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Atari Archive
« on: March 08, 2020, 04:19:16 AM »
I discovered this channel on You Tube by chance.  It covers Atari 2600 games in relatively short episodes.  In each video a brief history of the game being discussed is given.  I found these to be informative and fun to watch.  Here are three episodes of the Atari Archive which cover Combat, Air Sea Battle, and Video Olympics...

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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2020, 23:26:30 PM »
WOW these videos are great, now I will be watching these as long as The Atari Archive keeps putting them on Youtube. . . . . . .
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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2020, 23:29:57 PM »
Glad you liked them.  I didn't post more as there had not been any reaction.  Here is the latest one...

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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 21:57:30 PM »
These videos are excellent.  8)
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 23:11:00 PM »
They sure are! 
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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 00:00:40 AM »
Great info in that...but was something wrong with the 2600 footage capture ? The signposts aren't always visible in the footage in that port in this video.

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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 02:19:14 AM »
Maybe he had an issue with whatever he was using to capture the video. I think this game has some flicker too that doesn't help.  I still say this game should be hacked and updated with improved car graphics.  :)
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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 10:23:59 AM »
Ah!

The game must display the road and the objects on alternate frames. The persistence of vision we experience adds them together.

For footage sometimes emulating is easier. :)


It's a great port on the 2600. I never owned it in the day as I considered it too simplistic but I wish I had retrospectively. There are quite a few games like that! I may create a thread about it. :)






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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 16:40:53 PM »
OK, this is an older episode but of a very important game to the 2600....

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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 01:47:58 AM »
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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 09:30:58 AM »
That gets a mention in my "games I wished I owned BITD" thread.

I remember the arcade game. The sound on it was turned way up and the sound of the clowns bouncing around could be heard half away around the arcade I used to visit. The version this arcade had a deeper bass sound for what is in this video - so it was some some of variant on the original I'm guessing -  and it became pretty much part of the atmosphere of the place :)


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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2020, 12:03:06 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen the arcade version of the game.  For me, Circus Atari was an "original" Atari game until many years later when I learned of the arcade version.
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Re: Atari Archive
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2020, 15:50:11 PM »
Next episode on Fishing Derby...

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