How Does This Work?

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  1. Michael*K

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    When I was a kid, I had an Atari 2600 game system. Though the gameplay seems lame now, back then I was addicted to games like Pitfall and River Raid. My mom showed me something today available through Avon that allows you to play ten old Activision games on your TV. The thing is, there's no console and no cartridges. Just a game pad that you plug into the TV with RCA cables. Here's a link for it. How does this thing work...an embedded microchip or something?
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    Interesting...
    I had a 2600 as well, and loved Pitfall. Centipede was good too! I also had a game about the Zodiac. Don't know what that was about, it was wierd. I don't remember what it was called.
    A friend just sent me the supernintendo emulator for the computer, where you can play old nintendo games. He's got Bubble Bobble, Mario World, and Zelda. should be interesting.
    You might be able to get an atari emulator for the computer too? just a thought, or maybe pitfall came out on another game system or something. Who knows, I love that game. I hear you can pick up software packages with old Atari games like centipede. You might want to inquire about that too. Don't know about your little device though. sorry.
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    given that most Atari games were 10k or less, I'm positive you could just embed a bunch on a chip, and I think the emulators for PC are well under 100k. Simple and cheap
     
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    quote: How does this thing work...an embedded microchip or something?[/quote]
    Yep. Atari and even Nintendo games are tiny. You can fit a dozen Nintendo games on a floppy disk, and likely 10 times that many Atari games. Memory is cheap nowadays - they could have given you hundreds of games for the same price (licensing fees notwithstanding).
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    20 bucks, 10 games, no game console... looks like a fun little thing to get. I'm no fan of the new computer games with fancy graphics and all, the old simple ones still work the best for me as mindless entertainment. Tetris rules! [​IMG]
    I wish they would have Defender, Space Invaders, Combat, Missile Commander and Pac-Man in a thing like this, I'd be there right away!
    /Mike
     
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    Yeah, I have a coin-op MAME, but this little thing was cool in that it can be easily connected to the TV. Besides, joystick and gamepad support for MAME is shaky, at best.
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    Yeah, all those really old games will fit on a single flash rom chip. They dont take up much space, so you could cram a lot of games on one. Makes a great holiday gift for an older advid gamer.
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