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    CrossBow got a reaction from btbfilms76 in Lynx Lounge   
    Viking Child I think is the Lynx answer to Wonderboy in Monsterland or something similar as the game play mechanics are quite similar with defeating enemies and getting coins from them plus the way the levels look and are designed.
    You know I just noticed in watching your vid on this that it uses the same effects as Switchblade II on the Lynx. And it kinda plays the same way as that one too but with a medieval setting instead?
     
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from TrekMD in The Arecibo Observatory is being demolished   
    That would be outside my skillset I'm afraid. I too was pretty saddened to hear of this yesterday. I remembered the concerns they had about the sub cable breaking back in August and wasn't even aware that one of the primaries had also snapped recently! When I hear of the safety concerns required to try and repair it etc. I wonder, why they didn't routinely replace out the cables one by one over time? That is what they do with radio antennas here where I live. 
    But then I really think about it and it makes sense. It all comes down to money and rather large amount required to maintain something like this. Fact is those who decide where that money goes and needs to be invested, likely look upon this and go 'It is 60 years old, how much do we really want to invest in this?' and then pass it over. Or in a similar fashion they look at the structure over time and determine, 'yeah that should probably be replaced but we haven't the funds right now to pay for a proper inspection to even determine what needs to be done. We will have to deal with it when the time comes...'
    Now that the time has come, its time...has come.
    I wonder if they will actually disassemble the facility or just let the jungle take it back over time? I mean, if it is too dangerous and costly to repair it, then how would it be any less expensive or more safe to disassemble it properly?
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from socrates63 in The Arecibo Observatory is being demolished   
    That would be outside my skillset I'm afraid. I too was pretty saddened to hear of this yesterday. I remembered the concerns they had about the sub cable breaking back in August and wasn't even aware that one of the primaries had also snapped recently! When I hear of the safety concerns required to try and repair it etc. I wonder, why they didn't routinely replace out the cables one by one over time? That is what they do with radio antennas here where I live. 
    But then I really think about it and it makes sense. It all comes down to money and rather large amount required to maintain something like this. Fact is those who decide where that money goes and needs to be invested, likely look upon this and go 'It is 60 years old, how much do we really want to invest in this?' and then pass it over. Or in a similar fashion they look at the structure over time and determine, 'yeah that should probably be replaced but we haven't the funds right now to pay for a proper inspection to even determine what needs to be done. We will have to deal with it when the time comes...'
    Now that the time has come, its time...has come.
    I wonder if they will actually disassemble the facility or just let the jungle take it back over time? I mean, if it is too dangerous and costly to repair it, then how would it be any less expensive or more safe to disassemble it properly?
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from Justin in Lynx Lounge   
    Viking Child I think is the Lynx answer to Wonderboy in Monsterland or something similar as the game play mechanics are quite similar with defeating enemies and getting coins from them plus the way the levels look and are designed.
    You know I just noticed in watching your vid on this that it uses the same effects as Switchblade II on the Lynx. And it kinda plays the same way as that one too but with a medieval setting instead?
     
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from Atari Creep in First PS3   
    To add on to what @Atari 5200 Guy stated above....
    Darksiders series of games are like a mature dark version of Zelda 3D games. 
    Saint's Row series is like GTA but all satire and over the top in every way possible.
    I played Sacred on the PC and it was very Diablo like, however Diablo III I believe is also available on the PS3 as a console version and apparently works very well that way although I have not played it.
    The Uncharted games were one of the reasons why I picked up a PS3. They basically play like the Gears or Wars games where you move from area to area with duck and cover fire mechanics with a Tomb raider exploration thrown in for climbing around obstacles. My favorite of the uncharted games is actually the 4th game in the series on the PS4.
    The Last of Us...hmm. I personally found it to be a boring game with a story that just didn't engage me much. I know it was highly applauded and there are merits in that game that I can see why. But I was bored most of it and couldn't wait to finish it.
    L.A. Noire I would recommend if you want another GTA style of game but in a more realistic and less violent tone and style. Then again, I like playing as a detective in games and L.A. Noire is right up there.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from Atari Creep in First PS3   
    Might look into the De-Blob as I believe the sequel for that is on the PS3 but the original game was a Wii exclusive if memory services. Very fun casual and I really like the soundtracks!
