Holy crap, just seeing the one of nine screens on the video game critic review of DK II looks good enough as it is, but along with them really fitting into the Kong theme and such...wow! And I've never even had an Intellivison!
Oh yes, it is amazing what was done with this update to Donkey Kong for the Intellivision. It makes me want to buy an Intellivision JUST for this game! There are actually two versions: the original Donkey Kong and an expanded version (the one on the review). I wish someone made an attempt at improving the 2600 version of Donkey Kong.
No, with money being tight for the most part, I've just been doing Vectrex, since many carts have multiple games on them, hence spreading what little money I can spare will extend it quite a bit further. But then, I was able to get two Sega Genesis games for free in the last month too through friends, so that was lucky Whatever works!
Well, several of the 2600 homebrews are available as free BIN files that you can run using Stella or even on a Harmony cart. No reason to miss on all of those fun homebrews if you can try them out for free. If you ever wondered if Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man could look close to arcade on the 2600, you should check out the free BINs. You are going to be impressed.
Your penguin who is out to sink other penguins on the ice. You carve out squares kinda like Qix in reverse. All the while avoiding a seal and polar bear.
It has been in the high 90's and drought conditions so any relief from the weather is kinda nice to play about.
Supposedly it had were you could be a wolf instead which was to be the Winter Games Mascot but i have never been able to get the code to work. I read once that they took it out of the released version.
The Intellivision didn't seem like it had a lot of arcade releases but what they did have was pretty good.
BurgerTime, Centipede, Dig Dug with the hidden Tron game that used the hot dogs from BurgerTime, Donkey Kong really was not that bad - it was playable, Frogger, Loco-Motion is a train puzzle game, MouseTrap, Pac-Man has a small screen but has the intermissions, Q*Bert, Turbo an underrated title which the VideoGame Critic just did an excellent review of the game, Venture.
Games I do not have are Defender, DK Junior, LadyBug, Popeye, Pole Position and I am sure I am forgetting some.
Most were done by Atarisoft, Coleco and Parker Bros. So in retrospect there were more arcade conversions than I thought. Which Thin Ice was to my limited knowledge not based on any actual arcade game but should have been.
3:30 in the morning and gz is writing a book here!