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#4047169 Montezuma's Revenge - no black screen "hack"?

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:13 AM

You need to find the torch in order to illuminate the 'black screens'. You are talking where you only see your character, the enemies & the lasers, yes? 

#4041413 Mappy

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Mon Jun 4, 2018 7:34 AM

It's come out amazing so far, Johnny. Thanks for your hard work & for sharing it with us. No idea what you've got planned next but got faith it'll be amazing.

#4017084 Billy Mitchell TG Banned, Scores Removed

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:20 PM

I remember that one. They apparently had a 'gentlemen's agreement' to all try on some holiday weekend but Billy jumped on them then mocks someone who didn't get the last nine dots emails or whatever and always puts in '..........'. Walter deserves some of the blame. He allowed these personalities to fester under his watch & he let it go for the fame & vaunted name of Twin Galaxies.



I finally watched that "king of con" documentary.

Besides the sometimes terrible framing and aspect ratio issues, it brings out a lot of content. I hope Bill Bastable or whatever his name is will be honored for achieving the first verifiable perfect Pacman killscreen, even if the actual time cannot be recorded. No way he faked a polaroid of the arcade screen from the 80s. And Billy's a lying douche. Bunch of crooks.

#4006941 Billy Mitchell TG Banned, Scores Removed

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:50 AM

But weren't all the scores in question performed in front of live audiences and/or video taped? That kind of negates the ability to stop and save your progress.


IIRC, in King of Kong, he simply mailed in a videotape & Walter Day took it as gospel & gave him back the Donkey Kong world record.

#3992978 The Story of Pacman on Atari 2600 (Retro Gamer Magazine)

Posted by H.E.R.O. on Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:35 PM

Tod Frye was just lucky they didn't take back royalties on returns  :lol:

#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.