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RickR last won the day on February 14

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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
  • Favorite Arcade Game
  • Favorite TV Show
    Star Trek
  • What I got at Toys R Us
    2600 games!

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  1. RickR

    Thrift Store Finds

    This item is pretty old, but I've been looking for one for a long time with no luck. It's the Ms. Pac Man plug and play and it has the twisty knob for Pole Position control. It also has the little game key slot, but no cartridge (dang it). It had really old and dead batteries within, but I wasn't able to open it at Goodwill. I took a chance (only $5), and when I got home, the batteries were ancient. One had leaked, but not bad. I got it cleaned up pretty easily and it works fine.
  2. What says the 1970's better than wearing tube socks, Nike "Burt Bruins" and short-shorts while popping a wheelie on a banana seat bike in front of a baby blue Ford Pinto Wagon?  Nothing. 

    Yes, that's me alright.  In case you were wondering. 

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    1. RickR


      OH!  And the picture was taken with a Kodak Instamatic! 


  3. RickR

    I finally got a TG-16!

    Do you happen to know the name of the Facebook group?
  4. I think this speaks to the tremendous legacy of Super Mario Bros. For all the arguing we like to do about the 7800 or SMS vs the NES....it's THIS game that really built the Nintendo legacy and makes those arguments moot. The 7800, whether it was released earlier or the Tramiels had never purchased Atari, was never going to beat the NES without a killer piece of software.
  5. RickR

    Arcade USA

    Looks like a successful test. Your capture device works nicely.
  6. RickR

    Craigslist Finds

    Great deal on that top loader. To fix that crack, I'd go with the most mild fix you can. Take the top off. Add some Elmer's glue and push it back up from the bottom. Then add a piece of duct tape to the bottom.
  7. RickR

    Ms. Pac-Man - what went wrong with this version?

    I just now played Ms. Pac Man on a 5200. It's a great game. Yes, there is flicker. But it's not bad. The ghosts have white eyes with a blue pupil, and I think that explains the flicker. The movement is a little choppy at first. Kind of like Jr. Pac Man on the 2600 and 8-bit, they seem to introduce the choppiness to slow down the game on the early levels. Once you get up to level 5 or so, everything flies around with no choppiness at all. I'm going to say this version of the game is superb. A+. It's fun, and I really had a good time playing it.
  8. Here is Justin's list in Word doc format for old timers like me who prefer a hard copy. TG-16 Best Games List.docx
  9. If anyone is looking for a Turbo Everdrive, check out this ebay auction. The seller isn't anyone I know, but it looks like a great deal. Ends on 2/11. https://www.ebay.com/itm/223377841270?ul_noapp=true
  10. Snow in Portland!  A good day to do the high score challenge I guess. 


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    1. Justin


      That looks beautiful. I would love to stay home and play in a high score challenge on a Saturday like this ❄️ Hope you have a wonderful weekend @RickR

  11. RickR

    Thrift Store Finds

    Pretty incredible to see an Atari Pong at Goodwill.
  12. RickR

    What I'd Like To See

    It's a good idea. It's the exact same hardware as a 5200. The Atari 8-bit computers are one of my favorite things on the Earth. But it's kind of hard to find other enthusiasts. Maybe Blue Max or Donkey Kong. I'm going to guess it will be hard to find more than a few of us that have the hardware and the game.
  13. RickR

    5200 Launch Edition??

    This one looks like it was launched off a ladder onto a concrete floor. So it truly is a launch edition.