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#76 Guest_LiqMat_* OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:46 PM

Just a heads up and warning. If you go to buy one of these make sure to demo it first before purchasing. I picked up two more today and noticed a few had dust under the screen and another had a screen that would dim every time there was sound. So quality control is hit or miss with these units.

 

On another note I finally, for the first time ever, got to Oregon City and scored 5100. Not too bad. Played as a carpenter.


Edited by LiqMat, Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:46 PM.


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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 AM

I was going to buy one of these in Oregon City, but, sadly, there is no Target in Oregon City.  So Clackamas, Oregon Target, it was.  :-P  (A couple miles from Oregon City.)



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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:32 AM

I was going to buy one of these in Oregon City, but, sadly, there is no Target in Oregon City.  So Clackamas, Oregon Target, it was.  :-P  (A couple miles from Oregon City.)


Glad you made it there safely. I've heard the trek is treacherous, to say the least ;-)

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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:28 PM

My local Target did not have any Organ Trail handhelds.  The guy checked and back said they all sold out.  Target had the football, basketball and hockey games.They also the Space Invaders and Bandai Pacman connect to TV units.  And the AT line , sega Genesis , AFP and FB 8, FB 8 Gold.  

 

I might have to order it on line from Target and select ship to store option. 


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Posted Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:33 PM

Speaking of handhelds/Plug & Play....I was at Walmart and saw Mega Man 2 and Double Dragon

Relevant: http://www.rockman-c...ted-at.html?m=1

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:50 PM

I posted a quick review in case anyone is interested: http://armchairarcad...basic-fun-2018/



#82 Guest_LiqMat_* OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:32 PM

I posted a quick review in case anyone is interested: http://armchairarcad...basic-fun-2018/

 

Nice quick review for my ADD mind. I agree with every point of your review. Every time I hunt with that awful gamepad hilarity (and cussing) ensues, but luckily I end up with way more meat than I can carry anyway. As far as the difficulty of the game goes, I arrived in Oregon City in one sitting as a carpenter. I don't remember it being that easy on the computer version, but regardless I had fun and I guess that's the point.


Edited by LiqMat, Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:33 PM.


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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:19 PM

I posted a quick review in case anyone is interested: http://armchairarcad...basic-fun-2018/

 

Good review.  I haven't heard of the crashes; do you know of any photos of a crashed unit?  My Google-fu failed me.



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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:38 AM

 

Good review.  I haven't heard of the crashes; do you know of any photos of a crashed unit?  My Google-fu failed me.

 

Supposedly it can happen in the latter part of the game. It basically freezes. I didn't experience it yet myself. It might just be the usual build tolerances between different units for this class of product. Same thing with dead pixels, etc., I would imagine.



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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:33 AM

 

Supposedly it can happen in the latter part of the game. It basically freezes. I didn't experience it yet myself. It might just be the usual build tolerances between different units for this class of product. Same thing with dead pixels, etc., I would imagine.

 

Regarding build tolerances, I noticed that different units run at slightly different speeds.  While the demo-mode tabs were still in place, I pressed Enter on 3 units simultaneously.  2 of them kept in sync but the 3rd was 1 second behind by the time the demo ended.  The slightly out-of-sync audio sounds... weird.



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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:34 AM

Perhaps if the battery is about to go bad, it slows down before it stops entirely? Dumb as it may sound, this is exactly what was discovered about the iPhone recently, the OS on purpose running slower to preserve an aging battery.



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Posted Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:52 PM

 

Regarding build tolerances, I noticed that different units run at slightly different speeds.  While the demo-mode tabs were still in place, I pressed Enter on 3 units simultaneously.  2 of them kept in sync but the 3rd was 1 second behind by the time the demo ended.  The slightly out-of-sync audio sounds... weird.

Variant,sell that one to C-mart! :)



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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:20 PM

Ben Heck hacked and modified one of these



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 10:56 AM

Anyone hear about the next handheld by this company?!

 

http://www.gamingfre...me-first-look/#



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 11:02 AM

Anyone hear about the next handheld by this company?!
 
http://www.gamingfre...me-first-look/#


Cool! Methinks yes.

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 11:28 AM

Oh myyyyyyyy!

#92 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 12:29 PM

That Doom thing is as bad as the Stevie Wonder plays Atari ad that just won't die...



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 12:31 PM

For those of you too lazy to click on the link, here is a visual...

Portable-doom-3-383x600.jpg



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 12:41 PM

That Doom thing is as bad as the Stevie Wonder plays Atari ad that just won't die...

 

Really?? I'm thinking it may be the only way newcomers (to classic gaming) will experience Doom. Newbies aren't likely to build up a period PC. And it may take them some time to discover GOG.

 

So.. Doom in the stores? I'm all for it!



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 12:53 PM

 

Really?? I'm thinking it may be the only way newcomers (to classic gaming) will experience Doom. Newbies aren't likely to build up a period PC. And it may take them some time to discover GOG.

 

So.. Doom in the stores? I'm all for it!

 

This is not a real product.



#96 ColecoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 12:55 PM

Doom you say? Day one purchase for me! I love my portable Oregon Trail game. :)

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 1:37 PM

This is not a real product.

 

A fake product? As in Fake News? A parody.. No wonder I read the internet less and less these days. And pay even less attention to new products and reviews.


Edited by Keatah, Tue May 8, 2018 1:43 PM.


#98 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 2:01 PM

 

A fake product? As in Fake News? A parody.. No wonder I read the internet less and less these days. And pay even less attention to new products and reviews.

 

I forget the circumstances, but this might have been an April Fool's gag or something. Anyway, I'm pretty sure someone just mocked it up. It's a clever mock-up, but definitely not real (unless there's something new I missed).

 

EDIT: No, I didn't miss anything new. Still just a clever gag.



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 2:10 PM

I'd buy a dedicated DOOM handheld, especially if it supported mods and WADs. I wouldn't want it to look like the Oregon Trail monster, though. 

 

Too bad Bethesda isn't supporting their old iOS release. 

http://appshopper.co...es/doom-classic



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Posted Tue May 8, 2018 2:26 PM

I would guess anyone could rig up an R-Pi and small display to make and play a dedication DoomStation to play one of the many recompilations. Doom has been ported to hundreds of systems.






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