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There are some really anemic systems out there, mere game machines at that, with less power than our TI-99/4A, and they have versions of Omega Race. I'm hanging my head in disbelief and shame that we don't have a port of this awesome game. :sad:

 

Vic 20 Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky8htGy9SA8

 

Atari 2600 Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QjL6KBoI9M

 

Atari 5200 Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=113&v=flX0ohkgFdY

 

......yes, even the 9918 'brother' of the TI the...

 

ColecoVision Version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dij9tPUJ-Oo

 

... it's been 38 years, and nothing, amazing. ;)

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After seeing its title, I thought at first that this thread would be about the old Bill Cosby ads.

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might be too boring.. 2d.. wireframe.. :)

 

Possibly, but some of those old games kicked-ass and were fun as hell to play, also a jazzed up version would be cool too. The Atari 5200 version looked better than the original arcade version.

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Possibly, but some of those old games kicked-ass and were fun as hell to play, also a jazzed up version would be cool too. The Atari 5200 version looked better than the original arcade version.

Too boring for Rasmus.. I love the game I own two of the arcade games upright and cocktail table

 

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Too boring for Rasmus.. I love the game I own two of the arcade games upright and cocktail table

 

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I watched this game a lot as a kid. Mostly because no good at it. There was a cocktail version in the restaurant atop Pyramid Plaza in Lubbock TX. (My mental map had a lot of neurons devoted to where the arcade games were.) Sunware/Exceltec had an office on the ground floor. I like to think they came upstairs to play Omega Race.. but shipped Space Patrol.

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Rasmus?

 

No, it doesn't look interesting to me. (Actually it's a bit similar to my 4K entry FORK.) And my plans are, while waiting for the F18A MK2, to do something else than TI-99 games for a while.

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It's not that weird, TI actively discouraged people from porting arcade titles by trying to control the market. Margins weren't that good in the first place, add in a license to the arcade holder and a license to Texas Instruments (plus TI's manufacturing cost for the GROMs) - or alternately the risk of TI suing you for trying to do it without them, and it didn't make a lot of business sense.

 

I always liked Omega Race, but it was a little obscure for some reason - which is probably why no homebrewers tried it. The Vic was the only home version I ever got to try back in the day! I don't think I remember it well enough to do much good today.

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Love the game, always have - but the ColecoVision version looks like ass. Especially not a fan of the solid colored borders. Wireframe or bust for me! Thankfully, we have the Vic-20 and the C64 versions and both are excellent for what they are. :thumbsup:

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No, it doesn't look interesting to me. (Actually it's a bit similar to my 4K entry FORK.) And my plans are, while waiting for the F18A MK2, to do something else than TI-99 games for a while.

I can relate... Currently working on a 40 col text editor under CP/M using 8080 assembly for the Coleco Adam computer. A tool to make tools so to speak. It's good to diversify :)

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After seeing its title, I thought at first that this thread would be about the old Bill Cosby ads.

 

I'm surprised we have'nt had a Rohypnol related Cosby game yet.

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After seeing its title, I thought at first that this thread would be about the old Bill Cosby ads.

 

Sorry, but that made me chuckle.

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I was super ecstatic when Borzork was released for the TI. That one was on my "Bucket List" for the TI.

The recent release of Pengo was great to see as well.

 

The guys here have fulfilled so many of my hopes and wishes over the years, that I don't have much on my list anymore. Just thinking about it right now, I only have a mere four wants left! Shocking!

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