Friday, August 30, 2013

Repair Shop :This ones got a Bad Motivator !

So I don't wanna give any surprises away but this week article is a lil bit different. This week is something more of a tutorial or guide and a public service. So sit back pour a drink and watch the video below ... see yah on the other side !

WOW !! Right ? How easy was that I mean you can repair a OG Game Boy you already own or move on one of the many Game Boys on Ebay that say screen dead or bad pixels in the description. You can enjoy the fruit of your labor and share it with friends or choose to make a lil game collecting money.  I wanna thank you all for your continued support and I hope this episode of the Repair Shop has helped you. Check out the shots below including the one of where the Gameboy finds its new home.

"Thats No MOON !"
"Uncle owen ! This ones got a Bad Motivator "

" Rise... Lord Vader "

Panorama !!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Game Hunting EP 4 - My Lucky RockMan's Foot !

IOh My Gannon ! I want to start off and Thank All of You once again for coming back each week and reading this Blog it means ALOT to me. As an "Artist " whom doesn't get a lot of time to do art shows any more due to family responsibilities it means ALOT to me to create something regularly and put it out there so people can view it, comment on it, enjoy it, hate it, and share it. So thank you I NEED YOU ALL.

I also wanna say there almost was no article this week. I was going to put up an "Apology Message", I've had a really rough 2 weeks with stress and physical health and it all ended with a trip from work in an ambulance to the hospital yesterday. Im Fine now ! And happy to be here with all of you in the world of gaming. Not being up to writing or gaming I was gonna rain check this week and I had even talked to Gaming "Wing Man" Jay about maybe Hunting but he also had some of his own serious matters to handle so I wished him well and threw in the towel and called it a night. BUT !!!  Just then an Artist buddy of mine "The Blue Man" replied to me that he was up for some solid Late Night Game Hunting and my weak and weary ass felt renewed !!!! As you may not know The Blue Man is a Pal of mine whom is not only a fellow Artist but fellow Fanboy and Retro Gaming Head I don't truly remember the Reason he calls him self the Blue Man ( I know he told me once, sorry). BUT ! I call him  Blue Man for his Love and Amazing abilities at MEGAMAN !!! The BlueMan has beaten MegaMan 2 & 3 and X 1, 2 3, 4 & 5 !! And probably even more that I can't recall ! This makes him the "BlueMan" to me and a "FINISHER" !! And an even more little known fact is that he is my LUCKY RABBITS FOOT or RockMan's Foot !! Blue has been with me when I have found some of the most sought after or BIZARRE items, also he has been with me when deals fall in my lap, he truly is lucky in finding items for himself and sending it my way as well. And this trip with him proved no less lucky or amazing.....

Well ? Yah that was a long video ! But it was a small look at a Little known attachment for the OG Game Boy. The Hyper Boy started as a purchase idea that I though would just be a camp novelty but once Jay came out the back with the mint sealed box I knew this was gonna be worth it. Worth it he is the Hyper Boy is not entirely a gimmick item for the old GB, its controls respond perfectly and the mini arcade design looks great and is ergonomic. Im so glad I made the purchase and its a great rare collectable to have thats useful. And how often is it you get to open a brand NEW product from over 20 years ago? I hope you liked this Episode of GH and those that guessed correctly feel some pride in their psychic abilities. And it should be mentioned that I made a TON of bad clips during this Episode sooo a Bloopers video is probably coming up soon of all the EF ups I've made each time I make a Video for the Blog. Check out the photos below before yah bounce and as I mentioned earlier thanks again for checking back with us at The Final Boss !!!

What did I do while waiting for the machine to count all that change ? No worries I played the classic game Comic Zone on the portable SEGA GENESIS The BlueMan provided. Its a Totally Amazing system by ATGAMES licensed officially by SEGA and comes preloaded with like 40 games I believe, including Street Fighter II CE. The system also has a SD Card slot so you can add and ROMS of GENESIS games you might legally own. ATGAMES makes a bunch of crazy SEGA products some ill be showing you soon.

Hey aren't you Ichiro the kid from Godzilla Revenge?
"Grandpa Lemme Play wit the Hyper Boy !!"

"Hey Ichiro we saw on the box that you got a Hyper Boy !
Let us play with it !"

