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Fantastic Voyage – Atari 2600

Fantastic Voyage for the Atari 2600 It was released in 1982. He was the second cartridge Atari 2600 I had won and in mid- 1988. The first cartridge was Enduro that came with the console. Why did I choose the Fantastic Voyage? It was actually a cartridge two games: River Raid and Fantastic Voyage. Era o River Raid I already knew and the choice was up to him. The Fantastic Voyage I did not know what it was. I do not remember now if he came to show me in the store, I do not think so. So I was happy to get home and see that it was a good game.

Fantastic Voyage - Atari 2600

Fantastic Voyage – Atari 2600

Or cartridge 2 games had a small switch on the side to switch between them. Thanks to the preservation of my old short list, I can say that was a cartridge Brand Genus. Remember that the cartridges Genus They had a generic cover, all equal, and that had nothing to do with the game. Only at the top of the cartridge is that there was a etiquetinha with the game Name. Looking on Google Images ended up finding a free market ad, already finalized, with a photo of a cartridge Genus, just missing the label with the name of(s) game(s). Including the announcement also did not say that it comes game. But served perfectly to refresh your memory: It was exactly the cover of my Genus cartridge with River Raid and Fantastic Voyage. In my cartridge label even there was a spelling error, the Fantastic Voyage was as “Fantastic Voyager”. Unfortunately I do not remember what purpose he had. It must have been sold along with my first Atari 2600 or some time later.

Genus cartridge with games for Atari 2600

Genus cartridge with games for Atari 2600

Today I know that the Fantastic Voyage It is based on a eponymous film 1966, which has not yet watched. But at the time I had no idea it. Know the plot of the film naturally helps to understand the plot game. At the time made quite lacking a manual. I Forgot Genus cartridge come with a. I had to go finding out by trial and error which were the objects to be destroyed and which should be preserved. Por fim, It was also by trial and error I found out about what were the differences between the 6 Game Modes. Today manual is available in AtariAge text format and in image format, Digitized, na Atari Mania, so it's good to check it before playing.

And Fantastic Voyage certainly is a game worth revisiting and play again and again. This cartridge was with me during the entire time I had the Atari 2600 in my childhood. And now and then always put the console to play a little River Raid and / or a little Fantastic Voyage.

As of costume, I made a little video of my return to Fantastic Voyage playing in console original and using the joystick original, as close as possible with the way I played in my childhood.

To close, here are some of the items that were used to make the recording gameplay from the Fantastic Voyage, which have been shown here in Skooter Blog:

  1. Elgato - Game Capture HD60
  2. Atari 2600 US VCS with S-Video, Composite Video, Stereo Audio and Pause
  3. Framemeister XRGB Mini
  4. Harmony Cartridge
  5. Joystick CX40

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Skooter

Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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