seanhq, on Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:07 AM, said:
Scrabbler15, on Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:18 PM, said:
Hi everybody. I am new to Atari Age (first post), but I'm not new to Atari, as you'll see.
I have an original, genuine, 1982-built, Imagic-sent, real-deal, authentic, Atlantis 2 cart.
Now, I understand if you are already forming, in your mind, an appropriate response of skepticism, mockery or good-natured derision. (I have to say that I particularly enjoyed seeing Captain Kirk's A2 collection. Awesome.)
But first, check out the videos at the links below. You might even enjoy getting a peek at the 1983 United States Centipede Championship trophy...
[url = [url="http://www.youtube.c...=neqrOYhJFHI]My[/url] Atlantis 2, My Story - Part 1[/url]
[url = [url="http://www.youtube.c...=5k2lYAFzrMg]My[/url] Atlantis 2, My Story - Part 2[url]
Welcome to AtariAge. Your videos and story was pretty awesome. What other boxed games do you still have from back in the day? Also, do you recall how many other contests you were in? You mention the Air Raid boxed game on eBay in your video, so does that mean you plan on selling your boxed Atlantis 2?
A lot of my 2600 boxed stuff was lost in the basement flooding (which is one of the reasons I'm really amazed that A2 survived.) I still have the box for Decathalon and Private Eye, and I have a bunch of loose carts. I also found out today that I have more stuff in my in-law's basement. They are in another state 9 hours away, so I have to wait to see what I have there.
My boxed 5200 list is better:
I also have a loose Robotron and a loose Dig Dug for the 5200.
As far as other contests, I'm not sure I remember them all.
I won a local contest at a mall when Enduro was released. The prize was ten Activision games and a football with signatures from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There was a tournament for an arcade game called Track and Field (Konami) that was 4 weekly contests. I won all 4 weeks at my local arcade, but didn't win the grand prize, which was a Jeep. I actually got to see the guy play that did win, and it became all too clear that my fingers weren't fast enough.
I played in the 1990 Nintendo Championships. I have two semi-finalist shirts from that. This was the Super Mario, Rad Racer, Tetris combo. I was actually in the number 1 qualifying chair for the city finals. My tetris game failed me when I need it most, but it was still a blast.
It seems like there were a couple of other NES contests on Top Gun and a NASCAR game that was sponsored by Bill Elliott.
Oh yeah, there was another NES contest for a cart called Treasure Master. The contest was unique in that there was a code that was made available to everyone at the same time that opened up the contest part of the cart. First one to find the treasure got the big cash prize. I got one of the second place prizes, which was a Super NES.
On the subject of A2, I am probably going to auction it. To sell or not to sell, that is always the question. But that is the thinking right now.