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  1. There are a few lesser known sequels to classic arcade games that ended up sucking out loud. Spy Hunter 2 was another dud.

     

    Then again there are several lesser known sequels to classic games that are pretty good like Joust 2 and Blaster (Robotron 2).

     

    Tempest

    Yes, lesser known but Joust 2 is actually fun!

     

     

    joust 2 was great! my friends and i were obsessed with this game and we would literally dump quaters into it during our lunch period. we always made fun of one of friends because when he would die, he would say "just one more quarter" and he would play again. he eventually got good at it but we wasted alot of money on it.


  2. things Ive regretted buying were games at garage sales. i came across a garage sale by my house with about 30 atari 2600 cartridges. the guy wanted $5 each for them. I simply refused to pay anything more than a dollar or 2 each. i left them. I found out when I got home that they were some of the rarest 2600 games ever, a couple fetching for over $200 on ebay!


  3. if it was on the colecovision, then I loved it! there were many games on the coleco I didnt like. this was, I think, the second game I got for my coleco. spent plenty of hours playing it. thumbs up!

     

    the 2600, as most of atari's catalog, SUCKED. :)


  4. the economy is a weird thing. while it seems that nothing is selling well on ebay, other things are getting insane prices.

     

    take this gi joe toy, from 1989 for instance. I paid $20 for it and 20 years later, look at the final price on ebay now:

     

    http://cgi.ebay.com/1989-G-I-Joe-Night-Boomer-Jet-vehicle-Night-Force_W0QQitemZ250486350073QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3a522660f9&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

     

    thats with no box. I have the box and I wonder what it would fetch for.


  5. http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/clt/1402577357.html

     

    ARCADE GAME ROOM CLOSING - GAMES FOR SALE - $1 (Suffolk County)

     

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    ARCADE GAME ROOM CLOSING

    MANY GAMES FOR SALE

     

    HERE'S A LIST OF WHAT'S LEFT; ASKING PRICES IN PARENTHESES...

     

    MEGATOUCH COUNTERTOP SAPPHIRE EDITION; NEWER METAL MINI-BURGUNDY CABINET; OVER 100 GAMES; Excellent; LOCATION OR GAME ROOM READY; TAKES BILLS AND COINS or FREEPLAY! (695)

     

    MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PINBALL MACHINE; REFURBISHED; EXTRAS; (975)

     

    GOLDEN TEE GOLF COCKTAIL TABLE; Classic Version: COMES WITH TABLE PEDESTAL; BEAUTIFUL & PLAYS GREAT!(475)

     

    9 in 1 COCKTAIL TABLE w/ MS. PACMAN; FROGGER; DONKEY KONG; GALAGA and more! EXCELLENT; PLAYS ALL THE WAY.(1450)

     

    NEO GEO 4 GAME DEDICATED UPRIGHT; 25 INCH COLOR MONITOR; w/17 GREAT GAME CARTRIDGES; (750);

     

     

     

    NOW YOU CAN HAVE REAL ARCADE VIDEO and PINBALL GAMES IN YOUR OWN HOME, AND YOU'LL HAVE THE KEY!

    MOST OF THESE GAMES ARE LOCATION READY, AND CAN BE SET FOR MONEY COLLECTION OR FREE PLAY. THEY SHOULD ALL HAVE LOCKS AND KEYS, AND SOME HAVE THE MANUALS WITH THEM. THANKS FOR LOOKING.

     

     

     

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    I checked ebay and I dont see the games up there, especially under famicom. I never saw them in the stores, either.

     

    They were released in Japan and the pacific rim, that's the Famicom's market. You are aware the NES is simply the US version of the Famicom? Why on earth would you have expected to see them in stores here? Let alone on US Ebay (unless someone imported them here or someone from Japan is selling them internationally)?

     

    Here, 1up did a review of the Famicom's Front Line and several other games that were released there but not over here -

     

    http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3169373

     

    And it's available on the Wii virtual console -

    http://www.gamespot.com/games.html?type=virtual_console&platform=10311&mode=all&sort=views&letter=F&dlx_type=all&sortdir=asc&official=all%20%C2%BB

     

    And here's an ebay auction for Front Line -

     

    http://cgi.ebay.com.my/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120338756185&indexURL=

     

    Or buy it here:

     

    http://www.gameforfun.com/en/category.asp?category_id=8

     

    I'll trust you can google the rest just as easily.

     

    thanks!! it used to be one of my favs on the coleo cut after reading that review I now changed my mind! :(


  7. Agreed.

    I was amazed when I saw pirate devices being sold in a major mall, but that was still just a fly-by-night kiosk, not a major store. I'm even more amazed now that stuff like this is at Walgreens.

