Arthur I'm on fire
Er, may I ask where you got that translation? The anime TV series' Japanese name does include the (intransitive) verb "to burn" ("moeru"), but it's in the imperative form "moero," not the "moete iru" which is what would be "I am burning/on fire." Instead, it's more like "Burn Up, Arthur" (or as I translated it in an earlier post, "Blaze Forth, Arthur," since we don't literally tell people to burn up in English when we just want them to be passionate). Incidentally, the name of the season two opening theme (the one used in Frogger
) translates to "I am Arthur."
I just want to point out that any game lists you see for now are not final.
What would you say are the chances that the Sega Flashback will contain only
Genesis and SMS/GG games, and 0 generics? So that is isn't, you know, really the Sega [and Someone Else] Flashback. :)
How long will it take until there's a plug-and-play unit including new games like Flappy Bird and 2048? Or is there already one on the market?
Look no further than last year! The Retro-Bit Generations contained a homebrew SNES port of 2048
and a homebrew SNES clone of Flappy Bird
. Caveat: that system's SNES emulation had noticeable speed issues.
Is there any documentation that shows the iterative differences between the various 2600 Flashbacks throughout the years, including this new one? . I've come to realize I have like 2 or 3 and am getting confused. :lol:
I maintain a page at my website
which lists all the retro games on each of a very large number of plug-n-play systems. There are also notes on which games have bugs, are hampered by a 4-way stick, were retailer exclusives, came with overlays, are homebrews, are M Network games, etc. It's not quite what you're looking for, since it doesn't explicitly display iterative differences between the various Atari Flashbacks' content, but it has the raw materials you could use to generate such a display. Here's a highlight reel to add to what Flojomojo wrote:
2004 - FB1, by Atari/Legacy Engineering
2005 - FB2, by Atari/Legacy Engineering
2010 - FB2+, by Atari/Legacy Engineering; initiated by a General Mills promotional tie-in and replaced a few FB2 games, including the Activision ones, with a few sports games
2011 - FB3, by AtGames
2012 - FB4, by AtGames; added some Taito-licensed games and removed Secret Quest
, which wasn't fully playable due to the hardware not having a B/W-color switch
2013 - FB64, by AtGames; cut-down, reduced-price version of FB4
2014 - FB5, by AtGames; added a bunch of games from homebrew publisher Good Deal Games and from the Mattel M Network label (this is the year the Intellivision and ColecoVision Flashbacks were released); dropped Battlezone
, which Atari had sold to Rebellion
2015 - FB6, by AtGames; added something like 8 Atari-owned games, including the return of the still-broken Secret Quest
2016 - FB7, by AtGames; added Frogger
and fixed Secret Quest
with a workaround
2017 - FB8, by AtGames; and the adventure continues . . .