    Mod-Nation racers was suggeted and that is another one with super catchy tunes. I own the OST to it as well. I would also recommend Dragon's Crown. It is basically a side scrolling beat em up with very slight RPG elements. It really plays more like the arcade D&D games that Capcom released in the 90s. The artwork, animation, and audio is quite stunning on that game. I now have the PS4 remaster version of the game, but get it for the PS3.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from HDN in Harry's Adventures in Classic Computing   
    This game was one of the first I had to get and play when I first acquired an 800xl. I later got rid of it and have a 130XE I can use now. But that is also because I have a NIB still in plastic 800xl in the box in the closet hehe.
    But I still prefer to play Star Raiders and Fractalus on the 5200 given both games really made excellent use of the analog controllers.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from RickR in First PS3   
    To add on to what @Atari 5200 Guy stated above....
    Darksiders series of games are like a mature dark version of Zelda 3D games. 
    Saint's Row series is like GTA but all satire and over the top in every way possible.
    I played Sacred on the PC and it was very Diablo like, however Diablo III I believe is also available on the PS3 as a console version and apparently works very well that way although I have not played it.
    The Uncharted games were one of the reasons why I picked up a PS3. They basically play like the Gears or Wars games where you move from area to area with duck and cover fire mechanics with a Tomb raider exploration thrown in for climbing around obstacles. My favorite of the uncharted games is actually the 4th game in the series on the PS4.
    The Last of Us...hmm. I personally found it to be a boring game with a story that just didn't engage me much. I know it was highly applauded and there are merits in that game that I can see why. But I was bored most of it and couldn't wait to finish it.
    L.A. Noire I would recommend if you want another GTA style of game but in a more realistic and less violent tone and style. Then again, I like playing as a detective in games and L.A. Noire is right up there.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from HDN in 7800 shells with shutter door / dust cover   
    Actually inserting the carts backwards won't damage it. I know because as a young kid I did it on purpose several times to see what crazy stuff it would produce on the screen. And even Tailchao stated in the AA forums that during the development of Rikki & Vikki, he was guilty of inserting the PCB in backwards and it never caused an issue on the console. Now, I can see that trying to insert the game backwards could possibly damage the cartridge of the cartridge PCB, But I would also think that a person would figure that out pretty quickly before it got to that point.
    The Pegs only exist on 7800 cartridges because Atari Corp was using the exact same cartridge shell for both 2600 and 7800 games at the time. And they had to include the holes in the cartridge slots to make sure that old original Atari 2600 games could still be used in both the Jr 2600 and 7800 consoles.
    What I wonder about more, is why the spring dust covers with small pegs were included on the older 7800 games in the first place when Atari would have known it wasn't needed. But again, they were doing the same on some 2600 releases around that same time, so again, single cartridge design and shell for two different systems saves you lots of money in design, tooling, and manufacture.
    In fact I'm guessing the reason why some of the Atari corp carts you find today have broken pegs on them is likely due to people trying to insert them backwards and snapping them off in the process.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from HDN in 7800 shells with shutter door / dust cover   
    Yes I believe the earlier made carts have those sprint doors on them. I don't think I have any 7800 games with those but I do own a 1984 PPII cart where both the top and end labels were applied upside down and it is quite mottled with the glue rot on it. But it does NOT have the spring door.
    Also, I NEVER understood why the 7800 games have the cart pegs on them. The 7800 cart slot does NOT have a dust door to open like on the 2600 earlier units. I know why they did it, it was because the 7800 had to have the holes to allow 2600 games to be played, and they figured it was cheaper to use a single cart shell for both 2600 and 7800 games. But yeah, technically the 7800 games do not require those pegs at all. Same with the 2600jr console as I believe those don't feature dust covers on the cartridge port either.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from HDN in Switch friend codes   
    Yeap I didn't own a switch until this past March when AC: New Horizons was released. My wife LOVES the AC games and it was around her B-day at the time so I pre-ordered it all about a month in advance. Glad I did considering how difficult it became to get the switch when the pandemic really took off.
    I opted for the family annual online since that way anyone in my house that creates an account (I think the limit is 7 people?) will have access to the online content and this was especially needed for the new AC game as well. 
    But to answer you question about the games for the old NES and SNES there @Atari 5200 Guy, yes, the classic Mario platformers are all present for the NES online games as well as on the SNES games. Ninendo updates this with new games about every month or so and it makes sense why they had NO desire to keep producing the Minis even though they were selling so well. The Online games is the exact same in how they play and with save states..etc. So technically Nintendo making and selling the Minis was in direct competition with themselves in this case.
