Thursday, April 26, 2012

My Atari 2600 Family

Its one of those things that i really want to collect all time. Atari 2600.Yes! The mean machine, top of the line during the old times, I think 2600's are very collectible because of the impact and popularity it gave during its time, that was the time when video gaming was really a heap.The video gaming was the in's and out's i think during those times. It was the upper epsilon of video gaming to say so, its so good that almost every other kid in the block would cry hours just to have it.

Its that type of stuff that instantly pops up to ones mind when "vintage/retro video game" is on topic.The gaming scene was everywhere and this a talk about thing.

My Atari 2600 venture went really a step by step process as it progressed,and still progresses, (i think) from my least wanted to almost my best wanted 2600 line of Atari game console.

Initially, what i got was the Vader model. I think everybody is familiar with this black theme console which was related to "darth vader" (star wars). Not really different from any of the Atari 2600's technically , its just that this one is colored black overall. I got it with a Star wars game cartridge ( the only game it had). Why? because it actually came from a star wars fanatic and it was a peanut from his peanut farm of awesome star wars collection.

I was very happy to have it back then but ,time went on and i thought i wanted a 2600 that can be an eye candy also, so i wanted more, like, the atari 2600 wood type , at this point i had ideas about the 6 switch 2600's but i thought it'd be a long shot so ill take any wood type 2600 that ill see.Its just that it is so neat and very retro looking that i wanted one to play and display.

So upon my waiting, one of my friends told me that a local guy(Pinoy) posted a reply on a forum (forum about random vintage stuff) that he found his old Atari eating dusts with some games but was not sure if the thing was working or what.Had no power supply for it so he was actually willing to put it on sale,as in low sale.

I got interested so i visited the forums saw some photos and verified that it is indeed an original Atari woody 4 switch. Lucky enough, the guy was online and i sent a private message immediately. I was asking if he was interested to sell it.

and then the 2600 4 switch came, to cut the story short. Then this 6 switch and i am hoping for the main machine next time! 2600 heavy sixer! I can consider parting with my other 2600 when that time comes.Don't misunderstand me i really like them, allot, but its just not possible that i keep all. I just don't have that luxury of space sorry.

Anyway, the babies are in a great shape really. Logo's are intact, no signs of fading yet as well as the other paints on them. I, almost all the time, want to gather working stuff. I play with them from time to time so i wanted to get the working ones. So they are pretty much playable with quite a number of good games.

I have other atari 2600 stuff that i wasn't able to include in the photos (because i forgot i have kept some carts and other things on a different shelf) , maybe i can tag them along next time, i also have happen to sell one of my 4 switch wood type units to a friend because i just don't have a use for it anymore as i have another. I'm not a greedy person you know. It went along with some really good games so, its hard but the thing needed to go. I am confident that that thing will be taken good care of anyway.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Famicom weird game !

Anybody has an idea what game is this? I got it a local surplus shop. The price is really cheap so did not hesitate to get it although i have no idea what the game was. Never seen!

Really have no idea what game is this. Its like a rpg game when i tried to play it (the game is obviously in pure Japanese so i did not stand for long) Like those family oriented tv series in Japan where they usually have the Grandmother and the whole family in one house(Oh yeah i see it during the very long intro)

The game is pretty beat up but physically, works perfectly. I thought it was some kind of a game for the Famicom Karaoke or something because the art cover seems like they were holding a mic and singing, but it turned out that it wasn't.

If anybody can help me find some info's ill be glad. For now, enjoy some photos !

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NEO GEO goodness!

Its been a while since i listed something ! Its a big comeback with these NEO GEO pocket awesomeness! I got this two babies separately , well, two of my favorite handheld devices!

NEO GEO pocket folks. NEO GEO Pocket color that is! Like the Gameboy color and the likes! NEO GEO pocket color is a sequel to the first gen black and white display.

SNK stuff are always expected to be though and a step ahead when it comes to video gaming although it did not pretty much depict that here because of the graphics extent.But, the thing is great! It is playable though it does not have that huge number games because of lacking communication between the company and 3rd party developers.

Although it is the last line among those SNK Neo geo products it still grabbed a pretty good market and sold around 2million units including regular pockets(according to WIKI)

Don't have much games for it yet,Just 4.

King of fighters R2

The very remarkable Sonic the hedgehog pocket adventures. My current favorite game , Metal slug 2nd mission

and Puzzle bubble mini !

Well one that pisses me off really is that you cant play it during nights or without external lighting, unlike the Sega Gamegear. But, it is actually one of those stuff that you can bring along when you are on a long travel or something. Very handy and the game cartridges are not really bulky, you can bring the thing with 2 to 4 games easy without hassle!