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by scotland
January 26th, 2016, 5:10 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Poll - Which generation is the oldest you still play?
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: Poll - Which generation is the oldest you still play?

Why did you combine generation 2 & 3 into one? Not enough poll options perhaps? And while I'm not entirely in agreement that the Sega Nomad belongs where you've classified it, due to viewing it as a Sega Genesis rather than a new handheld platform from 1995, I definitely don't agree with placin...
by scotland
January 25th, 2016, 10:10 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Poll - Which generation is the oldest you still play?
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Poll - Which generation is the oldest you still play?

Wondering how far back in time your tastes in video gaming go? Regardless of how old you are, what generation is the oldest that still has games that you find are still fun for you to play?
by scotland
January 25th, 2016, 4:06 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Your Top 5 Pong Games
Replies: 13
Views: 1613

Re: Your Top 5 Pong Games

The first generation is a difficult one to research. I was looking for a screen shot of the Video Pinball basketball game, and I could not find one. I have one of these Video Pinball machines. Breakout is my favorite on the system, where using the top analog controller is surprisingly fun. Just lik...
by scotland
January 25th, 2016, 9:21 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: 200 Greatest Games Of The '90s- By The VGC Community
Replies: 63
Views: 7349

Re: 200 Greatest Games Of The '90s- By The VGC Community

51. Virtua Fighter (Sega) In the glory days of the 3 round one on one fighting games like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, came one that visually was in a world of its own - Sega's Virtua Fighter (why isn't it "Virtual" - cause it kicks the "L" out of it). Its also a bit diff...
by scotland
January 24th, 2016, 10:12 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Your Top 5 Pong Games
Replies: 13
Views: 1613

Re: Your Top 5 Pong Games

Actually go back just a bit to the Atari Video Pinball 1st generation console. These were fine little machines, in white or woodgrain, battery or AC, with a better chip than the pong on a chip machines. They had pinball, with side flipper controllers, and a solid analog paddle for breakout, breakawa...
by scotland
January 24th, 2016, 6:14 pm
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Pengo (Sega Game Gear)
Replies: 0
Views: 832

Pengo (Sega Game Gear)

Dealing with the aftermath of a blizzard, I decided for wintery fun with Pengo. This is a port of a 1982 arcade game, with definite Pac Man influences. Despite being a Sega game, its not on the Master System or SG 1000. It is on the Game Gear, minus the intro screen and I missing the music I think i...
by scotland
January 23rd, 2016, 6:23 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Retro Game Service on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Retro Game Service on Ebay

I just learned something from looking at this. One of the services is for a TG-16 region switch, and shows a picture of a TG-16 (no CD, just hu card) with a region switch and an LED indicator. I thought the only differences in region hu cards with the pin mappings, ala the famicom/NES difference. I ...
by scotland
January 21st, 2016, 10:48 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: city building games history
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: city building games history

I remember "Raid on Bungeling Bay" well, and its neat to think that the little game of flying your helicopter around islands led to SimCity.

I wonder if Minecraft today fills about the same niche.
by scotland
January 20th, 2016, 8:26 am
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Magnavox CD-i
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Magnavox CD-i

I believe Philips bought the Magnavox consumer electronics division in the mid 1970s. The original Odyssey was all Magnavox. Most or all of the pong Odyssey machines, like the Odyssey 100, were probably made after the acquisition by Philips. By the Odyssey 2 it was clearly a Philips product. In Euro...
by scotland
January 19th, 2016, 9:37 pm
Forum: Review Feedback
Topic: 2016/1/19: Bally Astrocade: Checkmate, Incredible Wizard, The
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: 2016/1/19: Bally Astrocade: Checkmate, Incredible Wizard, The

I really enjoy the Wizard of Wor arcade machine. A simple idea just wonderfully well done. I think the futuristic part reminds me of Thundarr, the Barabrian. Lasers and wizards, put'em together it just makes sense. Its great that the game has a fine port on the Astrocade. According to Marriot_guy th...

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