Saturday, July 28, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
One of the first sales of the day and Piper (my wife) spotted Burgertime for Intelivision CIB for $2. I had to get that of course. Later on I picked up Hey You Pikachu for N64 for $2 also. Then the last garage sale we went to, I picked up Dragon Quest 8 for PS2 CIB and Xenosaga episode 1 CIB for $1.75 each! Not too bad of a day for game hunting.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
OK, number 1, why did Square make this game? Anyway, this game is just a recycled version of the original Rad Racer. The game play and graphics are identical to the original. It doesn't even make any sense why they put this game out. The only thing challenging about it is there are these red cars that actually try to block you. I don't remember that in the original, but I could be wrong. The music is also different and the dashboard display. I didn't see anywhere in the game where you could select a different car. Maybe when you get to later stages, you win a different car? The bottom line is that overall I give this game a 4 out of 10. Same old recycled crap that Squaresoft should be embarrassed about even putting out.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
First stop was Toy Box and Treasures in Waterford on Saturday. I picked up a ton of games for 30 bucks. 7800 games - Donkey Kong Jr, Dig Dug, Mrs. Pac-Man, Centipede, Choplifter, and Galaga. Atari 2600 games - Phoenix, Galaxian, Venture (red label), Wizard of Wor, Popeye, Donkey, Kong (red label), Pitfall!, and Megamania. Today, I went to Gibraltar Trade Center in Taylor and Taylor Town Flea Market. I picked up Defender for the Atari 400/800. I also got for the 7800 at 2 bucks each, Karateka, Xevious, and Food Fight. I picked up for the 2600 - Defender, Demon Attack, Riddle of the Sphinx, Space Shuttle, Zaxxon, Surround, Stellar Track (Sears), Asteroids, Space Invaders (Rare Sears), Decathlon, Pac-Man (Rare Sears), and Adventures of Tron. I only picked up 1 game at Gibraltar which was H.E.R.O. the ever elusive full graphic label rare version for $5.25. This game goes on Ebay for anywhere from $45 to $120. Overall a nice Atari grab for the weekend!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
So everyone has played River Raid on the Atari 2600 right? Well, have you ever played it on the Atari 400 computer? It is awesome. The Atari 2600 version is awesome, don't get me wrong, but the Atari 400 version rocks! The graphics are better and there is a lot more stuff going on. There are tanks on the shore / bridges that shoot at you, there are hot air balloons, and the shoreline has definition. The Atari 400 computer is far superior to the 2600 VCS. I guess it was a lot more expensive back in 1978 when it came out so it's processor is better. I plan on picking up more 400 games on ebay or wherever I can find them. I see them out in the wild occasionally and I always try to pick them up when I see them. I got River Raid, Super Breakout, and Basic Programing for 4 bucks each at a secret location in South Lyon a few days ago. I picked up Frogger and Asteroids at a flea market a few weeks ago as well. I also have Missile Command, Pac Man (Awesome port!), Star Raiders, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. I also just bought Pitfall on Ebay yesterday for a mere $6 shipped. I am looking forward to that one as the graphics and sound should also be far superior to the 2600. Man I love the Atari computer!
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Well, the Intellivision works. I picked up "Sea Battle" with the overlays this weekend from Destiny Games an awesome place, check them out. I did also pick up an Odyssey 2 for 25 bucks with 4 games, however it doesn't power up. I plan to open it up in the near future and check to see if it maybe needs just a quick solder, I will keep everyone posted. On a plus note, I got a free Pentium 4 Dell tower from my neighbor to possibly resurrect the MAME cabinet. I have been going through Moon Patrol withdraws lately! He said it needs a hard drive but that is not an issue, I have about 4 40GB hard drives laying around here. Looks like a 4th of July project to me. I also picked up a few 2600 games over the weekend. I will be doing some reviews on here in the near future, so stay tuned!