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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by SpaceBooger Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:39 pm

Hooked up the Atari 2600 for a little bit this morning and Cosmic Ark is still my favorite 2600 game and the one of mine that has aged the best. (I also reviewed it as part of my Print-N-Pixel posts the last time I hooked up the 2600)

Also, while playing Galaxian on the 2600, I found myself putting my thumb on top of the joystick like I would the right side of a modern PS3 or XBox controller while keeping my right thumb on the red button.
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:42 pm

Nice review. That is indeed a great game. Imagic is a great forgotten developer - one of the best from that era. Atlantis and Demon Attack are also all-time classics.
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by Gunstar Green Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:58 pm

Dragon Fire, Laser Gates and Moonsweeper are all pretty slick too. There's also Fathom which I'm not sure I like as a game but it's a technical marvel.

Nova Blast on the Intellivision might by my favorite Defender clone. Imagic could squeeze crazy-good graphics out of the early consoles.
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by SpaceBooger Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:46 pm

Demon Attack eh... We played that one today too:
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by BoneSnapDeez Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:10 pm

Wow your set-up looks just like mine. Complete with the little black "basic cable" box that is always tilted because it's so flimsy the rigid coaxial cable wire perpetually forces it to lean to one side.

What model Atari 2600 system is that tho? Can't quite tell.
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by mas Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:16 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Wow your set-up looks just like mine. Complete with the little black "basic cable" box that is always tilted because it's so flimsy the rigid coaxial cable wire perpetually forces it to lean to one side.

What model Atari 2600 system is that tho? Can't quite tell.

That is called the "darth Vader" model. Very nice looking model
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by SpaceBooger Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:29 pm

mas wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Wow your set-up looks just like mine. Complete with the little black "basic cable" box that is always tilted because it's so flimsy the rigid coaxial cable wire perpetually forces it to lean to one side.

What model Atari 2600 system is that tho? Can't quite tell.

That is called the "darth Vader" model. Very nice looking model

Yup. The 1982 model with "Atari 2600" printed on it. Back and orange cool style. I do regret leaving it in my garage for so long though.
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by mas Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:04 pm

SpaceBooger wrote:
mas wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:Wow your set-up looks just like mine. Complete with the little black "basic cable" box that is always tilted because it's so flimsy the rigid coaxial cable wire perpetually forces it to lean to one side.

What model Atari 2600 system is that tho? Can't quite tell.

That is called the "darth Vader" model. Very nice looking model

Yup. The 1982 model with "Atari 2600" printed on it. Back and orange cool style. I do regret leaving it in my garage for so long though.
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Space booger consider it like this you were paying tribute to darth Vader for princess Leigh
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by noiseredux Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:41 am

question: Content-wise, is there a reason to get those Atari compilations on Xbox One rather than the Atari compilation that's now on Steam?
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Re: Have you played an ATARI today!!!

by BoneSnapDeez Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:50 am

noiseredux wrote:question: Content-wise, is there a reason to get those Atari compilations on Xbox One rather than the Atari compilation that's now on Steam?


I don't have time to look up specifics, but I believe there is significant overlap between Atari Anthology (PS2, Xbox), Atari Vault (Steam), the two (combined) Atari Flashback Classics compilations (PS4, Xbox One), and the latest Atari 2600 plug n play. By "significant" I mean that there's like 90% overlap. So yeah, just go with whatever hardware you prefer.
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