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by skylarking
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: This weekends Bootsale Blog
Replies: 41
Views: 3209

Dammit - I'm in New Zealand and I never see bargains like this. Although I've picked up a couple of good bargains - a Sega Master System II with built in Alex Kidd in Miracle World, in original box, for NZ$5, and an Apple IIgs with loads of games in original boxes and Imagewriter II printer for NZ$26.
by skylarking
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 'Classic' games you don't understand the hype about
Replies: 116
Views: 12479

'Classic' games you don't understand the hype about

My number one would have to be Jet Set Willy. I never played it when it originally came out, but fairly recently I picked up an Amstrad CPC 464 and got a copy on tape. Too difficult, visually pretty bland, and the 'recurring death loop' bug is incredibly annoying.
by skylarking
Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most reliable retro computer?
Replies: 62
Views: 6069

Re:

Cornelius wrote:Yeah my macintosh works well still.
Yeah, I still have lots of old Macs, back to a Mac Plus, and they all still work fine.
by skylarking
Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Most reliable retro computer?
Replies: 62
Views: 6069

Most reliable retro computer?

I think it has to be the Apple //e - I've got a few of them, and they're built like tanks and have never caused any problems, and always run like a dream.
by skylarking
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ever edited a Wikipedia page?
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Yep, have made a few edits on pages to do with cult TV shows (eg. 'The Professionals').
by skylarking
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Light gun games
Replies: 73
Views: 6172

I have light guns for both my Master System and NES, and a couple of games for each - Duck Hunt (of course) and Hogan's Alley on the NES, and Rescue Mission and Operation Wolf on the Master System. I'm always keeping my eye out for more, though.
by skylarking
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What's the most obscure console you own?
Replies: 38
Views: 3371

What's the most obscure console you own?

I have a Tunix Home Arcade, the New Zealand version of the Emerson Arcadia 2001, plus three games, all with original packaging!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcadia_2001
by skylarking
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Apple //c help...
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Apple //c help...

I just bought at old Apple //c without a monitor. It runs fine plugged into the TV via an ordinary AV cable, but in black and white only. Anyone know why and if I can fix this? I think it may be because my TV is PAL rather than NTSC.
by skylarking
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Any Apple //e gamers on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Any Apple //e gamers on here?

This was the machine I grew up with, andc I still play 'Aztec', 'Castle Wolfenstein' and 'Conan' sometimes.
by skylarking
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Question re: the c64 plug and play joystick
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Question re: the c64 plug and play joystick

I have the NTSC version of this, which only has selected events from California Games and World Games, not the full games themselves. However, when you use the hack to get into BASIC and list the programs in memory, this list appears to include other events not accessible from the main games menu (s...