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RickR last won the day on July 4

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About RickR

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    The Don
  • Birthday November 8

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    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
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  • Favorite TV Show
    Star Trek
  • What I got at Toys Я Us
    2600 games!

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  1. Here's the NES version for comparison. I'd say the 7800 is the best of the three. Much more colorful and no flicker. The XE version looks like they went with the "close enough" attitude. Lots of missing "little things".
  2. Good scores top to bottom. It's a really fun game. The only think i think they could have improved on is the rolling ball sound.
  3. It's an old thread, but I've found a new favorite. At Costco, they sell a Kirkland brand "Triple Blade". For $20, you get 15 cartridges and handle. And I'll tell you, they are excellent. The blades last a good two+ weeks for me, and no nicks or cuts.
  4. Here's one of young me taking a "selfie" with a stuffed tiger at one of the Carnegie museums in Pittsburgh.
  5. Shouldn't there be two separate lists for Atari and Intv? The two versions have a completely different difficulty level. Nice job Creep!
  6. This weekend, an Atari 2600 bowling tournament is being held at 2600 Club. Join in! Top 50 scores get a cool trading card. https://2600club.com/atari-bowling-tourney/
  7. For sure! I hope no one takes any of my negativity seriously. I love to collect and play and talk about the differences in the various versions.
  8. This is one that I have not played on either system. In just looking at the videos, I agree with your assessment. It just feels like a lot of the 7800 games are missing that final polish and quality, like maybe they were rush jobs or something.
  9. Oh wow. I never realized there were two versions of Choplifter for 8-bit. I only knew of the "pink" version, which was pretty disappointing given the power of the hardware. My all-time favorite version of Choplifter is the VIC-20 version, which looks similar to the pink version and gets really slow with lots of objects on the screen. Still, the fact that they fit the whole game on the VIC-20 is incredible. My opinion of the 7800 version isn't very good, and maybe I need to spend more time playing it. I agree that it's well programmed. But it feels unfinished/unpolished to me. For example, the slowness in hostages getting off the chopper. And the bad collision detection on trying to bomb tanks. Is it possible this one was rushed out the door before being perfected?
  10. Sounds like they are doing their best to keep people safe. I'm glad you had fun!
  11. Cool! I didn't know there was a C compiler for Atari 8-bit. I'll have to check that out. Thank you for sharing.
  12. Thank you for posting this! It looks like a lot of fun, and I hope to try it soon.
  13. I tried once more last night on the Atari version, but couldn't beat my prior score (I came close, though). There is no "secret" to this game, @kamakazi20012....it's just that the Atari version allows you to use paddles, and that makes the game a lot more fun.
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