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  1. Latest article about the Trak-Ball controller, and Crystal Castles: http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives/articles/trak-ball/trak-ball.html
  2. Atari announced it would be for all their consoles and computers in 1984, but as we know, only the VCS version was released. A prototype version for the computers existed in 1984 (and was leaked out soon after Atari changed hands) and was later revamped and released in 1988, but neither version supported the trak-ball. The game was unofficially converted to the 5200 and someone made a version of it that supports the trak-ball: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/247585-crystal-castles-no-trackball-support/ Considering all the effort that was put into making and marketing the trak-ball controllers, it's shameful how little they were supported. At the $45 retail price they were first advertised for, it was pretty much a sham, especially when Atari was telling people the controller "takes a good game (Phoenix, Missile Command, Galaxian, Space Invaders) and makes it awesome". In the case of the VCS controller, it was never fully supported, as no games were ever made that took full advantage of it; all the controller ended up doing was translating the analog movement into the standard up/down/left/right movements. Years later someone hacked a few VCS games to take advantage of analog movement: http://home.ptd.net/~scottith15/trak-ball_series.zip
  3. The link is no longer valid. Do you still have a copy of this? I'd like to host it on my site.
  4. Anybody remember the Lynx newsletters that were available when the system was released? One was called A.P.E. - Atari Portable Entertainment.
  5. Probably just an early pre-production version. But what's with the comic screenshots below it? lol
  6. If you really want an arcade machine, get an original Atari CC. Don't mess with those 1Ups. You should be able to find an original in good working condition for less than $1k. I don't know where you're located, but ask local amusement operators in your area, or look on KLOV, or check online auction sites like this one: https://bid.captainsauctionwarehouse.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/54/lot/13316?url=%2Fm%2Fview-auctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F54 If you have to have it shipped, figure on adding another $200-$400.
  7. I was expecting 'socrates' to come storming back at the end. I posted in the scoreboard thread. Let's see who can break 100k first! This is actually a pretty good port of the arcade game, aside from the strange border around the screen. Current WR champ George Riley has some videos of his Galaxian gameplay that are worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/user/Disjaukifa63
  8. Galaxian Atari 2600 Difficulty: B High Score: 96,830 September 14, 2020
  9. http://www.ataricompendium.com/game_library/easter_eggs/vcs/26galaxian.html Waves 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 have Galaxians that move notably faster than in other waves. There are no more ‘fast’ waves after wave 30, but if you lose a ship, the wave you’re on will become a fast wave.
  10. http://www.ataricompendium.com/archives/ads/newspaper_ads/citizens_voice/citizens_voice.html
  11. Here's another ad featuring Shane, this time with Gauntlet:
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