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ericwierson

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  1. Centipede or Millipede. It has bugs. It has a lazer (ray of light). Not sure what the third clue means.
  2. Wow, I did not get a heads up at all from e-bay about a Jawbreaker cart up for grabs. When was the auction?. I also got a non-working cart. Custers Revenge. I did everything I know to do to fix it and no luck.
  3. I can think of some right off the bat. Combat - 2600 Sneak-n-peak - 2600 Satans Hollow - arcade All mechanical pinball machines
  4. When I saw the perfect looking Scramble machine that they were going to destroy I changed the channel. I could'nt bear to watch that. That is one of my favorite games.
  5. I can play a few coin ops. as long as I want, Asteroids and Matmania. I was able to play them as long as I wanted as a kid and now as an adult. I own some of the classic machines that I played as a kid and still can't marathon them. I think you have a really interesting point in saying that you are not able to substantially improve in some games. Maybe, your "twitch zen" is a valid point. I will give you two examples that help prove your point. I own missile command and still to this day can't marathon it. I own Hyper Sports and can't get any better than when I was a kid. I think you either have it or you don't. One other thing I would like to say is I got (finally) a PS3 slim, and I suck ass. No matter how hard I try I can't get use to backward, opposite, or whatever controlling. I mean if I go up on the controller the targeting goes down. I am wired opposite of that, so I think the way your brain is wired is going to be the ultimate result on your play.
  6. Absolutely incredible. Makes me want to fix up my games again.
  7. I have played both the Swordquest series ( all of them and never completed any of them ) and E.T. By FAR E.T. is one of the WORST 2600 games I have ever played. At least the Swordquest games (WW, FW, EW) are a tiny bit fun. I would rather play racquetball 2600 than E.T. Seriously not fun in any way. I have read quite a few reviews on this game and I agree with them, the pits are repetetive, frustrating, and boring. I will never understand how some folks think this is a fun game.
  8. Thayers quest is unbeatable. The game was never finished. The last two kingdoms are not possible to beat, as they were never made. I remember playing this up in Seattle when I stayed with my cousins. We would pump endless quarters trying to figure out why we could not get any further, turns out the ending was never made.
  9. I would think $45 for just the manual would be way too much to pay. I paid ( I think ) around $50-$60 C.I.B. last year. I can't tell you exactly how much I paid due to E-Bay only letting me view my item if the transaction is less than 90 days old (which is complete B.S.)
  10. Top 25? Here goes in descending favorites order. #1 Resident Evil 4 - Gamecube #2 Super Mario 64 - N64 #3 Goldeneye - N64 #4 Adventure - Atari 2600 #5 Super Mario Bros. 3 - NES #6 Dragonstomper - Atari 2600 #7 Tony Hawk - Playstation #8 Dragons Lair - Arcade #9 Mortal Combat- N64 #10 Scramble - Arcade #11 Crazy Climber - Arcade #12 Tron - Arcade #13 Bio-shock - PS3 #14 Gorgar - Pinball Arcade #15 Front Line - Arcade #16 Asteroids - Arcade #17 Matmania - Arcade #18 Gravitar - Arcade #19 Killer Instinct - SNES #20 Robotron - Arcade #21 Pitfall - Atari 2600 #22 Final Fantasy - NES #23 Wizard of Wor - Arcade #24 Plaque Attack - Atari 2600 #25 The 7th Guest - P.C. This list is good for right now only, as I revise this list constantly due to what I am playing at the moment.
  11. That is the most original coffee table that I have ever seen. If it were me I would not block stuff together. I like the semi-random look. Seeing that old G.B. brings back some memories.
