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  1. I heard a while ago that the wonky control in Galaxian is due to a case of two swapped pointers somewhere in the machine code. Has there ever been a rom which had this problem fixed? If not, how hard would it be to fix? It sounds like something someone with a hex editor could do. Thanks,
  2. Looking for any info I can get about this prototype. I bought it here recently. It's my first prototype in my collection.
  3. After searching for over a year for someone to repair my Galaxian board or a replacement, I ended up with complete cocktail cheap that I was able to swap the board into my nice upright from. Even so, it has a slightly burnt edge connector, so I also ended up getting a box full of Galaxian boards at the auction during the Ohio Pinball Show. After having one board blowing the two 5 amp fuses for board power, I was able to finally cobble together one more working board to place back into the cocktail. During this whole ordeal, including a chat with the gentleman who sold me the cocktail, I have noticed very little love towards Galaxian compared to Pac-Man and such. No-one seems really willing to even bother with the Galaxian boards anymore, rather they just multicade them. (Though I admit only one working board out of a box of 10 is not good!). So, is Galaxian just not a popular game with the arcade collectors out there anymore? I mean, it was the first arcade game to have true multi-color sprites after all. I was pondering parting out the cocktail, but now might see if I can get the monitor recapped and clean it up to play as well.
  4. **WANTED** It's been awhile since I've "asked" for anything on here, so I thought I'd scour the AtariAge peoples for a complete copy of Galaxian for the Atari 2600. To belittle the obvious, I would like a good-condition box, instructions, and cartridge. Doesn't need to be sealed, just complete. Not sure if a comic came in this or not during that particular "run" of carts from Atari, but if so, I want that, too. If you have such a thing, please send me a private message. Please note: My preferred method of payments are money order from U.S. postal service. I cannot pay with paypal. Thank you, folks. My boxed collection is growing, albeit slowly. -Steve
  5. As of today, December 22, 2017, the first season of the Arcadia High Score Club is wrapping up. The first two rounds were played on the Arcadia Yahoo Group. During season 3 of the Arcadia HSC, the rules were posted to both the Atari Age forums and the Yahoo group. The current round (round 7) gives everyone a chance to catch-up on games they haven't played yet or games that they would like to play again for a higher score. Here is a link to the catch-up round rules: http://http//atariage.com/forums/topic/273285-catch-up-round-for-arcadia-2001-high-score-club-season-1-round-7/ It has become important for non-Yahoo group members to be able to see the rules for the first two rounds, so I'm posting them again here on the AtariAge forums. The following rules for the second round's game, Space Attack, were originally posted on October 10, 2017 to the Yahoo group. If you're a Yahoo groups member, then you can read the rules here: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/arcadia2001consoles/conversations/messages/2586 Here is the original post: Season 1, Round 2 of the Arcadia 2001/MPT-03 High Score Club will last about two weeks rather than one week, as I'm going to try to get some players from the AtariAge forums to play along with us. This round ends on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 10pm MST (aka Monday, 2am GMT). The game being played this round is Emerson's cartridge #2, Space Attack, a "slide and shoot" game, similar to Galaxian. Here is a screenshot of Space Attack being played on my NTSC Emerson Arcadia console: Here is the box for Space Attack: Here is the cartridge for the Emerson version of Space Attack: Space Attack - Quick-Play Rules When Space Attack begins, your ship ("missile launcher") appears off-screen on the right-side. This is a weird quirk of this game and is normal. You can't play until you move your ship left onto the screen; be careful not to move left and run right into an enemy or their missiles. Play Space Attack for high score on real hardware (PAL, NTSC, and any Arcadia family systems) or use the WinArcadia or MAME emulator. If you're using WinArcadia for emulation to play this Space Attack, then I recommend turning off the extra graphics that give the game additional stars. To do that, choose Options > Graphics and then uncheck "Enhance Skies." Visit the Emerson Arcadia 2001 Central website for cartridge images and Arcadia emulators: https://amigan.yatho.com/ Here is a direct link to the Arcadia 2001 ROM images ("SpaceAttack-A.bin" is the filename for Space Attack): https://amigan.yatho.com/games.rar Post pictures of your high scores here. There are no options for this game, so everyone will automatically be playing by the same rules. Use the right-hand controller to play the game. The fire button shoots your missile. You can "freeze" (pause) the game by pressing the left-hand column of keys. You can "un-freeze" the game by pressing the right-hand column. Space Attack - General Overview I'm using Ward Shrake's "Director's Cut" of his Arcadia 2001 section of the Digital Press Collector's Guide 7 (published in August 2002) for most of the information that is in this section. Space Attack. Emerson. Confirmed. 