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jatari87

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Atari 5200 Console Problem

Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:35 PM

Hey Folks.  So, I just picked up this console.  It looks great.  Games display great.  But, It's got this strange problem I just can't figure out.  Now, the problem is not with the controllers, because I've used multiple known, functioning controllers.  And the key buttons are 2,6,9,# - Everything else is perfectly great.  In Berzerk when I pushed # it shot and changed levels as if you pressed *.  When you pressed 9, I thought it functioned normal, but maybe it made the sound as if you pressed 7.  In defender, if I pressed 3, it said "1 player EASY" as if you pressed 1.  If I pressed it enough, it would give me "1 player Hard" or even "1 player Normal on occasion.  Same for 6 : "2 player ...", but I could never get the hard level for 2 player.  BUT, all this is meaningless now, because after all this trouble shooting, buttons 3, 6, 9 & # seem all locked up and are effectively dead.  Any thoughts or help would sure be appreciated.  Thanks.  


U.F.O. - Discovering the Trick to consistently defeat the Starship

Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:33 AM

Hey all, I was perusing my old issues of Odyssey Adventure tonight {I've got 2}, and I couldn't help but return to something I discovered some time ago, but haven't had a chance to explore further. {More on this in a second}   Now, at the outset, at risk of ridicule, I always thought, and still think {within reason of course}, all things considered,  ....  That U.F.O. is the Greatest game of all time!!!  :woozy:  OK, let's move on from that.  I've fared pretty well on this game over the years, and I finally conquered my childhood high score {it's now 901}.  But, with my strategy I find it to be more a test of patience and focus, trying to always be ready to flee that unexpected death ray that could come at any moment, and I have always found that the one thing holding it back from the echelons of greatness in many other peoples' minds is the lack of the ability {or a trick if you will} to aggressively and consistently go on the attack against that dreaded and sometimes wholly unfair Starship.  Well, back to the discovery, there was a guy name Shawn Watson {High Score - 11,090} who clearly must have discovered that trick.  I just can't believe someone could get a score like that without being able to confidently go on the attack against that starship.  I may not have the reflexes of a kid, but I've tried to figure this ship out, and I can do it 5 or 10 times or so, but that thing will always win in short order.  Well, if there is anybody else out here {and I'll go to the Videopac.nl site soon as well} who likes this game too, and thinks they know the "trick" {Note: A video would be worth a 1000 words} or knows this Shawn Watson guy :grin: , then me and perhaps 1,2 or many others will be most interested in hearing.  I've also attached some tips from Odyssey Adventure in case it helps someone enjoy this game more {that one from Krista Cugno could maybe stand some explaining or further investigation though}.  Sorry for the length, but I'm too tired to proofread it down.  Thanks for any thoughts.        


Atari Lynx Everon Console in Box

Mon Nov 5, 2018 10:42 PM

Atari Lynx Everon Console in Box.  PM me, Call me, Stop on by anytime if you have one.  :grin:


WTB: WICO Command Control Keypad with Box

Mon Nov 5, 2018 4:39 PM

Hello All - I was looking to locate and buy a WICO Command Control Keypad with Box {and Instructions hopefully}.  Actually, I would even be happy to buy just the box and any instructions/manual, etc. if you prefer to hold onto the keypad. {Note: This is the keypad solo in a box without the controller}.    Please PM me if you've got one to spare, I think we can find an agreeable price point to meet. THANKS!


A New Adam Computer follower has joined the ranks

Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:21 AM

I just recently came across a new Coleco Adam computer.  But, since space is a dwindling commodity at my house, I was really just getting it to check it out, make sure it worked, and ultimately see if I could resell it someday.  Well, as soon as I followed my intuition to allow for a cartridge to be slipped in {no manuals included unfortunately}, I was hooked.  I immediately said, "Now I know why people collect these things."  That's really all, in case it helps someone out there who is on the fence about collecting this system.  I guess I will add as well that these old systems, plastic bags and styrofoam are all very amazing things.  The box to this thing looked like it had been consumed by bugs for decades and/or laying in the edge of a pond or puddle for years {even the welcome letter they left in the printer looks to have been nibbled on from time to time}, but inside the contents are new like they day they should have been opened for Christmas {within reason of course}.  I'll certainly save the foam.  But, unless the Preservers of All Things ADAM speak up quickly, that box is going out with the garbage VERY soon. Also, any useful info, links etc. to get me started on my way to ADAM bliss {or invitations to secret ADAM societies} will be usefully appreciated.