.
  11. 2 points
    I use Atari I/O for this 😁
  12. 2 points
    My wallet's hating itself right now. 7800 was well worth the money already though. After I get Food Fight and those other games I'm done buying for a while. I think it's really cool that I sort of reignited that video. I almost always go loose. Sometimes I go for CIB if they're the same price or less. I sometimes like to give the uglier games a home, too. No graded mint for this guy! Nice finds, though. I've heard great things about Commando. Don't know much about Fatal Run but it looks like Rad Racer meets Spy Hunter. Just remember: every time you open a sealed retro game, a kitten dies somewhere. Just kidding! It's your game now so do whatever you want! Have fun with your new titles.
  13. 2 points
    CrossBow

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    They are now down to 33 copies of Rikki and Vikki as of today. I don't believe the rom version will likely ever be sold and even if it did. That homebrew is using a lot of custom hardware in it that a flash cart isn't likely to support. There are 2 carts in development for the 7800 for flash cart usage. There is the Concerto which Batari had stopped working on for a few years but he picked it back up recently and has made some excellent progress on the compatibility issues it was having that originally prevented him from releasing it. The other is the Dragonfly being developed by the same guy that made the cool Agacart for the Atari Lynx. His has an LCD display to show you the game you have selected and works in a very different way from most other cartridges. Basically the cartridge itself is powered on first so you select the game you want it to load up and emulate. Then the cartridge turns on the 7800 with the game image loaded up in it. So a very different type of operation but the Dragonfly from what initial testing seems to be so far 100% compatible with everything tossed at it minus Rikki & Vikki due to the custom hardware that game uses within the cartridge.
  14. 2 points
    Justin

