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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2013, 17:33:02 PM »
This is a video from K Kart, an unfinished Mario Kart clone for the Falcon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xa6RPJ8ymA

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2013, 01:21:54 AM »
Funny how they are called Mario Kart clones.

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2013, 06:58:09 AM »
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Funny how they are called Mario Kart clones.

Your post reminded me of how often I've seen others refer to Breakout clones as being 'Arkanoid clones'. Grrrr!  >:( 8)
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #33 on: January 30, 2013, 20:37:43 PM »
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Quote from: "onthinice"
Funny how they are called Mario Kart clones.

Your post reminded me of how often I've seen others refer to Breakout clones as being 'Arkanoid clones'. Grrrr!  >:( :D I think more often it's a refined version that is often remembered and used as a 'genre' clone.
As for Mario Kart clone, it's normally only used when games used the same rotation for the track similar to mode7 on the snes. Which obviously that Falcon game was based on.
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2013, 21:48:06 PM »
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Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Funny how they are called Mario Kart clones.

Your post reminded me of how often I've seen others refer to Breakout clones as being 'Arkanoid clones'. Grrrr!  >:( :D I think more often it's a refined version that is often remembered and used as a 'genre' clone.
As for Mario Kart clone, it's normally only used when games used the same rotation for the track similar to mode7 on the snes. Which obviously that Falcon game was based on.

:-) Not as bad as when ever TV shows tried to show say a kid off shot or in shot but not acting, playing a videogame, i.e ANY videogame be it a MD or PS1, they'd put in sound FX from the NES!!

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2013, 22:24:02 PM »
Haha! Yeah I've noticed that!
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2014, 18:00:55 PM »


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This Falcon from the previous Revival (belonging to the computer museum guys) is just a mirage:

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This photo from Jagfest UK in 2005 must be magic!

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I think you get the picture . . . . .

It's amazing some of the things I get accused of! Next somebody will be saying it was me and not 10PSEX who made the fake Atari Age page . . . OH WAIT!

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2014, 20:08:02 PM »
Lol who cares fella, you review them and thats all that matters..
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2014, 20:12:00 PM »
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Lol who cares fella, you review them and thats all that matters..

Sadly some people do. I just wanted to set the record straight.

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2014, 22:17:59 PM »
The bottom picture (with one Falcon with a red mouse mat) and the other with the TFT screen are actually Falcons that belong to myself and CiH. We're both active Atari sceners and regularly attend demoparties based abroad, such as Outline and Sillyventure. Here in the UK though we do have the multiformat Sundown demoparty and this is a recommended visit to anyone here on the forum who fancies doing something a bit different.

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2014, 22:21:19 PM »
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The bottom picture (with one Falcon with a red mouse mat) and the other with the TFT screen are actually Falcons that belong to myself and CiH. We're both active Atari sceners and regularly attend demoparties based abroad, such as Outline and Sillyventure. Here in the UK though we do have the multiformat Sundown demoparty and this is a recommended visit to anyone here on the forum who fancies doing something a bit different.

I thought one of those was yours! I have loads of old Jagfest photos, those were the days!

I wish I could have gone to Sillyventure but money was just too tight  :113:

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2014, 23:16:44 PM »
Hey that's some photoshop skills right there  :21:

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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2014, 09:04:36 AM »
The Falcon was alittle bit a mystery. It was released at a time the PC completed it's domination at home and also in offices. It was a quite good piece of hardware but as usual too late and too expensive with less support.

Specially as the machines were not sold anymore by electronic shops it disappeared within weeks out of focus by potential customers. Atari provided no ads nor any distribution channel to keep customers informed.

During that time I went out of Atari Business as no projects was targeted for that platform, neither for Amiga or any other machine beside PC (my Acorn Archimedes was only an expensive hobby). I sold my complete Atari 8-Bit collection for about $500 on ebay. Followed by Amiga 1000, Atari 1040STF and all the other devices as there was no demand anymore. Previous customers offered me their old devices as switching to PC. But the business was simple dead with that machines.

Today a Falcon is very rare and auctions at ebay offers them for $500 or higher whereas Atari ST and TT are within the $20-$50 price range.
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2014, 22:29:44 PM »
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Re: Atari Falcon
« Reply #44 on: June 02, 2014, 20:37:07 PM »

 

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