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Atari Video Cube - Video Game Classic Series South Traditional Cache

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RetiredGuy: Farewell Florida

Dear Fellow Geocachers,
In 2011, I created the Video Game Classic Series South to celebrate video games from the 1970’s and 1980’s. The series grew to having 50 caches with container, location, or puzzle connected to the classic video games. Having almost all of the containers be themed meant that maintaining them has been difficult but well worth it. The series has had 5700 cache finds by 1100 different geocachers. I have also maintained a leaderboard of cachers’ progress in the series, now with fourteen cachers having found all 50 caches.

In March of 2020, my wife and I moved back to Boston to be near our first grandchild and I can no longer maintain the caches. I will be archiving them when they go missing or have serious issues. While you can still access the leaderboard by clicking on this message, all 50 caches will no longer be available to find.

I deeply enjoyed the Florida geocaching community. Should you make it to Boston, feel free to look up my caches or me while you are in the area.

Best regards and keep on cachin’
Doug
www.RetiredGuy.com

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Hidden : 04/22/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

You are looking for a nano in a much larger host.


Atari Video Cube and Rubik’s Cube were 2600 games sold by Atari starting in 1982. During the Rubik’s Cube craze, Atari began licensing discussions for the Rubik’s Cube name while Doug Macrae and Josh Littlefield of General Computer began developing the game. Unfortunately the licensing of the game dragged on well past the completion of the development and so Atari released the game exclusively to Atari Club members under the title Atari Video Cube. Later when the licensing was completed, the product was changed back to Rubik’s Cube and sold through retail but in very limited quantities. Several years later, probably to save the royalty cost, Atari reintroduced the game to the market under the Atari Video Cube name.


In this game, the player controlled Marvin the Cube Master. You moved him around a six-sided cube with nine squares to a side. The object was to get all nine squares on each side to be the same color in the least amount of time or fewest moves, depending on the game variation you select. Marvin changed a space's color by standing on it while you pressed the fire button. Marvin then exchanged the color he was with the space. Marvin could not move onto a space of the same color as he was.



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur ubfg ybbxf yvxr n fdhnfurq phor (znlor vg jnf cerivbhfyl eha bire ol n pne)

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)