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Jin last won the day on February 6 2017

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About Jin

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    Solar Striker
  • Birthday 02/14/1985

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    Twin Cities, MN
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    I mainly collect for the Sega Genesis and original Game Boy, but I also enjoy quite a few other systems more casually.

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  1. I'm a big fan of light gun games on any system, and the Atari 2600 is no exception. Sentinel, the one officially released light gun game for the 2600, is fun enough and the Shooting Arcade prototype is pretty good too; though I've always wished there were a more games of this genre to choose from on the 2600. With that in mind I was wondering if anyone knew of any homebrew light gun games for the Atari 2600 that are/were in development or if there's ever been any game hacks that added light gun compatibility? Crossbow is one that could use it for sure!
  2. Yeah, I think I just got in a couple races on the bus then went back to Doom 3 for the rest of the week.
  3. Coming in late yet again this week (my apologies to Carlsson) due to another insanely busy monday, but here's my household's times for the week: Ineligible Alien (Atari 2600) - 22 minutes Asteroids (Arcade, played on Atari Flashback Classics for Nintendo Switch) - 5 minutes Centipede (Arcade, played on Atari Flashback Classics for Nintendo Switch) - 15 minutes Doom (PC-DOS, played on Nintendo Switch) - 25 minutes Doom II (PC-DOS, played on Nintendo Switch) - 5 minutes Gorf (Atari 2600) - 130 minutes Nintendo Switch Doom 3 - 470 minutes Horizon Chase Turbo - 10 minutes Total Video Game Play Time This Week 682 minutes (11 hours 22 minutes) [480 minutes eligible] Individual System Play Times This Week Nintendo Switch: 480 minutes Atari 2600: 152 minutes PC-DOS: 30 minutes Arcade: 20 minutes
  4. Coming in late yet again this week (my apologies to Carlsson) due to another insanely busy monday, but here's my household's times for the week: Ineligible Doom 3 (Nintendo Switch) - 470 minutes Horizon Chase Turbo (Nintendo Switch) - 10 minutes Arcade Asteroids (Played on Atari Flashback Classics for Nintendo Switch) - 5 minutes Centipede (Played on Atari Flashback Classics for Nintendo Switch) - 15 minutes Atari 2600 Alien - 22 minutes Gorf - 130 minutes PC-DOS Doom (Played on Nintendo Switch) - 25 minutes Doom II (Played on Nintendo Switch) - 5 minutes Total Video Game Play Time This Week 682 minutes (11 hours 22 minutes) [202 minutes eligible] Individual System Play Times This Week Nintendo Switch: 480 minutes Atari 2600: 152 minutes PC-DOS: 30 minutes Arcade: 20 minutes
  5. Thanks sramirez! The CX-80 is definitely the best trackball option for all things Atari, and this particular one was only used a couple times before I bought it and didn't have so much a scratch on it. The only complaint I could really make about the CX-80 is that the manufacturing tolerances for how the ball sits in the housing seem to vary a bit from unit to unit. I've owned two CX-80s over the years and my original one had a really tight fit between the ball and the upper housing, so the ball didn't roll very smoothly due to it constantly rubbing against the upper housing. This new one I just got though was put together really nicely and there's a good 2mm or so of space between the ball and the upper housing, so it rolls nice and smooth. The downside of that is that sometimes the ball can jump up a bit during fast diagonal spins, so you've gotta be a little gentle with it, but it still feels much nicer to use than my old one. It works great for Millipede and Missile Command in joystick mode, and feels smooth as silk when set to trackball mode for playing the various TB game hacks. I got in a few games of Missile Command TB with it over breakfast and had an absolute blast. The CX-80 is a great bit of kit!
  6. I haven't been doing much in the way of retro collecting since I got my Nintendo Switch back in February, but I'm slowly starting to get back into it and working on rebuilding my old Atari 2600 library. I made some great progress on it this week, along with a few new additions like Gremlins and the rather awesome Frankenstein's Monster (as well as a whole boatload of manuals) that I never had way back when.
  7. Jin

    "Common" my ass

    Millipede man, Millipede. I keep hunting around for a copy locally since buying it online would double the cost after shipping, but it never seems to show up anywhere.
  8. I feel that! To keep going past 20,000 or so you really need to nail the flag ship on your first couple tries, since it's shot pattern gets too fast to dodge between anymore once it starts getting lower the screen, and I don't think my precision shooting capabilities are quite up to the task.
  9. Yep! They're odd looking but feel responsive and work well.
  10. My apologies to anyone here who was watching this one on eBay, I needed a new trackball and it was too pretty (and fairly priced) to pass up.
  11. Outstanding score! I had a feeling that my time at the top wasn't going to last all that long.
  12. lol! Oh wow, that is absolutely amazing and hilarious! You deserve at least 10 bonus points for that book.
  13. Welcome back everyone! It's great to see you all here for the new season, and I'm totally stoked that we're starting off with Gorf! This has always been one of my favorite Atari games ever since I was a little kid, and I'm kicking off season with what I feel like is a really solid (and new personal best) high score. Gorf (Game 1, B/B Difficulty): 25,300
  14. Mine are hooked up to a Sony KV-20FS120 WEGA Trinitron CRT TV, but if you want to connect your Genesis to a modern television the easiest way to go about it is probably going to be to get a HD Retrovision Genesis component cable, use that to connect the system to a OSSC (Open Source Scan Converter), then run HDMI out of the OSSC to your modern television. Either that or just play your games on a Mega SG, that works great too and will probably be the more affordable option.
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