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Retro News & Chat / Mascots in the early days of gaming.
« on: May 31, 2017, 00:43:23 AM »
Posting about the Atari 7800 and it dawned on me. I do not remember any early console having a mascot. Atari? Intellivision? Collecovision? or Odyssey 2?

Intellivision had the running man but was he a mascot? Odyssey 2 had K.C Munchkin but it was more famous for being a better Pac-Man does that count? Colecovision is anyone's guess.

Were there any mascots?

Thoughts, comments or am I just thinking to hard? :P ;D

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Retro News & Chat / Same game only smaller...
« on: September 06, 2013, 15:54:05 PM »
Taking a closer look at similar console and portable games. Hope others will share?


First off:

Activision Anthology
Playstation 2
Over 45 games including: Atlantis, Barnstorming,  Baseball, Beam Rider, Boxing, Bridge, Checkers, Chopper Command, Commando, Cosmic Commuter, Crackpots, Decathlon, Demon Attack, Dolphin, Dragster, Enduro, Fishing Derby, Freeway, Frostbite, Grand Prix, H.E.R.O., Ice Hockey, Kabobber, Kaboom!, Keystone Kapers, Laser Blast, Megamania, Moonsweeper, Oink!, Pitfall!, Pitfall 2, Plaque Attack, Pressure Cooker, Private Eye, River Raid, River Raid 2, Robot Tank, Seaquest, Skiing, Sky Jinks, Space Shuttle, Spider Fighter, Stampede, Starmaster, Tennis, Thwocker, Title Match and TomCat: F14

Activision Hits - Remixed
PSP
Includes 40+ games: Atlantis, Barnstorming, Beam Rider, Boxing, Bridge, Checkers, Chopper Command, Cosmic Commuter, Crackpots, Decathlon, Demon Attack, Dolphin, Dragster, Enduro, Fishing Derby, Freeway, Frostbite, Grand Prix, H.E.R.O., Ice Hockey, Kabobber, Kaboom!, Keystone Kapers, Laser Blast, Megamania, Moonsweeper, Oink!, Pitfall!, Pitfall 2, Plaque Attack, Pressure Cooker, Private Eye, River Raid, River Raid 2, Robot Tank, Seaquest, Skiing, Sky Jinks, Space Shuttle, Spider Fighter, Stampede, Starmaster, Tennis and Thwocker


Both include bonus unlockables: commercials and the various patches that Activision awarded.
Both have an 80's soundtrack.

Playstation 2 version has a few extra games like Baseball, Commando, Title Match Wrestling and Tomcat: F14 Flight Simulator.

PSP version overcomes any shortfalls in being vey button friendly. Even Decathlon was a breeze to play.

Two similar games only just a little different in size.

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Other Systems / TurboGrafx-16 - Taking a second look with old reviews.
« on: April 17, 2013, 02:43:56 AM »
TurboPlay reviews


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Retro News & Chat / Forgotten Gaming News
« on: April 12, 2013, 16:39:35 PM »
Always wondered what happened to Primal Rage. So I thought I would share this old magazine article.


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Other Systems / 3DO Games - Taking another look with old reviews.
« on: April 12, 2013, 16:16:07 PM »
Next Gen.



Gamepro


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Atari Chat / Atari 2600 Grail
« on: December 21, 2012, 15:44:22 PM »
I finally found the limited edition Hostess Atari 2600.

Hostess theme colored Atari 2600 with Twinkie and watch. Now if I can find the limited run fruit pie edition.

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Commodore Chat / Commodore Corner
« on: December 21, 2012, 15:27:06 PM »
A place to post your favoite Commodore related computers and games.
 







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Other Systems / Action Max
« on: December 13, 2012, 17:28:34 PM »
[align=center:y9efslyc]The Action Max by World of Wonder:



VCR not included with system.

Comments or complaints?[/align:y9efslyc]

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Retro News & Chat / Plug and Play Systems
« on: December 13, 2012, 15:44:06 PM »
Some really neat plug and play units have been released over the years. I wish I had bought more of them.

Anyone else own any? Anyone else even enjoy playing plug & plays?




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Sega Chat / Anyone ever try the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive cart swap trick?
« on: November 06, 2012, 22:00:28 PM »
I have an old Sega strategy game guide that had some tricks you could use with swapping out Genesis/Mega Drive games. I have never tried it and they warn you that it can damage the system. Just curious if anyone else had ever given it a shot.



It seems you take one cart and swap with another then you can get unlimited lives or other extras.

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Spectrum Chat / The Spectrum Thread
« on: September 28, 2012, 13:38:01 PM »
The more I see of the Spectrum the more impressed I am with its capabilities.

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Other Systems / The 3DO Topic
« on: September 10, 2012, 19:39:25 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knows much about the Game Guru for the 3DO.

It seems to be some kind of cheat device? If anyone has any information?

Thanks!


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Retro News & Chat / What Hidden Games do you know?
« on: September 08, 2012, 05:28:37 AM »
I was curious what games had hidden games?

In another thread Laird brought up Pitfall the original game being hidden in the Jaguar version of Pitfall.

I know Arnold Palmer Golf for the Genesis/Mega Drive had a hidden game.
Pac-Man 2 for the Genesis/Mega Drive and Super Nintendo had the arcade versions of Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-Man you could play.

Anyone else know some hidden games and what system?

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Retro News & Chat / Onthinice's collection
« on: August 27, 2012, 18:15:01 PM »
Atari 2600


Atari 5200 & 7800


Colecovision


Intellivision


Nintendo







Odyssey 2

Sega








TG-16


3DO


Vectrex plus Lynx Ms. Pac-Man



PS & Xbox


game room




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Retro News & Chat / onthinice's handhelds
« on: August 27, 2012, 17:25:58 PM »





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