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In Topic: 1981 Atari International Asteroids Tournament Program

Wed Jun 6, 2018 6:45 AM

only just saw this but for what its worth i was in the competition and i don't recall their ever being a program detailing the event, certainly all i got was a tshirt, lenticular badge and a certificate giving my name and score achieved, local heats were self organised with national heats (or regional in the usa) taking place over summer 1981 in capital cities with those qualifying going to the finals in washington dc.


the game was played (supposedly) on game 8 using a standard atari (light sixer), asteroids cart and a cx-40 joystick, personally i believe they were using special carts as it seemed much harder than the normal retail cart i was used to playing but i have no evidence of this and i've never seen a cart or dump of the rom that would suggest it (atari also denied it when i asked them) so maybe it was just nerves / stage fright or even the fact i was used to using a cx-10 joystick.

In Topic: The Top 5 Items In Your Collection

Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:54 PM

1) pristine launch day cherry leisure pal atari vcs heavy sixer with cx-10 joysticks, cx-30-04 paddles and cx-20-01 driving controllers

2) boxed stadium events (nes, us)

3) starwing (pal) & DKC (us) competition carts

4) model 1 vectrex

5) cib channel f with a complete set of 27 cib carts

In Topic: Introductory prices of Atari 8bits?

Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:14 AM

my uk launch 16k atari 800 was £799 if i recall, still have it (upgraded to 48k) and it still works perfectly.


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