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by pacman000
November 14th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

by pacman000
November 14th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Wyvern Tales
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Wyvern Tales

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH_I6DDJIyc New Atari Lynx RPG. Don't know when it's supposed to be released. Here's its website: http://wyverntales.com/ Doesn't give much info. AtariAge thread: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/205836-wyvern-tales/ Mostly folks saying that the game looks good and th...
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 4:51 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

I actually like the download kiosk idea a bit more than downloading games at home. At least with the kiosk I get something I can hold in my hand. Besides, Romox had a cool logo, and Xante's carts were a nice shade of blue. :)
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

http://atariage.com/company_page.php?SystemID=2600&CompanyID=93 Romox carts were supposed to be $24.95. Games were $10. Inflation would bring that to $61.95 for the cart and $24.83 for the game. https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=24.95&year1=198301&year2=201701 https://data.bl...
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 3:42 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

Scroll down a bit and you'll find a pic of a Romox kiosk, from an old brochure: http://www.ti99ers.org/timeline/refr.htm One kiosk could handle Atari 2600, VIC-20, C64, and TI-99 carts. Others may have been added if it was a success. Looks like an IBM PC mock-up made out of picture frames painted wh...
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

AtariAge has this scan posted on their fourm: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/155998-1984-articles-on-xante-romox-micro-mate/?hl=%2Bromox#entry3291581 It's an article about Xante with a pic of their kiosk, the Xanex Production Station or XPS. Looks like an 70/80's idea of a futuristic mini-computer...
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 2:36 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhRqDlGmrK8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuyL6xEf8BI

While trying to find pics of Romox's kiosks, I found these videos of Atari 2600 & 5200 Kiosks. Look in the background and you can see a few other Kiosks in this guy's collection. Pretty cool.
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 1:39 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

http://atariage.com/company_page.php?SystemID=2600&CompanyID=94 http://atariage.com/company_page.php?SystemID=2600&CompanyID=93 Reading about the Cumma Metawriter reminded me of Xante, which had a similar business model. AtariAge's Xante page mentioned another similar company, Romox, which h...
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

A thread at AtariAge suggests the Bar Top 5200 was designed for Latin American markets, where similar 5200-based-arcade machines were already popular, but I can't find evidence of that just skimming Atari's memos. http://atariage.com/forums/topic/64502-atari-5200-arcade-coin-op/?hl=%2Bbartop#entry12...
by pacman000
November 13th, 2017, 10:19 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Kiosks
Replies: 28
Views: 1307

Re: Kiosks

Related: Atari considered turning the 5200 into an arcade machine. Here's the proof: http://www.atarimuseum.com/ahs_archives/archives/pdf/videogames/5200/5200bartop.pdf They did make a game for it, Barroom Baseball, but I don't know if any actual consoles survive. Here's info on Barroom Baseball: ht...

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