Atari 2600 News
Panky The Panda (10-06-2009) (A2600 Game)

This is going to be a platformer game where you will traverse a bunch of underground rooms looking for keys and other items to help you proceed to new areas. Think scaled-down metroid-type gameplay. The goal (obviously!) will be to find your brother who is being held captive by Chinese poachers who are going to cut off his you-know-what and sell it on the black market.

Anyway, here’s the latest WIP build. Not much to do yet except jump around a few rooms, but the game engine and physics is mostly complete as you’ll see.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=145482

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StripOff (11-06-2009) (A2600 Game)

This is a simple 1 player game where you try to keep the alien from stealing all of your planetary barrier.

You’ll need to run it with a Atari 2600 emulator or install it on a writable cartridge for use on Atari 2600 console.

Discussion: http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=145539

http://www.tacticalneuronics.com/content/AtariStripOff.asp

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KeepAway (11-06-2009) (A2600 Game)

This is a simple 2 player game where you try to score goals. Oh yeah, you also have a gun. 🙂

You’ll need to run it with a Atari 2600 emulator or install it on a writable cartridge for use on Atari 2600 console.

Discussion: http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=145539

http://www.tacticalneuronics.com/content/AtariKeepAway.asp

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Curse of Blackbeards Skull (16-06-2009) (A2600 Game)

For those of you who haven’t played it, this game has elements of Pitfall, Adventure, and Jungle Hunt. The object of the game is to return Blackbeard’s skull to your ship. To do this, you must collect two map pieces and the shovel. Once you have the map pieces, and ‘X’ will appear on the screen where the skull is buried, and you’ll need the shovel to dig it up. You’ll also need the torch to explore the caves in the game. Several enemies will make completing your mission difficult including cannibals, poisonous frogs, birds, and snakes. If you can find the sword, you’ll at least be able to defend yourself. Like Adventure, there’s a bat that likes to steal objects and drops them off on other parts of the island. As with Pitfall, there are deadly pits for you to fall into…

The player can run, jump, crouch, and sword fight. Push up to draw your sword (if you have it) and push fire to jump. Lives are on the lower left, health on the lower right, and inventory is at the bottom. You will lose the sword and the skull when you die and these will go to random locations.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=145790

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RAM Combat (16-06-2009) (A2600 Game)

Tank combat game, running from the VCS RAM.

Release notes:

Got it! I forgot I did not use tsx to get #$FF into X any more, so I set the stack pointer to 1 so I could save a byte by doing a tsx instead of the ldx #1. I think this will be the final version.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=143694

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K.O. Cruiser (26-05-2009) (A2600 Game)

Devin updated his Punch Out style Atari 2600 homebrew game K.O. Cruiser.

Release notes:

I’ve attached the final-final-FINAL version of the binary. They are identical to the last upload, but with the character selection screen removed. I’ll attach an almost-complete instruction manual tonight or tomorrow.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=121541&st=350

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RAM Defender (22-05-2009) (A2600 Game)

Have fun piloting your red block and shooting the blue blocks!

Changes:

changed ship graphic, also ship now moves around the screen, which makes the gameplay a little more intuitive.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=144354

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RAM Defender (21-05-2009) (A2600 Game)

Have fun piloting your red block and shooting the blue blocks!

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=144354

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RAM Sliding Puzzle (18-05-2009) (A2600 Game)

The game is one of those classic puzzles where you slide tiles into a particular order.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=144193

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PDRoms Coding Competition v4.01 – Reminder 2 (A2600 misc)

For those who might have not recognized yet, we do have another coding competition here at PDRoms, running since 2nd April and it’s deadline beeing 31st May 2009. There are still two weeks to hook up an entry 🙂

Here is the brief data:

Topic: Create a logic/puzzle game
Competition running time: Thursday, 02 April 2009 to Sunday, 31st May 2009
Deadline: Sunday, 31th May 2009 @ 23:59, in YOUR timezone!
Systems allowed: Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Coleco Vision, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Game Gear, IntelliVision, Master System, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Entertainment System, Odyssey2, Wonderswan, Wonderswan Color, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Genesis/Megadrive, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo 64, PC Engine, Sega 32x, Sega CD and Vectrex.
Prizes to win: A WIZ console, 2 PSP Games, 1 Genesis Game, 5 R4 Cards, 10 Acekards and 150 US$ in cash

Prizes are sponsored by: http://shop.gp2x.dehttp://www.flashlinker-shop.comhttp://www.superfighter.comhttp://www.gamekool.comhttp://www.slanina.pl – ph0x

http://pdroms.de/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=4642

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