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  • Birthday 01/23/2001

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    A kid who prefers old school over new school.
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    Powell, Ohio
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    Atari 2600, old school arcade games, hanging with friends, and focusing on enjoying the summer before college! I actually use my 2600 more than my PS4! Some of my favorite games are River Raid, Galaxian, Ms. Pac-Man, Missile Command, Demons to Diamonds, Berserk, and Breakout. I plan on starting an AtariAdventure YouTube channel soon. I also want to collect the Atari 5200 and 7800 in the future as well.
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  1. Hey everyone, need some advice. I have a Kaboom! cart that I recently acquired and it is not working. Black screen with slight static. I've tried reseating the cartridge in the system to clear up oxidation and cleaning the cart PCB tips with 91% isopropyl alcohol with a q-tip. Still no avail. What is the next thing I should do?

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    2. GoldLeader
    3. HoshiChiri

      HoshiChiri

      My understanding is the pattern is:

       

      Steps 1-5: Clean the cart with iso

      Step 6: Gently clean contacts with metal polish (this step is very divisive)

      Step 7: Bust out the soldering iron to reseat/replace chips

       

      For Kaboom, unless you happens to have the stuff for the latter steps around, it's better to replace it.

    4. Eltigro

      Eltigro

      Kaboom is the cart currently in my 2600... mine took quite a bit of cleaning to get to work the first time around. Maybe I'll fire it up later today. Cool that the seller sounds cool about it, but as mentioned it is pretty common so I'm sure it's no big loss for them.

  2. Hey everyone - need some help. I'm attempting to capture game footage from my 2600 using an RCA RF to AV adaptor and an Easycap 2.0 Av to USB capture device that plugs into my computer and I'm getting no sound or video signal. I can send pictures.

    1. carlsson

      carlsson

      What is an "RCA RF to AV adaptor"? Is that a demodulator full of electronics, or just a passive adaptor? It sounds like you're feeding a RF signal to the capture device expecting a composite video signal, which won't work at all.

    2. carlsson

      carlsson

      Three options as I see it: 1) use a TV tuner, either a separate device or an old VCR, 2) use a AV capture device that has built-in analog TV tuner or 3) perform a composite video modification of your 2600, which involves a deal of soldering and results may vary.

    3. AtariAdventure

      AtariAdventure

      Thanks all! I used an old VCR I found laying around and started using it with my USB capture device and it works! Now to make adjustments to the video quality.

  3. This question probably has been asked over a hundred times, but I'm interested in capturing footage from my 2600. I've researched multiple methods such as splitters and using a VCR, but I am stumped on which to go with that will provide great video and audio as well. I also want to find a way to broadcast it on Twitch.

    1. HoshiChiri

      HoshiChiri

      Let me know what your solution ends up being- I've got a standing bet/offer with a friend that if I can hook my jr. up to his capture card, he will stream ET.

    2. VectorGamer

      VectorGamer

      I've always used a cheap USB TV tuner plugged into my laptop.

    3. carlsson

      carlsson

      I think an A/V mod is the first step, to get somewhat decent video and audio from the console. Then use some video capture device on the PC, that records from A/V signals but here is where YMMV in terms of what gives good results and what doesn't.

       

      @HoshiChiri: You're lucky as the JR model is the one considered easiest to do an A/V mod with good results.

  4. 22.50 plus 4.49 shipping for a sealed Swordquest FireWorld. Yes or no?

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    2. AtariAdventure

      AtariAdventure

      Thank you. Just as I thought. I just want one that's complete, comic book and poster included.

    3. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      I actually really like playing the Swordquest games. I never had any clue how to finish them, but they were some of my favs back in the 80s.

    4. AtariAdventure

      AtariAdventure

      I oddly like them as well, as the contest was very legendary. They are pretty great puzzle and adevnture games.

  5. Hello everyone, AtariAddenture here. I'm finally back, and senior year is just a few days from ceasing and graduation is on Saturday. It has been awhile since I have been on here and I wanted to update you all on my personal collection! I'm up to 64 games excluding doubles of Haunted House (3), and Asteroids (2). I bought a few lots of of friends. I added some new titles to my lineup: Video Pinball Superman Spider Fighter Grand Prix Freeway Laser Blast Boxing Sky Jinks Reactor Name This Game Demons To Diamonds Night Driver Football Super Football Jungle Hunt E.T The Extraterrestrial Towering Inferno Yars Revenge (with Box) Dodge 'Em (with Box and Manual) Slot Racers (with Box and Manual) Demon Attack Star Voyager (with Box) Cosmic Ark (with Box) Atlantis (with Box) Breakaway IV (Sears Breakout) Target Fun (Sears Air-Sea Battle) Race (Sears Indy 500) I hope to increase the collection more in the future, mainly with Activision and arcade ports. Happy gaming!
  6. True. They are collector's items pretty much now.
  7. Do you all have any advice on attempting Twin Galaxies records? I'm interesting in shooting for the Asteroids or Turmoil! Top 5 leaderboards. I have scored up to a 300K on Asteroids and 70K on Turmoil.

    1. VectorGamer

      VectorGamer

      Didn't even know that chasing video game records was still a thing.

  8. This is one of my all time favorite 2600 games. Got one for $5 at a local game store awhile back, and I don't regret it!
  9. Jeez! This would conjure up lawsuits nowadays. But the Mystique games are super collectable, and I plan to snatch them up when I get the chance.
  10. Does it seem like a weird goal to beat the high score record for the arcade version of Asteroids?

