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    2. mmervine

      mmervine

      just played Tempest!

       

    3. Albert

      Albert

      Fun! I've never been there, but plan on going soon enough!

    4. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      @SB - we're only 3 hours away! You should make a weekend out of it! Plenty of motels to stay at. Mine's 3-4 times a year with the timeshares our family has.

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    2. Csonicgo

      Csonicgo

      They're splitting from Infogrames!

    3. OBO

      OBO

      I'll pray to every god, and even to Cthulu, that it will succeed.

    4. Dr Manhattan

      Dr Manhattan

      Let's pass the hat and buy them out.

  1. Just picked up an Intellivision Flashback. $30 today at Dollar General!

  2. Just picked up a 4 port 5200 and 5 games for $50!!!

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    2. ilovethevectrex
    3. littleman jack

      littleman jack

      Really good deal.

    4. mmervine

      mmervine

      Yes, with the switch box...system works great...controllers are dodgy, but I expected that.

  3. Just blogged about Berzerk... http://retrogameguy.com/2013/03/10/berzerk/

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    2. Albert

      Albert

      Perhaps mention Frenzy?

    3. mmervine

      mmervine

      Next time I go to Funspot, I will get a photo of the Frenzy unit and add it to the blog...

    4. mmervine
  4. Just blogged about Tempest... http://retrogameguy.com/2013/03/02/tempest/ now you know what I have been up to today!

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    2. NE146

      NE146

      Surprised you didn't at least shove a screenshot on there. :)

    3. mmervine
    4. mmervine

      mmervine

      added a link to atariprotos for Tempest 5200

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    2. Unbeliever

      Unbeliever

      Nice blog. Well done.

    3. mmervine
    4. Aamp

      Aamp

      Just got the FB2 today. I liked reading this. Wishing Curt all the best and a speedy recovery. Thanks!

  5. I will probably edit and add some more info, but here is my blog about Pac-Man games for the 5200... http://retrogameguy.com/2013/02/17/atari-5200-pac-man-games/

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    2. mmervine

      mmervine

      Thanks...I made some updates and added a picture!

    3. RickR

      RickR

      Good flashback reviews too.

    4. mmervine

      mmervine

      Added Hangly-Man!

  6. Headed to Funspot today to play DK with Robbie Lakeman!

    1. ClassicGMR

      ClassicGMR

      FUNSPOT!!! My happy place!

    2. mmervine

      mmervine

      Just got back. Got to watch Robbie do a DK 'kill screen' and also met Brian Kuh!

    3. ColecoGamer

      ColecoGamer

      Hope you have fun! I love it there.

  7. Finally posted some pictures of my visit to the National Video Game Museum: https://retrogameguy.com/2018/10/12/the-national-video-game-museum/

    1. retrorandy

      retrorandy

      VERY cool! LOVE that they have so many retro system on display to play! Also LOVE that Atari 2600 Kiosk. I remember playing on those back in the day. :)

    2. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      Check my gallery here on AA to see some of my trip a while back. Also, did you check under the mattress in the bedroom? lol http://atariage.com/forums/gallery/album/1698-national-videogame-museum/

    3. GoldLeader
  8. Visited The Final Stage Video Game shop near Concord, NH today & picked up a mint copy of Gravitar!

    1. chas10e

      chas10e

      that place is awesome !!!!

    2. Piggles

      Piggles

      I used to buy from them when they were in Hillsboro. Excellent shop. How much did Gravitar go for and did they have any more?

    3. mmervine

      mmervine

      $7, but it was their last copy...they have several mint 2600 and 7800 games!

  9. Blogged about BurgerTime and Beef Drop... http://retrogameguy.com/2013/08/25/burgertime/

    1. Bakasama

      Bakasama

      Interesting thing about Burger Time is that it might be owned by SNK/Playmore now.

    2. mmervine

      mmervine

      Most of Data East's intellectual properties are now owned by G-Mode

  10. Anyone want to do a guest blog on Pac-Man games for the 5200?

    1. mmervine

      mmervine

      Obviously, I am looking for someone with a 5200 and access to all four games!

    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      Don't have all four, but I'll take this opportunity to say how great the 5200 port of Pac Man is - looks great, sounds great, and most important, PLAYS great!

  11. just posted some photos from last weekend's PRGE: https://retrogameguy.com/2018/10/27/portland-retro-gaming-expo-2018/

    1. johnnywc

      johnnywc

      Great pics Mark!

       

    2. GoldLeader

      GoldLeader

      I gotta go to that one of these years! Looks fun.

  12. Funspot on American Restoration right now!

    1. mmervine

      mmervine

      Or...I should say one of their classic games...

    2. KeizerGhidorah

      KeizerGhidorah

      Thanks for the heads up- just switched over!

  13. updated my post on Asteroids to include info on the 5200 version... http://retrogameguy.com/2012/11/20/asteroids/

  14. Worked with Matt tonight on preparing games for AA to sell this weekend at PRGE!

    1. retrorussell

      retrorussell

      Cool; I'll be there Sunday!

    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Bring me something!

  15. More games prepped for PRGE tonight. Matt, Rob, Doug, April, & Al all worked hard. Fred helped with the hardware and fixed a fuzzy 1702 monitor!

    1. CyranoJ

      CyranoJ

      You guys rock. Just know all the homebrew folk having things demo'd there this weekend really appreciate your work!

       

    2. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      Bring me something!

    1. atari2600land

      atari2600land

      Want to acquire Super Mario Bros.? Just go down to the nearest used video game store, I'm sure there are many in NYC.

    2. Bryan

      Bryan

      Well, you could say anything is art really. Certainly demoscene stuff is art.

  16. just received a boxed copy of Tele-games (Sears) Space Invaders...brings back quite a few memories!

    1. RickR

      RickR

      I always enjoy your blog posts. Thanks!

    2. RickR

      RickR

      PS - I didn't know the CX40 single button works on the 7800 version either. I need to go give that a try.

  17. Check out my post on Berzerk/Frenzy... http://retrogameguy.com/2013/09/29/berzerk-and-frenzy/

    1. RickR

      RickR

      Very good. But you should review the CV version of Frenzy. It is really good.

    2. RickR

      RickR

      ^ Didn't mean to be negative, Your articles are great.

  18. just cleaned up some more donor carts for Al to make new 7800 games...

    1. ilovethevectrex

      ilovethevectrex

      well its going to a good cause :)

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