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Now there's a setup I've never seen before!

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2016-10-08 21:24:49   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

My first visit. That place is pretty amazing, and not just because they have the first Monaco GP I've seen in over 30 years!

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2016-09-04 11:21:17   Reply
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At Funspot.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2016-09-03 11:27:27   Reply
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At Funspot.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2016-09-03 11:24:14   Reply
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@oyamafamily:

Wanting to see how to play and learn the mechanics of the game has nothing to do with his score. If you don't know enough about the game to know if it's a legit score or not, skip it and come back later when you do. I'm skipping it for now because I don't know if there's a way to tell the difficulty settings from just a screenshot.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2016-01-27 23:33:22   Reply
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@derek:

I guess I hadn't really thought about it from that angle. I don't vote on scores for consoles I'm not very familiar with for just that reason. I wouldn't know if that was the right version of the game, or even if it was the right game (I've seen at least one score posted for the wrong game that passed). I can see people trying to get as many voting points as possible being less discerning.

I was thinking more about some of the over strict proof requirements some voters seem to have. I get it for some games or for super high scores, but in most cases a pic of the screen is enough. Part of why I like this site is there are fewer hoops to jump through than TG.

Oh, great avatar by the way.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2016-01-27 23:20:19   Reply
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@derek:

I understand wanting hardware pictures for hard to find stuff (obscure consoles/games, limited editions), but does it really need to be standard for everything? These consoles sold in the millions as did most of the titles. Even most homebrews are pretty easy to get if you follow the scene. Voting yes.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2016-01-27 11:23:49   Reply
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@Mark:

The default is a practice mode. You need to use the select switch to get to the real game. Without the manual in front of me I can't remember which combination of symbols that is. I think if you hit select once you're good to go though.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-29 16:19:28   Reply
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@kernzy:

Four buttons to aim and one to shoot.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-09 19:06:23   Reply
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@kernzy:

I've always enjoyed this one. It's pure reflexes.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-09 18:04:58   Reply
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You need to get a spinner so you can rotate your ship.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-05 11:01:33   Reply
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That is not the Atari 2600 version. Looks more like the 7800.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-04 16:24:47   Reply
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@Mark:

Thanks for the vote! A lot of the non-US releases are the same games with localized titles. I'm guessing they're all compatable though. Maybe if I find a good deal on a copy of Vier Op 'n Rij I'll get that instead of Connect 4. My sister-in-law (who's Dutch) can translate the manual for me. :)

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-03 10:25:32   Reply
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Plays like a pitch and bat game rather than full-blown baseball. No fielders, just swing and wherever the ball lands determines whether it's a hit or an out.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-02 20:05:28   Reply
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@Mark:

There were 11. I'm up to 7 of them plus a non-working copy of Pinball.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-05-01 11:10:13   Reply
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@Mark:

Yup, the processor is in the cartridge (which is also the faceplate, screen overlay and keypad overlay). I've had this thing for over ten years but hadn't really seen any games for it anywhere until this year. I'm really enjoying this game and Baseball (there's something about using the knob to swing your bat that's very satisfying).

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-04-30 23:25:36   Reply
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Stage 1 - 1:12

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-04-26 11:14:30   Reply
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Sort of looks like you're flying over something from SimCity 2000.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-04-23 21:46:03   Reply
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The first time I saw a swistika on a Buddha I was pretty shocked. Fortunately there was a sign next to the statue explaining that it had been a sacred symbol for centuries before the nazis used it.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-04-21 22:23:16   Reply
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@TracyPoff:

I need to dig this one out and play it on real hardware. I usually do better playing with a paddle than I do with a mouse.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-04-20 10:46:34   Reply
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@Mark:

Already yes voted your score. Seeing it was what reminded me I liked this game and had the ROM, so I gave it a go.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-03-29 19:48:46   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

The more time I spend actually playing these games I never thought much of, the more I find that a lot of them are actually fun.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-03-20 15:02:46   Reply
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Yeah, it's a really cool homebrew Zaxxon port. Check it out if you haven't already. There's a ROM here: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/217250-space-raid-2600/?p=2871420

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-03-14 11:56:58   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Just trying to make things at least a little interesting

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-03-06 22:51:37   Reply
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While you're doing that, I'll go back to Cosmic Creeps.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-02-25 22:15:34   Reply
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I'm curious why this score was downvoted for "I have an issue with the tactics used to achieve this score." What tactics? And how can anyone tell from a screen cap?

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-02-23 10:04:11   Reply
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You were only 1 point away from an extra life!

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-02-04 19:18:58   Reply
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The collision detection in this game is so bad I'm hesitant to even call it that.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-02-04 13:27:01   Reply
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@arenafoot:

It could have been. I like the concept, but the controls aren't very good and there's no sound.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-26 01:06:25   Reply
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@FosterAMF:

One of the co-owners of Ground Kontrol did the arcade hack, so it makes sense they would have the first cabinet. I saw it when they had it at PRGE, but I don't know where it is now.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-17 15:22:53   Reply
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Gray on blue does not work well on the LCD. I spent almost as much time trying to get a picture with a legible score as I did actually playing the game!

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-12 14:17:59   Reply
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I've played off and on in the past (mostly off lately), depending on spare time and what the games are. Lately I've had more time for games, so I've been able to post a lot of scores here.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-11 21:08:50   Reply
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Thanks! Finally, I'll get more than just the city trophy!

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-11 12:01:49   Reply
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Too bad it's not a better game. I actually hated it it the first few times I played it, but I'm starting to appreciate it more as I play it. I'm not sure I'd go all the way to saying I like it yet, though. It has good qualities, they just get overshadowed by a few really annoying things.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-11 11:57:45   Reply
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I never had any of the Coleco tabletops, though I coveted them. My cousin had Pac-Man and my grandma, who was normally pretty cool about video games, wouldn't let us plat it at her house because it was so loud.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-04 11:45:41   Reply
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I don't have the receipt any more, so you'll just hace to take my word that I own that VCS.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2015-01-03 17:43:01   Reply
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I owned this game for less than 24 hours around 1994. Played it once and it was so terrible I took it back first thing the next day and traded it for Boxyboy.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2014-12-30 21:09:23   Reply
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I understand where you're coming from. Honestly, I'd probably skip voting on it myself. This score was reached during the AtariAge HSC between season tournament (my AtariAge handle is KaeruYojimbo), before I joined High Score, and the photo was taken for that. That's why there's no identifier anywhere (I've started including identifiers for scores I've posted since.) In fact, I only joined High Score after a post in the HSC thread that Smurf level 3 had been added here and I wanted to post my score.

That's the best I can offer for this score. If it gets voted down, I'll just have incentive to try for a better one.

-- Posted by JohnnyTenspeed on 2014-12-27 18:49:13   Reply