Atari 2600 News
Stacker (Build 11) (A2600 Game)

Stacker is a bB version of the arcade game “Stacker”.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=140937&st=25

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PDRoms Coding Competition v4.01 – Pre-Announcement (A2600 misc)

From 1st April 2009 to 31st May 2009 PDRoms will be hosting another coding competition. This time we will only allow 8 BIT systems (as another sister site wants to go for newer mainstream systems and we don’t want to collide).

In particular the following systems are allowed (subject to change): Atari 2600, Coleco Vision, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Game Gear, IntelliVision, Master System, Neo Geo Pocket, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Entertainment System, Odyssey2.

The topic is decided, but you have to wait till 1st April 2009 for details.

We are currently seeking for judges and sponsors – please get in touch with us if you can help or want to supply goodies which we can give out as prizes.

http://www.pdroms.de/contact/

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Dot (22-03-2009) (A2600 Games)

Dot is a collection of three games made by Seemo: Doris, Omicron and Tint.

Changes:

– menu screen: I used the lines that Devin suggested, and added sound
– omicron: fire does not stop anymore if you hold the joystick in any direction (also works for joystick in port 2)
– tint: score is increased with a faster rate

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=140765

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Dot (18-03-2009) (A2600 Games)

Dot is a collection of three games made by Seemo: Doris, Omicron and Tint.

Release notes:

omicron update: now a joystick in port 2 can be used to change the direction of fire

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=140765

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K.O. Cruiser (17-03-2009) (A2600 Game)

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

Release notes:

Here is the game with the difficulty feature added. In Difficulty B, you get one rematch per bout. In Difficulty A, only one rematch per game.

I also updated the rematch screen text and the name/year on the intro screen. Other than that, there are no changes of note. In the final version, I’ll remove the select boxer screen. At this point, I cannot imagine making any additional tweaks!

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=121541&st=300

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K.O. Cruiser (13-03-2009) (A2600 Game)

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

Changes:

Face flipping was added – the character will now look at you when they are walking.
Major Concussion is now smoking a cigar
Better recovery logic for the computer
Updated player sprites
You have one rematch against each opponent. The last version only let you have one rematch per game.
Some minor changes to sound

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=121541&st=300

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Outline 2009 Invitro (A2600 Intro)

Trilobit is back with 4k invitation demo to Outline’09 party, for the PAL 2600 VCS.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=140892

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Dot (15-03-2009) (A2600 Games)

Dot is a collection of three games made by Seemo: Doris, Omicron and Tint.

Release notes:

this version removes the border from the title bitmap, and the year in the copyright bitmap, to make room for the one new feature: now you can fire diagonally in omicron.

To change the direction of fire, hold the fire button and move the joystick in the direction you want to fire. The ship will not move when the fire button is pressed.

This control scheme was suggested by Nukey Shay at the beginning of the omicron thread: thanks Nukey

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=140765

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Dot (13-03-2009) (A2600 Games)

Dot is a collection of three games made by Seemo: Doris, Omicron and Tint.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=140765

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KITE (WIP) (A2600 Game)

Simon started his second VCS game project. This time it’s about kiting! Find out more at the work in progress thread.

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=140228

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