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Hello all,

I am trying to find/remember a website that I used to visit from the early to mid 2000s. It was often linked to the Atari 2600 rarity index here at Atari Age. It was a website that reviewed games across all the platforms of the early 80s. So if you looked up Centipede for example, it might run a head to head comparison and rating of the versions for Atari 2600, Vic-20, C64, Atari 800, Coleco Vision, Atari 5200, Atari 7800,  and Apple II. It awarded the top three each time around.

 

Does anyone remember this website/blog?

Does it still exist?

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No, it wasn't Mobygames. But thanks for the suggestion. That is a very nice website that has a lot of good info.

 

The website I am thinking about is not professional like Mobygames, and is all the work of one person who focuses only on the 8-bit era.

 

Perhaps Albert might know? Maybe I should email him.

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The Retrogaming Times Monthly newsletter has/had? a feature like that compared popular 8-bit games across several platforms.  Was always one of my favorite sections of the newsletters.

 

http://www.classicplastic.net/trt/

 

If you look at their newletter archive you can pull down issues up to 20 years ago.

 

As an example, I pulled up a copy of the May 2006 newsletter and it contained an article called The Lost Many Faces of . . . Mario Bros.
by Alan Hewston
 and it covered all these versions of the Mario Bros games:

 

Arcade: 1983 by Shigeru Miyamoto ­ Nintendo
Home versions mostly by Atari ­ most of the
programmer credits now found
•Apple ][ ­ 1983 by Atarisoft (Jimmy Huey) [not officially
released]
•Atari 2600 ­ 1983 by Atari (Dan Hitchens)
This is the XE title that several readers knew in advance
was the best.
•Atari 7800 ­ 1988 by Atari
•Atari XE version ­ 1988 by Atari (Sculptured Software,
Inc.)
•Atari 8 bit computer ­ 1983 by Atari (Bob Merrill)
•Atari 5200 ­ 1983 by Atari (Eric Knopp)
•Commodore 64 ­ 1983 by Atarisoft (Juan Alvarado &
Greg Tavares)
•Commodore 64 ­ 1987 by Ocean (Allan Shortt. Music:
Jane Lowe. Graphics: Fred Gray)


Other systems not covered here:
Nintendo NES ­ 1986 by Nintendo
Amstrad CPC ­ 1987 by Ocean
ZX Spectrum ­ 1987 by Ocean

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Oh and it did have a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner for each game so that might be what you were looking for.

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On 7/2/2020 at 6:25 PM, oesii said:

Oh and it did have a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winner for each game so that might be what you were looking for.

oesii, Thank you! That's the one. That is the exact site that I was looking for, trying to remember. Thanks!

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I remembered the site you were referring to, but for the life of me I also could not remember its name. It's bugged me since this thread was posted so I too am glad to remember The Retrogaming Times. 

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