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  1. 4 points
    Here is my vid 🙂 Was pretty fun!
  2. 4 points
    I'm gonna be honest...I very much dislike the "nominate" things. But since you included one of my all-time favorite games "One on One" (in the EA record-style box no less), I will comply. Here you go. The "C" game actually came from @socrates63 as an extra in a trade. It's the tape version! So cool. Thank you for that. And I nominate whoever wants to go next. -Grouchy Gus.
  3. 3 points
    Since everyone is either doing videos or pictures I decided I needed to do the same so here are my pictures of my names.
  4. 3 points
    This is such a cool idea!
  5. 3 points
    Ha, I think that's the first time I've heard your voice, Harry 🙂 You sound just as I had imagined. The games I picked run the gamut of systems and are all favorites of mine. They represent the letters Y-O-U-N-G. Passing the baton to @RickR -- spell out your full first name, Rick, so we have more than four games, or... spell out your last name 🙂 It deserves its time in the spotlight since it's always only shown as a single letter.
  6. 3 points
    Mamma mia, @Papa Pete!
  7. 2 points
    77,744 My best so far. Liking the challenge this difficulty setting adds with those extra holes
  8. 2 points
    Harry, are you talking about something like this? https://atariage.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1194
  9. 2 points
    Check out the first comment in this thread for the rom: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/132832-7800-super-pac-man-i-found-the-bug/#comments Manual is here: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/132832-7800-super-pac-man-i-found-the-bug/?do=findComment&comment=1637441
  10. 2 points
    You're good. It's the same, really. Stick with Guitar Hero. Get the hang of the left/right hand timing.
  11. 2 points
    83,948 points. I am starting to get the hang of this one. I should play on real hardware. I always seem to do better with it, no matter what the game.
  12. 2 points
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    And thanks again. I love this game a lot.I believe I first played it on Namco Museum Remix for Wii, and I really enjoyed it there. I enjoyed it even more once I got my Pac-Man 35th Anniversary plug and play unit with the super clicky joystick. This game didn't see that many ports, sadly, so I thought that I wouldn't get a physical version of the game anytime soon. I'm very happy to have it on a home console, and I'm also happy that this game doesn't use a POKEY. The great BallBlazer POKEY harvest is like the carrier pigeons and the dodo birds; a once very common cart is now very hard to find (and pricey, mind you) for us 7800 newcomers. Plus, TIA audio has its own charm and is much more impressive when done well than POKEY stuff (not that I don't like POKEY audio; I'm listening to the Commando OST right now). I also think that it's super cool to own a game for a 35- (technically 37-) year-old system that came out after I was born. I was three when this game came out in 2008! I actually (albeit vaguely) remember 2008! That's when my sister was born. Homebrews are super cool to me, and I've always wanted one since I first learned about them around 2011-2012 with Princess Rescue (which I have yet to put on my Wii). I don't think I'll get that one anytime soon. In fact, I didn't think I'd get ANY homebrew games recently as they're so expensive, especially for me. Not that they're bad games, but I could get a ton of used games that I don't have for the price of one of them. I'm happy to have one at all, especially one based on a game I really love. And hey, now with the 7800 downstairs, the game's score isn't cut off by the overscan! If I wanted to see the score, I had to use the flatscreen upstairs, and you all know how much I hate playing retro systems on non-CRTs.
  13. 2 points
    Some New Year's additions! I picked these up this morning. Going into 2021, I had in mind to add a Vectrex and GBA this year. I had no idea that I'd acquire both of them during the first week of the new year though. I missed out on a deal for a Vectrex that Rick pointed me to last month and felt bad about missing out. This one makes up for it though. It's in great physical cosmetic condition, and it comes from a loving home. The local gamer who sold it to me only had it a little over a year and had very limited use. Prior to that, it sat in his friend's parents' house unused for more than twenty years. It belonged to his friend's father who passed away about a year and half ago. Photos below of it sitting in the front seat for the ride back home safely buckled in. I got the itch to play GB and GBC games, and I learned that the GBA can play them all. This one is in a custom case with SNES colors and a new IPS screen. Rick, I feel a little stupid right now. I thought you recommended Guitar Hero, and that's what I picked up for the PS2. Oh well. I'll have some fun with it, and look into Rock Band later as well 🙂
  14. 2 points
    My discoveries have mostly come from participating in high score challenges, and they're all 2600 games. Outside of Galaxian, I had never even heard of these games (all released by CommaVid). These are simple games and yet challenging to master -- the best kind of games. Galaxian Room of Doom Cosmic Creeps Mines of Minos There is one more game that I want to highlight, and it's the 2600 Pac-Man. I mentioned this before in other threads that I resented the game for nearly forty years, but some discussions that were had in the I/O about the effect of the color of the game completely changed my perception of the game. Now, I love it and appreciate it as a unique game in its own right and feel like I've re-discovered it.
