Nice pickup Strudders! I have a copy now, but I also had this one when I was a kid. It was probably a second tier Activision title for me; I would play it when I got sick of Keystone Kapers or Pitfall. Fun game!
Yeah, Barstorming is one of those simple 'learn the pattern' Activision games. Ferg has discussed this very point in the podcast before - how some of the Activision games fall into that category and didn't age too well. I didn't have it though and at this point in my 2600 collecting I'm filling in some missing carts that are (relatively) cheap. After that it all gets a bit expensive !
Post by starbuck66 on Nov 29, 2016 10:47:54 GMT -5
Here are some games I got in a trade on the Atari.io forums:
And here are some games I found at a retro gaming store that usually doesn't have much Atari:
The bottom right cart is Outer Space; it's the Sears version of Star Ship I believe. Got them all for under 5 dollars. I'm only missing one of the Mythicon games now, Star Fox. I'm also with Ferg on Sorcerer; I kind of like it! The music is catchy to me :-)
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2016 10:53:25 GMT -5 by starbuck66
found a couple of carts out in the wild today while working... the megadrive cart is destined to become a donor for another game, not sure which one yet though but always handy to pick them up when they're a quid... the gameboy cart is Metroid II, pretty nasty label, but it's for playing not looking at... i played and finished metroid zero mission on gba after the stone age gamer podcast recommended playing that instead of the first nes game, i then started playing metroid ii on the gb everdrive but got distracted by real life and didn't get back to it... so i'm hoping that having the original cart will nudge me into playing it more...
postie's been today... Super Everdrive for SNES... (this is the version with DSP support for mario kart, pilot wings etc) this is the pressie my girlfriend paid for on my birthday back in november when Krikzz was having his black friday sale... this also completes my everdrive collection, at least until Igor releases his next one...
postie's been... again... this time he brought me a pair of famicom carts... both of which are very playable for idiots like me that only speak english... 1st game is gegege no kitaro youkai dai makyou... which is the original version of the game that was later released in the west as ninja kid, it plays the same, but this version seems to have more of a universal monsters vibe to it than a ninja vibe... the 2nd game is baltron, which plays like scramble but with the radar type thing like defender, which comes in handy for when the ememies try to sneak up behind you...
I have a handheld thingy that plays Famicom games. It's well made, it's basically an N64 controller with the cartridge slot underneath, so you have to hold the cartridge in with your hand. Anyway, I don't have a lot of Famicom carts but I do really enjoy Binary Land and the Hello Kitty game where you travel on balloons.
If it wasn't for disappointment, I wouldn't have any appointments.
those lil cheap famiclones you speak of are great, i have a bunch of them myself... did yours come with the 84 in 1 cartridge? that cart has a hack of mario with the main sprite changed to a panda, it ticks lots of boxes for me
In some cases the art is better than its Atari counterpart.
Still shocked at the shipping prices some people are quoting. Using the eBay arranged shipping is ridiculous and even if the seller ships themselves they are often quoting 3 times the price of the item ! For example - a $6 cart has shipping of $18 ! That's just too much to justify. Luckily I did a deal on these three carts and they actually came from europe (although there are no PAL Sears games).