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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #255 on: October 21, 2020, 15:12:21 PM »
Today is very special! I'm getting a box in the mail from cjherr over at AtariAge filled to the brim with 7800 games! He didn't use them anymore, so he wanted to send them to me, free of charge! How nice of him! I'm very humbled by this generous donation and incredibly thankful. I'll post what's all in there here in this thread later. I plan on doing an unboxing video.

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« Reply #256 on: October 21, 2020, 16:17:57 PM »
Well that's pretty cool! Looking forward to seeing what games you get.

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« Reply #257 on: October 21, 2020, 19:26:42 PM »
That is awesome!  I'm curious to see your unboxing video when you get it done.  :)
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« Reply #258 on: October 21, 2020, 20:34:58 PM »
Well, @TrekMD , you won't have to wait long! Here it is, in all its 7800 glory!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EVrexiMc7g

I think that's how you insert a hyperlink here. Not entirely sure if that'll work or not. I'm still getting used to the way things work here.

Anyways, if you are too busy to watch the video, here's a list of what I all got:

Asteroids
Centipede
Choplifter!
Crossbow
Dark Chambers
Desert Falcon
Dig Dug
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Junior
Galaga
Hat Trick
Joust
Ms. Pac-Man
Pole Position II
Rampage
Realsports Baseball
Robotron: 2084
Touchdown Football
Xenophobe
Xevious
Xevious (yes there were two in the box)

Thanks so much, cjherr!

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #259 on: October 21, 2020, 20:56:41 PM »
Whoops! I forgot the BIG ONE! Commando is also in there. One of the two games that uses the POKEY audio chip instead of solely the stock 2600 TIA sound.

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« Reply #260 on: October 21, 2020, 23:28:50 PM »
That is one nice group of games and, Commando is awesome!  I've saved the video to watch later.  :)  Congratulations!
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« Reply #261 on: October 22, 2020, 02:55:12 AM »
Cool, be sure to tell me when you watch it!
Commando is a lot of fun. I tried them all out and they do work. I haven't spent equal time with all of them, but I played at least one game of each (except some of the sports games). So far, I have been really enjoying Commando, Choplifter!, and Crossbow mostly. The 3 "C's".

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #262 on: October 22, 2020, 04:54:39 AM »
I will!  Glad the games work too!
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #263 on: October 23, 2020, 01:04:17 AM »
What are some of your favorites on the console? I am loving Choplifter, Commando, Galaga, and Food Fight especially.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #264 on: October 23, 2020, 01:05:55 AM »
Just watched the video.  Very nice!  Favorites from the original lineup:  Ms. Pac-Man, Commando, Xevious, Donkey Kong, Desert Falcon come to mind.
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #265 on: October 23, 2020, 02:55:32 AM »
Those are all very good games! The first three you mentioned (Xevious, Commando, Ms. PAC-Man) are all easily better than their NES counterparts.

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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #266 on: October 23, 2020, 03:24:39 AM »
Yes they are!  I forgot to include Dig Dug, Asteroids and Centipede!  Love them all!
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #267 on: October 23, 2020, 05:43:36 AM »
And I heard Robotron is pretty good too! I haven’t tried it out with a proper two stick setup yet on 7800. I made this holder for my joysticks seems to hold them pretty well. It’s okay to laugh if you want as it’s pretty ugly, but I’m not complaining! I think it will work well. I plan to blast some robots tomorrow on my day off.

Whoops, sorry. Looks like I can’t insert a picture on my phone. Or at least I don’t know how to. I think I will do a video on it and maybe post later. Sorry!

But rest assured, it’s not winning any beauty contests!

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« Reply #268 on: October 23, 2020, 17:46:02 PM »
Oh, it is!  Definitely a fun game and, perhaps, one of the best home versions of the game.  Hey, if you made your own holder for the joysticks and it works, more power to you.  :)
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Re: Atari 7800 Thread
« Reply #269 on: October 24, 2020, 13:37:19 PM »

7800 got some really solid ports. Asteroids on the 7800 is still my favourite home port of it. Centipede, Food Fight and Joust are all really splendid conversions. Food Fight might still be an exclusive still - can't be sure of that though.

Look out for Pacman Collection which is an excellent homebrew hack built on the original Ms.Pacman game. I think there's a POKEY version of it now - I own the original version with the old 2600 sound but it plays great.

 

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