"Grrrrrrr !!!"
"Ichiro whata ya gonna do ? Those Bullies want the Hyper Boy"

"When they get close you bite em okay sis?"

Keep on gaming !!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

War Journal entry #2- Lets see those M.U.S.C.L.E.s

This weeks play-through was meant to be short and easy.... but we both know thats not the 8 bit way.
One of the first Famicom games I bought when I started collecting was Kinnikuman- Massuru Taggu Matchi. Like many of the first Fami games I bought it was based off a Manga/Anime, and Kinnikuman was quite the popular property in Japan. The Manga (comic) started in 1979 and is technically still running, an Anime show ran from 1983 to 86 with 137 episodes and when the first toys were released they helped boost a whole new toy genre ... Keshi (rubber little eraser figures). But lets slow down theres sooooo much that could be said about Kinnikuman and still not scratch the surface so lets just keep it very simple.

Kinnikuman means Muscle Man and thats the title character in this series about hero whom is a rip off of Ultraman, but he's so lame no one calls him for help unless every hero is outta town. The series changed direction later and the Kinnkuman got better at his job and the support characters cast grew to outrageous numbers and were shown wrestling their battles out and the characters were based off both monsters and "real" wrestlers. The Figures made the jump across the ocean to N. America where it was renamed horribly as M.U.S.C.L.E = Millions of Unusual Creatures Lurking Everywhere ....Yeah lame.
The little pink flesh colored figures were not erasers in the U.S. but did come in 4 packs, little garbage cans of 10 and a big 28 piece starter set. I bought myself a garbage can and later the 28 box, the japanese had 400 figures to collect N.America had only 236 I amassed a whopping 40 maybe 45 (I'd find them in the street and parking lots). This game was also released here but thats it, no TV show no comics and no explanation of origin except a short  paragraph on the back of the 28 pc box. As a kid I would look at the Ultraman inspired figures and Godzilla styled creatures and even the humanoid wrestlers and just knew they were familiar or even part of some thing more... but my friend Brian would tell me I was dumb and try to win (take) my figures from me, ahh kids what do they know. For more info on the figures click these links wiki and this great long running Blogspot by Nathan.

Classic 4 pack

I didn't own the M.U.S.C.L.E.  Tag Team game as a kid and only played it at a friend's so I was excited to try and beat it now not even knowing if that was possible.... well lets find out.

NES version
Soon as you power up the old Family Computer you are greeted with the sweet sounds of a full on 8-bit song not some crappy jingle, this game is gonna be awesome. The next screen takes a step backwards or even several, the character select screen features all 8 playable characters in full greyscale graphics... wait seriously greyscale what is this intellivision where did the color go ? Even when I was a kid I thought that was weird. After picking my custom tag team made up of Kinnikuman and TerryMan I am sent into the ring against RamenMan and Robin Mask. The game play is incredibly simplistic just like the sub par graphics, the B button is to jump and the A button is to Punch. Combinations of both buttons make up the short set of moves such as, shove, shove to ropes, drop kick, flying body attack, lariat (clothes line) and suplex. The A button will also engage the characters "finishing move" when he has received the "Power Ball" which is thrown across the ring by Meat a short child sized sidekick of Kinnikuman. The match starts and right off the bat I get the Power Ball three times in a row but cant seem to land a single move let alone some special move and right before time runs out I lose the first round to RamenMan... yup I said first round, a Wrestling game about a Manga/Anime about Wrestling has Two Rounds to each match in a best of Three style (scratching head). In the second round I manage to Tag in TerryMan and lands some hits as well as a "Finisher" which doesn't "Finish" anyone unless their life gauge is low enough to be "Finished" by any move, sooo not really a "Finisher" then. Any way in the third round I flying kick (B+A) RamenFace 2x and deliver two "not so Finishers" to wrap up my first victory and head on to the next match.

Bandai never stops churning out the titles

Seriously is this atari 2600?

Most of the In-Game Cast

 Now we face off against BuffaloMan (in U.S. Terri-Bull get it ) and WarsMan a Huge Fan Fav and my friend Take's childhood one as well. I soon realize the light blue ring mat is actually dangerous slippery ice but still manage to end the first round swiftly in 7 seconds with some Power Ball assist, I should also mention the Power up restores some health gauge as well. Felling cocky after the fast round makes me nervous to what may come in the second. It kicks off with me foolishly chasing WarsMan around as he continuously bounces off the ropes and flying body attacks me until he knocks me back in to deja vu land where I recall a friend of mine Brian repeatedly doing this to me while playing this game at his house when we were kids it sucked then and it STOPS NOW !!! I turn to grab Meat's Power Ball (gross) and level WarsMan with two devastating Kinniku Busters !!! Round two ends and the game contiunes to show me this screen with my score which I care not about, I mean this game has  an ending right ? or is it a High Score game?

