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#1 negative1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:24 PM

Looking forward to see if the improvements carry over to the countercades:


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Four listed at gamestop 5/5 : Space Invaders, Dig Dug, Centipede and Pac-Man

Pac-Man and galaga:
https://www.gamestop...ntercade/174187

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Space invaders and color:
https://www.gamestop...ntercade/174200

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Dig Dug and Dig dug 2:
https://www.gamestop...ntercade/174195

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Centipede and Missile command:
https://www.gamestop...ntercade/174188

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Edited by negative1, Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:25 PM.


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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:48 PM

Whoops. Correction on Pac-man and Pac 'n Pal, not Galaga.

Galaga and galaxian will also be coming out eventually.

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:31 AM

I couldn't find anything about what size these actually are,and it says they are 2 games in 1.
I wonder what the second game is on the Space Invaders machine?

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:52 AM

I couldn't find anything about what size these actually are,and it says they are 2 games in 1.
I wonder what the second game is on the Space Invaders machine?


Would make too much sense for it to be Space Invaders II/Deluxe, so you know it can't be that. :ponder:

It's simply Space Invaders, but in color. 2 games my ass! :lol:

This thing should be a 3-in-1, with SI Deluxe and Lunar Rescue. Now that would be cool.

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:02 PM

:sleep: wake me when they bring out some games that could really benefit from arcade-style controls, which I can't play on a dozen other cheaper, more portable platforms



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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 PM

here are the games:
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pac n pal, and dig dug 2 are kind of rare.

the screens are about 8- 8.5 inches

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Edited by negative1, Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 PM.


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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:08 PM

Would make too much sense for it to be Space Invaders II/Deluxe, so you know it can't be that. :ponder:

It's simply Space Invaders, but in color. 2 games my ass! :lol:

This thing should be a 3-in-1, with SI Deluxe and Lunar Rescue. Now that would be cool.

I agree.
The last thing I need is a space eating single game unit.
I love your 3-1 idea!
I might purchase that....

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:09 PM

:sleep: wake me when they bring out some games that could really benefit from arcade-style controls, which I can't play on a dozen other cheaper, more portable platforms


good luck trying to play missile command or centipede on other portable machines.

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:09 PM

I agree.
The last thing I need is a space eating single game unit.
I love your 3-1 idea!
I might purchase that....


easy enough to mod.

that's what i'm doing.

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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:37 PM

I saw another photo where the countercade dig dug has both left and right buttons.

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Space invaders should really have the colour filters and background image.

Edited by mr_me, Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:38 PM.


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Posted Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:51 PM

I saw another photo where the countercade dig dug has both left and right buttons.

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Space invaders should really have the colour filters and background image.


dig dug was like that in the arcades.

modding allows you to add the background images, filters, and tons of variations.

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:29 PM

The countercades are listed at home depots site, under 'tastemakers':

https://www.homedepo...temakers?NCNI-5

They have them for release at the same dates as gamestop, however,
gamestop has pushed back the dates on Dig Dug, and Centipede to 5/22

Home Depot has them listed as earlier release.

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Edited by negative1, Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:31 PM.


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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:53 AM

:sleep: wake me when they bring out some games that could really benefit from arcade-style controls, which I can't play on a dozen other cheaper, more portable platforms

To this end, Ikari Warriors would be cool. The twisty stick thing could use revisiting. 



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:37 AM

Walmart has them listed also:
https://www.walmart....26889/395977270

Some pictures show black button on either side, which is still unplayable for Dig Dug 2.

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:28 AM

Jeez just invent the plug and play HDTV capable light gun already! I want to shoot &^%* in 8 and 16 and 32 bits!



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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:29 AM

Walmart has them listed also:
https://www.walmart....26889/395977270

Some pictures show black button on either side, which is still unplayable for Dig Dug 2.

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They can use the 2-player button as the second action button.

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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:28 PM

They can use the 2-player button as the second action button.


i highly doubt they will do that, i also think that no one at
the company played the game, or knows how to play it.

they are on the left side, which makes it unplayable for me also.

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Edited by negative1, Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:29 PM.


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Posted Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:49 PM

I'm impressed they made it a right-handed joystick.

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:28 AM

The countercades are listed at home depots site, under 'tastemakers':https://www.homedepo...temakers?NCNI-5They have them for release at the same dates as gamestop, however,gamestop has pushed back the dates on Dig Dug, and Centipede to 5/22Home Depot has them listed as earlier release.later-1


Home Depot's listing for the Space Invaders Countercade says it includes Elevator Action! Home Depot exclusives now? :lol:

Probably a misprint, but who would pull Elevator Action out of thin air like that? Wishful thinking by somebody who also feels or thought Space Invaders color is a poor choice for a second game? haha

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:03 AM

Well, what else would you choose from Taito, e.g. Jungle Hunt, Qix. I can't say I've played much Elevator Action but the left handed controls would be a problem.

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:17 AM

Well, what else would you choose from Taito, e.g. Jungle Hunt, Qix.


Unless they plan on selling dedicated cabinets, the patently obvious choice would have been Space Invaders Deluxe or Lunar Rescue. Though someone thought combining Space Invaders (1978) with Qix (1981) and calling them a "Silver Anniversary" edition was a good idea. :ponder:

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:22 AM

Well, what else would you choose from Taito, e.g. Jungle Hunt, Qix. I can't say I've played much Elevator Action but the left handed controls would be a problem.

I could see Bubble Bobble....MAYBE even Rastan?



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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:56 PM

I could see Bubble Bobble....MAYBE even Rastan?

 

Or Zoo Keeper, The Legend of Kage, Time Tunnel, Jump Coaster, Frogs & Spiders, Ninja-Kid, Port Man, Mat Mania. You would think their less popular titles would be cheap to license.


Edited by Ramses, Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:59 PM.


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Posted Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:17 PM

Or Zoo Keeper, The Legend of Kage, Time Tunnel, Jump Coaster, Frogs & Spiders, Ninja-Kid, Port Man, Mat Mania. You would think their less popular titles would be cheap to license.


Sure they might be, but you would hope its a title that people actually like, and remember.
Granted, I don't know many Taito titles except for the biggest ones.

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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:25 PM

Zookeeper is awesome,I would love to see that!




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