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  1. I always liked Conan, Gauntlet, Zombies (Realm of Impossibility), Mountain King, Brundles, Encounter!, Pharaoh's Curse, Hard Hat Mack, and Fortnite.
  2. I found that a lot of the "budget" games from the late 80s / early 90s seemed more like demos (heavy on music and graphics, not very playable). I would learn later that some of this was due to my NTSC limitations. I still don't have a PAL machine but I don't really care.
  3. I wanted to like Elektraglide. I found it very difficult. Mirax Force too. Played the hell out of Donkey Kong and Montezuma's Revenge, though. For what it's worth, I found Star Raiders to be pretty difficult, but so impressive. Sincerely, Rhopressa Ophthalmic
  4. For non-type-ins, I shouldn't forget, "Can't Quit" ... it was pretty well done. http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-can-t-quit_873.html I'm also sentimental about Letterman and States and Capitals because I played the hell out of them as a kid. http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-letterman_2974.html http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-states-and-capitals_5046.html
  5. I liked Color Puzzle (Colour Puzzle) from Dell's Games For Your Atari but it looks like it was not well received according to atarimania (3/10). http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-colour-puzzle_33971.html
  6. Yeah, I typed in Laser Chess from Compute!. It was one of the most impressive type-ins I've seen. Took a while, though. (damn these hooks) http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-laser-chess_2897.html I also really liked Stunt Clown, which I typed in from Antic. The little ambulance animation was a nice touch. Check it out if you are not familiar with it. http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-stunt-clown_5118.html Sincerely, Broccoli Macanudo
  7. I think this is probably well documented elsewhere. Couple of things come to mind, though: XM301 had a ring detector and the 1030 did not. XM301 was powered over the SIO while the 1030 used an external power supply. The 1030 also had built in rudimentary terminal software? XM301 relied entirely (wisely) on loadable software. Please, feel free to correct me.
  8. Yeah, I still use mine too. I traded even for my first PR connection back in the 80s for a working 850. I liked the size of it, and, as was mentioned, it's powered over SIO. And it looked better with my 130XE. Today, I use it with a printer (rarely) and a MSS100 to connect to BBSs and IRC chat once in a while. I sold a PR connection to Larry 20 or so years ago, and kicked myself for doing that for a while. Then I obtained this one maybe 10 years ago from Slor or orpheuswaking in some sort of trade. Nice to have some local guys around, though we have not gotten together in quite some time. Oooh. My set up is looking a little dusty!
  9. I took all the Invitation to Programming courses last year (emulated). Shortly after that I was hired as a python developer. Coincidence? (actually, yes. yes it was)
  10. I remember the Steve and Bruce loading screen too. It was on the version I played way back in the day. I downloaded it from a local BBS and it came that way. I would learn later that it was an incomplete version of the game (but not the incomplete version with the title and song). The Steve and Bruce one was good, but it's missing some screens or something, if I remember correctly. Also, there is supposed to be a sound effect for when you kill an enemy with a sword, but it is not present in the Steve and Bruce version. Also, glad to be back! I've only played each title in this round one time, so I expect to improve.
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