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Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: wowzer
Date: February 23, 2009 08:43PM
For those who remember...Ali Baba was an Atari 800 game. Role playing type, but with the loudest and cheesiest sounds you'll ever remember. But man, it was/is fun. I just downloaded a simulator for Atari 800. Found the game .ATR online, and now, Elbo Whomps Al-Nazzir (made up name) ----> Aieeeyyyeeeee!

Fun, fun, fun, I tell ya.






If you're too young to know what I'm ranting about, just ignore this old man. winking smiley

P.S. While you are at it, download M.U.L.E.



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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: Kramerica
Date: February 23, 2009 09:10PM
I still use my Atari 400 now and then for some retro gaming goodness.
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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: Mr645
Date: February 23, 2009 09:20PM
MULE had some killer sound.......... for the time.
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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: wowzer
Date: February 23, 2009 09:37PM
MULE baby, MULE. Any young'ums here, check that game out...fun too.

game play, game play. Not everything is about eye candy.



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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: OWC Larry
Date: February 23, 2009 11:54PM
My first computer was an Atari 400XL with a cassette drive. Was a door prize my folks won. Was a stepping stone to say the least as was doing programming on a TRS 80.



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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 24, 2009 06:19AM
The original Atari 400 was my second computer (TRS-80 Model 1 was the first). Defender for Atari 8-bit was a whale of a game. So were Miner 2049er and Star Raiders.
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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 24, 2009 08:41AM
Also had the Atari 400, and Miner 2049er rocked hard! One of the first games I actually finished. I'm glad it was a cart based game. That damned cassette loader would sometimes take a half hour to load. But with floppy disk drives costing nearly $1000. it was the only way to go at the time.

Blue Max, anyone? My brother would drop by and we could easily spend 4-5 hours on it.



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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 24, 2009 09:12AM
I think Caverns Of Mars was probably the first game I ever "finished." That one had a neat backstory, it was written by a young guy for a programming contest, and it turned out so well that Atari released it.
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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: Undrpsi
Date: February 24, 2009 11:23AM
Man...I remember playing Ali Baba on our Apple III. When I got my IIc we got Miner 2049 and I thought it was awesome....

...then I discovered Battletech (on a 256k Emmerson 386 SX-16mhz with CGA graphics)..wow!

Hheheh....I got iTouch apps that would choke one of those old 8 bit computers....

Jay
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Re: Atari 800 - Ali Baba!
Posted by: Silencio
Date: February 24, 2009 12:53PM
I too played Ali Baba, on the Apple ][. World's slowest game:

"Luthien whomps Ali Shaheed Mohammed"

(Pause 15 seconds)

Weird sound effect plays

(Pause 15 seconds)

"AIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!"

(Pause 15 seconds)

Weird sound effect plays

And don't diss the TRS-80 Model I! I bought, begged and borrowed all of the Big Five Software (speaking of Miner 2049er...) titles I could get, and they were actually pretty good. I think my favorite game on that platform was Sea Dragon, a Scramble-esque side scroller (not produced by Big Five, however).

[www.bigfivesoftware.com]
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