2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 16th, 2012, 9:48 am

Check out these three rare Atari 2600 games I reviewed with the help of my Harmony Cart.  Let me know what you think.

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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby Astrosmasher1 » May 16th, 2012, 9:58 am

some classy games that I am not going to get...

thanks for the heads up.

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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby DanZero1 » May 16th, 2012, 11:10 am

Interesting story on Tooth Protectors -- it too was only available via mail order, and according to AtariAge it's even harder to find than Chase The Chuckwagon!

Springer was an arcade port from 1982 -- http://www.arcade-museum.com/S/Springer.html

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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby LuckyMan1 » May 16th, 2012, 2:34 pm

Alright, some rare game reviews! Very nice!

I love the line about the "small Mexican woman" in your Stronghold review. You're a riot VGC!

I'm surprised you graded Tooth Protectors so high. It's a funny little game, but other than collectors, it would probably only be of interest to children.

I did notice a few small typos:

Stronghold:
you'll need (to) shoot first
she tends to follow your (movements), not "moments"

Tooth Protectors:
the baddie is about (to) swoop down, not "the" swoop down
move (to) the far side of the screen

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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby crimefighter1 » May 16th, 2012, 11:34 pm

Yep...Springer is an obscure arcade game...biggest difference in gameplay is the Atari version doesn't have dinos in it or any enemies for that matter.

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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby LuckyMan1 » May 17th, 2012, 1:19 pm

[QUOTE=crimefighter]Yep...Springer is an obscure arcade game...biggest difference in gameplay is the Atari version doesn't have dinos in it or any enemies for that matter.
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It has dinos, but they call them "dragons" in the manual.


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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby VideoGameCritic » May 20th, 2012, 12:03 pm

[QUOTE=LuckyMan]Alright, some rare game reviews! Very nice!

I love the line about the "small Mexican woman" in your Stronghold review. You're a riot VGC!

I'm surprised you graded Tooth Protectors so high. It's a funny little game, but other than collectors, it would probably only be of interest to children.

I did notice a few small typos:

Stronghold:
you'll need (to) shoot first
she tends to follow your (movements), not "moments"

Tooth Protectors:
the baddie is about (to) swoop down, not "the" swoop down
move (to) the far side of the screen
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Thank you for pointing out these typos!  I am fixing them now.

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2012/5/16: Atari 2600: Springer, Stronghold, Tooth Protectors

Postby Adamant1 » May 22nd, 2012, 8:55 am

[QUOTE=DanZero]
Springer was an arcade port from 1982 -- http://www.arcade-museum.com/S/Springer.html

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Wait, that was seriously the game's marquee? How in the world did they avoid getting sued by Warner Bros for that? That's the most blatant rip-off of Bugs Bunny I've ever seen.



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