4k cart. 1982. #1013 (2). Unauthorized clone of the arcade game "Galaxian". One player game; uses right side controller. Long cartridge. Game by "UA Limited. Emerson family labels depict unlicensed spacecraft from the "Star Wars" series of movies: a "Snow Speeder" and the " Millennium Falcon". Ward's guess is that this game was likely the second game the console's makers intended to release at launch time, to help to sell the global public on their new game console. Reviewed by Electronic Games magazine in November 1982; see the time line FAQ for the full text of that article. There is also a June 1982 article from a U.K.-based magazine there. That article openly used the name Galaxian when saying they intended to make a clone. A hidden ASCII message found inside the ROM code of this game: "To my wife Daisy and my son Jonathan From Choi Andrew Jul 1982 Galax.002". This is interesting on a number of levels. The date is barely one year after this same person put a message in the Interton VC-4000 game "Shoot Out," dated March of 1981. This may show that there was a big rush to get the initial Arcadia 2001 games all finished up. The "Galax.002" name is pretty obviously a reference to the arcade game Galaxian. Space Attack - Manual High quality scans of Space Attack box, manual, and cartridge are here: https://archive.org/details/SpaceAttackforEmersonArcadia2001 (I don't think that there is an overlay for this game; it certainly doesn't need one.) For complete information about this game, visit the above link. I've included the important points form the manual here: What Space Attack is All About The goal is to score as many points as possible. Points are gained by shooting down the invading enemy space ships with your missiles. The enemy space ships will fire rockets back at your missile launchers which you must avoid. Watch out for enemy space ships that will try to crash into your missile launcher. On the bottom-left side of the screen is located a fuel gauge to indicate the fuel of the missile in combat. When the gauge is indicating empty, a warning signal is heard. If the missile launcher continues fighting when the gauge indicates empty, the missile launcher explodes and the next one continues the combat. The number that is located on the bottom right side of the screen indicate the group of attackers, after group 1 is eliminated the second group of attacker appears on the screen and the number change to 2. The firing from the enemy space ships will be more and more intensive as the group number becomes greater. How to Play Space Attack This is a one player game which uses the RIGHT Hand Controller. Press "START." The enemy space ships will move and fire rockets at your missile launcher. Some of the enemy space ships will fly directly at your missile launcher. Avoid the incoming rockets and the enemy spaceships by moving your missile launcher to the left or right, using the disc or joystick control. Fire your missiles at the enemy spaceships by pressing the Action button on the side of your controller or keyboard buttons at middle column. The missile launcher will be eliminated when a missile hits it, or when it collides with a space ship. Another missile launcher will automatically appear. You start with three missile launchers. The missile launchers you have left are shown at the bottom-right corner. The game ends when all your missile launchers are destroyed. When your missiles have shot down all the enemy spaceships, a new squadron of spaceships appears and you continue to shoot them down. You receive an extra missile launcher as a bonus if you reach 5,000 points. Scoring Summary In formation In Flight 1st Row 2 Ships 60 points 200 points 2nd Row 5 Ships 50 points 100 points 3rd Row 7 Ships 40 points 80 points 4th Row 9 Ships 30 points 60 points 5th Row 9 Ships 30 points 60 points 6th Row 9 Ships 30 points 60 points If the final score is the highest achieved it will be automatically transferred to the upper-right side score when the "START" button is pressed for a new game. If it is not the highest score it will disappear. You will erase the Hi score if you push either the "RESET" or "POWER" buttons. You may enjoy demonstration mode by pressing the "Select" push button until the bottom/right side of the screen appears D1. Then the demonstration mode will begin automatically. Space Attack Gameplay Options There are no gameplay options for this game. Simply turn the game on and start to play it. That's easy enough, right? Space Attack (Scoring) We are playing for the highest score. 