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Blog Comments posted by Mezrabad

  1. On 8/27/2012 at 9:30 PM, Nelio said:

    I liked the one where you move faster and faster and faster. Particularly as I was playing against the computer and this doesn't stress it not even a bit. Still, I won. :D

    I always thought the background sound, the "pulse" was very good at increasing the sense of stress! Was a fun cart.

  2. On 8/27/2012 at 9:05 PM, Nelio said:

    These games were fun at that time, just like some TV shows were and you probably wouldn't stand them today. *cough*ultraman*cough*


    why I've worked in videogames all my life.

    I have the full first series of Ultraman on DVD now and you're absolutely right. I barely got through the first episode before putting the DVD back in its case and there it still sits. I'm glad I had it when I had it.


    And WHAT!?! you're in videogames?! Cool! I wish I'd seen this comment back when you'd posted it and maybe you'd have shared more.

  3. On 8/28/2012 at 11:28 PM, Nelio said:

    Hah, I just spent almost an hour playing in those ice tracks. The "physics" there seem so real!

    It's a lot of fun! I know it's been 9 years since you've commented, but I honestly feel like we're having a conversation. Mostly because I am just reading your comments now. I imagine it's quite a bit more of a lag for you. xD

  4. I'm noticing now... a lot of comments are missing. I seem to remember Rob Flack commenting about the Fairchild Channel F in the same spirit that I did, something about "who knows how high Fairchild's star will rise"? I don't see it now. This might be why Nelio found so many uncommented upon entries. Though there are still comments from 2005 so... I dunno.

  5. On 8/24/2012 at 7:40 PM, Nelio said:

    I had fun with Robot Wars but it would have been much better if there was an additional robot on each level.


    Now Torpedo Alley? That's just awesome! I love sea battle games. It was obviously inspired by arcade games of the time, in particular Midway's Sea Wolf


    Now, how awesome is that?

    I used to really love Sea Wolf. Hated the speedboat though.


    That video is really great. I had forgotten about all of the one-way mirroring helping with the effects. I do remember getting Sea Wolf up and running in MAME back in 2001-ish and feeling that it lacked a certain luster. Now I know why!

  6. On 10/1/2012 at 1:56 PM, Nelio said:

    I'm hoping to beat you out of 1980! But I confess it'll be a bit sad not to have this blog keeping me company on the journey. :(

    I know, I really petered out, but I'm working on it again. Mostly, I realize that I still have all the hardware for playing so many of these games. I want to start lightening my life's material possessions before I have to move again. (I had to move three times in the space of Summer of 2015 to Summer of 2017. It was not fun.) I realized that if I ever wanted to get back to Chronogaming, it was time. Probably past the time. xD

  7. On 2/22/2015 at 8:25 AM, sut said:

    I've also played the three 'exclusive' European titles the aforementioned Bingo (not as rare over here), Flipper and..... Wait for it..... Star Wars ! Not convinced it's officially licenced though.

    Unsurprisingly these all suck as well.

    There are some exclusive Japanese games as well but the only one dumped is Sumo Wrestling which I can't figure out.

    Holy crap!!! You've played Bingo, that's awesome! Awesome, in a way that confirms it exists, but in other ways, I'm so sorry for your pain.


    Wow, it came out in Japan? I did not know that. And Sumo Wrestling? I'm positive that it's probably terrible, but the fact they tried to do it is pretty neat.

  8. On 9/30/2012 at 11:18 PM, Nelio said:

    Love. That. Show.


    One of, if not THE greatest f*ck up of television execs.

    I agree! I always wanted more of it and I enjoyed the movie and then there was just no more. Sad, really, but we can move on! (No we can't, look at us still talking about games that came out over 40 years go. We're going to be sad about Firefly until we're very very old.)

  9. On 9/30/2012 at 11:13 PM, Nelio said:

    (Yes, I'm in fact a salesman stalking you so that I would eventually drive you to buy one of my hosting plans!)

    This made me LOL, I cried out with mirth and merriment. xD

  10. On 9/30/2012 at 11:04 PM, Nelio said:

    Sometimes I wonder if once we start forgetting about these games, it's time to start this over again.


    (LOL, no, I don't!)


    If only we could restart what we've forgotten without the pain of remembering how it was when we try.


    That's not from a song or anything, I just make this crap up when I type and I think putting it into italics makes it look deep.

  11. On 9/30/2012 at 10:59 PM, Nelio said:

    What is this madness?! I didn't comment on this entry? How careless of me.


    I don't think I played this one. I only played a few of Studio II's games, as I couldn't find most of the ROMs. Even hackers hated this system, apparently.


    By the way, the Spanish currency is "pesetas". 🙂

    Ooooh, pesetas! okay, good to know. And... hmm, i honestly don't know anything about the roms for this system. Other than Bingo this is one of my "most completed".

