|ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS - TOWER OF MYSTERY Cartridge|
I was the original programmer & also did all the graphics, before being laid off and then Mike finished it. I also have chips from before Mike worked on it. The dungeon layouts were my friend's intials. See http://www.intellivisionlives.com/bluesky/games/credits/atari3.shtml
Sorry Paul, but the other guys are right. This PacMan sucks, and even at 14 years of age, I knew it sucked then. It seems like it was hastily put together; not a lot of effort or thought. Ms and Jr are WAY better using the same hardware.
I'm surprised to find this so high in the Top 100. Ms PacMan and Jr are far far better. Even in "the day" when video games were crazy exciting, I knew I got ripped off with this poorly programmed Pac Man. It's pretty bad.
I wonder if CSK is an abbreviation for CONY SOFT of KOREA. According to BootlegGames wiki [verbatim], "In Taiwan the trademarks for both "Yokosoft" and "Conysoft" are registered to the Hong Kong based "Wonderful Trading Company" (??????)". Only problem with this theory is it says they were located in Taiwan/Hong Kong. Food for thought.
So many of the Activision games were beautifully rendered...but just not all that involved. Its a wonder I owned as many as I did, back in the day.
|Space Shuttle - A Journey into Space|
I once landed the shuttle with commander status when I was 12 years old, only after many attemps but I didnt have my Polaroid by my side that moment. It introduced me to the new Columbia Space Shuttle and its stuffs. It's very great simulator game and I still have the original cartridge, panel, and flight manual. Recently watched Steve's video and I became a programmer now after inspired by Atari:)
|Around the World|
While this game is probably the same as Motocross, there is still a chance it is the same as Sky Jinks. However, Motocross makes the most sense.
I bet this game was the same thing as Words-Attack by Sancho. (Sharp Word) No other combination seems as good. (Short World, World End) (Sharp Wood, Forest) (Shark World, Skindiver) (Sharp Gold, Inca Gold) (Sharp Work, Master Builder) (Sharp Cold, Frostbite), (Sharp Weld, ?) (Sharp Would, ?)
Having translated chinese characters on a 4 in 1 cartridge containing Cat Trax (and assuming this game is not Sorcerer's Apprentice), I can say for certain there is a probably a Taiwan Cooper - Mickey Mouse intermediate step. No South American would go through the trouble translating themselves. It seems a lot of original game titles came from Chinese, like Ocean City Defender (because it is very hard to transliterate Atlantis). Now if only it was clear how "My Way" became "Challenge" (I'm still looking)...