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  1. Hey folks! Stopped over at a video game store that was closing down by me and I discovered an Atari Jaguar folder, brought in from the owner's house that I packed up for a $1.25. In side of it was a bunch of press releases and an Atari Jaguar newsletter. I put together a video of what was in it, but I also had an opportunity to scan most of the stuff in it. Some of this stuff I found on the web already, so I don't know if any of it hasn't been discovered before. I thought it was a cool historical find, for me anyway and I thought I'd share it. Here's a link to the scans and the video I was talking about below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16D_mjnM4M0oM8c31F3HXwCLDSprc04IH/view?usp=sharing
  2. Fired up Forbidden Forest again during the long weekend and finally figured out the trick to beating the Demogorgon! I never realized that you can see the shadow of his claws in the bushes. Once I figured that out I was able to get a better idea of where he was and nail him. I ended up recording it for my channel, but I can't believe it took me 30 years to realize the trick!
  3. Best version of the main theme too!
  4. Agreed on Gyruss! This was the first version I played and I enjoyed it over any other version. I may have to fire that up tonight!
  5. I received my SD2IEC over the weekend, so I had a few hours to catch up on some classics. I mostly played Bruce Lee and Forbidden Forest, but I also loaded up Choplifter and had an instant flashback of the insane amount of hours I played on it. I finally wrapped up Persona 5 last night, so I can really dive into the system again now.
  6. Ah! I did not know that! When I was a kid I blamed the slow discover on the speed of the disk drive. LOL
  7. I absolutely love Maniac Mansion, but the first version I played it on was the NES. I know the script and some graphics had to get cut from the original version, but I still really love it. I can't recall what version of Maniac Mansion was hidden in Day of the Tentacle but I have played and completed that as well.
  8. When we re-acquired a C64 in the early 90's, Wolfenstein was a game I often played a lot. Another great example of speech in a video game. The only thing that bugged me was how long it took to search for items in boxes or however else you found items. A few years later when I saw Wolfenstein 3D in a Best Buy for the first time on a IBM PC, I quickly realized that it was a adaption of the C64 and became glued to it.
  9. Pooyan was another as well! I completely forgot about the game until I started playing Famicom games and found a port of it on the system! I'll have to fire that one up as well on the C64.
  10. Satan's Hollow! Yes! Another favorite of mine. The C64 version was the first version of that game I played and I was glued to it. Anytime I run across the arcade version I have to play it. I regret not grabbing a cabinet of Satan's Hollow when it was cheaper.
  11. For those of you who played RPG's like Ultima, Bard's Tale and other RPGs, have you gone back to them and find they still hold up? I wouldn't play my first RPG until Dragon Warrior on the NES and going back to that years later I found that it was pretty hard to enjoy
  12. Just took a look at Laser Squad and really want to check it out now! Looks like the roots that X-COM based itself on!
  13. I’m finally getting back into the Commodore 64 after many years and was curious what everyone’s top 5 games were for the computer? I was very young when I played games on the C64, anywhere from 3 to 5 years old; but I loved every moment of it. Our unit eventually burned out due to someone spilling something in it, which was a sad day for us. My top 5: 1. Forbidden Forest – This game terrified me, but I loved the game play, the music and the variety of monsters that came after you. The looming pressure of the final battle, always made me sweat; but I managed to beat it. 2. Impossible Mission – Stay forever! The game’s digital speech captivated me as a little kid and made me question why more games didn’t have it when my parents got me a NES years later. I was never able to solve the puzzles and complete the game, but the platforming was enough to keep me entertained for hours on end. 3. Bruce Lee – My dad was a martial artist and really looked up to Bruce Lee, so it was no surprise that he’d have a copy of a game that featured one of his influences. This was another one I could complete on my own, but I’d often have to play as the green sumo whenever my older sister wanted to play. The game was really more avoiding the enemies and traps then it was a fighting game, but my dad and I loved it. 4. Raid Over Moscow – My dad and my sister sucked at this game! They could never get the fighter out of the space station and would often either hit a wall or get nailed by the door as it closed. I kept at the game until I could get every ship out and was able make it all the way to the very end of the game. I could never defeat the robot at the end though. 5. Pit Stop 2 – I’m not a big racing fan, but the fact that you had to make “pit stops” to have your crew repair your tires and fuel your vehicle was a very cool concept to me. This feature put a lot a tension on players when they were competing head to head! This was another one I played a bunch of times with my sister. Honorable mentions: Conan Kung Fu Master Ninja Beach Head
  14. I really enjoyed the first release. I picked it up at MGC last year and was really impressed at how responsive the controls were. I picked up the sequel at MGC this year, but haven't had a chance to play it yet.
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