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  1. 5 points
    Not at all. I suppose a "serious" game would fall in the 50M to 100M range. Try some of the tactics shown in the video. Youll roll the score in no time 😉
  2. 4 points
    HDN

    A view of the RickR sanctum

    Here you go. I don’t know what was happening but for a while I was having some trouble uploading things.
  3. 4 points
    ⚠️ When creating a thread, be sure to start a real conversation. Include content and not just links that redirect to your site.
  4. 4 points
    Agreed, 100%! Once you get the niche down as to how immediately get that extra ball/bonus multiplier, which is basically the same nudge technique that you'll use when you're spamming the bonus lane, you could concievably get whatever score you want, depending on how long you want to play! 👍
  5. 4 points
    One of the things I enjoy doing is revealing tactics so that even first-time players can observe and achieve success by utilizing them. I appreciate the "fun" aspect of the Squad Challenge, thus, the intentional tilting of remaining balls at around the 55-minute mark, rather than continuing for multiple hours. I save the multiple-hours long games for the "take it seriously sites". It would be a thrill for me if a few people or more were able to take what's here and use it to experience the excitement of their first time rolling the score, if not multiple times 😉
  6. 4 points
    Great video & score, it was rather odd the on the bonus count the first time on real hardware so I suspect you score may have been higher but the "squad challenges" here are just for fun to revisit games from when us old timers were young and to expose the young fellows to these games. Another great video, I really liked the super short-plung then getting the extra ball off the slingshot right away! the visit from the cat was hilarious as cats & pinball is an "actual thing" Again the "squad challenge" is for fun but for high stakes tournament physical pinball, when possible extra balls are turned off and if an extra ball is earned without the possibility to turn it off after setting up a skill shot it is plunged and hands off so that great players don't marathon the machine. So lets get along to posting more scores, I thought @ZilchSr had a great idea with a clock running as he played so I incorporated one in the event I rolled it 😉 509,077
  7. 4 points
  8. 4 points
    Video Pinball 3A - 10,111,115 The first objective should always be to get the extra ball. Second, clear the diamonds to boost the bumper values to 900. Third, spam the bonus lane. Pardon the cat.
  9. 3 points
    Justin

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    Yes there is. I bought one when I bought the AV Famicom and I've used it quite often over the past 15 years. Works great.
  10. 3 points
    Thanks, RickR! And thanks also for subscribing! FYI: Early on, I did quite a few Atari VCS reviews, and I'm sure that I'll do more in the future.👍
  11. 3 points
    RickR

    A view of the RickR sanctum

    It's a kind of silly thing to share, but these two Atari cart holders have been with me forever. I made them back in grade school wood shop (either 7th or 8th grade). I'm kind of amazed that they've held up this long. They are held together with glue and brads. I remember proposing these items to my teacher (Mr. Eide) and he allowed me to do them on my own time (after school in the shop). He wanted to see real cartridges in them, so I took a few in to school. He said that the construction was pretty simple, but the real challenge was measuring them out correctly before cutting and assembly. I got an "A" for them, but more importantly, I created boxes that I'm so glad to have kept (and used) all these years.
  12. 3 points
    CrossBow

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    You are looking for something like this, but I think console5 has been out of stock on them for awhile. https://console5.com/store/famicom-to-nes-cartridge-converter-adapter-60-to-72-pin.html
  13. 3 points
    Thanks for sharing some great tips and tricks with everybody here! It's all about friendly competition and having a fun time with friends new and old
  14. 3 points
    Justin

