The Atari 8-bit versions of Tempest I am involved with use the 8 directional Joysticks. If this 5200 version is ported, will probably need to be adapted to use the standard joystick. I am not aware that an analog joystick made for the 8-bit.
I did discuss the ideal of having an option to play the game without the music with KJMANN12 and is being considered. Have to figure out how to make it happen. Not sure if its possible to have the RMT player to just do the sound effects encoded with a song without playing the song itself. The other option is just have a song with just sound effects. The Sound Effects are done through RMT.
What about the ability of using the driving controller? This seems like the most logical way to control the game Tempest. I believe atari 8-bit computers can use the type of controller. Just a thought.
Well, I ended up checking my scans and indeed it is missing more flyers as follows:
- Gemini Game System
- Gemini Sound I Voice Module
- Intellivision Looping
- Atari Smurfette's Birthday
Here is a picture of mine...
You know, I was thinking about this the other day (meaning these sales promo sheet kits). Is it possible that kits were not always given out complete by Coleco. Maybe Coleco would put them together for particular vendors based on what the vendors wanted to sell. The reason I say that is because the promo kit that I got only had one folder (which wasn't the one listed above), and my folder had the table top games flyers and Gemini flyers in it, but it didn't have any of the atari game flyers in it (and only some of the INTV game flyers). And of course it had the ColecoVision flyers.
When an auction for these promo flyers tends to come up on ebay, they tend not to be "complete" as we are defining complete. It seems odd that some of the flyers would survive in really good or great condition and the others be totally missing? That is what leads me to believe that these promo kits were not always given out as complete collections.
I've been to a couple trade shows before (not video game related) and the companies pushing their stuff don't always give you every flyer they have they have sitting on the counter. They tend to talk to you about what your business sells and grab what they feel is the appropriate flyers of stuff that they think pertain to you and your business. It just seems logical that a company like Coleco would have done the same thing. At least that's my two cents.
This might be a dumb question, but is there any silver or gold that can be salvaged from that old electronic trash? I only ask because I know that there are some companies today that are in business to pull sliver and gold out of old electronics. Maybe that is what the county in New Mexico is hoping to get. I can image there would be that much to matter however. Just thought I'd through that out.
I really like the phono jack mod, but have you guys thought about getting a cassette looking mp3 player? Not the cassette adaptors, but an mp3 player that is built into a cassette shell. Kind of like this one:
It kind of works like the adaptors in that it has a play head in it, but the mp3 player is built in it as well. So you don't have to worry about the cord. The one I bought has a wireless remote which is what I use to start the play function when loading a program. I haven't used it in a while, but seeing this topic I might just pull it back out again. Just a thought.
I forgot, here's where I got mine. (BTW, it took 2 months to get it after ordering it. Over seas shipper)