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Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - The Final!

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 15 December 2018 · 7 views
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So here we are in the final!  It was an action-packed semi-final where we saw two great bouts.
 
The finalists are:
 
Enduro (Activision) vs Super Football (Atari)
 
Both finalists had to deal with some tough opposition, especially in the later rounds. Enduro had to deal with a preliminary round and there was quite the di...


Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - Semi-Finals

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 08 December 2018 · 60 views

What a tournament it has been we have seen some upsets (Atari's Golf, Imagic's Trick Shot, and Activision Skiing) and some unexpected games make it into the latter rounds (RS Volleyball, HES' My Golf).  We had quite the quarter-final with potentially some controversial wins.
 
Our four semi-finalists are Enduro (Activision) , My Golf (HES),...


Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - Quarter-Finals!

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 07 December 2018 · 42 views

And then there were eight!  We're down to outstanding games any of which could be anyone's favourite sports game of all time.  It was an exciting round of 16 and now we move on.
 
The four bouts are:
California Games (Epyx) vs Enduro (Activision)
Decathlon (Activision) vs My Golf (HES)
Pole Position (Atari) vs Pete Rose Baseba...


Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - Round of 16

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 04 December 2018 · 52 views

So we're down to 16 great sports games on the Atari 2600.  It was an exciting first round .
 
Some great match-ups coming up:
BMX Airmaster (TNT Games) vs California Games (Epyx)
Enduro (Activision) vs Winter Games (Epyx)
Decathlon (Activision) vs Skiing (Activision)
Tennis (Activision) vs My Golf (HES)
Pole Position (Atari) vs R...


Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - First Round

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 04 December 2018 · 51 views
atari, 2600, sports
Oh my, there has been quite the delay from the preliminary round to the first round.  All things considered, these 2600 games have been around for years, so a few months won't matter.
 
So the 12 qualifiers from the preliminary round , join another 20 games for the 32 contenders in the first-round.  The match-ups were done randomly, the onl...


Modding the Flashback 8 HD - Part Two

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 24 September 2018 · 625 views
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Adding a game to the Flashback 8 HD
 
Some prerequisites:
in this example I'm adding the Double Dragon Arcade ROM from KevinMos3 ( Available at http://atariage.com/...-xenophobe-etc/ ; also note that there is a very nice label he created
you have to have added the USB connector the Fl...


Modding the Flashback 8 HD

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 23 September 2018 · 682 views

Preparing for modding your Flashback 8 HD Console
 
I will go over the steps to get everything set up to be able to add/modify the games on your Flashback device.
 
1. USB Connection  Unlike the Flashback Genesis model, my Flashback 8 HD (as all other variation appear) does not come with a USB connector, or SD-card slot.  After doing s...


Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - Prelimary Round

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 16 November 2017 · 454 views

So, there is a collection of 24 games that will try to make it past the first hurdle in becoming the best Atari 2600 sport game ever.  There are some titles here that will put on a brave face and try to punch over their weight class.  Barely 4kb lightweights against some 16kb behemoths?  Who will make it past the initial round and get a goo...


Atari Games Elimination Tournament - Sports Edition - The Participants

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 15 November 2017 · 320 views

So which game is truly the best sports game on the Atari?  Which is more innovative?  Truthful to the sport?  Best graphics?  Most accurate controls?  And more importantly, is it fun?
 
I've listed 44 games that should be consider.  I've skipped all the Pong variants, boardgames, and pretend sports or variations.  N...


Favourite Atari 2600 Arcade Ports

Posted by AlwaysOnPlanetPatrol, 15 November 2017 · 338 views
atari 2600, ports, arcade
Atari was probably the first company to license arcade hits to complement their own library which they offered on the VCS and soon third-parties  followed suit (Parker Bros, M-Network), or in case of some others (Sega, Bally Midway, etc) ended up spinning up their own companies to make and publish these home console versions. 
 
It's intere...