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I've been in this exact situation more than once. My answer would be: It Depends. In my view it depends on the sentimentality of the game, do I have a duplicate in my collection, what are my priorities, what financial demands exist, and what is the upside of selling the item? Sentimentality: Some of these items mean something to me beyond money or the value of having a spot filled in my collection. If I have memories attached to an item, if it's one of my original items that I had as a kid and can remember going into the store with my dad and buying that game or system - or NOT buying but seeing on the shelf, picking up and looking at and just not being able to afford, then I am highly unlikely to let it go. Unless there's a.. Duplicate: When I began actively collecting classic games in 1993 I implemented a tactic that my dad passed on to me when I was collecting baseball cards in the 1980s: Collect in duplicates. "If you have one Kirk Gibson baseball card, make sure you have two so you have one to keep nice and one to trade." I would end up with not just one complete 1984 - 1989 Topp's Baseball Card collection, but two. I would do this with a few of my toys / action figure sets as well if it was something I really liked. I'd buy two. One to keep nice, or new in the package, and the other to play the heck out of. When I started collecting classic video games I did the same thing. Remember the story about how I found E.T. and Asteroids in the clearance aisle at Kay-Bee Toys and that's how I got into this? I ended up going back to get another set a couple weeks later, after the bug had bitten me and I grew rabidly committed to classic gaming. Again, one game to keep nice, the other to play the heck out of. Today when it comes to collecting as an adult, you'll see that I usually have 2-3 or more of each game in my collection. It's not holding so much as it's archiving (often for future use on this site) and preserving for an eventual trade. So what happens when I have a duplicate of something valuable or rare and somebody approaches me with an offer for a trade... Distinguishing between "Valuable" and "Rare": I am far more likely to sell something that is valuable, but openly available, rather than something that is truly rare, regardless of the price. For example, most of you know I'm a big TurboDuo fan. I have a nice collection of PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 items, and the TurboDuo is likely my favorite non-Atari game console. I have a few of these babies put away brand new in the box. Brand new retail systems never touched or opened. I only have a few, and when I find more in that pristine 10/10 condition I try to work out a deal to bring it home. I also have two Atari Video System X pre-production units. A prototype Atari Video System X console is far more "rare" than a TurboDuo which you could buy at Toys R Us in 1993, but not necessarily more financially "valuable". Remember, there's a difference. I can always get another TurboDuo, but I will have the hardest time getting my hands on another Atari Video System X console. What's more, I receive offers for the TurboDuo that exceed any offers I've received for the Atari VSX. The most recent offer I had for the TurboDuo came from a gentleman in China who offered well over $3,500 USD for me to pack and ship him the system. That amount of money definitely places the TurboDuo in the "Valuable" category as far as my game systems go, and although the Atari Video System X is "Rare" I haven't seen an offer that high for the VSX nor would I solicit one. In this situation I would place more value on "Rare" than "Valuable". If something is "Valuable" but can be replaced, I may be willing to let it go. If something is "Rare" like Impossible Mission for Atari 7800 is "Rare" I may let that go if it makes sense to do so, I'm comfortable with the price and with where that "Rare" item would find a new home. If it's something "Rare" like the Atari Video System X, I wouldn't want that to leave my collection. Not only is it "Rare" but it has sentimentality to it in what it means to me. It really all comes down to... Priorities: I can say with confidence that I probably more than anybody else who will read this have found myself in situations where I've had to liquidate interesting, amazing, historic items from my collection. I won't do it again. Atari Video System X, Panasonic 3DO M2 consoles, prototype game systems, games, arcade machines, unused retail kiosks, 1984 silver label 7800 cartridges, Atari Holograms, you name it. When I launched a tech start-up with some former Atari people in 2004 I needed to raise seed capital and some of these items had to go. At the height of the recession in 2010 some of these items had to go. But my Atari 7800 that I grew up with stayed with me. And so did the E.T. and Asteroids that I found for .97 cents at Kay-Bee Toys that one day, too. Priorities matter, and there are a lot of things in life that have to come before video games. So, would I do it? Yeah, probably. It depends what it is. If its something I would have a sentimental connection to, or something that would be an important part of my personal collection that I'd never want to get rid of, say like finding an Atari 2700 Remote Control VCS at Goodwill, I would keep that in my personal collection, make it available to others through this site, and be grateful that I was able to get it without paying too exorbitant a price. If it was something else from the classic gaming world that I cared less about, I would be willing to let it go for a fair price and place that money away, investing it wisely. If it was a Nintendo World Championship cartridge, I would probably hang onto it. What a cool piece of history! But if the value ever grew to be so much that I could fulfill many of my other priorities if I sold it, I would likely let it go. It all depends on priorities, the perceived value of the item, and if I have any sentimental connection to it.
  15. 1 point
    A little background on my physical gaming setup... gaming has been a retrofit into existing living spaces. I have gaming areas in two places in the house. First, a large room upstairs started out as the toy room for kids and my library. Now, half of the room is used for home theater with a very large old sofa in front of the 65" 4K TV and audio equipment. Modern consoles and some older ones are hooked up to this TV. I'll share photos in the future. Second, in a small corner of the office/den on the main floor, I've set up a 27" CRT TV with 2600, 5200, 7800, and PS2. Most of my Atari 8-bit collection is on a single shelf in my office along with the CRT TV and Atari consoles. My small 5200 CIB games collection is also here (double stacked). Not shown are my 2 800XL and in-the-box 800. Fort Apocalypse by Synapse was the first commercial game that I bought for my childhood 800, and I believe Temple of Apshai may have been the second. EA's early games are also my favorites. I have a small collection of games from those three companies because they represent a lot of A8 nostalgia for me. The CRT TV setup is something I'm actively thinking about. I need to find a way to have access to all 3 Atari consoles. Right now, the 7800 is sitting in the back of the bottom shelf on the stand. I also have a PS2 here but that takes minimal space. I'll probably have to go with a different TV stand. In the room upstairs, I have two shelves where all the 2600 games and homebrews are kept. Everything is double stacked. This room also contains shelves (not shown) of games for all generations of Playstation and Xbox.
  16. 1 point
    Paul Westphal

    Defender 2000 Soundtrack

    If you don't have it yet, I have it. The file is to big to post here but it can be emailed. I have permission from the original author to burn a copy BUT IT IS NOT TO BE SOLD. I also have permission from Bruce at B & C to distribute it - IT IS NOT TO BE SOLD. His master copy from Atari had a few errors, so I emailed the Composers file to Bruce replace his. These are very polished tunes. Pm me and I'll Email it to you as a google drive link. I use Imageburn. Paul
  17. 1 point
    I've tried two games today and topped out at 27k. I'll keep trying later.
  18. 1 point
    You can do it, Mark! I believe in you! You can beat that rotten @socrates63!
  19. 1 point
    54,450 -- trying to put a more little distance but only managed an extra 3,000.
  20. 1 point
    MaliciousCarp

