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AtariSphinx

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AtariSphinx last won the day on January 25

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About AtariSphinx

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What's Up?

  • Currently Playing
    Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis
  • Gender
    Male
  • Current City
    CA, USA
  • Interests
    Retro gaming, hand held gaming, ancient history, video gaming history
  • First Console
    Atari 1200XL 8 bit computer
  • Favorite Arcade Game
    Ms Pac-Man
  • Podcast I Recommend
    Atari 2600 Game By Game
  • YouTube Channel I Like
    No Swear Gamer, Arcade USA, Atari Creep, Mike Matei, MetalJesusRocks

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  1. I have 3 CX40 joysticks, couple of Sega Genesis pads, and recently got a Kraft similar to RickR that have not tried yet. I much prefer using joysticks for Atari since grew up with a PointMaster joystick which was OK back then but don't have one now. I do like the comfort/low force needed of the fire button pressing on the Genesis pad though vs CX40. Recently one of the CX40s started to fail and decided to try solder in the same low profile microswitchs that @Willie! did on his YouTube channel. Did it last night and what a difference in accuracy and reduced force needed for the
  2. Agreed. Had one as a kid and loved how it looked then and still do now. Recently acquired an 800xl and like the smaller footprint yet similar design style.
  3. Jr Pac-Man: 517,860 Played this one recently at hardest level making this level now much easier after struggling with that. I am quite impressed with some of the YouTube videos I have seen and high scores.
  4. Here in my state was lucky to have many Fry's Electronics, couple of Microcenters, Circuit City, and many Radio Shacks. Frys was my favorite to just go and browse around, try out many of there demo areas, and loved the themes even as corny as they were. Lots of cables for every connector that you can need. Microcenters were great as I felt the employees were quite knowledgeable. Stores were smaller than Frys but quite fond of them. I only experienced Circuit City towards there end. Found it funny when I bought a $50 portable Sony CD Walkman and they were pushing a $75 2 ye
  5. For those that grew up in the 80s, this was interesting to see these old stores many of which I went to myself that are no longer around. He talks about the reasons which got me thinking of why I stopped going to some of these stores though I miss browsing around and trying out gadgets.
  6. 86 (+14) Some improvement! Playing with the swing type helped.
  7. 90 (+18)! That 18th hole is tough! Never played this one before but used to love the Gameboy version of Golf. Played that one against my friend with the Link cable as a kid. This one is good but I find the Gameboy take on it better.
  8. This is a great summary. I did the 820 ohm resistor add to my 4 switch rev 14 board and it did improve make the colors brighter. Worth the effort.
  9. Agreed. The best ones have really good filters to help get a cleaner picture.
  10. I would agree with that RF and composite output can have the same quality output. I recently did an experiment with my front load NES comparing the stock RF and composite outputs on same CRT TV with OEN cables. The outputs were the same except for a slight wave on the RF output. Next I took the composite out and ran it through an external composite to RF $15 converter. The result was the same as composite to my eyes. I think either inter shielding in NES or the RF cable was the cause of the wave. I run my 4 switch 2600 with OEM RF cable and the output is great. The key though wa
  11. Joust (7800, Intermediate): 71,150 Scored on emulator. Grew up playing the Atari computer version and recently played the 2600 which was able to roll. This version is really good but definitely more challenging than the other two like the arcade version. I have a version on the original Xbox (Midway Arcade Treasures) that would like to retry and see how it compares.
  12. For me, while not a dedicated gaming console, it is the Atari 400/800 systems and their derivatives. I may be biased as that was my first gaming system and first computer. I had the 1200XL version and was lucky that my close friend's dad worked at Atari. I played nearly 100 or so games most of which were great and had the best graphics for Atari games. Plus it was a computer so used word processing, paint programs, learned programming, and even arranged basic music. Between the C64's cost, marketing, and mass adoption it lost the computer/computer gaming space and the NES/remain
  13. Q*bert (A/A): 66,000 Probably my final effort. Really great port of this game.
  14. Q*bert (A/A): 62,000 Got in a few more runs.
  15. Awesome! PM sent. I am a fan/subscriber of your YouTube channel, particularly the 2600 reviews which I have watched most of them. Qbert was a favorite of mine on the Atari 1200XL computer. So much so that in college wrote a Qbert clone game for a computer graphics class. It was more of a tech demo to meet the requirements of the project but I was the only one trying to shoe horn a classic game into a 3D world while everyone else was doing FPS type games. This unit will get some use and a prime location on my shelf!
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