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    @RickR I went with the AV Famicom which is essentially the 1993 "Dogbone" NES with Composite AV Output. The AV Famciom uses the same AV cable as the Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 and GameCube. It lets me play Famicom games natively without an adapter, and plugs right into the AV ports on my TV so there's no messing around with channel 95 or whatever. Plus it's compatible with the Famicom Disk System. It's a nice little unit. I made a video about it years ago, I should try to get more of this stuff back up on my newer YouTube channel.
  15. 3 points
    @ZilchSr and @Papa Pete, I want to thank you guys so much for sharing the knowledge. I don't know if you care, but I subscribed to your youtube channels. The sharing of hints is probably my second favorite part of these bi-monthly challenges (with the first favorite being discovering or re-discovering some really fun games). You guys rock, and I'm going to try to implement some of your tips/methods this weekend.
  16. 3 points
    I see you're now a member of atari.io LOLLLLLLLL MY GOODNESS
  17. 3 points
    Welcome to the forums @ZilchSr! Thank you for the site shoutout. Incredible score
  18. 2 points
    Justin

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

  19. 2 points
    RickR

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    And is there a reverse adapter that lets you play NES carts on that Famicom?
  20. 2 points
    Justin

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    @RickR Here's a comparison for you of the American NES top loader vs. the AV Famicom:
  21. 2 points
    CrossBow

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    My NES collection is one of my smaller ones as well. I don't actively collect for the NES so the only games I've got are those that came with systems I picked up or that I happened upon at garage sales and the like in the past. According to Gameye, my NES collection sits at just 56 unique games. Likely pretty accurate given that I haven't added an NES game to the 'Collection' in some time now. Part of that is because the last NES item I got was a PowerPak with a large CF card provided. As a result, I have all the NES games I would want to play in one spot and actually could box up the NES games completely and put them elsewhere for storage at this point. Even then, while I had access to an NES when they were new back in the day, I didn't play it as much as my 7800. My step brother owned the NES and he usually brought it over when he and his sister's visited every other weekend. So the first games I sought out when I did get an NES was those games that I remembered having the most fun with that we would rent on weekends. So some of those first games were the Mario games of course along with Batman. That might still be my favorite NES game is the original sunsoft Batman.
  22. 2 points
    Justin

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    Hi @RickR ☺️ The AV Famicom came with the NES "Dog Bone Controller". This was the Japanese version of the revised NES we got in the United States with the Dog Bone Controller. The only difference here is the Japanese version plays Famicom games, lacks the "hump" on the top of the system, and offers Composite AV Output instead of RF Output. The NES "Dog Bone Controller" does not have the microphone built into it, as it was a later revision of the system late into its life looking to trim costs, but it's still a real Famicom. If you had a microphone controller with a plug on it and a Famicom game that used the microphone feature, like Legend of Zelda with the Pol's Voice, it should work fine.
  23. 2 points
    RickR

    A view of the RickR sanctum

    The unpainted one came first (the prototype). It initially had slats to separate the games (you can see the grooves for the slats). In real usage, I decided I didn't like the slats. Removing them allowed enough space for an extra cart and also I could store the manuals along one side. The black one was the final design.
  24. 2 points
    Justin

    A view of the RickR sanctum

    Wow, that's absolutely incredible that you still have those after all this time Rick, and that they've held up so well. This reminds me a little of how I still have my Atari Player's Guide that I made in 6th Grade. These look really good. When I first clicked on this and saw the unpainted one I thought it was something modern, a small crate that you could buy at Staples or something and I was about to say "that's a perfect fit Rick, where did you get that!?" but alas you made it yourself. Very cool. Glad these went to good use and held up so well for so long.
  25. 2 points
    dauber

    Frenzy, Choplifter! Combat 1990 Reviews

    For me the attraction in Combat 1990 is that it's a one-player game. The reason I didn't like Combat on the 2600 is that it requires two players: given that when we got the 2600 in 1982 my brother was (and, actually, still is, now that I think of it!) ten years older than me, I was kinda-sorta an only child for all practical purposes. Yeah, I had friends, but they didn't always want to play Combat!
  26. 2 points
    You mean this isn't taking it seriously? What the hell, dude? I can barely crack 100k on this setting.
  27. 1 point
    I ROLLED THE SCORE! 1,332,964. Here's a video of the score rolling over (go all the way to the end). I had to stop recording when my wife was making a business call. Picture of final score at bottom of post.
  28. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Pie Factory Podcast

