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#4116199 T-shirts

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Yesterday, 3:41 PM

I was wearing one of your t-shirts around town yesterday and had to explain what "Exidy" meant to some millennial. Thanks very much, guys. :P


Any chance of a "CollectorVision Game System" shirt? That'll really show 'em!

#4116091 Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy Arrive on the Jaguar!

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Yesterday, 1:35 PM

Really looking forward to these! Thanks for this. :)

#4116067 Re-release of First Star Software Titles on the 5200?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Yesterday, 1:08 PM

Seeing as Stephan has been interested in working with me, I am currently looking at the cost of licensing 50 games each.


Are you turning this into the pre-order thread? :P

#4116064 The Atari Lynx HandyCast Podcast

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Yesterday, 1:04 PM

Love the subjects so far. Let me know when you're planning to do a list of "Lynx games we love to hate!" I'd love to nominate Ninja Gaiden III, Gordo 106, and Hyperdrome.

#4115990 Re-release of First Star Software Titles on the 5200?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Yesterday, 11:34 AM

It might work *if* these titles were released as a First Star Multicart.

#4115663 Songbird Lynx games back in stock soon

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:40 PM

After loosing my complete Lynx collection in a house fire 5 years ago, my wife bought me a Lynx last week for my birthday. I can't wait to Championship Rally again. Until it becomes available, I ordered Zaku to keep me busy!

If it’s McWill’d, be sure to go back to Slime World. That game’s amazing with the upgrade.

#4115289 Who wants to see Liberator for the 5200

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:54 AM

Haven't rumours circulated for years that a port of Liberator was actually started for the 5200?

#4115284 New Facebook group S. Ontario users

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:46 AM

So did the planned meeting take place? If not, how about crashing TPUG's "World of Commodore" event the first weekend of December? I'll be in town.

#4113656 Atari Gamer articles

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:38 PM

This week's new article - Sounds good to me! The Top 10 best audio experiences on Atari Lynx
More articles can be found here - Articles

Nice! How about a follow-up article about two other musical gems — Lemmings and Loopz — that didn’t make the first cut?

#4005855 Laura - the second edition. Game in English language version.

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:19 PM

Is this a PAL only game?   I did not see an NTSC version.  


Played up to Level 3 (all I had time for over the lunch hour!) on my NTSC machine without any problems aside from a few very minor glitches in the title sequence.





Displaying the code is a secret  ;-)
Maybe you have to try to press a key? Only which one?
The game is only in the PAL version.



Just received my copy in Canada. Thank you, Larek!

#3994485 Laura - the second edition. Game in English language version.

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:39 PM

I'd be interested also if it could be shipped to North America.

Not directly. I am trying a parcel forwarding service in Germany.

#3992268 2600 emulation on 8-bit computers?

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:19 PM


If either of those two games were done on the A8, they should be done up to the standards of the 7800 versions instead (less some colors, most likely, but better sound).


I must be in the minority, as I simply loathe the pixel-to-pixel 2600 ports that were given to the A8. Pitfall may be a great game on the 2600, but I cannot tell you how sad I was with this when I first bought it in 1984 for my 800 (I still played it). And the rest of the Activision A8 library...ugh. So disappointing when the A8 can do so much more! Yes, what the A8 library really needs is faithful VCS ports of Dragster and Dolphin. :roll:  I say keep your 2600 games in your A/V modded 7800! *End rant*

#3991989 Favourite games for kids

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:43 AM

Personally I got my first handheld G&W at the age of 7 (Snoopy Tennis) and wasn't exposed to home computers and games until I was 9. We never had a video game console. I understand that a child develops a lot between ages 6-9, and many of the great games on the Atari and others would have been too difficult even for a 9 year old me. Now children of today are much more tech aware and probably further developed in motoric skills as well as understanding the mechanics of gaming and what it means to score points, lose lives etc so perhaps a 6 year old of today would be much more capable of playing the same games that I struggled with as a 9 year old.




On iPads, sure, but my kids (8 and 9) still struggle mightily with joysticks and some basic gaming concepts to which they're not regularly exposed, such as platformers. They play these godawful hybrid "math"/RPG games as part of school-sanctioned homework, for instance, but had never played a Pac-variant until I whipped out Super Pac-Man for them. They also had trouble with platformers until I introduced them to Kangaroo, which they love, strangely enough, because of the presence of Mama Roo.

#3991271 What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2018 (Season 11)

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 AM



Tempest Xtreem: 50 minutes

Xenophobe : 75 minutes

Venture: 45 minutes

#3987961 7800 games you'd like a sequel to.

Posted by davidcalgary29 on Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:13 AM

Jinks 2: the playable version! It would have saved the home computer industry from the WinTel invasion!