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Posted on May 30th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under H.E.R.O Atari 2600, Atari, 2600, H.E.R.O., HERO,


I have always referred to H.E.R.O. as my favorite Atari 2600 game. It's a game I had as a child and have often hailed its theme and gameplay as masterful.  But one little thing had always bothered me about H.E.R.O. - I had never beaten it!  Going back and finally mastering games I played as a kid has become quite the adventure for me. There's something dramatically satisfying about combining the nostalgia driven experience of replaying a game from childhood with the brand new experience of finally beating it. It's like creating a portal between two worlds; like somehow magically connecting my past with the present.  And it's a really special thing when there happens to be a game that you tout as your favorite, but still haven't completed yet. The list of games that fall into this category is obviously finite, and I cherish the opportunities that I have to venture into that realm and overcome a challenge that has eluded me for decades.  In fact,  I cherish them so much that I like to document them.  Here is my three part video series where I put on my laser helmet, strap on my Prop-Pack, and attempt to finally save all of the trapped miners in my favorite Atari game of all time.


Continue reading H.E.R.O. A Whirl to Win



Posted on Jul 30th 2019 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under Pitfall, Atari 2600, 2600, Atari, Pitfall!


Anyone in the RF Generation community, or anyone even remotely familiar with 80s pop culture is sure to have heard of an Atari game called Pitfall!.  You know, Its the one where you swing on a vine over the alligators. The one that makes that funny sound when you touch the logs... the game that made David Crane a household name. Yes, Im sure you have all heard of Pitfall!. But did you know that you could beat it?  Well, I sure didnt, until recently that is. 


Continue reading Pitfall! The Path To Perfection


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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