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RickR last won the day on September 25

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About RickR

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    The Don
  • Birthday November 8

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  • Interests
    I'll collect almost anything old, video game related, or electronic.

    Favorite systems: Atari 8-bit computers, Atari 2600, Intellivision, Colecovision, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Nintendo NES, Vectrex, GBA, Commodore (anything Commodore but especially VIC-20), TI 99/4A, Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Sega GameGear.

    I also LOVE old handheld games. Mattel Football, Basketball, etc.
  • First Console
    Atari 2600
  • Favorite Arcade Game
  • Favorite TV Show
    Star Trek
  • What I got at Toys Я Us
    2600 games!

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  1. Maybe I should get my axe out and learn some video game themes. Or hey, some of those tv themes from the other thread. We can start a virtual atari.io band!
  2. Happy Atari day! Since it falls on a Saturday this month, there's plenty of time for games. I plan on some Chip's Challenge later. @HDN , I hope you get your 7800 back soon.
  3. WOW! That store has a huge selection of great games. I will tell you that most stores here have about 1/10 the 2600 stuff as that. No 5200 or 7800 games. And definitely ZERO TI-99 or VIC-20. And all those boxed consoles! If I ever make it to my work's mothership location, I'm bringing an extra suitcase to buy some of that good junk.
  4. Video Olympics is a good one! Trust me...we said "Pffft!" in 1977 too. Atari owned the name "Pong". What were they thinking??? "Pong Plus" would have been a better name.
  5. Try cleaning the carts. Q-tips and alcohol - clean the pins on top and bottom. That NES RF adapter requires a strong signal to work, so I would also try something different on that end.
  6. VIC-20 Avenger. What you expect: It's hard to say...a Defender clone? Colecovision "Cosmic Avenger" was like Scramble. Something like that. What you get: The picture says it all. You know what game this is. I know what game this is. Your MOM knows what game this is. Why not call it that or something close? Even "Space Avengers" would have worked.
  7. Here's one: VIC-20 Pinball. What you expect: Pinball! What you get: breakout with some pinball targets.
  8. Or how about 2600 "Maze Craze" that boasts 256 variations but really just has a confusing mess of a grid in the manual? "Let's play variation 6-3-2!"
  9. How about all those Master System sports games with "Great" in the title? I do not think they know what that word means.
  10. I bought "Shanghai" loose at a gaming show...expecting a cool fighting game. When I finally got home and tried it...Mahjong?????!!!! I was so disappointed! It's fine and well done, but it's one of those games that plays so much better on a PC with a mouse.
  11. I will, thanks. Mine is a Majesco model. I'll see if I can find a Sega model that has a decent gamepad. Or please let me know if you have a completed unit for sale.
  12. That video is fantastic! Using a battery holder is a great idea I didn't think of. Thanks!
  13. @CrossBow, do you offer the same service on the Sega Game Gear? I've been thinking about having a nicer screen installed on mine. I'd love to hear your opinion on that one. The Lynx screen updates are awesome. I've seen them both (McWill and BennVenn) and they both look great. Mine has the McWill. No regrets. DO IT!
  14. On saved games, I'm mostly scared of over-writing the files and cheesing off my kids. 🙂
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