B&C ComputerVisions at www.myatari.com has been serving the Atari community since time immemorial and is the source for Atari hardware and software, whether it be for the 2600, 5200, 7800, Jaguar, Lynx, XL/XE, Portfolio, or ST/TT/Falcon.
Also worth a look is Link Removed , which mostly has 2600/7800 stuff but does have some very affordable Jag games. Others can be found here: http://www.atarihq.com/jeo/links.htm .
And, of course, keep scanning ebay. Who knows, a chance to buy BattleSphere may materialize.
I'm sure battlesphere is a great game, but on ebay they break $300. IMHO, the only games worth that come with a cabinet and monitor attached. The funny thing is that they won't make more, because memory costs increased and it would be at least $99... that's a steal by comparison!
I'm going off the rails on a crazy train!
I had a Jaguar...
Alien vs. Predator was pretty cool. Stay as far away as possible from Kabuki Ninja (think that's what it was called). Geez, it was terrible. But i did get a free ninja headband that said "Kabuki Ninja".
I can't remember if I had any other games...
So, what's the big deal with BattleSphere?? I don't remember it.
I got Defender 2000 and Tempest 2000. Defender 2000 is among the very worst games I've ever played. But that's OK, it's for collecting.
Tempest is quite fantastic. This is actually my second Jag so I've owned Tempest before...need Cybermorph, Iron Soldier, Doom and Alien Vs. Preditor next!
By the way, am I the only person on the planet that REALLY likes the Jag's controller? It's comfortable and I love the possibilities offered by the keypad. I've got to find one of the 6-button versions.
"Battlesphere" is basically "Star Raiders 2000" - in fact, I believe Atari dropped development of SR2K once "Battlesphere" got going. Unscripted space combat with a big universe to play in, network support, pretty spiffy graphics and sound. Adding to the cachet is that it's incredibly rare - it wasn't finished until 2000, six years after development started, and carts basically got auctioned off as it was manufactured. Part of 4Play's deal with Atari was that 4Play couldn't make a profit from the game, so anything over their cost was donated to diabetes research.
So - cartridges are impossible to find, the game is allegedly brilliant, it's a labor of love, and it's a throwback to "Star Raiders". In short, a collector's/gamer's dream. More info at http://www.battlesphere.com [Edited last by Jason Seaver on July 25, 2001 at 10:24 AM]