2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 6th, 2014, 1:04 pm

I had fun writing this set of reviews.  Hope you like them.

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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby Sut1 » April 6th, 2014, 1:30 pm

Biorhythm was also released for the RCA Studio II - so you know it's going to be bad !

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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby PSX1 » April 6th, 2014, 5:31 pm

Nice reviews, Critic.  Thanks especially for taking one for the team and suffering through the Biorhythm review.  I've had a Mattel Aquarius for like 15 years now and never hooked it up because I have no games for it.... I've come close to buying Biorhythm for it on a few occasions because its one of the more common, and definitely the cheapest, "game" for the system.  But I could never find any info online about it, and the pictures and details on the box are useless!  Thanks for saving me the trouble.

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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby darkrage61 » April 6th, 2014, 6:10 pm

That Vitality Sensor that was once announced for the Wii sounded like an updated version of Biorhythm.

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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby scotland171 » April 6th, 2014, 6:57 pm

Thank you for these reviews

Ah, the 70s, where we got Pet Rocks, clogs, ancient astronauts, Evil Knieval, alien abductions, lava lamps, and biorhythms.  Could have been worse - could have been some video game about water beds.  Did you know there were arcade machines for biorhythms - like the fortune tellers or love predictors. 

Sea Wolf could also be considered an arcade port of http://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=flyer&db=videodb&id=952&image=2

By the way, above the reviews I am seeing something I don't recall. Is this new?
"This space available for videogame-related ads / contact videogamecritic@gmail.com for details" 



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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby Rev1 » April 6th, 2014, 10:34 pm

[QUOTE=scotland17]
By the way, above the reviews I am seeing something I don't recall. Is this new?
"This space available for videogame-related ads / contact videogamecritic@gmail.com for details" 
[/QUOTE]

I saw this as well. Was a bit curious about this. Hopefully, having an add right under the links doesn't accidentally redirect you to another site when you are trying to get to a specific console section. Still, having something to help with the site's costs makes sense.

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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby Crock1 » April 7th, 2014, 7:15 pm

The biorhythm stuff always fascinates me.  To think that this stuff was popular at one time!  It's almost hard to believe today, and yet I was a kid during that time,  I remember getting a TI-30 calculator for Christmas as a kid that came with a big book of things to do with it.  One of the things in that book that my dad helped me do was calculate my biorhythm.  Was this a fad back then, or what was the deal?  Whatever the case, it seems to have virtually disappeared from, well, everywhere.

Another thing that I've wondered about is the zodiac stuff.  Both Coleco and Mattel produced handheld zodiac / horoscope calculators.  Again, just hard to believe that this stuff exists....

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2014/4/6: Bally Astrocade: Biorhythm, Blast Droids, Sea Wolf/Missile

Postby crimefighter1 » April 9th, 2014, 5:24 pm

Actually a port of the 1976 original - http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9459


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