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7 hours ago, wongojack said:

F' yeah you went to Free Play Arlington!

 

I'm taking credit for raising awareness about arcades in DFW.  So far 2 of you have gone to local arcades here after I started posting links and stuff.  I love it. 

 

Despite visiting like 11 or 12 arcades in the area in the last two months, I still haven't made it over to FP Arlington.   Maybe I'll go over the upcoming long weekend!

ha, im good with it!  my friend and i went to Sherman High School together and have been friends for 25+ years.  he lives in Mansfield, so it wasn't really too much of a drive.

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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Nintendo Switch) - 315 minutes
DOOM (Nintendo Switch) - 45 minutes

 

Sega CD

Ecco the Dolphin - 214 minutes

 


Total Video Game Play Time This Week
574 minutes (9 hours 34 minutes) [214 minutes eligible]

 

Individual System Play Times This Week
Nintendo Switch: 360 minutes
Sega CD: 214 minutes

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Here's the summary for Week 26, running from June 24 - 30. We logged 3135 minutes of eligible play, playing 47 games on a total of 14 systems.

Top 10:

1. Tetris 2 (NES/Famicom) - 679 min.
2. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 270 min.
3. BurgerTime (Intellivision) - 258 min.
4. Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD) - 214 min.
5. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 178 min.
6. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 173 min.
7. Gekioh: Shooting King (PlayStation) - 155 min.
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES/Famicom) - 142 min.
9. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES/Famicom) - 81 min.
10. Chilly Willy (C64) - 75 min.
 

Pre-NES top 10:

1. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 270 min.
2. BurgerTime (Intellivision) - 258 min.
3. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 178 min.
4. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 173 min.
5. Chilly Willy (C64) - 75 min.
6. Oil's Well (C64) - 74 min.
7. Hover Bovver (C64) - 72 min.
8. Mappy (Atari 2600) - 65 min.
9. Bounty Bob Strikes Back (Atari 8-bit) - 42 min.
10. Omega Race (VIC-20) - 40 min.

 

Top 10 systems:

1. NES/Famicom (1036)
2. Atari 2600 (784)
3. Intellivision (258)
4. C64 (247)
5. Sega CD (214)
6. PlayStation (190)
7. Arcade (184)
8. VIC-20 (80)
9. Atari 8-bit (42)
10. PDP-11 (35)

 

This week, Tetris 2 on the NES/Famicom fully dominates two of the three lists. Since NES isn't pre-NES, Kaboom! closely followed by BurgerTime take the top spots on the third list. A nice top 10 entry for the PDP-11, though it doesn't quite make the pre-NES list for individual titles.

 

We have two new entries on the 1000 Minute Club:

 

#377 Tetris 2 (NES/Famicom) with a total of 1037 minutes (so 2/3 achieved this week)

#378 Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD) with a total of 1013 minutes

 

I'll be back later with promised half-year stats.

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18 hours ago, Eltigro said:

Yeah, yeah, I know, "You can charge the laser to fire a bigger shot!"  but I hardly ever do that and just rely on a lot of little shots in fast succession.  lol

 

 

16 hours ago, DragonGrafx-16 said:

The problem with turbo in R-Type is that you can't charge the beam when using it. Unless it has a separate button for it. 

 

You... you did read my post, right?  lol...  Anyway, I did find that there is a separate button that does rapid fire, so I can have both.  But also found that there are some areas/enemies that it's helpful to have the charged up shot, so it's good.  I never use it in the TurboGrafx R-Type.  Can go through levels 1, 2, and 3 and never need it.  But that's the only one I've played a lot. 

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Here are the 2019 Mid-Year Stats with categories to match what Thegoldenband posted earlier.

 

So far we have played:

- 1007 games (compared to 1078 games in 2018)

- 51 systems (69 systems in 2018)

- 105,034 minutes (115,238 minutes in 2018)

 

It is an overall decrease, both in absolute numbers (170 hours of gameplay less) and average (106.9 minutes/game in 2018, 104.3 minutes/game in 2019).

 

Just like last year, the top list is headed by Kaboom! but Solar Fox is very close - less than three hours over a period of 6 months - from taking the half time lead. Final Fantasy VII holds the bronze position, and #10 is just short of 1500 minutes this year.

