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I'm addicted to this game....(14 posts)

I'm addicted to this game....Allen az
Nov 17, 2001 9:18 PM
It's just Pong, but I'm hooked!

"Just" Pong?mickey-mac
Nov 17, 2001 9:26 PM
You young whippersnappers and your fanchy-schmancy Playstations and X-Boxes! ;-) Pong was around well before you were even born and it was the only game in town. In hindsight, it's amazing that a dark gray screen with two white paddles and a little moving white dot could have been so fascinating. I have a pretty clear memory of sitting playing Pong for hours with my friend Chris while listening to unforgettable 70s songs like Kung Fu Fighting.
Remember when it was an arcade game? Paying for it?9WorCP
Nov 18, 2001 8:50 AM
I remember spending great amounts of time at Shakey's pizza in Longmont, CO playing Pong, spending all my savings for all that fleeting mediocre excitement. Then came the shoot out game w/ the two cowboys and the cactus in between. Then Space Invaders and finally Asteriod. Oh! The graphics were so superior! Pong. sniff. For kids today, this would be like our granddads telling us how much fun they used to have playing with a stick and a hoop.
And didn't Pac-Man seem like the ultimate game?mickey-mac
Nov 18, 2001 12:16 PM
You couldn't get a kid to spend three minutes in front of that game now.
And didn't Pac-Man seem like the ultimate game?Allen az
Nov 18, 2001 7:28 PM
I could play Pac-Man forever! (Even though I'm not very good at it). I think I'm gonna go look for an online version of it...See ya later!

BTW, I'm 17 (still a kid) :o)

found one!...Allen az
Nov 18, 2001 8:06 PM

A joy-stick would be nice though.
he he he : )
I was the Astroids queen in highschool.Spinchick
Nov 18, 2001 3:10 PM
High score at the local pizza joint for 7 months. It didn't hurt that I worked there and played every night after work.
Nov 19, 2001 7:25 AM
I worked at a second-run movie theater in high school.
You know; the movie was released 5 months ago, so now you can see it at this theater for only $2.75. Never mind the fact that the print has been broken and spliced back together so many times that the dialogue no longer makes sense.

We had an Asteroids machine in the lobby, and we had
the key to the machine. Unlimited games! I can still hear the sound of the small spaceship in my mind...

If you poke around on the web, you can find and download a ROM emulater for your PC. Then you can load the actual Asteriods program. Do a Google search.
If you have a Palm OS devicelonefrontranger
Nov 21, 2001 8:55 AM
You can find shareware versions of Pong, Asteroids, and many other Atari classics available for download. I found all of mine by searching Google.

I still play Asteroids on my Palm IIIe. And I'm still terrible at it.
have a Palm Vx, looking for 'roids now...=-) (nm)nova
Nov 21, 2001 9:39 AM
My fave was always "Tempest." Avoid the spikes!! (nm)RhodyRider
Nov 19, 2001 7:46 AM
Defender (need more quarters) nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 19, 2001 8:38 AM
ps: i still have my atari 2600. nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 19, 2001 8:38 AM
re: I'm addicted to this game....Dutchy
Nov 21, 2001 10:34 PM
I loved Gauntlet, and Missile command. I have found the ROMs for them so I can play
them on my MAC.
Gauntlet cost a fortune though, 20c for more life got expensive after 20 minutes.
I have just bought Gauntlet for PS2 and can't stop playing it. Although the younger
ones will find it a bit boring after an hour. There loss. :-)