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#1 dr. kwack OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:24 PM

Hello everyone. I'm on the hunt for a Treasure of Tarmin cart for the Aquarius. Doesn't need to be complete- just the cart. Doesn't need to be pretty- just working. Thanks!



#2 evg2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:29 PM

one option might be the multicart?

http://atariage.com/...rius multicart



#3 JasonlikesINTV ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:39 AM

Probably not what you're willing to spend, but just in case...

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 311806766305

#4 Intymike OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:59 AM

Wow, prices on Aquarius stuff got up lately.



#5 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:32 AM

Probably not what you're willing to spend, but just in case...

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 311806766305


Not a horrible price for that. I think I paid in that neighborhood for mine.

#6 atarifan88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:18 AM

What's the difference between the Treasure of Tarmin for the Intellivision vs Aquarius?



#7 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:59 AM

What's the difference between the Treasure of Tarmin for the Intellivision vs Aquarius?

 

Dungeon graphics/size, sounds and the statistics displays are quite different. Think I might prefer the Aquarius version of this game!

 

 



#8 Gemintronic ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:24 AM

I think the Intellivision version could be explored past level 100. Sounds like the Aquarius version doesn't go past 99?

Not stating this as fact. Just my impression and semi query :)

#9 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:29 PM

If Tarmin for Aquarius is going for $60+ these days, I hate to think what Burgertime is at.

($60 for Tarmin doesn't pass the tummy test anyway....)



#10 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:04 PM

If Tarmin for Aquarius is going for $60+ these days, I hate to think what Burgertime is at.

($60 for Tarmin doesn't pass the tummy test anyway....)


Burgertime is over 100 easy. I think I paid around that anyway. That's if you can find it. It's a tough one. Not melody chase rare but still pretty tough.

#11 cmart604 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:11 PM

The toughest one for me strangely has been Chess. 🤔

#12 Atari_Bill OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:26 PM

The toughest one for me strangely has been Chess. 🤔


Agreed. Chess is equally as tough as melody chase if not worse.

#13 jaybird3rd ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:06 PM

In the Aquaricart Rarity Guide, we ranked AD&D Treasure of Tarmin a 7 out 10, BurgerTime an 8, and Chess and Melody Chase a 9 (although I agree that of the two, Chess is probably a bit rarer; by all accounts, it didn't even get its own printed box).  The only rarer games would be Zero In and Space Speller, the educational games, both ranked 10.  I'll have all this information on my Aquarius website whenever I can finally find time to get it finished ... :mad:

 

In the meantime, you can indeed enjoy all these games on the original hardware with the Aquaricart;)



#14 cmart604 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:56 PM

In the Aquaricart Rarity Guide, we ranked AD&D Treasure of Tarmin a 7 out 10, BurgerTime an 8, and Chess and Melody Chase a 9 (although I agree that of the two, Chess is probably a bit rarer; by all accounts, it didn't even get its own printed box).  The only rarer games would be Zero In and Space Speller, the educational games, both ranked 10.  I'll have all this information on my Aquarius website whenever I can finally find time to get it finished ... :mad:
 
In the meantime, you can indeed enjoy all these games on the original hardware with the Aquaricart;)


Ah, thanks for the info Jay. I assumed that Chess came CIB. Good to know. My Zero In is loose but my Space Speller is CIB.

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:09 PM

The Chess box was apparently just a plain white box, with the front cover from the manual glued or taped to the front.  I've only seen a few pictures of CIB copies of Aquarius Chess, but they're all like this.  The cartridge was inside in the usual plastic tray, along with the manual and keyboard overlay (I didn't know until recently that it came with an overlay at all, since it isn't mentioned in the manual, but a collector sent me the last picture below which proves that it exists).  Melody Chase, despite being almost as rare, at least got a printed box.  The weird thing is that the Chess cartridge was manufactured with "glop-top" mask ROMs, just like the cartridges that were manufactured in larger quantities.

 

Here are a few pics of Aquarius Chess, including the box/overlay and cartridge board:

 

board.JPG

front.JPG

top.JPG

01FrontCover.jpeg

box.jpg



#16 cmart604 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:27 PM

The Chess box was apparently just a plain white box, with the front cover from the manual glued or taped to the front.  I've only seen a few pictures of CIB copies of Aquarius Chess, but they're all like this.  The cartridge was inside in the usual plastic tray, along with the manual and keyboard overlay (I didn't know until recently that it came with an overlay at all, since it isn't mentioned in the manual).  Melody Chase, despite being almost as rare, at least got a printed box.  The weird thing is that the Chess cartridge was manufactured with "glop-top" mask ROMs, just like the cartridges that were manufactured in larger quantities.  Here are a few up-close pics of Aquarius Chess, including the cartridge board:
 
board.JPG
front.JPG
top.JPG
01FrontCover.jpeg


Nice. I'll be keeping an eye out for one

#17 Intymike OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:57 AM

Chess and Melody Chase a 9 (although I agree that of the two, Chess is probably a bit rarer; by all accounts, it didn't even get its own printed box).  The only rarer games would be Zero In and Space Speller, the educational games, both ranked 10. 

 

 

Thanks for counting all my missing cart games.   :_(



#18 JasonlikesINTV ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:13 AM

I thought I had Burgertime :sad:

#19 cmart604 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:17 AM

Does anyone here have a complete Aquarius collection?

#20 Intymike OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:26 PM

Does anyone here have a complete Aquarius collection?

 

not me

 

 

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