  15. 2 points
    Well then, I will change my nominee to our pal @socrates63, unless he too has been nominated already.
  16. 2 points
    Atari already nominated him, but another nomination might not hurt! RobotRon...I may have to use that in the future 😁
  17. 2 points
    Here it is. Do I need to nominate anyone, @nosweargamer? If so (and if he hasn’t been nominated already), @Willie!.
  18. 1 point
    I felt like this was an interesting topic, and that creating a thread for Atari I/O users to share their newly-discovered gems with everyone may help others find some great new games to play. So, what is a retro game that you've only recently fallen in love with? I'll start. I was never an RPG fan. Sure, back in like fifth and sixth grade I was into Pokemon like everyone else, and I even saved up for Moon and got it on launch day, but since those days I could never get back into them. There were a few that I found interesting and fun since then, like Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga and Earthbound, but I always got stuck in them and never found them that engaging. I would play for a session or two, and then just go back to playing my usual platformers and arcade-style games, forgetting about those RPGs that I thought were "fun enough" for months, sometimes even years, at a time. Even those old Pokemon games that I liked so much when I was eleven and twelve I have found hard to go back to. I always have a tough time balancing out my party in RPGs, always worrying about how much EXP everyone's getting and stuff like that. However, the impossible happened the other day. I was cleaning up the basement, and with my new wireless headphones (thanks, grandma and papa) I was binge "watching" (more like listening) to Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Works series. If you haven't watched it yet, basically it's a chronological look at the Game Boy's library, one or two games at a time in order of release. Like Atari Archive, but for Game Boy. So far, he's nearing the end of 1990. He also does similar series on the NES, SNES, N64, and a plethora of other systems. If you haven't checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. But I digress. I was listening to the Game Boy Works 1989 playlist while cleaning, and one of the games that was released on the Game Boy in that year (in Japan at least) was Makai Toushi Sa-Ga, released here in the States as The Final Fantasy Legend. I had heard this episode before this point, but not for a while, so this was sort of a refresher. In the video, Mr. Parish explains the mechanics of the game, as well as its history and other things like that. A retrospective. At the time, I thought that it might be interesting, but didn't really think much of it. However, later in the week I was browsing through my Game Boy ROMs directory on my DSi when I noticed that one of the few original Game Boy ROMs that my friend @Zerobeat2004 gave me back in 2019 was The Final Fantasy Legend (I haven't added many Game Boy ROMs since because the emulator I'm using won't accept ZIP files and it ends up being a pretty tedious process to unzip every file from the GB ROMs pack I downloaded). I thought that just for fun I'd check the game out. When I started playing it, I knew that I was immediately hooked. This game was actually very well-suited to my tastes. No experience points? That alone helped me really get into it. All I had to worry about is money, which you get after every fight. I used that money to buy more weapons, better stat upgrades, healing items, and more. I didn't have to worry about leveling up, at least not in the strictest sense, and I especially was pleased that I didn't have to go to any stupid training grounds like in Might and Magic. There were only a couple different kinds of shops, so I didn't have that to worry about. There were also only three different classes. I couldn't tell the difference between elves and half-orcs in other games, but here there wasn't much to keep mental note of. Humans were pretty static and predictable (that's what you use the stat upgrades on), Mutants (I can't help but think of Kuato and Total Recall) have stats that change randomly and can cast spells, and monsters can only attack with their own attacks and can't hold any weapons, but can change shape completely if they eat another creature's meat. Because of cart limitations, NPC dialog is limited and gets right to the point. No crypticism. It's also kind of funny when they speak in such broken English. And the game doesn't take itself too seriously, either. You can shoot sentient eyeballs with submachine guns! I've only gotten to the second floor of the tower so far, but I'm really enjoying the game. What games did you recently discover that are really fun? Please let us all know!
  19. 1 point
    So @Atari Creep challenged me to do the name game. This is where you take your name (Like your first name, YouTube name or forum name) and for each letter, come up with a game title. It can be your favorite games, least favorite or games you happen to own. So if your name was Bob, you could do this: B - Bomb Squad (Intellivision) O - Out of This World (3DO) B - Basketball (Atari 2600) Here's my video where I spell out my YouTube name using video games: Now I challenge you to do the same! You can simply type it out, or even make a video.
  20. 1 point
    Today I ordered a whole THIRTEEN Atari VCS cartridges from @Scott Stilphen of Atari Compendium fame. What a great deal— all these games for less than $25.00! I’m looking forward to sharing these games with you all when they arrive. Some of these games I ought to have gotten a long time ago.
  21. 1 point
    socrates63