 

The systems list of course is dominated by the Atari 2600 with NES/Famicom in a strong second. The Mac has been featured a lot this year and takes #3 ahead of both Genesis and PlayStation.

 

For the curious, here are last year's stats.

 

Top 100 games so far in 2019:

 

1. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 4503 min.
2. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 4340 min.
3. Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation) - 2740 min.
4. Asteroids (Atari 2600) - 2216 min.
5. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) - 2124 min.
6. Final Fantasy (NES/Famicom) - 1977 min.
7. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 1899 min.
8. Age of Empires 2 (Mac OS Classic) - 1545 min.
9. Shanghai (Atari Lynx) - 1514 min.
10. Super Breakout (Atari 2600) - 1490 min.

11. Tomb Raider II (PlayStation) - 1384 min.
12. Impossible Mission (C64) - 1221 min.
13. Cave Noire (Game Boy) - 1206 min.
14. Phantasy Star (Sega Master System) - 1200 min.
15. Dragon's Lair (NTSC) (NES/Famicom) - 1132 min.
16. Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation) - 1093 min.
17. Borzork (TI-99/4A) - 1070 min.
18. Krusty's Fun House (NES/Famicom) - 1025 min.
19. Pac-Man Collection (Atari 7800) - 1004 min.
20. Dr. Mario (NES/Famicom) - 981 min.
21. Warcraft Adventures (PC (Windows 95/98)) - 960 min.
22. Chuck Yeager's Air Combat (Mac OS Classic) - 950 min.
23. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Mac OS Classic) - 860 min.
24. Baby Pac-Man [homebrew] (Atari 7800) - 859 min.
25. Sim City 2000 (Mac OS Classic) - 820 min.
26. Enclave (PC (Windows 95/98)) - 810 min.
27. Resident Evil: Director's Cut (PlayStation) - 766 min.
28. PGA Tour Golf (Mac OS Classic) - 730 min.
29. Tecmo Bowl (NES/Famicom) - 706 min.
30. Tetris 2 (NES/Famicom) - 679 min.
31. M.U.L.E. (Atari 8-bit) - 677 min.
32. Sonic CD (Sega CD) - 676 min.
33. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy) - 578 min.
34. Donkey Kong (Arcade) - 565 min.
35. Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter (NES/Famicom) - 559 min.
36. Legend of Zelda, The (NES/Famicom) - 551 min.
37. Dungeon Crawl [Paul Shoemaker] (CoCo 1 & 2) - 545 min.
38. Musashi no Bouken [The Adventures of Musashi Jr] (NES/Famicom) - 538 min.
39. Splatterhouse 2 (Genesis) - 533 min.
40. Snoopy and the Red Baron (Atari 2600) - 495 min.
41. Nox (PC (Windows 95/98)) - 490 min.
42. Last Rites (PC (DOS)) - 485 min.
43. Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis) - 476 min.
44. Rush 'N Attack (NES/Famicom) - 464 min.
45. Thunder Castle (Intellivision) - 462 min.
46. Blasto (TI-99/4A) - 457 min.
