By Rob Beschizza at 7:57 am Mon, Jun 22, 2009
Can't Afford Em Crafts describes itself as "two people with a passion for finding clever ways to reduce waste creatively." A part of me finds this Atari abuse horrifying, but let's face it: most of their arcade conversions sucked.
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…and Asteroids is never all that good when it’s not done in true vector graphics.
It hurts to hear so it must be true. Although I did play the ever-living fuck out of pac-man on 2600 back in tha day.
Asteroids was one of the more playable Atari 2600 arcade ports, even if the graphics were significantly different from the original version.
That’s the catch-22 of a conversion like this; if you take an unwanted game, put the clock in it, it won’t sell since nobody liked the game in the first place.
However.. since most Atari home games were shadows of the licensed game, people who liked the arcade version will get the cart. Deja vu all over again.
At this point in time, there’s bound to be more cartridges out there than working consoles. Even Goodwill/Salvation Army would toss old systems since they wouldn’t sell.. that was many years ago, before they were old enough to be ‘retro’.
I can’t believe they didn’t use ET.
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