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by goldenband
January 15th, 2018, 6:02 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Review Wish List
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Review Wish List

It would be cool to have the "holy grail" cartridge games for the Intellivision reviewed someday - Spiker and Stadium Mud Buggies. And maybe that awful Super Pro Decathlon game too [...] Even though Beamrider has been reviewed for other systems my particular favorite version is the Intell...
by goldenband
January 7th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Winter Games!
Replies: 36
Views: 807

Re: Winter Games!

Normally I can find a query Google to answer any specific video game questions, but if the results are any indication, nobody has ever finished the first stage of Steel Harbinger. I have! And this guy did too: https://youtu.be/cmaZfKRsvtw?t=9m11s I make no assurances as to the quality of the video ...
by goldenband
January 7th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Worst Video Game Enemies?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Worst Video Game Enemies?

Any enemy that harasses you endlessly and can't be killed is definitely on my list. I remember getting incredibly frustrated by these pseudo-Polynesian women with shields in Crash Bandicoot, who would always push you off ledges at the worst possible times: an enraging enemy in an often-enraging game.
by goldenband
January 7th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Winter Games!
Replies: 36
Views: 807

Re: Winter Games!

Another winter game I needed to review was Pengo for the Atari 5200. I think the reason I had never reviewed it before was because it doesn't work on my old 5200 multicart. I checked Ebay for the real cart and was surprised that you can still get a new copy (in the box) for fairly cheap (about $30)...
by goldenband
January 7th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/1/5: Intellivision: Skiing, Mountain Madness: Super Pro Skiing
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: 2018/1/5: Intellivision: Skiing, Mountain Madness: Super Pro Skiing

Great (and seasonally-appropriate) reviews! I'm always pleased to see a new review for the Intellivision, and am glad you liked Mountain Madness -- it really is like a Cadillac version of regular Skiing. Sometimes the Super Pro thing didn't work out as well for INTV (Slap Shot comes to mind), but th...
by goldenband
January 7th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2018/1/7: Atari 2600: Ski Hunt (Europe), Ski Run (Europe)
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: 2018/1/7: Atari 2600: Ski Hunt (Europe), Ski Run (Europe)

Awesome! I've played these both -- not for hours on end, but for a little while each -- and think your reviews are spot-on. I don't know whether they're rare enough to get the icon; PAL Atari 2600 games are notoriously slippery when it comes to rarity since so many of them were re-released and bootl...
by goldenband
January 1st, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Winter Games!
Replies: 36
Views: 807

Re: Winter Games!

And for Ski Run, here's a translation of the back of the box (which, again, may be the closest thing to a manual) of the German release "Abfahrtslauf" (Downhill Race): http://www.atarimania.com/game-abfahrtslauf_s13747.html Downhill Race John is a participant in an interesting ski run. He ...
by goldenband
January 1st, 2018, 11:45 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Winter Games!
Replies: 36
Views: 807

Re: Winter Games!

I think a lot of these PAL releases were done on the super-cheap and may not have had manuals, especially since they would potentially have had to do them in multiple languages. I had a quick look and the closest thing to a manual I was able to find for Ski Hunt/Mountain Man was the back of the box ...
by goldenband
December 30th, 2017, 10:19 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Winter Games!
Replies: 36
Views: 807

Re: Winter Games!

Awhile back AtariAge had some folks modifying ROMs, creating NTSC versions of PAL games and visa versa. http://atariage.com/software_conversions.php Looks like Mountain Man was never converted. So... Emulation? Or buy a PAL system and TV.., Sad that Mountain Man isn't on the list (yet). The good ne...
by goldenband
December 30th, 2017, 12:11 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Doing it wrong?
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Doing it wrong?

The biggest one I remember is a room in Landstalker (on the Genesis) where I painstakingly worked out a strategy to make it through with damage-boosting and other trickery, and thought to myself "Huh, that was brutal" -- only to discover after the fact that a much more straightforward rout...

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