Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sony Playstation Outage Means Retro Game Time

After DAYS of the Playstation Network being down, it's time to bust out my game retro consoles. Thankfully I recently received a SEGA Genesis recently and I've started with Sonic the Hedgehog and worked my way up to my TNN Bass Tournament. I may also bust out some Odd World from my PS3 downloads. Hopefully Sony will get on the ball and get the network running. But until then! Playstation will have me playing SEGA! SEEEEEEEEGAH!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

It's a SEGA Genesis Easter

This year Easter was a little more like Christmas for this retro gamer. When I got to my parents house my Uncle popped this puppy out of his trunk. Yes, that's a Sega Genesis Core System 2 in box!!! He also handed me a bag full of games: 

I couldn't ask for a more amazing gift this Easter. Well, maybe a powerglove, but really, my Sega Genesis 1 (Original Model) Console Systemhas been out of commission for a long time with a busted controller input. I'm very happy to have this back in my collection. Now I can hook my Sega CD System - Video Game Console back up and play some Night Trap. Aw yeah!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ms. Pacman Upright Lisbon CT

At the O'Neil movie theatre at Lisbon Landing, CT. Hello retro. Also, the had a nice note that had a code to change Ms. Pacman to Pacman! If I remember correctly, UP UP UP DOWN DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT (wait for pacman to turn pink) Then hit start. Cool right? May work on all the combo machines.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Playing Galaga on my Motorolla Droid

I was just sitting around trying to decide what to do and decided to fire up Galaga on my Motorola DROID X Android Phone using Nestoid. If you haven't tried out Nestoid on the Droid I highly recommend it. Unfortunately it is not available on the iPhone. If it were available I'd be playing some online NES action with Brian. We'll figure out something one of these days. I'm dying to play Double Dragon with him via the internet. I think I'm going to have to figure out a way to do that.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Retro Gaming Yardsale Adventures

It's that time of year again. We're getting deep into spring, the weather is nice and we've got a tiny bit of cash in our pockets. So we'll be on the hunt for gaming consoles. GAMES GAMES GAMES at deep dish discounts. Parents unloading kids electronics and kids who want to buy their next system and will sell me electronics super cheap. What will our finds be? Who knows! We'll be breaking out some serious fleamarket and tag sale stories in the upcoming episodes. Deals we got and deals we lost.

The top consoles on my list this year will be a Coleco VisionCommodore 64cAtari 2600 - Video Game ConsoleAtari 5200 - Video Game Console (System)Nintendo Virtual Boy - Video Game Console and some random handhelds. I'll also need new games for my new GBA as well as other consoles sitting in my collection.

If you are out and about and see crazy finds. Even if you don't buy them, share you story in the comments, on the forum or snap a pict with your phone and shoot us an email.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Retro Mint Box Storing Erasers

I bought these mints a long time ago just to get this awesome tin. The Nintendo Store in NYC has all sorts of cool items like this! I now usr it to store my awesome erasers. It is a head turner.

Neo Geo Handheld

16bits of glory! It's bad enough I didn't hav a NeoGeo as a child, but I didn't have the hand-held either. "The hand-held?" you say? That's right! I'm going to be on the look out for the hand-held version of this at the fleamarkets and tag sales. I'm dying to get my hands on the console or this portable beauty. A larger display than the GB AND 16bits of color!? How can you beat that? Well. With Mario, that's how. Chime in here or drop us a note in the forum and let us know if you had one, have one or want one.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Gameboy SP and Gameboy Advance Donations Arrive!!

Recently a friend asked me if I'd want two Gameboy systems. One is a standard GBA and the other is a GBA SP, which is amazing because it has a back lit screen. Today they both came in the mail. Other than being a little grubby from some tender game play, they are in fantastic shape! Not only did they send along the two systems, but three games as well! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Namco Museum. I'm super excited about the Namco Museum. I'm going to play the heck out of that. Look forward to my excitement on the next episode of Cartridgecade on Secret Identity Podcast!

Replace your batteries on your Gameboys and other handhelds

A few years back I was very excited to find my Original Nintendo Game Boy, Gray at my parents house. I had all the original games and the original hard case. When I opened up the box I saw that Tetris was still in it. I thought I'd fire it up. Well it didn't fire up. I pulled at the cartridge and it didn't really want to come out. When I got it out I saw that it was coated in a blue patina. I had left the batteries in it. Not for very long either. Sadly when I opened up the unit, the cancer had spread throughout the circuit board and it was a lost cause. I still have it in case I need an extra body case etc... but I encourage all you retro gaming addicts to go to you closet, pull out your handhelds that you're not using and remove the batteries. NOW!

Pictured above: That's my childhood Gameboy. It was like watching my dog die before my eyes.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

King Of Kong A Fistful Of Quarters

If you haven't checked out King of Kong yet you better hop on Netflix, run over to Red Box, download it from Blockbuster or TiVo it now. If you listen to the show or read the blog this is a game that you should view, if not OWN. This documentary film brings you through the turmoil surrounding a man who just wanted to beat the world record in Donkey Kong. A record that hadn't even been touched in decades. You'll cheer for the hero and hiss at the "villain." Great film I watched it with my wife and she also liked it. That's a big plus factor for any of you married folks out there. But if you love retro gaming, enjoy underdog stories and documentaries, then it's time you get your grubby retrogame playing fingers on this. The bonus features in the special edition are also really cool. They do an animated history of Donkey Kong and various other tid bits.

