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While doing some grocery shopping in our Wal-Mart that is currently in the midst of a remodel I stumbled across this:

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I also think the electronics section is doing away with the My Arcade and Tiny Arcade stuff...those were on clearance as well.  I didn't get those though but for $4 I couldn't pass up Spy Hunter.

Spy Hunter was not one of my favorites.  I like the game, it's a fun game, and I have it for the NES, but there were other games I liked better if that makes sense.  With that being said this one is faithful to the arcade but the controls are a bit unresponsive.  It's hard to figure out how to get the car to accelerate.  I couldn't figure it out.  Maybe more time spent with it and I'll discover it.  Otherwise the game looks really good with a bright, clear picture and the music in the game never gets boring.  My first Arcade Classics mini arcade from Basic Fun.  So far...I like the My Arcade Micro Players a bit better.  Still...this one is cool and the artwork is really nice.  

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Yeah the controls are weird. You have to hit up twice to accelerate. And the specials are strange too. I cued up my review where I start talking about some of the controls. Still, a cool find for $4

 

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I always love your reviews NSG.  Don't ever stop doing those.  I was going to do the same but I don't want to be a copy cat of what others are doing.  I might just write one.

I agree.  No matter how poor the controls might be it is a cool looking little mini cab.  And for a small unit it does sound impressive.  I think mine is a bit hard on batteries, though.  I had to replace the batteries after about 3 games.  The unit just refused to turn back on until I put fresh batteries in it.

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43 minutes ago, kamakazi20012 said:

I always love your reviews NSG.  Don't ever stop doing those.  I was going to do the same but I want to be a copy cat of what others are doing.  I might just write one.

I'm a believer in the more voices the better! My favorite magazine was EGM, partly because each game was reviewed by 4 different people. So if you want to do a video review, go for it!

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23 hours ago, nosweargamer said:

I'm a believer in the more voices the better! My favorite magazine was EGM, partly because each game was reviewed by 4 different people. So if you want to do a video review, go for it!

I got maybe two Atari Age issues in the mail AFTER paying for a subscription.  Well, I didn't but I do remember Mom getting a money order, us sitting down together to fill out the subscription card, and then putting them in an envelope and in the mailbox.  I only got like 2 maybe 3 mags and that was it.  Then again that was during the midst of the 5200 production and right before the crash.  

I didn't read, nor have knowledge of, any other game magazines until about 1987 when I received a NES for my birthday and then Nintendo Power arrived in my mailbox.  After that I found Video Games and Computer Entertainment mag, which didn't seem to last long, Tips & Tricks, EGM, and GamePro.  Out of all of those I enjoyed VG&CE the most because it covered both console and computer markets.

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11 minutes ago, kamakazi20012 said:

I got maybe two Atari Age issues in the mail AFTER paying for a subscription.  Well, I didn't but I do remember Mom getting a money order, us sitting down together to fill out the subscription card, and then putting them in an envelope and in the mailbox.  I only got like 2 maybe 3 mags and that was it.  Then again that was during the midst of the 5200 production and right before the crash.  

I didn't read, nor have knowledge of, any other game magazines until about 1987 when I received a NES for my birthday and then Nintendo Power arrived in my mailbox.  After that I found Video Games and Computer Entertainment mag, which didn't seem to last long, Tips & Tricks, EGM, and GamePro.  Out of all of those I enjoyed VG&CE the most because it covered both console and computer markets.

I was big into EGM, but I also subscribed to Sega Force, which became a Gamepro subscription when Sega stopped Sega Force. However, I did buy this issue of VG&CE at my local supermarket (Farmer Jacks, for you MI folk)

Megalextoria: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (October 1989)

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