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#1 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 4, 2009 9:55 PM

Just curious how many people have these systems and play them.

I have both the Stunt Cycle and Video Pinball (White version). I play the Video Pinball one a few times a month.

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Posted Sat Apr 4, 2009 10:33 PM

I've tried to get a Stunt Cycle a few times, but they just aren't real cheap and I am. :)
We spent hours upon hours playing Stunt Cycle at the Azevedo's house when I was a kid. Nostalgia I guess is the only reason I want one. I can still smell the slight waft of smoke and feel the warmth from the wood-burning stove keeping us warm as played Stunt Cycle and 2600 games on winter days.

Hmm...I wonder if I could find somebody willing to trade a Sears Heavy 6'er for a Stunt Cycle? :ponder:

How is the standalone version of Video Pinball? Is it at all equivalent or parallel to the 2600 version?

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Posted Sat Apr 4, 2009 10:44 PM

I have the Sears version (Pinball Breakway). It's actually a lot different. It has a few variations of Breakout, its own version of Video Pinball, and a variant that combines the two.

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Posted Sun Apr 5, 2009 2:01 AM

I have the Sears version (Pinball Breakway). It's actually a lot different. It has a few variations of Breakout, its own version of Video Pinball, and a variant that combines the two.


I bought both new on closeout from JCPenny in 1979 for $20 each. Sold both in '91. Then just had to get them back .. Bought Stunt Cycle off eBay years ago .. and I have picked up three Video Pinballs at shows.

One was broken so I gutted it and modified it to make it a pinball controller for other games and systems. I replaced the pong pot on top with a driving spinner with pennies hot glued into the black knob to make it work with the Vectrex Tempest clone and other spinner games.

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Edited by Rob Mitchell, Sun Apr 5, 2009 2:02 AM.


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Posted Sun Apr 5, 2009 6:06 AM

I have both, but sadly they are in storage right now. :sad:

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Posted Sun Apr 5, 2009 9:45 AM

I have both, but haven't played either in a few years. They are safely stored away.

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Posted Sun Apr 5, 2009 10:47 PM

The physics of the Stunt Cycle arcade game are much better than the home unit. The home unit has the cycle go up, float, and go down for the first few jumps. There are trippy sound effects by torquing the grip.

I once thought of making a port on the back to connect to the 2600 and play the 2600 Stunt Cycle proto.

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2009 7:11 AM

I had Stunt Cycle up until 1992, then I got rid of it prior to moving across the US. D'oh! :(

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2009 4:10 PM

Atari Stunt Cycle was probably my greatest find in the wild.
Complete, in the box, like new. $5.00.
(at a tag sale)

I love it and play often.

Edited by therealred5, Mon Apr 6, 2009 4:10 PM.


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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2009 6:33 PM

Mine at my setup

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Posted Mon Apr 6, 2009 7:46 PM

I had the white Video Pinball unit back in the 90's but never really used it. I had the Odyssey 300 as well and actually played it too but wasn't real crazy about it. Would probably get one just to have tho.

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Posted Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:27 PM

Mine at my setup


Freakin' awesome collection! Love the Video Music! I just scored one myself... can't wait to see it in person!

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Posted Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:14 PM

Mine at my setup


Freakin' awesome collection! Love the Video Music! I just scored one myself... can't wait to see it in person!

I had one but let it go. Just wasn't my bag. It doesn't play games so not much of interest to me. Would have just sat and collected dust like my old Akai GX-4000D.

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Posted Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:32 PM

Mine at my setup


Freakin' awesome collection! Love the Video Music! I just scored one myself... can't wait to see it in person!

I had one but let it go. Just wasn't my bag. It doesn't play games so not much of interest to me. Would have just sat and collected dust like my old Akai GX-4000D.

I managed to finally get one last year. It's nearly mint condition, in the original box with manual, switchbox, and even the original silica dessicant bag :) Wasn't cheap, but I had been wanting one for a decade so I got it.

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Posted Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:00 PM

I have a Video Pinball somewhere. Used to play it a bunch at a firends, but the one I have doesn't seem to work, alas.

Fun little unit though :)

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Posted Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:04 PM

I have Video Pinball. I'll have to say that the 2600 video pinball is probably better but the breakout is nice!

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Posted Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:21 PM

Got 'em both. I have a video on you tube that gets a lot of views (relative to my other videos) because people think it's going to be about Motocross when it's really Sears Motocross and all I'm doing is revving the engine on the unit.

Sears Motocross Sound Demo

the other video is an awful one too, just to give idea what the sound was like during actual game play. Though the game play is not visible here. Okay, I'm all about the sound.
Quickie Demo

And this is just to show the tragedy of a head slide. (Warning: Horrific Graphic Content)
Motocross Head Slide

Muuuch better video here by someone else:
Stunt Cycle High Score

If I can find where my Atari Video Pinball movies are, I'll post them up on YouTube, too, so that random strangers can mock them.

Edited by Mezrabad, Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:27 PM.


#18 Simon OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:50 AM

Hi,

I have got a "Stunt Cycle" as PAL model. I heard that this is something special as it was only produced in small quantities as PAL version. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find information on its rarity on the internet by now.

I found it on a flea market two years ago for only 3 Euro.

Later,
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Posted Tue May 5, 2009 2:43 PM

I scored a Sears Motorcross IV in supposedly mint condition with the 4 paddle controllers. I'll post a pic when it comes in.

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Posted Tue May 5, 2009 8:04 PM

I have a Video Pinball. I remember being at a party where relatives of our neighbors brought over a video pinball game. I waited for a long long time to take a turn at breakout. It was the first (or very close to it) video game I ever played and I've been hooked ever since. A few years ago I found a boxed video pinball for a couple of bucks. It brought back a ton of great memories (even though I only got to play for a few minutes that first night).

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Posted Wed May 6, 2009 10:12 AM

I have had both Stunt Cycle and Video Pinball in the past. Bought them for about $10 each at the fleamarket, maybe less, I forget, but definitely wasn't a lot.

Played the a few times, then put them aside and never touched them again.

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Posted Wed May 6, 2009 10:18 AM

I saw a Stunt Cycle in a flea once for pretty cheap, I think it was boxed even. Don't know why I didn't pick it up... oh well.

Since then, I got a Video Pinball manual, just in case I ever find a loose VP in the wild, but never have!

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Posted Wed May 6, 2009 12:22 PM

I've got a pair of the cream-colored Video Pinball consoles. OI used to have one hooked up to the TV until a few years back, it was pretty popular when friends came over. I've always wanted a Stunt Cycle, but have never seen one in the wild.

Glad to see some Atari Video Music unit around! I've got a pair and they are brilliant. One is under my TV right this very minute. Gotta get around to finding someone to mod it for me.

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Posted Tue May 19, 2009 11:32 PM

I hacked one of my Video Pinball consoles with a PSX 1 controller, now I can play all those great pinball games on the PSX and get some decent scores. Now I'm thinking of hacking to a PSX2 controller cable and also a regular 2600 controller plug to play Midnight Magic with 2600 emulator and a Stella adapter...

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Posted Thu May 21, 2009 2:08 AM

I got a stunt cycle for uber cheap at a goodwill, I played it a bunch one day and gave it to a friend. I'm more of a Console collector.




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