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This is an interesting one! Point-for-Point, Barnyard Blaster is a better game compared to Duck Hunt. Barnyard Blaster offers more screens, more scenes, a greater variety of things to shoot at. Duck Hunt just offers Ducks or Discs. Barnyard Blaster offers music, more detailed graphics, more detailed objects to target.

And yet Duck Hunt looks and feels like the better game. It has that Nintendo high-polish shine. It feels like it exists in that Nintendo world. Sadly Atari just couldn't create a cohesive world in quite the same way.

The moment you shot Gramps just to see what would happen has to be the greatest moment in BTB history.

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New episode for Atari 2600 Super Breakout and enter to win CX-30 Evolved Atari 7800 Paddle Controllers!!

To enter to win you have to do two things:

1. Subscribe to my channel on YouTube

2. Participate in a High Score Squad Challenge on Atari I/O before December 1st, 2020

Every Squad Challenge you join in is another chance to win! Shout me out when you post your score in the forums. Say “Hey BTB, enter me to win!”

 

Contest details here:

 

 

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3 minutes ago, btbfilms76 said:

Kicking myself gang...

I was looking through my files yesterday and I found this video I forgot to add to my breakout episode. So lame.

So hear it is, let’s get this song stuck in our heads. 

 

That's a shame! Are you able to go back and edit it in? I love seeing the commercials and little historical bits worked into your show. Thanks for sharing BTB.

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1 hour ago, btbfilms76 said:

Have you? Have you played Atari today?

Great commercial. It's so great because it's true. Back from the days when video games were "rec room" items marketed to the entire family. We should see more of this. 

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4 minutes ago, Justin said:

Great commercial. It's so great because it's true. Back from the days when video games were "rec room" items marketed to the entire family. We should see more of this. 

Atari is always better with other people. Try playing something like Outlaw, Air-Sea Battle, or Combat by yourself!

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If you wanted to play the super fun arcade game  Crossbow At home you only had 4 options - the Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit line, Commodore 64 and the Atari 7800.  Think of the game as a medieval escort mission where your task is to protect your friends as they cross dangerous lands. 
 

I give thee Exidy’s Crossbow on the 7800

 

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On 8/21/2020 at 10:37 AM, btbfilms76 said:

If you wanted to play the super fun arcade game  Crossbow At home you only had 4 options - the Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit line, Commodore 64 and the Atari 7800.  Think of the game as a medieval escort mission where your task is to protect your friends as they cross dangerous lands. 
 

I give thee Exidy’s Crossbow on the 7800

 

I like how BTB has that serious look while she has that "I'm gonna kick your behind" expression.   

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Alien Brigade is really the only game that can use both joystick/light gun that pretty much requires the light gun in this case. At least with Crossbow it is easy to line up along the line of something that you know can cause serious harm to the party member walking across the screen and just move left and right to take them out quickly. But with Alien brigade there is way too much happening all over the screen at once. I've never been able to beat AB with joystick but have gotten quite far in it. However, once I got me an XE lightgun about 3 years ago and plugged it up to my CRT. I actually beat it on my first run through. Surprisingly, I didn't do as well with Crossbow with a light gun as I've come to using the joysticks.

Alien Brigade is one of the most impressive overall games for the 7800 as far as the graphics and use of the sound. Too bad more games with as much complexity didn't get developed.

 

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On 9/8/2020 at 11:57 AM, CrossBow said:

Alien Brigade is really the only game that can use both joystick/light gun that pretty much requires the light gun in this case. At least with Crossbow it is easy to line up along the line of something that you know can cause serious harm to the party member walking across the screen and just move left and right to take them out quickly. But with Alien brigade there is way too much happening all over the screen at once. I've never been able to beat AB with joystick but have gotten quite far in it. However, once I got me an XE lightgun about 3 years ago and plugged it up to my CRT. I actually beat it on my first run through. Surprisingly, I didn't do as well with Crossbow with a light gun as I've come to using the joysticks.

Alien Brigade is one of the most impressive overall games for the 7800 as far as the graphics and use of the sound. Too bad more games with as much complexity didn't get developed.

 

I really enjoyed this game, can you imagine if this game launched along side of Ms. Pacman in 1983.  The 7800 would have been the Neo-Geo of 83 - hands down.

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Perhaps. I feel that when the revival in the late 90s came about and when the 7800 was actually getting new games, that some of the actual newer arcade games of the time like Paperboy etc. would have done far better for the 7800. I know that newer arcade games were in the works and ultimately never happened, but still. Also would have helped if more unique games like Midnight Mutants had been released or better quality control for games like Planet Smashers and Scrapyard dog.

Ultimately, only Atari could save Atari, and they didn't really seem to have a clear idea on how exactly to do that or stay focused on any one thing long enough to really make them stand out more.

 

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