47. Lemmings (Mac OS Classic) - 455 min.
48. Doom (PlayStation) - 443 min.
49. Tanglewood (Genesis) - 441 min.
50. Barnstorming (Atari 2600) - 434 min.
51. Override (TG-16/PC Engine) - 425 min.
52. Ultimate Doom, The (PC (DOS)) - 415 min.
53. Ultima IV: Quest for the Avatar (Apple II) - 400 min.
54. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego (Mac OS Classic) - 395 min.
55. Roc 'n' Rope (Atari 2600) - 386 min.
56. Alligator People (Atari 2600) - 376 min.
57. Infiltrate (Atari 2600) - 370 min.
58. Myth: The Fallen Lords (PC (Windows 95/98)) - 360 min.
58. Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) - 360 min.
60. Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) - 359 min.
61. R-Type (TG-16/PC Engine) - 356 min.
62. Wizard's Doom (TI-99/4A) - 355 min.
63. DOOM (Sega 32X) - 350 min.
63. Legends II (TI-99/4A) - 350 min.
65. Dragon's Lair (TI-99/4A) - 345 min.
65. Tunnels of Doom [Quest of the King] (TI-99/4A) - 345 min.
67. Alien 3 (Genesis) - 343 min.
68. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis) - 334 min.
69. Jr. Pac-Man (Atari 7800) - 332 min.
69. Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) - 332 min.
71. Grand Prix (Atari 2600) - 330 min.
72. Goonies II, The (NES/Famicom) - 327 min.
73. NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Genesis) - 319 min.
73. PGA Tour Golf III (Genesis) - 319 min.
75. Galaxian (Atari 2600) - 316 min.
76. Raiden Trad (Genesis) - 309 min.
77. Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis) - 281 min.
78. Frogger (Atari 2600) - 279 min.
79. Super Street Fighter II (Genesis) - 277 min.
80. Sonic the Hedgehog (Game Gear) - 271 min.
81. Historyline 1914-1918 (PC (DOS)) - 270 min.
82. Beamrider (Atari 2600) - 265 min.
82. Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 265 min.
84. Mortal Kombat II (Genesis) - 264 min.
85. BurgerTime (Intellivision) - 258 min.
86. Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES) - 257 min.
87. Oregon Trail (Mac OS Classic) - 255 min.
88. Adventures of Gilligan's Island, The (NES/Famicom) - 252 min.
89. Soldier Blade (TG-16/PC Engine) - 250 min.
90. Hunchy II (Atari 2600) - 245 min.
90. Virtua Racing Deluxe (Sega 32X) - 245 min.
92. Final Fight (Arcade) - 243 min.
93. Spider Fighter (Atari 2600) - 241 min.
93. Super Mario Bros. (NES/Famicom) - 241 min.
95. Splatterhouse (Arcade) - 237 min.
96. Splash [1992] (Arcade) - 236 min.
97. Addams Family, The (Game Boy) - 234 min.
98. Conan (NES/Famicom) - 233 min.
99. Quantum (Arcade) - 232 min.
100. Collision Course (Atari 8-bit) - 231 min.
100. Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis) - 231 min.

