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Poll: What do you think is the best hack ever? (82 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think is the best hack ever?

  1. Berzerk VE (11 votes [13.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.41%

  2. Hack 'Em (28 votes [34.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.15%

  3. Pac Man Arcade (12 votes [14.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.63%

  4. Venture 2 (1 votes [1.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  5. Venture 3 (1 votes [1.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  6. Adventure Plus (7 votes [8.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.54%

  7. Wolfenstein 2600 (14 votes [17.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.07%

  8. I refuse to say until Fonz has been created (8 votes [9.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.76%

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#26 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 9, 2005 5:16 PM

Looks like the player character is an overlay...anyone confirm?

#27 sandmountainslim OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 9, 2005 8:19 PM

It does look to be an overlay though I cannot say for sure. Does this mean you are after my fabulous prizes? :D

#28 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 9, 2005 8:23 PM

Not at all...the game looks kinda crap :P

* wonders if Henry Winkler received a percentage for having his likeness put on an arcade cabinet

Edited by Nukey Shay, Mon May 9, 2005 8:23 PM.


#29 sandmountainslim OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 9, 2005 8:46 PM

Not at all...the game looks kinda crap :P

* wonders if Henry Winkler received a percentage for having his likeness put on an arcade cabinet

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C'mon Nukes :) You can do it! I can imagine the jitters and butterflies it would bring to someones stomach thinking THEY had the awesome task of bringing an arcade masterpiece like Fonz to the 2600 scene :) I know you probably are thinking "I might screw it up and become Tod Frye" but I have faith in you! I have played your hacks and they are great. Don't let fear of failure stand in the path of your finest hour ;)

#30 Goochman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:43 PM

It was a tough decision between Wolfenstein and Hack 'Em - I gave the nod to Wolfenstein since I ended up palying that more than Hack 'Em (not much of a pac man player)

But Hackman of the Year goes to Nukey ;)

#31 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:03 PM

Why was hack'em not called pacman??

#32 Omegamatrix OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:59 AM

I'm surprised no one mentioned Bottomless Pitfall as a candidate. I love that hack. Q*Boing was a great hack too. :cool:

#33 SHAGOHOD X99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:06 PM

Is there a way (or was there ever) to obtain an actual
2600 VCS cartridge of Wolfenstein 2600, or is it
just in a playable ROM format for emulation? That looks
bad ass! ***Same question on the Berzerk VE.

Emulation is fine but I like to have an actual tangible cart
when possible. Sort of like how I did with certain Neo:Geo
MVS games, and IMO (on that last note) King of Gladiator
a hack of KOF '97 was an improvement. Again I'm new to the
pre-Famicom era of game collecting/playing so if this question
has been asked before I mean not to offend, I'd just really like
to own an actual cart is all.
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#34 Robert M OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:21 PM

Is there a way (or was there ever) to obtain an actual
2600 VCS cartridge of Wolfenstein 2600, or is it
just in a playable ROM format for emulation?  That looks
bad ass!  ***Same question on the Berzerk VE.

Emulation is fine but I like to have an actual tangible cart
when possible.  Sort of like how I did with certain Neo:Geo
MVS games, and IMO (on that last note) King of Gladiator
a hack of KOF '97 was an improvement.  Again I'm new to the
pre-Famicom era of game collecting/playing so if this question
has been asked before I mean not to offend, I'd just really like
to own an actual cart is all.
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Hi,

There was a release through Packrat VG, but there have been shipping problems. It seems only about 30 copies have made it out the door in the past year. There is a new updated release with some improvements that is going to be sold through AA some time soon. Perhaps in time for the CinciClassic. I am not sure how the timing is looking. There is some work remaining on the manual and box. Definitely in the 1st half of this year though.

#35 SHAGOHOD X99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:44 PM

Thanks for that info Robert M.
I'm actually amazed at how many
different projects are being worked on
be them "hacks" or totally original works
for the 2600 and other pre-Famicom systems.

Now the problem is having enough money to
buy the stuff and help support the people doing
them so that they'll... well, keep making more.
:jango:

#36 BrianC ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:58 AM

Out of the 2600 hacks I tried, my favorties are Space Invaders Deluxe, Bottomless Pitfall, and Hack 'em. I like how SI Deluxe simulates the color overlays of the arcade game.

#37 jpfalcon2003 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:05 PM

Pac-Man Arcade was great

#38 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 3, 2006 3:37 PM

Why was hack'em not called pacman??


Because IMO no 2600 game could ever be Pacman. The game's gfx are out of it's reach.
Besides that, there's too many <insert name>-man games already. I decided to go with something more unique. However, Hanglyman was never ported to the 2600...so I kept that one.

#39 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 4, 2006 9:01 AM

Why was hack'em not called pacman??


Because IMO no 2600 game could ever be Pacman. The game's gfx are out of it's reach.


That's not exactly fair. You can almost count on your fingers the number of arcade ports that made it to any home system with the proper graphical horsepower, at least in the 8-bit days. The 2600 can yield a decent Pac-Man, just not a pixel-perfect one. The same is true for Centipede, Dig Dug, Moon Patrol, Pole Position, Ms. Pac-Man...

Having said that, I like the name Hack 'Em. It keeps the Namco lawyers at bay, and it's a clever spin on both the original name and the process it took to produce the game.

#40 Vic George 2K3 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 4, 2006 12:52 PM

Definitely Hack 'Em, which is the closest thing the Atari 2600 will ever have to an arcade-identical version of Pac-Man.

#41 Ringman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:42 AM

Of course no one knows of my hack doom 2600, but I guess I need to actuall finish it and make it official.... :sad:

But anyway, I think wolfenstein 2600 gets my vote, though I agree with Hack'em that was an awesome achievement.




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