Pro Tip of the Day - ghostbusters en Pro tip: The Ghostbusters Connection <p>I was lured into buying the newest Ghostbusters game over the weekend, and I've got to say, it's a better game than the last <a href="">Ghostbusters game</a> that I played.</p> <p>But, right at the beginning, I started to explore and found this interesting screen on one of the computers in the firehouse:</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Which looks startingly like this screenshot of the ending sequence from the old NES game</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Which doesn't seem like much, I know, but the NES game came out in 1986, so if you're younger than about 24, you might have missed the connection... until now.</p> easter eggs ghostbusters NES pc pro tip xbox360 Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:06:35 +0000 Will 465 at Pro tip: Avoiding traffic in Ghostbusters <p>One of the annoying parts about the first NES Ghostbusters game is the driving portion (the everything else is also pretty bad), but if you absolutely must play it, there is a way to cut down on the amount of time you have to play this game.</p> <p>On the driving segments, you can press Up on the Control Pad to drive as fast as possible. Then hang out in one of the corners of the screen.</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Due to a glitch, you'll actually use slightly less gas at full speed <em>and</em> most of the other cars on the road will sail right by you.</p> <p>Just remember that this isn't foolproof</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>But it's close enough for me.</p> ghostbusters NES pro tip technique Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:57:25 +0000 Will 454 at Pro tip: investigating a Ghostbusters strategy myth <p>The NES Ghostbusters game isn't very good, but that didn't stop me from playing the heck out of it when I was younger. Mostly because I didn't have much better to do. </p> <p>Fast forward a few years and I find mention of a technique for raising money that I had never heard of. It's all over the Internet, and boils down to: </p> <blockquote><p>buy the Ghost Alarm for $2000 and sell it back for $3000. Keep doing that until you have all the money you need.</p></blockquote> <p>But, I didn't have a copy of Ghostbusters to test, so I went out and found the only copy of the game within 10 miles of my house at great personal expense ($3.95 American).</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>I popped the game in and went to work.</p> <p>I immediately went to the Shop:</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Bought a Ghost Alarm for $2000</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>And sold it... for $1000</p> <div align="center"><img src="" /></div> <p>Then I kept doing that until I couldn't buy anything else, and the game was unwinnable because I didn't have any equipment. </p> <p>But, given the prevalence and specificity of this tip, I'm thinking that there might be some revisions floating around out there that have this bug, but it certainly wasn't in any that I had.</p> ghostbusters myths NES pro tip technique Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:29:45 +0000 Will 223 at