Atari 2600 Review: Steeplechase on 7800 Avenue

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 in 7800 Ave., Atari 2600, Atari Arcade, Reviews
Atari 2600 Review: Steeplechase on 7800 Avenue

So today we are playing a very old Atari game, 1979-1980, Sears & Roebuck game. We’re playing Steeplechase, a very old 1980 4-Player horse racing game, but we are going to do something a little different… We’re actually going to place bets in between horse races, and make it a little more, you know, adult fun. We don’t have any real money because we are all artists, so we’re using Monopoly money. But we’re going to have fun none the less. Are you guys ready to play some Steeplechase? Sounds like a challenge! Here we go, Steeplechase for Atari 2600!

Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Mario Bros.

Posted on Feb 26, 2017 in 7800 Ave., Arcade Life, Atari 7800, Nintendo, Reviews
Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Mario Bros.

In this episode we play Mario Bros. on Atari 7800 using the Atari 7800 control pad, and I’m joined by Armando and Carlos from Pixel Vault Games for Nintendo on Atari! Just think, the game that would come right after this would change the world of video games. Super Mario Bros. This was it right here. This was where it started. The game introduces you to the story of Mario & Luigi for the first time working together to fight these baddies. Mario Bros. feels like a cross between Donkey Kong, with the levels and platforms and avoiding dangerous sprites coming at you, and Super Mario Bros., with the turtles and pipes and different characters. You can definitely see the seeds being planted for what would become the World of Mario.

Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong Jr.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 in 7800 Ave., Arcade Life, Atari 7800, Nintendo, Reviews
Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong Jr.

In this episode, Armando, Carlos and I play Donkey Kong Jr. on the Atari 7800 using the hard-to-find Atari 7800 control pad, which was never officially released in the USA. Nintendo games on Atari. It’s really hard to imagine now, playing a Nintendo-exclusive game on another console. Everybody knows how strict Nintendo is on their licensing. Seeing a Nintendo-exclusive game on a different console is crazy. As you’ll see in the episode, Armando and Carlos were surprised by the quality of Donkey Kong on the Atari 7800 and the responsiveness of the Atari 7800 control pad using the short-throw thumbstick. They weren’t expecting an Atari console to push graphics nearly identical to the NES version of Donkey Kong

Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong

Posted on Feb 11, 2017 in 7800 Ave., Arcade Life, Atari 7800, Nintendo, Reviews
Atari 7800 Review: Nintendo on Atari: Donkey Kong

In this episode, Armando, Carlos and I play Donkey Kong on the Atari 7800 using the hard-to-find Atari 7800 control pad, which was never officially released in the USA. Nintendo games on Atari. It’s really hard to imagine now, playing a Nintendo-exclusive game on another console. Everybody knows how strict Nintendo is on their licensing. Seeing a Nintendo-exclusive game on a different console is crazy. As you’ll see in the episode, Armando and Carlos were surprised by the quality of Donkey Kong on the Atari 7800 and the responsiveness of the Atari 7800 control pad using the short-throw thumbstick. They weren’t expecting an Atari console to push graphics nearly identical to the NES version of Donkey Kong

Atari 7800 Review: Centipede Trak-Ball Team Play on 7800 Avenue

Posted on Dec 7, 2016 in 7800 Ave., Arcade Life, Atari 7800, Reviews
Atari 7800 Review: Centipede Trak-Ball Team Play on 7800 Avenue

Watch us play Atari 7800 Centipede in Team Play mode using Trak-Ball controllers with a very special guest, my son Mason who’s joining us for the first episode. I think of Centipede as one of the main pillars of Atari. Space Invaders, Asteroids, Defender, Missile Command, Pac-Man, and Centipede were like the big heavy hitters that you’d want to be playing. Seriously, what’s cooler in the World of Atari than using Trak-Balls for Team Play on Centipede? Hmm.. I can’t think of much.

Atari Twist: How To Make The Perfect Atari Themed Adult Beverage!

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 in 7800 Ave., Jag Bar & Lynx Lounge, Retro Life
Atari Twist: How To Make The Perfect Atari Themed Adult Beverage!

Learn how to make the *perfect* Atari-themed adult beverage! Atari Twist is made of Kahlua, Vodka, Coconut Milk and a dash of Grenadine for that signature Atari red button. Now I don’t know if you remember this, but on a previous episode of Lynx Lounge I said that Xenophobe gives you something extra.. a little “Atari Twist”. Atari Twist! Why isn’t that a drink? I started thinking about my favorite drink, which is a White Russian. I’ve been rockin’ those for a long time. They are my favorite and they are my go-to, I love it. We’ll I’m going to show you how to throw a little BTB twist on that, and you are going to turn that White Russian into the Atari Twist. Here we go. Are you ready? The Official Atari Twist recipe.

Atari 7800 Mega Unboxing: Atari 7800 Trak-Ball, Euro-Pad, GripStick, AV Mod

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 in 7800 Ave., Atari 7800, Classic Video Games, Reviews
Atari 7800 Mega Unboxing: Atari 7800 Trak-Ball, Euro-Pad, GripStick, AV Mod

This is going to be a big Atari 7800 showcase, so I just wanted to share with you guys this little “unboxing of things to come in the show”. We’re going to take a look at the Best Electronics 7800 Light Gun, the Video 61 7800 Grip-Stick, the 7800 European Controller, a brand new AV Modded Atari 7800, and an Atari 7800 Trak-Ball. I mean, really, let’s be honest, few of you had 7800s. Those who did are very fond of them. But for the most part, in this time period, most everybody was playing Sega Master System, I mean even that’s few and far between, but mostly the world was being run by Nintendo. This equipment here, the Atari 7800, was kind of being left out. So we’re going to give this equipment and these games a new chance to shine. And we’re going to invite guests over and we’re going to have a good time, and we’re gonna rack up the high scores and that’s how we’re gonna do it. This is the loot! I mean, man, this is like Christmas here! I am so excited. I can’t wait to get this show rolling.

New Atari Show 7800 Avenue Premieres with Yars’ Revenge!

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 in 7800 Ave., Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Atari History, Retro Life
New Atari Show 7800 Avenue Premieres with Yars’ Revenge!

The premiere of 7800 Avenue, our brand new Atari-themed YouTube show! 7800 Avenue focuses on the classic 8-bit Atari 2600 and 7800 consoles with a look at different games and accessories in each episode. In the premiere episode of 7800 Avenue we celebrate Howard Scott Warshaw Day by playing a few rounds of Yars’ Revenge!