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  1. 10 hours ago, nosweargamer said:

    Pick Axe Pete

    I'll accept that Alien Invaders Plus is a knock off, but Pick Axe Pete? No way! It's so different than Donkey Kong. It's about as much of a rip off of Donkey Kong as Donkey Kong was a rip off of Space Panic. Which is to say, not much.

  2. 9 hours ago, nosweargamer said:

    I'll be honest, I didn't realize what the whole Rick Roll thing was until recently. And I do think it's overdone and kinda dumb. However, that being said, the GBA version is a gem!

    I think from now on, it should be a default anti-piracy setting. Programmers should program games so if it detects a pirated copy, when you head to the last boss, you get Rock Rolled instead. 😅

    Rick Rolling was before my time. It was this past summer when it got reasonably big again when I started doing it. I love stupid garbage like this.

    But yeah, far and away the GBA is the most clever way to do it!

  3. The Odyssey 2, man. I've heard nothing but good things about this system my entire life, as this is what my dad had as a kid. We got one just the other day and we're having a great time with it. 

    On 5/22/2016 at 10:03 AM, RickR said:

    But to be honest, there are a LOT of really bad games for the O2.  The library is dominated by really bad versions of games you are familiar with on other systems.  O2 "Alien Invaders - Plus" (a copy of Space Invaders) is laughably bad, for example.  And like Retrogamer mentioned, most games only give you one life, which is really frustrating and weird.  "Demon Attack" is pretty pared down, showing that even Imagic couldn't get much out of the limited hardware.

    I would have to disagree a bit. Magnavox gets points for being creative with their clones. Look at Alien Invaders Plus next to other Space Invaders clones of the time like TI Invaders and Space Armada. Those are a lot more clone-like than the Odyssey rendition, which almost seems like its own thing (almost). I myself rather enjoy Alien Invaders, but I can totally see why many would not. It has its quirks. I personally don't mind the one life aspect of most games very much, but again I can see why many wouldn't care for it.

    Though I'll give you Demon Attack. Yuck! It's a terrible game from the same system that gave us Attack of the Timelord. But Atlantis makes up for it. Atlantis on the O2 is amazing.

    On 5/22/2016 at 1:42 PM, RickR said:

    Timelord is just an ok game really.  It's the voice that takes it over the top.  You must complete the next level just to hear the next taunt from the timelord. 

    Just OK?!?! Dude! You commited Odyssey 2 treason!

    I'm kidding of course, but I think this game is seriously great! I don't have the Voice yet, but I think its still an amazing cartridge. I love the gameplay and really wish there was a decent version for the 2600 that captured that. Without the voice, I have to make my own, and that's a surefire way to get weird looks from your parents and siblings.

    On 5/22/2016 at 2:32 PM, nosweargamer said:

    My favorite game was Pick Axe Pete, but again it's been years.


    One of the best. Anyone who likes Pete should try out Fast Eddie on the 2600. It's very different, but it really reminds me of Pete for some reason.

  4. Okay, it's hard to beat rescuing the aliens at the end of Super Metroid, @nosweargamer. For this, I was trying to think of easter eggs I do every time when I play a game and this is the one.

    Also, there are so many hidden in the backgrounds, etc. in the Luigi's Mansion series. Especially in the first one. My sister and I explored every inch of that place when we were little.

    Of course, all of Link's Awakening is basically an easter egg. Wart, Kirby, Goombas, Bowser, Yoshi, Mario, Luigi, and even more all make an appearance. What a fantastic game that is!

  5. Just now, RickR said:

    Hold the phone, Harry.  There's a GBA video of Rick Astley?  For real?  If true, I NEED a copy. 

    I found a video online of another unlucky soul's experience. I think my friend said this was from Ebay, but I could be wrong.

    By the way, said "friend" is the same guy who you gave the DS Lite. Thanks for empowering this jerk.

  6. @nosweargamer why did I even click on that when I was almost 100% sure I knew what it was going to be?

    Joke's on you though-- you can't be Rick Rolled if you are already listening to the song! Funny story about that. Yesterday my friend gave me a copy of Pokemon Emerald for the GBA. When I turned it on, it was just a GBA video version of Never Gonna Give You Up in disguise. I couldn't be mad because of how clever that was.

  7. 49 minutes ago, DegasElite said:

    Correct. It's Pengo.

    Sorry. I reached the maximum amount of posts per day earlier. I couldn't respond any sooner than now. Your turn, HDN. :O)

    I getcha. Posting jail sucks! I’ve been there all too many times.

    Here’s one of my all time favorite Atari 2600 pieces. It’s a common game too. This was ripped off the cartridge for the Sears version, but it’s the same art as the box. Really great game too.


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