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Atari Chat / Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« on: September 16, 2019, 17:17:14 PM »
Similar but no longer available at a reasonable price.  A Harmony cart is much easier to use, though, as you just put an SD card with the games and it's ready.  I believe SainT may have decided to work on one for the system once he's done with his sales for the Jaguar SD cart.

I also seem to remember it had problems playing games like Commando with the added sound chip, but my memory is fuzzy. I should have kept it anyway. The more I read about the 7800, the more interesting it seems, especially with the homebrew that's been coming out these last few years.

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Atari Chat / Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« on: September 16, 2019, 15:14:52 PM »

Would really like a 7800 version of the Harmony - the 7800 homebrew scene over at atariage is creating some really great titles.

Didn't Chad Schells Cuttle Cart II act like a Harmony cart? It came out many years ago and allowed you to upload all your 7800 and 2600 games onto the cart to be played on a real 7800. And I bloody well had one!! Why on earth did I get rid of it... 😑

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Homebrew Chat / Re: New ColecoVision Homebrew - Muncher Mouse
« on: July 17, 2019, 20:22:16 PM »
Excellent. The colecovision is still making a lot of noise and I'm particularly pleased that games are coming out that still work on the original unexpanded machine like this one :)

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Retro News & Chat / Re: The Retrogaming Times
« on: June 30, 2019, 16:50:27 PM »
I'd like to do more reviews at some point too when I can cause it's good fun writing em :)

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Handheld & Tabletop Chat / Re: The Atari Lynx
« on: June 29, 2019, 20:04:48 PM »
Hi - I've tried it again on my laptop and it doesn't seem possible to download. It says "The publisher chose not to allow downloads for this publication"

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Handheld & Tabletop Chat / Re: The Atari Lynx
« on: June 23, 2019, 20:51:59 PM »
Another PDF of old mag scans and reviews, this time for the old Atari Lynx, enjoy.

https://issuu.com/amigajay/docs/lynx_uk_pdf
Brilliant stuff😎 But can you download it and open offline? I download it but I can't open it.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: The Retrogaming Times
« on: June 23, 2019, 15:58:49 PM »
Fair enough heh heh I suppose we've all got our prejudices; just look at the signature on my posts 😁 Maybe I'm worried about the Americanisation of history,  and even people in the UK now talking about the Atari being followed by Sega and Nintendo when that didn't happen here. But he's an American so if he wants to slag UK stuff off, that's up to him!😎

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Atari Chat / Re: Starpath's The Official Frogger
« on: June 05, 2019, 20:51:34 PM »
I've got both a cuttle cart (which is a modern supercharger) and the Harmony cart which plays the games, and I played them back to back again this week. There is no real comparison. The supercharger version plays a LOT better as well as obviously looking better. It basically makes the original redundant, and even gives the great Colecovision version a run for its money.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: The Retrogaming Times
« on: May 26, 2019, 13:07:11 PM »
I was quite surprised when going through other issues that in September 2017 he headlined with an article on "Manic Miner's Forgotten Conversion!" I thought, "Eh?" Manic Miner is a British game, and more than that, a British ZX Spectrum game!!! Why would he do an article on that? Everyone knows the ZX Spectrum is rubbish! In fact, it's even more rubbish than soccer!! :D

So I read it with gritted teeth, but no, he was incredibly complimentary. He said the following: "Unlike a lot of the rose-tinted perspective concerning early home computer games, and ZX Spectrum games in general, Manic Miner is honestly a very polished and fun to play game." Well, how about that! While ZX Spectrum games in general are rubbish and it's just a rose-tinted perspective that makes British people think they're any good, Manic Miner is actually quite playable! Well, for a British game anyway!  ;D ;D ;D

Sorry Mr Lundin, but you don't know what you're talking about. I think you should stick to what you know best, like Nintendo, Sega and... er, Nintendo ;)

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Retro News & Chat / Re: The Retrogaming Times
« on: May 07, 2019, 22:29:45 PM »
On the other side, there was a really interesting article on the story behind and merits of the Atari 2600 classic, Yar's Revenge.

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Retro News & Chat / Re: The Retrogaming Times
« on: May 07, 2019, 15:54:20 PM »
David Lundin Jr is certainly very upfront with his views, particularly his hatred of British gaming. Personally I think he's talking rubbish, and the mag suffers from being too Yank-centric. He mentions Robocop 2:

"one thing will be instantly apparent: that bleeding in your ears, yeah, that's the sound of a British game developer.  Sure enough, Ocean Software developed RoboCop 2 for the NES, and it plays like a bog standard British-developed platform game of the time"  and "a mess of over-animated graphics, flashy and overly bright colors, ridiculous enemies, garish background patterns and all the other out of place garbage generally associated with British developed games of this era."

Yes, British programmers were terrible at programming games because they were British. Especially Rare who did Donkey Kong Country and so many other awful games at that time!!

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Retro News & Chat / Re: Latest Retro Purchases (Games or Hardware)
« on: May 06, 2019, 12:27:23 PM »
I don't remember a Rally Racer on the 2600, must have been one of the late 80s releases.  Will need to check it out.

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Homebrew Chat / Re: AgaCart - New SD Multicart for Atari Lynx
« on: April 30, 2019, 08:07:43 AM »
There was a lynx multicart that came out last spring which I bought that I think may have the edge over this as it gives you the game file names on screen to scroll down rather than pushing a button, but this still looks like a solid alternative.

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Atari Chat / Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« on: April 26, 2019, 16:41:25 PM »
I'll review it if you like :)  Might take a while for it to get here though, as I've heard there's a slow turnover of processing orders. Will be worth it in the end though I'm sure 8)

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Atari Chat / Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« on: April 25, 2019, 19:43:50 PM »
I just ordered a Harmony Encore cartridge. I will now pray to Jesus that it makes its way safely to the United Kingdom from America over the next few weeks...

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