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Game Review #5: Bell Hopper (Atari 2600)

Posted by cessnaace, 31 March 2019 · 76 views
Bell Hopper and 5 more...
Game Review #5: Bell Hopper (Atari 2600) Game: Bell Hopper
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade
Publisher: Atari Age
Programmer:  Tomas Härdin
Cartridge Size: 32K w/SARA RAM 
Copyright:  2011
 
Genre: Action
Controller: Paddle; Joystick
Players: 1
 
Rarity Rating:  H (Homebrew)
 
Bell Hopper is one of four homebrew games released on the multi-...


Game Review #4: Fire Fly (Atari 2600)

Posted by cessnaace, 30 March 2019 · 73 views
Fire Fly, Atari 2600, Mythicon and 1 more...
Game Review #4: Fire Fly (Atari 2600) Game: Fire Fly
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade
Publisher: Mythicon
Programmer: Bruce de Graaf
Serial/Catalog Number: MA1002
Copyright : 1983
 
Genre: Shoot 'em Up
 
Controller: Joystick (Sega Game Pad compatible); Ball Controller
Players: 1 or 2 (Alternating)
 
Game Variations: 5
 
 
RARITY RATING: 4 (Scarce+)...


Game Review #3: Worm War I (Atari 2600)

Posted by cessnaace, 29 March 2019 · 74 views
Worm War I, 20th Century Fox and 7 more...
Game Review #3: Worm War I (Atari 2600) Game: Worm War I
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade
Developer: Serius Software
Publisher: 20th Century-Fox
Programmer: David Lubar
Serial/Catalog Number: 11001
Copyright:  1982
 
Genre: Shooter
Controller: Joystick (Sega Game Pad compatible)
Players: 1 or 2 (Competitive or Cooperative)
 
Game Variations: 9
 
RARITY RAT...


Game Review #2: Alligator People (Atari 2600)

Posted by cessnaace, 28 March 2019 · 78 views
Alligator People, Prototypes and 5 more...
Game Review #2: Alligator People (Atari 2600) Game : Alligator People
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade
Unreleased by 20th Century-Fox
Programmer: John Russel
Serial/Catalog Number: None
Copyright: 1983
Prototype discovered in 2002 by collector Ben Liashenko
 
 
Genre: Shooter
Controller: Joystick (Sega Game Pad compatible)
Players: 1
 
Game Variations:  9
 ...


Game Review #1: Demolition Herby (Atari 2600)

Posted by cessnaace, 27 March 2019 · 93 views
Demolition Herby, Telesys and 8 more...
Game Review #1: Demolition Herby (Atari 2600) Game: Demolition Herby
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade
Published by  Telesys
Programmer:  Don Ruffcorn
Serial/Catalog Number:  1006
Copyright:  1983
 
Genre:  Arcade - Paint It
Controller: Joystick (Sega Game Pad compatible)
Players: 1 or 2
 
Rarity Rating: 6 (B&W label); 7 (Color label)
 
Also re...


Feeding My Atari #2

Posted by cessnaace, 26 March 2019 · 91 views
S.BAZ, Deadly Duck and 8 more...
Feeding My Atari #2 Well, today was a big day package wise. My wife informed me that I "had a tower' on the front porch. This referred to 3 packages containing a total of 7 games.
 
Package 1 @eBay
Deadly Duck (2600)
An enjoyable shooter that I had only played via emulation .
 
Package 2 @eBay
Thunderground (2600)
Published by Sega (w/manual). Port of part of t...


Game That I'd Like To See Released On The 2600 #1

Posted by cessnaace, 24 March 2019 · 72 views
The Pyramid, Bob Hamilton and 3 more...
Here's the thing. A user at http://highscore.com  posted a play video of a game for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Actually, this shoot 'em up has all the makings of a great homebrew conversion for the Atari 2600. The Game is called The Pyramid . It was designed by Bob Hamilton, Darren Hamilton, Ian Hamilton, and published for the Speccy in...


Feeding My Atari

Posted by cessnaace, 22 March 2019 · 74 views
Bentley Bears Crystal Quest and 9 more...
Feeding My Atari It's not easy keeping my Atari 7800 ProSystem well fed with 2600 and 7800 games that it has never experienced before while staying on a budget. I received 3 emails from Atari Age today confirming that three of my orders have shipped, leaving 2 still being processed. So what did I do? Placed another order of course. Plus which, I buy games on eBay. I'm not...


Mappy Makes Me Happy

Posted by cessnaace, 21 March 2019 · 119 views
Mappy, Mike Haas and 4 more...
Mappy Makes Me Happy I bought my copy of Mappy earlier this month, and I find myself unable to stop playing it for any appreciable length of time. John W. Champeau and his team at Champ Games have really done an excellent job at porting this arcade game to the 2600. 
 
John W. Champeau has done a marvelous job with the Coding and Design work. The Music an...





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