Software defines the fun, not hardware

10 06 2019

I have a lot of hardware at home to play games on:
– Consoles
– PC
– Atari 8-16-32-64Bit
– Handhelds
But finding time to really play a game is a difficult task. Most often I don’t like to spend time building up and configure the stuff. I simply like to put a device in my and a start playing.

So I had the feeling, that I did not play as much as I like to do. That changed after I bought Tetris99 for the Nintendo Switch. It was not the hardware, cause the console was laying around for a month, it was the software. I had (and still have) a GameBoy back in the days with only one game: Tetris. I played it like hell cause it’s simply the best game with this “one more time” motivation. Same with Tetri99 on the Switch. I play now much more than before.

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New ST Setup

21 01 2018

I setup my STE wtih 4MB (will never use them) and a nice SC1224 a friend of mine lend me.

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After I took this picutre, I had a 20 minutes search for the USB stick for the Gotek inside the STE. Finally I found some USB sticks and tested them. First was some photos, next a linux distribution and a Gotek stick, but the one for the Falcon. So I had a look at my blog where I posted the setup of the Gotek in the STE a while ago, and finally I got an idear which USB stick to search for. And found it!

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Gotek USB on the right, also added the Joystick extention (right under the STE) and the one and only greekstick.

 





My first game in 2018

1 01 2018

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Happy gaming in 2018





þorN scores 2600 points in River Raid II on the Atari 2600

1 07 2012

I like the game, so I started a highscore round at the forum of the VzEkC (Club for preservation of old computers)





Scored 30460 in Seaquest (Atari VCS) in a VzEcK Highscore Forum

12 05 2012

 





Just found out, that there is a version of Gyruss for the VCS 2600

30 01 2012

I was walking through the list of VCS games when I suddenly saw Gyruss. I really love this game, and played it a lot on the Atari XL and the C64. So I tried it out to see what the VCS version is about.

Learn more at the Gaming Wiki

Maybe my difficulty level was to low, but the game was very easy. I have to try it with a higher difficulty level again. The graphics are not bad for a VCS 2600 and the game really feels like Gyruss. Will give it another try in the next days.





First time I played Final Fantasy

21 04 2009

I got a copy of Final Fantasy for the GC at the AC. I read on the cover, that all texts are in french, so I hoped, to learn a little bit french. But what a suprise, when I put it in my Wii, all texts were in german. So I think I have to look for the option to change the language.

So maybe first I will play it in german and then in french. Anyway, interesting intro’s so far. Look forward to see more.