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RickR

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RickR last won the day on October 12

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About RickR

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    The Don
  • Birthday November 8

What's Up?

  • Gender
    Male
  • Current City
    Oregon
  • 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
    Tron
  • Favorite TV Show
    Star Trek
  • What I got at Toys R Us
    2600 games!

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  1. There is a really good pinball sim on Steam (for PC) called "Pinball Arcade" that does a really good job of recreating real tables. They have a "free" table to try every month, and it's fun to try each one. Highly recommended.
  2. It says in the manual that pressing start calls the truck. So mash that button before the road widens.
  3. I love this so much. Great work!
  4. I agree with you both. It's a hidden gem on the 2600. Really well done. It's one of those games that's fun for both kids and adults. The Colecovision version is a real eye opener. It's gorgeous. It's got the same weird controls as the 2600 version, but it's also really fun.
  5. Good to know, thanks! I just tried it out with fresh batteries and it work just fine. I also checked, and that's a standard Atlantis cart -- not Atlantis II
  6. The record itself is in good condition. It would play just fine, and I may dig out a turntable to try it later. The sleeve is kind of creased up a bit though, but not too bad.
  7. A very good day yesterday. I found a bunch of good stuff as seen below. Check out this incredible Pac Man record I found. Copyright is 1980. I mostly bought it just for the artwork on the sleeve. Overall, in poor condition, but it will look nice on my game room shelf. The Imagic games were a really lucky find, as I had those two games' boxes in very bad shape and with no plastic insert. So I created my own cardboard inserts and cleaned them up as best I could. And now I've got 5 boxed Imagic titles.
  8. The first time those chainsaw guys start chopping heats in RE4 appear....cleanup on aisle 2. Scary stuff.
  9. Quick thoughts: The graphics are really nice Sounds are fine. I like the PP theme music. Well done Several screens! And they are pretty varied in the gameplay. Controls. Well...it is a prototype I guess. The jumping is very difficult to master. They should have skipped the tail wag and made the button jump. Overall: Fun! It's so cool that this came to light after all these years.
  10. Pretty cool. I'm loading up the new version of Stella now to give this a shot.
  11. There is a new store that has gone in to one of the locations of the chain that's closing, I haven't been yet because I'm a loser (and too busy). It's called "Sidequest Games" and it's totally game based. I'll go check it out at some point.
  12. I usually do buy the 2600 games I consider "uncommon" if they have them for this very reason. But I did not see a Tunnel Runner. I did grab "Demons to Diamonds" and "Amidar" last time, if you happen to need those.
  13. They don't have any displays or anything like that. It's the kind of place that mostly sells DVD and vinyl, and they have posters and pop culture stuff. And games. Mostly loose games. So for the most part, finding good games was hit and miss, but the prices were always fair. On that Odyssey power adapter, you're gonna have a hard time finding one. Your best bet is to find out the volts and amps and find an aftermarket one.
  14. I got a pretty nice original NES today from a friend! 

    NES from Todd 001.JPG

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    2. Justin

      Justin

      HEY that looks SUPER nice @RickR! That looks so bright and clean!

    3. RickR

      RickR

      Here's the fascinating part.  He had exactly ONE game.  That's it.  Never bought any others.  Mario Bros/Duck Hunt.  My friend kept it all these years, shared it with his kids, and only had one game.  Granted, it is a great game.  I am not poking fun or anything like that, I just find it to be so interesting. 

      I think because of that, the NES is in pristine condition.  It does not need the pin comb cleaned or replaced (the carts go in and come out easily), like-new controllers, etc.  I'm just going to wipe everything down to get the dust off and make this my main NES rig (I've been using a retron 3). 

    4. RickR

      RickR

      Just one part was missing, and that was the power adapter.  I had an extra, so no problem there.  The ultimate dad-move -- keep a box of miscellaneous power adapters in the garage for an occasion like this. 

  15. Oooh, that's a good choice. I forgot about that game.
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