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  1. Overall Top 10 Atlantis Beamrider Beauty and the Beast Burgertime D2K Arcade Demon Attack Dreadnaught Factor Ms. Pacman Night Stalker Sub Hunt Exclusive to the System Top 10 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Auto Racing Beauty and the Beast Chip Shot D2K Arcade Night Stalker Royal Dealer Space Armada Sub Hunt Thunder Castle Best Platform Version Top 10 Atlantis Backgammon Burgertime Demon Attack Frog Bog Ladybug Lock 'n' Chase Microsurgeon Reversi Space Battle Arcade Titles Only Top 10 Burgertime Centipede D2K Arcade Dig Dug Frogger Lady Bug Ms. Pacman Pacman Popeye Q*Bert Ranked Intellivoice Space Spartans B-17 Bomber Bomb Squad Tron Solar Sailer Most Disappointing Congo Bongo Defender Donkey Kong Mousetrap Nova Blast Pole Position Safecracker Tron Solar Sailor Turbo Venture Zaxxon
  2. Were there any final results to this post? I agree with Nezgar; it seems to be missing the analog daughter board that sits like a bridge over the drive rail section that was a hallmark of the later drives. It can be 'upgraded' with the grass valley kit or...you could just get it going and enjoy the very early 810 'vibe' of using older tech and living with its quirks. If it gives a bit of a kick at startup and then has trouble I would also suspect power. So...what wattage of wall wart power supply are you using? Early 810s came with very weak power supplies, barely able to run them at the time. It could be a combination of a weak PS combined with moving parts that haven't spun or slid in decades causing it to lock up. Basic drive maintenance would say to a) clean the rails with alcohol and q-tips, b) lightly lubricate the clean rails with a very light oil such as Tri-Flow or a light lithium grease c) one careful drop on the top spindle axle with a very light oil d) clean the read/write head with alcohol and a q-tip being careful of the pad *above* the read/write head (don't get alcohol on that) and e) *carefully*, *slowly* push the read/write assembly back and forth on the rails just to get it moving. Finally, you might want to carefully shoot or apply some Deoxit to the powerjack and pull off and Deoxit all connectors.
  3. Would also be interested depending on the final specs, cost etc. but this might be a fun item to own. Thanks!
  4. Assuming it works, pull the trigger on that beautiful 2609 immediately. You will be having the "original" Intellivision experience. Don't worry about "detachable" controllers. The 2609 controllers are plugged in as well -- just internally. You just have to remove some phillips head screws and pop open the case to plug/unplug them if you ever need to.
  5. Donkey Kong meets Jungle Hunt with a Dash of Popeye.
  6. Bought a 2600 6-switch. Unit arrived promptly and looks/works perfectly. Very personable and great to work with. Terrific transaction. Thanks!
  7. I have a TI-99/4A that I believe the GROM chip(s) may have glitched. Does anyone have a set of these and/or a motherboard or otherwise parts only TI that I could purchase from you to see if I can revive this one? Thank you!
  8. Apple /// and Apple Lisa, I have both and both are in perfect working order. The Lisa is particularly amazing. The OS is astonishing. You can really see why it went for $10K in 1983.
  9. This is a very underrated and misunderstood game. Most of the fun is developing the subtle strategies to beat it at the highest level. I can beat the top level about 50% to 70% of the time. It comes down to luck in some cases. I've found the best way is to come at each armada moving as due west as possible, kill sonar before they are in range, take out the lead destroyer using just the over the horizon visuals and then IMMEDIATELY sink to the bottom and turn off engines. Then wait. The remaining destroyer will pound you with depth charges but he'll be blind and will usually not find you. Then, circle around and repeat. Once the two destroyers are gone, carefully pick off the remaining ships with the usual torpedo in the broadside idea. The trick is to not be greedy but to erode the convoy until completely sunk. Then do it again for the next one. You'll need to line your subs up fast in case your lead goes down, the remaining subs are right in line to continue to attack the convoys before reaching the north harbor.
  10. If anyone has an extra or decides to sell, let me know! Thanks!
  11. Not sure if these have been mentioned yet. Some have limited self play, others just have cycling "arcade" attract modes and never go to the normal Atari color cycling: Atari Invaders (limited self play) Beachhead Clowns and Balloons Defender (if you manually set it to DEMO mode) Gorf Leaderboard Mr. Cool Nibbler Pharaoh's Curse Pole Position Protector II Rally Speedway Robot Battle Snake Byte Sneakers Space Eggs Space Zap Triad Twerps Vanguard
  12. I ran across this interesting BASIC listing/program but the youtuber only lists the lines onscreen up to line 150. Does anyone else have this complete file on a disk or virtual disk somewhere? Was this a type-in back in the day from a Compute! book or from a magazine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFeb3OGRHMg
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