Brian Technique B!tch

 The 3rd match starts and I ignore the two faced four armed man in the opposite corner as my eyes go into Pokemon shock due to the flashing gold ring and ropes. I pause the game to jot this bit down and give my peepers a rest and am surprised to find no retreat is possible from the dangers of epileptic seizure, the ring continues to flash even when paused (watch video below). I lose the first round to Ashuraman's many groping hands and my lack of knowing that the ring was electrified. I manage to come back and win the second round creating the crucial tension needed for a tie breaker in what I assume is the last Match since there are no other characters left to play. In the 3rd round Brocken Jr. jumps in to take a shot at me it should be mentioned Brocken Jr was swapped out in the N.American version due to his slight resemblance of a German SS officer, Oh and his Finisher the "Nazi Gas Attack"... YUP not kidding check it out yourself. The 3rd round starts and I quickly learn another good reason for Brocken's banishment from the N.American version His Nazi Gas Attack is a Fu*king projectile that he fires at you and can hit you with the next one as soon as you recover this coupled with the electric fence of epilepsy I'm pinned against  completty takes me by surprise and costs me the Match...WHAT!?!?!?  Thats right GAME OVER screen with no ray of light CONTINUE option or REMATCH to select... GAH DAMN IT !!!FU*CKING NAZIS!!! Thats it the kid gloves are off, ITS GO TIME BITCHES !!!!

                                         *WARNING VIDEO MAY CAUSE SEIZURES*

Gah Damn it!!

 Starting over I make quick work of Ramen & Robin Mask using Kinnikuman's Kinniku Buster to bury Robin deep in the mat.



In the second re-match I utilize the "Brian Technique" to destroy Buffaloman in his own corner as Warsman watches on like a lil' bitch I completely block any chance of a tag. Warsman is reduced to a helpless b!tch as he watches on angrily through his helmet. In the second round Buffaloman teaches Kinnikuman and myself the unwanted lesson of humility as he makes us "his" b!tch with one Power Ball and painfully shows us his Finisher the "Hurricane Mixer" that reaches half way across the screen when he lunges at you with his horns. He runs this move till my death. Not wanting to start over "again" I switch to TerryMan knowing his special move to be similar but just then Warsman steps in not ready to let go of all that b!tch calling from earlier. Luckily more "Brian Technique" on Ice combine with the "Flying Bulldog" Finisher takes the B!TCH Warsman Down !! Yeah B!tch !! sorry.


 Back to the third match again this time the round starts with TerryMan in the ring, I decide to leave him in knowing full well that the Flying Bulldog is weaker than the Kinniku Buster but the Bulldog is easier to land on an opponent . Quickly I remind my self not to use any more Brian Techinque due to the electrical hazard of lunching of the ropes. I begin aggressively pursuing Ashura and he the likewise, we both look like dummies in no time landing on our asses missing drop kick after drop kick. Ashuraman lands on his ass closer to the Power up and retrieves it then making a B-line straight for me, Terry is helpless to fend him off as I scream to the closing of the first round. Round two kicks off and I visiously attack Ashuraman but just be fore I can defeat him he scurries off to tag out I race after him and run right into a Power Ball  YES!!! When Brocken jumps in I fiendishly grin wide as I wail on him with repeated blows of my A&B button mashing Bulldog Finisher and the round ends as the Match is now tied like before. Round three starts and Terry and I hold our own against the Nazi bastard Brocken... until he gets 2 power ups back to back and trashes Terry in seconds. AAGGRRHHHH!!!!


