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September 7th, 2004

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11:29 pm - Game links to get you fired:
In November, Atari will be releasing the Atari Anthology, which will feature 80 classic Atari games, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I read about it here, via Fark.com. Personally, I'm much more interested in the Atari Flashback which appears to be coming out around the same time. The Flashback is a simple console system which plays 15 games from the 2600 system, and five from the 7800. Know what this means? It means that once again I'll be able to play the original Desert Falcon on (almost) the original, carpal-tunnel inducing 7800 joysticks. My hands ache in anticipation. My only wish is that they would also rerelease Dark Chambers and maybe Ballblazer (just for the soundtrack). Maybe if the Flashback sells well...

For those who can't wait for November:
  • Play the original Lemmings online, featuring the same MIDI soundtrack I used to hum to myself in Social Studies class in like, 1992.

  • This site contains (fairly) faithful reproductions of several '80s vintage games. evil_jim, check out the Spy Hunter clones. I've a feeling that you might find what you've been looking for.

  • Looking for a nice, wholesome game of Simon? This isn't the place to play it.

  • Come to think of it, Condom Games at the Lurve Lounge will probably not score points with your parents, either.

  • Live out your fantasies of being Indiana Jones, except two dimensional and missing most of your facial features in Crypt Raider.

  • RapidMotion is a pinball game which is powered (apparently) by "FAG."

  • Drunk Men Work Here features all kinds of games, but their Qix is fantastic.

Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Return of the Killer Tomatoes -- Big Breasted Girls Go to the Beach and Take Their Tops Off

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Date:September 8th, 2004 05:36 am (UTC)
I was too young for most of the awesome Atari games. I played mostly Ernie's Magic Shapes and Seahorse (or whatever that was). Though I think we did have Pitfall and Indiana Jones... Our Atari broke before we were old enough to get anything else.

However, this news is awesome. It'll be nice to pick up where we left off.
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Date:September 8th, 2004 06:13 am (UTC)
Don't let my hairline fool you -- I'm not actually old enough to have been aware of Atari when it was still cool. I got an Atari 7800 as a Christmas gift in 1989 when the local toy stores were marking them down like crazy just to get rid of them. Nobody remembers that particular system because Atari was holding back its release until the fervor of the 2600 died down. In the meantime, Nintendo came out of left field with the NES and it blew all the other console systems out of the water. Atari wasn't prepared, rushed the 7800 (which had basically the same capabilities) to market, and nobody really noticed. This is really too bad, because the 7800 had some really great games. I still have mine (somewhere), but the joysticks are broken. I'm so looking forward to the Flashback.

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