10 points are awarded for first place, 9 for second, 8 for third, etc. Bonus Points There are a few ways to earn bonus points: Space Attack - Video Review - (1 Point) - Although I found examples of gameplay footage for this cartridge, I couldn't find any reviews. Anyone who makes a video review of Space Attack will get a bonus point. Space Attack - Documenting Bugs - (1 Point) - Arcadia games can be flaky. If anyone find any problems, and documents them, then you'll earn one bonus point. Just in case there are dozens of bugs, you can only earn one bonus point no matter how matter bugs are found. Space Attack - Backstory - (1 Point) - I can't believe that Space Attack doesn't have any backstory at all. Anyone who writes a storyline for this game will get a bonus point. Are you a human on a mission to save Earth, or an alien on a mission to destroy it? Are you a lost pilot trying to find your way home, or... well, use your imagination and entertain us all! Summary of this Round As you play Space Attack, your energy level depletes pretty quickly. I've not played this game much yet, but from what I've played so far, I have not been able to complete a level without blowing up when my ship runs out of energy. I really don't like this feature of the game. Is there a way to gain energy, or to lose it more slowly? The first round of the Arcadia HSC was an experiment. We had six players, which was better than I expected. Can we get more people to compete this time? If you know of anyone who might like to compete in this round, then please let them know to stop by and play with us. I asked Albert on AtariAge if he'd start an Arcadia HSC forum, but I have not heard back for a week [or now, in late December]. Even if I don't hear back from him, then I'm going to just post the HSC rules for round two in the general classic gaming section in a couple of days. As always, as you play Space Attack, post pictures of your scores as the round progresses. You don't have to be a great game player (or even a good one) to participate; this is just a fun way to get us to play our Arcadia/MPT-03 game consoles-- which is what they're for, right? If you've not played in a round before, then now's the time to join in! Have a fun second round, everyone... and blast those baddies! Adam
  6. Hi Guys: I was just checking out some ebay auctions when I came across this one: eBay Auction -- Item Number: 120829580643 There are screen shots of all games - but the Galaxian one reads, "REWIND TAPE" and "PRESS PLAY"... WTH? I've never seen that before on any copy of Galaxian that has passed through my hands. Anyone seen this? Bob
  7. ALL SOLD 6 cups for sale, 2 from the 1982 series - Galaga and Galaxian - and the rest - Baby Pac-Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, and Super Pac-Man - from the 1983 series. All cups are $5 each, except for Centipede and Super Pac-Man, which are $10 each. Prices do not include shipping. Buy all 6 and shipping is free. PM for to buy or for additional inquiries. Please see pictures below; additional pictures available upon request.
  8. Welcome to Left, Right, & Shoot Stuff V. We're back to the basics with Megamania, Galaxian, and Space Invaders. Play each on the default starting settings. (i.e. do not push any buttons other than Start) Pics preferred, but not required except for HSC records and wins. Emulation is fine as are custom controls. Just play the games! A "bonus" game may be inserted after week 1; stay tuned... This will be a 3-week round ending Sunday, July 2nd 2017 @9pm EST The scoring: Because of the huge difference in scoring on these games, each game will be scored separately, but round points will be earned per each position. Top spot earns 10 round points, 2nd spot earns 9 round points, etc. Lowest round points will be 3. 3 round points will also be given for missing one game. Player must post which game they will miss so I can award the "token points" Don't forget the bonus game(s). Top 3 scores get 3-2-1 round point bonus. These have a funny way of deciding things late in the round. Combined round points will decide your finishing places for the round. Ties will be settled by combined score. HSC record bonus will still be in effect, plus any surprise I can devise. Surprise devised: Satan's Hollow- Play on defaults. It has been a long time since we've run this one at all. Current HSC records involved: Galaxian -(Game 0) phuzaxeman 37,550 Megamania -(Straight Or Guided Missiles Your Choice) Cafeman 197,300 Space Invaders -(Game 1) zylon 41,363(BUSTED) New- 46,237 oyamafamily Satan's Hollow - Cafeman 413,200 Galaxian scores: 22,350 zylon +10 21,820 Northcoastgamer +9 18,130 sdamon +8 15,560 roadrunner +7 6,200 atariron82 +6 Megamania scores: 156,580 sdamon +10 51,270 Northcoastgamer +9 48,940 zylon +8 45,820 atariron82 +7 38,270 roadrunner +6 32,160 RangerG +5 Space Invaders scores: 46,237 oyamafamily +10 21,328 sdamon +9 18,445 Northcoastgamer +8 17,997 roadrunner +7 11,921 zylon +6 11,778 atari-dna +5 1,908 atariron82 +4 1,270 RangerG +3 Satan's Hollow scores: bonus game 133,000 sdamon +3 50,300 roadrunner +2 31,400 atariron82 +1 30,200 Northcoastgamer 29,100 zylon 18,100 RangerG Round positions: FINAL sdamon - 30-------------------11 Northcoastgamer - 26-------10 zylon - 24------------------------9 roadrunner - 22----------------8 atariron82 - 18-----------------7 oyamafamily - 10++3=13---6+1=7 RangerG - 8+3=11-----------5 atari-dna - 5+3=8-------------4 Galaxian.zip Megamania.zip Space Invaders.zip Satan's Hollow 5200.BIN
  9. Folks, Looking for a complete in box copy of Galaxian for the Atari 2600. No paypal please. If you have a copy, PM me. Thanks! Steve
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