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What 5200 games are you playing right now?

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Hello All!!

 

I finally got around to joining this amazing site! Everyone seems so nice which is refreshing. Grew up with the 2600 and I loved it but I was always jealous of my buddy that had a 52...so now that im 45 I bought my own and its as amazing now as it was then! Got one on Amazon complete in box all original 4 port and what a black beauty! Not a mark on it! Anyway...games im playing: Pac Man (what a frustratingly awesome version!), Joust, Qix and of course Countermeasure! I bought space dungeon but havent tried it yet. I need a 2nd controller I think.

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Hello All!!

 

I finally got around to joining this amazing site! Everyone seems so nice which is refreshing. Grew up with the 2600 and I loved it but I was always jealous of my buddy that had a 52...so now that im 45 I bought my own and its as amazing now as it was then! Got one on Amazon complete in box all original 4 port and what a black beauty! Not a mark on it! Anyway...games im playing: Pac Man (what a frustratingly awesome version!), Joust, Qix and of course Countermeasure! I bought space dungeon but havent tried it yet. I need a 2nd controller I think.

 

Welcome to the club and congrats on your 5200! You've already picked up a few of my favorite games (Qix, Countermeasure and the 5200 exclusive...Space Dungeon). Due yourself a favor and get a second controller and Controller Holder. Space Dungeon is a twin-stick game, just like Robotron. Check ebay and you'll easily find a Robotron cart with Controller Holder for sale. :)

 

BTW, get Defender if you can. The 5200 port is amazing and works really well with the 5200 joysticks.

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Sramirez, thanks for the tip on the controller holders. Ill have to look into that. I just got defender the other day and I was blown away by the job they did with that port. Sick game. My next purchase will be Miner 2049er. My buddy had it on the 800 and I was hooked. Dont know if its as good on the 5200. How many games u got for the 52?

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I have an Atarimax (really worth the money - see link below) and the following actual carts:

 

Defender

Jr. Pac-Man

Qix

Robotron - CIB

Space Dungeon

Tempest (Excellent game, especially with the Trak-Ball controller)

Xari Arena (Excellent too, especially for 2 players with 2 Trak-Balls. Love the game play and colors...lots of colors)

Zaxxon 32K

 

Link to Atarimax Multicart: http://www.atarimax.com/5200sd/documentation/index.html

 

Here's a picture of my controller holder: post-21941-0-15478600-1459697406_thumb.jpg

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Yup, I have a laptop caddy that I can place on my lap and place the Controller Holder on it. The bottom of the controller holder has grips, to help keep it from sliding.

 

I've tried Defender with the TB, but I honestly like playing it with the stock controllers. I use the TB with Missile Command, Centipede, Tempest, Xari Arena and Blowsub (http://atariage.com/forums/topic/247919-blowsub/?hl=+blowsub). -- Thanks to AA member playsoft.

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The 5200 TB controller is solidly built. All they usually require is some cleaning and your good to go. I followed the advice of AA Member CRTGAMER on how to clean mine. Here's a link to his repair guide. http://www.racketboy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=726298#p726298

 

This link also provides a nice write up on Tempest 5200.

 

Thanks CRTGAMER. :thumbsup:

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Astrochase, Berzerk, Countermeasure, Final Legacy, James Bond 007, Kangaroo, Keystone Kapers, K-razy Shootout, Mountain King, QIX, Star Wars: The Arcade Game, Stargate and Vanguard.

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Been rocking ALOT of Joust! As if my profile pic couldn't already give away my love for Joust. Also recently got River Raid and Space Dungeon!!!! River Raid is alot of fun with the 5200 controller since it makes controlling the plane a tad harder than the 2600 version. Space Dungeon rules but I really need a holder haha chasing my controllers all over my lap sucks >.<

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Any good places to look for one? Epay errr I mean Ebay has only one and its packed in with Robotron 2084. Hopefully its still there when i have $70 to blow otherwise I'm S.O.L. I mean wouldn't hurt to pick up a game I don't own and a much needed controller holder :D

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I searched locally for a looong time and finally gave in to eBay. I picked mine up as a CIB with Robotron. I already owned a lose copy of Space Dungeon.

 

Keep searching and good luck. Every now and then, one will show up lose on eBay.

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Lately been playing:

 

Galaxian

 

Sport Goofy (Proto)

 

Frogger II:Threedeep!

 

Space Shuttle:Journey Into Space

 

Pengo

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Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Kangaroo.

 

New 5200 videos: Jr. Pac-Man (new score 60,370 points) and Kangaroo Novice (new score 56,200 points)

 

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I just got space dungeon. Didn't know there was a controller holder. I need to check that out. Mostly been playing qix and kangaroo. Can't get enough qix. I play that one all th time.

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