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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Favorite XE Game   
    BallBlazer on the 8-bits is a special game.  Have you ever tried it on C64 or the NES?  It's TERRIBLE!  The Atari 8-bit is the only one of those three that could do the 3d scrolling so smoothly and quickly.  Clearly, the 5200 could too (same hardware) and also the 7800.  Playing this game when it first came out was mind-blowing. 
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    RickR reacted to kamakazi20012 in Favorite XE Game   
    Never played Rescue on Fractalus before but I am a fan of Ballblazer on the 7800.  That's where I first discovered that one.  Thunderfox is one XE game I've been trying to hunt down but it's soo expensive.  Maybe someday.
    Star Raiders is my top favorite on the 5200 and it was my first pick when I picked up an 800 back in 2005.  Instant classic and my #1 favorite game of all-time.
    MULE I played on a C64 first with a setup that was given to me.  Every game was pirated LOL.  I parted with it.  It didn't interest me as much as the Atari 8-bits did.  So hopefully I can find it on the Atari 8-bits someday.
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Coleco Telstar Combat!   
    And another one.  This one has a light gun that works!  Radio Shack TV Scoreboard. 
     


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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Favorite XE Game   
    My favorite games for the Atari 8-bit computers:
    Star Raiders.  Classic.  The first commercial 3-D shooter, the first "open-world" game.  I'd call this my #2 favorite game of all-time. Blue Max - the only isometric game I actually enjoy.  And bombing stuff is fun.   Archon - the original battle chess. MULE - Brilliance.  It's fun to play against the computer.  But things get really interesting if you have another person (or three) to play against. Jumpman Jr.  - So many levels.  Such clever level designs. Summer Games - Consider it a collection of mini-games.   Dr. J vs. Larry Bird One on One.  A brilliantly simple control scheme that just plain works.  Plus, I like to dunk. Rescue on Fractalus and Ballblazer.  Lucasfilm made great games.    
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Has Anyone Tried This? - Setting Up & Playing Classic Arcade Game PCBs!   
    I'd be happy with any. 
    If you twisted my arm and made me pick a favorite to wish for, I'd go Missile Command (although getting a track-ball to work this way is probably difficult).  Double Dragon, Galaxian, or Mario Bros would be my next choices.  Honestly, any classic game would be delightful.  What fun to dream. 
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    RickR reacted to kamakazi20012 in Has Anyone Tried This? - Setting Up & Playing Classic Arcade Game PCBs!   
    I'm trying to find a place online that's as cheap as can be.  For this to be "logical" for me it would have to cost less than a computer or game console.  I don't expect that to happen but I would really like to get at least one arcade PCB.
    I'd want Galaxian to start with followed by Gyruss.  I'd love to find Gradius or Life Force.
    And thanks for updating the topic heading.  I wasn't sure how to word it.
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    RickR got a reaction from Atari Creep in Coleco Telstar Combat!   
    I wanted to share this one. 
    I recently acquired a lot of vintage junk, and within was this beauty.  It was dirty and didn't work.  But I've cleaned it up and got it working once again.  The right most stick is still broken.  It's fixable, but I don't have the right parts.  In any case, it has one player options that are still playable.  Most likely from the mid 1970's. 
    Coleco Telstar Combat!
     


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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Has Anyone Tried This? - Setting Up & Playing Classic Arcade Game PCBs!   
    Oh this is so cool!  I never considered that.  This would be right up my alley (and technical skill level).  If anyone has any tips on acquiring a working arcade PCB, let me know!
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)   
    I think I need some BTB Kahlua to help with this game. 
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    RickR reacted to Justin in Squad Challenge - Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)   
    lmao maybe an Atari Twist would do the trick
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    RickR reacted to btbfilms76 in Squad Challenge - Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)   
    That will help in many situations. That’s a BTB guarantee 💯
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    RickR got a reaction from btbfilms76 in Squad Challenge - Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)   
    I think I need some BTB Kahlua to help with this game. 
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in Squad Challenge - Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)   
    I think I need some BTB Kahlua to help with this game. 
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    RickR reacted to atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)   
    29,895 via emulation on a Logitech controller.  Its a start.
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    RickR reacted to Justin in Bill & Ted 3   
    I think the lack of Rufus would really make any Bill & Ted outing feel hollow, but fingers crossed this film surpasses expectations 🤞
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    RickR reacted to kamakazi20012 in Bill & Ted 3   
    Yep.  I use to mix popcorn with peanut m&ms while I watched.  Good times.
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    RickR reacted to kamakazi20012 in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    Last one for now.  Full version.  Bonus points to those who can say the name of the performers without using search engines.
     
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    RickR reacted to kamakazi20012 in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    Spin it let's begin it bear and grin it when you're in it you can win it in a minute you spin it spin it spin it.  Full version.
     
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    RickR got a reaction from kamakazi20012 in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    And lets not forget the RickR official theme song.
     
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in 5200 Time Capsule   
    I hope you enjoy it, Mister 5200!  I also hope that Atari "smell" was intact inside that package.  It's unmistakable. 
     
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    RickR got a reaction from Justin in 5200 Time Capsule   
    On the rocks, make sure to go UNDER the big ones (just time your movement to be under them as they bounce and duck).  On the little ones, move left as you jump to get over them, but then move back to the right after so you have enough screen space to maneuver around the next one.  If you get your guy at the left part of the screen, you don't have enough space to react properly. 
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    RickR got a reaction from atarilbc in Squad Challenge - Desert Falcon (Atari 7800)   
    I think it's really difficult too.  It's hard to judge when you're going to run into something (in the air or on the ground).  I do really like the end-boss battle (although I rarely make it that far).   
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    RickR got a reaction from atarilbc in Bill & Ted 3   
    Who remembers going to a theater for a movie?  Good times. 
     
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