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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamejunkie
    Well now Very Interesting! again its like a sega channel but wow, that had to be the first form of online gaming. I wonder how long it took to D/L those tiny atari games.
    It took under 5 minutes per game. Unfortunately the game selection wasn't all that great and the lineup neve really increased. It came out during the tail end of the 2600's lifespan and didn't last very long. They would send you pages to put into a binder that had info for each game and how to play it. There was a numeric keypad on the screen where you would enter your PIN number (so that parents could limit the number of games you could download) and then you would enter the number for the game and it would make a dial-up connection and download the game. I'm not sure how fast the modem was, but given the era it came out, it was probably 300 or 1200 baud.

    i think... I had mario bros for 2600 man I wish I still had it I bought it for 50 cents at a flea market. Now i could've probably sold it for 10 times that!
    I did a quick look at eBay and it looks like the Atari 2600 version of Mario Bros. is going for just under a dollar, and that's including the manual. It wasn't very rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueradio
    the super nintendo's disc drive was never released.
    it was made in part with sony
    and that's how the playstation came about.
    the super nintendo disc drive came out as the Philips PS-I which was the worst console ever made.
    ya n00b

    The Nintendo Disk Drive WAS released just not in america, you can find them quite easily in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy
    I did a quick look at eBay and it looks like the Atari 2600 version of Mario Bros. is going for just under a dollar, and that's including the manual. It wasn't very rare.
    The Mario on the VCS/2600 wasnt what you think it was
    It was the Mario pipes game that was on the GBA Mario games


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkprinny
    The Mario on the VCS/2600 wasnt what you think it was
    It was the Mario pipes game that was on the GBA Mario games

    Yes but that is the Original Mario Bros. first one ever made, I think his first appearance is on Donkey Kong, Im not sure though you'd have to look it up...
    And Im not surprised it's not worth much, Atari Games back then were still a dime a dozen LITERALLY... lol

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    Well DK was the first game he was in and that game was on a few formats
    Arcade version
    2600, ColecoVision, INTV versions
    Atari 8-bit, Apple II, C64, TI-99, MS-DOS versions
    NES version
    FDS version
    7800 version
    Virtual Console
    http://kotaku.com/gaming/nintendo/ma...ast-194215.php
    Vid of said Atari game

    But as far as the atari 2600/vcs gose I still play on mine
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    X-band was great while it lasted. Too bad the owner was in it for the money. Once he got his cash he closed shop. X-band allowed you to play SNES and Genesis games online. Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, Mario Kart were a few of the many available games. It also included an email system, player ranking, personal win/loss score system, chat mode, and other features. The battery(memory) in most X-bands expires in 3-5 years of non usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagema
    The battery(memory) in most X-bands expires in 3-5 years of non usage.
    The batterys run flat in most old games after a few years

    WAIT
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    final fantasy star had pretty good multiplayer online on the gamecube.
    (if you didn't know, theres an internet port on the bottom of the gamecube)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigred
    final fantasy star had pretty good multiplayer online on the gamecube.
    (if you didn't know, theres an internet port on the bottom of the gamecube)


    Do not get Phantasy Star mixed up with FF

    The prob was you needed to buy a modem to play online (this was during the world went broad band)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkprinny


    Do not get Phantasy Star mixed up with FF

    The prob was you needed to buy a modem to play online (this was during the world went broad band)
    woops.. lol
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