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    RickR reacted to TrekMD in Using the Collectorvision Phoenix on an old CRT or Analog TV   
    That's a nice way to play the system on a CRT TV!
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    RickR reacted to GRay Defender in Using the Collectorvision Phoenix on an old CRT or Analog TV   
    Sweet.  That's what I like to see downgrading HDMI to view games the way they were intended to be viewed, ha ha. Congrats on finding a solution.  I have the phoenix as well and it seems to work great.
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    RickR got a reaction from Sabertooth in The Collectorvision Phoenix   
    An addendum to my blog post with a bit more about me:

    I never had a Colecovision in the 80's.  However, I drooled over them in the stores.  I remember being totally blown away by the pack-in game "Donkey Kong" on the demo unit at my local "Payless" store.  At the time, there was a choice for gamers for the latest system:  The Atari 5200 or the Colecovision.  As much as I love Atari, I would have chosen the Colecovision in a heartbeat.  It had more unique games and they looked great. 
    My next system after my Atari 2600 was the Commodore VIC-20, which I loved. 

    I did get a CV about 15 years ago when I started retro-collecting.  I was not disappointed.
    What am I playing on the Phoenix?
    My go-to on CV -- my favorite game -- is Frenzy.  It's fun.  It's challenging.  And I really like the sound effects and graphics.
    I'm also revisiting a lot of the classic arcade games.  Looping, Ladybug, Donkey Kong, etc.  I like the games that don't take a ton of time investment. 
    Next on my list will be some of the "Super Game Module" ROM files I have. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in SHADOWMAN games   
    I'm not familiar with this game at all.  I'll have to check it out.  It looks like something I'd enjoy. 
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from 1Littlebeast in Burger Time   
    It's a great game!

    Also of note - the Intellivision port of BurgerTime is outstanding.  It's a game that showcases how much the Intellivision was capable of. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from HDN in Superman for Atari 2600 | Man of Stella   
    Oh, and to answer your question, Adventure is my favorite of the two by far.  A factor of 100 better. 
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    RickR got a reaction from HDN in Superman for Atari 2600 | Man of Stella   
    Having a boxed copy of Superman (and also Adventure) is one of the highlights of my collection.  I love the box art, and the game holds fond memories. 
    I think a lot of gamers find the map confusing (and you can see in the graphic of the whole map you have in your blog, it doesn't lay out logically).  But the good thing is how each screen has a different combination of buildings/colors.  So you can memorize how to get to each milestone location if you play it enough.  I like that a lot.

    I think the main thing missing from this game is the ability to do Superman things.  Punch, beat-up, freeze, laser-eye, etc, etc. 
    And another "what were they thinking?" thought for Atari...why not a whole series of Superman or DC games?  Just another missed opportunity.
     
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    RickR got a reaction from HDN in Flag Capture on VCS | Hard to Capture in the Wild   
    That's very interesting!  My original copy from when I was a kid is the picture label.  But the CIB version I've purchased for my collection is the text label. 
     
