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  1. Ah, yes, I almost bought the mini too - why do I need component? I asked. Good thing I had second thoughts about the mini at the last second. Sounds like you're going to have to upgrade no matter what.
  2. Well at some point I do intend to send back my Sega Master system to you to put the pause mod on the second controller port - probably later this year. Should I be sending my 32x too? It could all be a moot point if this new retro tink is a little bit more tolerant of the weird Sega signals because we've established that it does it with composite too in some cases.
  3. Some genesises (is that a word?) have trouble with their vanilla, unmodded composite through the retrotink as well. Mine had a similar result when I took off the 32x and just ran it through the stock composite out. I've seen a few people who had genesis 2's with a similar result, so it's just not clear if there is a particular set of video hardware that causes it or not. Bottom line, let's hope this new one has better compatibility.
  4. Jesse, Genesis's that are s-video modded seem to be hit or miss with the retrotink 2x..when I was doing research before I bought a retrotink, a little more than half or so of the (rare) svideo modded genesis users I could find who used it with a retrotink had the same video issues. But some people don't have this issue, I spoke to the Retrotink creator about this and he had no idea why this was, he didnt do enough testing with it to figure out if it was certain kinds of genesis systems or not. Unlike with the 32x, which seems to always hate it. Hopefully the new one doesnt have these problems, but that may be wishful thinking.
  5. Not quite, mine is fine but I HAVE to use it with an HD retrovision cable.
  6. In that case, I might go for it in a later wave depending on what is reported about its compatibility with Atari 2600 stuff. But I hope someone here would test an S-Video modded Genesis or 32x with it, those had major issues on the retro tink 2X.
  7. I have the old 2X-Pro, and several games (ie Asteroids) hated screen transitions - it would go black for a second when starting a new game. Other games that use odd resolutions ie Buck Rogers also had weird screen transitions. There are others too, and that's just what I was able to test. Atari probably was the worst retrotink experience of any system I tested, so I hope it got worked out. Is there really any advantage to upgrading when one already has a 2X? I also wonder if it hates s-video coming from sega systems modded for it like the old one does.
  8. This is one of my most wanted 7800 ports. If you make it into a full game, you have at least one guaranteed sale from me. It always drove me nuts that the rare Intellivision version was the only one that had the 'torch' intro.
  9. I would buy this as a full game (hint hint) I think someone else did a demo of this game before - was that someone else? I dont think it had any movement though
  10. I always loved the Coleco style boxes, wouldn't mind seeing some of that cabinet look with 7800 boxes.
  11. I used to have this board, based on the (laughably false) claim that it was supposed to be a sequel to Crime Fighters and Vendetta - it's way more goofy than those, so I ended up selling it after having had it for just a couple of years.
  12. Oh man. Several here - The first arcade I can remember going in was one attached to a swimming pool on a military base I was living at with my parents. They rotated out games, but the constant one I used to really spend on was Heavy Barrel. Also in this arcade - High Speed pinball, 1942. The same base also had an arcade attached to the commissary - most of these were newish though, so think late 80s/early 90s classics like TMNT and Final Fight. I found out much later (just a few months before we moved) there was a third arcade at a rec center on the base as well - I can remember either Space Position or Action Fighter (uncertain which now), my brother said they also had Yie-Air Kung Fu but I don't remember that. That's the thing about these arcades - most of them were not arcade chains. They were a side part of a business or something like that. Another one I recall was at a pool after we moved to Ohio - only game I remember was Crime City by Taito. Alot of trouble makers went to that pool, so I only went a few times. The first actual named arcade I used to troll was Fun 'n Games at the Upper Valley Mall in Springfield, Ohio - now a dead mall. It died a sudden death along with most remaining arcades after the fighting game fad died down. I think it was gone totally by 2000.
