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About Jumpman1981

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  • Birthday 07/26/2003

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    Ontario, Canada (originally from Scotland)
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    Classic Arcade and video games
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    Just like the UFO in Space Invaders, It's a Mystery.

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  1. It was another incident where the same thing happened with a Q*bert, causing the power supply to blow up. I remember hearing that it happened at Galloping Ghost, but it must have been somewhere else...
  2. I hate to say this, but, my vote's on the NES. Don't get me wrong, I love the thing to pieces and I respect it and its legacy. It's just that I'm tired of people near worship it gets/used to get. There's just something about people trumpeting how it 'saved the industry' that drives me up the wall. The NES only became a huge deal because they had the right stuff at a time when there was no real competition. If another company, say Sega or Atari, beat Nintendo to the punch in 1985, then it would have been them who enjoyed the fame. In fact, this was even one of the reasons for the NES failing in Europe; Why? because Sega had already released the Master System. Again, don't take this as confirmation for me hating the NES, I love the thing to no end, and I'm more than happy to collect for it. I just dislike the fanfare it gets. </rant> Edit: Sorry for the essay, I just couldn't summarise my opinion without feeling like I was being ignorant.
  3. That's the one involving Q*Bert, isn't it?
  4. This whole thing is like one of those nightmares where you're in a corridor and the door gets further away every time you reach it.
  5. Am I the only one here who's worried that this mess will damage the reputation of the original VCS?
  6. Pardon my unfamiliarity, but, what's "Crazy" 1-3? Are they protos of Crazy Climber?
  7. Fiddlesticks! It's the 20s all over again!

    1. GoldLeader


      I don't know...They seemed to have a good time the first time around...

    2. retrorussell


      What cool things can we do so we can be the "bees knees"?

  8. I had a quick play, and I noticed a few things about the enemy movements: All enemies move in the same way - they all directly chase Peter, but they never pass a stairwell that can get them to the platform he's on The only real difference is how quickly they make their next move; The eggs are sharper than the hot dogs, and the pickles are sharper than the eggs.
  9. I'm 50/50 on Galaga and Galaxian. For me, they're the kind of games I can't pass on if I find either in public. Weirdly, Galaxian is a lot more common than Galaga in my neck of the woods, roughly 3:1.
  10. The only thing I can think of off the top of my head is a numbered text label Indy 500.
  11. Am I the only one who's confused about how the controls might have worked? Did one player use both gloves/rods or did two players use one glove/rod each?
  12. Theory: The second Mario in the opening for Donkey Kong Junior is actually Jumpman. 



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    2. retrorussell


      I couldn't remember off the top of my head if he was directly referenced in DK Jr. as Mario for the first time.  Yes-- it's shown in the arcade version as the "Marios" pull DK up in the cage.  It reads: GET KEY FROM MARIO.  SAVE YOUR PAPA!

    3. Jumpman1981


      What I want to know is;  Is the game referring to both of them collectively as Mario, or is it only referring to one of them?

    4. ventrra


      Of course they're both Marios, Mario Mario and Luigi Mario as referenced in the Super Mario Brothers movie. ;)

  13. If this was 1978, then the Star Wars Holiday Special would have began 5 minutes ago.

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    2. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      What do you get a wookiee for Christmas when he already owns a comb? It's pretty amazing that was Jon Bon Jovi singing on that record.

    3. Flojomojo


      The first 5 or 10 minutes was just Wookiee family grunting, right? No spoken dialogue for what felt like hours, if I recall. 

    4. Master Phruby

      Master Phruby

      and we loved every minute of it!!!

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