    I don't recall what my switch profile code is but I will try and get that later to post if anyone wants to send an invite. I don't play the switch much and when I do it has pretty much only been AC since we got it but I do still like to fire up the classics and have a save state on Super Metroid I go back and play on a bit here and there.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from JustClaws in Jaguar ProController Reproductions Announced   
    Wanted to give some more thoughts on these controllers...
    I haven't tested both of my controllers...just the one I've actually take out of the box. I mentioned before about the keypad buttons sticking down? Thankfully that really hasn't been an issue in actual game play and I've found that those buttons are quite sensitive and do not require that hard a press to engage them. 
    But one thing was bugging me at first and I'm glad a fix of sorts has been found.
    The issue was that I was playing Wolf3D (Jag version is my favorite version btw), and I was noticing that frequently when trying to turn left on the d-pad that I would actually move up and left. I found I had to press down on the bottom edge of the left d-pad side to make sure I only moved left and didn't move diagonally up/left. Well other buyers of the controller reported the same issue.
    Turns out the problem is that there is only a single center mount screw that holds the PCB in place. Because of this there is some play in the PCB allowing it to rotate up and down a tiny bit. If you have the d-pad side down too low, then it is easy to actually be hitting both the up and left contact pads on the pcb at the same time, hence the movement issues.
    The fix is to basically loose the center screw holding down the PCB, rotate the PCB just a few mils up on the d-pad side, wedge something between the PCB and the plastic that frames it, and then tighten the screw back down. It was mentioned to use a post-it-note folded up into a small square. I chose to use about 2cm from a cable tie I clipped off and fold that in half to wedge in there. 
    It did indeed fix the issue. 
    They could have avoided this by doing two things:
    - design the PCB with guide holes in it and plastic pegs molded into the top shell to align the pcb properly. You know like Nintendo and most other controller companies have been doing to ever now?
    - Make the contact pads on the pcb a bit smaller so that there is less risk of it happening in the first place.
    Still I've been enjoying the heck out of this controller as once I got that issue resolved it easily is the best controller I've used for playing games on my Jag.
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    CrossBow got a reaction from Willie! in Arcade USA   
    Willie, how do you have your DC connected up to your TV? Also I commented on your video in regards to the Now Loading and how long that actually takes? I was able to time it on my video capture and it is about 20sec thereabouts for the game to load up from my SSD through the MODE. All the other games I own through the MODE seem to load up at the same speed as they did originally or faster in most cases, but so wasn't sure if the load time on your video (Nearly instance it seems) is how it actually loads up through the GDEmu you have installed, or if you edited it? I'm assuming you edited it because I also didn't see the disclaimer about the game only be sold and used in Japan?
     
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    CrossBow reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in Atari 5200 - What To Expect   
    I was sitting in front of my 5200 trying to play Space Invaders but my poor controller is just almost too far gone.  All the buttons work fine, just the joystick is worn. While playing the game a few thoughts came to me.  Of all times, right? I want you to see something though before I continue.

    That's a happy 5200 right there.  It still works and it is always ready to give me its time when I'm ready to sit in front of it.  It talks to me.
    "Why don't people like me? What's wrong with me?"
    I don't really know, pal.  I've always enjoyed you.  
    "Do people not like my games?"
    I don't think that's it because almost every game made for you was a hit arcade game.
    "Am I Ugly?"
    I think you are one of the most attractive machines ever made.  I don't think it's that.
    "Then why?"
    Well it's your controllers you were given.  For most people they didn't work.  For me, though, I like them because they are a part of you.
    "Why was I made with a handicap?  Did I do something wrong?"
    You did nothing wrong.  It's just how you are made.  That's all.
    "At least you like me."
    You're alright, pal.
    And now you, the readers, know where my thought process is.  It has taken me a very long time to come up with theories that will help other 5200 owners find some appreciation and enjoyment from the system.  I also hope that this post will also give a bit more understanding of what to expect from the system.  And, for the first time, people are finally going to see just how passionate I am toward the 5200 which, in my eyes and heart, was the best machine to come from Atari under the WB umbrella.
    Theory One - The Machine
    The 5200 was released during the early 1980's.  That's 40 years ago.  1970's was about woodgrain.  Everything was woodgrain.  Wall panels, floors, all kinds of various electronics.  By the 1980's that woodgrain was phased out in favor of silver and chrome...and piano black.  Think about it.  Then modern TV sets mixed woodgrain with silver accents, some TV shows had iconic vehicles decked out in black and chrome or silver including Knight Rider's K.I.T.T., A-Team's van, and Airwolf's helicopter.  It made sense to make a machine that kept the same concept.  Truth be told the 5200's design most likely was inspired by those shows or something else.  But the 5200 has the beginnings of the 1980's style all over it from its huge size to its heat vents...it is a product of 80's design and culture.
