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  1. Yea I ordered One On One that very year, never got Basketbrawl until a couple years ago One on One was one of the handful of 7800 games I had as a kid, and seeing the backboard breaking scene after weeks of playing it with my sister is one of my most memorable moments in gaming history lol
  2. What a TRIP!!! Wow man I was off by 8 cents but I can still remember it like it was yesterday: their little logo...the toothbrushes...&the Mr Potato Head massagers lmao forgot about those at first Even for it's time the prices seemed way too good to be true. Around 1997 or so I remembered seeing screenshots on I think AtariHQ.com of all these 7800 games I never knew of or had seen before & wished so bad to get another console & pick some of them up, but finding the games in the wild in my area was impossible, only 2600 showed up & a couple 5200, and from what I remember Ebay wasn't like it is now, or I just rly wasn't too knowlegeable about it anyway. My parents didn't even have internet at home then, just a couple free AOL dial-up trial periods hahaha Loose 2600 carts were mainly $1 a piece anywhere then, so NIB for even less was amazing Once I stumbled on that site around 1999 I was like NOOOO WAAAAY! I can make this happen after all! & thus my 7800 collecting began..Fast forward to 2015, I made it to every original US release aside from Tank Command One day.....one day.....lol
  3. Wow that takes me back. So it was 80 cents?? I remembered it is 88 cents for some reason & have been saying that forever. Musta been 1999 I ordered my 1st wave of 7800 games in my collection from them. I also remember seeing electric toothbrushes for sale on their home page Believe me I feel your pain, still pissed at myself over it.
  4. Yea I'm sure it is & expected the prices to go up just because of it. Rly sucks knowing I bought my Ballblazer NIB for 88 cents in 1999 from O'Shea LTD...Those prices seem so unreal now, but still feel lucky to have jumpstarted my 7800 collection with about half the library that year from them
  5. Yea that's what I was thinking..I have one, and honestly I haven't even played it since like 1999 when I 1st ordered it for my collection, but I still can't go through with sacrificing it lol
  6. Cheapest Ballblazer on Ebay now is going for $30...so unless I can dig around online & find it for slightly cheaper , combined with the shipping costs guess I'm looking at close to $90 for this game ??
  7. Was planning on finally picking it up soon, but just now realized that although it has been listed in the store there's no "add to cart" option & apparently it's out of stock Any word on when more might come in, if they even are expected anytime in the near future? Been wanting this game forever, but don't have any carts to sacrifice & would rather just buy one with the chip already in it
  8. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    Well yea but it wound up on a Nintendo console so...lol But yea, how Jaleco made it happen is interesting tho....license issues or not, Atari could have done a little more for 1987 I think.
  9. Yea IDK how someone thought that'd be a good idea for a final boss. I remember putting a lot of hours & days into trying to beat Scrapyard Dog too, and if I remember correct, some of the sewer levels you had to figure out a certain sequence of pipes to enter or it would keep on going & your time ran out. I do remember making a map & writing down the correct order bcuz t was so confusing lol
  10. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    You have to CONSTANTLY try to be watching the left & right sides of the screen at ALL times, that jet will always come out of nowhere lol It is a challenging game tho I'd say, guess I've played it so much over the years I've got better over time. The arcade version on the other hand, I've tried it on MAME a few times recently & I'm absolutely hopeless at it. Can't even pick up 3 of the 1st group of hostages without getting blown up by the ton of enemies scattered all over the screen
  11. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    Yea I mentioned I knew it was based on the original Apple II game with 1 level, but IMO there was still no excuse to keep it that basic in 1987. The arcade version came out in 1985, the Sega Master System & even a Famicom port came out in 1986, and all of those have the multiple levels. Personally I think they should have followed suit for the 7800 given the time it came out , but regardless I still love the game
  12. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    Yea I mean honestly, it is a half assed version. Considering the era it came out in there's no excuse to have just one level. Guess I'm in the minority tho, but it's still one of my fav 7800 games. I played it ALOT when I was a kid, and still have lots of memories of it..I appreciate the challenge, you just never know when those damn jet fighters or the air mine (a.k.a. the sky jellyfish lol) will appear out of nowhere & test your reflexes..It's still fun to me to try my best to rescue all the hostages (think the closest I ever got was 62 or 63), And due to it's laziness of it having only 1 level, it actually makes it an ideal game to play when I'm in the mood for something real quick
  13. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    It was the reverse for me, someone got me Choplifter the same Christmas I got my 7800..I thought it was cool, but then a little later my Mom takes me to the arcade in our mall & I was shocked to see an arcade version of it...but after I saw the difference I was so pissed & just thought it sucked our version was so stripped down compared to it. They def coulda done better, but I still enjoy the 7800 one to this day. Same, I would absolutely LOVE someone redoing it based on the arcade
