2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

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2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 18th, 2020, 10:31 am

I think you'll enjoy these new Atari reviews.

Sub Scan is a much-needed update. In the original review I clearly didn't give the game a chance. The grade went from F to D+.

Cathouse Blues is brand new and you might notice the screenshot was censored to hide the three phallic symbols.

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby Breaker » July 18th, 2020, 10:55 am

I would have bet good money that Cathouse Blues was an April Fool's review. I am amazed it was a legitimate title.

Sub Scan definitely has a bit of strategy to it, and being the type that enjoys "patient" gaming, I'd probably bump the grade a little. But your review was on target.

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby LuckyMan » July 18th, 2020, 11:46 am

Nice reviews! Although I have to admit I actually enjoy playing Cathouse Blues. I guess I'm a sick man.

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby matmico399 » July 18th, 2020, 1:10 pm

On YouTube I just watched the video of Cathouse Blues. Lol that game is a trip. Interestingly there is no listing of it on atariage. Although Custer's Revenge is there.

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 18th, 2020, 1:59 pm

I was very close to awarding this a D-, just because it's well programmed and pretty sophisticated.
But I think the memorization aspects really kept it from getting over the hump.

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby sixam » July 18th, 2020, 8:30 pm

Atari Mania says this cartridge has two games on it, Cathouse Blues and Philly Flasher. When will you review Philly Flasher?

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-26 ... 19175.html

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby goldenband » July 19th, 2020, 2:02 am

Great to see a brand-new Atari 2600 review!

VideoGameCritic wrote:I was very close to awarding this a D-, just because it's well programmed and pretty sophisticated.
But I think the memorization aspects really kept it from getting over the hump.

Yeah, I remember when I first discovered emulation and ROMs and spent some time playing through the oddities of the Atari 2600 library, Cathouse Blues was one of the better "erotic games". It at least had gameplay and a point. Knight on the Town was probably the other one that stuck out (no pun intended).

matmico399 wrote:On YouTube I just watched the video of Cathouse Blues. Lol that game is a trip. Interestingly there is no listing of it on atariage. Although Custer's Revenge is there.


sixam wrote:Atari Mania says this cartridge has two games on it, Cathouse Blues and Philly Flasher.


Cathouse Blues is also known as Gigolo, with the genders reversed.

And Philly Flasher is the gender-swapped version of the infamous Beat 'em and Eat 'em -- an Atari 2600 game that can't even be described without going well beyond "sordid" and into "get the disturbed teenage boy who clearly designed this game some serious help!" territory.

Philly Flasher is far less well known, but has the advantage that it could more easily be reviewed without needing to fumigate the site afterward! Then again I think it's pretty disturbing too, IIRC...

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby GeoX » July 19th, 2020, 6:10 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:I was very close to awarding this a D-, just because it's well programmed and pretty sophisticated.
But I think the memorization aspects really kept it from getting over the hump.


Pun intended? :oops:

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Re: 2020/7/18: Atari 2600: Cathouse Blues, Sub Scan

Postby GeoX » July 19th, 2020, 6:14 am

goldenband wrote: And Philly Flasher is the gender-swapped version of the infamous Beat 'em and Eat 'em -- an Atari 2600 game that can't even be described without going well beyond "sordid" and into "get the disturbed teenage boy who clearly designed this game some serious help!" territory.


Actually he went on to write for HBO!


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