I now have the sixth and seventh systems ready for the Underdog Chamber for ’07.
First off, I got the new Card Reader for the MMC cards, and I now have a fully functional Cuttle Cart II. The original Card Reader obviously was faulty, as the new one worked like a charm, on the same MMC cards. Of course, I loaded both cards with games, and updated the OS on both CC2 carts. These cartridges will have almost all of the 7800 games (including one of my favorites – Alien Brigade), plus a few selected 2600 games only. I choose to do this mainly because this is the Atari 7800 for the show, so I am focusing mostly on 7800 games, plus only a few of my favorite 2600 games.
One thing to note, I am not sure yet if Kamino will have the video upgraded Atari 7800 for the show (if you’re out there Kamino – I need that thing soon!). If I don’t hear from him and have the unit by the end of May, I will probably put this system on an older RF TV set. Hopefully this won’t be the case, but I always test stuff before the show, and if it doesn’t get video upgraded in time then it goes on an old TV – simple as that.
The other system that is now ready to go is the Apple IIgs. As mentioned before, I am going with my original system, with an external hard drive. Games on this system will include GS/OS games, as well as a few older games, and even a very limited selection of 5″ disc games (plus some cool music/video demos too). Highlighted games will include Arkanoid II, Out of this World, Rastan, The Immortal (don’t read the runes), plus older classics like Crisis Mountain, Dino Eggs, Sabotage, and even Return to Castle Wolfenstein (the original classic, not the 1st person shooter remake). Of course, there are more games than I care to list here, but I’m glad to have the IIgs at the show this year. It truly is the Underdog of the Apple II era (since Apple never really advertised it – and let it die a slow death).
Now, onto the Intellivision video upgrade, which I will try to get done by next Monday (it is a tad complicated – but I hope it works out). Plus I really hope the Cuttle Cart 3 makes it in time for me to actually set it up and use it! Also, I hope the G7400 makes it by the end of May!
The Atari 7800 – Cuttle Cart II menu
Apple IIgs (side shot) – The Immortal