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    I'm rooting for him! I'm thrilled this is happening while we're stilly lucky enough to have Alex Trebek as the host of Jeopardy. I hope it stays that way for another 20 years.
  2. lmao good one @Willie!!
  3. @RadioPoultry That game is brutal. It's like you have to get a perfect run, and you keep rerunning it until you get it right. I get stopped out every right there at that ship where you're at. I've been past that level but not recently. Good luck to you!
  4. I think Blazing Lazers was the first TurboGrafx-16 game I ever played too. It was the demo game they had playing in the TurboGrafx kiosk at our Toys R Us. Other shoot 'em ups came along like Soldier Blade that were graphically superior, but Blazing Lazers has always been my favorite to play on that system.
  5. Sure, continues are allowed. It resets your score to 0 though.
  6. Cool scan! I hung onto a few of those brochures, I think I still have them somewhere. Funny you posted this now, yesterday I came across an old newspaper clipping from Friday, May 12, 1995 with a Sega "Head For Saturn" advertisement. This was printed at the bottom of the TV schedule for that night.
  7. GREAT CHOICES!! I second all of those. Blazing Lazers is truly one of my favorite games of all time. Shmups are one of the Turbo's strongpoints. Yes, yes and yes! Neutopia is a favorite of mine on TurboGrafx-16. Admittedly it's a clone of Legend of Zelda, but a good clone. If you loved Zelda on NES and can set aside the clone stigma, Neutopia is a great game. Very well done imo. THANK YOU for sharing this! I love seeing TZD stuff pop up! I have some catalogs and flyers from them that I've been meaning to scan or do something with but haven't gotten around to. Seeing that brochure brought back a lot of memories of being up late summer nights flipping through there picking out games. I used to order from TZD for like 10 years, between 1994-2004. They were great. I in fact do have a time machine, I think I'll be headed back to pick up a stack of Magical Chase and Air Zonk.
  8. My hope would be if Tod could get around to finishing just one of those projects that it would be SwordQuest AirWorld. I don't get the sense that Tod really understands why some gamers disliked his Pac-Man so much and it doesn't seem like his corrections would go above and beyond what the homebrew community has already offered up. Secondly, Tod isn't the original "creator" of Pac-Man, but he is the creator of SwordQuest. SwordQuest was mostly his vision, Tod is still alive and able to complete that vision through AirWorld and I would love to see that happen. Even if it's not the best game ever made, at least that would close out the original SwordQuest series.
  9. I see Earthworm Jim made the list! I'm as excited for that as anything. That's great news that they are adding more games!
  10. Absolutely! I remember seeing those stacked up at Toys R Us when the TurboGrafx-16 was brand new. I thought it was the coolest looking arcade stick at the time. I've always wanted one for the TurboDuo. I may modify one or just use an adapter. Absolutely sexy as hell! The TurboDuo too! TurboDuo had that nice, low-slung look like the Atari 7800 and Neo-Geo. I love it. Good luck! Rooting for you to pick one up soon!
  11. What was the first thing you ever bought on eBay? For me it was an original brochure for the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. I won the auction in the fall of 1996 and had to create an eBay account just to bid on the item. It was for sale from an older gentleman who lived in Connecticut. This was before PayPal was widely adopted, so payment instructions were to call the gentleman on the phone first, and then send a check or money order in the mail. I won the auction for $30. It seemed like such a big deal at the time. "What if it's a scam?". Sure enough the brochure arrived about a week later in the mail in minty fresh condition and I was thrilled. Then I realized I could buy hard to find Atari games there too. 23 years later here we are.
  12. That screen is super small how can anyone even see that?
  13. Great collection! Blazing Lasers is one of my favorite games of all time. Galaga '90, R-TYPE, Military Madness, Devil's Crush, Raiden, Legendary Axe, Ninja Spirit, each one of those games is reason enough alone to buy a TurboGrafx-16. Great to have another Turbo gamer here in the forums! 🙌
  14. Welcome to the forums @Control Issues!! I'm glad you saw the Twitter posts and decided to come check things out, it's awesome to have you join us. AA people are always welcome here. I hope you enjoy your times in the Atari I/O Forums, it's a nice community with some great people. We meet up in the chatroom every Wednesday night and have other events throughout the year. I think you'll fit right in. If there's anything you need just let me know. WELCOME!!
  15. BTW @Atari Creep I love your thumbnail for this one, that's a great image lmao 😂
  16. WELCOME to the forums @Control Issues!! It's great to have you join us! Great score
  17. It's hard to imagine consoles disappearing. I think there will be a lot of resistance to that. VCRs, DVD players and CD players have all but disappeared though, for the most part morphing into a single box in our living room. It will be interesting to see if video games are the next thing to get sucked into that box.
  18. That's a BEAUTIFUL homebrew! I wish a Warlords game of this caliber had been available when the 5200 was new to the market. What a great game.
  19. Me too! I think it's so interesting that Shazam and Captain Marvel are both out at the same time.
  20. I was thinking the same thing!! Warlords is one of my all-time favorite games that Atari ever made! 4 player fun, such an obvious winner and yet we never saw it on the 5200, 7800, etc. A little handheld would be perfect now. They gave us two Breakouts but no Warlords. I can only hope that it's in the works.
  21. Unfortunately I think we're going to see consoles phased out entirely, as we know them. We already have apps for our phones and iPads, Apple TV and Alexa. Eventually most gaming that happens on the television screen will either be powered by one of those devices or by the smart TV itself. The rise of platforms like Google Stadia are an example of this industry shift. What does that future look like? Think of the results. No physical copies, no resale market, stores such as GameStop will dry up, as will video game departments in other retail locations. It all sounds so boring. I hope this won't be the case. We will always have these classic games and consoles as long as we keep them alive.
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