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About Spoon

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  • Birthday 04/11/1976

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    New Hampshire
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    Primarily Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Sega Master System, Commodore 64, and X-Box 360.
  1. I've never seen a Buggy Boy in the arcades, but I used to play the hell out of the Speed Buggy Jr. single monitor version. One of my favorite arcade games. Many a gaming blisters were earned playing the port on Commodore.
  2. The only thing that comes to mind is Bally's Laguna Beach: Not sure when it was released. My guess would be the late 50s. EDIT: Dur. It was 1960: https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?gid=1408
  3. Looking forward to these. Glad they stuck with the classic Pac-Man theme instead of the Ghostly Adventures theme.
  4. My wife got me Frenzy for Christmas. That's been in the constant rotation. Such a great game.
  5. I'll go with Asteroids. Granted, I'm a pretty bad Asteroids player in general, but I could never find the appeal on the 2600.
  6. As much as I love the 2600 and 7800, I'll have to go with the NES. It seems like all of my friends had an Atari because everybody had one. Almost as a novelty. I was really into it, but my friends weren't. Then along came the NES and suddenly everybody was really into video games. Plus it was around that time where kids grew out of playing with action figures, so weekends having epic G.I. Joe vs. Transformers battles turned into epic Mega Man runs. Consoles aside, most of my gaming was done on the Commodore 64. I didn't know a lot of people into computers, but the ones I did know had libraries of pirated games which were heavily shared and copied among ourselves. A social as the Commodore was, it had oodles of games not intended for more than one person to play (e.g. Bard's Tale, Ultima, Phantasie, etc). So before the NES came along, it was more rewarding to tell my computer gaming buddies about achievements versus my console gaming buddies about some Atari milestone they didn't really care about.
  7. Not to hijack the thread, but I couldn't agree more. When I mentally retreat to my "happy place", this is the kind of place I retreat to. Nice, clean, organized, well-lit desk with retro computing. Just looking at that picture puts me into a state of complete relaxation. As far as modded consoles with blue LEDs...I suppose it's what sells the easiest. Kind of like how most car dealerships will always have a selection of black, white, and red cars available in all models. It's the most widely appealing of colors. I understad there are buyers for pink and yellow cars, but it's a smaller group of people. For an amatuer modder, they might be sitting on their hard work for a while if they install a pink LED and be forced to eventually sell it for less money.
  8. I've only played this on the Commodore 64, but I thought it was a good game. Back in the day where cracked C64 game sharing was the norm, I used to have a copy of this and a few other games on the same disk. If I made a copy of the disk for somebody, it was never because of Frogger II. Most of the time the people wouldn't even try the game more than once which was too bad. Then again, 1984 was a premium time for new games. It's hard to get excited for the sequel of a game which expands slightly on a game which all gamers already own in format or another and which has been played to death.
  9. I picked mine up yesterday. They were down to two. They actually had more copies of the new 3DS Super Smash Bros. game in stock. Psyched to have actually landed one of these.
  10. I had the bait & switch thing happen to me last week. That was the first time they pulled it, too. I usually do the exact same thing...cherry pick the used games for the best case/unused instructions. Then when I get to the counter they give me a different case with no instruction booklet. The new case looked fine, so all I did was ask for an instruction booklet. Worked out alright, but I wouldn't have bought the game if it didn't meet my expectations.
  11. I know quite a few reto gamers that mainly stick with the NES, but it's pretty rare they slam another 8-bit console outside of "NES was the best". Seems like most of the people I know that have something negative to say about the Atari are either non-gamers or modern gamers. Either way, it doesn't really bother me.
  12. Adventure, for sure. Even when I was obsessed with my 7800 games, Adventure was still getting lots of playing time.
  13. Huh. This is the first I've heard of it. Based on the early gameplay I wasn't planning on buying this until it hit my usual $20 mark. But I'll probably pre-order just for the cool figurine. Plus it's only $40, and hey, it's Pac Man.
  14. My top five for the NGPC would be: 5. Metal Slug: 1st Mission 4. The Last Blade 3. Sonic 2. Dark Arms 1. SNK Vs. Capcom: Match Of The Millenium It's such a solid little system, and really unfortunate that it didn't do better than it did in the US. Especially since Japan got an Ogre Battle game for it. Come on! Share that wealth!
  15. It's not in there, but that is an awesome YouTube channel. Thanks for the link!
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