Missing Atari 2600 Reviews?

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Teddybear1
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Missing Atari 2600 Reviews?

Postby Teddybear1 » March 4th, 2013, 7:42 pm

Yes, a wee little bit off topic.........but you can add Coleco's Lady Bug to this list.

I'm only being observant since I have been playing the heck out of it lately.  A great game.  And I had thought all Intellivision Coleco ports just sucked eggs.  Lady Bug is quality!

I would be curious to how the VGC rates Zaxxon.  It is horrid as a port but if were named something else you might actually think it was ok.....

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Missing Atari 2600 Reviews?

Postby Pacman0001 » March 4th, 2013, 9:09 pm

"Bobby is Going Home,"  a simple platform adventure game, programed by Bit Corp. (I guess?) released by different companies in different regions.

I don't know if it was released in the U.S., however, it was released in Brazil by CCE (if I remember correctly).

(Sorry.  I noticed a typo in the first version of this post.  It should be fixed now.  P.S. Does anyone know anything about this game? )

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Missing Atari 2600 Reviews?

Postby Pacman0001 » June 21st, 2013, 12:06 pm

This is a new game, so you haven't missed it.  Still, have you heard bout Princess Rescue?

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Postby VideoGameCritic » June 21st, 2013, 5:23 pm

Yeah somebody told me about Princess Rescue.  That looks interesting.  Unfortunately I just placed an order to Atari Age just the other week so this one may have to wait a while.

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Postby snakeboy1 » June 21st, 2013, 7:00 pm

[QUOTE=videogamecritic]Yeah somebody told me about Princess Rescue.  That looks interesting.  Unfortunately I just placed an order to Atari Age just the other week so this one may have to wait a while.[/QUOTE]

Did you get any new homebrews?  If so I'd be interested to know what you got.

I bought Princess Rescue when it first came out and really like it a lot.  It's a little glitchy but nothing game-breaking, and overall, it's pretty impressive.

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Missing Atari 2600 Reviews?

Postby chrisbid1 » June 22nd, 2013, 7:40 am

Alpha Beam with Ernie
Basic Programming
Basic Math
Bridge
Cookie Monster Munch
Fun With Numbers
A Game of Concentration/Hunt and Score
Ikari Warriors
Kung Fu Master
Mogul Maniac
Oscar's Trash Can
Spitfire Attack
Summer Games
Xenophobe



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Postby VideoGameCritic » June 22nd, 2013, 3:21 pm

I appreciate this list - it gives me something to work from.

thrust261
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Missing Atari 2600 Reviews?

Postby thrust261 » August 27th, 2013, 12:35 pm

I've heard you have a Harmony cart now. Do you still only test physical carts? Or do you use the Harmony for reviewing, too?


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Postby rift1 » August 27th, 2013, 2:15 pm

[QUOTE=Crock]Do my eyes deceive me, or is Intellivision Zaxxon missing?[/QUOTE]
Do my eyes deceive me or is this the second time you've gone off topic with a game from a completely different system than the thread is discussing?

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Postby scotland171 » March 21st, 2014, 12:57 pm

Wizard is just a prototype, buts its ROM is available for your harmony cart. You also mentioned it in passing in your review of the Flashback 2. You described it as a confusing maze shooter you had never heard of and did not find particularly playable. I thought thatvit has some tense fun ehen you blunder into an invisible enemy that riddles you with hits. Grrr.

The Flashback 2 has some instructions that help, and its got difficulty levels and both one and two player asymmetric gameplay. If I recall the programmer himself was surprised when someone wrote him saying his unreleased game from decades ago was on the Flashback 2. Wonder if he was happy at this blast from his past, or had other feelings.


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