    When are you guys recording? I want to get my feedback in on time. 😉
  29. 1 point
    😮 talk about making an entrance with some serious hold my beer scores 😮 🍺 @ZilchSr and @Papa Pete 👍👍
  30. 1 point
    RickR

    A view of the RickR sanctum

    Picture no workie in the post above, @HDN
  31. 1 point
    HDN

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    Yes! Something like that is what I was describing to @RickR how it would work in the front-loader. See how it has that little ribbon thing to pull it out of the system? Well, while we're all here let's talk about our NES collections! Also known as the collection I'm the most embarassed by. I only have 21 games for it. Why this one? I only have 24 7800 games, and I'm pretty proud of what I have there so far. I'm decently content with my 22 game N64 collection, even though most of those games are pretty crappy. I don't even really mind my eight-game Game Boy Advance collection. I don't know why I feel this collection of mine is pitiful. Perhaps its because NES collecting has always been so big and I seem to be the weirdo with only a couple of games. Not that I don't like my games, quite the contrary. I'm pretty happy with the games I do have and I think they are a lot of fun. Any self-respecting NES collector should get Lode Runner for example. I think I should make my new year's resolution "get more NES games". I'm looking out for more black box titles, Kid Icarus, Super Marios 2 and 3, Yo! Noid, and of course the Famicom adapter.
  32. 1 point
    Atari Creep

    The Atari Creep

  33. 1 point
    RickR

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    @Justin I had no idea such a thing existed. How cool! Does it still have the microphone on the controller? This also makes me think a bit more about the adapter. How would one use the adapter with a standard NES? The cart (with adapter) would somehow have to slip into the cradle correctly and then pushed down into place. Seems like the newer top-loader NES would be needed to make that work. Or am I missing something?
  34. 1 point
    RickR

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    It would be nice to find one. The famicom is cool, but it plays on some crazy channel on USA TV's (like 92 or something) that a lot of TV's have trouble with doesn't it?
  35. 1 point
    I did a review, a re-review, and added a friend's review to the site. Also, my personal Atari bio was added to the page. ENJOY Funk www.Atari7800Forever.com
  36. 1 point
    dauber

    Pie Factory Podcast

    GOLDEN AXE! Hang On and Golden Axe. (Can't believe I actually had to listen to remember! Yeah, could have asked Jim, but...what's the fun in that?? What grinds my gears is that I was actually at an arcade that HAS Golden Axe since we last recorded and I didn't play the thing!!)
  37. 1 point
    HDN

    Harry’s Game Room Redux

    I can see how that could happen. When I first started collecting many years ago, I felt like in-box games were a complete waste of money. When I got the 2600 and noticed that many CIB games cost the same amount as their loose counterparts, I was pretty excited. Now I’m seeing things. “Oh, x is only a few more dollars in the box than loose,” I find myself thinking more often nowadays. “It’s worth the few extra dollars to look nice on a shelf.” But then, thankfully, I get a hold of and stop myself. So far, I haven’t gotten any games CIB that cost me any more than if I were to buy it loose. Oh yeah, I should make note of the one exception. Discs. I need a case for those. I mean, come on.
  38. 1 point
    socrates63

    socrates63's gaming collection and setup

    If playing GB/C games on the GBA gets annoying, I can always plays them on my GBC. I have Super Game Boy on my wish list, and it's a neat accessory to have. I also have a Game Boy Player for the GameCube, and I bought a few cartridges a couple of years ago to try that out. However, the GC currently sits disconnected.
  39. 1 point
    A quick review of the "Super Mario Bros Game & Watch". One of my kids got one as a gift, and I've borrowed it while they weren't looking. Quick summary: It's awesome. Worth the price. My opinion is that Super Mario Bros on NES is a masterpiece. The colors, the music, the level designs, the bright graphics. All perfect. And this little device captures all that. At first, the controls seem a little slippery, but that's just because the screen is so small. Once you get used to that, it's all good. The screen is nice and bright. The music sounds great. It's so well done. Bravo to Nintendo for doing nostalgia products with such high quality. I've seen a lot of complaints about "no kickstand". Really? OK. If that's all there is to complain about, I think it speaks highly about this product.
  40. 1 point
    @Dinobot711 I love the composition of the photo -- the TV, consoles, shelves, controller, games, and the beverage. It's just a very comforting shot.
  41. 1 point
    dauber