This gets five out of five gorillas throwing barrels.

Friday, April 8, 2011

iCade for iPad. Perfect timing for the Atari App (Almost)

My buddy Chris Eliopoulos mentioned today that if Atari was on top of their game they would have hooked us retro-gaming enthusists up with some awedome retro Atari controller for the Atari app. Well! Looks like someone is already jumping on that band wagon and preparing to launch a spiffy little device in June of 2011. A little late, but better than never! Check out think geeks iCade accessory for your iPad 2 today! But nothing really beats the awesomeness of the original Atari controller.

Watch Movies Via your Gameboy Advance

Holy cow! I don't know if this works but during my searching for Gameboy Advance systems I stumbled across this compact flash card that allows you to watch movies on your GBA. Since I'll be getting a donated GBA soon, I'm on the look out for anything and everything I can do with it. I've found multiple sites touting cards similar to an R4 to be used to play roms, but this is the first I've seen of this! Very cool. There's no product description but I can only assume is supports various types of movie file and allows you to watch them on the go.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

100 Atari Titles Come To Your iPad and iPhone Today!!!!

Wow. Just announced. 100 Atari titles coming at you on your iPhone and iPad. I'm very jealous, since I have neither. I'm going to post a few screen shots here and get you a nice list of titles. Awesome for any retro gamer.

The app is a free download that comes bundled with PONG, with the additional titles — 18 classic arcade games, 92 Atari 2600 games — available as in app purchases. The additional titles can be downloaded as 25 separate game packs at $0.99 each or at a price of $14.99 for all 100. Some titles have been enhanced to provide Bluetooth multiplayer modes.

The available game packs include:

  • Asteroid Pack
    • 1. Asteroid
    • 2. Asteroid Deluxe
    • 3. Asteroids 2600
    • 4. Canyon Bomber – Bluetooth Multiplayer
  • Battlezone Pack
    • 1. Battlezone
    • 2. Red Baron
    • 3. Air-Sea Battle – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 4. Submarine Commander
  • Centipede Pack
    • 1. Centipede
    • 2. Millipede
    • 3. Centipede 2600
    • 4. Millipede 2600
  • Black Widow Pack
    • 1. Black Widow
    • 3. Desert Falcon
    • 4. Space War
  • Crystal Castles Pack
    • 1. Crystal Castles
    • 2. Crystal Castls 2600
    • 4. Maze Craze
  • Gravitar Pack
    • 1. Gravitar
    • 2. Gravitar 2600
    • 3. Radar Lock
    • 4. Demons to Diamonds – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • Star Raiders Pack
    • 1. Star Raiders
    • 2. Liberator
    • 4. Human Cannonball
  • Missile Command Pack
    • 1. Missile Command
    • 2. Missile Command 2600
    • 3. Fun with Numbers
    • 4. Flag Capture – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • Lunar Lader Pack
    • 1. Lunar Lander
    • 2. Sky diver – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 3. Video Pinball
    • 4. Code Breaker
  • Super Breakout Pack
    • 1. Super Breakout
    • 3. Off – the – Wall
    • 4. Circus Atari – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • Tempest Pack
    • 2. Tempest 2600 – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 3. Outlaw
    • 4. Atari Video Cube
  • Majar Havoc Pack
    • 1. Major Havoc
    • 2. Secret Quest
    • 3. Sentinel
    • 4. Yars Revenge – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • Warlords Pack
    • 2. Warlords 2600
  • Adventure Pack
    • 1. Adventure
    • 2. Haunted House
    • 3. Return to Haunted House
    • 4. Save Mary
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Pack
    • 1. 3d Tic-Tac-Toe
    • 2. A game of concentration
    • 3. Backgammon
    • 4. Brain Games
  • Fatal Run Pack
    • 1. Fatal Run
    • 2. Dodge ‘Em
    • 3. Night Driver
    • 4. Street Racer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • Quadrun Pack
    • 1. Quadrun
    • 2. Slot Racers – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 3. Stellar Track
    • 4. Math Gran Prix
  • Casino Pack
    • 2. Slot Machine
    • 3. Video Checkers
    • 4. Video Chess
  • Sword Quest Pack
    • 1. Swordquest Earthworld
    • 2. Swordquest Fireworld
    • 3. Swordquest Waterworld
    • 4. Sprintmaster
  • Championship Soccer Pack
    • 1. Championship Soccer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 2. Golf
    • 3. Double Dunk
    • 4. Basketball
  • Football Pack
    • 2. Home Run
    • 3. Miniature Golf
    • 4. Bowling
  • Real Sports Basketball Pack
    • 1. Realsports Basketball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 2. Realsports Boxing – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 3. Realsports Tennis – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 4. Realsports Baseball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • Real Sports Football Pack
    • 1. Realsports Football – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 2. Realsports Soccer – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 3. Realsports Vollyball – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
    • 4. Video Olympics – BLUETOOTH MULTIPLAYER
  • Battlezone Pack
    • 1. Battlezone 2600
    • 2. Super Breakout 2600
    • 3. Super Baseball
    • 4. Super Football
  • Hangman Pack

    • 1. Hangman
    • 2. Black Jack
    • 3. Steeplechase

Which system do you like best!?