2600 homebrew ordered

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I have ordered Medieval Mayhem from the Atari Age shop. Was torn between that and Thrust+ but the opportunities for multi-player and the fact that I have two sets of paddles swung it for me.

I'll post a review here - though for those in the know it will be redundant such is the reputation this game has.....

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Bill Loguidice
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I have both Medieval Mayhem

I have both Medieval Mayhem and Thrust+. If you remember the review I did on the old site, there's great opportunity for multiplayer fun with the right setup in Thrust+ as well. As you say, though, you can't go wrong with either one!

Here's a link to that old review of Thrust+ Platinum (the latest version): http://www.armchairarcade.com/aamain/content.php?article.41

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davyK
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I anything, this title is

If anything, this title is more impressive than the 7800 homebrew , Pacman Collection. What has been produced on the 2600 hardware with the 4 players and 3 fireballs flying around with little or no flicker is astounding. The developer has managed to create a brilliant version of the game too - with every option imaginable from variation on fireball catch, through to a doubles game which was also available on the original Warlords. Quite brilliant - review to follow.

This week has seen me purchase 2 CIB games for my much ignored Atari 7800. Joust and Tower Toppler. Joust is a great version - I actually think it looks better on the 7800 than on the retro comps I have seen on later consoles becuase the graphics are a tiny bit blockier and therefore easier to see on my CRT. Excellent stuff. Tower Toppler is an odd platformer game set around a revolving tower. It looks pretty good and has that compulsive old school trial & error gameplay that only people of my generation have the patients for I'm guessing. Nice to get the old 7800 out again and enjoy some of the other greats I have such as Food Fight - a cute Robotron style arcade game that was only ever ported to this system and Centipede - which features a great 2 player simultaneous mode. My daughters and I had a blast with these games this evening. Even with the old RF connection these old games still look good to my eyes.

Rob Daviau
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Man I love modern old games!

It is cool and interesting to see good programs pushing these classic systems. Many seem a labor of love unlike back in the day
when it was to meet a deadline and rake in sales. This way it seems these programmers really take advantage of the hardware. It
is so cool what these old systems can be made to do!

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