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I forgot about Spin-Out!

Posted by atari2600land, 28 April 2015 · 32 views

...but I think with some help that I can make a better game than it. I spent 3 hours trying to make it so the cars can't go off the track, when I just decided to give up. I believe it can be done, but I can't figure out how. Perhaps someone else can. Anyway, I got two cars in. Their tires rotate like the ones in Motorodeo, round, then slanting. Really fas...


A new Odyssey 2 game perhaps.

Posted by atari2600land, 27 April 2015 · 48 views

The Odyssey 2 needs a Sprintmaster-type game...



Mort the Chicken (part 2)

Posted by atari2600land, 26 April 2015 · 36 views

Well, I played and completed two more levels of the game. The third level was really hard, though. But I discovered something that will help me: Mort can attack the cubes. If Mort attacks a cube, it vanishes. If Mort touches a cube, though, he loses a chick and it goes back to its original spot. That and the health meter drops. Which is really tough when...


Mort the Chicken

Posted by atari2600land, 25 April 2015 · 55 views

I want to play video games with the original controllers and stuff that came with the console. Call me weird. In the case of Mort the Chicken for the PS1, though, I may have to change my thoughts. It's a collect-a-thon, a la Super Mario 64, only instead of the stuff collecting is stars (although there are stars in the game to collect, the manual states no...


Windows 8 sucks

Posted by atari2600land, 24 April 2015 · 103 views

So my mom got a new laptop. She actually got it up and working and on the internet without my help. But GOD WINDOWS 8 SUCKS. I don't see the reason why Microsoft had to go and ruin everything and replace it with utter crap that is user-unfriendly and can't figure anything out with. If Windows X or whatever it's called does not fix this crap, my next compu...


Playing with bugs

Posted by atari2600land, 23 April 2015 · 92 views

Well, I deemed it time to work on Insecticide for the Virtual Boy again. One of the things I was going to do was add a magnifying glass to the fighter select screen. It sounded easy enough, but ended up way harder than I intended and so I spent more than two hours trying to get the stupid thing in. Eventually I did, and here's how it ended up looking:

W...


My magazine

Posted by atari2600land, 22 April 2015 · 86 views

I thought about 5 years ago, that it would be cool if I had my own magazine. So I made issue 1. Then I forgot about it. I was all ready to make a second issue when I rediscovered I already had in 2013. So anyway, since I had not posted it on the website for my magazine, I did. And so now I'm working on the third issue which I plan to complete in September...


The Rising Cost of Jaguar Games on eBay

Posted by atari2600land, 21 April 2015 · 122 views

Why are Jaguar games getting more and more expensive on eBay? Even the crappier games? Checkered Flag is now commanding $15 on eBay. A complete copy of Dino Dudes someone wants $20 for. There has to be an alternative. I went to Amazon.com and found Super Burnout for $30. The cheapest copy on eBay is $40, so I saved $10. I thought I was going to get a good...


N-Gage Insider #3

Posted by atari2600land, 20 April 2015 · 78 views

I got a magazine in the mail about the Nokia N-Gage. It's issue 3 of the official N-Gage Trade Magazine called the "Insider." I wonder why they didn't call it the "N-Sider." The date is May 2005. Here's a few things I was able to glean by scanning the issue:
+ They seemed so hopeful that 2006 would be a great year for the N-Gage.
+ There's a 2-page spread...


No more Q

Posted by atari2600land, 19 April 2015 · 107 views

I've decided to stop work on the Q game. It's too boring and simple. So instead, I am going to work on finishing the Celery movie. I worked on that last night. I made Celery go and get a hamburger from McDonald's. He takes a bite and discovers to his horror, that it has pickles in it! Since vegetables don't eat each other, Mr. Celery throws the burger awa...