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Dipping my toe in card games

Posted by atari2600land, 05 July 2015 · 23 views

Not the ones like solitaire. Inspired by an AtariAge post over in the General Chat area, I decided to take a stab at making a card game. This card game however is different than Pokemon or anything like that. It's more like a solo text adventure, only with cards. So this card game will have a zany sense of humor. With a name like "Fred's Search For the Pe...


No One Can Stop Mr. Domino

Posted by atari2600land, in PS1 game thoughts 05 July 2015 · 35 views

So I got a game titled "No One Can Stop Mr. Domino" for the PS1. As it turns out, it is really brutally hard. After I figured out what to do, it took me a half hour and various tries to complete level 1. Mr. Domino is an idiot. Seems the only way to make him stop is to have him run into other dominoes. The levels are like race tracks where you scatter dom...


Hoyle Casino

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 03 July 2015 · 75 views
Dreamcast
I find it interesting that the Dreamcast has 2 casino games for it. I think I reviewed Caesar's Palace sometime, and if not, I have it. Hoyle Casino, however, is the other one. I played Video Poker for about 10 minutes. I won most of the hands I got dealt. But then, I started losing money. I started with $5,000 and ended up with $5,040. The game though ne...


INTVBasic contest: programming Day 2

Posted by atari2600land, 02 July 2015 · 84 views

I didn't follow my own advice about not programming anything right before I go to sleep. I woke up this morning, looked at my own creation with fresh eyes. The animation on the character wasn't programmed correctly. A bit of programming solved that though. I also put in an enemy (what good is a game without an enemy?) The demo mode is simplistic and goes...


INTYBasic contest

Posted by atari2600land, 01 July 2015 · 65 views

So I've decided to make an INTYBasic game. One for the contest. I doubt it will win anything. It even said the contest won't be held if there's less than 6 entries. I am going to keep what the game is about totally secret. I've already got the title screen done. Now comes the hard part: Composing the title screen music. I was looking back at the INTYBasic...


Garage, sale

Posted by atari2600land, 29 June 2015 · 86 views

I went through the garage and decided to clean up in there and get rid of games I will never play ever again. I have a bunch of stuff to take to Game Crazy now. I decided to get some more games for the Dreamcast. I have almost everything I would want (that I discovered.) I ended up buying Bust-A-Move 4 and Hoyle Casino on ePay, paying more than I probably...


Bubba Rises From the Dead

Posted by atari2600land, 28 June 2015 · 79 views

So I thought it had been a while. Maybe my computer will make the old Bubba's Buck Blastin' video work again. Nope. It stopped at 9:20. I decided to make the settings on my computer be best performance. That still didn't work. So what I did is deleted everything before where it froze, made a new project and selected that. Now I had two videos. It took a l...


Tee Off!

Posted by atari2600land, in Dreamcast game thoughts 28 June 2015 · 71 views

I wanted to say nice things about it, but in the end, it's just another piece of &^$ game designed by ^&%heads who can't program their way out of a paper bag. Why do I say that? The putting part is so horribly programmed, it usually takes me 3 putts to get it in the hole. Because the statistics about the hole are wrong and it's just really a lousy...


I survived

Posted by atari2600land, 26 June 2015 · 84 views

I survived the power outage! Thankfully it was only out for about an hour, between 10:45 and noon. Luckily, since right now at 2pm it's 94 degrees. They're forecasting 100 for today and tomorrow, so I'm glad the power is back on. I played my GBA and Pokemon Mini all the time. I've been watching the Weather Channel. The town called Pee Pee, Ohio had thunde...


A new anthill for Gi-Ant

Posted by atari2600land, 25 June 2015 · 76 views

Worked on Insecticide again. For some reason I still don't know, I couldn't get a new background working in Gi-Ant's arena. I tried and took a break and then retried, but nothing seemed to do anything. So I ditched it and took another picture, which magically worked somehow. It's supposed to be an anthill in the background, but it looks more like a mounta...






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