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    RickR reacted to HDN in Flag Capture on VCS | Hard to Capture in the Wild   
    They did retire this one, however it did get a picture label at one point. That one's even rarer. Poor Miniature Golf was also retired. That one only got the text label. I was lucky enough to find a single copy of that one at the store.
    I believe Flag Capture, text label, is a rarity four. Though, I've seen plenty of other rarity four games there with multiple copies. That guide should be updated a bit. I'd give it a five probably.
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    RickR got a reaction from HDN in Flag Capture on VCS | Hard to Capture in the Wild   
    One of my favorites too.  This was one of the few games that Atari actually retired from their catalog.  Does that make it rare?  Probably a little. 
    I like it because it makes you think.  Strategy plays a part.  The misses here mostly have to do with the graphics.  A lot of the other early games have a few graphical surprises thrown in.  Think about the clowns that splat in Circus Atari or the "ouch" in Human Cannonball.  This game could have really used any kind of little animations to make it better. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from HDN in SOS | Save our SNES!   
    You forgot the most important flaw...Rose and Jack could have BOTH fit on that floating door.  They barely even tried!  Move over, Rose!  Sheesh. 
    I completely agree with your movie assessment.  But I understand what they tried to do.  Put some human interest into a story we already know the outcome of.  Still, it's super cheesy.  But the effects of the ship sinking are pretty spectacular. 
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    RickR got a reaction from DegasElite in It's a SMURFING Day   
    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. 
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    RickR got a reaction from HDN in The SNES Tracks | Super Circuit Annex   
    Consider it like the older era ports.  For example Asteroids on VCS vs the arcade.  The hardware is less powerful and they had to make compromises.  And sometimes, they go with making "improvements" instead of making it as close as possible.
    With game design, time and budget play huge roles in what we get.  Often times, "good enough" is the result.
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    RickR got a reaction from HDN in Don't go into a dark Alleyway because you won't be able to see your Game Boy screen.   
    I like Alleyway a lot too!  Good review.  I think it's a fun game to spend some time with.  And you're right, the controls are pretty great for a d-pad breakout game. 
    My friend Scott gave me his childhood Gameboy collection.  It consisted of an original Gameboy, a nice plastic case (like a small suitcase) and a few games.  I refused at first as surely his kids might want it!  Nope.  He said no one was interested and his wife asked him to get it out of the house.  Okee dokey.  It works great, and I paid him back with a case of beer.  I still have it and am proud to have it in my collection!
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in Happily Running Win 10 Insiders Preview on old hardware   
    I've got a very old single core laptop that runs Windows 7 just fine, but Win10 won't install due to a missing driver for some motherboard component.  It's a really nice PC because the form factor is tiny and it has a really great keyboard.  But it's getting pretty slow, and I think it's mostly that single core CPU.  I've pretty much retired that one to the attic.  It has no value, so no use trying to sell it.
    Anything dual core will do Win10 just fine and adding memory does help it run faster IMO.  I've got a Core 2 Duo laptop that's very old but works great.  SSD and 4GB of memory have kept it going, and I use that one a lot. 
     
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in Hair grooming during self isolation.   
    My story:  I was lucky enough to get a haircut right before this mess happened in very early Feb.  For whatever reason, I asked the lady for a "2" instead of my normal "3" (which is shorter).  So far, I'm in decent shape.  But I think when this is over, I'll be sporting a "Gaston".  Everything pulled back into a pony of some kind.  My hair tends to grown out sideways....like Krusty the Clown. 

    But I have had to trim my wife's bangs once so far.  God help me, it's a lot of pressure.  I think I did ok, and she says so too. 
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    RickR got a reaction from TrekMD in Hair grooming during self isolation.   
    My story:  I was lucky enough to get a haircut right before this mess happened in very early Feb.  For whatever reason, I asked the lady for a "2" instead of my normal "3" (which is shorter).  So far, I'm in decent shape.  But I think when this is over, I'll be sporting a "Gaston".  Everything pulled back into a pony of some kind.  My hair tends to grown out sideways....like Krusty the Clown. 

    But I have had to trim my wife's bangs once so far.  God help me, it's a lot of pressure.  I think I did ok, and she says so too. 
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    RickR reacted to TrekMD in Hair grooming during self isolation.   
    Oh, I expect to have an early 80's look by the time I can get a haircut!  LOL  A mullet!
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Been a little sick (don't worry!)   
    I'm glad you are feeling better and able to clear out those sinuses.  It could just be seasonal allergies, but you are wise to take it seriously and be careful. 
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in Been a little sick (don't worry!)   
    I'm glad you are feeling better and able to clear out those sinuses.  It could just be seasonal allergies, but you are wise to take it seriously and be careful. 
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in RE: My Tragic C64 incident   
    I think that sad story has been repeated millions of times by other kids in every place on Earth.  It's called the "stupid tax".  The price we pay for the stupid things we do.  Hopefully, we all learn from these mistakes the first time they happen!
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    RickR got a reaction from MaximumRD in RE: My Tragic C64 incident   
    I think that sad story has been repeated millions of times by other kids in every place on Earth.  It's called the "stupid tax".  The price we pay for the stupid things we do.  Hopefully, we all learn from these mistakes the first time they happen!
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in You are ALL my children now!!!   
    That thing turned out AWESOME.  Nice work. 
     
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    RickR reacted to RetroGameBoyz in Annex 001 - Robotron 2084 Controller for Atari 7800   
    Wow thank you! I really don't now what else to say. I greatly appreciate your review and thoroughness. 
    I am working on a new variant with a micro-switch that will allow you to switch button modes - so both buttons when pressed will act like port 2 button fire 1 - so you can use it to play spy hunter,  star gate and raiders of the lost ark - etc. there is an updated video here to show the example:
    Thanks again
     
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from StormSurge in Auntie Em! Auntie Em!   
    Now THAT'S an aura of foreboding. 
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