Atari 2600 News
The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard (09-01-2017) (A2600 Game)

Mountain King updated his new WIP Atari VCS game The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard.

It’s the holidays in Sundra. A great blizzard hit the land suddenly trapping anyone that was unfortunate enough to be caught outside. You play as the Gizzle Wap and the Moum Moum searching the land for survivors. Move the Gizzle Wap left and right and press up to jump. The Moum Moum will follow. Press the fire button to dig in the snow to search.

Listen closely to the Moum Moum. He has a better sense of where a creature might be buried. Dig where he sings. You may have to scan an area more than once to find something. He will not sing if he is standing on the Gizzle Wap or if he is too high in the sky.

Changes:

1. Moved some back ground sprites to eliminate some flicker. Changed the speed as well.
2. When you have rescued enough victims and the star appears in the sky. The next victim will be a Belanis soldier. When rescued he will drop a map.
3. An arrow will appear telling you which direction to go to find the boss. Follow the arrow until it turns into an “x” You will also notice a thin flashing “portal” Dig at the portal and it will spawn the boss.
4. The Blood Finch, sworn enemy of the Moum Moum will swoop in and attack the Moum Moum and Gizzle Wap. Disrupt his attack by digging a hole and let him fly into it. Defeat the Blood finch and he will explode and catch on fire. The Gizzle Wap and Moum Moum will heal and the falling snow will flash. Press the fire button and the next level will start. (There still is no true level progression, the game will just start over)
5. Fixed a bug where there the fraze branch spawns out of reach making it impossible to continue.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/259569-the-gizzle-wap-and-the-great-blizzard-tent-name-wip/

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The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard (02-01-2017) (A2600 Game)

Mountain King updated his new WIP Atari VCS game The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard.

It’s the holidays in Sundra. A great blizzard hit the land suddenly trapping anyone that was unfortunate enough to be caught outside. You play as the Gizzle Wap and the Moum Moum searching the land for survivors. Move the Gizzle Wap left and right and press up to jump. The Moum Moum will follow. Press the fire button to dig in the snow to search.

Listen closely to the Moum Moum. He has a better sense of where a creature might be buried. Dig where he sings. You may have to scan an area more than once to find something. He will not sing if he is standing on the Gizzle Wap or if he is too high in the sky.

Changes:

1. Fixed a bug that made the game crash on real hardware
2. Fixed numerous collision bugs. Still not perfect
3. The Cruncher no longer “bites” you when you rescue him.
4. The Firn Vortex hurts the Gizzle wap like it’s supposed to.
5. The Firn Vortex now makes noise as it passes by.
6. The Crab now jumps and does not fall into the hole easily. You now have to dig a hole and trick the crab into jump in before it fills up.
7. A flashing star might appear in the sky if you save enough creatures. (no level progression yet)
8. Fixed some digging bugs.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/259569-the-gizzle-wap-and-the-great-blizzard-tent-name-wip/

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Dominant Amber (31-12-2016) (A2600 Game)

Dominant Amber is a simple game by Wickeycolumbus that is based off of the “Dominant Amber” game in the AtGames Sega console. The screen shows a random arrangement of two different colored objects, and you simply select which you think is the ‘dominant’ one. If you get it correct points are awarded. Incorrect responses subtract points. There are two minutes for each game. In the first minute, the dominant color is a bit more obvious.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260540-dominant-amber-2600-hackaday-1kb-challenge/

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Sword of Iffrit (Beta 25-12-2016) (A2600 Game)

ultima updated his action game Sword of Iffrit. Loki the God of Mischief has stolen the sword of Surtr and split it into 3 pieces. You play as the viking Haldor on your quest to find the sword fragments and return them to your longhouse.

Release notes:

Heres another update includes a bugfix on gate and fixed game selection screen.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/236282-sword-of-iffrit/page-3

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Mine Dig (24-12-2016) (A2600 Game)

Mine Dig is a new Atari VCS game by mojofltr. Dig down into the ground to collect diamonds and rescue trapped miners. Avoid buried mines with the aide of your mine sensor.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260288-mine-dig/

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The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard (24-12-2016) (A2600 Game)

Mountain King updated his new WIP Atari VCS game The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard.

