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#3977315 Mappy

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sun Mar 4, 2018 6:35 AM

Maybe Mystique can make a comeback!



This sounds like a game where you run around a bordello scoring hookers... :D

#3965812 Montezuma's Revenge

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 AM

The Android remake/update (since there's retro & modern modes) done by the original creator of the game is pretty good as well albeit the controls are a little slippery.

#3965811 C64 - A reappraisal 2017

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:34 AM

Look, I KNOW the 1541 was slow (the 1571 being much better). Like I said in a earlier post, some games were a chore to wait for but the Epyx Fast Load cartridge really did help (to a lesser extent Access Software's Mach V cartridge which, annoyingly so, did not work on Epyx games!). Six minutes for Raid On Bungeling Bay turned into sixty seconds.

#3962619 Atari Corp - Business is War

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:53 PM

It's too bad if this never comes out. Would have been a great companion to Brian Bagnall's Over The Edge about Commodore so we would have had accounts from both sides of the Tramiel War.

#3959596 C64 - A reappraisal 2017

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:47 PM

Slow 1541 disk drive loading times? I've no idea what you mean? I had the Fast Load cart!  :lol:




#3957419 Ray Kassar had died

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Fri Feb 9, 2018 6:05 AM

Least he had a hand in creating the third party game market by telling the Activision guys they were no more important than the box packers

#3952869 Atari's founder won't receive a major industry award

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sun Feb 4, 2018 4:54 AM

I'm sure Nolan had a few $100 bills laying around to dry his tears over this debacle. Wu is trying to get elected to Congress now. That first debate, if they make it that far, is sure to be a doozy.

#3919679 Team Pixelboy News Bulletin - December 25th 2017

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:51 AM

Holy hell, that's a lot of gifts! Thanks so much, man. Merry Christmas!

#3905002 Rom Hunter's V14 Old Era ROMs Collection Now Online!

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Tue Dec 5, 2017 11:32 AM

Thanks as always, RH. A lovely early Xmas gift.

#3902568 Super Cobra Arcade

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sat Dec 2, 2017 3:59 AM

Well, upgrading Stella on PC worked for me (apparently wasn't on the latest version) but doesn't work with either Atari 2600 emulator on Android (2600 emu or Retroarch) so no Cobra-in' on the go for now.


I played it for an hour yesterday and COULD NOT STOP it was so good. Thanks again, Johnny.

#3901838 Super Cobra Arcade

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Fri Dec 1, 2017 4:15 AM

Thanks Johnny. For this & for all your games going back to the DOS days.

#3897171 6 Tele-games. Canít find this game on list

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:40 AM

This would be Steeplechase, no?

#3896556 New Atari Console that Ataribox?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:04 AM

Coleco Chameleon II: Electric Boogaloo


Posted by H.E.R.O. on Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:51 PM

Guess they couldn't snag that Zaxxon license

#3874592 Why is the importance of ColecoVision almost never brought up historically?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:20 PM

It was supposed to. Atari was talking to Nintendo about marketing the NES, so it would have presumably been a contemporary with the CV. But the crash created a chasm that cause us now to think of the two as different generations

The 7800 complicates things, but in reality, it did not leapfrog the 5200, it had a much better sprite chip, but much worse sound than the 5200. And they are only designed two years apart. So I'd say they both should belong to the same generation technically speaking. They are closer to each other than the 5200 is to the 2600 anyway. Lumping the 2600 and 5200 in the same gen is just absurd!

And the forgotten "game console" of the 3rd gen that spanned the entire generation, including the chasm between the CV and the NES was the C64! :P


Very true about the C64. In fact, I stayed on the Commodore path with the Amiga 500 then eventually getting a DOS PC (33 mhz TURBOOOOO!) & finally going the console route again not only bringing my Atari consoles & Colecovision from the deep, dark dangerous depths of my childhood home's basement but picking up a Sega Genesis (with my beloved Speedball II Brutal Deluxe).