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#1 Professor Gull OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:18 AM

So I thought this would be fun.

 

I have 4 "unlabeled" Atari carts I will be checking later. I will upload pictures of the carts then small sound samples and then the final video of the game itself. I just thought it would be fun for all of us fanatics to take some guesses at what they are.

 

I will begin with makes of the carts.

 

1 Apollo

1 Parker Brothers

1 Activision

1 Atari

 

Let the games begin.



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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:46 AM

 

1 Apollo

1 Parker Brothers

1 Activision

1 Atari

Apollo - Spacechase
P.B. - Frogger
Activision - Chopper Command
Atari - Pac-Man



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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:51 AM

Oh it started ? (I was waiting for a picture !) Let's guess then :)

 

- Lost Luggage

- Amidar

- Pitfall!

- Space Invaders



#4 The Mr. Video ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:52 AM

Apollo - Space Cavern

Parker Brothers - Popeye

Activision - River Raid

Atari - Yars' Revenge



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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:16 PM

Apollo - Guardian

Parker Bros - Q-bert

Activision - Ice Hockey

Atari - Berzerk



#6 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:30 PM

My blind guesses, just based on probability of stuff you might find unlabeled and common:

Racquetball
Frogger
Stampede
Asteroids

#7 Professor Gull OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:17 AM

Here are the pictures.

 

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#8 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:40 AM

I guess there's a tiny bit of blue label in the Activision one, can I change my guess?



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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:12 AM

I guess there's a tiny bit of blue label in the Activision one, can I change my guess?

Go ahead I was pondering the blue as well I think I know what it is but only time will tell.



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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:12 AM

In the next few days I will obtain some audio samples from each. That will help narrow down the possibilities hoping the carts will still play as well. That I have not tested.



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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:15 AM

Go ahead I was pondering the blue as well I think I know what it is but only time will tell.

 

aight

 

Racquetball

Frogger
ICE HOCKEY
Asteroids 


#12 The Mr. Video ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:45 AM

Apollo - Space Cavern
Parker Brothers - Popeye
Activision - Ice Hockey
Atari - Yars' Revenge

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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:54 AM

Apollo --  Shark Attack

Parker -- Montezuma's Revenge

Activision -- H.E.R.O.

Atari --  Circus 



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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:24 PM

Apollo - Space Cavern

Parker Brothers - Spider-Man

Activision - Frostbite

Atari - Combat



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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:51 PM

Apollo - Space Cavern
Parker Brothers - Qbert
Activision - Seaquest
Atari - Space Invaders

Edited by SIO2, Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:52 PM.


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Posted Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:27 PM

Frogger

Pac- Man

Ice Hockey

Infiltrate



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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:38 AM

So...

 

Gull my man!  Any updates?   

 

I know you don't want to be ATARIBOXing people...

 

That's where you reveal something Atari related or more that you reveal that you will reveal something and everyone loses interest in the meanwhile...

 

Jus checkin'   :)



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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:13 PM

Since gull has abandoned this thread- I had a similar experience recently. Went to the local retro game store in the next town, and the kid there has a big plastic tub full of Atari commons to sift through for $2 each.

I spied two naked Activision carts, and took a gamble on them- and it was good!

I got Dolphin and Pressure Cooker! Two very good, late-era Activision 2600 games that are fairly rare to find in the wild.

I also picked up a Phoenix, Vanguard, and the rare "Raiders Lost Ark" label variation with the Raiders movie logo in the front instead of the regular text one - all for $2.00 each. He's a bit younger and doesn't study Atari pricing as much as he does NES and Sega pricing, where he charges ridiculous eBay BIN prices for commons.

I also picked up a clean, 100% working Coleco Gemini with both controllers and power supply and 10 games for $50. Not a bad haul.

He also has a Goldstar 3DO I have my eye on.

Edited by DrSidneyZweibel, Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:14 PM.


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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:02 PM

Since gull has abandoned this thread- I had a similar experience recently. Went to the local retro game store in the next town, and the kid there has a big plastic tub full of Atari commons to sift through for $2 each.

I spied two naked Activision carts, and took a gamble on them- and it was good!

I got Dolphin and Pressure Cooker! Two very good, late-era Activision 2600 games that are fairly rare to find in the wild.

I also picked up a Phoenix, Vanguard, and the rare "Raiders Lost Ark" label variation with the Raiders movie logo in the front instead of the regular text one - all for $2.00 each. He's a bit younger and doesn't study Atari pricing as much as he does NES and Sega pricing, where he charges ridiculous eBay BIN prices for commons.

I also picked up a clean, 100% working Coleco Gemini with both controllers and power supply and 10 games for $50. Not a bad haul.

He also has a Goldstar 3DO I have my eye on.

Not abandoned just had to figure out how to do the finale. Next post reveals all.



#20 Professor Gull OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:03 PM

And now what did we have?

 



#21 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:58 PM

I'm 0 for 4! Yay!

I always thought VCS Popeye was kinda uncommon, probably because I never saw it. It sounds pretty good. Looks pretty bad.

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:12 AM

And now what did we have?

 

Looks like I got 2 right! And yes, that Apollo game you played in the video was indeed Space Cavern.



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Posted Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:27 AM

0 for 4, at least I was consistent    ly bad.



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Posted Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:43 AM

Ahh, yes... the mystery cart game. Especially fun when they're unknown prototypes or extremely rare!

In the mid 90's, a coworker learned I was into Atari and wanted to see if I could identify this game he had (that he loved), but didn't know the name of since the label was gone. Was a Parker Bros. game and upon boot-up and a few seconds of playing, I immediately recognized it as Montezumas Revenge. Funny thing is... wasn't even aware that had been made for the 2600 at_that_time, so I was really shocked and surprised! Wasn't until a little later before lists of games and manufacturers of VCS games started popping up on the internet and that's when I learned of its rarity.





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