Game.Com

Handhelds that accept media, such as the Game Boy, Vectrex, PSP, etc.
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Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:22 pm

I recently picked up a bunch of Game.Com stuff (2 CIB systems & 16 games for $22 and then 4 games & another system I traded for) and although I've heard alot of bad reviews of this system, I actually kinda like it. Expecially Resident Evil 2, Duke 3D and Centipede. I'll admit that there are some games I don't like (Sonic Jam) but over all this is a fairly decent game system that can be picked up fairly cheap :) Is there any one else that enjoys this system??
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Rob » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:41 pm

:?:

Not familiar with it, please enlighten!

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Re: Game.Com

Postby TwinChargers » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:43 pm

I honestly can say I don't think I've ever even seen one. Black and white screen though, correct? Is it backlit?

Sounds like you got a hell of a deal though.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:53 pm

Yeah is got a black&white touch screen. Also can have 2 carts in it at once so you don't have to switch carts out all the time. They could also hook up to text based internet service using the Internet cart and a modem. And the Web Link cart allowed you to connect the Game.Com to your PC and upload your scores to Tiger's Game.Com site. There where only 20 games ever made plus a redesigned system that came in a few different colors as well as one that was backlit.
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Postby Zap! » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:56 pm

Jakenut86 wrote:I recently picked up a bunch of Game.Com stuff (2 CIB systems & 16 games for $22 and then 4 games & another system I traded for) and although I've heard alot of bad reviews of this system, I actually kinda like it. Expecially Resident Evil 2, Duke 3D and Centipede. I'll admit that there are some games I don't like (Sonic Jam) but over all this is a fairly decent game system that can be picked up fairly cheap :) Is there any one else that enjoys this system??


I think this is in the wrong setion, no way it's 1989 or earlier! :D
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:08 pm

Oh, I posted in the wrong place. It's from 1996
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Postby Zap! » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:23 pm

Jakenut86 wrote:Oh, I posted in the wrong place. It's from 1996


It's ok, I moved it for you. Wasn't sure where to move it, it seems like it would be in a modern section. :)
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:27 pm

Cool, Thx!
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Carlos » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:05 pm

Game.com was such a disappointment, IMO. I remember when I asked for one for Christmas sometime in the late 90s. I got the system with Batman, Jurassic Park, and Resident Evil 2. I don't remember too much about it other than the music and sound effects were horrible (sounded all garbled) and my friends made fun of me for having one. :cry:

I think I returned everything a few days later for some GBC games and was much happier afterwards, lol
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:25 pm

Yeah I like the system, but It does have its drawbacks. but for $1 a game and $3 a system its a pretty good system :)

I'm surprised you didn't like RE2 tho, It's really a pretty good game for a handheld at the time. Jurassic Park and Batman Aren't very good tho. Game.Com was basically a game show/board game system which is cool cuz I like wheel of fortune, monopoly, ect., but did have a few other good games RE2, Duke 3D, Centipede and a couple others. The refresh rate hurt it in games that were based on speed like Sonic.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby TheSSNintendo » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:51 pm

I sorta remember Game.com coming out. There were a few TV ads, from what I recall.

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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:40 pm

Yeah I remember the commercials. Like this one that called gamers idoits!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp460zM_PGA

I remember at the time I didn't get one because of that, but it really isn't all that bad as long as you can get it pretty cheap.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Erosion_Of_Sanity » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:15 pm

I remember seeing these advertised through K-B Toys in the late 90's. The only game I've ever seen screen shots for was Mortal Kombat Trilogy, and it didn't look too impressive.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:56 pm

Here's some screenshot's of other games:

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Screenshots grabbed from the Game.Commies website. They created these screenshots using a copy of Tiger's official emulator.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Erosion_Of_Sanity » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:33 pm

You can actually get an emulator for that thing? Lmao.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:37 pm

It's actually an emulator a couple of Russians bought from Tiger. They never released it to the public, so no you can't get an emulator.

I think they plan to try and make homebrews with it as they bought an entire Dev kit.
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Postby Erosion_Of_Sanity » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:18 am

Jakenut86 wrote:It's actually an emulator a couple of Russians bought from Tiger. They never released it to the public, so no you can't get an emulator.

I think they plan to try and make homebrews with it as they bought an entire Dev kit.


Oh wow I wasn't aware of that. I wouldn't be surprised if there is some hacked Game.Com emulator floating around.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:30 am

Well I did hear somewhere that they had gotten some games to work in MESS but I could never figure it out and just gave up.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Jakenut86 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:03 am

I just found this, http://www.bripro.com/low/hardware/vidc ... ge=gamecom

Basically it's an adapter that allows you to hook a Game.Com system up to a PC and use the PC monitor as the screen while still using the Game.Com as the controller.
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Re: Game.Com

Postby Erosion_Of_Sanity » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:02 am

Does the Game.Com run on batteries? I totally forget.
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