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Electrode's Eventful Evening

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 25 May 2018 · 25 views

It's a wonderful summer Sunday evening, and Electrode the Pokemon is out for a stroll. Or should I say roll?

This is the second game in Pokemon Party Mini 2. It will be a lot like Kevin Vs. Tomatoes, which by the way, I took some time off this project to finish building the cartridges for. Taking apart and putting back together a Channel F...

Moving Marill complete

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 24 May 2018 · 37 views

The only thing missing is noise. I'll get to that later on. For now I'd like to present a new idea I've been working on that Moving Marill will be part of. I've decided to make a Pokemon Party Mini 2 game. My mom woke me up last night at 9pm to tell me the TV was broken. I went to the living room and it had been turned to channel 7 somehow. So I changed t...

The package saga continues

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 23 May 2018 · 48 views

Last night at around midnight, the package tracking status said "Your package delivery has been delayed." Well, can you tell me WHERE IT IS?
Meanwhile, I have been working on the Pokemon Mini. I made a fish show up. But I can't draw a swimming fish, so I need help with a b&w, 2 frame, 12x12 pixel fish animation picture. This is what I have in h...

Time on Pokemon Mini

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 22 May 2018 · 46 views

So my package was mistakenly sent to Palo Alto, California instead of here. I'm guessing someone typed a 4 instead of a 7. 4 is right below 7, so I think that's what happened. So now I don't know whether I'll get it or not. It left the Palo Alto post office, but I have no idea where it's headed. Disgruntled, I went to the game store and bought a magazine...

What about Marill?

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 21 May 2018 · 47 views

So I've been working on my Pokemon Mini game. I was having a very hard time with it. The problem was I had digits but I couldn't display them. But now I can. The next thing I need to do is make the digits change and act like a timer for the score.

This Pokemon Mini programming thing is really difficult. Of course, I said that for Game Gear...

Anyone hungry for chicken nuggets?

Posted by atari2600land, 20 May 2018 · 48 views

I began the process of putting chicken nuggets in the hamburgers game. The chicken nugget will begin appearing on level 2, so this screenshot is impossible. I just put it in level 1 for a test. Right now it's just a static image, but I hope I can get it moving. And get it in any level after 1. And not have it appear very often yet still random. I'll make...

Super Mario Bros. comics

Posted by atari2600land, 19 May 2018 · 62 views

I was looking at my Super Mario Bros. themed wall calendar. May is an image from level 4-1. (Am I a geek for knowing which level that's in or what? It doesn't say.) Then I remembered something: I had a comic I used to make about Super Mario Bros. using actual screenshots from an emulator. So I got the ROM, downloaded an emulator and went to work. These ar...


Posted by atari2600land, 18 May 2018 · 56 views

I woke up at exactly 2:00 A.M. I woke up and looked at my clock. It read 2:00. I've gone back to working on the Hamburgers game for Game Gear. I've changed level 1 from the plains to a desert. Level 1 will have only the strawberry milkshake, and since deserts are primarily orange in color, it would be hard to see the onion rings coming at you. I've tried...

Marill on screen

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 17 May 2018 · 60 views

So after working almost all day yesterday, I finally got a sprite to display on screen. The only problem is I don't know how I did it. But he can move around all over the test screen. I had to disable diagonal movement because it slows him down. It's almost 4am as I write this, I just woke up. I woke up at 10pm, but went back to sleep at midnight because...

I try another console

Posted by atari2600land, in Pokemon Mini 16 May 2018 · 81 views

Yesterday I tried my hand at making something for the Pokemon Mini. After a successful "Hello World," I decided to try my hand at making an image appear on the screen. But this is as far as I got. I have no idea how to make a sprite appear on the screen and move it around. I looked at various code from other games and didn't understand any of it.