Atari 7800 Collecting
now browsing by category
I got a couple Atari games for my birthday. Also a Samsung Tab which I used to make this video.
I recently obtained a copy of Xenophobe for Atari 7800. Many people hate this game. They hate the Nintendo NES version even more. The NES version is a distant memory for me, but the arcade version and the Atari 7800 version remains fresh in my mind.
As a kid of the age of 10 or 11 I used to sneak to a local Drug Store that had the arcade version. The three player, split screen co-op was awesome to me, though I never got to play the game with anyone but myself. This Star Trek/Alien inspired game had a true and tested plot: Rid the space station (or planet) of Xenos. Xenos are aliens that look like the aliens from the Alien movies. They hatch from hangs, click to you, turn into big acid spitting giant aliens. Along the way you pick up new weapons and other items. The play mechanics are similiar to Metroid. If I remember correctly you can even initiate a count down timer to blow up the spacestation. Someone should make a sequel or something.
$4 4 x 220659728433 D Subs Male/Female
$3.55 1 X 320537735690 10 D-Sub Hoods
$1 1 X 260807379026 30 PNP Transistors 2n3906
$1 1 X 250840393958 50 620 ohm resistors
$1 1 X 260807469052 50 1k ohm resistors
It’s a shopping list. Rather than mutilate a SEGA Genesis controller for use on the Atari 7800, I’ve decided to take the sensible approach by simply making an adaptor. Plug in the SEGA Genesis controller into the adaptor and plug the adaptor into the Atari and I should be good to go, right? Well sorta. It’s a wee bit more complicated than that. All of the parts are coming either from Hong Kong or Thailand so its going to take 2 – 3 weeks just to get the parts – just enough time to actually build up the gumption to complete this project.
As promised, Double Dragon for the Atari 7800 has finally arrived. Here are some quick impressions: 1. The controls are awkward – not saying they are bad but when you’re used to NES controls you have a specific expectation. 2. The game has spirit of the arcade game – you can feel the programmers put an honest effort into it. 3. More enemies than the NES version… This has three at the same time, the NES had only two. 4. The music is limited and repetitive but its Double Dragon no doubt. More details soon…
I finally obtained a copy of Double Dragon for Atari 7800. I have never played it and have only seen a few seconds of video from it. I am looking forward to the experience but for now I am loving the box art.
Crafted by Activision, this box art is scary in a good way. It has a comic book feel to it – it is really dark and drips of danger. I can’t tell if these guys are truly thugs or washed up members of a metal band. Either way they look as though they just finished off several Heinekens and bags of Corn-nuts.
Marian is going to need more than the morning after pill once these thugs are done working her over. She doesn’t appear to be fighting very hard against her captors and her club-wear was asking for trouble. And I suspect that this is exactly what the defense attorney for the Shadow Warriors (or in this case the Black Warriors) will say.
Peace Vatos! We shall meet for the first time in few days!
Take a trip down memory lane with these coupons for Atari games.
First up we have an official Atari Jacket. I’ve never heard of Murphy’s Mart, and I’m not sure if it was exclusive to this retail chain or not.
Next we have a $2 off coupon for select Atari games from Kay-Bee toys. Featured are Pole Position, Mario Bros., Enduro, and Pitfall!. The coupon implies that it isn’t just for these games, but it does limit you to six titles only.
Next is a coupon from Big B. This one features $5 off all Atari titles.
And finally we have an exciting full page Atari ad for Kay-Bee toys. This ad shows off the Atari 2600 Jr., the 7800, a bunch of games, and accessories. $27 off of the wireless controllers!
Enjoy my video review of Food Fight for Atari 7800. This game is incredible!
Here is my video review of Mario Bros. for Atari 7800