    Theory Two - The Controllers
    I believe this is the system's biggest issue.  For many many years I never understood how come others had issues where I did not.  Fact: my 5200 got played every single day and not once did my controller fail.  Not once.  It was mentioned to me a long time ago that using it everyday most likely kept it from having issues.   At seven years old I took very good care of my beloved 5200.  I spent many hours learning the controls before I would learn the games.  And I think the theory that I'm about to throw out there is where one common issue comes from.
    I highly believe most of those that had issues had invested in the 2600 prior to owning a 5200.  The 2600 was a very durable system with controllers that could withstand some rough usage where the 5200 was a more delicate system with controllers that simply were not made to be used that rough.  See where I'm going with this?  Previous 2600 owners who decided to invest in the 5200 possibly tried to treat it the same way causing very early wear and tear.  It simply could not withstand that kind of use.
    But the 5200 does have a title that seems to go unnoticed... analog controls.  The analog controllers that became standard starting with PlayStation and N64 actually owe their roots all the way back to the 5200 because it was the first console to put analog controls in the forefront of gaming.  So those with modern game consoles with analog controls should thank the 5200 for starting it.  You might not have them otherwise.
    Theory Three - Generations and Time
    Confused yet?  Well...let's start with time.
    You see, technology has improved over time and it continues to try to improve still.  Technically the 5200 was advanced for its time and technology was there for it to introduce new things.  Analog controls being one of them but what were the others you ask?  The controller's buttons and flex circuits.  You see both of those tech advancements were new and the 5200 got them.  The buttons had a carbon dot on the underside of them that, when pressed, completed a circuit on the flex circuit sitting right behind them.  This new technology had never been used before in video game technology and the only other console to use a flex circuit was the INTV released just prior to the 5200.  
    So what happened?  Time and age.  You see the longer some electronics sit before being used again the more harm that is done to them.  In some cases it doesn't matter how much or little something is used.  With the 5200 the constant use, like I did, helped the controllers maintain a good working experience but, at the same time, was also wearing off the carbon on those buttons to the point there was nothing there to complete the circuit.
    Where does age come in?  Age figures in because over time a machine simply reaches the point it can no longer perform the job it was designed to do.  They can either be fixed with some simple routine maintenance or they can't.  With the 5200, however, it is sort of a random thing because if you use it too much you can wear out the controllers but if you don't use it very often the controllers can ruin themselves.  It makes no sense at all does it?  But that is a theory I've noticed from reading or hearing other 5200 owners talk about their issues which brings us to generations.
    How does generations fit in?  Well as technology advanced so did the generations of game consoles.  Along with every new generation of game consoles new generations of humans were born.  It is probably safe to say that any generation of humans that got into gaming most likely started with the game console that was available with that generation.  Some had a NES as their first console, others probably started out with PlayStation or N64.  Those generations that hate the 5200 are most likely a later generation that had no clue about the 5200.  They either learned about them somewhere, discovered them in their parents' closet, attic, or basement, found one at a yard sale or something, get it home only to find out the thing works but the controllers don't work.  And with the 5200 nothing in the game can be done without a working controller and third party options are horrible when compared to the 2600.  So as generations of humans and consoles moved on the 5200 was left to collect dust, rust, and to ruin.
    Did any of that seem to make sense?  I really hope so because the 5200 does have a lot to offer.  Now let's find the positive things the 5200 has to offer...starting with its controller.
    The 5200 does offer all game and system controls in your hand meaning no more having to lean over a system to flip switches to change game setting like the 2600 did.  A pause button was even included on those controls and is pretty much the first console to offer this feature.  When they work well those analog controls can give a gamer precision movement that can improve their skills for better scores while narrowly avoiding losing a precious life.
    The 5200's game library is made up of the arcade games that were hits and eventually became classics.  Some are spot on, some not so much but the library tells the tale of what arcade games were most popular of the time of their release.  Only a handful of games are original non-arcade games.  Only 69 official games were made for the 5200 which should make it easy to get a decent collection of games.
    The 5200's design has allowed it to fit in with modern technology designs.  It is huge, yes, but it still fits well with designs that came after it.  And for me that click sound of the cartridge being pushed into the machine and the click sound of the power button then to see that colorful Atari logo on the screen is just magical.