    Homemade or Custom Controllers

    Those are still the gamepads that I use on my 7800 when I am not using my arcade sticks! I used the same 7800 wiring schematic that I used for the arcade sticks (Originally Posted by WyluliWolf on AtariAge) https://atariage.com/forums/topic/258152-byo-atari-7800-controller-schematic-for-dummys/ Good luck! It was a really fun project!
  21. 1 point
    I've updated the pictures / items in the first post - removed some of the items that are gone and added some new ones. The joysticks are a Gemstik and a Wico Boss. The Composite Mod 2600 is still available and comes with a Pointmaster joystick.
  22. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    I should submit more scores to the scoreboard. It's all nice now too. Thanks @Justin! I often don't take pictures though. Oh and by the way, this doesn't have to be just my adventures in 7800 collecting, it can be yours too. Post cool finds here if you want. We can go on this adventure together!
  23. 1 point
    HDN

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I never sell games. Whenever someone told me they were selling their games or systems to buy something new, I cringed a little bit. I've always thought, "what if I ever wanted to play it again?" I would rather wait a while longer and not get the hot new thing right away than sell my old stuff. I still use my DSi regularly, even though since then I've gotten a 3DS and Switch. I also use my Wii a lot, too. I never used to get games that often until I discovered a game store about 20 minutes away with very reasonable prices for old games that I started going full retro collector. A lot of my collection has been stuff bought on clearance when systems were on their way out. Before that system or generation had it's nostalgia boom and prices skyrocketed. I don't have any extremely valuable things in my collection. The most valuable game I own is probably Conker's Bad Fur Day for N64. I don't particularly care much for the gameplay, but it's pretty charming and funny and looks amazing for the system. I don't play it too often, but I might want to again sometime so I keep it around. Another somewhat-valuable game I have is Super Metroid, but that's mostly because it is pretty sought after and people aren't selling. I'm not either; it's my favorite game of all time. It's not Earthbound prices or anything, but a little high for a SNES game. Well worth the money.
  24. 1 point
    HDN

    Homemade or Custom Controllers

    Yo, @MaliciousCarp. I watched your video about making a knockoff Genesis controller into a 7800 gamepad. That's genius. I'm pretty cheap and don't want to spend the money on the Seagull adapter. Do you have a schematic or something for your project you can post here? This is an excellent idea. Oh, those exact same controllers came with the Genesis flashback. They really are quite nice.
  25. 1 point
    I'm not sure if I can win this thing, @RickR, but I'll have fun trying! I have been doing much better using your cart, so I guess that tells you something. My goal is to break 40k in the next few days. I'm pretty sure I can get there!
  26. 1 point
    RickR

    Hello From Ohio

    Welcome. My favorite arcade game is Tron. Black-light goodness.
  27. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Hello From Ohio

    Welcome to the I/O!
  28. 1 point
    1Littlebeast

    Hello From Ohio

    @nosweargamer solid choice ive always had fun playing TMNT. @HDN idk if i have ever played Crystal Castles ill have to check it out.
  29. 1 point
    HDN

    Hello From Ohio

    Hello! It's hard, but today I'm feeling Crystal Castles. Hope you enjoy the site.
  30. 1 point
    nosweargamer

    Hello From Ohio

    Welcome! I'd have to go with TMNT. Shallow, yes, but also fun!
  31. 1 point
    socrates63