  13. I actually know of 3 (!) different BPMs around me now. And when I was younger, I never saw it. It was considered a problem machine then, and the ones I know of here are down half of the time. Seems to really suffer from a sticky ball in the playfield. I actually think Jr Pac Man is quite a bit rarer, at least around here. Not counting classic game conventions, I have only see it once in the wild - as a cocktail version. The same owner also had Super Pac-Man in cocktail. To answer the OP's question - off the top of my head, my examples - I only saw Marble Madness and Bubble Bobble after they were way passed their prime, in the mid 90s. I am younger than some of you, so I missed alot of the early 80s classics to begin with. Didn't really start going to arcades until about 1988 or so. Some one else mentioned Tapper - I NEVER saw this game until last year. There is one near me, that like the BPMs, is down alot because of monitor issues. I only have been able to play it once. Still never seen the 'Root Beer' version anywhere - all the ones I know of are the Bud version.
  14. Is this different than the previous Venture 7800 port that went dark a couple years ago? IIRC it had a thread.
  15. I watched a video of someone playing an earlier beta, and maybe the only thing missing (other than the 'scolding', which I know is simplified for technical reasons) is the finishing of level 2. In the arcade, when you finish level 2, the notes are shown slower as though they are being 'played'. It looks more random in the current beta. Not sure if this is possible. EDIT: one other thing I am noticing from longplays on youtube - after the first loop, I am noticing that it does not go to the ship level at level 6 like it would if it just repeats the same 3 levels in the same order - 'Round 6' is back at the first stage. I did not go back and see if this is the case with the port. No clue how the order works as I usually would just be happy completing one loop on the real thing.
  16. I admit I am no Dragonfly expert - but would it work with YM with just a regular 7800? Sorry if that sounds like a dumb question but if I need some new module for the game I am willing to do it.
  17. to OP - I use Retrogamecave's aftermarket Atari 7800 AC for my own system despite owning an original. They are available now here: https://www.retrogamecave.com/product-page/atari-7800 They have a blue indicator light and are way slimmer. But they are also 34 dollars. However, I think his ACs are worth it and use them for all of my systems now.
  18. I think for me it wasn't so much the Coleco shell, but I liked the arcade art on it better, ie taken from the cab and flyer and using the arcade logo, instead of the original art that was used on the non Coleco version. I mean, I am happy to get this however it comes out, but I always thought the cabinet of Ladybug had beautiful art and I hope that can be utilized.
  19. This looks great. I am adding it to my 'get when released' list. I missed out on getting the previous run of the first version of Ladybug with the Coleco style case and ended up having to get the 'normal' version - is there any chance this gets a fancy Coleco style release, or would that end up making things too complicated (Al told me when I asked about if he had more copies of the Coleco case version that those things are a pain to work with).
  20. If they were to put some of those up in a straight auction (ie with no buy it now), they wouldnt sell for that price. I see several 7800 - confirmed working too, but with no cords - selling for as little as 50 dollars in ebay's completed items. Ones boxed are 150+, as much as 300 if it has a bunch of games. But you probably don't need all that. So just be patient, try to win it the hard way in a straight auction if one comes up.
  21. My recommendation to the OP is to hold out for a 'for parts' 7800 if you can't find one under 100 (IMO too much). We have a few modding whizzes on here that can almost certainly repair them. It's a shame because a few years ago I had (4) broken 7800s that I didn't have the time/patience to repair, wish I'd held on to them, sold them to a guy who doesnt care about pre-NES systems for next to nothing just so I could clear them out. Also I agree with the others that thrifts have long been wise that video games aren't worthless things to throw 10 dollar price tags on anymore. Almost anything they get now goes on their auction sites, even loose 2600 games which used to be legion at thrift stores are now rare.
  22. Is Ghost House considered a sequel? Did not realize that, but come to think of it, yeah same concept. But I don't thhink it was on any other platform so I don't see how it could be called a port? I'd like to see Monster Bash too. Someone was going to do it for Colecovision awhile back, or maybe it was a rumored proto.
  23. Yeah that's the thing - I have no complaints whatsoever with what IS coming out - UniwarS? Yes Please. I should have put Carnival on that list too, and maybe its sequel Razzmatazz.
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