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by Slackdog
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Archimedes
Replies: 23
Views: 3828

My school had a couple amongst the model B's and Master systems - remember some flight sim and Zarch, natch :P
by Slackdog
Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Classic Games You Hated.
Replies: 73
Views: 9225

Hated defender - though being crap at it prolly helped there! ;)

Green Beret on the 800XL gets a special mention for being such a shoddy conversion - wasn't it in the hall of shame now I think on...
by Slackdog
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Computer
Replies: 93
Views: 13737

Atari 800XL!

I'd ased for a speccy but tightarse parents etc :roll:

Grew to love the machine - Ballblazer, rescue on fractulas etc :D

my beloved A1200 a close second mind ;)
by Slackdog
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: CLASSIC COMPUTERS 2006 CALENDAR
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re:

There's nothing quite like playing the games on the original systems tbh - tried using a quickshot II on a pc? :P Pretty straightforward to do, all you need is a Stelladaptor: http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?category=&products_id=7899 You can then plug any Atari standard joystick/pad (e.g. Quicksh...
by Slackdog
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Introduce yourself
Replies: 2486
Views: 144935

Slackdog! name tell it all tbh :wink: 33 - when did *that* happen? :P Southport lad exiled to (not so) sunny Birmingham - started out with Space invaders at various rain filled camping holiday arcades - you all been there ;) Moved on to an orange binatone then my beloved Atari 800XL followed by my A...
by Slackdog
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: CLASSIC COMPUTERS 2006 CALENDAR
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re:

pffft -> just for the heck of it. Who needs any of them when you just need to buy a computer today -> which can emulate every computer in that calender. Heh -> and if you really want -> you can style the PC's Case to one of the retro stags. It would not only look cool but would perform over 100 tim...
by Slackdog
Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games that have stood the test of time
Replies: 62
Views: 7062

Agree with LeeT with regards to Encounter! Played it on my 800Xl with a CD32 pad and it pwns even harder than back in the 80's ;)

:D

Sensi also - motion capture? Pfft! pure gameplay.
by Slackdog
Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gauntlet Home Versions
Replies: 37
Views: 4206

the 8-bit Atari version was ok - though they really should have done better with the graphics tbh - programmers got lazy :wink:

I seem to recall it did the exits thing as well - though who used to add an extra player when one was about to die - thus gaining infinite lives?

:P
by Slackdog
Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: CLASSIC COMPUTERS 2006 CALENDAR
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Who needs the commode 64 when the Atari is there? :wink:




/runs :lol:
by Slackdog
Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Great Christmas memories...
Replies: 45
Views: 9093

I soooo wanted one of those Eagles!

Xmas '85 I got my Atari 800XL - was a bit unchuffed as I wanted a speccy, lol!

Mind you the Atari still works and I recently after 20 years of waiting got the 1050 floppy drive I always wanted :P