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    Solar Eclipse (Saturn)
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    Prequelle - Ghost
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    Columbus, OH
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    A renowned Classic Video Games Expert with a particular affinity for failed consoles. My interests include Atari, solar power, electric cars, guitars and sci-fi.
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    Coleco Gemini
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    Roadblasters
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    Risk
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    A Christmas Story
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    The Americans
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    The Retroist
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  1. What kinda seller packages an intact Sega Saturn game in a soft bubble mailer? What did he think was going to happen?  Of course it arrived broken!

    Bonus for not securing the formerly mint CD inside the now broken case. Now that's scratched up too. 

    This is almost as bad as when someone sent me a sealed Alien Brigade in a cereal box which got crushed. 😂😂😂

    #amateurhour #returntosender

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    2. RickR

      RickR

      That's awful, and I'm sorry to see something like that. 

      I had a good experience recently where I purchased an empty 2600 Superman box.  It stated right in the listing that the seller will pack it carefully in a larger box.  They did, and it arrived in perfect shape!  I wish more sellers were that careful.

      Here it is.  I added my bare cart and manual, and now it's complete!

       

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    3. atarilbc

      atarilbc

      Yeah, it's just a waste. Starfighter is not a sought after title but THE CASE! Saturn cases are like gold these days. 

      To the seller's credit, he refunded me this morning and told me not to worry about the return. 

    4. atarilbc

      atarilbc

      Nice Superman BTW! 

  2. Here's the ROM file if anyone is looking for it. It's an interesting platformer. For me, the controls are just a little clunky and the hit detection a bit unforgiving. It's definitely not as refined as Super Mario Bros. but has a colorful and fun look. I'm not ready to post but I'm going to keep trying though! Good luck everyone! Alex Kidd in Miracle World (USA, Europe).sms
  3. Congrats, @Atari Creep. I tend to agree with @RickR, they really are two different games in terms of difficulty. The 2600 port is objectively more challenging. (Just look at my score difference. 😬) It was still a fun change up to have a cross-platform challenge! What other games might work for something like this? BTW - I posted a peak score of 81k on the Inty version. The low score above was my attempt at the 2600.
  4. Two quick additional thoughts on this: (1) I recently picked up the UAV mod for a spare 7800 and Rikki & Vikki looks and sounds way better than on my LHE. It's really incredible how good the music is. (2) I finally played two-player co-op for a few hours with my GF and its a different experience. Several co-op screens require team work to solve and really adds to the fun of the game! P.S. According to the thread at AA, there are fewer than 83 copies left so if you're on the fence, visit PenguiNet and treat yourself to a unique 7800 experience!
  5. Mail call: Titanfall 2 on PS4 courtesy of @Atari Creep!

    Check out that sweet "Creep it Real" sticker. Going to try it out over the long weekend.  Thanks Chris! 

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  6. COBRA!!!! 

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    1. BlackCatz40

      BlackCatz40

      That brings back memories of my watching GI:Joe. I might want to play Cobra Strike on my Atari later! :O)

    2. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Yep.  Watched those GI Joe cartoons followed with Transformer cartoons.  Ah the good ol' days.  Now a days people see that, Tom & Jerry, and Looney Tunes and it's all, "That's offensive and violent."  Blah.  What ever happened to good old slapstick comedy?  Oh dear...please don't let modern society see the 3 Stooges...someone might get a knot in their drawers.

  7. Interesting that it has so many buttons for an Atari collection. Do they function as the select, reset, B&W and difficulty switch buttons?
  8. My original Atari Pro-Controller is great. In my view it's the best available for the Jag. I personally never noticed a ton of difference between the black button and grey button standard pads. I bought the reproduction controller (2x) on release but both had issues. The pins were misaligned and completely bent on one and the other doesn't function well - issues with option button. Because of personal circumstances they sat in a box for months before I tried them out so I never followed up. I hear most people like them. 🤷‍♂️
  9. The Evercade Premium Pack came with 36 games included on 3 carts. All I can do is play Boogerman! 

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    1. RickR

      RickR

      Looks good.  I like the large screen.  Looks clear and crisp.

       

    2. atarilbc

      atarilbc

      Yeah, I'm pretty impressed so far. 

    3. kamakazi20012

      kamakazi20012

      Ah man! I spent a lot of hours on Boogerman BITD.  I loved how it was like a comic book.  Not the most hygienic of games but it was fun and comical.  One of my favorite Genny games.  I like watching what he does when he is left alone for a bit.

  10. Works great! I really like both the Ranger and the Trooper. I don't think they got the paddle right on the Ranger but as a thumb pad it's pretty nice!
  11. Not an entry, but if you really like this game I recommend Meteor Shower for the 7800 by Bob Decrescenzo. Its personally my favorite version of the game and is nicely updated in terms of graphics and sound. Check it out over on AtariAge.
  12. 4415. Took a stab at Astroblast on my modded Sears Video Arcade. Wow, this is objectively more difficult than Astrosmash on the Inty! The starting speed feels like 4x on the Intellivision.
  13. 80,860 final on an Intellivision Flashback console. (81,410 Peak Score) Damn my wrist is sore using the Inty controller.
  14. I had a DS Lite that I picked up in '06 or so. I got really into the Castlevania games and Etrian Odyssey series. In terms of "burnout", Elder Scrolls Oblivion comes to mind. I really like RPGs but I prefer them to be slightly more linear/guided and story driven. At first I was really excited by Oblivion but by the end, I was over it. When Skyrim came out, I picked it up anyway (hype machine) and couldn't spend more than a few hours on it. The memory of Oblivion just made it taxing. Hope you have fun getting reacquainted with the DS. A lot of great titles for sure!
  15. Trying out my just arrived Blaze Evercade. Look for hardware and cart impressions on blog in the next few days. Pumped! 

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    1. Justin

      Justin

      I'm looking forward to these blog posts Arlen! I've seen more and more stuff about the Evercade but haven't checked one out in person yet. Really curious to see if this holds water with you or not.

    2. Atari Creep

      Atari Creep

      Nice.

    3. atarilbc

      atarilbc

      I haven't put it through it's paces yet but so far the Evercade been really nice. Here it is pictured next to a Lynx II for reference. 

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