 

Top 100 pre-NES games so far in 2019:

 

1. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 4503 min.
2. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 4340 min.
3. Asteroids (Atari 2600) - 2216 min.
4. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 1899 min.
5. Super Breakout (Atari 2600) - 1490 min.
6. Impossible Mission (C64) - 1221 min.
7. Borzork (TI-99/4A) - 1070 min.
8. Pac-Man Collection (Atari 7800) - 1004 min.
9. Baby Pac-Man [homebrew] (Atari 7800) - 859 min.
10. M.U.L.E. (Atari 8-bit) - 677 min.

11. Donkey Kong (Arcade) - 565 min.
12. Dungeon Crawl [Paul Shoemaker] (CoCo 1 & 2) - 545 min.
13. Snoopy and the Red Baron (Atari 2600) - 495 min.
14. Thunder Castle (Intellivision) - 462 min.
15. Blasto (TI-99/4A) - 457 min.
16. Barnstorming (Atari 2600) - 434 min.
17. Ultima IV: Quest for the Avatar (Apple II) - 400 min.
18. Roc 'n' Rope (Atari 2600) - 386 min.
19. Alligator People (Atari 2600) - 376 min.
20. Infiltrate (Atari 2600) - 370 min.
21. Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) - 359 min.
22. Wizard's Doom (TI-99/4A) - 355 min.
23. Legends II (TI-99/4A) - 350 min.
24. Dragon's Lair (TI-99/4A) - 345 min.
24. Tunnels of Doom [Quest of the King] (TI-99/4A) - 345 min.
26. Jr. Pac-Man (Atari 7800) - 332 min.
27. Grand Prix (Atari 2600) - 330 min.
28. Galaxian (Atari 2600) - 316 min.
29. Frogger (Atari 2600) - 279 min.
30. Beamrider (Atari 2600) - 265 min.
30. Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 265 min.
32. BurgerTime (Intellivision) - 258 min.
33. Hunchy II (Atari 2600) - 245 min.
34. Spider Fighter (Atari 2600) - 241 min.
35. Quantum (Arcade) - 232 min.
36. Collision Course (Atari 8-bit) - 231 min.
37. Operation Alexandra (Amstrad CPC) - 230 min.
38. Bank Heist (Atari 2600) - 225 min.
39. T:me Salvo (Atari 7800) - 216 min.
40. Par Fore! (TI-99/4A) - 215 min.
41. Lode Runner (C64) - 212 min.
42. Lode Runner (MSX) - 210 min.
43. Space Taxi (C64) - 208 min.
44. International Karate [2014 Enhanced Edition] (Atari 8-bit) - 197 min.
45. Reindeer Rescue (Atari 2600) - 196 min.
46. Gyruss (Arcade) - 193 min.
47. Jr. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 192 min.
48. Quest for the Key of Night Shade (TRS-80 Model I/III) - 185 min.
49. Satan's Hollow (Atari 8-bit) - 182 min.
50. Search for Bigfoot, The (TI-99/4A) - 180 min.
51. Turmoil (TI-99/4A) - 177 min.
52. Chuckie Egg (Amstrad CPC) - 175 min.
53. Escape [Gary Ryan] (Atari 8-bit) - 168 min.
54. Alpiner (TI-99/4A) - 160 min.
54. Miner 2049er (C64) - 160 min.
56. Fatal Run (Atari 7800) - 149 min.
57. B-17 Bomber (Intellivision) - 147 min.
58. Freeway (Atari 2600) - 143 min.
58. Private Eye (Atari 2600) - 143 min.
58. Space Fortress Omega (Atari 8-bit) - 143 min.
61. Carnival (Atari 8-bit) - 142 min.
62. Ghost (MSX) - 140 min.
62. Pole Position (Atari 5200) - 140 min.
64. Mappy (Atari 2600) - 139 min.
65. Ms. Pac-Man (C64) - 137 min.
66. Bounty Bob Strikes Back (Atari 8-bit) - 135 min.
67. Parsec (TI-99/4A) - 134 min.
68. Planet Smashers (Atari 7800) - 131 min.
69. Mr. Cracksman (MSX) - 130 min.
70. Alpha Shield (Atari 8-bit) - 120 min.
70. Burgertime (Arcade) - 120 min.
70. Melody Blaster (Intellivision) - 120 min.
73. Galaxian (Atari 5200) - 118 min.
74. Spectar (Arcade) - 118 min.
75. Gangster Alley (Atari 2600) - 114 min.
76. Gradius (Sharp X1) - 109 min. (* not sure if this is pre-NES, system from 1982-88)
76. Ocean City Defender [Atlantis hack] (Atari 2600) - 109 min.
78. Defender (Arcade) - 105 min.
79. Elk Attack (Atari 2600) - 100 min.
80. Chaotic Grill (Atari 2600) - 93 min.
81. Activision Decathlon [aka Decathlon] (Atari 2600) - 91 min.
82. Indoor Soccer (TI-99/4A) - 90 min.
82. Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack (Intellivision) - 90 min.
82. Sky Skipper (Arcade) - 90 min.
85. Tales of the Arabian Nights (C64) - 89 min.
86. Robot Tank (Atari 2600) - 88 min.
86. Who Dares Wins II (C64) - 88 min.
88. Arabian (Arcade) - 87 min.
89. Burn Us (MSX) - 85 min.
89. Megamania (Atari 2600) - 85 min.
91. Z-Tack (Atari 2600) - 84 min.
92. Astronomer (Atari 2600) - 82 min.
92. Ms. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 82 min.
94. Berks Four (Atari 8-bit) - 81 min.
94. Crab Nebula (Atari 8-bit) - 81 min.
94. Turtles (Odyssey^2) - 81 min.
97. Boulder Dash (C64) - 80 min.
98. Pac-Man (DINTAR816 8K version) (Atari 2600) - 79 min.
99. UFO (Odyssey^2) - 77 min.
100. Boxing (Atari 2600) - 76 min.
100. Phoenix (Atari 2600) - 76 min.

