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Starbuck66

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  1. Episode 12 - Ys Book I and II is available! http://traffic.libsyn.com/turbotasticpodcast/Episode_12_-_Ys_Book_I_and_II.mp3 Libsyn Page: http://turbotasticpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-12-ys-book-i-and-ii Link to show notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AR8dP0zJ78-OrprTNaCjLe22t6Eq84fB1b3h84in740/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Ootake is my TG16/PCE emulator of choice: http://www.ouma.jp/ootake/ I’ll have to make some time to enter some scores in this contest, love this pinball series!
  3. Congrats Rick! Good call on ordering the Turbo Everdrive, it’s well worth the investment!
  4. I’ve had one since they came out, and I haven’t played it a ton, but I like it! I agree they could have put some more games on it, but it seems to work great and has been a fun add to my collection.
  5. Yeah Willie regifted my disappointment of a Defender II cart from last year... apparently when he said Stargate he meant Stargate. 😆
  6. Another great tip; I would also add that you need to arrange your pieces to accomodate any next piece you get. I always try to make sure I arrange things so I can accomodate any piece.
  7. One I would add to Rick’s tips is to start the game on a higher level to get better at manipulating the pieces at higher speeds for practice. That and the more empty you can have the board by the time you get to level 8 the better, as that’s when things really speed up.
  8. Alien Atari 2600 Difficulty: Left B, Right B, Level 1 High Score: 38,016 October 21, 2018
  9. Gremlins Atari 2600 Difficulty: Default Score: 80,590 October 30, 2018
  10. Halloween Atari 2600 Difficulty: Default High Score: 21,825 October 29, 2018
  11. Played some more this weekend on my real NES and finally cracked 6 digits... 117634
  12. 65,177. I can't seem to keep it together at level 8 or 9, but I've been playing a lot on my PSP and 3DS, and I think I might do better at those higher speeds on actual hardware.
  13. Atari my dad was into Super Breakout, Battlezone, and Combat. He had high score competitions with my grandfather (a career Army man and Vietnam vet) on Battlezone... I was too young to remember them but from what I was told they were pretty intense! Later when we got the NES I borrowed Solar Jetman from a friend, and my dad instantly fell in love with it! It was so bad I could barely get time on the game (even though I was much better at it than he was :-P). We went out and got a copy a week after I gave it back to my friend, and we hardly ever bought NES games, I always just rented them, so that was a big deal. My dad LOVED Tetris, both on the NES and Game Boy, and also Choplifter II on the Game Boy. On the PC he was big into Sid Meier’s Civilization, especially CivNet and Civ II. He’d play those games for hours! And of course MS Solitare games on the Entertainment Packs; he liked Tri Peaks the best I think. My dad was quite the gamer for a long time, until his MS got too bad for him to play anymore. He passed away several years back from complications related to it, but if it weren’t for him I don’t know if I would have had as big of a passion for video games as I do today.
  14. Secret Quest Atari 2600 Difficulty: Default High Score: 148,107 October 13th, 2018
  15. Coconuts Atari 2600 Difficulty: B High Score: 1120 July 29th, 2018
  16. Barnstorming Atari 2600 Difficulty: Game 1, Difficulty B High Score: 33.27 July 16, 2018
  17. Crystal Castles Arcade Difficulty: Default High Score: 286,336 July 31, 2018 Notes: Played on Nintendo DS Atari Greatest Hits Vol 2
  18. Crystal Castles Atari 2600 Difficulty: Level 1, Difficulty B High Score: 97,239 July 31, 2018
  19. Here are my scores! I have two for Crystal Castles Arcade, one used the level 1 and 3 warps (both played on the DS Atari Greatest Hits Vol 2), the other was straight up from level 1: 286,336 with level 1 and 3 warp 41,852 without using any warps: And I also have a score for the 2600 version, played on my 7800 with Genesis controller, 97,239 My daughter (Abby) also wanted to submit her high score of 5224 on the 2600: Really enjoyed the challenge this month, this was a lot of fun!
