10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

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10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 7th, 2006, 1:25 pm

I'll trying to update some of the system sections that have been neglected over the last year or so.  Here's three brand new reviews for the 5200.  Enjoy.

mario lover

10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby mario lover » October 7th, 2006, 8:08 pm

Now that you have reviewed the good 5200 version of Mario Brothers, it's time for you to review the hands down greatest version ever made.

 

The Atari XE version rocks......

 

Oh and the 7800 version has some weird looking graphics and lacks the 5200's sound, but the play is as good as the 5200...


Mister VCS

10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby Mister VCS » October 8th, 2006, 4:36 am

Why was the 5200-version of James Bond rated F, and the Colecovision one

rated C?? I think both games are pretty much the same. I never played the

5200 JB (because the 5200 was never published in Germany), but I ownt the

CV one. The Videogamecritic wrote that you have to give this game a chance. Why not the 5200 JB? I think C is an average rating.


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10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby John-boy » October 8th, 2006, 6:35 am

the greatest version? surely that would be the Nintendo version?

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10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 8th, 2006, 9:19 am

[QUOTE=Mister VCS]

Why was the 5200-version of James Bond rated F, and the Colecovision one

rated C?? I think both games are pretty much the same. I never played the

5200 JB (because the 5200 was never published in Germany), but I ownt the

CV one. The Videogamecritic wrote that you have to give this game a chance. Why not the 5200 JB? I think C is an average rating.

[/QUOTE]

It's a good point.  I'll go back and replay the Colecovision version so I can reconcile those grades.

Mario bros. lover

10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby Mario bros. lover » October 8th, 2006, 11:20 am

No, the XE version beats the crud out of the NES version!  The NES version cut many corners on the graphics; the XE port, however, is almost arcade perfect except for a small amount of flicker.  The XE version is so good I think it deserves an A+ (I disagree with the critic; Mario Bros. is up there with the greatest classic games and is the best cooperative two-player game ever made).

 

For the Many Faces look at the XE version, click here:

http://my.stratos.net/%7Ehewston95/RTM24/RTM24.html#The_Many_Faces_of_Mario_Bros


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10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby Zenzerotron » October 8th, 2006, 2:01 pm

Bad typo Dave...............when you talk about how the crabs clamp you, you say "then" instead of "they".

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10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 8th, 2006, 2:57 pm

[QUOTE=Zenzerotron]Bad typo Dave...............when you talk about how the crabs clamp you, you say "then" instead of "they".
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Fixed.

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10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby Adamant1 » October 8th, 2006, 7:25 pm

I also noticed your review for the 2600 version of Beamrider was more positive than this one. If you've reviewed a game on a different platform, maybe it's an idea to read over these before typing up a new review on a different platform. It's kinda hard to see what your opinion on a game is when it gets different scores on different platforms and both reviews just describe the base gameplay in pretty much the same way.

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10/7/2006: Atari 5200: Beamrider, James Bond 007, Mario Bros.

Postby VideoGameCritic » October 9th, 2006, 1:31 pm

[QUOTE=Adamant]I also noticed your review for the 2600 version of Beamrider was more positive than this one. If you've reviewed a game on a different platform, maybe it's an idea to read over these before typing up a new review on a different platform. It's kinda hard to see what your opinion on a game is when it gets different scores on different platforms and both reviews just describe the base gameplay in pretty much the same way.[/QUOTE]

I agree that I need to pay closer attention to maintaining consistency in my reviews.  In Beamrider's case however, I don't think there's a conflict.  The 2600 version has better control, and the graphical standards for that system are lower that those for the 5200.  So I think it's reasonable that the 2600 version scored slightly higher (B-) than its 5200 cousin (C).


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