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littleman jack

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    One day I will build tube amps.
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    Chattanooga, TN
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    Atari, family, friends, linux, baseball, guitars, amps, music, hockey, trees, theology, philosophy, peace, BMX. Not always in this order of course.
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    All 2600 at the moment:
    Human Cannonball
    Bump n' Jump
    Defender II
    Jr. Pac-Man
    Midnight Magic

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    Atari 800 carts and Linux games.

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  1. Here's a link to a spreadsheet created by the writer of "The Many Faces Of" column. It gives all the platforms, titles, and scores for each game reviewed. Just awesome. http://my.stratos.net/~hewston95/RT/ManyFacesHome.htm
  2. oesii, Thank you! That's the one. That is the exact site that I was looking for, trying to remember. Thanks!
  3. 2600 and 800 are my two favorites. I like having both. And I do have a 5200 for the many excellent games and the beauty of the giant system, and I have a 7800 for 7800 games (and sometimes 2600 games on the 7800). There are so many great games for the 2600 that it is worth it to have one. And as several people have pointed out, the system itself looks great and the colors are brighter on the 2600 than on the 7800. Plus some 2600 carts are finicky or even too wide to play on a 7800. There are many classics and homebrews that are really excellent for the 2600. You made a good choice. You can bounce back and forth between the 2600 and the 8-bit computer. They're both great.
  4. No, it wasn't Mobygames. But thanks for the suggestion. That is a very nice website that has a lot of good info. The website I am thinking about is not professional like Mobygames, and is all the work of one person who focuses only on the 8-bit era. Perhaps Albert might know? Maybe I should email him.
  5. Atari 800 was my favorite and the only one I owned, with the 2600 close behind played at friends' and relatives' houses. I also enjoyed playing games on the Intellivision at a friend's house and the TI 99/4a at my uncle's house. There were so many good systems back in the early days of video gaming, but the Atari 8-bit was my favorite.
  6. I forgot to mention, it also included TRS-80 and Texas Instruments versions sometimes as well.
  7. Hello all, I am trying to find/remember a website that I used to visit from the early to mid 2000s. It was often linked to the Atari 2600 rarity index here at Atari Age. It was a website that reviewed games across all the platforms of the early 80s. So if you looked up Centipede for example, it might run a head to head comparison and rating of the versions for Atari 2600, Vic-20, C64, Atari 800, Coleco Vision, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, and Apple II. It awarded the top three each time around. Does anyone remember this website/blog? Does it still exist?
  8. I think there was a Pitstop II for the Apple II. Does anyone remember that one? The Atari 8-bit version was pretty good. It was similar to Pole Position and pretty fun to play, at least back in the 1980s as I remember.
  9. Joystick all the way. Pads are okay for sports games, but for twitch/arcade gaming and adventure gaming I prefer a joystick with a button or two.
  10. I just got a reply from Lance via email. All is well. He's still doing business and he is feeling pretty well. Hurray!
  11. Definitely. We wish him the best. I briefly chatted with him via email last year, and he was still doing physical therapy but progressing and sounding upbeat.
  12. I'll try the other address. Thanks gilsaluki!
  13. The weekend. I can't wait for a break from work, time to play some Atari and relax.

    1. Flojomojo


      I'm with you. But it's only Tuesday. And I'll play a little soothing Animal Crossing, not spazzy Atari. 

    2. littleman jack

      littleman jack

      Try the homebrew SeaWolf sometime for 2600. It's strangely soothing.

  14. It appears that Video61, Lance's excellent shop for all things Atari 8-bit, might be closed. Is anyone in the area in Minnesota? Lance had been doing physical therapy after a car accident and working intermittently. It appears he might be closed. The phone is giving a non-stop busy signal and the email address no longer works. Anyone know if he's okay?
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