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    I didn't do much. You've clearly run to the depths with it. Encyclopedia Brown would be proud 👍
  22. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    You know, the High Score Cartridge has been mentioned on this site numerous times over the years. Maybe, just maybe, @Justin could help me find where to get one of these in 2021. I have kind of lucked into this one, being part of the site for a few months now. I had no idea about this previous iteration of this site I love so much. A 7800 HSC is something that I have wanted for a while, and now someone might be able to help me find one. Maybe. Hopefully. Thanks, @socrates63, for finding this info. You’re a good detective! And here’s an image I found on the site in late 2001 of a mysterious “Atari superhero”...
  23. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    @socrates63, check this out. It’s pretty interesting. This is an excerpt from Atari7800.com’s home page: ”Atari7800.com will continue to grow over the next few months into what we hope you come to see as the main site for the Atari 7800 ProSystem aficionado. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let us know. I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself Justin Vicenzafaro, and Charles Goddeeris, Atari7800.com's founding fathers, to welcome you to our vision: Atari7800.com. ” Turns out this was @Justin’s site all along, unless this is another Justin. I’m pretty sure that it’s him since the site nowadays redirects here, which I KNOW is his site. I’ll keep looking. This is an interesting rabbithole.
  24. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    Using the internet Wayback machine, I was able to visit atari7800.com. This is from May of 2001. Apparently the site was having problems at the time. I wonder if it is different in the earlier archived pages. https://web.archive.org/web/20010517013954/http://www.atari7800.com/ EDIT: here’s another link from when the site was more active. January of 2001. https://web.archive.org/web/20010110201900/http://atari7800.com/
  25. 1 point
    socrates63

