Two questions. Do other 7800 gamers have a FAVORITE 7800 game? Mine is split between Centipede (with trackball) and Food Fight, though Joust and Ms. Pac Man come close. I apoligize for coming down on 7800 MISS pac and dig dug, I forget sometimes that often the HOME PORTS are not the same but SUPERIOR TO the coin-op (see seperarte thread in other forum).
Also, are there now available or are there plans to make these games for the 7800: Ladybug, Super pac man, Gauntlet (using the DARK CHAMBERS engine) Zaxxon (using Desert Falcon) or Mr. Do! (using DIG DUG)? Thanks.
My favorite 7800 games:
Tower Toppler, Beef Drop, Basketbrawl, Midnight Mutants, and Pac Man Collection
The only homebrews that I know that are coming out for sure is Frogger and Q*bert. I have a 99% completed Q*bert cart because I know someone who is good to know and it is an amazing game.
I'm also looking at buying the Chuck Norris "Missing in Action" prototype to release. I heard it wasn't great but it is a pretty varied adventure/ action game with Double Dragon style fighting and 3rd person boat racing too.
I like Galaga, Donkey Kong Jr., Dig Dug, and PacMan the most. I can't speak for PacMan collection yet, as my first one was broken, then Al shipped another during a time when he was moving, then I got a new job and moved myself (possibly leaving the game on my doorstep a few hundred miles away), so I don't know if I'll ever get it.
By the way Alienblue, the above mentioned job is the reason I haven't responded to your last email. I still don't have internet at home and am only allowed to use the computer here for this kind of stuff when on break, which is over right....now.
Sadly, it simply could not compete with the NES for raw power. You couldn't do something like PUNCH-OUT or ZELDA too well on the 7800 (the only 7800 game I've played that is superior to the NES version is Xenophobe, and I think thats simply because the NES version sucks!...Commando, Ikari Warriors, Rampage et al. usually look better on NES or SMS).
Missing in Action
A possible NTSC version of Impossible Mission
Super PacMan should be available soon too, and I keep hoping Frogger gets released on cart. I'm currently working on getting Plutos and Sirius, and outside of Combat 1990 I have the rest of those.
Save Mary and Klax fill in the puzzle games part of the library (although technically Save Mary is supposed to be a 2600 game). Sirius and Plutos make it's shooter library more respectable. And the filling in of some more arcade classics makes it an even better arcade machine.