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by Darryl B.
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:56 pm
Forum: Latest Video Game Pick-Ups
Topic: Yankee Peddler Day flea market
Replies: 7
Views: 42959

Re: Yankee Peddler Day flea market

Good deal! I have a similar one in a box somewhere but I don't think it's a StarFighter. Looks pretty much the same though but the joystick is different and uncomfortable as hell. The SFs look way more comfortable.
by Darryl B.
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:52 pm
Forum: Classic Computing
Topic: MaximumRD immortalized in actual Colecovision ROM!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 19063

Re: MaximumRD immortalized in actual Colecovision ROM!!!!

Good to hear Max is doing ok. Crazy to see him check in too!
by Darryl B.
Fri Mar 29, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Classic Computing
Topic: MaximumRD immortalized in actual Colecovision ROM!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 19063

Re: MaximumRD immortalized in actual Colecovision ROM!!!!

Yeah, that's pretty cool. I got a thanks on a Vectrex homebrew ROM as well (BOMBENHAGEL) and my forums were mentioned in the instructions for Stramash Zone.

Wonder how MaximumRD is doing nowadays.
by Darryl B.
Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: Gaming Literature
Topic: Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein
Replies: 1
Views: 13237

Re: Playing Atari With Saddam Hussein

Odd. I wonder how accurate it is?
by Darryl B.
Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:56 pm
Forum: Classic Computing
Topic: Cohen's Towers
Replies: 3
Views: 24423

Re: Cohen's Towers

What was it, a platformer?
by Darryl B.
Sat Jun 10, 2023 10:24 pm
Forum: Blah, Blah, Blah!
Topic: Land of the Lost (1974)
Replies: 1
Views: 33528

Re: Land of the Lost (1974)

Unlike many 70's kids or superhero TV shows, this one really holds up. The story has continuity, and is really deep for something that was intended for kids. That's surprising. You can't say that for revisiting a lot of kids' shows decades later! I VERY vaguely remember watching either this or Land...
by Darryl B.
Wed May 03, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: New Zap! Arcade Games
Topic: [Game release] - N
Replies: 2
Views: 5448

Re: [Game release] - N

THE N?! Holy crap, I played that years ago. Helluva puzzle game.
by Darryl B.
Fri Apr 28, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: New Zap! Arcade Games
Topic: [Game release] - Donkey Kong
Replies: 2
Views: 3203

Re: [Game release] - Donkey Kong

How the f do you play this game? I pressed every single key on the keyboard and clicked with the mouse but couldn't get Jumpman to move.
by Darryl B.
Fri Apr 28, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: Classic Computing
Topic: Picked up a Commodore VIC-20 SMPL
Replies: 2
Views: 4307

Re: Picked up a Commodore VIC-20 SMPL

Zap! wrote: Sun Apr 23, 2023 3:02 pm what can I do with it
It's an audio recording synchroniser. It interfaces with tape machines and instruments:

https://www.rarecomputers.com/project/c ... stem-1985/
by Darryl B.
Thu Apr 27, 2023 2:48 pm
Forum: Gaming Re-Born
Topic: The infamous Ring King BJ
Replies: 2
Views: 6012

Re: The infamous Ring King BJ

That's...pretty...wrong :D I know this is a nearly has been debated forever for the NES game Ring King, but do you guys think it was intentional? Difficult to say (I had to stop myself from saying "hard"... :P ), some things don't end up how they seemed on paper. Lotta movies had really go...
by Darryl B.
Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: The 16-Bit Era
Topic: Shining Force (and other Sega 16-bit) Classics
Replies: 0
Views: 7791

Shining Force (and other Sega 16-bit) Classics

I just ran across the Shining Force Classics app the other day for the iOS. I assume it's also for Android and various other platforms. This comes with the Sega Genesis (and possibly Megadrive?) RPGs of Shining in the Darkness, Shining Force and Shining Force II. I was never real big on RPGs but I d...
by Darryl B.
Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Latest Video Game Pick-Ups
Topic: Drove 101 miles and picked up an Amiga 500 last Friday
Replies: 3
Views: 16247

Re: Drove 101 miles and picked up an Amiga 500 last Friday

Bizarre indeed. Looks like it's complete though. Have you had a chance to look over the games and "experiments"? Is predicting the weather accurate?
(There needs to be an eye-rolling smiley for that one.)
by Darryl B.
Sun Aug 21, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Latest Video Game Pick-Ups
Topic: Drove 101 miles and picked up an Amiga 500 last Friday
Replies: 3
Views: 16247

Re: Drove 101 miles and picked up an Amiga 500 last Friday

Annnd it works! Killer!

Any pics of the "toy computer" or is that in another thread?
by Darryl B.
Sun Aug 21, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Video Gaming In General
Topic: Tiny Island Survival
Replies: 2
Views: 17503

Re: Tiny Island Survival

^I think it is. It's not a bad game, as many have rated it higher than I have. Might still be worth checking out.

Hope the guy comes up with area #4 soon. It's been six months since there was a bug fix for an update though.
by Darryl B.
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Video Gaming In General
Topic: Tiny Island Survival
Replies: 2
Views: 17503

Tiny Island Survival

I downloaded this game for my iPhone last month, plus there's also an online version available to play. The setup and story are intriguing enough. It bills itself as all play areas fitting onto one screen, so even if playing on a phone you can still see everything. Game commands are simple, as prett...
by Darryl B.
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Classic Computing
Topic: God of Thunder (MS-DOS 1993)
Replies: 2
Views: 35861

Re: God of Thunder (MS-DOS 1993)

Zap! wrote: Tue May 31, 2022 2:26 pm My only question is how did this go so under the radar?
Sometimes it just happens. Maybe the company that released it didn't have much of an advertising budget for it?

Looks cool indeed, with all the tasks and all it's like a bunch of mini-games.
by Darryl B.
Sat May 28, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Latest Video Game Pick-Ups
Topic: Picked up this IBM 5160 XT lot
Replies: 3
Views: 5305

Re: Picked up this IBM 5160 XT lot

Did you neglect to put up pics? I'm not seeing them.

Great deal though! Especially in regards to the old, but still working monitor!
by Darryl B.
Sat Feb 05, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Blah, Blah, Blah!
Topic: Dungeon synth and dark ambient music
Replies: 2
Views: 5234

Re: Dungeon synth and dark ambient music

I must admit that I've never listed to anything like it before, but I like it! That's good! :) There's tons of different kinds too, as I've listened to many online concerts since and there's been a pretty good mix of artists. Great story on how you found and got into that type of music! It's so uni...
by Darryl B.
Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Blah, Blah, Blah!
Topic: Dungeon synth and dark ambient music
Replies: 2
Views: 5234

Dungeon synth and dark ambient music

Don't know what others will think of stuff like this but I thought I'd post about it. Hopefully it's not just a rock 'n roll crowd here. If not and people will ever return at least they'll get a bit of new stuff to check out :) An artist named Mortiis started off as the bassist for the death/thrash ...
by Darryl B.
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: Ninth Generation
Topic: Nintendo Switch Reportedly Passes Lifetime Sales of Nintendo Wii
Replies: 1
Views: 3635

Re: Nintendo Switch Reportedly Passes Lifetime Sales of Nintendo Wii

^That really is. I had no idea it was selling so well this entire time! :QuestionBlock: