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  1. 🍕 Summer Pizza Festival starts FRIDAY 🥳 Excited for our SIDEWALK SALE! Spread the word!

  2. 👻 Bustin:

     

    1. RickR

      RickR

      OMG, this is so frustrating.  On the bright side, no one is going to be sued for copyright infringement. 



       

  3. I'm also loving those new Star Wars re-releases, they're so cool! They even have the Kenner logo on them I'll have to get a few. Take them out of the packaging and pose them alongside my gaming stuff in my Instagram photos.
  4. Thanks @Atari Creep! I hope you enjoy it. Good luck to the Bruins 🏒🥅 Also created a new thread today for our Livestream channel, hope to have you on sometime:
  5. Those little action figures are super cool and retro! I don't remember ever seeing them before. I'd love to see them in more detail and get your take on them. Their big moon boots are awesome. I think it's cool how the little pod comes out of the shuttle bay and the red part slides back.
  6. 🌃 S Ξ G Λ N I G H T S 🌘 Memories of playing Hang-On for Sega Master System Hang-On is a motorcycle driving game that came on a “Combo Cartridge” as the pack-in game with the Sega Master System. Growing up, I never paid much attention to Hang-On. I first played it at my friend’s house, he had a Sega Master System and seeing the games made me want to get one. I asked about Hang-On, it looked a lot like Pole Position II or Out Run, which was the Sega game I most wanted to play. My friend grimaced and said Hang-On was a cruddy game and we should play Shinobi instead. He was right about Shinobi being an awesome game, and I wouldn’t realize it until this week but he was wrong about Hang-On. Yes, it’s a motorcycle racer that fits about halfway between Pole Position II and Out Run, with PPII’s lights and lack of music, and Out Run’s “Extended Play” with changing scenery every lap. Except Hang-On challenges you in new ways with special techniques and strategies. It’s not so much a racing game as a driving game, and it’s the motorcycle element that makes these special techniques possible. I’ve had this game for 30+ years and never connected with it. I was more drawn to the other racing games I mentioned. But Hang-On always reminds me of the beginning of summer, pulling out the Sega Master System, cracking open a cold Snapple and having some snacks while I dive into the SMS library. This weekend I gave Hang-On another try. Even this week I didn’t care much for the game at first. Until I got a feel for the unique skill and strategy woven into this 8-bit classic. Something clicked and I connected with this game. What a beast. BIG TIP OFF — Your motorcycle shifts through 3 gears. The best moments to shift gears are at 100km/h and 200km/h. From the back of the box: “Hang-On / Safari Hunt: Motorcycle racing and jungle adventure - all on one Sega Combo Cartridge. Hang-On is the 3-D motorcycle race game that’s taken the arcades by storm. Race through grasslands, seasides, valleys, nighttime city scapes and, of course, motorcycle racecourses. The game is so fast it even gives you special techniques like Hang-on and Countersteering for taking the corners.”
  7. 🏍️ HANG-ON Sega Master System Livestream on our 2nd YouTube channel:

     

  8. Atari I/O LIVE! is our 2nd YouTube channel, dedicated to exploring the retro world of video games of the past! This channel features our gaming livestreams from Instagram and YouTube posted regularly. New Viewer? Subscribe! http://bit.ly/atariiolive HANG-ON Sega Master System Livestream:
  9. I have a new video that's essentially an audio commentary on Blue Lightning. I'm starting to rebuild our YouTube channel and this is one of the first new videos, I hope you enjoy it. (Not submitting this as a score) CHILL OUT TIME Ep. 1: Blue Lightning on Atari Lynx
  10. It looks like it has TWO controller ports
  11. This is what the arcade life is all about
  12. SET UP FOR THE SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE:
  13. @RickR already has a thread going, you can check it out here:
  14. TIME TO SET UP SHOP! We’re having our 1st Annual Atari I/O Summer Sidewalk Sale here in the forums! The event will take place with our SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL June 21-23, but it doesn’t hurt to set up early! Think of this thread like the sidewalk on Main St. in your home town. This will be the epicenter of the Sidewalk Sale event! We can talk and trade, and if you already have your own For Sale / Trade threads listed in the Marketplace go ahead and share links to them here. 🕹️ BUY, SELL & TRADE! This is a great time to tidy up and let go of dupes in your collection! Polish up those spares and trades, take photos and post them in the Marketplace! We’ll spread the word that NOW is a great time to check out the new items in the Marketplace. Even if you only have a few items, now is a great time to get them listed, make a trade, check out what others have up, and maybe make a new friend in the process. 🕹️ POST YOUR LINKS BELOW! If you have any questions, just ask!
  15. Awesome! We will have a thread in the Marketplace specifically for the Sidewalk Sale aspect of the festival to do exactly what you just did, share links to everything you have for sale and chat about it. I should go ahead and get that set up since you guys are already getting things ready!
  16. That is just incredible. I'm blown away by this.
  17. Great post! Can't wait to see this build come together 🎬
  18. Even just a video from your cell phone or a few pictures will do the trick 😉
  19. 🍕🍕🍕 Thrilled to announce our SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL! June 21st - 23rd:

     

  20. Pizza and games! That's that it's all about! GREAT to have you on board @Atari Creep!
  21. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask. I will be here to help in any way that I can. Hope all of you will join in our summer celebration!
  22. SUMMER PIZZA FESTIVAL! 🕹️ 🍺 🍕 A CELEBRATION OF PIZZA, GAMES & SUMMER 🍕 🍺 🕹️ ____________ SIDEWALK SALE Buy, Sell & Trade! This is a great time to tidy up and let go of dupes in your collection! Polish up those spares and trades, take photos and post them in the Marketplace! We’ll spread the word that NOW is a great time to check out the new items in the Marketplace. Even if you only have a few items, now is a great time to get them listed, make a trade, check out what others have up, and maybe make a new friend in the process. 🍕 PIZZA PARTY Sample your favorite local pizza and celebrate summer with pizza and games! Invite a friend over for pizza and games at home, or go out to your local pizzeria for a fun night! Share photos in the forums and lets hear about your favorite local pizza place! What's your regional flavor? Is it New York Style, Chicago Deep Dish, Genuine California Pizza? Let’s see that pizza place game room! If you’re eating at home, project Warlords up on the side of your house for an amazing game with friends. It’s a good time to invite new friends to join the Forums. 🍕 LIVESTREAMS Content creators! Livestream pizza & games night from home, or check in LIVE from your local pizzeria with your mobile device. We’ll be there for the action! 🍕 3x HIGH SCORE SQUAD CHALLENGES 3 spectacular Squad Challenges running simultaneously thru the long weekend. Participate in as many of them as you want! 🍕 PLAY-IT-FORWARD Randomly donate/give/send a classic game to someone who might enjoy it, or support your favorite Atari I/O Content Creator with a generous donation on Patreon or PayPal. The spirit of Play-It-Forward is to promote classic gaming while being generous to those who could use a little generosity. This will not be an opportunity for mooches and grifters to pester forum members for free games or insinuate as much. 🍕 "Pizzas, and greasy joysticks, pitcher of root beer and high scores, that’s what it’s all about" - BTB Friday, June 21st - Sunday, June 23rd
  23. What this guy did is incredible. 🤯 Hats off to him.
  24. 📺 Starting to rebuild our Atari I/O YouTube channel. Lots to come, both old and new! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1_eHAH_I3lVDZrSLTBtjAg 

  25. Hang-On Sega Master System Difficulty: Level 1 High Score: 1,699,040 June 5, 2019
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