Archive for May 24, 2007

Shaggy's Weekly Review – Liberator by Atari

May 24, 2007

Sorry for the delay again in the review – I am working on something to make the reviews more interesting but it’s taking longer than I had hoped. But for now here is another classic that was mostly overlooked back in the day, Liberator by Atari.

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mliberator.jpgLiberator by Atari (1982)
Players: 1-2

Introduction

The galaxy has been invaded by the evil Malaglon army and Commander Champion of the Atari Force has chosen you to be the Liberator! Join the ATARI FORCE and free the galaxy!

Gameplay

Liberator is an almost obscure arcade title from Atari that plays like a reverse version of Missile Command, in that instead of defending cities from an attack, you are the one bombing them on the spinning planet in the center of the screen . As part of the ATARI FORCE, you control four spaceships (each ship is located in a corner of the screen) which can fire a number of fast missiles on a location you mark with your cursor by moving a trackball and then pressing the fire button. Even though you are bombing enemy bases, you still have to keep your wits about you however, as you will face a barrage of missiles coming at each one of your ships from the bases below. Fortunately you do have shields which can be activated to protect your ships from attack, although they wear out after four hits. The game ends when you lose all four of your ships.

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Shaggy’s Weekly Review – Liberator by Atari

May 24, 2007

Sorry for the delay again in the review – I am working on something to make the reviews more interesting but it’s taking longer than I had hoped. But for now here is another classic that was mostly overlooked back in the day, Liberator by Atari.

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mliberator.jpgLiberator by Atari (1982)
Players: 1-2

Introduction

The galaxy has been invaded by the evil Malaglon army and Commander Champion of the Atari Force has chosen you to be the Liberator! Join the ATARI FORCE and free the galaxy!

Gameplay

Liberator is an almost obscure arcade title from Atari that plays like a reverse version of Missile Command, in that instead of defending cities from an attack, you are the one bombing them on the spinning planet in the center of the screen . As part of the ATARI FORCE, you control four spaceships (each ship is located in a corner of the screen) which can fire a number of fast missiles on a location you mark with your cursor by moving a trackball and then pressing the fire button. Even though you are bombing enemy bases, you still have to keep your wits about you however, as you will face a barrage of missiles coming at each one of your ships from the bases below. Fortunately you do have shields which can be activated to protect your ships from attack, although they wear out after four hits. The game ends when you lose all four of your ships.

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Two King of Fighters MI Reg. A videos now available for download!

May 24, 2007

You might remember that there is an official website out for the next KOF arcade game and they have just updated the site with two videos of the game in action! Personally I could do without the in-game narration, but to each his own. They also posted a layout of the control scheme with some other details that are in Japanese and posted several new character profiles!

The links on their site they offer require Windows Media Player and first download as .EXE files. To save you a trip (unless you want to check the website out) here are the direct links so you don’t have to deal with any .exe crap. Keep in mind that the videos themselves are not very high in quality – no HD content to speak of, but if you’ve been craving to see KOF MI Reg. A in action, then you probably won’t care. Click on the thumbnails below to begin your download.

Video 1 – That’s gonna leave a bruise! (4:14, 11MB WMV file)

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Video 2 – Dojo battle – (4:03, 10MB WMV file)

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New Tekken 6 character revealed – Miguel

May 24, 2007

A new Tekken 6 character has been revealed via Famitsu magazine in Japan. The site Tekken Zaibatsu has a blurry scan of the magazine article and from what we know, the new character’s name is Miguel, a Spanish bullfighter with no previous training in the martial arts. Suffice it to say, he should turn out to be pretty interesting. Thanks to Arcade Renaissance for the tip.

[Famitsu Scan via Tekken Zaibatsu]

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Arcade Too Loud? Try These

May 24, 2007

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This is just another example of the difference between Japanese arcades and the rest of the world’s arcades. If you placed headphones on any game, in any arcade in the UK, I can guarantee you they would be half inched the moment you turned your back. Thanks to Kotaku for this interesting find…

“Japanese game centers are noisy. If you can’t hear yourself think, how can you hear yourself game? Club Sega in Osaka‘s Umeda has the solution: Head phones. This Initial D 4 racing cabinet has a set of cans that players are free to use during play — Pioneer ones at that. So thoughtful!”

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The Outrun 2 SP SDX Tutorial

May 24, 2007

Found this quality video on youtube this morning. It’s only just gone up, which I find a bit strange consideringit was filmed at the ATEi which was months ago. So sit back and enjoy this tutorial video for the uber cool super deluxe Outrun 2 SP. The presenter is not to bad to look at either!

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The Classic Computing and Gaming Show

May 24, 2007

I do love a gaming expo, there’s nothing quite like it. Shame that this one is a little too far for me to go to. Any of you readers out there that get the chance to go why don’t you drop us a line or head over to the forum and let us know how it went.

[via RetroBlast] 

Just a reminder: the Classic Computing and Gaming (CCAG) show is this upcoming Saturday, May 26th, from 2-6pm!

If you’re into vintage home computers (TI, Atari, TRS-80, etc.) or classic game consoles this is the show for you! This year’s show has a new location:

American Legion Hall–Clifton Post
22001 Brookpark Rd
Fairview Park, OH
2:00PM – 6:00PM

I’ll be there, with a GameRoom booth full of video game books and GameRoom back issues, plus whatever other goodies I think to bring. If you’re in the area, please make a point of attending, especially since it’s free!

CCAG Show Information

Article on the CCAG show in West Life Newspaper


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