It’s the holidays in Sundra. A great blizzard hit the land suddenly trapping anyone that was unfortunate enough to be caught outside. You play as the Gizzle Wap and the Moum Moum searching the land for survivors. Move the Gizzle Wap left and right and press up to jump. The Moum Moum will follow. Press the fire button to dig in the snow to search.

Listen closely to the Moum Moum. He has a better sense of where a creature might be buried. Dig where he sings. You may have to scan an area more than once to find something. He will not sing if he is standing on the Gizzle Wap or if he is too high in the sky.

Changes:

1. Added 2 endings
a. When the Gizzle Wap dies he will be carried off by the Moum Moum. Added death animation.
b. When the Moum Moum dies the Gizzle Wap will drag him off the screen. The Gizzle Wap will be sad.
2. Game Over appears at the end.
3. The Sun will turn into a moon at night.
4. If the moon gets to the end of the screen the temperature will become too low and fatal damage will be applied, triggering one of the two endings.
5. Holes now get filled gradually to appear that the snow fills the holes.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/259569-the-gizzle-wap-and-the-great-blizzard-tent-name-wip/

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Defend your Castle (24-12-2016) (A2600 Game)

Sijmen Schouten and Marc Jaschusch released their Atari VCS homebrew game Defend your Castle to the public! As the name suggests, defend your castle before it gets broken into pieces by your enemy. The game is free of charge for personal use.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260184-defend-your-castle-will-be-released-on-christmas-eve/

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The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard (23-12-2016) (A2600 Game)

Mountain King updated his new WIP Atari VCS game The Gizzle Wap and the Great Blizzard.

It’s the holidays in Sundra. A great blizzard hit the land suddenly trapping anyone that was unfortunate enough to be caught outside. You play as the Gizzle Wap and the Moum Moum searching the land for survivors. Move the Gizzle Wap left and right and press up to jump. The Moum Moum will follow. Press the fire button to dig in the snow to search.

Listen closely to the Moum Moum. He has a better sense of where a creature might be buried. Dig where he sings. You may have to scan an area more than once to find something. He will not sing if he is standing on the Gizzle Wap or if he is too high in the sky.

Changes:

1. When finding a Fraze branch or bacon the Moum moum will no longer carry them away. Instead he will carry the Fraze a few feet away and eat it and then return. The Bacon Gizzle wap needs to touch to eat it. He will make a quick buzz sound when eating.
2. Bacon heals the Gizzle Wap more effectively.
3. The Moum Moum and the Gizzle Wap turn blue when their health becomes critically low ( no death yet)
4. You can no longer “spam” Dig. Instead you must wait until your previous hole fills before digging a new hole. Don’t worry the storm is pretty harsh. The Hole will fill quickly.
5. If the Blue Bunipy or the Cruncher becomes reburied, you will need to redig a hole where they are to rescue them.
6. When searching for food, there is a chance you will disturb a nest of ground Gnats. The warriors will relentless attack you. Dodge their attacks and dig holes to stop them.
7. Objects and creatures no longer “morph” This was a bug resulting from assigning multiple sprites to one virtual sprite.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/259569-the-gizzle-wap-and-the-great-blizzard-tent-name-wip/

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Defend your Castle (WIP) (A2600 Game)

Sijmen Schouten and Marc Jaschusch will release their first Atari VCS homebrew game Defend your Castle to the public on christmas eve. Stay tuned!

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260184-defend-your-castle-will-be-released-on-christmas-eve/

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Neon Run (27-09-2016) (A2600 Game)

Neon Run by Captain Spazar is a racing game in the style of an endless runner. You drive past other cars, and try to blast them for points, the cars gets faster and after a while you begin to encounter giant oles.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/257496-neon-run/

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