 

Top systems so far in 2019:
 
1. Atari 2600 (22660)
2. NES/Famicom (13939)
3. Mac OS Classic (7935)
4. Genesis (7183)
5. PlayStation (6767)
6. Arcade (5751)
7. TI-99/4A (4905)
8. C64 (3239)
9. SNES (3034)
10. Atari 7800 (3022)

11. PC (Windows 95/98) (2998)
12. Game Boy (2946)
13. Atari 8-bit (2860)
14. Atari Lynx (2006)
15. TG-16/PC Engine (1936)
16. PC (DOS) (1896)
17. Intellivision (1558)
18. Sega Master System (1517)
19. Amstrad CPC (1116)
20. Dreamcast (1055)
21. Sega CD (972)
22. MSX (891)
23. Sega 32X (869)
24. CoCo 1 & 2 (545)
25. Odyssey^2 (544)
26. Apple II (416)
27. Atari 5200 (378)
28. Game Gear (314)
29. Watara SuperVision (268)
30. TRS-80 Model I/III (216)
31. N64 (163)
31. TG-CD/PC Engine CD (163)
33. Atari Jaguar (161)
34. Sega Saturn (142)
35. Amstrad CPC Plus (110)
36. Sharp X1 (109)
37. VIC-20 (92)
38. ColecoVision (58)
39. Game Boy Color (47)
40. PDP-11 (46)
41. Neo Geo AES/MVS (45)
42. Tandy MC-10 (30)
43. Famicom Disk System (22)
43. Vectrex (22)
45. Fairchild Channel F (20)
46. Sinclair ZX Spectrum (18)
47. MSX2 (15)
48. Emerson Arcadia 2001 (10)
48. Microbee 32 (10)
48. Sharp X68000 (10)
51. Pong (5)

 

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By the way, here is a list for those curious which systems we didn't play yet. For this season I have merged the Atari XEGS with Atari 8-bit as those take the same cartridges and the XEGS is a different packaging (plus that people would sometimes play games not originally released on the XEGS anyway). The Amstrad CPC Plus is the only new system I believe. The numbers are from end of last season.

 

24. 3DO (15914)
27. NEC PC-9801 (12217)
29. Amiga (9240)
40. Philips CD-i (3425)
40. WonderSwan (3425)
44. Game.com (3011)
46. NEC PC-8801 (2709)
47. Neo Geo Pocket Color (2545)
48. Neo Geo CD (2540)
51. SG-1000 (1936)
52. BBS Door Games (1795)
53. Sega 32X CD (1301)
54. Atari ST (1263)
55. Bally Astrocade (1258)
56. Amiga CD32 (1153)
57. FM Towns (1126)
59. BBC Micro (1034)
61. FM Towns Marty (915)
62. Mattel Aquarius (906)
63. Atari Jaguar CD (874)
65. RCA Studio II (718)
66. VG 5000 (663)
67. Amiga AGA/ECS (606)
68. Compucolor II (539)
69. Epoch Super Cassette Vision (518)
70. Odyssey^3 / Philips G-7400 (502)
71. CoCo 3 (491)
72. Commodore PET (463)
73. Tomy Tutor (451)
74. Creativisio n (418)
75. Acorn Electron (391)
76. Interton VC-4000 (383)
77. Cougar Boy/Mega Duck (363)
78. Commodore 16 & Plus/4 (352)
80. Sord M5 (303)
81. Casio PV-1000 (301)
81. Handheld/Tabletop (301)
83. Compucolor 8001 (279)
86. Virtual Boy (254)
87. Apple Pippin (230)
88. Microvision (214)
89. Vtech Laser 500 (212)
90. Fujitsu FM-77 AV (180)
91. PC-FX (175)
92. Sinclair ZX 81 (165)
93. Game & Watch (148)
94. CP/M (130)
95. Atari Video Pinball (125)
96. PDP-8 (124)
97. COMX-35 (107)
98. Linux (101)
99. NEC PC-8001 (92)
100. COSMAC ELF (90)
101. Tiger R-Zone (80)
102. Apple Lisa (75)
103. Cromemco Dazzler (70)
105. Sears Video Pinball System (65)
106. SuperGrafx (63)
107. Gamate (60)
107. NEC PC-6001 (60)
109. DEC Alpha (55)
109. Intellivision ECS (55)
111. Adventurevision (53)
112. Memotech MTX-512 (51)
113. Sinclair ZX 80 (50)
115. CBM-II (4 5)
116. Sharp MZ-700 (39)
117. Telmac 1800 (30)
117. Toshiba Visicom (30)
120. Oric-1 (26)
121. Universum Color TV Multi (25)
122. DEC PDP-1 (20)
123. Odyssey 500 (15)
124. Odyssey 400 (10)
125. ABC-80 (9)
127. Heathkit GD-1999 (7)
128. Spectravideo SVI-328 (3)
128. Super A'Can (3)