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    May or may not be current but here's @Video 61's page of 7800 games: http://www.atarisales.com/7800new.html
  32. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    @CrossBow I don't think I will be able to get that game in time, sadly. I think there's a 7800 flash cart somewhere I can get someday. I don't remember what it's called. It goes along with Harmony in some way I believe. I'm getting a few games from @chas10e as I mentioned before, but we finally sealed the deal. That means I will have Galaga and Xevious. Plus Food Fight, the ever-so-important game I apparently can't live without. Then I'm going to lay low for a bit and enjoy my collection for a few months. I will have a nice variety of games that will keep me busy on the 7800. I can't afford Ricky and Vicky at the present. The way you talk about it reminds me a bit of Bubble Bobble. I love that game. I don't think Ricky and Vicky will still be available when I'll able to get it, though A few games I would like to get eventually are: Hat Trick Ballblazer Mario Bros. Dig Dug Ms. Pac-Man Centipede Asteroids Donkey Kong Desert Falcon Water Ski (highly unlikely I get anytime soon) Joust Frenzy (homebrew) K.C. Munchkin (homebrew)
  33. 1 point
    Hat Trick was written in Fourth.. 🙂
  34. 1 point
    I think I just used Discjuggler for most of them. I did create my own images to use with my MODE from my personal collection using AnyBurn for most of them. Volgarr was the one game I own physically that no matter what I used to make an image, I couldn't get it to work. That was when I found out that the actual image for the game to burn for yourself had been made available and that image file works on my MODE. See here...as again this available freely from the creators it would seem for personal play use. https://volgarr.rkd.zone/
  35. 1 point
    The Dreamcast! The only console I've ever pre-ordered and all because of Sonic Adventure. I seen the opening on a demo unit and was blown away. Then I got Tokyo Xtreme Racer and my favorite racing game switched from Gran Turismo to TXR. As far as I'm concerned Sega knocked it out of the park with that console and it's game library. LOTS of excellent games. I had SC5 and loved it. I spent a LOT of time on it. Neat game. I still have a Dreamcast Magazine disc with Sega Swirl on it. I played that one a lot, too, but it was a pain to get to it to load it up.
  36. 1 point
    Nostalgic? My 5200 for one. I still remember the day I woke up to one. Brings back good memories. Vinyl records come second. My very first album was the Heavy Metal OST, double-album, gatefold jacket, beautiful artwork. My second album was Styx Paradise Theatre where Side 2 had no label but a really cool etched logo that you could see only when light hit the grooves just right. It was really something. Then I got a Boston picture disc. I couldn't figure out why I was given three records when I had no record player of my own. The boyfriend Mom had then had got a decent setup with a fancy dancy turntable I was not allowed to touch. So he gifted me his old Panasonic, all-in-one stereo. I loved that thing and it could rock! It had an 8-track player and AM/FM but I used records. When I'm really feeling nostalgic I'll put on a vinyl record with 80's rock music on it and play an Atari for a while. There are times when those old K-Tel albums make sense.
  37. 1 point
    RickR

    socrates63's gaming collection and setup

    It might be cool to set up a forum post with a DC burning guide. I also haven't done one in years, and I don't remember much about it.
  38. 1 point
    The Vader in my opinion is the nicest looking console I own. The NES looks like a Fischer-Price VCR (though intentionally so), I like the way the SNES looks but mine is yellowed, I have the Genesis Flashback and that's not the same, N64 is a lumpy mess, OG XBOX is too bulky and dated, the Wii reeks of casual (though the black model is slightly less severe), Wii U is okay, and the Switch looks like a Wii U Gamepad taco. The 7800 also looks slick, but I think Vader barely beats it. The Woody doesn't look too bad, especially where I have it set up at my grandparents' in a heavily wooded room.
  39. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Homemade or Custom Controllers

    That is a pretty cool idea for controller for Warlords. It'll work with Medieval Mayhem too! I don't make controllers but I have several custom controllers in my collection.
  40. 1 point
    socrates63

    Homemade or Custom Controllers

    Harry, look up the seller retrogameboyz on ebay. He now sells 3-D printed cases used for my 7800 controllers. He told me that he buys parts on Amazon.
  41. 1 point
    nads

    Pitfall - Atari 2600

    Pitfall Atari 2600 Difficulty: None High Score: 114,000 August 22nd, 2015
  42. 1 point
    Atari Creep Sunday Night Instagram Live Stream Hey folks. I would be honored if you would join me (most) every Sunday nights at/around 9:00 PM EST on Instagram while I play games and have a chat about anything and everything. You can find me on Instagram @ataricreep , hope to see you there!! ***Please note that a naughty word or 12 may come out of my mouth from time to time, NSFW. Sorry. *** Chris The Atari Creep
  43. 1 point
    Justin

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I think a fun question that should be asked is what is the one super valuable classic gaming item you would keep?
  44. 1 point
    RickR

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I though of another factor: age. I turned 50 last year. That, coupled with cleaning out my father''s estate, and also having a few friends pass away really got me into thinking about minimalizing.
  45. 1 point
    I agree with EVERY past comment. I would make sure it ended up in the hands of someone that would truly enjoy it while taking care of my family with the cash. I of course would keep a few bucks to myself for my own fun.
  46. 1 point
    RickR

    Keep or sell super valuable games?

    I'd add in one more factor: fear. If you have something that you are afraid to use or touch....get rid of it. A collection is meant to be enjoyed in my opinion. If it's too valuable, I can't enjoy it, so it goes. And one more: dust. If it just collects dust and isn't enjoyed...give it up. Similar to fear, but a touch different.
  47. 1 point
    Yeah, it depends for me too. My goal is not to build a museum, so anything that can help my family by selling is fair game. One of the few exceptions would most likely be a 1984, silver label 7800 game. I'd really like to have one to hold onto.
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