It is a miniPC with a ton of Atari classics built-in. I think the large Atari collection is actually a big bonus, considering it's 2600 and arcade versions. Apparently the system can even run Steam Linux titles that meet the system's mid-grade specs. It's actually not a bad price for the hardware, assuming they manage to stick to the price AND the proposed specs. But you kinda have to want that particular hardware for it to make sense. At least it is keyboard and mouse-ready right out of the box. No futzing required.
In my opinion, there's not much pre-famicom worth playing. I mean it was amusing for the time, but the jump in innovation and polish from an Atari 2600 to a Famicom is a huge gap. Plus the fact that it was largely a cash grab, with everyone tweaking successful formulas ad nauseum instead of innovating (the same could be said now, but there was so much less to work with back then)
Early PC games can still be playable, like stuff for the Apple II, because some of them have fundamentally great design. But most Atari 2600 titles are a bit too basic. But not all. There are still some fun ones in there that hold up OK.
_jash: SLG= Silly Lunatic Games/
Feb 2, 2023 19:04:13 GMT
tron: I hate strictlylimitedgames jash even more so when they get the rights for physical release of anything by taito.
Feb 5, 2023 11:22:34 GMT
spenoza: It occurs to me that this same limited physical release approach has hit other hobbies as well, like tabletop role playing games. Companies in that space that aren't Hasbro are all small and so they tend to do limited prints of books and then lean on pdfs.
Mar 8, 2023 20:23:43 GMT
spenoza: Yeah, get some Richter up in that house.
Aug 9, 2023 14:06:01 GMT
audreyhepburn: I for one, enjoyed Castlevania Nocturne
Nov 8, 2023 23:15:11 GMT
tron: Lately hasbro is in bad shape spenoza.Beside there price increased for there toys and they still have distributing problems and recently they had a massive layoff and now there licensing out there ips. www.cnbc.com/2023/12/11/hasbro-layoffs-weak-to
Jan 4, 2024 9:12:15 GMT
spenoza: Yeah, but Wizards of the Coast is the one division that's actually profitable and making good ROI.
Jan 8, 2024 15:31:11 GMT