 

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Thank you Carlsson for all the effort you put into this every week and in particular this week. These lists are very interesting and your work here is very much appreciated. Thank you. 

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Took the day off work and loving the long holiday weekend here in the U.S. The 13 y.o. and I have been playing a bunch of Thunder Castle AND we've started our Final Fantasy II quest with my brother. FF2 is going very well as we've played for nearly 4 hours in the past two nights. I think we've already covered 20-25% of the game although I've read that it's the second easiest in the series. Hopefully this one won't take us 6 months to complete!

 

Intellivision:

 

Thunder Castle - 385 minutes

 

SNES:

 

Final Fantasy II - 220 minutes

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Taking advantage of the long weekend to continue to get some gaming in...

 

Atari 2600:

Crypts of Chaos - 12 minutes

H.E.R.O. - 11 minutes

Ms. Pacman - 7 minutes

 

SNES:

Castlevania X - 8 minutes

Space Invaders - 10 minutes

Earthworm Jim - 15 minutes

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After a few weeks inactivity due to a busy real life, at least I have gameplay to report. Not much, but that's how it is.

 

Atari 2600

Moon Patrol: 8 min

 

NES

Chip 'n Dale 1: 10 min

Trog: 6 min

 

All with my son. We probably would have logged some more time, but real life interfered once more...

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unfortunately, no Classic time for me this week- i got back into town late Monday and my workload has just been insane since.   I'm back in the office next week, so breaktimes will be spent with the ol' Commodore :)

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Atari 8-bit:
Gun Boat - 9 min.
River Raid - 121 min.

 

C64:
Kikstart - 6 min.

 

PC DOS:
Castle of Dr. Brain - 5 min.

 

VIC-20:
Metagalactic Llamas - 5 min.
Multitron - 26 min.
Shamus - 32 min.
Slap Dab - 13 min.
Snake Pit - 35 min.

 

A bit of Atari 8-bit HSC as usual and a brief test of games on my FleaFPGA with Next186 core to see what is playable (found nothing new, spent a few minutes at the gate to Dr. Brain). Then a barbeque and gaming party yesterday whereas I was the one who spent the most time playing games, the others more interested in listening to music. I managed to break my brother's old record in Snake Pit so he's down to only 17 family records on the VIC-20 now. (Not counting his old C64 records)

 

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Here are my times for this past week (July 1st to 7th) on classic systems...

 

Arcade:

Burger Time - 19 min.

 

Atari 2600:

Chaotic Grill - 16 min. in 2 sessions

 

Commodore 64:

Munchy - 7 min.

 

I'm just helping out with the creation of Chaotic Grill, which at the moment still is a WIP, by redoing and improving sounds and music. In order to do that, I played both the WIP version of Chaotic Grill and the original version, Burger time. Chaotic Grill is improving from build to build.

 

Other than that, I was playing Munchy on the C-64, but only one game of it.

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I started doing some streaming on Twitch, so I played a little bit of several random things to see how things work and to get stuff set up.  I don't have a lot of equipment like capture cards or anything, so I'm restricted to emulation so far.  So everything in this list is emulated.  But that means I did get some gaming in, but most of it (what I was streaming) is actually going to be in the modern tracker.

 

7800

Mario Bros - 3 min (I've said it before, but this is my favorite version of this game.  I did okay, but wasn't playing for long... just checking out settings...)

 

Genesis

Aero the AcroBat - 3 min (I have never really tried playing this before.  I don't think it has a very good reputation.  In the time I played, I had no idea what I was doing or what my goal was.)

