[stella] OT: Old hardware

Subject: [stella] OT: Old hardware
From: Glenn Saunders <cybpunks2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 22:57:29 -0700

Then again, you couldn't get away from those $5 LCD dot games that were
like a Microvision without cartridges a couple years ago.

Don't know if we're talking about the same thing, but to keep it somewhat 2600-specific...

I bought two Kaboom keychains, one to play and one to keep. Also got a Pong. I think those and the others of that flavor were good considering the technology used. Some of the others had fatal game design flaws. The invaders port featured a SCROLLING display. Sucked. Asteroids was more of a vertical scroller.

I thought it was pretty cool that they would port a 2600 original game to a keychain LCD game. Larry Kaplan got a kick out of it when I sent one to him.

I really do miss the old LED games, though. Those were so much more fun. Entex Space Invaders and Galaxian were so cool. They were the Gameboys of their day. Any kid who came to school with one was bugged like crazy for a chance to play them. What a way to slack of in school.

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