>Just checked and not sure what I have. I have a 7800, vic 20, 64..probably
>another one somewhere but the atari in question has no version written
>anywhere on it so I can't tell. I might have the pamplet it came with somewhere (I
I just had a bright idea (which I should have thought of long before this!), go here;http://www.atariage.com/2600/archives/consoles.html
And see if any of them look like the one you have.
>sill have old game pamplets) but dead end..even got the first magazine that
>fatured the first computer system or something..I think it's valuable from what I
I have a bunch of old catalogs, magazines etc. too. I even have a glossy ad for one of the cartridges for the Coleco Telstar Arcade. This was a huge triangular console with pong knobs on one side, a steering wheel and shifter on the second, and a gun on the third. The cartridges were made out of metal and snapped into the center. Not very reliable though, the pack-in cartridge never worked right and after a while the gun would register a hit no matter where you pointed it. The games were sub-2600 quality.
>My eye caught some of the games, Missle Command was another one that was
>popular. I always hated the donkey kongs type games with levels and people
>jumping around (even hated q-bert). I remember the early computer games
I liked some of them. I loved Loderunner on the C64.
>those mystery games where you type in the command you want them to do...like
>a written adventure. I used to get so frustrated because i couldn't get the
Text adventures! Now called 'interactive fiction' or IF for short. People are still writing them. In fact, there are a couple free programming languages for writing them. I always wanted to write my own, but since they never saw fit to create any utilities to ease the tedium of having to write the entire thing by hand, I never had the ambition to try.
>commands right. One of my favorite games was probably some beta nobody
>ever heard of. I had it on my comptuter and it was a man in a house (two story)
>and you could type in commands and he might or might not do it. Oh...how many
>hours I spent trying to type in just the right thing so he'd use the toilet! It didn't
>come with instructions or commands he'd follow so you had to use your
That would be Little Computer People by Activision. I liked it, but I was disappointed that it was so limited. They ask you to enter the time, but even if you tell it that it's 4am, the guy never sleeps. Magazines hinted at more interesting things happening, like him inviting friends over, but that never happened in mine! My guy did use the bathroom a lot though. After he'd come out, he'd wash his hands for like 3 minutes. Being clean is one thing, but this guy was obsessed about it. I also had a couple programs that would let you reset it to the way it was when you first ran it, so that he'd movie in again, and one to let you swap out the character for others. I think it only recognized a few commands, or maybe it just looked for keywords. I could almost always get him to play a game, play with the computer, and play music. Oh, if you wait too long between delivering food, water or pet food, he'll write lots of letters telling you how glad he is that you make sure he and his dog have enough to eat (hint, hint).
>I don't own any new game systems either. Just played some dreamcast games
>on someones system and I was laughing so hard at the taxi game I could barely
>play. With a game like that i'd never play to win..just to drive over people and
>crash into store windows.
I liked playing Rogue Leader (Star Wars X-Wing game) on the Gamecube. I figure I'll wait until the current systems become classic systems and then I'll probably be able to pick them up cheap. I don't even own any from the NES/Sega/Turbografix era.