Disposable Hero for Commodore CD32

13 05 2013

Just a little video I made of me playing the Commodore CD32 game, Disposable Hero.

Seems like a colourful shoot ‘em up. I suck at at so this is a short video – hope you enjoy it anyway.





Master Everdrive Flash Cart for The Sega Master System

12 05 2013

Just posted a quick video demonstrating the Master Everdrive flash cart for the Sega Master System. The cartridge came as just a board and I had to cannibalize a case from an American Baseball game I had laying around. I had to cut a slot out of the case for the SD card to fit.





Me Playing a Little Brutal Paws of Fury and NHL 94 for the Sega CD

8 05 2013

Just a little game play video I captured from the games Brutal Paws of Fury and NHL 94 – Both Sega CD titles, played on my JVC X’EYE system.





Bally Astrocade – I Finally Have One!!!

19 04 2013

CameraZOOM-20130418024243585There are few classic consoles that I lust after. One of those systems has always been the Bally Astrocade, and now I have one.

The Astrocade was released in 1978 and was very poorly marketed. At first only available through mail order and then later marketed poorly in small computer stores (though I saw it at a super drug mart called London Drugs in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada). It didn’t help that it was marketed more as a home computer than a gaming console, which it really is.

A contemporary of the original Atari 2600/VCS CameraZOOM-20130418024537977and Intellivision, it surpassed both in graphic and sound capabilities. The Astrocade got very few arcade ports, though it had a few great clones of classic games such as Galactic Invasion, a Galaxian clone, and The Incredible Wizard, a spot on clone of Wizard of Wor and Astro. The only true arcade port that I’ve seen is Space Fortress and is almost spot on. The Astrocade’s controllers were unique in that they resembled a revolver pistols handle with a small orange nub at the top that works as the joystick that can also be twisted to be used as a paddle controller. They are both unique and comfortable to use. The cartridges look surprisingly like audio cassettes, though they are solid state cartridges like other systems. There is a compartment at the top end of the system where you store the cartridges. And, being a console of the late 1970’s, it sports a great fake wood finish!

CameraZOOM-20130418024420711I acquired my Astrocade through a trade done on reddit.coms retrogameswap page. The guy I traded with, Chuck traded his Astrocade with a crap load of games for my NEC TurboDuo. I know the TurboDuo is worth more if I were to sell, but the Astrocade is worth more to me as a collectible. The system was clean and in perfect working condition. All the game, except one work perfectly, and the one that isn’t working is a math game so I am not upset. The one game I really want, The Incredible Wizard was not part of the haul, but I have purchased a copy via Ebay, and am eagerly awaiting it’s arrival and this evening I also added Pinball to my Ebay purchases. I’d also love to get a copy of Muncher, an amazing Pacman clone that was released for the system, but the only times I’ve seen it on Ebay, the seller wanted a lot more than I’ve been willing to pay. There are also a few home brew games out there, including absolutely amazing versions of the arcade classics, Crazy Climber and War, a Warlords clone.

I am so happy with this trade.

Here is a video of me demonstrating the games that came with it:





Cool Video: IGN’s Top 20 Game Consoles of All Time

24 09 2012

Excellent video from ign.com: Their choice of the top 20 Consoles of All Time:





Nuts for Nintendo–An ABC News 20/20 Special Report from 1988

3 07 2011

I found this while Stumbling today: a special report on the Nintendo Craze of the Late 1980s (1988) from ABC News 20/20.Nintendo-Carts

This is a great look back at what was the beginning of the third (or second, depending on how you decipher the trends) Video Game Boom. These were heady times for Gamers and Nintendo was leading the Video Game revolution here in North America.

Check out the video at the link below (or click the picture – your choice!)

http://vimeo.com/12997770

While Blogging I was listening to Wall of Voodoo – Call of the West – Mexican Radio





I’ve Posted Some Vectrex Game Play Videos

1 08 2010

Well, I had a day off today and decided to record and upload some Vectrex game play videos. I recorded quite a few of them, and still have to upload more of them to come.

Here they are:

Mine Storm

Bedlam

Berzerk

Scramble