  14. Yea the whole idea of that as a boss was still super lame IMO Sure there's tons of info out there on slider puzzles nowadays, but not necessarily in 1999 when I last tried to beat Scrapyard Dog. lol I distinctly remember pausing the game & running in my sisters room to get her cuz I knew she did a couple of those puzzles, but we couldn't solve it. The pressure of losing the game after all that was intense too, which sure enough happened I think if anything I might try to get further in the Lynx version of it I picked up recently
  15. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    I can totally understand why this wouldn't be a top game for alot of ppl, I think my personal nostalgia for it plays a big part too. I'm usually with you on that regarding original titles, I'd much rather see stuff like that being done, but this is just a case where I always dreamt of how a multi-level Choplifter port might have been for the 7800. I love Donkey Kong as well, Looking forward to playing it again at a barcade I'm going too next week. The website also says they currently have a Crossbow machine & I am stoked for that as well! Never seen or played the arcade cabinet before, but like the 7800 version. And yea, Pac-Man games are just timeless. Super Pac-Man was one I was very excited for us to get, another I wished I coulda had on my 7800 as a kid & finally got to in my 30s lol Pac-Mania is another I wished real bad to get & would love to see
  16. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    OK, no knowledge of the technical stuff or progamming, which is why I asked how hard of a task that might be lol That all makes sense now tho. It'd be cool to have the 1st level look & feel the same aside from maybe a couple more of the enemies added from the arcade, and then move on to other levels...in my Choplifter I Wish We Got Fantasy Edition anyway haha Kinda seems not alot of ppl r as fond as the game as I am tho, so don't rly expect this to happen, just wondered if it was ever discussed before or anyone had similar idea
  17. Yes I have this Lynx version too & it's awesome what they did with that one...one day I'll find the patience to spend some more time on it..was pretty hard if I remember correct
  18. Stevaside

    Choplifter

    Forgive me if I posted about this before years ago, my memory is horrible & I'm not for sure, but was making a newer version of this & adding in the extra levels & enemies from the arcade version anything that was discussed on here before or a reasonable project for someone to take on one day? I am aware of the graphical upgrade, but I mean reworking this in the same way Donkey Kong was done to add the missing levels There's few homebrews that could make me more happier than seeing this done. Since I was a kid I'd imagine how much cooler it'd be like that. I know it was based on the Apple II game & the arcade was a reimagination of it, but still...my mall had it & I always felt robbed with the 1 level & all. Regardless it's one of my top 7800 games of all time, and somehow despite it's simplicity , I never get sick of playing a few games & going through the challenge of rescuing as many hostages as I can. (Be awesome to have the "THANKYOU!" arcade speech added to the rescues too haha) And one more thing speaking of the arcade, I never actually played it much until recently on MAME. To those that have am I the only one that finds it BRUTALLY HARD? I mean jeez I could barely make it to pick up 2 hostages without getting blown to smithereens by 50 things shooting at me on the screen from all directions...and this is on EASY MODE! lol The features of the arcade with a toned down difficulty would be more ideal
  19. Super Mario Bros...espec bcuz In the late 90's during my 1st days of collecting & researching online, it was listed as a "NR (Never Released)" game on whatever the official 7800 rarity guide was at the time. It blew my mind to think that actually had a chance of hitting the 7800 & how it would be..OFC it was debunked later on tho lol But more realistically, as someone else said, Joust 2 for sure...Dreamt of getting a 7800 port since I saw it in the arcade as a kid & my 7800 was a current console haha Also Double Dragon 2 would be dope, with better controls than it's predecessor...and if I remember correct alot of the arcade version was kind of a reskin of the original anyway
  20. GOLD! And this time how about an actual final boss..instead of a damn tile puzzle you have 0.01 chances of beating on time. As much as I love that game, that RUINED it for me. One of my biggest letdowns ever
  21. I haven't had a working 2600 joystick in a long time..Just been using my 7800 Euro Controllers with everything..Believe I have one Pro-Line left in a box up in my closet..Now that I think of it maybe those might work a little better for Pac-Man games?? Either way I'd love to have a true 4 way joystick to really have precise controls. The Eladdin sticks are cool, but just too much to be spending on a controller at the moment
  22. Thanks, yea I know about that one...Sorry guess I shoulda mentioned, not looking to spend $100 + on a joystick right now..Was more wondering if there was ever one made for the 2600 or Sega systems that might be compatible
  23. Pac-Man games just get frustrating they can't be controlled as precise as they were intended Really hoping there's something out there so I can enjoy my Super Pac-Man & Ms. Pac-Man more, and one day the Baby-Pacman I just saw the post about
  24. Stevaside

    Crack'ed

