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I Just got this game on ebay along with about 3 other games one of the other games was minor 2049er which is very overaded by the way. Spiderdriod which is a Amidar ripof and rock n' rope which is very average like all coleco games. I saw the review on the gamecridict 2600 page. He gave the game a D+ not only is way wrong on that game but all the other games too. This is a very cool game which uses a combination of skill and thought. I solved cases 1 and 2 but can't figure out the 3rd. This game is more of an A- or B+. I also would like to know how cosmic commputer is before i get it.

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It's good. You like Defender? You like Lunar Lander? How about Megamania? Well, it's like all three of those games blended together. Cosmic Commuter is definitely one of Activision's better 2600 games.

 

JR

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I'm also a big fan of Cosmic Commuter. I also seem to be a fan of any Lander type games.. This planet sucks also makes the list.

 

Later,

Joel D. Park

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I bought Private Eye from the mall after the crash. I got it for like $5.00. (I think that same day I got 2 of the Mythicon games for .99 apiece) I loved PI definately not D+!!! I never could solve more that LVL1 and 2 tho.

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WOW! I never have been able to beat level 2! There's not enough time! I have beat 1,3,4, but NEVER have made any progress on 5.

 

The map they give in the instructions is really confusing. I'm going to make a better one, unless someone knows of an existing better map. I love reading the instructions, though. Very well done! Private Eye is an A- for me!

 

Stan, PI

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heh BUMP this was my first post on atariage

 

i was just checking out the find all posts by me search :D

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Private Eye is a great game that seems to get overlooked. And yes, the map makes no sense. After I solved case 1, I went back and looked at it to try and trace where I went. Impossible. I'm still confused by it.

 

If any one can solve case 5, damn, you are good. I give the game an A.

 

As for Cosmic Commuter? I give it a C. Nothing really stands out that is wrong with it, I just don't have any fun playing it. Also, the first place I played it was the poorly emulated Activisition Action pack 3, so that might have soured my judgement.

 

Now that I think about it, I first played Private Eye on action pack 3. Oh never mind.

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to update, I have solved all 5 cases, YES ALL 5!!! And have compeletly mapped the ENTIRE game. Someday when the new Atarinvader site is up, these maps will be available to all.

 

If you would like an advance copy of a map for a certain case, drop me an e-mail. The maps are EXCEL documents, FYI.

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I didn't even notice the age on this thread. I couldn't believe Stan was able to solve cases 2 and 5 so quickly. I should have remembered that he was working on better maps. And NOW Lemmi's post makes sense. :oops:

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Great job stan, heh when i bumped this i had no idea that the maps were still waiting to be posted :D

 

oh and my avatar has been cleaned up and made alittle bigger thanks to Crossbow ;)

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Still waiting for that map. That level is ridiculous!

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14 hours ago, Illtiger1 said:

Still waiting for that map. That level is ridiculous!

Unfortunately, StanJr hasn't signed in for the last 2 years, so his maps may never get posted

 

 

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I am hopeful that if I subscribe to this thread I will get maps for this game before my hands, eyes, and or brain stops workin’.

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It's a great adventure game, regardless of the fact that you're driving a car. It's easy to get lost in the higher game variations, which is pretty cool.

This is therefore not a game that should involve a time limit, in my opinion. It's highly conducive to exploring and taking your time, rather than memorizing a long sequence of direction changes so you can merely "connect the dots" before the time runs out.

To that effect, in 2010, Nukey Shay kindly hacked the game to render infinite time. Now it's fun. :)

 

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/169552-and-the-worst-activisions-games-are/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-2097414

 

 

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This thread is older than Private Eye was when this thread was created.

 

I need to lie down.

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31 minutes ago, BassGuitari said:

This thread is older than Private Eye was when this thread was created.

 

I need to lie down.

My favorite "old" fact is to say Star Trek the Next Generation is way older than the original series was when TNG came out.  (67 vs 87)

 

But in relation to the topic, I found this doc that I saved years ago, not a map, but maybe it is helpful.  I've never tried it.  Pretty sure I got it here, it's dated 2009.

 

 

PrivateEyeMaps.xlsx

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Those are Stan Jr's maps.  He posted them to two different web sites that are both long gone.

 

He also wrote walk throughs for each case.  KevinMos3 was able to capture both in a Word doc that was posted in this thread.

 

 

 

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