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Dungeon Hunt Gold Now Available for Atari 8-Bit Computers

Carl Williams writes, "First person role playing games are something that is close to my heart. While others were enjoying games like Ultima I was rocking out to Wizardry and Alternate Reality. When my friends were enjoying stuff like Zelda III: A Link to the Past I was enjoying the Dungeon Master and Arcana (though I was quite capable of enjoying Zelda III, I wasn’t stupid). Give me a multi-level dungeon crawler played in the first person, preferably with one player character, and I am good for many weekends. It may be time to fire up the Atari computer emulator because there is a new dungeon crawler named Dungeon Hunt that has just received a Gold edition release."

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theXtReMe13539d ago

I absolutely love that people are still programming these great computers and classic consoles to this day. I used to love coding for the Commodore Vic 20 and 64. Awesome stuff! Keep up the great work.

triverse3539d ago

Thanks, theXtReMe1, for the vote of confidence there. I am an old school gamer that had a Commodore 64 before I had a NES and loved it. I am working on refocusing our efforts at RGM towards more of this stuff and less Kickstarter "pixel/retro" looking games (there are already plenty of sites writing about those games anyhow).

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Debunked: Blowing On Nintendo Game Cartridges Never Worked

We have all been there! Blowing on a Nintendo video game cartridge when the game we were playing just would not launch or appeared to be glitching.

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Neonridr4d ago

I mean it worked for me. Regardless if it was just a poor connection between the cartridge and the console or some random bug that was preventing the game from loading properly, the placebo effect of knowing your breath is what fixed the game is dead set in the minds of plenty of 80s gamers.

wesnytsfs3d ago

Blow on the game and then use something about hte thickness of a deck of cards in my case it a was plastic sport card holder of about 20 cards that would keep the mechnaism all the eway down. Ahh and the famous left to right shuffle hoping the contact would touch.

VenomUK3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

Stupid Zoomer tries to debunk a technique used successfully by millions of people over many years.

Look out for they/them’s next article ‘DEBUNKED! Why the Xbox 360 towel trick is all a myth’.

Cacabunga2d ago

It did work, not only Nintendo but sega genesis and saturn as well

Seraphim2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

I mean, sure it worked, but did it work every single time? If the answer is yes then you were probably just lucky, or more likely, not remembering correctly. Regardless, it did work be that luck or scientific reasons.

thorstein3d ago

Clearing the dust from inside the cartridge by blowing on it did work.

Perhaps YOU are unfamiliar with how easily dust can disrupt electronics, but entire generations of gamers and computer users are.

DodoDojo2d ago

Yup. The pins would get dirty and dusty, anyone that's cleaned a game with a q tip knows that. Blowing the cartridge out would had have to helped.

Relientk773d ago

It worked for me and my cartridges. So I refuse to believe it's just a myth

shinoff21833d ago

It definitely works. They can go on and on about how it didn't but I was there for 100s of games. It was pretty damn common.

Wretchedstain3d ago

The salt in your saliva is conductive

romulus233d ago

Pretty sure people were supposed to blow on the cartridge not hawk tuah on it.

Lulz_Boat2d ago

i see what you did there LOL