    I seem to be in the minority, but after picking it up a few years back this has became one on my favorite games.(I do hate the Rooster Ranch bonus tho) IDK, think I just really appreciate the quirkiness of it & I've always loved light gun games...this isn't one obviously, but still in the same vein..and also has some similarities to Missile Command's gameplay, which is my #1 2600 title Anyways, pretty upsetting to just go through the high score challenge forums here & see if I woulda participated, looks like I would have won lol( by a mere 600 points though!) I don't know why I never really read those, but would like to join in a game someday. I took this pic in like 2015, was just keeping personal records for a few games I was playing at the time. Will another one for Crack'ed ever come around anytime remotely soon? & if not , would any of u possibly be down to have a little competion now? (If that's allowed, if not my apologies) I've been on a 7800 kick again recently, starting to get back into this one, but it would be alot more fun & motivating to have ppl's scores to compete with https://imgur.com/a/qGuc0 (^sorry, kinda confusing how to add pics to a post on here, it wont let me use imgur as a link to image, get a "do not allow that extension" message, adding the jpg as an attachment does nothing either) I recently learned this was an Atari ST game as well, very interesting to me to see the differences..thought I'd post clip here for those who might have not seen this. The graphics seem a bit more detailed, in fact I always thought one of the creatures in the sewer level was another owl, and thought it turning into a toilet was just related to the level..until I watched the ST footage ^ I was like wait a minute, nooo this is a living ball of poop. Then I read the 7800 manual where the enemy is listed as a "dungeling" Ahhhhh it all makes sense! hahaha
  25. I can still remember seeing this commercial for the 7800 for the 1st time ...& it making my Dad & I impressed at how much better the games seemed compared to the 2600. But I really wanted an NES. It must have been Christmas 1988, my parents got me the 7800 instead & I was honestly let down. My cousin got an NES for his gift that year, and after witnessing it over his house I distinctly remember crying in the backseat on the ride home that I never got one & was stuck with the 7800 lol But I learned to appreciate it & although I had a 2600 & played it previously, the late 80's is kind of where I was old enough to have a much clearer memory of that decade, and I have lots of fond memories of playing the 7800 with my sister & toddler brother at the time playing some of his first games on it. Even though the only games we had were Choplifter, Food Fight, One On One & the pack in, Pole Position II, it is one of my most nostalgic consoles, along with the NES I wound up getting after all the following year The Non Super Games: Pole Position II Compared to the racing games I had played before, this seemed pretty advanced for the time (Can't say that without laughing to myself now a bit) All other games back then I would sit on the floor to play, but for this one I used to like pulling up a kitchen chair & pretending I was in the driver's seat while I played it, it felt even more realistic to me doing that lmao Xevious Fun shoot em up, it looked amazing in that commercial to me too Ms Pacman Great port of the timeless classic, but along with other Pacman games, including the awesome Super Pacman homebrew I own, it unfortunately doesn't get much action because playing them with 8 way sticks/pads are too frustrating Centipede Had the 2600 version around same time & this was a little step above, simple but still fun Joust Another game I just had the 2600 version of in the late 80's, but lots of fun with sister playing it & the 7800 version is much better, still play it from time to time Desert Falcon Looked pretty cool then, picked it up when I began collecting in late 90's, but the controls put me off & I gave up quickly on it. Fast forward 20 years later & a week or 2 ago I gave it another chance, got used to controls more & now I'm liking it Choplifter! One of the 4 games I had at the time. The mall had the Sega arcade game & I was let down that it seemed so stripped down (Not knowing then that the Sega version was more of a remake of the original on the Apple II) But still I really loved it & still do, lots of memories...there's even a family VHS video taken of us playing it at a birthday party? & my 2-3 year old brother pointing out & describing all the enemies to my relatives hahaha Asteroids Played the 2600 version over my Grandparents in the 90's a bit, but was never too crazy about it, nor the 7800 version The Super Games: Karateka. This looked awesome, but if I only knew haha Winter Games. Another we had the 2600 version of instead in late 80's. Had lots of fun with family playing it, the 7800 looked much better, but sucks it lacks some of the events Skyfox Sure, that screenshot that WASNT EVEN FROM A 7800 looked cool Impossible Mission Seemed cool, but yea, good thing I never had to torture myself with trying to beat a game that was unbeatable. No internet then either, so I would have never even known One on One Basketball Loved it, and sure it's primitive by today's standards, but still kicked any 2600 basketball game's ass. Breaking the backboard & having the swearing janitor come out was one of my most memorable moments in gaming history. Me & my sis were SHOCKED & AMAZED...after couple months or so of playing it, this happens out of nowhere so unexpectedly haha Summer Games Looked great, only played it few times since I got it for my collection tho. Never took the time to learn the controls..but might some day Ball Blazer Looked cool at the time, but like a few others said, it never did much for me at all & seemed over rated..still have yet to play a 2 player game tho, I could see that being more appealing Hat Trick MEH. Might have inserted it in my 7800 once since I got it 20 years ago
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