    Autobiography of a Schnook

    Wait...wasn't there just a new episode a few days ago? Well, yeah, but...let's talk about 1990. It was a time when we needed to pray just to make it today. (Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.) In this episode: The Year That Was 1990 - and how a teenage schnook deals with a new school and a new job Music for Schnooks - How a simple Christmas present changed an angsty teen's life forever https://schnookpodcast.com/2020/12/24/chapter-29-the-1990-episode/
  42. 1 point
    dauber

    Autobiography of a Schnook

    In the first release of December 2020, we look inside the mind of a 14-year Chicagoan, God help us all. In this chapter: ∙ About a Schnook – Does he live quietly? What are his personal habits? ∙ Music For Schnooks: Rubber Schnook – An approach to a classic Beatles album. British version? American version? A hybrid? https://schnookpodcast.com/2020/12/22/chapter-28/
  43. 1 point
    dauber

    Pie Factory Podcast

    Next games are Hang On and...oh, crap, honestly, I don't remember. 😕 It's mentioned at the end of the episode though. You can post feedback here if you want, or tweet us @piefactorypfp, or e-mail us at piefactory@fab4it.com
  44. 1 point
    dauber

    Pie Factory Podcast

    Pie Factory Podcast episode 118 is out now! For this final episode of the year, Sean and Jim talk about the world situation, economics, and their five Christmas wishes. (Wait, was that this episode? Hmmm...maybe that was another...) But what could this week's theme be? Is it games with pluralized round things in their names? Only The Shadow knows. https://fab4it.com/piefactory/audio/PFP_Episode118.mp3
  45. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Frenzy, Choplifter! Combat 1990 Reviews

    Combat 1990 could use some more sophisticated graphics but the game is fun to play. As the first homebrew, it took the 2600 game and updated it enough to be cool on the 7800.
  46. 1 point
    nosweargamer

    T:ME SALVO Extravaganza

    Hi @Funkmaster V and welcome to the forums from a fellow 7800 fan! I have a couple suggestions that might help: 1) When creating a thread, include content and not just links that redirect to your site. For instance, go ahead post your whole review here and include a link to where you originally posted it. Just saying "Go check out my new review at my site" is something better suited for status updates. 2) I checked out your review on your site, but when I did, I got stuck on that page and found no way to explore more of your site. I'm guessing you just forgot to add a Home link/button. Hope this helps and feel free to introduce yourself here: https://forums.atari.io/forum/59-introduce-yourself/ This is a super friendly site and I think you'll get a warm welcome there!
  47. 1 point
    dauber

    Pie Factory Podcast

    While you’re enjoying turkey with your family, why not put Pie Factory Podcast on as your background? Jim’n’Sean discuss two fairly unusual arcade games in episode 117. And so should you. https://fab4it.com/piefactory/audio/PFP_Episode117.mp3
  48. 1 point
    TrekMD

    The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast

    Yes! Downloaded! 🙂
  49. 1 point
    dauber

    The Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast

    What? Time for another episode ALREADY?! Well, Bob DeCrescenzo has DONE IT AGAIN. This time, with some help from Kurt Woloch. In this episode we explore the latest addition to the 7800 homebrew library, the only home conversion of an arcade classic. https://homebrew78.fab4it.com/media/hbh_episode_0501.mp3
  50. 0 points
    Justin

    The Famicom-to-NES Adapter

    I'm a little frustrated that I made a YouTube video about this very topic about 10 years ago that had tens of thousands of views and my YouTube account was killed for no apparent reason, no warnings no explanation. I have the video somewhere but it will take some looking.
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