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  1. Heh, retro bump! Now you could get something like retron5 and there is a "mastersystem" cart that has ports for carts, cards, and gamegear games. I can't comment on how well it works, but retron has a rather bad rep, so... to my understanding, the console itself does whatever it does to make gg games work, so unfortunately you can't just buy the adapter and use a stock genesis. Pitty, but it will do master system like the various master gear converters, so depending on what those go for, it could still be worth it for just that.
  2. It's dependant. Like a previous poster said, I've only bought them for more expensive items like computers. I don't bother with media, as it either works, or doesnt, and unless your abusive to your things, it'll work forever if it worked when you got it, and if it doesn't work, well, Wal-Mart does let you exchange within a certain time frame, so no need for extra insurance. So far, Wal-Mart gives the option (which I'm almost exclusively "no" on) but it won't surprise me when they just go to adding it to everything even if you don't ask.
  3. Cool. I'll have to see about picking those up now, when pre-order becomes available. yeah I know you can switch weapons on cybervirus, it's just a few times I've destroyed a tower instantly with a grenade, while most times I can't destroy even one using everything I've got. Didn't know about missiles, other than I started with none, I'll see if I can find them. The radar (or map?) Only shows objectives and enemies though, so that's little help, especially when all the mobile enemies are gone. Maybe I have to hit the tower precise, or not hit it, but I couldn't figure out the secret since success happened so seldom I couldn't tell you what, if anything, I did different.
  4. Intellivision had the running man, not sure if they considered it a mascot, but it was definitely associated with them. While I like Harry, one, he's Activision, not atari, and two, a bit to close to running man anyways. If I was to think of an Atari "character" for a mascot, the closest would be bently bear. He was actually in a lot of games, usually as an "easy mode" icon.
  5. I've got a couple, as others have said, it's rare, but not super rare. I've never come across the other variants, leading me to believe the "game brain" is likely the most common version. Nice idea, but also as said, due to non paired wiring and no internal shielding, it creates noise on screen. May be cart dependant, some games are tolerable while others seem nearly unusable.
  6. I tried cybervirus and wow. First mission, kill the blue towers and get to the exit. Heh...well... Not sure but it seems being able to destroy the towers is completely random, sometimes I can kill one instantly, but mostly shooting them does jack. You can kill the robots, but apparently not the towers so needless to say, I've not advanced past the first level. I looked forward to getting that in 02 (I think) but now I'm glad I didn't 😛
  7. I have a 1k and a 3k, the 3 is lighter, and slightly thinner, it also has a video out port so you can get various video cables to attach it to tv. Keep in mind, on tv it has a post card border since the system is low resolution. The 1k is my workhorse though, taking a larger battery gives it a longer life, but as batteries are all old now, this may be a moot point. Over all, I liked it, when you stick to "made for it" games, but many console games made it that just didn't work due to go few controls. It was hit and miss on consoles, gta was imo great, but that's about all the consoles I liked on it.
  8. Neat. Never saw that, I would have said clone system if others hadn't already said what it was. I remember the disc swap, but had the ps2 slim version which was just a spring to hold the open door switch down while you swapped the disc. Never much used it, had a few dbz games that didn't make it here at the time, but not much else.
  9. On yeah, chips challenge was a favorite of mine bitd, that was the one I wanted lynx 2 the most for. I originally played it on pc, and it's not a knock on lynx, the game really does look like that lol. Checkered flag quickly became a favorite, very "pole position" in play style, I love it, and man, what a track selection. I guess my order got in just in time, as when I checked the mail friday, lynx collection one had arrived. I've only played the game you as a monkey, but looks like a lot of good ( or at least interesting) titles I'm have to try. lot of great lynx games still missing, maybe a lynx 3 cart is in the future.
  10. Got my lynx 2 cart in today, due to some ordering issue the first cart will come more like the end of the month. Several good games here. Of course, it's lynx, so very pixelly lol.
  11. With the two metal pegs, I'd say something like psp (as a drop in "cradle" charger) that's the only thing I can think of that had an externally contactable plug, maybe ds or 3ds, but it looks old. Hope you find out. I had a charge cradle for various systems, and my experience, they all suck.I Maybe it's for one of those fat battery packs for gamegear or lynx?
  12. Consoles never were a real issue though, until ps2. Don't remember exactly, but some production problem, like earthquakes or something. That year you could sell one for thousands, even a couple weeks later. Ever since then EVERY console has had usually major limitations the first year, and some (like wii) were limited a year+ later. I might give a pass the first year, might, but anything longer is strictly artificial. And why not? It works, again like wii, it was hard to come by for years, as a result, a lot of people continued to claim it was the next best thing to god, not because it was particularly good, but because "I have one and you dont" Outside of nintendo, I don't buy much day one anymore, let others be the beta testers. Nintendo does seem to at least complete and troubleshoot their stuff before releasing it. That said, the Wii was order of magnitude the worst system I've owned, not because it wasn't capable, but because artificial rareness hid the fact that motion controlls often didn't work and/or wernt wanted. There's not much reason for companies to limit their stuff from a money standpoint, it's not like they scalp their own stuff on eBay or whatever, but the limits do provide artificial demand that might not be there otherwise.
