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#4168216 Zoo Keeper (2600, Champ Games)

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sat Dec 1, 2018 2:35 PM


#4160742 BC quest for tyres: ROM available?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:36 PM


Another touchy point is licensing since the comic characters are brand names (and Sierra Entertainment probably exists in some fashion).  They might only be able to release a demo.. which means modifying the game making it a "demo" version.


Activision owns anything that would be Sierra. I presume the BC characters are the property of Johnny Hart's family.

#4160025 Mappy

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:15 PM

Looking forward to it, John. Good luck with Wizard Of Wor going smoothly. I'm sure it'll be as great as your previous releases. 

#4159901 1982 Prediction of Atari in the Year 2019

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:27 AM

Hey, least Atari made it into Blade Runner 2049. :D

#4157793 Your personal modem history, what was it like?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:47 AM

I had a Mighty Mo 300k & a Commodore 1200 for my C64. 



#4157273 PitFall II Easter Egg Background Story?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:39 PM

Ah, marketing. The enemy of creativity.

#4156966 PSP Hardcore

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32 AM

Good for you. The PSP deserves a little love. 

#4153896 Wrestling Video Games - The 80's

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Fri Nov 9, 2018 4:43 PM

As a youngun, the wrestling game I played the most at home was Tag Team Wrestling on Commodore 64. In the arcades it went between WWF Superstars then moved onto Wrestlefest. After that I think there was nothing for me until Power Move Pro Wrestling for the Playstation which I loved to death. 

#4153188 Vangaurd Need To Be Ported.

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Thu Nov 8, 2018 4:23 PM

I loved Vanguard so much it was the name of the first rock band I had in high school. 

#4148434 VideoGame Golf

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Fri Nov 2, 2018 10:07 AM

I also hate real golf but love the digitized version. My faves are:


Microprose aka David Ledbetter's Greens - Amiga

Hot shots - all of 'em

Tee Off - Dreamcast (made by the Hot Shots folks)

Neo Turf Masters (both arcade & Neo Geo Pocket flavors)

#4103640 Arkyology - New prototype discovered - Finished Game!

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sat Sep 1, 2018 3:11 PM

@pwalters Thank you for sharing this great game with us. 

#4083521 Did you "skip" Sky Skipper?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Wed Aug 1, 2018 8:42 AM

This Sky Skipper mention is funny since I'm currently reading The Sega Arcade Revolution by Ken Horowitz about Frogger and it says that Parker Brothers was in the bidding for Donkey Kong before Coleco got the rights. Now, Sky Skipper did come out before DK in the arcades tho honestly, not sure if so for the 2600 but presuming so they may have thought they had an in with Nintendo seeing how they licensed with them previously. No idea what their bid was but obviously not enough to beat out Coleco who had the bulk sum plus royalties on Colecovision. Imagine how the console landscape would have been different if Parker Brothers were the ones to put out Donkey Kong.


Side note since I mentioned Frogger. PB had bid $250,000 then found out they lost the bid (not mentioned who won it at first) but upped it to $500,000 and got the rights. Parker Brothers doesn't get enough credit for the Atari 2600 games they put out. Insanely great catalog.


Honestly, the Sega Arcade book has been a great read so far & has info that surprised me since I thought I knew tons of things about Sega. I was proven wrong.

#4078242 In Pursuit of the Pink Panther Rom?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:02 PM

Better chance of the Marble Madness II arcade roms getting released

#4056889 40 Years of Space Invaders

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:15 PM

I was 10 years old when I first saw Space Invaders. It wasn't the first arcade cabinet I ever saw as I recall playing Stunt Cycle at a roller skating rink before that. I was walking to the local shopping center for my mother to get something at the supermarket. I walked by the bar in said center (this was late afternoon) and saw it in the window with that crazy side art. I walked in & and asked if I could play and the bartender 'Get out, kid. You can't be in here.' I said 'C'mon, one game'. He acquiesced and I got in a good 7 or 8 minutes on that quarter. I said thanks, went to the market and went home. Next day, told all the classmates what I saw & played. Fast forward 40 years, here we is. 

#4053722 Is The 2600 Sky Skipper Part Of The Mandela Effect?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:59 AM

Sky Skipper was pre-Popeye & Donkey Kong so after the failure of Radarscope Nintendo probably got cold feet releasing it in the USA. Much like Radarscope cabinets became Donkey Kong's, Sky Skipper cabinets that could have made it to the USA became Popeye's. Parker Bros, to me, was like Coleco, licensing quirky arcade titles that Atari and possibly Coleco to an extent, didn't want or didn't think would be big sellers. It sounds weird about Coleco with them at the start snagging licenses like Lady Bug, Looping ( a personal favorite) and Space Fury but hey, either way we got them. Parker Bros. had a very successful run of great games over multiple systems. It's kinda sad they don't get much credit these days.