  20. I would love to get into real Neo Geo, but it’s more expensive now than it was when it released! Emulation seems like the smart choice for that system.
  21. Its funny, I have lots of systems that I didn't own BITD, but I played them either at a console arcade next to my house, or at my friends and cousins houses on a constant basis. The only consoles I owned as a kid are: Atari 2600 NES The consoles I own now that I never really played before are: Intellivision Atari 5200 Atari 7800 Colecovision The consoles I own now that I played a ton of when I was younger (pre-20) are: SNES Sega Genesis Playstation N64 Turbografx 16 Dreamcast on up I've owned myself, although I usually don't buy them on release. The exception for that rule was the Wii, Wii U, and Switch. Wii I got launch day, Wii U and Switch I got within 3 months of release. My wife got me into the CV; she played it a lot when she was a kid because her folks left it at her grandparents house after they upgraded to the NES. Some of the best pre crash graphics and arcade ports are on this system, and I'm glad we have one now! SNES and Genesis were no brainers for me; I played these things almost every weekend. I had two cousins that had the Genesis, and my best friend owned a SNES and his stepbrother had a Genesis which we borrowed pretty much whenever we felt like it. The SNES we have is actually my wife's original one she got for Christmas in the 90's, yellowed case and all! I had played the Playstation a lot at same best friends house; he bought one shortly after it launched. My brother in law also had one, and I played it a lot while I was dating my wife. Another one of my best friends had the N64 at launch, and I was at his house playing it a lot, or there were times when he would let me borrow it for a week, usually when I was on school break. He had already graduated and was working full time, so he was cool with me playing it when I was off school. The N64 we have is also my wife's original one she received for Christmas in 1999. None of my friends had the Turbo, but the console arcade next door to my house did, and it was one of my favorite things to play, mainly because none of my friends or relatives had one. I played the heck out of Bonk's Adventure, Galaga 90, and Blazing Lasers.
  22. Well I didn’t end up getting my hands on a multicart, but I did manage to get several loose carts a few weeks back in Detroit for 2 dollars a piece. I also got a few in box games in the 4-10 dollar range. I believe this was the final game list I ended up with: Computer Golf Bowling/Basketball Speedway/Spinout/Crypto Logic UFO Invaders from Hyperspace Pick Axe Pete KC Munchkin Out of this world/Helicopter Rescue Alien Invaders Plus Armored Encounter / Subchase I gave it to my in-laws last night and they were excited! They played Pick Axe Pete for at least 30 minutes, then they popped in KC Munchkin for a while. I then played some UFO, Invaders from Hyperspace, and Armored Encounter/Sub Chase with my father in law. We had a blast! This system is pretty fun given its limitations, and I especially enjoyed the strategy involved in Invaders from Hyperspace. KC Munchkin is no slouch either; just because there aren’t as many dots as there are in Pac Man doesn’t make it easier!
  23. So has anyone checked out the new Cobra Kai series on Youtube Red yet? I'll admit, I binge watched all 10 episodes in a day, it was like one long Karate Kid movie! My only beef is that they ramped the sexual jokes and foul language way up from the originals, so my hope of watching this show with my daughter will have to be put on hold until she's a bit older. It's a shame too, because she loves the three original Karate Kid movies. I think you can watch the first two episodes without the Red subscription too, but if you haven't signed up for Red before you get the first month free, so if you like the first two episodes theoretically you can watch all 10 for free. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe9DTWmhhxeKyYHL4mldGcA - Series page
  24. So.... I've been wanting to pursue a video game podcast for some time, and I think I've finally settled on doing a game by game podcast for the Turbografx. I'm probably going to follow a similar format to Ferg and the 2600 GBG Podcast. If anyone has any tips on podcasting please feel free to share them here or via PM, as I can use all the advice I can get! I'm going to stay away from the PC Engine side of things, at least for now, but if I enjoy doing this enough I might discuss those games as well. I'm just planning on going into this guns blazing, with a mic, a laptop, and an outline. We'll see how it goes
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