I angrily start over AGAIN and Blah Blah "Brian Technique" Ramenman Blah Blah Destroy ice match Blah Blah 3rd time

Face Off in the Third Match
TerryMan vs Stupid Nazi Piece O' Sh*t.....
Round one begins and I somehow drop kick Brocken in the face as the Power Ball leaves Meats lil hands allowing me to pursue it alone, I return supped up and Finish my opponent with a quick Flying Bulldog ! Round 2 starts up and I manage to keep Brocken focused mid screen as I want to keep a fair distance to the launch of any Power Balls released up or down mat. The stratigeys quickly pays of I nab the Power Up and completely decimate the Nazi P.O.S Brocken Jr I joyfully raise my arms as I drop the controller in my lap awaiting my hard earned ending or perhaps the reveal of a mystery opponent !?!?....................................ROUND 4 !!!

We win For real this time you POS

Sweet !!! A new Opponent after all these years , How kool is this I get to see the FINAL BOSS Match
Awesome Mystery Opponent .

NOPE!! Its just a repeat of Match one only difference is that Brocken is Ramen's partner ... wait what that Nazi Fu*ker ! whats he chasing me challenging me is that it? Fine LetsDo This !!! Maybe this is one of those games like Ghost & Goblins or Legend of Kage and so many others that require you to beat it 2 times before it ends or like Nintendo Pro Wrestling that has you Beat it then Beat it again as defending champ to finally challenge a whole new unseen champion character ohhhh maybe thats it ok Im game.

Long story short...

Plain Ring vs RamenMan &  Brocken Jr

Electric Ring vs Brocken Jr & BuffaloMan

Ice Ring vs RamenMan & Robin Mask NO ENDING !

Plain Ring vs Brocken and Robin Mask NO EFFING ENDING !!!

Electric Ring vs BuffaloMan & RamenMan .....

Plain Ring vs RamenMan & Nazi P.O.S..... 10 is a round number maybe shell end at 10?

Ice Ring vs Robin & Ramen ....Yeah right !

Electric, WarsMan & Ramen.....shoot me !

Ice , Buffalo & P.O.S....Im trying to lose !

Electric Ring vs RamenMan and Brocken P.O.S. Jr
In the first round some glitch happened where I could not be removed from the electric ropes I assume this is a glitch and not how the game evolves to be harder. In the second round I had equally no shot of winning when Brocken Jr camped out on top of me repeatedly hitting me with the Nazi Gas Attack and bouncing me off the electrified ropes till I died reluctantly happy.


GET UP !!! 
Heres a pic of the Gas attack I took after the game since I was to busy losing to pause during an attack in game. Im playing as Brocken Jr this time .

Well all things must come to an end and I was getting tired of the endless line of repeat matches plus I had a list of things to do before Sub Boss woke from his nap. I looked online and don't seem to find anyone that says there is an ending nor did I see any "LongPlay" videos of the game that went near 13 matches most people seem to give up or lose at around Match 8. I actually had a lot of fun playing through this game since the M.US.C.L.E. toys and game were a fun part of my childhood. If you remember these toys then go look at Nathan's blog or some of the other Kinnikuman/Muscle sites to find some pics on ones you had as a kid or just to read more about an obscure property that could have been much bigger in N.America. I have recently picked up the sequel to this game which was released on Famicom Disk only. Quite a few more games were made after these most having to do with the revival series of Kinnikuman known in the U.S. as Ultimate Muscle which had a brief life here with only some of the cartoon airing on Fox. The PS2, Game Boy Advance and SNES games were Japan only and look great but the GameCube games were released here and are fun. I enjoyed them when they where first released, the cel shaded graphics did the show justice and the moves looked powerful in their execution the cast was a combination of the original characters and the second generation made up of their kids and old nemesis.


Below is the War Journal Notes... I need to buy a book for this since my small sketch pad is full I had to use my shopping list pad from kitchen. Till next time keep on gaming.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Chlorine, Corn Chips & Coin-Ops...

Hey ! Thanks for checking back in with us at the Final Boss, this week were going waaaayyyy back and looking at a great Arcade Conversion from NAMCO the company that brought us Pac Man, Galga, Pole Postion and later Ridge Racer ,Soul Caliber this thing called Tekken.

