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The Jaguar is loose

Posted by atari2600land, 29 October 2014 · 75 views

I wanted to play some Ruiner Pinball for Halloween. Naturally this required getting the Jaguar out. So I went in the garage. The first thing I found were the games. Then I found the controller. Next, I found the AC adaptor, stuck inside the Turbo-Grafx 16. After about five more minutes of searching out in the cold, I finally found it. It had Syndicate stu...


An interesting thing about Lakitu

Posted by atari2600land, 27 October 2014 · 64 views

I was playing Super Mario Bros. on my NES. When I got to level 6-3, I killed Lakitu and jumped up and died. I thought I had discovered a glitch. As it turned out, it wasn't, but I did learn something about Lakitu's movement. If you get a power-up while Lakitu is on screen, he automatically begins to throw a spiny shell, which can make Lakitu flash if the...


Working on GoSub again

Posted by atari2600land, in gosub intv 26 October 2014 · 79 views

So I got back to work on GoSub for Intellivision again. I discovered a trick that made me lose 2k. Displaying the game's level as digits rather than spelling it out. And then I added the submarine to the title screen, added a ping noise and even made a first attempt at death animation. I have been feeling very sleepy lately, so I slept until 4pm today, wh...


I remembered a password from 2006!

Posted by atari2600land, 24 October 2014 · 87 views

So I have been using the same computer for years now which remembered my password and automatically typed it in for me. I've done this so many times, I forgot what the password was! I got the password and the site back in 2006. (don't worry, it's not atari2600land.com). But I suddenly and unexpectedly remembered what it was! So I go to net2ftp.com and typ...


Odyssey 2 homebrew labels: A thought.

Posted by atari2600land, 23 October 2014 · 99 views

Looking at all the homebrew Odyssey 2 games I have, I see a theme: They try to recreate the original releases label-wise. I've decided I don't want to do that any more. I want to have really great colorful labels, like most homebrew Atari 2600 games have. I don't want Mr. Celery to be all yellow with black lines against a back background. Celery is green....


Wario's Woods NES

Posted by atari2600land, 22 October 2014 · 87 views

It wasn't as expensive as I had feared! I just bought a loose one on eBay for $18. And my video I mentioned in yesterday's blog entry now has well over 2,000 hits. I'm baffled. I thought I'd need some NES games released around the time of my top loader (1994) and I already have The Jungle Book. So I went and bought the NES version of Wario's Woods. This b...


YouTube strangeness

Posted by atari2600land, 21 October 2014 · 106 views

You know, I learned a lot about people through YouTube. I learned that they will watch anything. take for example, my latest YouTube video. My parents took a video of themselves driving through Keizer in 1988. It's only 7 minutes long (it's not a very large town). One day later, I have 400 views. With 7 comments and 6 likes. I guess it is kind of interest...


The Fun Machine

Posted by atari2600land, 19 October 2014 · 105 views

So I went to the video game store again. I wasn't thinking about picking up a N64 game. It just happened. Then I thought. I thought about all the fun times I had reviewing games for myself about the N64. I even had one article in the middle school newspaper where I reviewed N64 games. So I was born to do this. Since then I have made about 30 issues of Nin...


In a magazine

Posted by atari2600land, 18 October 2014 · 94 views

Apparently my Boobs game for the Odyssey 2 was in issue #134 of Retro Gamer magazine. I wonder why. Why not the Celery game, or Chief Chef, or Nice Ice? Sex sells? Anyway, it does not have my name in it, but it is still cool to be recognized for all this stuff I do just for fun. It's even cooler to get my homebrew games published. Boobs will be a 4k game...


Back to hour long songs

Posted by atari2600land, 17 October 2014 · 81 views

So I just bought a CD on eBay called "Luciana" by Juno Reactor. It's 61 minutes long. It's supposedly electronica/dance music, so it should be interesting. Should go well with my other interesting CDs containing songs more than an hour. Here's the list of what I have so far.
 
Fantomas - Delirium Cordia
Mistogo Varggoth Orchestra - The Key To the Gat...