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    As I looked into the HSC, I went to the Atari Museum site that had links to places that used to sell the HSC repro. One of them was http://www.atari7800.com/. Click on that and it redirects to the I/O -- neat! I wonder what other domain names Justin may have scooped up that redirects to the I/O.
  26. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    No. Something like this. They were based on prototypes from the olden days of a peripheral that Atari never released. The early launch games by GCC (like Food Fight or Asteroids) actually still have HSC functionality built in. I believe Curt Vendel was somehow involved with this new version.
  27. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    Thanks, @socrates63. Now I’m able to do this: And who would’ve thought this game had High Score Cartridge support? I can find one of those things anywhere for sale. I don’t think they make them anymore.
  28. 1 point
    RickR

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    Do we know if the ROM for Super Pac Man 7800 (or other homebrew games) is available for download? I would love to try it via the Concerto cart.
  29. 1 point
    HDN

    socrates63's gaming collection and setup

    Wow! Great job finding that Vectrex. And you got a GBA, too? That's awesome! One of my favorite consoles, for sure. Wait a minute... A BACKLIT SCREEN? What's the point of Game Boy Advance if you can see the screen? Just messing with you, man. Have fun.
  30. 1 point
    socrates63

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    That's correct, Harry. The cartridge was already in the junk box when I received it. I simply redirected it your way as I already had it in my collection.
  31. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting

    Well, this is awkward. Turns out I forgot something. I was actually playing this game earlier today when I realized that I hadn’t posted about it here yet! Not only is this a new 7800 game in the collection, but it is my first ever homebrew cart for any system! I love Super Pac-Man, and I was very happy to have received this game back in November. Thanks again, @socrates63! I hope you weren’t mad that I forgot to post about this game here in this thread. Like I mentioned, this was from @socrates63. I believe that it was put into the retro junk box initially by @chas10e however. Correct me if I am wrong. I love this game. This was a pitiful score, though...
  32. 1 point
    I posted this on the AtariCreep’s discord after I saw his video, but I will also post it here. I did my name with all 2600 games I owned the first time around when I owned the 2600 brand new in the early 80’s. I did both my real name and my name on here. R-Raiders of the Los Ark. J-Joust O-Outlaw. I-Ice Hockey C-Carnival. M-M*A*S*H K-kaboom! M-Mountain King E-E.T. the Extra-terrestrial. Y-Yar’s Revenge R-Reactor This was fun looking at and everyone of the games was a favorite growing up. I am so glad I did not have to choose games that were not really my favorites. It was a good representation of the type of games I love to this day.
  33. 1 point
    620,369 I made a video, but the resolution is way too low. Furthermore, @Papa Pete's video above shows you all you need to know.
  34. 1 point
    I made my Demon Attack video a little late for the contest, so I didn't post it here, but I've compared emulation to OG Hardware again for this Video Pinball challenge.....and let's just say, there is NO comparison between the two... 1,413,706
  35. 1 point
    119,551 After some effort, I managed to break into 6 digits! It's probably been at least 15 years since I used this cartridge. I wasn't the biggest fan, but it's grown on me a little, now. I like how nudging works, and the physics on the flippers isn't bad. The spinners still really annoy me, though.
  36. 1 point
    You guys are posting scores that are out of this world! 🚀 I'm trying to up my game and have been reading through all your pro-tips, and gave No Swear Gamer's review another watch to pick up some of his strategy. I'm practicing and putting these tips to good use, but I've only been able to increase my score by a few thousand points. I have a feeling this super basic Atari VCS game could end up giving us our widest spread of high scores at the end of this challenge. I can barely break 25,000 on an average game, some of you are rolling past one million points! What a rush. My High Score: 53,147
  37. 1 point
    I have to go with Video Pinball! I've owned it for decades but never grew an appreciation for it until now.
  38. 1 point
    I'm not sure how "retro" it is, but I'm really enjoying the Phoenix Wright series on the Nintendo DS. I'm on game #2 (I think there are three in the original series). I like it a lot because it's not terribly taxing (I'm pretty fried after working all day), and you can play in 15 minute segments pretty easily. Also, the game is seriously humorous. I end up laughing a lot. And finally, my kids have already played, so I can talk and laugh with them during dinner as I slowly make my way through the games.
  39. 1 point
    361,363. I can do better, but I just can't focus tonight.
  40. 1 point
    917,139 Almost rolled the score! Actually I'm kind of happy I didn't. I'm playing on my 3DS and I wasn't looking forward to having to play through viewfinder 😆 About half of my score came from a single ball where I rolled through the bonus lane a ton. Gotta love that nudge!
  41. 1 point
    RickR

    Mail call!

    Mail call!
  42. 1 point
    I got both lower case & upper case , think I was playing the lower case , I imagine the tilt is a little looser :P
  43. 1 point
    30,024 Played live on IG using Retron77, Hyperkin Ranger controller and original cart
  44. 1 point
    Only have 1 word for this challenge...... YES
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