 

Saturn

In The Hunt - 5 min (I may try to stream this one.  It runs pretty well on the emulator.  I'm not that good at it, but I probably could play it for a good while.  Great sprite animation...  same people who worked on the Metal Slug series.)

 

Playstation

G-Darius - 5 min (Didn't play this one long because it's tough... like all Darius games.)

Raiden Project - 30 min (I really like the Raiden series of games.  This is a great one, but I think it's getting pretty pricey now for a real copy.)

 

SNES

Gradius III - 53 min (Man this game moves fast... except for when it doesn't.  lol  It is on the SNES, so even in emulation, there's slowdown.  But actually that's a blessing at times.  I've been able to get to the boss of level 2 so far, but that's about it.)

 

Almost forgot...

 

Jaguar

Tempest 2000 - 20 min (Usually play on real hardware, but was trying to see if I could emulate it for a possible future stream.  And the results were... well... mixed.  Using Virtual Jaguar emulator, it was running really slow and stuttering a lot.  Looked up some things and saw that I could change a setting to speed things up.  It did speed things up...  but now it's very slightly fast, I think.  Basing that on my memory on playing the real one... nothing concrete.  Anyway, didn't play until game over... but played enough to figure some things out.)

 

 

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Didn't have much work so I got a good few games in this time.

 

2600

Crystal Castles - 11 minutes

Demons to Diamonds - 5 minutes

Galaxian - 30 minutes

Midnight Magic - 3 minutes

Video Pinball - 20 minutes

Wizard of Wor - 35 minutes

 

3DO

DOOM - 30 minutes

 

5200

Space Dungeon - 65 minutes

 

7800

Xevious - 45 minutes

 

PC (DOS)

Realms of the Haunting - 85 minutes

 

VIC-20

Omega Race - 15 minutes

Ultima: Escape From Mt. Drash - 25 minutes

 

So yeah, nice little lineup for older titles this week. For whatever reason I decided I wanted to go revisiting some old consoles, namely Atari stuff, as it's been a while. Brought the 5200 down to my setup, had to clear a ton of space to fit it, played Space Dungeon, then realized it was the 7800 I actually wanted to mess with - whoops. Can't say I got too into many of the games but it was the first time in a long while I had given Xevious an honest attempt and that was pretty fun to do.

 

For the rest of the systems it was mainly testing hardware out. Got a new 3DO Blaster in the house so I gave that a test with my usual "let's try to clear the first episode of DOOM" and realized that the game runs so slow it got a bit painful, I guess I'm too used to the Jaguar version for consoles now. VIC-20 got a new power supply that isn't just a 5V phone charger spliced into the output of the old brick so I had to try both a tape and cartridge game, bot were happy so I was also happy. Finally I got a nice little (moderatly capable) DOS "laptop", a Toshiba Libretto, and had nothing else nearby so I got Realms of the Haunting on it and found out real quick playing that game sucks on the tiny screen - oh well, it's a neat little thing.

 

The RS232 to USB adapter ate itself, I was hoping to get some more stuff with the PDP-11 but that failed and I really don't feel like keying in the ODT bootloader (still haven't got a ROM for it) so next weeks goal is to get that going again and also work on some old Gottlieb EM pinball machines - I doubt any of it will get done but ah whatever, it'll be fun to do as much as possible.

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Times for the week all Atari 2600:

dodge em 17 mins

eggomania 237 mins. Best 100,000 once

kaboom 22 mins. Got 3500 to earn a patch

solar Fox 95 mins. 

All fun. 

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ATARI 2600:

Draconian - 4 minutes

Missile Command - 51 minutes

Squish 'Em - 6 minutes

 

ATARI 7800:

Pac-Man Collection - 54 minutes

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PS1

Blood Omen:  Legacy of Kain 65

Cool Boarders 2 15

Destruction Derby 59

Mr Driller 24

Wipeout 7

Wipeout 3 7

 

My birthday was Sunday, and a family member sent me a Playstation Classic and one of those True Blue USB sticks with like 100 games on it.  I wasn't going to buy the PS Classic for myself, so it was nice to get it as a gift.  I played a handfull or so of the games over the weekend, and I honestly don't think the built-in game selection is really all THAT bad.  They've got the first game from a lot of modern series in there.  However, I still can't understand how Sony couldn't have put Gran Turismo and either Warhawk or Air Combat on there.  I thought those were published by Sony?  I guess the ways of IP rights move in mysterious ways (or something).

