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RetroX

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  1. AWESOME Galaxian Expanded gfx hack is THE Galaxian for Atari 2600 me think. Even the attract mode was right on. Saying that as a huge Galaxian fan.
  2. One of the most classic games from early 80's is Aztec Challenge, created by Robert T Bonifacio. Aztec Challenge, Boulder Dash and Activisions Decathlon were my very first games on Atari 800 XL. Few people knows that Aztec Challenge started it's life under another name, "The Bonifas" and was distrubuted by APX (atari program exchange). It was about to control a jumping robot in a science fiction environment. Cosmi got interested and bought the rights to the game, changed the environment and replaced the robot by a human, then switched name to Aztec Challenge. Aztec Challenge was released for Atari 8bit, TI-99/4A and Vic 20. The first version for Atari was a 16k version contained quite simple graphics, later an updated 48k version was released. A year later Cosmi released the follow up for C64 and later Atari 2600 created by Paul Norman. For some strange reason they didn't called the follow up for Aztec Challenge II but perhaps it was because of a completly new game by a completly new programmer. Well, looking at the orginal Aztec Challenge for Atari 8bit. It had several features that was very unusual for a platform game released in 1982/83, action replay and 2 player simultaneous action. Even today i would call Aztec Challenge a good game.
  3. Altirra is probably the best Atari 8bit emulator out there http://www.virtualdub.org/altirra.html Atari 800 Win is still a very good and competent Atari 8bit emulator https://github.com/Jaskier/Atari800Win-PLus/downloads STeem is THE emulator for emulating Atari ST and regulary updated http://ataristeven.t15.org/Steem.htm Hatari is also a very good Atari ST emulator http://download.tuxfamily.org/hatari/ Emulator Zone is a good place for downloading lots of different emulators http://www.emulator-zone.com/ For emulating Vic 20, C64 and all the other Commodore computers, VICE is the emulator to use http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/ For emulating Amiga, WinUAE is the best emulator to download http://www.winuae.net/ Try Colem for emulating Colecovision http://fms.komkon.org/ColEm/ Else Freeze SMS does a good job emulating Colecovision http://www.emulator-zone.com/doc.php/sms/freezesms.html Most of you are aware of Stella (Atari 2600) i belive? I post the link, in case. http://stella.sourceforge.net/
  4. COMPUTER I have always like the look of Atari 800 XL. Black, grey and silver can't fail. Atari managed to deliver a great looking computer. CONSOLE I'm a big fan of the old "Woody" Atari 2600, just a nice touch as a wood panel is pure genius. Atari has always been very good at design. ZX Spectrum (Timex Sinclair in USA) wasn't bad either with it's slick black design and the rainbow.
  5. Probably from Pong. The first time i ever watched a videogame in action was in mid 70's. It was a Pong arcade machine in a cafe in southern Sweden. Then several of my friends bough Pong consoles. My first own console was a Fairchild Channel F. My first Atari product was Atari 800 XL early 1985. Since then i have been a gamer, but mostly retrogamer these days.
  6. Technically this version of Pac Man was awesome but the programmer did more then that, he managed to make it a blast to play as well. That's usually the hardest part of them all. This is probably the most fun version of Pac Man i have played, on any system.
  7. Imagine this being the official Pac Man released in 1982... This version is awesome and the control is super smooth. Thanks for sharing.
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