  12. On 9/30/2012 at 10:43 PM, Nelio said:

    I thought you were going to say it was hard to sell! lol

    hahah, I actually think it's in good enough condition that someone who appreciated these things for just their packaging alone would want it. Nowadays we don't need many pictures on the box, so they're a bit sleeker looking and feature the hardware, maybe a few screenshots of games, but back then, it looks like they had to paint entire scenes of families sharing the joy with each other.

  13. On 7/12/2017 at 3:45 PM, bradhig1 said:

    I just got one today. It like my Radio Shack Full Color TV Scoreboard 60-3055 are designed to act like TV switchboxes. Also the Color Game Action Games by Intercon Marketing uses the same MM-57100 chip and the Color Game Action Games also acts as a switchbox as well. There is a switch on the back of the Adversary that turns on one player mode. In One Player mode one controller is used to control both paddles.

    Hello, fellow traveler! Nice to see you here. I hope you returned despite the absence of new content or interaction. xD I appreciate your comment. ^ ^ Also, I didn't know about that switch on the back of the Adversary. I still have mine. I'll bust it out if I ever have a girlfriend again.


    On 9/30/2012 at 8:59 PM, Nelio said:

    I wasn't referring to the paddle's movement, but rather the fact that you could change the ball's trajectory while using just your movement knobs, ditching that English control that I was never a big fan of. In that respect, the 300 was more elegant, and advanced. Of course the lack of horizontal controls was an over-simplification. Why couldn't they have both controls and the "advanced" deflection system? That's what surprised me in the 400 model, that they decided to go to the previous model instead of improving what they achieved on the 300.

    oooh, I see what you mean now. Yeah, if I remember right, the 300 had the deflection angles depending on where you hit the ball with the paddle and I don't remember the 400 having it. I could be wrong. I have started again and these out (and hooking them up to a CRT (through an FM demodulator)) is possible again. (for a long time it was possible only using VCRs that were only good for this purpose. those are very dead now.)

  15. On 9/30/2012 at 8:25 PM, Nelio said:

    Heh, I'm using that site as my main source for systems to explore. I then have to resort to other sites for the gaming part (such as MobyGames), but they got the hardware part pretty well covered. For arcades, I go to http://www.arcade-history.com/, because of their search/listing features (better than http://www.arcade-museum.com/).


    I remember those. I'm afraid to click on them now. I fear the 404. xD



  16. On 9/30/2012 at 8:17 PM, Nelio said:

    I don't know if you can remove comments. Please feel free to remove any links that I posted to next and previous posts. You'll soon find that I did that a lot starting at some point.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to do that. Obviously linkrot had set in before suddenly it all worked again and now we have automatically made previous and next buttons on each entry. So happy to see them.

  17. On 9/30/2012 at 6:37 PM, Nelio said:

    I think I only found the manuals for the 1972 games, and not even all of them.


    I got them here, along with a ton of other goodies:




    Maybe you should send your stuff there. He doesn't watermark his scans, so I think this isn't the website you referred to before. Not the most appealing or well written website, but seems like a labor of love.

    It would have to be a labor of love!


    I have my scanned stuff somewhere, but they were all from a time when I thought 640x480 was going to just always be SO HIGH REZ!.


    I noticed I talk about "frustrating my son to tears" in this one. I swear that was just a joke, though I do remember Invasion being very frustrating for both of us.

  18. On 9/30/2012 at 6:31 PM, Nelio said:

    I think that for some time there must have been a shortage of Odyssey items on the market. :P

    When I bought all of these (at one point, I did have a complete Odyssey collection) I felt like I'd sell things back to eBay as soon as I was done. But I was never "done". Now I still have almost ALL of my stuff. (I did sell a big chunk of the Odyssey stuff though) and I have a theory that it's past the nostalgia value that these things go through. I haven't been checking prices, but I imagine I'll never get back what I paid for anything in the 70s, except for maybe my RCA Studio II which is in pristine condition. Too bad the games are nightmares.


    I need to do an overhaul of the Odysseys I do have and get them into working order if they're not. I did a bunch of card swapping out inside my Odysseys when I didn't know what I was doing. I worry I may have made alterations that I will regret.

  19. On 9/30/2012 at 6:26 PM, Nelio said:

    I'm surprised you still remember these games and the whole experience enough to reply to every single of my comments! Thank you for this!

    I will admit that now in 2021, it's all a bit foggy.

  20. On 1/3/2018 at 3:24 PM, sut said:

    We enjoyed this too !

    Once again using OdySim this is one of the few games I’ve played with my daughter (upto yet) wherein she has actually stuck to the game rules. Probably won’t play the game again but it was an entertaining diversion.

    I am so pleased to know that someone else inflicted... wait, there's a better word... um... enriched the lives of their children by making them play these games. I'm glad you're both having a good time, too!

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