    I emailed Nintendo, to the piracy email they set aside for this purpose, regarding that kiosk at the mall. But it was still there through the whole Christmas shopping season and months afterward. If Nintendo actually cares about these things then they sure don't act like it. I probably could have also emailed Konami, Capcom, etc. (whose games were being pirated) but I didn't.

    From the story Marty linked to, they apparently get hundreds of tips, and they simply might not have the available personnel to give you an individual response. I think you (and others) should continue writing.

    I wasn't really expecting a reply to my email, though a form letter would have at least let me know someone read it. I was just surprised at how long it took before they apparently did anything about it. I had previously read about those pirate devices, probably the same article that was linked, and thought they'd react more quickly.

    I wrote them in mid-November, and the kiosk was still there until at least spring of the following year. I gave them the name on the kiosk, the name/location of the mall, link to the mall's web site, etc. They were there for so long I'm not sure if Nintendo ever followed up on it, maybe the vendor just got bored and found something else to sell.

     

    But if I was more determined to get them shut down I should have written more people, or really just talked to a mall manager. Part of me didn't want to let the mall off that easy though. I wanted somebody on the outside to know what was going on there, because it was disgusting to see that stuff shamelessly on display in the middle of the biggest mall in our region. If it was a flea market I wouldn't care as much. I can't believe nobody in mall management, security guys walking by, etc realized that stuff was illegal. If management didn't know it was there, then they need to get out of their office once every few months. They were just turning a blind eye to it.

     

     

    did you threaten the mall by telling them that you would no longer partonize thier facilty? even if you did, I dont think it would have mattered because if they kick the guy out, theyre losing income from his rent, which, no offense, is alot more than what you may or may not spend in the mall. thats the way they look at it.


  8. I never saw FRONTLINE, ANARTIC ADVENTURE or PAC LAND on the NES.

     

    They were - the Famicom. All of these pirate systems (also known as Famiclones) come out of Asia, and usually contain pirate Famicom games.

     

     

    well, we know pirates arent official so we cant include them in the official NES library.

     

    Not sure what you're talking about. They were officially released Famicom games. Famicom is the NES. This unit and all the games in it is what is pirated.

     

    I checked ebay and I dont see the games up there, especially under famicom. I never saw them in the stores, either.


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    What does that have to do with aftermarket support for ColecoVision back during the late 80's? That's just a modern company (River West) that bought brand names and slapped them on a few completely unrelated things. The handheld you're showing has zip to do with the ColecoVision.

     

    That is a "Coleco" rebranded Brazilian handheld Master System. Sega licensed the Master System to a Brazilian company who still sells SMS-based handhelds and consoles in South America. Other than "Coleco" paint on the front, the handheld has nothing to do with the Connecticut Leather Company/Coleco.

     

    The handheld pictured was in stores around Christmas 2006. Target was the last place I saw them, on clearance sometime in 2007. By summer 2008 they were reselling on Amazon and eBay for $100+... so if you saw it at Walgreen's any time recently, you should buy up some and sell them to the rest of us :D

     

    I think he saw those multi game controllers at walgreen, not one of those mini screen systems.


  10. As a stock holder during that time period, I can say the reason given for distancing itself from it's video games was to try and make itself look more attractive for a (then) possible Hasbro buyout. They continued Colecovision support through '85. They did not "sell it off to other companies by Oct. '85", what they had done was sold off all the inventory for Adam and most of the Colecovision stock, as was reported at the time as well. They had actually still been making Colecovision and Colecovision products as recent as that summer while they decided what to do. The actual properties for everything were sold off later during the reorganization, some of the games properties were sold off to Telegames during the interim.

     

     

    HASBRO had absolutely no interest in Coleco in 1985, let alone any toy company. Hasbro's interest in toy companies came about when thier #1 brands, gi joe and transformers, took off and coleco was dead by this time.


  11. I posted this particular one because it is not one of the ones with duplicate entries or messed up versions of other games or wrong titles. Its legit, it actually has 101 games, all different, actual names, correct sounds and graphics, plus the selection of games is actually good, ranging from actual hit arcade titles, to obsure colecovision titles, and some of the best NES games.

     

    That thing has nothing to do with ColecoVision, those are all just NES games/ports. It's just another pirate NOAC system.

     

     

    I never saw FRONTLINE, ANARTIC ADVENTURE or PAC LAND on the NES.


  12. Rare original table top arcade game - Mr Do! Universal - $100 (Jericho Nassau County)

     

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    Date: 2009-08-12, 3:59PM EDT

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    Rare original table top arcade game - Mr Do! Universal. Number of players 2. Condition: Very good. Rating: Everyone. Genre: Arcade

     

     

    Location: Jericho Nassau County

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