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In Topic: If you could only keep ONE console, which would it be?

Today, 9:08 AM

 

I never understood the point of Desert Island threads, other than it seems like the OP is trying to make some imaginary thread creation quota. 

 

Threads are a finite resource - we must practice conservation.

 

Every thread is sacred, every thread is great, if a thread is wasted, Allah gets irate.


In Topic: Why is the importance of ColecoVision almost never brought up historically?

Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:59 AM

In my neck of the woods, nobody knew anybody with an Intellivision (shocking, I know) and those commercials with them ripping on our Beloved Ataris generally outraged people like me.


There was a kid down the street that got an INTV for Xmas and he had Astrosmash which I thought was really fun. But I do remember thinking that the INTV's graphics were unusual.

 

Yeah and Plimpton pissed me off too...
 

Whereas ColecoVision's Mission Statement was "To bring the Arcade home", which is what everybody wanted. And they were releasing a lot of "obscure favorites", too, not just the same old thing!

My brother bought a ColecoVision when it came out in 82. Man I was blown away. I didn't have to go to the arcade or bowling alley as much anymore.

 

Now you guys have me Jonesing to play the ColecoVision. Since I added two pinball machines in the arcade I have nowhere to play console/computer games.
 


In Topic: Why is the importance of ColecoVision almost never brought up historically?

Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:52 AM

Early Atari type stuff

 

Space Invaders

Asteroids

Jungle King

Moon Patrol

 

etc etc. Stuff that made it to the Atari 7800 instead. 

 

Oh I forgot to put Pac-Man on my list!

 

And Ms. Pac-Man and Exerion.

 

Was Space Invaders released for Famicom? My memory is blurry since I haven't fired up my NES with Everdrive in a long time.

 

Zaxxon, Space Fury, Space Firebird (a Nintendo arcade game), Mr. Do! series - you could rattle off a whole bunch of arcade games that weren't ported to the NES. Just use the MAME UI and sort by year and look at all the titles released up to 1983 for reference.


In Topic: Why is the importance of ColecoVision almost never brought up historically?

Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:22 AM

The thing is, you really had to be there to appreciate it, because NES and afterwards completely smoked them both in terms of complexity, diversity, and quantity.

Unfortunately the NES is lacking in golden age arcade ports. The games that were released were done really well. It's a shame really, but perhaps Nintendo was looking to the future versus dredging up the past.


In Topic: If You Could Sell Only ONE Console, Which Would It Be?

Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:21 PM

well, I'd probably have to choose between the 2600 and Atari 8-bit Computer, since both share some similar style games.

 

Better games on the 8-bit but new homebrews coming out on the 2600...would be a tough choice

 

That is a rough question, at this point it would be a toss up between...

 

Magnavox Odyssey 2 (as I only have three games for it)

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... and my Atari 5200 (because of the #u(*in@ joystick)

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Odyssey 2 games are garbage. There's only a handful of games that the 5200 controller totally sucks ass.