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  1. Darn, Saw BSRSteve post and thought that Spiker had been released and I could order it now! ☹️
  2. Yeah, I like that better. Wish radio shack was still down the street!
  3. Stumbled on this while looking for examples of recursion on the TI.. No luck with that, but this may help others! https://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue39/HOW_TO_BUILD_YOUR_OWN_TI-99_4A_JOYSTICK_ADAPTER.php I have made some sample recursive demos, but when I try to step up the complexity, it falls apart! Oh the fun! LOL
  4. No, not that one. But that was pretty cool. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6yfgZGHAg-M Even that keyboard looks different from the released one to me. But, old eyes... so I wouldn't bet my life on that. Back then I re-used tapes so I could "time-shift" like on my dvr now. Yeah, I'm retro...Haven't cut the cord yet! ;)
  5. Even in the early 80's it was hard to find anyone to play against. Everyone in my area were 2600 owners. I had 2 or 3 friends that were pretty good at MLB and NBA. But other than my brother, I had to really not try most of the time! Other games like NFL, I had to keep telling them how to enter plays and of course, I now know were they are throwing etc. So, we would play Activision Ice Hockey and I'd get smoked! LOL Now, I can't even get my brother to play a game of MLB! If you can find 3 people to play a game on Intellivision... I am jealous. But YES, it would be cool, and I'll buy it HOPING to get a few friends someday! LOL
  6. Chip Shot and WSMLB are nice pickups! The rest are pretty rare but I never played them really. I tried to like DK Jr. But I wasn't a real fan of the Arcade version either. Put a lot of hours into WSMLB. I still like the original MLB the best. But the multi cameras and play by play was awesome for the time. I used to tape shows off of WPIX 11-Alive in Yew York when I was a kid and had accidentally recorded a commercial for the ECS and it showed WSMLB. The keyboard was like a giant Intellivison 1 controller with domed keys and same coloring. This would have been a terrible choice, but damn, I want one! Wish I had the VHS still. I even remember the show.. It was "Dig that Uranium" A bowery boys movie. This was a great channel back then.. Honeymooners, Wacky Racers, Deputy Dawg etc. Oh and PIXX ( space battle, football, soccer etc. ) Soccer, you had to "time" a pass and them shoot. I have not seen a video of this on youtube. But I remember it distinctly. Oh and Space Battle had a PLANE as one of the "space" ships. I guess it could have been a "rocket" plane.... LOL Sorry for hijacking... Fond memories took over.
  7. $450 and that included both Coleco Donkey Kong and Poker and Blackjack!
  8. A flea market rekindled my intellivison collecting around 1991. I picked up a bunch of super pro games as well as hover force, triple challenge, pacman. centipede,defender and few others for $1 each. I already had a most of the super pro games at that point, but for a dollar each, I got them all. Then I had to dig out the intellivision again. I had only been using the C=64 for gaming at that point. Mostly because you needed 2 people for a lot of intellivision games. I got to 124/125 in 1996 and actually did buy spiker, but the pcb was cracked I tried fixing it, but no luck. looking forward to the re-release. It will be MY complete collection! Yes, Complete, no asterisk. It is a BSR release. Not a reproduction
  9. A few more... I kind remember hating the colors in Crazy Kong. How about Opcode Kong! Or for us MA people Big Dig In honor of the worlds longest car wash!
  10. Night Stalker looked pretty cool. I liked both Astrosmash and Shark Shark but these NEW version looked pretty bad to me. Shark Shark was just strange looking to me. But non of that matters now... Looking forward to a new system in a classic style!
  11. I have a bunch of "nes" / "snes" usb controllers around, so I am hoping when the full size version is released, I can use both controllers or better yet, load games from the FULLY FUNCTIONAL Keyboard! I really want to be able to use the classic 2600 controller, That is how I play Hardball!, 4th and Inches, One on One etc. Hmmm, all sports games.. Rush 'n Attack was a great game. I added a second button to the 2600 controller wired to the space bar. I hope I can do this cleaner on this new console...
  12. I don't know about this version of the joystick, but I have the C=64 in the joystick model and that joystick is awful. I grew up playing Intellivision, colecovision and Atari 2600. I don't mind any of those controllers. Back then, I tried the Epyx joystick , a bunch of wico sticks The little Amiga stick was pretty good, but this one is near the worst joystick I have ever used. I did not buy the mini just because the joystick looks the same! However, when the full size version comes out with extra usb ports, I may take the plunge!
  13. Don't want to go off topic... But I remember a very good "fried dough" type food. If that's what that is... I am from central Massachusetts, Back then we could freeze the backyard to skate. But now we have cold spells... That is, a few cold days in a row. But if you do not have a lot of shade, making a rink in the yard is not really viable. Though last year, we had a pretty good stretch of below freezing and no snow to ruin the ice. But the hockey days are pretty much behind me now... LOL Plus, I am now allergic to the cold... No, Not kidding! Back on topic... If it is possible to switch to white.... Or get a discount on a second unit for us early adopters..
  14. I agree... The Adam model looks awesome! I had no tie to it, so I chose the Black, I guess, classic version... Went to Ottawa back in 1982 for a hockey tournament. It was February, I skated the canal, it was a great time. Ice Sculptures, Hot Chocolate... Hope it is still cold enough for those events!
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