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04-27-2003, 07:23 PM
OMG, it's been 20 years since I've had one of those. Wished I'd have kept it for old times sake. Thanks for the memories, Naz.
Heide ~ Pitfall and Frogger were my favs
My Mom and Dad still have one. I love Atari. Too many buttons for me now a days.
04-27-2003, 09:00 PM
My wife still has hers in the closest. Is it worth anything ?
04-27-2003, 09:23 PM
hours and hours and hours - I had to learn how to work on joy sticks and how to get by on two or three hours of sleep. /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
04-27-2003, 10:11 PM
I remember one year, on New Year's Eve, my mom and I sat down in front of the tv and played Space Invaders for hours. I loved Atari. A friend of mine back then had an Intellivision (I think that's what it was called). I didn't like it as much. I only remember that the console was gray, where the Atari was black.
Things were so much easier back then, lol.
I once played Asteroids for 16 hours. Flipped the game 28 times or something. Had patches in RiverRaid, Chopper Command, both Pitfalls, Pac Man, and on and on. Something like 25 patches. Gosh I was a dork.
Kato~~~pretty much still a dork.
I remember the Colecovision a little better than Atari. Coleco was better and the Atari did not get played anywhere near as much.
I wonder if I could someway sue these video game manufacturers for getting me addicted to video games. Other side effects are being lazy, bad eye sight, and overweight. I think I am on to something. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
9 Ball Girl
04-28-2003, 11:12 AM
I still have mine hooked up and it works! All 32 games and all! Although I have an emulator on my PC that emulates the Atari, ColecoVision, and an Arcade Machine emulator, the oldie in my hands still rocks!
I remember getting into a lot of fights with my sisters over who's turn it was...
04-28-2003, 12:03 PM
Space Invaders, baby!
04-28-2003, 12:23 PM
An electronics guy in my dorm had an emulator on his PC with every game the original Nintendo made. I spent too many study hours playing the original Zelda and Contra.
Its all about the up-up-down-down-left-right-left-right-B-A-B-A-START LOLOLOL
It's my turn. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
04-28-2003, 03:10 PM
Nothing dorky about that. That was the "in" thing back then. I think I had a patch in Pac Man, but can't quite remember. Shoot, we were probably all dorks back then, LOL.
04-28-2003, 03:11 PM
hahahaha. I always had the excuse that it helped my hand-eye coordination. In fact, I still use that excuse today, LOL.
04-28-2003, 03:47 PM
Have you seen this:
Atari 10-in-1 (http://www.firebox.com/index.html?dir=firebox&action=product&pid=482)
Also, I watched the other day the whole home video games boom, starting with the guy who started Atari with Pong. He pretty much stole the idea from someone else. So, when he got sued, he settled for $450K. But Pong had already made him millions upon millions. LOL!!
04-28-2003, 03:51 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Kato:</font><hr> I once played Asteroids for 16 hours. Flipped the game 28 times or something. <hr /></blockquote>At our arcade (when arcades were grand), I and a friend played 13 hours straight (we switched every other ship), with a score of over 9Million before they kicked us out. That's over 90 flips. I had over 100,000 on one ship a few times during the stretch. Extra ships disappeared into oblivion off the screen. I think at the time, the record was well over 50 Million for two people.
Fred <~~~ can't play a lick today
04-28-2003, 04:24 PM
My fave from back then<damn thats a long time ago> is Galaga. Killer game and can still be found in some bars and arcades in bowling alleys.
9 Ball Girl
04-28-2003, 06:39 PM
Oh yeah. It takes getting used to. The emulators that I have:
Atari 2600 with 508 games (they're called ROMs)
Nintendo (138 ROMs)
Supter Nintendo (138 ROMs)
M.A.M.E. (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator with 482 ROMs)
Whenever someone comes to my house that remembers those games, I sit them at my computer and ask them, "Do you remember this?". Their eyes look like a deer in headlights! LOL
Oh man, everytime I go in an arcade I look for Galaga. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif I love it. I even bought it for the PS1 when it came out. I don't remember my high score ever but I am sure it is anemic to some. Probably around the 250k range.
I have been unsuccessful with M.A.M.E My favorite Pac Man game is called Pacland. I used to play every summer when my family went to the resort. It was the only place I ever saw the game. Then one day surfing the net I saw it. I was lucky to get it to work, but have been unsuccessful with the rest of the games I have dl'ed.
04-28-2003, 07:49 PM
Same here. We've got it for the N64 console and I also play it online. But it's just not the same as the arcade days.
Heide ~ maybe it's my age, lol
Well no I don't. I might be the only one here! LOL I didn't play many games then, well other than pool and golf.
LOL, I cannot hit the button fast enough on my controller. Nothing will ever compare to playing games as a child in the arcade.
Another wonderful thing about those days as a child is that you always have more money. Just put that plastic thing in the machine and get me some more quarters. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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