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Atari Adventure Square

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Atari Adventure Square last won the day on December 25 2016

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About Atari Adventure Square

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    Yellow Castle, Eastern Canada
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    Retro video games, retro TV, movies from the 70s, TV movies from the 70s, some 80s stuff, I guess. The 90s? Wasn't that like yesterday? Don't answer that. I feel old enough as it is.
  1. Terrific new edit, indeed! Although it could've used Carlos' stirring soundtrack to greater effect, imho. Shows what a great imagionation can bring to a classic movie like this. Would've been great to see Disney put out a trailer like this when Legacy came out, even if just for us original fans. Better late than never, in any case. Also I now gotta rewatch this fave! Thanks Row!
  2. Lotsa cool memories. In particular, thinking back on those mall arcades years, the scent of burning circuits as dauber mentioned was also unforgettable to me and forever linked to those moments walking into a roomful of pixelated discoveries. I remember trying to describe it to people years later and stopping halfway as trying to explain the nostalgia contained within those lost aromas was nearly impossible. Kind of a 'you had to be there' thing. And I do believe we were glad we were.
  3. Only briefly played KC Munchkin on a rented Odyssey 2. I remember the controller action was weird (did those sticks have centering mechanisms or were they loose?) and, although I forgot about it, what Rick said about single-life play would account for my short time playing it. Had rented the console and an assortment of games for the week. None of the games or the computer-console hybrid impressed as an essential to have at that price. But as I previously mentioned a while back, this is one console that was kinda legendary for me in its look, possible use (keyboard AND gaming action? Wow
  4. It's an interesting (and inevitable) invention. Hopefully it can service the ROMs correctly and offer proper emulation of each system (look and feel). Yeah, 50-60$ is a proper price range for this.
  5. This fascinating article from Ars Technica talks about the inception of Ms Pac-Man from the technical side of things. http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/post-mortem-ms-pac-man-diablo-dissected-by-their-original-devs/ Great pics of Crazy Otto concepts and fly-on-the-wall talk of chips, boards and the legal hammer bearing down on the imitative approach to creating the next arade hit. Also goes into Diablo which, as a 'young' 20-year-old game, fits the neo-retro category. And also makes me feel hella old. Hope you enjoy
  6. Y'know how a book cover can inspire strong recollections of a good read? Seeing these front covers proudly displayed side-by-side on your site recalls the hours, days, months spent rapt in the gamezones their carts provided. Such good feels. And good job scanning these! The manuals were integral to the immersion. Definitions of the blips' intents were required to understand the setting. But once this was done, our imaginations rolled with it. And how. Each of em makes me wanna play their game. Now.
  7. This is a terrific thread that gets to the thumping heart of my inner gamer. I truly enjoy reading your gaming origins, as the grown manchild I am knows that back then we were experiencing the craze at the same time and I found it hard to get my buddies to rave about arcades and home video games. It soon devolved into jokes and school days chats. But there was always that...something...beyond the pixels - the very existence of it - that made me a believer. So this forum - and fellow retro sites - are best thing ever to that neverending gamer life. That said, my first 'awakening' of in
  8. I would think with some decent floaty physics for the 2600, this could work quite well, as the console nearly always adapted then-complex titles by character definition with singular color, some clever pixel sculpting on that sprite block, and faithful control schemes. Really, at the core of my love and respect for the VCS is the ingenuity shown by programmers in making a desired title work on this clever little machine. Once the easily-adaptable arcade games like Space Invaders and Night Driver had proven the console's worth as a living room fixture, we gamers were hankering for more.
  9. Sweet deal. Congrats on taking in an abandoned 7800 into your home! The garage sales around here should be starting soon. Here, people stick announcements to electric posts a month in advance because it's all duplexes and triplexes and sidewalks and alleys. No space, no time to walk n' stop. With the phone-in-hand walk nowadays, hardly looking up. In the town where I grew up for a while, there are now by-laws whereas you need a permit to make a garage sale and only on certain days, a few times per year. On the upside, you can get in your car and drive around to find sales at every
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