    What to expect when getting a 5200 is to, first off, expect the controllers to be in poor or non working condition no matter what others say.  "It worked when I put it away.". Yea...if it has been months since it was last used those controllers will need to be used a bit to get them back to a somewhat decent working condition.  Then you may have to clean them.  As long as the machine works there is still a chance that something can be done to fix the controllers.
    Never attempt to take those controllers apart without first doing research somewhere on how to do it.  One false move can become a huge mistake and take away any chances of that controller working again.  That controller has a lot of parts that all have to work together in a very small space and it does not take much to completely destroy some of those parts.  I'm not saying not to nor am I trying to scare anyone away from doing so...I'm simply asking that anyone thinking about doing so to please see how it is done first so you will have knowledge on how it is done properly.
    The 5200 is a remarkable system and can offer an amazing amount of enjoyment, and I can't express this enough, as long as it is cared for, never treated like it is a 2600, and used often.  Learn the system first by getting use to the controllers before you attempt to learn the games.  Seriously, just play around with some games without being serious to get the feeling of those controllers on a per game basis.  If you can master that, then master your games, you will get one heck of a gaming experience from the 5200.  And that is what you can expect.
     
     
     
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    CrossBow reacted to Willie! in Arcade USA   
    Yes! A favorite arcade game comes to my beloved Dreamcast!
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    CrossBow got a reaction from socrates63 in socrates63's gaming collection and setup   
    Since the rom for the fixed possible version of the game has been released freely, I would ask Albert at AA if he can made a repro 7800 cart of the fixed rom? Doesn't hurt to ask anyway. I know he has done this for me on a few games in the past as long as I swore to never turn around and sell them back out. That was how the 'golden' cart of Quadrun was made as one of my prizes in the classic gaming tourney at my convention one year.
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    CrossBow got a reaction from RickR in Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting   
    Well there is Mean18 Gold on the 7800 and it isn't too bad at all for a golf game. Ninja Golf is in my opinion overrated. I give it credit for being an original idea, but the golf portion of it is really nothing like golf, and the ninja gameplay aspect is also nothing invovled. The basic gameplay is just Smack the ball in the general direction of the green/hole. You then go through the side perspective view of running towards where the ball landed. Along the way you have to jump and dodge and punch enemies that come at you from in front and behind. Make it to the ball and swing again. When you get to the Green, you throw shuirkens at a very nicely detailed dragon that moves across left and right while shooting fireballs at you. Then...onto the next hole.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from HDN in Harry's Adventures in 7800 Collecting   
    Well there is Mean18 Gold on the 7800 and it isn't too bad at all for a golf game. Ninja Golf is in my opinion overrated. I give it credit for being an original idea, but the golf portion of it is really nothing like golf, and the ninja gameplay aspect is also nothing invovled. The basic gameplay is just Smack the ball in the general direction of the green/hole. You then go through the side perspective view of running towards where the ball landed. Along the way you have to jump and dodge and punch enemies that come at you from in front and behind. Make it to the ball and swing again. When you get to the Green, you throw shuirkens at a very nicely detailed dragon that moves across left and right while shooting fireballs at you. Then...onto the next hole.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from HDN in Sega Dreamcast (North American edition) is 21 Years Old today!   
    I can say that of that generation of systems. That I did prefer to play games on the Cube more than the PS2. However, when my ex-wife and I separated back in 2005, I found myself only playing PS2 as that was all I was able to get since I left the Cube with my kiddos as it had most of the games they were actually wanting to play at the time.
    I still have a decent Cube collection of games and on rare occasions will play them through the Wii via component. I own about 3 Cubes but don't actually use them to play the games.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from LeeJ07 in Sega Dreamcast (North American edition) is 21 Years Old today!   
    I didn't pickup a DC until sometime in 2003 I think just after it has been discontinued. When that happened you could get boxed used ones for pretty cheap. I've got through about 3 or 4 of them in that time due to the drives eventually giving out on them. I have to say that the DC and especially Shenmue when I first fired it up on my DC was when I realized that the gap between most of my computer game graphics and those on home consoles was barely a gap at all. You could say the Dreamcast brought me back into modern console gaming after nearly a decade of ignoring it prior. Yes I was playing retro games again starting around late '99 but I didn't have much interest in any of the newer systems or modern until I got that DC. I later got a PS2 and then a GameCube..and...well here we are.
