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Completing the alphabet

Posted at 13:00 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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There are games starting with all letters of the alphabet on TGOD, apart from three: O, Q and Y. I'd like to fill these gaps as soon as possible, but I'm having serious problems coming up with appropriate titles. These are the candidates I have so far:

O: Operation Stealth
Q: a bit fat nothing
Y: Yes, Prime Minister or Yuppie's Revenge

Any more ideas? Are there even any games starting with Q?
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Posted at 13:29 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Q-Bert?
Posted at 13:33 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Not a bad idea :D More?
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Posted at 13:53 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Outrun
Outlaw
Operation Wolf
Oink!

Quadrun
Qix
Q-Berts Cubes
Quake 3 ;)

Yie Ar Kung-Fu
Yars Revenge
Posted at 13:54 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yars Revenge
Another good one :)

As for the rest, I eitehr haven't even heard about them or don't consider them interesting enough to consider :P

Edit: It just struck me that with Yar's Revenge and Q*Bert, I might open an Atari 2600 section ;)

Edited by Mr Creosote at 21:48 on September, 26th 2004
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Posted at 14:24 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I couldnt make promises, because im a v busy man with work, but I could help a lot with a 2600 section, about 30% of my collection is 2600 (~250 differant games, not counting label variations). Its definately my favourite console system ever :)

I hope for your sake Qix falls into the 'never heard about them' catagory :o :o :o

Absolute classic, especially the Vectrex version :) EDIT - which is a homebrew BTW.

Edited by fretz at 22:18 on September, 26th 2004
Posted at 14:32 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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That would be great :D

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I hope for your sake Qix falls into the 'never heard about them' catagory
It does. Sorry, nobody can know everything, but it's also never too late to learn something new ;)
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Posted at 14:35 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Qix has been MAME'd, Ive attached the ROM so you can give it a whirl...
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Posted at 14:37 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I'll give it a try tomorrow :)
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Posted at 14:44 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hopefully you wont be dissapointed, even if you dont like puzzlers :)

As for the 2600, I'll ponder writing an introduction the system for you, should be able to knock up a 1000 word waffle on it without too much trouble, and we can take it from there :)
Posted at 14:49 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Outrun is quite a classic. True, it's bad by today standards... But it was great back in the old days.
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Posted at 16:13 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Oil's Well
Oregon Trail


annnd that's all I know
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Posted at 16:28 on September 26th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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What about Quest for Glory?
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Posted at 06:55 on September 27th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Quest for Glory begins with 'Q', but other than that, it's completely unsuited ;)

Does anyone have a real Atari 2600? I'd need a photo of one to make the system logo for the title bar.

Edited by Mr Creosote at 15:19 on September, 27th 2004
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I used to, but it was brought to justice by parents quite a while ago :angry:
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Posted at 09:52 on September 27th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Which model, ive got about 12 of 'em :P

2600 Woodgrain 6 switch Heavy Sixer (extra RF sheilding)(california manufactured)
2600 Woodgrain 6 switch normal
2600 Woodgrain Sears Telegames
2600 Woodgrain 4 switch
2600 4 switch Darth Vader

2600 Jnr rainbow strip
2600 Jnr Irish Black strip
Posted at 10:48 on September 27th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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It's probably no use saying this to you, but... the common one ;) Try to use a perspective like for example on the image of the Amiga or the SNES on the site.

Edited by Mr Creosote at 18:40 on September, 27th 2004
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Posted at 12:32 on September 27th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I've never seen a woodgrain Atari2600, but of course, I've only ever seen like 8. ;)
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Posted at 17:20 on September 27th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Quest for Glory is a very good blend of a Adventure and RPG game. Both side of the game is good. It deserve to be taken on the site.
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Posted at 17:38 on September 27th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Its hard to say which is the most common, in the US its probably either the normal 6 switch woodgrain or the 4 switch woodgrain. In the UK (and probably all of Europe) its definately the rainbow stripe 2600 Jnr.

From my collection, I have a 6 switch heavy sixer (rounded corners BTW) but one of the corners is chipped so it wont make a good photo. I have a *perfect* 2600 Vader model, which is my personal favourite, but again - far from being the most common. From my collection Id advise going for the 4 switch woodgrain or the rainbow stripe Jnr model.

For the purpose of TGOD website I'd say your best bet is with any of the woodgrain models, they are the models most synonamous(sp?) with the 2600/VCS, problem is I dont have them right here right now, they are at my parents 200 miles away in Lancashire - dont worry though, I will be going there in October and will make a special effort to grab them (and the ~200 carts I dont actually play :D ) Currently all my 2600 fix's get played out on an Atari 7800, which is compatible with all but 3 2600 games (Robot Tank, Activision Decathalon and another game I cant remember whith at the moment _dunce_ :) )

Youve got me in the mood for some 2600-web-love though so believe me, the weekend of Oct 9th-10th I'll be collecting those systems from storage.

Although should my friend, Winsters, (who I know is an avid reader of these boards despite never posting)(and a 7000+ ebay seller, including the occasional 2600) have a model he can snap for us, that would be cool. He usually has a few 2600's lying around the place.

Either way, just hold fire until the weekend after next and fretz' yer uncle :D
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