Franklin C. (NE146)

Franklin Cruz

Hatching Date


Nesting Site

Seattle, Washington, USA


Electrical Engineer


Vids (arcade/console/handheld) / Guitar / Programming

Member Of #RGVC Since

#rgvc (IRC) since December 2000, RGVC newsgroup reader since about 97, But I've been around far longer (I was probably one of AtariHQ's earlier visitors...right Keita?) ;-)

Favorite Games

Tons of favs.. all time favorite would have to be Coin-Op Space Invaders Part II (Taito), Robotron and Defender... oh and 5200 Joust

Favorite System

Atari 5200!!

What Systems I Own And Collect For

I own most of the standard classic consoles:
- Telstar Pong
- ColecoVision
- 5200
- TurboGrafx-16 and up.
All were bought and collected for during their time. I also have a pretty respectable collection of classic handhelds collected from Japan in the early 80's

Although not really a collector in the traditional sense, I've actively sought any kind of electronic game I came across since I was a kid. Consequently, the majority of my collection was bought during the time of their release (I've only bought a handful of 2600 games over the past 10 years)

How Many Games I Own For Each System

98% of my collection is back at home so I'm really not too sure

How Long I've Been Actively Collecting

If actively buying and playing games is collecting, then I've been collecting since 1979 or so

Possessions In My Collection I'm Most Proud Of

My family used to frequently travel to Japan as a kid in the 80's since it was only 3 hours away. Subsequently I would always purchase handhelds from there with my favorite being a Bandai Hyper Olympic Challenge 5, which is an excellent tabletop port of the Konami Track and Field arcade game. So that's probably my favorite

One Game Or System/Item That I'd Love To Obtain Someday

I'd love to have a complete 5200 collection with Super Pac-Man and Stargate in there... :)

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