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  1. Any chance my Ghostbusters II hack could get the 2 button treatment? It would make selecting weapons easier than using the switch. newghosts1.bin
  2. A few more changes: Re-did some of the ghosts on level 2 to look more like their computer cousins. Again, not much to work with. Now I need to sit down and play to see how they look. newghosts1.bin
  3. OK finally some time for a few more tweaks... Re-did the cable meter so it looks like a cable. Also changed all the ghosts again. Not much to work with there. It is looking a bit better although the game still is pretty meh. I guess the only other changes I would like to make are the ghosts in level 2 (and that's easy) and colors of the torch and Libby's hand. The flame is fine but I want the hand and torch to be authentic pale green colors and I would love to reshape the hand so it doesn't look like a hamburger bun. I can find the torch and given time the colors for it, but I'm not sure about that hand... New GB2.bin
  4. Awesome! Thanks!! This is my first color hack. I was shocked I actually found a few and changed them.
  5. Hiya Jack- I just started up on this again. I've shortened the outcroppings on the Van Horne a bit to make the Libby phase easier to get to. I managed to change a few ghosts and make Stantz's costume the color I want but am having a terrible time finding the color of the walls (want to get rid of green and change them to brick red) and whatever that little green line over Stantz's head is supposed to be I want to use as his hair. Been looking and can't find 'em. Can anyone help? gb2 new.bin
  6. Oh my! I was one of the first responders to the original post- didn't realize it was still going! OK, my two cents (but only the ones I have seen): Pengo was at a small roller rink up the street from my home called Columbia Skateland. The advertising poster for it was hanging right next to the machine. Kickman was there too.The place is still there, full of games, the owner hasn't opened it in years, and I know for a fact that all of the cabinets are still inside. Pac-Land was at an arcade in Akron's Rolling Acres Mall. I remember that by the time I saw it, the cartoon was already long cancelled and I thought it was strange to make a game based on it. Spider-Man was there too. Ms. Pac Man was at a Gold Circle store in Canton just off of route 62. I was amazed by the cabinet art! Yie-Ar Kung Fu was at a little snack place in our local mall (New Philadelphia) called "Der Dog House" played it quite a bit with a fountain Pepsi and a pile of deep fried cheddar bites sitting nearby. Xenophobe was at the travelling arcade at one of our many local annual festivals. Played it endlessly and obviously took my screen name from it. There was a line to play Hard Drivin' at the same place a few years later. Mat Mania, Elevator Action, and Rolling Thunder made an appearance there as well over the years. First Nintendo vs. I saw was Excitebike at the local Peoples Drug Store. Temple of Doom got lots of my money at Aladdin's Castle in the Belden Village Mall. I got the C64 conversion for Christmas in 8th grade. It sucked but I played it anyway. Karate Champ was there too. Return of the Jedi- I played that one in a supermarket on vacation trip out west. Can't remember the town anymore but I know I was terrible at the game. It was in a pizza shop back home called Pisanello's for a few years after that. I saw Baby Pac Man in a mall in Daytona Beach when I was on vacation there. I was baffled by the design and remember telling friends about it when I got home. They didn't believe me. Track and Field- I saw this one on vacation at the Grand Canyon. It was a cocktail version. I wrote a letter to a friend describing it in much detail. Mr. Do was in a local pizza place for years. Two Tigers was right next to it. As an adult I tried to buy the Mr. Do machine from the owner. He refused to sell it (even though it hadn't been plugged in for years) and then proceeded to tell me how he saw Jesus in a fresh coat of paint on his garage door. No joke. Hunch Back was at a local convenience store called the Quick Shop. Over the years (and several name changes) that place was home to Omega Race, Pac-Man, Road Runner and Qix. The Super Spy was in a Neo Geo cab at our "new mall" when I was in high school. Loved that game. Superman was great! I played that one at an arcade in Gatlinburg, TN. That was the first vacation I took without my older brother and I was old enough to hang there as long as I wished. I remember playing Superman and Chiller there! Sprint 2 was in a farm supply store my dad dragged me out to when he was looking for mower parts. It was the mid 80s by then and I remember thinking Sprint was the oldest thing I had ever seen- that record was previously held by a Stunt Cycle cabinet my brother and I found in an unused fitness room (full of Nautalis equipment- including one of those shaker things with the bellt you slipped around your waste) in Daytona one year. Gunsmoke was in our Big Lots (when it was still called Big and Small Lots) store when it first opened. Hated that game. Still do. I played Street Fighter II on a vacation to Myrtle Beach. It was the only game in the hotel and I was terrible at it. I was depressed and in pain because I had just gotten my braces on the day before we left. I remember not being wowed by that game and realizing that the classics I had grown up with were old hat. Fighting games like this one just weren't my scene. Eyes was in a laundromat somewhere in Massilon. I saw it as an adult. Phoenix was in a Montgomery Wards game room somewhere in the Canton/Akron area. Kinda fuzzy on that one. Jungle King was at a movie theater lobby in Mellet Mall in Canton. I snuck away from my parents to play it.
  7. Looking for the parody version of the In-Store demo as an .atr or .bin. Anybody have it?
  8. Tried this paddle mod and it works like a charm! Any chance a similar mod could be done with the driving controller and if so, what would be needed?
  9. I think muppet means Marionette/Puppet. Kermit is more than just a hand puppet. He also has a stick on his hand for additional movement. Some of the muppets (like Ernie and Cookie Monster) were operated by two people at once. Kermit pre-dates Sesame Street. He was made from an old coat that belonged to jim Henson's mother. He made appearances on Ed Sullivan a few times. Check these out... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3liTqBxjgc
  10. Get this school year over with. 7th graders are all insane.

  11. Hello everyone. I'm on the hunt for a Treasure of Tarmin cart for the Aquarius. Doesn't need to be complete- just the cart. Doesn't need to be pretty- just working. Thanks!
  12. As a kid I saw the Obelisk in EG magazine and thought, "Man I'd love to have one!". Pretty sure they never saw the light of day. A few years ago a buddy of mine made the platform for me as a birthday gift. Well after much procrastination I wired it up yesterday. Very cool!
  13. Is it possible to change up the ectomobile in this game? I don't see the graphics for it anywhere...
  14. I was remembering this evening how (especially in winter time) my friends and I would get together to play/copy games. Always loved those Commodore connections like "I know a guy who has this game..." or "My cousin out of state has a C64..." Anyone out there looking for C64 games to trade? Send me a list! Let's have a copy party via mail!
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