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TI-99/4A VIDEOGAME HOUSE NEWS FROM 2006

DECEMBER 2006

O For those interested in knowing what prototype cartridges exist for the TI-99/4A, there is now a special Prototypes section. While it is very incomplete at the moment, there will be more games added in the future, especially if people who have prototypes not listed help out and get in touch with us through e-mail. There will be both released and unreleased prototypes on this page, so any proto is fair game for this section. (12/21/06)

O Attention all incoming Videogame House viewers, there is a new game on the site and that's M*A*S*H (20th Century Fox). This game can be played with one or two players on the TI-99/4A. It's recommended on the two-player mode since it's much more fun to try and beat your opponent (you can play as either Hawkeye or Trapper) and see who can save more lives on the battlefield! (12/18/06)

O Considering Parker Brothers put out some of the best TI-99/4A games, it's no surprise that the newest addition to the site is a blast to play. This time Tutankham (Parker Brothers) has come on-line and with it comes all the excitement of exploring a dangerous tomb filled with monsters and treasure. Be sure to check out this great conversion of a great arcade game! (12/8/06)


OCTOBER 2006

O Looks like an MBX game has buzzed its way onto the site this time! Honey Hunt (Milton Bradley) is now up and running! In this game you control a bee who has to gather nectar and bring it back to the hive, all the while avoiding spiders, crawling insects, and even bears! (10/19/06)

O Looks like another MBX cartridge has crawled it's way onto the site! This time Terry Turtle's Adventure (Milton Bradley) has found it's way home. This game is pretty interesting, in that you can actually move the turtle all with your own voice, which makes for one fun experience! This is one of those titles that you must have the MBX add-on to play, and it is definitely well worth it! (10/11/06)

O The game Sneggit (TI) is now part of the Videogame House. This game was programmer James von Ehr II's first title for the 99/4A, before doing the wonderful Slymoids. It's an interesting game where a chicken tries to hatch her eggs all the while being chased by a hungry snake. If you like chickens and hungry snakes this one might be right up your alley! (10/6/06)


SEPTEMBER 2006

O One of the last titles to come out the door on the TI-99/4A was Slymoids (TI). This game was a step up to many of the earlier offerings, putting the player in a world that scrolled along and allowed travel between different places. Also, the idea that you could shoot enemies coming towards you, as well as from the left, right, and top proved to be not just interesting, but also challenging. Be sure to stop by and check out this latest entry, as it's "one fun shooter" as Tom Zjaba (Retrogaming Times) put it! (9/27/06)

It's been a long time since the last update. Have no fear, we are still here and working on the pages! All the sound clips on the site have been spruced up a bit, so now they appear in a small pop-up window when clicked upon instead of on a separate page. This is a welcome change, since many out there expressed an interest in being able to easily listen to the music/sounds of a game while looking at screen shots and other bits of information. In addition, Alpiner (TI) now has 3 sound clips added! (9/15/06)


JULY 2006

In addition to releasing the game Munchmobile on the TI-99/4A, SNK developed another title called Fantasy (SNK Electronics). As was the case with Munchmobile, Fantasy is an arcade conversion and has some interesting game play. I guess the unique idea behind the game should come as no surprise to anyone (a guy trying to rescue his girlfriend from pirates in a hot air balloon) after seeing Munchmobile (a car that could gobble up food laying on the side of the road)! (7/16/06)


MAY 2006

After a long period without any activity on the site, there finally is a new game in town! The classic Jawbreaker II (Sierra On-Line) is up and running. This game not only tests your Pac-Man skills, but also your dental hygiene (well, not exactly but you might learn to stop eating so much candy after playing this game!). (5/26/06)


MARCH 2006

Two sound clips have been added to the Tombstone City (TI) page. Considering that Tombstone City has such a catchy theme song it's worth a listen to...especially those who have fond memories of playing this game as a kid! (3/25/06)

Continuing on the Tigervision theme with the addition of Miner 2049er earlier this month, the Xevious clone Espial (Tigervision) has been added. This game is as close as you'll get to Xevious on the TI-99/4A, so if you're a fan of the famous arcade game you might want to check this one out. Also on this page are scans from the 1984 Tigervision Cartridge Catalog which showcases the games Espial, Changes, Springer, and Matterhorn (which were available on various systems). (3/23/06)

Voted "1984 Electronic Game of the Year" by Electronic Games Magazine, Miner 2049er (Tigervision) has been added to the site. There is a bunch of trivia included with this great cartridge, and deservedly so! This is one of those games that is fun to play on any day of the week, rain or shine. If you have never played Miner 2049er then shame on you! (3/2/06)


JANUARY 2006

Hopping on to a computer screen near you is the videogame Hopper (TI). This game is actually a clone of Pengo, the fun Sega arcade game, except in Hopper you control a boxing kangaroo instead of a penguin. There is also an interesting background story on the game provided by John Phillips himself, so be sure to check out this latest addition to the TI-99/4A Videogame House! (1/10/06)

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