Back in 1983 when I was 6 or 7 years old my Mother had decided I was going to learn to swim because she couldn't. Every week I was taken to the YMCA where once entered the brightness of the outside world was replaced by the dimness of partially lit fluorescent lights reflecting off dark colored tiles in long narrow hallways and even narrower enclosed staircases. The smells of sweat and floor cleaner would change to that of chlorinated pool water as we approached the 3rd floor and my nervousness would always set in. I would be quickly rushed "alone" into a locker room and told to put my stuff away where my mom would meet me on the other side by the pool with my class mates and instructor. Afterwards I would rush back into the lockers dodging the baby powder being hurled at my eye level meant for old mens swinging baggage. I would get dressed and rush again outside to where my mother would roughly dry my hair with a towel made of sand paper and not make a complaining peep. With it being almost closing time we would sprint through the now even less lit hall past the UP staircase we had previously used, now on our way to the DOWN staircase when the electronic symphony sounds would get louder and soon the glow of the gamma radiated CRT screens would cut though the dimness of the darkened corridor and I would catch the first glimpses of the alcove cut in the wall that contained FOUR Arcade Games. Don't get me wrong I loved swimming but Arcade Games were the shit ! I would feel my mom try to rush me past the Cabinets each time we passed them by gripping my hand tighter and quickening her pace but I always met these attempts with my own clever set like stopping to tie a shoelace (on a Velcro shoe) or asking to use the water fountains that reside just before them in attempt to break loose of her grip and walk over to the machines where I would turn and aim hard my only true weapon ... The Look ! Oh yes I would plead hard with a Woman whom had worked all day then picked me up from school and drove me to the dim YMCA where she sat alone in '80s NYC and waited to drive me home and make dinner. Looking back I was a DI*K, but I had to play them and she graciously against her will let me do so quite often and when she did I played DIG DUG !!!!!

.....when she didn't I got 25 cent Fritos at the luncheonette on the way out... so not a total loss !

Dig Dug In the Arcades was like no other game at the time you controlled a little man whom seemed trapped on a screen not only under dirt but with monsters and armed only with a bicycle pump ... Holy Sh*T somebody get that guy outta there!! The real story to the game is as follows you play as Hori Taizo which directly translates in Japanese as " I want to Dig! " Taizo has a beautiful vegetable garden which one day he discovers is being destroyed by the monsters living under it, he decides to take matters into his own hands as a expert digger and grabs hold of a shovel and pump and sets off ...

A Slick Design from a Japan only RPG

Taizo as drawn in the Mr. Driller games.

Now as this may seem super cheesy or weird it is the Golden Age of Gaming so be gentle. I loved this game as a kid and mostly played it in the setting described above, I later got the Atari 2600 version which as you can compare for yourselves in the photos is not very good. Over the years I always kept  special place for this game in my heart and would play the Cabinet whenever I saw it. As seen in Episode 2 of Game Hunting I recently picked up Dig Dug for the Famicom apparently the Game was never ported to the NES in America despite the fact that it was  huge hit in Arcades here. The game was however ported to EVERY other Home Computer and Video game Console in the mid 80s so it was accessible.  It should also be mentioned that the Famicom home version is herald by almost everyone as the Best home conversion in the 80s. And its true so lets play it...

I love the original art style used for Dig Dug

Yes!! My copy complete with a Top label

Atari 2600


The Famicom version is spot on to the Original except for very small differences such as the sky being Black instead of Blue (probably to save memory), The high score stops at 999,990 instead of 999,999 and stops at Round 99 but interestingly enough the title screen will display high scores players set into the millions. The Flowers atop the screen are only displayed till Round 93 (ill explain later).The game has no kill screen like the Arcade so you continue to accrue lives and play till you decide to shut it off. And finally the games difficulty stops increasing after Round 28 but is still hard enough for most.

A 999,990 score at round 99 with flowers counting out only 93 rounds

Each board starts Taizo off  surrounded by monsters in the center of a screen that has the depth of dirt displayed visually in Neapolitan ice cream like colors. The colors vary from Round to Round but the  purpose of distinction is always the same... scoring! The points given for defeating a enemy at lower depths is increased. The two Monster types are the Pooka and Frygar, the Pooka a red ballon looking creature with yellow goggles that can be seen making cameos over the years in a variety of NAMCO titles. The Pooka is faster than Taizo and can pass through the layers of dirt with out tunneling as it can "ghost" through the layers to get to you but CAN be killed in both forms. The Frygar the more dangerous and point heavy of the two can also "ghost" but more deadly is its Fire breathing which can be seen before it happens by its tell of flashing. The points also increase on the Frygar if attacked head on obviously due to the danger of burning to death. Both the Frygar and the Pooka can be seen in Disney's "Wreck it Ralph" in the game central station scene. Rocks can be used as weapons if our hero tunnels under one while leading an enemy in pursuit the rock will fall upon the monster's head netting you 1000 points and 2000 after the first two rock kills.

