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Turbo Grafx 16 is expensive!

Posted by atari2600land, 25 August 2014 · 69 views

Why is it that the cheapest sports titles for the TG16 on eBay are like $10?! And the half-way decent games start at $20? Is it really that rare of a thing to have a Turbo Grafx 16? I just bought Pac-Land. Cost me 21 friggin dollars. $21! Why?! All I want is a few decent TG16 games. Why do I have to spend hundreds of dollars just to get a few half-way dec...


Insecticide is moving along

Posted by atari2600land, 24 August 2014 · 84 views

So I got the urge to program Insecticide some more. As a result, of four hours of labor, I now have programmed the computer opponent's special moves in. The hardest part was figuring out how to make the "camera" move when Gi-Ant or Behe-Moth threw you. The camera doesn't follow you if they throw you out of the arena, though. This is because the arena's ed...


Two dogs

Posted by atari2600land, 23 August 2014 · 66 views

So my sister and her family are off to Disneyland for a week. She has a dog. Someone needs to take care of it. Apparently that would be us. We already have a dog. Now we have two dogs this week. Two dogs and a cat. Woo. Good thing our dog likes her dog. They get along good. The only trouble is her dog won't take her pills. We had to mash them up and put i...


King of Casino

Posted by atari2600land, in TG-16 22 August 2014 · 92 views

So I like casino games. It's cool that you get to wager stuff and the only money you'd lose is from buying the game. Let's get this straight, though, I'm not a gambling addict. So anyway, I bought the game King of Casino for the Turbo-Grafx 16 off eBay a few days ago. It came today. I popped it in. It's a fun little game, although they don't have video po...


Battletoads Sega Game Gear about $4 (part 2)

Posted by atari2600land, 21 August 2014 · 81 views

Well, the lot came in the mail today. My haul was this:
Battletoads
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Primal Rage
Shinobi II
Spider Man and the X-Men
Super Battle Tank
All work and all came in their own clamshell cases. So I'm happy. Another Positive Five-star feedback awarded to another seller I stumbled upon. So now I have 52 Game Gear games. One for every w...


Anger-Inducing Bugs

Posted by atari2600land, 20 August 2014 · 67 views

So I have been working on Insecticide again. My monthly workathon, lol. Yesterday I thought I had it all figured out. And then when I went to play test it for the final time last night, I saw lots of stupid errors I had done. Well, I worked some more today and I don't know what I did, but I fixed most of them. Total time working so far this month: about 7...


Battletoads Sega Game Gear about $4

Posted by atari2600land, 18 August 2014 · 112 views

So I was cruising eBay when I came across a 6-game Game Gear lot. I didn't have any of them. One of the games was Battletoads, which I have seen going around $15 for just it loose. So I paid $23.99 for all 6 games, and the lot included Shinobi II. It was an auction/buy it now listing. I could have waited 6 days and take my chances and put up a $10 bid, bu...


Nine of Diamonds

Posted by atari2600land, 17 August 2014 · 70 views

Flipping through a huge book of crossword puzzles and a few other different kinds of puzzles I bought last year, I came upon one called "Nine of Diamonds." I didn't get very far, but I thought to myself after looking at the answers that maybe I could make some puzzles like this. This first one was the product of a half-hour or so. I made the unique grid i...


Do I need a new one?

Posted by atari2600land, 16 August 2014 · 106 views

I was playing Scrabble on my game.com. I had made "quieting" and was about to make another long word when the screen went blank all of a sudden! I am so mad! Because I had EANING and a blank! I was in the middle of trying to find a spot for a new word during my turn when it went out on me. And I was ahead too, but only by 30 or so points. Well, I guess le...


Keith Courage In Alpha Zones

Posted by atari2600land, in TG-16 15 August 2014 · 81 views

I unplugged my Jaguar and used the exact same cords to plug in my TurboGrafx-16. How useful. My cords are long lost for it. I don't know how they got lost, they just did. So I spent a half-hour playing the only game I have: Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. I don't think it's all that bad. Insanely hard, yes, but bad, no. Except for the reappearing of enemies...