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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #195 on: August 06, 2014, 11:51:41 AM »
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I don't think you realise the success the NES was having at this time.  They were printing money with NES carts with total control of cartridge supply, its why you had so many companies setting up smaller ones to get roudn the 5 carts a year release.

Of course I know how well the NES was doing in the US market.  The point remains that Nintendo was not afraid to do what it needed to do to be successful with the console. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #196 on: August 08, 2014, 22:43:37 PM »
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Of course I know how well the NES was doing in the US market.  The point remains that Nintendo was not afraid to do what it needed to do to be successful with the console.

Afraid isnt the right word.

Nintendo weren't tight

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #197 on: August 11, 2014, 21:59:12 PM »
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Of course I know how well the NES was doing in the US market.  The point remains that Nintendo was not afraid to do what it needed to do to be successful with the console.

Afraid isnt the right word.

Nintendo weren't tight

Nintendo is cheap. That is why I like them. Nintendo has sold good systems at affordable prices since the SNES days. They have learned something some manufactures never will.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #198 on: October 27, 2014, 14:22:48 PM »
So I'm now thinking of getting one of these!  Considering going for a full collection of games as there isn't that many but not sure if PAL or US is the way to go.  The PAL console can't play US games properly if I recall?

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #199 on: October 27, 2014, 17:49:29 PM »
Good choice! I think there are 8 US only titles, and only 2 pal exclusives. The BIOS uses region lockout, although I do recall someone fitting a dev BIOS to get around this

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #200 on: October 27, 2014, 18:13:27 PM »
Yes, each console is region-specific.  Pretty much all the games were released in both markets, though, with some even being exclusive to the PAL version.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #201 on: October 27, 2014, 19:36:16 PM »
I'll stick to PAL then

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #202 on: October 27, 2014, 20:25:02 PM »
That's cool.  The PAL system also has Asteroids included without having to get a cart.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #203 on: October 28, 2014, 20:08:31 PM »

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #204 on: October 28, 2014, 20:10:47 PM »
Sounds like you got a good deal.  :)

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #205 on: October 28, 2014, 20:27:08 PM »
It also came with:

Planet smashers
Meltdown
Basket brawl
Tower toppler
Xenophobe. (New not opened)
Scrapyard dog
Fatal run (new not opened)
Fight night (new not opened)
Motor psycho ( no box )

Bit miffed with Meltdown as I have a massive crate of those all sealed from back in my trader days. Stuck in the loft for 10 years!

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #206 on: October 28, 2014, 20:37:56 PM »
You got some good titles in there.  Keep Fight Night closed, though. 

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #207 on: October 28, 2014, 20:41:29 PM »
Is it rare?

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #208 on: October 28, 2014, 20:47:34 PM »
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Is it rare?

Rare? No.  It's an unplayable POS.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #209 on: October 28, 2014, 20:51:21 PM »
Damn. Got me all excited for a minute!

 

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