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    2. Spriggy

      Spriggy

      58 hours straight of Asteroids? Ahuh :)

    3. BassGuitari

      BassGuitari

      Being interested in 40-year-old video games is inherently weird. In for a penny, in for a pound.

    4. NE146

      NE146

      There's no way..

  11. Is there a hack out there that adds music to Doom on the Atari Jaguar?

    1. xucaen

      xucaen

      I think it is a larger problem than a simple hack will solve. Check out the Jaguar game by game podcast episode about Doom. He talks about it a little bit more in that episode. \\//,

  12. Opinions: Should AA start giving out patches for homebrew games like Activision did in the 80s, and/or make reproduction patches? I really want an Enduro patch but its 129$ on eBay.

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    2. Nathan Strum

      Nathan Strum

      There are places that make small runs of patches for not too much money. Some patches have already been made by AtariAge members before. Star Fire had a high score patch available for it, for example.

       

      It's probably more of a logistical challenge than anything, since it's already a lot of work just producing cartridges, manuals and boxes.

       

      I agree though - it would be cool to have some patches made for homebrews. Never hurts to suggest it.

    3. DamonicFury
    4. DZ-Jay

      DZ-Jay

      We do that for Intellivision homebrews all the time. I say, yes, AtariAge should do it. :)

  13. Hello everyone, and welcome to my 2600 Reviews blog! On here I will review through my current collection of 2600 cartridges and when my collection continues to extend. I will also gladly take requests for games to review, if I have the game in my collection. Let's get this started! Combat was released on the same day as the Atari 2600 on September 11th, 1977. It would be the pack in game for the 2600 from 1977 to 1982, the golden years of the console. Combat was included with the console, along with an AC adapter, TV box to plug the system into your television, two joysticks, and a pair of paddle controllers. Eight addtional games were available at launch, but sold separately. Combat boasted of having 27 games in one cartridge, but they were variants of the Tank, Biplane, and Jet game modes. The main objective in all game modes is to shoot the other player more times than the other player can shoot you before the time runs out. (The game was two player only.) The first and most iconic mode is the Tanks. Using the Game Mode switch, you can switch between straight missiles, guided missiles, Tank Pong, in which the missiles you fire are deflected off the walls, and Invisible Tanks, in which your tank is only seen if you fire a missile. The second mode is the Biplanes. This time there are no walls, you only come out on the side parallel to the side you exited the screen on. This time, you can decide between straight missiles, guided missiles, and machine guns. You also have the option of a one on one, two on two tandem, or a three Biplane tandem against one giant Bomber that equals the size of the three Biplane tandem. Instead of the maze with the Tanks, you had the option for two clouds you can fly behind to hide yourself from your oppenent. The third and final mode are the Jets. This mode is very identical to the Biplanes, with the same map being used as the Biplanes. You could decide between straight missiles or guided missiles, the same map options as the Biplanes mode, and the option of a one on one, two on two, and a three on three dogfight. Opinion: I really love the Tanks and Biplane game modes. Tank Pong and Invisible Tanks are the most entertaining along with the Bomber vs. Three Biplanes. Only if your the three Biplanes. (LOL!) Only complaints I have is there is no single player mode, as this game is two player only. The Bomber is one large target and only fires one giant straight missile while the three Biplanes each fire their own missile, which you almost can't avoid as a bomber. (Bullshit and Unfair!!! But fun if you are the Biplanes.) The Jet mode is almost an exact clone as the Biplanes mode excluding the Bomber matchup, and is pretty boring. Overall Grade: B- Final Thoughts: Combat was a solid launch title and helped get the system off the ground, along with getting consumers to buy the other games. This game is lacking a single player mode, leading the game to be super boring without a second player. But, with the second player this game is fun and entertaining with the Tanks and Biplanes, but boring with the Jets. This game reminds me of Tank Trouble, without the powerups. The Tank battles and different game modes, along with the dogfights with the Biplanes are also fun and oddly intense, with you trying to avoid your potentially competitive friend or family member. Overall this is a fun and intense game for two players, but very boring for the single player. Tell me the next game you want to see in the comments below, and I will also gladly take other's opinions on the game I reviewed. Happy gaming!
  14. Opinions: What is the most bullshit, unfair, frustrating NES games you have ever played?

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    2. Jess Ragan

      Jess Ragan

      Castlequest. Did someone seriously think this was fun? Tell me who so I can punch them.

    3. PuzZLeR

      PuzZLeR

      Double Dragon III. After really enjoying the second, this one disappointed. Not the same cool moves, choppy graphics, long and boring fight scenes - had to hit the same guy many, many times till death. I don't know why it did not get worse reviews. To me, this one felt rushed to market.

    4. Jess Ragan

      Jess Ragan

      You should try the arcade version (or better yet, don't).

  15. Opinions: What is the most bullshit, unfair, frustrating 2600 games you have ever played? Mine is Spider Fighter, for the frustration factor.

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    2. BydoEmpire

      BydoEmpire

      Oh, and I like Infiltrate also! Apollo is probably my favorite "2nd tier" 2600 publishers.

    3. NE146

      NE146

      @FJ Man I am a child of the arcade era (arcades with EM and space invader machines were my babysitter) so I know all about that. :) I think ESB would have benefitted from "waves" where you beat a certain number (or ever increasing number) of walkers before the next more difficult wave starts. i.e. Same inevitable death, but granting a sense of progression / accomplishment.

    4. NE146

      NE146

      I should say that 2600 Donkey Kong suffers from the same thing.. you NEVER feel like you rescued pauline. It didn't have to be fancy.. just delete DK, or put mario up on top of the screen for a second and boom, you "win" and repeat the 2 stages again, ad-infinitum

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