Love the art style

After Taizo tunnels on screen and the jingle stops the creatures begin to stir in their carved out dwellings. On the first Round its one to a cave but after the Rounds increase they double up in a cave more and more often. A classic trap is putting "two" Pooka's in a cave and the AI has them move in unison so you cant see the second is even there, as you tunnel in to kill the "only" Pooka the twin leaps out from behind the others pixels and kills our poor protagonist. Strategy is the best weapon in dig dug and depending if your going for points or distance the strategy varies or you could just go for both. A basic tactic to master is tunneling up to the caves but not breaking the last bit of wall, that way the creature cant touch you unless it goes "Ghost" yet it allows you to throw Taizo's pump through the wall and pump up the enemy for the kill. Yah I said pump oh didn't I mention earlier Hori Taizo uses a Bicycle pump like weapon to kill the Monsters that he willingly "chases" after.... Yup he crazy. Another tactic to be aware of is that when you pump up the monsters it takes 4 pumps that you manually pump with 4 hits of the A or B button, which means you can stop mid-pump and leave the monster to wait till he deflates to chase after you again this is good when trying to avoid multiple monsters or lead one to a higher scoring kill. I should also mention that as soon as you start pumping up an enemy Taizo can touch or even pass through them with out any hazard , so 2 pumps makes a nice exit strategy when cornered. The pooka and Frygar's will follow your direction at top speed so making a back peddle or side stepping move throws them off. But the same can be done to you, at a certain point in a Round the bad boys will begin to flee to the surface, be careful the leaving parties are known to turn back at you right before they take that last step. The pumps line will travel about 4 lengths in front of Taizo giving him a good advantage on reach but be careful the villainous bastards have no problem stepping over their brothers to get to you. The background music only plays as you walk making for an interesting auditory setting. The Music also speeds up as time runs out the only cause for alarm is that the Frygar and Pooka's will exit as time winds down removing opportunities for scoring and gaining 1UPS. Vegetables appear in center screen netting Taizo BIG points for saving his crop. If you die in a Round the Monsters already removed do not return for your next attempt but any one lets will appear in their rightful positions even if thats face to face with you. Flowers mark your progess atop the surface level and every 10th round they consolidate in to a larger flower as I said above the Flowers only keep track till Round 93... Why you ask ? Oh you didn't ask ? Good ! 'cause I don't know.

Dig Dug takes us back to a simpler time of gaming when skills were honed through repetition and when  distance and scoring mattered. Dig Dug had many returns after this entry such as Arcade Dig Dug II a game played on small islands not under ground, Dig Dug on game Boy offering classic mode and a "NEW Dig Dug "mode which had objects that could not be tunneled past. Many more exist but in 2008 the original Famicom version was finally released in N.America in the Wii Virtual Store and is worth the download.  To expand the story even more lets talk about a spin off series that was meant to originally be the 3rd game, I speak of Mr. Driller. See Mr. Driller is Hori Taizo's son Hori Susumu. The Mr. Driller game was in Arcades and on Playsation and Dreamcast in 1999, Driller saw many sequels such as the popular Nintendo DS games when both father and son are playable... but not Mom... Oh yes didn't I mention ... Toby "Kissy" Masuyo  Hori's Ex-Wife and the main protagonist of the arcade game Baraduke. Im not even gonna expalin that but its ALL true click the links to read about them and the 2 "other " kids... YUP !! 'Nuff Said.

Mr. Driller

Game ads were pretty convincing back when

It started this whole thing.

So go out and play some Dig Dug today and celebrate its 32 anniversary on one of the many consoles it was available or play the best conversion the Famicom , hell download it on Xbox 360 or go play a Mr Driller game on DS, PSX and Wii Ware. What ever you do just shout " Horitaizo ! " I wanna Dig !

Game Boy Hori Taizo !
Oh the results of last weeks contest are in and while several people guessed correctly Im going with the participant that answered "first" and the rest of you will have to wait and find out the answer soon when I do a write up on the item.... sorry. And thanks to all that sent in emails. More contests soon.