Missile Command (Atari 5200)

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Missile Command 87,160 points
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YES on ALL! :)

I assume that the Trak-Ball Controller is more sturdy than the standard controller. It would have to be.

-- Posted by Mark on 2020-05-21 02:11:39   Reply
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Thanks as always Mark :)

I picked this up untested as they all are sold that way it seems.
It didn't work LOL but was boxed and looked unused, still has the light blue plastic on the aluminum.

I probed around on the inside a bit, found a faulty ic chip, replaced it & boom back on trak.
Im pretty sure its worth quite a bit now, being tested and all.

id say this trak ball is the 2nd best home trak ball.
It only has those metal dome buttons found in Atari joysticks for fire.
Also it's as big as my Atari 7800laugh

Wico made a trak ball for Atari & Commodore but only has joystick mode.
These can be fitted with a new chip that turns them into TB only mode and has the best feel with a nice leaf switch fire button, it also weighs a ton.

-- Posted by AwesomeOgre on 2020-05-21 03:13:22   Reply
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Nice Trackball yes

-- Posted by Larquey on 2020-05-21 04:21:19   Reply
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Thanks Larquey

-- Posted by AwesomeOgre on 2020-05-21 06:33:25   Reply
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AtariAge has a Trak-Ball Series for the 2600. Games re-coded to support a Trak-Ball Controller. This game is one that they offer. For the 2600 of course. :) 

-- Posted by Mark on 2020-05-22 05:56:38   Reply
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My Missile Command TB came in but sadly its not in the website database here...yet.
It reads my modded Wico track ball encoding as Atari mouse but works perfectly.

-- Posted by AwesomeOgre on 2020-05-22 09:16:25   Reply
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I'd like to get a Trak-Ball Controller, but as yet I haven't for fear that it would need repair work, something I'm not any good at.

-- Posted by Mark on 2020-05-23 01:26:19   Reply
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I just rebuilt a CX-22 Trak ball if youd like to trade for it.
I put new dome buttons in, works perfect, has joystick Trak ball mode.
Galaxian is really fun with trak ball, im sure theres a few others.

I agree finding a working trak ball is not easy, most of em need work done.

If you get your Po box setup and have some doubles of games or whatever youd like to trade
theres a working trak ball here for ya

-- Posted by AwesomeOgre on 2020-05-23 03:37:17   Reply
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Here's a recent Patreon Post. My address is at the bottom. Normally only my Patreon Supporters have access to it.


-- Posted by Mark on 2020-05-23 06:19:33   Reply