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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 06:25 PM
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Yes Atari old school video game consoles. Are you into them or are you in a new retro way? It seems like there is a new band or breed of folks really into these retro consoles. And there has been many repro's lately in the stores for the holiday season. Did you buy one? Gift one or play one?

I emulate them and remember them from tears/years ago. So if you are into them shout it out loud here. What was your favorite games?

Also if you are into all the game roms using a emulator, can you stand more than 3 minutes of game play till you quit and change to another game?




posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: Tophat21

In the new COD WW2 you can play a handful of Atari 2600 games in the RandR area.
I had well over 100 Atari games as a kid, I remember laying in bed at night looking through all the cover art books that would come with each game.
So many great memories huddled around the old black and white tv passing the contrôlée back and forth with my mom.
Playing Astroids, Space invaders,, Riddle of the Sphinx...and of course Pitfall...Pitfall was my absolute favourite game.
Actually COD has Pitfall 2 as a playable Atari game as well.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Tophat21

You mentioned you emulate hem.
You don't happen to know how I can get an Atari emulator on my IPad do you?
That would be a nice little treat!



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I've never owned a console, but, the first computer I ever owned was an Atari 800 that took ROM cartridges. However, my favorite game was loaded from magnetic tape, PROTECTOR, similar to DEFENDER.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: Tophat21

Space Invaders received many of my young adult hours.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 06:58 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: Tophat21

You mentioned you emulate hem.
You don't happen to know how I can get an Atari emulator on my IPad do you?
That would be a nice little treat!
At this point it looks very hard, sorry.
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It would be hard to get the right controller adapters, codecs, drivers and such. Apple is not retro friendly. I really don't know how anyone can even use Apple products in this modern world?
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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originally posted by: bluesjr
a reply to: Tophat21

Space Invaders received many of my young adult hours.
I played it for hours as a kid myself, I preferred the original coin op version though.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

Those graphics seem better than the 2600 was.
Neat game though.
Can you shoot that damn ufo so he stops body snatching people? Or is it a race against it to rescue as many people as possible?



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: seattlerat
a reply to: Macenroe82

I've never owned a console, but, the first computer I ever owned was an Atari 800 that took ROM cartridges. However, my favorite game was loaded from magnetic tape, PROTECTOR, similar to DEFENDER.
Yea I played that through emulation station on my raspberry pi before. it's neat, but it's not a Williams defender or stargate neat. Even Star Wars (ESB) on the 2600 was kinda like "Defender"



Keep in mind i have tens of thousands of roms working in retropie on my Raspberry. Still discovering odd games too.
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 07:28 PM
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Still have my 2600.
I will whip you good at Robotron.
That's not a brag or a challenge.
It is a fact.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 07:32 PM
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Berserk on the 2600!!

youtu.be...



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Still have my 2600.
I will whip you good at Robotron.
That's not a brag or a challenge.
It is a fact.
How so? When i kill on the real Williams Robotron 2084 arcade version using MAME? I also kill Berzerk and Warlords.You are a one button joystick. HA, Ha, Ha!
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: Tekaran
Berserk on the 2600!!

youtu.be...

Fun times. I play both 2600 version and the arcade version on Mame.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: seattlerat
a reply to: Macenroe82

I've never owned a console, but, the first computer I ever owned was an Atari 800 that took ROM cartridges. However, my favorite game was loaded from magnetic tape, PROTECTOR, similar to DEFENDER.
This game is also very easy to emulate on a pc, droid, rasberry and even on many other systems. Cool game and sounds. However never seen "protector 2"? I am sure I have it on a rom pak downloaded somewhere.
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: Tophat21

It's funny you post that. I'm play SW battlefront 2 right now and was just thinking about that Star Wars Atari game.
I loved it as a kid



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 08:57 PM
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a reply to: Tophat21


I loved the old games, but they are old and dated. Fun for a minute. Back in the days played them for HOURS.










posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: Tophat21

It's funny you post that. I'm play SW battlefront 2 right now and was just thinking about that Star Wars Atari game.
I loved it as a kid
It's decent, but minimal.
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posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: kurthall
a reply to: Tophat21


I loved the old games, but they are old and dated. Fun for a minute. Back in the days played them for HOURS.







I get that, I do really. That's why i asked about if retro gamers and the 3 minute peak, before moving onto another game.

Thanks for the reply.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 10:22 PM
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a reply to: Tophat21


I still have my Atari 7800 and several games.I haven't had it hooked
up in many years so I don't know if it still works.I need to try to
hook it up and find out.My favorite games were Dark Chambers,River
Raid and Centipede.



posted on Dec, 21 2017 @ 10:26 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

I had forgotten about Robotron! I just love going down memory lane.



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