  12. Since I asked which were the hardest games before, I was wondering which were the easiest for you? Meaning which games could you put a quarter in and play for awhile. Here is my list of the top 10 easiest coin-ops. #1 Asteroids - I could and still can play for as long as my body will allow with 1 quarter. #2 Matmania - Another game I could play for as long as my body was able to play w/ 1 quarter. #3 Star wars - I can still play for close to an hour on 1 quarter. #4 Punch-out - No problem getting close to a hour of playing time on one quarter. #5 Scramble - Very easy to go thru two rounds. #6 720 - Easy to finish, tough to get a record score or medal count. #7 Centipede - Fairly easy to get a half hour playing for my quarter. #8 Tron - I could usually get at least 7 levels before I die. #9 Dragons Lair - After many quarters of learning, I was finally able to finish the game every time with my quarter #10 Battlezone - I was never an expert, but I was usually able to get at least 20 mins. of play time with my quarter.
  13. LAME! Cheap crap.... :x Have quite a few Hozer (whoever that is) games and all work perfectly. What is the problem with him?
  14. Are you sure? From what I've read it only "cheats" on the higher levels - and even that isn't cheating per se but rather messing up the board: Instead of having the AI cheat intentionally to make the game harder - which would be stupid for a game like chess - it's some bug in the code which affects the current positions of the pieces on the board. My guess is it is the result of an effort to minimize the amount of used RAM that went horribly wrong. Someone mentioned C&C, yes that AI cheats pretty badly, but that never bothered me, at least in the campaign mode (the only mode available to play the computer in the first game). I never saw it so much as cheating but more as "the AI works differently". Also it needs to cheat that much to actually be challenging, and even that way you could beat it quite easily up until the last few missions of each campaign - only talking about those missions where you could build your own base. The ones where you couldn't build usually were quite difficult, at least until you worked out a proper tactic. In the skirmish mode of Red Alert, however, I thought it was unfair, usually the AI tank-rushed you very early, so you had to start out very defense-heavy and even then you might not survive the first attack. Also, if you played multiple opponents, they would automatically ally against you. In skirmish mode the excuse "it just works different for them" didn't apply anymore, because it's supposed to simulate a multiplayer game, a symmetric situation. Well I played it for awhile on the easy levels and did not get cheated. I might try again on different variations and levels and see, but for now I stand corrected.
  15. I have had at least 10 different systems over the years and still have most of them. I find myself playing my Gamecube more than any other. I play my 2600 at least once a week, but I play my G.C. at least twice a week. I recently purchased a PS3 and its great, but not as fun as my Atari or G.C. I think that might be because the controller is not intuitive to me yet. So I guess I am a bigger fan of the semi-new systems rather than the Atari.
  16. Never heard of this one. What console is it for?
  17. Are there any PS3 controllers that are similiar to the standard Gamecube controller? I am having a heck of a time with my PS3 controller. I guess I am just too use to my G.C. controller
  18. Are you sure? From what I've read it only "cheats" on the higher levels - and even that isn't cheating per se but rather messing up the board: Instead of having the AI cheat intentionally to make the game harder - which would be stupid for a game like chess - it's some bug in the code which affects the current positions of the pieces on the board. My guess is it is the result of an effort to minimize the amount of used RAM that went horribly wrong. Someone mentioned C&C, yes that AI cheats pretty badly, but that never bothered me, at least in the campaign mode (the only mode available to play the computer in the first game). I never saw it so much as cheating but more as "the AI works differently". Also it needs to cheat that much to actually be challenging, and even that way you could beat it quite easily up until the last few missions of each campaign - only talking about those missions where you could build your own base. The ones where you couldn't build usually were quite difficult, at least until you worked out a proper tactic. In the skirmish mode of Red Alert, however, I thought it was unfair, usually the AI tank-rushed you very early, so you had to start out very defense-heavy and even then you might not survive the first attack. Also, if you played multiple opponents, they would automatically ally against you. In skirmish mode the excuse "it just works different for them" didn't apply anymore, because it's supposed to simulate a multiplayer game, a symmetric situation. Too be honest I have not played it (2600 Chess) in many years, but I am pretty sure the A.I. moved the rook diagnally or some other impossible move like that. I think I will play it again this 4 day week-end and see if maybe I was mistaken on the level or completely off base.
  19. Atari 2600 Chess. It even cheats on the easy levels which makes it no fun to play at all. Porky's 2600 is a little cheap on the pole vault and the 1st screen. Paperboy arcade version cheats also.
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