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  1. The place looks great! Clean but with a nice vintage arcade look about it. I wish there was something like this in my home town. Is the food any good?
  2. RIP OFF the old vector graphics game had 2-player team up action
  3. Found this old picture from August of 1983. I was napping in my Dad's LazyBoy but I thought y'all might get a kick out of the reading material I had. I was 13 years old:)
  4. Did anybody mention the Supercharger games? Dragonstomper and Escape from the Mind Master are two of my favorites:)
  5. Wow! That's crazy! I say that because Galaga is one of those classic arcade games that showed up everywhere even after it was OLD. You go into a buisness of some kind that has a couple of beat up old arcade games with faded graphics on the sides of the cabinet. Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Centipede and Galaga are cabinets that always show up. I remember watching other kids playing Galaga at the skating rink when it was brand new. It was so new that nobody would allow there ship get captured. Nobody realized at that point that you could get it back and have double fire:)
  6. I remember playing Pepper II on my Colecovision back in 1983. I had no idea it had been an arcade game until a few months later when I read an article in a gaming magazine about arcade games that flopped but were successful when ported to home consoles.
  7. I fire up the emulator on my laptop every so often when I want to play. I build up a new team to powerhouse status when I do it. You're right though, it's not the same as playing with your friends. Back in the glory days I would name my players after the original cast of Star Trek and the Phoenix Cardinals (now known as the Arizona Cardinals). I need to look for a better controller for my PC. I'm using a MOGA and no matter how I configure it in the emulator settings it just sucks compared to the real console. Try to throw to second base and it throws to first. Same thing with with other classic NES games that are emulated like Contra and Castlevania which I like to play from time to time. It also sucks when playing 2600 games on my laptop also. The precision just isn't there when playing:(
  8. I remember playing this game when it first came out. My friends and I where in our late teens and we were instantly hooked. We played lots of leagues and were so hopelessly addicted that one of my old friends blamed Baseball Stars for almost flunking a semester of college. It was common to leave trash talking notes under the wiper-blades in the college parking lot. Hey Mo, (short for Morgan) unless you want everybody to think you're a candy ass you better show up at Big Daddy's this afternoon so I can blow your sorry ass out of the water. It has been over 30 years so I'm paraphrasing but something very similar to this was said way back in 1990. I have a NES emulator on my laptop so I play a new league once every year or two. This is definitely my all time favorite console baseball game. I know that lot's of people prefer Baseball Simulator 1000 and it does have some cool features and incredibly deep statistical package for a NES sports game. I just can't get past those goofy little midget players on the fielding screen. The graphics and player animations just don't look as good as they do in BS. I do wish that Baseball Stars had the in depth league stats that BBS1000 has. Anyway just wanted to share a fun gaming memory from many years ago:)
  9. Any chance that a version for paddles is coming in the future?
  10. This series was such a fantastic idea but the games were nothing but a cruel joke. ET has generally been the labeled as one of the worst games by Atari and it was pretty lousy IMO. But at least it was a puzzle based game that had a final solution. Swordquest Earthworld was just trial and error and contestants who got into the contest solved the comic but nobody ever finished this nightmare of a game. To me this was a golden opportunity that ultimately ended up coming across as just another rushed cash grab by corporate Atari. It was just another nail that was being Hammered into there coffin.
  11. I remember when they released Donkey Kong on the NES. I was finally gonna have the real thing with all four levels. How could those jacklegs not have the pie factory level on that port???!!!
  12. Well put. You could also include the fact that the PS2 was the first system that you could play online with.
  13. My original estimate was 1977-1994. Then after some thought I figured that the original Sony PlayStation should also be included so I extended my estimate to 1977-1999 since the PS2 was released in 2000. I don't think there is any official date on the time frame for retro gaming. What would your estimate be?
  14. I can totally understand the lack of interest in hacking/developing new sports games for the 2600. We all all missing the key element which is the neighborhood full of kids we had 30-40 years ago to play with. Super Challenge Football is one of my all time favorite sports games across all systems. As previously stated it was simple pick up and play fun. I always thought it would be cool if punts and field goals could somehow be added. If you really want to be ambioutous adding basic stats after each game would be the bomb. Of coarse if challenging AI can't be done it's all mute because it's not likely to happen anyway. I will be meeting up with my all time nemesis The Brooks Bombers for a game Super Challenge Football in late August. We try to play at least once a year to keep our rivalry alive:)
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  17. I came across a filthy Playstation at my local thrift store. It actually booted up and came on with the game that was left in it. Cleaned it up and it looks great but neither controller will recognize when put into port one. Is this a common occurrence with these systems when real dirty? Any tips or advice from PS1 fans would be appreciated.
  18. My older brother got me two of these Pointmasters for my 12th or 13th birthday. They looked cool but they just didn't work well at all. The stick had way to much give in it. Using them was an incredible handicap compared to the standard 2600 joystick. The only good thing about them was that they had a much longer cord than the regular 2600 sticks.
  19. Home computers were soooo overrated back then! The Macintosh with its GUI was a Godsend but what average family could afford the price tag? I had an Apple //c and many years later when I discovered what my parents spent on it I was floored! They could have gotten a Commodore 64 for a third of the price that would have been just as good. But at least my Dad didn't listen to me because I wanted an Adam computer! I don't even remember hearing anything about that computer good bad or otherwise. It was as if one day Coleco just disappeared and was gone forever. Yes, I do remember those ugly dolls they made afterwords. Anyway, I thought the article was good for when it was written. He definitely had the market saturation factor in there and I loved the comparison with the crash of 29. I'm sure that just three years earlier the home videogame market was something that most experts figured was too big to fail.
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