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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #150 on: March 21, 2019, 01:19:24 AM »
Just watched this nice video looking at 2600 games that pushed the console...


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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #151 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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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #152 on: April 25, 2019, 20:16:28 PM »
Oh, that's a great buy!  Enjoy it!

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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #153 on: April 26, 2019, 07:32:00 AM »
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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #154 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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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #155 on: August 03, 2019, 19:55:44 PM »
Another cool video on the Atari 2600.  This one looks at games with endings...


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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #156 on: August 09, 2019, 00:51:20 AM »
This video looks at some cool hacks of 2600 games by Scott Dayton.  I have several of these!


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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #157 on: August 14, 2019, 00:51:40 AM »
Here's another video that looks at PAL exclusives on the 2600...


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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #158 on: August 19, 2019, 23:05:07 PM »
New Games for your Atari 2600 Part 10...


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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #159 on: August 30, 2019, 22:36:24 PM »
Did anyone get these?


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Re: The Atari 2600 VCS Thread
« Reply #160 on: October 26, 2019, 02:09:11 AM »
Wired-Up Retro released this interesting video that looks at details of Atari 2600 controllers that have remained hidden from many an Atari fan.  You are about to find out what very few people know... and it's all for the sake of fun :)

Here's a summary of some of the secrets that will be revealed in the video...

1) the Atari CX-22 Trak-Ball has a desirable feature that the later-released black CX-80 Trakball doesn't have. In fact, there are other 2600-compatible trackballs that have this feature as well... 

2) The combo paddle/joystick 2600 controllers made by Sears and Coleco are not as effective to play paddle games  on a light sixer or heavy sixer unless you have a particular item to use with the controller. There are some people here who may have never known about this.

3) Omega Race is a two-button game requiring a special "Booster Grip" to properly play it. Some may not have that Booster Grip, but there is another way to play the game... and a controller from another gaming console is the key.

4) There's a particular mouse that can be used to play 2600 games, but there's a trick that you have to know in order to make it "active".

Enjoy!


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