2009/2/18: Bally Astrocade: Astro Battle, Bally Pin, Tornado Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, and Handball

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2009/2/18: Bally Astrocade: Astro Battle, Bally Pin, Tornado Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, and Handball

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 20th, 2009, 5:46 pm

Yeah I think the language was borderline in the Bally Pin review, but I thought the sentence was so spot-on (and funny) that I didn't want to censor it.  I will try to keep it clean for now on.

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2009/2/18: Bally Astrocade: Astro Battle, Bally Pin, Tornado Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, and Handball

Postby missingno » February 21st, 2009, 11:48 am

I personally find censorship to be a pointless concept, at least in the aspect of words. They're simply words, and words should not be bad.

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2009/2/18: Bally Astrocade: Astro Battle, Bally Pin, Tornado Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, and Handball

Postby N64Dude1 » February 21st, 2009, 3:32 pm

The words themselves aren't but how society depicts them and ses them does.So even if you used "dick" to mean something as harmless as a pen,most will think it mean something much more offensive.

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Re: 2009/2/18: Bally Astrocade: Astro Battle, Bally Pin, Tornado Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, and Handball

Postby Teej » December 31st, 2019, 11:51 pm

ManKind wrote:are you sure that astro battle is made in 1977? if yes , that mean space invaders by taito in 1978 is a clone of astro battle?


That’s got to be wrong. Other internet sources list it as 1978. Considering that Space Invaders wasn’t released until June of 1978 (July in the US), that’s still an incredibly impressive turnaround (the Atari VCS version wouldn’t come out until 1980). My guess is that Bally, the company that licensed the arcade game for the US market, got an early peek at the game and took advantage of that for their home console clone. I wonder how much they pissed off Taito with that stunt?

Also, the full title is Astro Battle 2009. They envisioned the alien invasion of the far future to have occurred a decade ago!

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Re: 2009/2/18: Bally Astrocade: Astro Battle, Bally Pin, Tornado Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, and Handball

Postby VideoGameCritic » January 1st, 2020, 10:02 pm

Teej,
I appreciate you for pointing this out! I will need to fix the year and also the full title!
I agree that the "2009" really makes the game more interesting.
Funny, it's 2020 and we still don't have flying cars OR alien invaders! What a gip.
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Re: 2009/2/18: Bally Astrocade: Astro Battle, Bally Pin, Tornado Baseball, Tennis, Hockey, and Handball

Postby LuckyWDFN » January 2nd, 2020, 1:39 pm

I don't think the # at the end of the Astrocade titles represents a year. Each release had a number tacked on to the title. I have no idea why, maybe so you could catalog them via #s? Anyways, it's as confusing to me now as it was then as to why they did it. Some had the # on the box and the actual cartridge itself, some just had it on the box, some had the # before the title, some after, (and a ton of cartridge variations to boot)... but all the non-third party releases had them.

http://videogamekraken.com/bally-astrocade

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Postby VideoGameCritic » January 2nd, 2020, 7:05 pm

Oh I see I guess that's some kind of odd catalog number. Honest mistake though. If you asked me in 1978 I'd be like HELL YEAH we'd be fighting invaders by 2009! Heck we are way overdue.


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