Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Decathlon Activision patch #16

I finally went back to my quest of Activision patches. For whatever reason, I was not able to get my heavy sixer to show on the TV, so I dug out a Coleco with its Atari adapter. Just adding some variety to the challenge,

Decathlon was one of my favorite as a kid, and I am still amazed at the graphics, even at the box, I love that blue. I remember having blister in my palm, and my grandma made a soft cushion for me to put between the stick and my palm.

Colecovision with Atari extension and Decathlon

This one I did it for sure as a kid, but just redid it with 9247 points (8600 needed). The only difficulty is to remember to read the manual to understand how to do the pole vault event. Without it, you will ruin your 3 chancres, and it will get really hard.

Decathlon, 9247 points
In fact this patch was hard just because I had to try 4 carts before finding one that works.

At this point, I think I only have Space Shuttle let to beat in my collection, so I need to find some more games with a patch achievement.
Here is a list to start with from Collector's Corner

GamePatch difficultyGame Rating
FreewayMediumNice game speedy cars, great colors. netter than Frogger 
DragsterMediumWeird game, with 6 seconds gameplay. Super stressful
Laser BlastVery easyBoring and pointless
SkiingMediumScrolling, colors, learning path, awesome game
Pitfall!Very easyClassic, so many screens, animations, colors, it has everything
KaboomHardAwesome, colors, paddle control, in the zone feeling.
Pitfall IIEasyHuge map, so many screens, colors, sound, awesome
Chopper CommandEasySpeed and colors, such a long road from Tank
TennisEasyColorfully boring
MegamaniaEasyLike 8 games in 1, great game
River RaidEasyMy hands.....
Ice HockeyEasyNice sprites.
Oink!HardMy hands.....
BarstormingHardLike a racing game when you go up and down
Ice JinksEasyMeh, looks great
DecathlonEasyFirst try, pole vault is the key, read the manual