  13. I'd buy one, that's for sure. To my understanding, the multiplayer games will work multiplayer, but not on the handheld, due to not having a way to add a controller. Well, they might could, depending how the usb port is set up, as you can load updates, it is a com port, but I don't know if it would use a controller, or a patch (link) cable.
  14. Never heard of the herbs bit before. I always understood the reasoning for using 91% was because there was less water in it. Discs shouldn't care, but carts and other electronics don't like water. Honestly, unless your soaking (like submerging) electronics, it shouldn't matter, and imo, alcohol could be worse for plastics as it could leach the oils that plastic is made of, out of it, making it more brittle. (For cart shells and discs)
  15. Looks like water damage, which doesn't always destroy the consistency of a labels feel, but definitely will discolored it. Had the original label been darker, I would have said Sun damage, as it often bleaches the colors. I hope it works, I'd like one, but not come across one yet.
  16. I haven't had a working jr in ages, but my 7800 will do the bouncing. If it wasn't packed away I'd try the switch settings on my 7800. Supercharger problem is that the dust flap pegs are part of the circuit board and are to long to let the card edge get a good connection in the 7800's port, outside of that I'd imagine it works, if it fits your console, that's great.
  17. Maybe 64 was the Rom chip size, though I doubt it. I'd agree chess is likely the first ten game options with Othello being the next four options. You just gotta hit the select switch however many times. Don't know about Othello, but chess goes between single and multiplayer, and higher numbers let the computer think longer.
  18. My black slim ps2 from over a decade ago stopped reading discs. It seems to spin, but I cant hear the laser carriage moving. Don't know if it's fixable (or worth it) but I have a slightly newer silver slim I'm using now.
  19. I forgot to ever mention that, about the charger, or lack thereof. I have so much crap that uses micro usb that I didn't think about it. I use my Amazon basic charger, rated at 2A, and no problems ever occurred because of it. I just assumed it didn't come with one, it's been years since I've seen any usb device sold that included one. I believe reaperman is right that the mah rating is what your device will try to pull. Using to big a charger should be no problem (though personally I'd probably not try one of the newer 3 or 5 A chargers with a 500 mAh device) Using to small of charger is probably not a problem, though the smallest I've ever seen was 250 mAh for an old phone. Idk if you can charge and play simultaneously or not, as I've never tried, to small a charger would definitely goof that though, and potentially ruin the battery. When is the consolized evercade coming? Or have they decided against that?
  20. So...more of the same? GameStop was fine for new stuff, before they took the liberty of opening everything, but it's been decades since I used them for older stuff, to many other stores that do it right.
  21. Well that's cool. I've preordered that too. If it does emulate ps games at all, that could open a whole lot of possible other systems into the 32 bit range. It'll never happen, but I'd love skull monkeys, oddworld games, heh, a proper spyro trilogy (not upconverted like the modern rerelease on various consoles)
  22. If not direct nintendo, I recall a few things, like songbird (mp3 player) a GPS device, a fish finder, a barcode reader (several of those actually) a thing that basically makes the th a handheld computer telecom thing, even a (gbc) pattern printer for a sewing machine. There is a wide variety of truly oddball stuff for gameboy.
  23. Untitled goose game. No kidding, that's actually what it's called. I'd totally forgot this one till it showed up last month. It's one of those weird games that's right up my alley. It's not a very long game to be sure, it'll take only a couple hours at most to beat the first time, I could see someone fully beating it in like 30 minutes if they have experience with it and know what your doing. Your a goose, as the name implys, you get a basic list of things to do in each area you go to, mostly involving stealing things. Nothing will harm you, though if you get caught, people may try to steal your freshly stolen stuff. Some people will run you out of their area, and some stuff even with the list aren't obvious what to do, like breaking a particular item. Love the art style, this really looks like a cartoon of comic book. Anyhow, don't expect it to be particularly deep, but it is a lot of fun.
  24. Last week I got the next two carts in. Tanglewood is Kind of neat, reminds me a bit of spirit of the North if that had been 8/16 bit style and 2d. Xenochrisis reminds me of a cross between robotron and berserk or something. Oliver twins is a bunch of dizzy games mostly, but I've not played much as my battery needs to charge first.
  25. I was going to say maybe an official Xbox magazine disc, but I'm pretty sure that stopped WAY before 2009 (the included demodisc I mean, not sure about the magazine) Maybe a pack in with certain runs of 360? Though I doubt it that was the case, it would have a disc box, they usually just put the code card in by itself.
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