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Feeding My Atari #4; Home Brew Report #2; PAL Atari Log #2

Posted by cessnaace, 17 April 2019 · 84 views

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Feeding My Atari #4; Home Brew Report #2; PAL Atari Log #2

Well, it's finally happened. I received an Invoice from Packrat Video Games for 2 of the games that I ordered. But there are additional games that I have ordered from them. There's Important news on the Packrat front further down the page.
 
For the first order of business I'd like to make mention of a PAL Exclusive that I received the other day from the U.K., and that's Meteor Defense, published by ITT Home Vision in 1983. This game was released in different countries under different titles.
 
PAL Game: Meteor Defense
aka: Astrowar, Astro War, Astro-War, Dead Ray, Missile War, Sternen-Kampf, Sterngreig, War 2000, etc.
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade
Publisher: ITT Home Vision
Copyright: 1983
Genre: Shoot' em Up! Horizontal Scrolling
Players: 1
Controller: Joystick (Sega Genesis Game Pad Compatible)
Origin: Europe
Rarity: Undetermined
 
http://highscore.com  Yes, it's in the Database
 
Purchased via eBay from a seller in the U.K. Cartridge $13.35 + $4.55 (S & H) = $17.90.
 
I inserted the cartridge into my Atari 7800 ProSystem (NTSC) and the game displayed in Black & White. I expected this as the most likely possibility. I played several games like this and then made the following video, which I posted to my Youtube channel.
 

 
Today, after playing several games of "Millipede" for the 7800 I removed that cartridge and thought that I'd play "Meteor Defense." I inserted it into my 7800, and what do you suppose happened? The game played as before, only this time in full color! I don't really have an explanation for this.
 
YOUTUBE VIDEO OF METEOR DEFENSE IN COLOR
 

 
Packrat Video Game 1: Astronomer (2600 Home Brew); NTSC Standard; Limited Boxed Version (#35 of 34). Includes game box, box protector, cartridge, instructions, Stargazers insert, Astronomer refrigerator magnet. $35 + $4.50 (S& H) = $39.45. I hear some of you thinking, "#35 out of 34?" When I placed the order I lamented that the Limited Box Run was sold out. His response was "I kept a couple of spares and put them aside for people like you." I STILL don't know what that means, but I'll take it. Packrat's site listed the Limited Boxed Version as Sold Out! It is now listed as There are a few remaining boxes left!
 
Game: Astronomer
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sear Video Arcade
Publisher: Packrat Video Games
Programmer: Alex Pietrow
Copyright: 2018
Genre: You are an Astronomer searching the heavens for stars. That would make the Genre Star Gazing?
Cartridge Size: 4K
Players: 1
Controller: Joystick or Paddle
Rarity: Home Brew
 
http://highscore.com  Yes, it's in the Database
 
YOUTUBE PLAY VIDEO OF ASTRONOMER GRay Defender
 

 
PACKRAT PAGE FOR ASTRONOMER
 
http://www.packratvg...astronomer.html
 
Packrat Video Game 2: Explosive Diarrhea (2600 Home Brew). Cartridge and Manual only. $20 + $4.50 (S&H) = $24.50. So a total of $64 for these 2 Home Brew games.
 
Game: Explosive Diarrhea
System: Atari 2600/VCS/Sears Video Arcade
Publisher: Packrat Video Games
Programmer: Chris Read
Copyright: 2014
Genre: Action
Cartridge Size: 2K
Players: 1
Controller: Joystick
Rarity: Home Brew
 
http://highscore.com  Yes, it's in the Database
 
YOUTUBE PLAY VIDEO FOR EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA ILLSeaBass
 

 
PACKRAT VIDEO GAMES PAGE FOR EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA
 
http://www.packratvg.com/ed.html
 
PACKRAT VIDEO GAMES SITE
 
http://www.packratvg.com
 
OTHER HOME BREW GAMES (etc.) ON ORDER Atari Age except where otherwise noted. Al has informed me that everything will ship out together this week.
 
ATARI 2600
2005 Mutigame Multicart
-Hunchy
-Jetman
-M-4
-Marble Jumper
-Nightrider
-Rocket Command
-Zirconium
Assualt (Custom Reproduction)
Berzerk: Voice Enhanced
Draconian
Elevators Amiss
Gas Hog (Custom Reproduction)
Juno First
Lady Bug
River Patrol (Custom Reproduction)
Spaceman Splorf: Planet of Doom (Packrat)
Warring Worms: The Worm (Re)Turns
 
Atari 7800
Bentley Bear's Crystal Quest -POKEY
 
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