Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari

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PostRe: RE: Re: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by Death's Head » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:26 am

jawafour wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:H.E.R.O. is great although I think I prefer the version on SG-1000.

Great call, Salads - and I didn't know that a version had appeared on the SG... I wish it had arrived for the Master System! It really is terrific and I had a lot of fun playing it on my C64.

Unfortunately, as an Activision title, I wonder if we'll see it on the Atari? River Raid, Pitfall et all may also face the same fate.

Do people really want to play games now that look exactly the same as they did on the console almost 40 years ago? For nostalgic reasons it seems like a good idea but the reality is that if I bought it, I'd probably turn it on, try a couple of games and think "that looks gooseberry fool" before packing it away in the garage, never to see the light of day again.
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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:35 am

That's exactly what I don't want. I play a lot of retro games but I can likely count on one hand the number of 2600 games I'd play for more than 5 minutes. It's not retro it's archaic.

That said I've always been curious about 7800, Lynx and Jaguar.
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PostRe: RE: Re: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by Death's Head » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:00 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
That said I've always been curious about 7800, Lynx and Jaguar.

They would be better putting these games onto Steam. That way anyone could play them (I very much doubt anyone is using a PC not capable of emulating these platforms) and as an added bonus, achievements etc would be available. Yet another platform that only offers old stuff interesting for only historical reasons is going to flop. Maybe they could do a limited qty release like the NES and SNES mini, unless of course they are planning on burying the excess in the desert next to ET.
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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by _/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:25 pm

I could easily buy into a system that play's 400/800, ST, Jag and Lynx games. Not a chance on 2600 system.

Lagamorph wrote:Did the Jaguar have any exclusive games even worth re-releasing/emulating?


Wor lass playing her favourite Jag game a few weeks back after I had connected it after 10+ years of sitting on a shelf (the Jag that is, not work lass).
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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by jawafour » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:32 pm

_/\_YUNGSTAR_/\_ wrote:Wor lass playing her favourite...

I get that totally intentional Wizard of Wor 2600 reference 8-) ....


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