    Currently I have three DCs in  my collection. I have one CIB that works as far as I know. I have one working in my DC Kiosk unit. (Although not the original DC anymore as that one died LONG ago due to a bad laser and we didn't have alternatives then as we do now). And I have my actual primary DC I use in the game center which is one of the Black sports edition units. Those appear to have better quality GDrom drives in them but I wouldn't know as I have a MODE and DCDigital installed into mine at this point.
    Great ratio of good and excellent games on that system. And many that I prefer to play on the DC vs their PS2 counterparts as well.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from LeeJ07 in Keep or sell super valuable games?   
    Yeah GB games that use batteries just need to be done using a replacement pre-tabbed battery. They can be purchased in bulk for decent prices if you do a lot of them. But I would likely go to my local retro shop around the corner and have them hook me up if I needed it done on my portable games. As they also do battery replacements in games and consoles along with repairs (Accept for the ones they hand to me to do LOL!).
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from LeeJ07 in My Intellivision Doesn't Seem to Work   
    Do you feel comfortable enough to at least be able to remove the power board, ribbon cable, and main board assemblies from the case? Though it isn't what I normally advise, but it would be cheaper to send the 'guts' of the system to someone to have them checked out and repaired vs the entire console. The mainboard of the intellivision only takes up half of the entire console space with the power board and transformer only taking up 1/4 of the remaining space. Most of the intellivision model 1 units on the left hand side is empty air space that was designed for the power cord to be tucked into when the system wasn't in use.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from Sabertooth in Our Favorite "Video Pinball" Games   
    Well for classic consoles the one that was played a LOT in my house was easily Midnight Magic on the 2600. However, without question my favorite video pinball games would have to be  Pinball Fantasies (Especially Stones 'n Bones table) and Epic Pinball for the PC. Although Pin Fantasies was played much more in my house and I still fire them up today.
    Forgot to add that I also frequently will load up either Alien Crush on my TurboDUO or Dragon's Fury on my Genesis. 
    I also really liked Flip Nic for the PS2 when it was released and played the heck outta that, but I haven't played that in some time. Flip Nic is totally a fantasy pinball simulator that would NOT be possible on actual hardware due to the physics or lack thereoff it uses.
    More modern pin simulators that I frequently fire up are many of the tables available in Pinball FX3 on the PS4. I owned them originally on the PS3 and was able to transfer those over to the PS4. I don't own all the tables for that series but I do like the Tesla and Mars tables quite a bit.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from RickR in Our Favorite "Video Pinball" Games   
    Well for classic consoles the one that was played a LOT in my house was easily Midnight Magic on the 2600. However, without question my favorite video pinball games would have to be  Pinball Fantasies (Especially Stones 'n Bones table) and Epic Pinball for the PC. Although Pin Fantasies was played much more in my house and I still fire them up today.
    Forgot to add that I also frequently will load up either Alien Crush on my TurboDUO or Dragon's Fury on my Genesis. 
    I also really liked Flip Nic for the PS2 when it was released and played the heck outta that, but I haven't played that in some time. Flip Nic is totally a fantasy pinball simulator that would NOT be possible on actual hardware due to the physics or lack thereoff it uses.
    More modern pin simulators that I frequently fire up are many of the tables available in Pinball FX3 on the PS4. I owned them originally on the PS3 and was able to transfer those over to the PS4. I don't own all the tables for that series but I do like the Tesla and Mars tables quite a bit.
     
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    CrossBow got a reaction from HDN in Our Favorite "Video Pinball" Games   
    Well for classic consoles the one that was played a LOT in my house was easily Midnight Magic on the 2600. However, without question my favorite video pinball games would have to be  Pinball Fantasies (Especially Stones 'n Bones table) and Epic Pinball for the PC. Although Pin Fantasies was played much more in my house and I still fire them up today.
    Forgot to add that I also frequently will load up either Alien Crush on my TurboDUO or Dragon's Fury on my Genesis. 
    I also really liked Flip Nic for the PS2 when it was released and played the heck outta that, but I haven't played that in some time. Flip Nic is totally a fantasy pinball simulator that would NOT be possible on actual hardware due to the physics or lack thereoff it uses.
    More modern pin simulators that I frequently fire up are many of the tables available in Pinball FX3 on the PS4. I owned them originally on the PS3 and was able to transfer those over to the PS4. I don't own all the tables for that series but I do like the Tesla and Mars tables quite a bit.
     
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