 

I never played Blood Omen BITD, so I gave it a go off the USB stick.  I was surprised at how much I liked playing it.  Feels like a single player version of Gauntlet Legends with a "better" story.

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Chasm: The Rift (PC (DOS)) 102 mins
Last Rites (PC (DOS)) 32 mins
Override (PC Engine) 55 mins
Super Mario World (SNES) 35 mins
Coryoon: Child of Dragon (PC Engine) 25 mins
Soldier Blade (PC Engine) 50 mins
Puzznic (PC Engine) 8 mins
Terra Cresta II (PC Engine) 25 mins
Terra Cresta (NES) 10 mins just bought the Famicom version of this.
Star Parodier (PC Engine CD) 20 mins

Ultimate Doom (PC (DOS)) 25 mins

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Posting way late this week, Monday was a crazy hectic day for me, but it looks like I made it in time to at least get my household's stats for the week added before the week's gaming times get tallied up. Great job on the mid-year too Carlsson! :)

 

 

Ineligible

Darkwood (Nintendo Switch) - 1,185 minutes

Fox n Forests (Nintendo Switch) - 205 minutes

Outlast: Bundle of Terror (Nintendo Switch) - 545 minutes

PAW Patrol: On a Roll! (Nintendo Switch) - 90 minutes

 

Sega CD

Ecco the Dolphin - 42 minutes

 


Total Video Game Play Time This Week 

2,067 minutes (34 hours 27 minutes) [42 minutes eligible]

 

Individual System Play Times This Week
Nintendo Switch: 2,025 minutes
Sega CD: 42 minutes

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NES/Famicom

Pro Wrestling (12 min)

VS Exitebike (23 min)

 

Played both of these on Switch this weekend.  Wow, never played VS Excitebike before.  As good as the import version of Excitebike is, it would have been nice to get this version over here back in the day...

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Here's the summary for Week 27, running from July 1 - 7. We logged 2861 minutes of eligible play, playing 71 games on a total of 19 systems.

Top 10:

 

1. Thunder Castle (Intellivision) - 385 min.
2. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 237 min.
3. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 227 min.
4. Final Fantasy II (IV) (SNES) - 220 min.
5. River Raid (Atari 8-bit) - 121 min.
6. Chasm: The Rift (PC (DOS)) - 102 min.
7. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 95 min.
8. Realms of the Haunting (PC (DOS)) - 85 min.
9. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (PlayStation) - 65 min.
9. Space Dungeon (Atari 5200) - 65 min.

 

Pre-NES top 10:

1. Thunder Castle (Intellivision) - 385 min.
2. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 237 min.
3. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 227 min.
4. River Raid (Atari 8-bit) - 121 min.
5. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 95 min.
6. Space Dungeon (Atari 5200) - 65 min.
7. Hunchy II (Atari 2600) - 55 min.
8. Pac-Man Collection (Atari 7800) - 54 min.
9. Missile Command (Atari 2600) - 51 min.
10. Xevious (Atari 7800) - 45 min.

 

Top 10 systems:

1. Atari 2600 (850)
2. Intellivision (385)
3. SNES (341)
4. PC (DOS) (249)
5. PlayStation (212)
6. TG-16/PC Engine (163)
7. VIC-20 (151)
8. Atari 8-bit (130)
9. Atari 7800 (102)
10. Atari 5200 (65)

 

Widely recognized for its music, Thunder Castle apparently also has some gameplay value as it jumps into #1 on the both individual lists, ahead of the two "cousins" Eggomania and Kaboom! which inbetween are only 10 minutes apart but help bring the 2600 into the top of the systems list. Though it doesn't make the top 10 list, the 3DO can now be crossed off the list of systems not yet played in 2019.

 

We have one new member on the 1000 Minute Club, namely The Ultimate DOOM (PC DOS) which becomes #379 after getting 1014 well spent minutes of gameplay.

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