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#1 Albert ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:19 PM

If you grew up in arcades during the early 80's, then certainly you are familiar with Sinistar, one of Williams Electronics later games. Sinistar is a fast-paced space-based shooter where you must mine crystals from asteroids for bombs to use against the ruthless Sinistar once his drones complete building him.

Atari created nearly complete versions of Sinistar for the Atari 5200 and Atari 8-bit computers, but they were never released. I'm now making the 5200 version available in cartridge form, complete with a terrific, original label hand-painted by David Exton, who's done quite a bit of remarkable homebrew artwork for us in the past.

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The Atari 5200 version of the game reproduces the arcade quite well, even including the "Beware I Live" speech when Sinistar is complete and starts chasing after you.

Here is a YouTube video of the Atari 8-bit version of the game, which is nearly identical to the 8-bit computer version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNCf7h2tdi4

You can read a thorough review of the game (including plenty of screenshots) at AtariProtos.com:

http://www.atariprot...ar/sinistar.htm

The price for the 5200 version of Sinistar is $25.00. Shipping will be $3.00 for First Class Mail, $5.00 for Priority Mail, $5.00 to Canada and $10.00 to destinations outside the US and Canada. The game will be shipped in a box in all cases.

The first 25 orders for Sinistar will ship within 24 hours. Any orders after that will ship in mid-July once I have a new supply of Atari 5200 boards (perhaps sooner). I will update this post once the first 25 have been sold. Any payments received after that will ship in July.

You can PayPal the total (depending on your shipping method) to sales@atariage.com. Please include your AtariAge username so I can send you a confirmation and let you know when your copy ships.

Thanks!

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#2 Albert ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:20 PM

Before someone asks, I will release the binary soon. :)

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:24 PM

PM'd!

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:50 PM

PayPal payment sent, I think I may need a second job to support this hobby with all the new games coming out lately.Posted Image

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:56 PM

PM sent. Thanks Albert...

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:29 PM

Yep, my $$ is sent! Gotta git me this one!!!

#7 Albert ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:30 PM

Yep, my $$ is sent! Gotta git me this one!!!

You will enjoy it, this is a great port!

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:52 PM

Money has been sent! Moonpatrol

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:56 PM

Does the 5200 version make use of the analog stick?

#10 Albert ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:04 PM

Does the 5200 version make use of the analog stick?

It does not appear to use the analog nature of the 5200 controller. You your ship in eight discrete directions (up/down/left/right and the diagonals), same as with the Atari 8-bit version. Not sure if this was something they intended to change before release.

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:27 PM

Before someone asks, I will release the binary soon. :)

..Al


Any plans to release the Atari 8-bit computer one? And agree the artwork is great!

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:51 PM

Money sent. I cannot wait.

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:53 PM

Payment sent...

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:53 PM

Hope your PM inbox is sizable! (Yes, YetAnotherPMSent.)

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:58 PM

So sexy! I love Sinistar! Wish I had a 5200 currently..

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:46 PM

payment sent
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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:48 PM

Payment Sent. Can't wait.

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:08 PM

Simply Put: BAD. TO. THE. BONE!

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Posted Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:58 PM

The price for the 5200 version of Sinistar is $25.00. Shipping will be $3.00 for First Class Mail, $5.00 for Priority Mail, $5.00 to Canada and $10.00 to destinations outside the US and Canada. The game will be shipped in a box in all cases.


Well that's all you had to say! Payment sent.

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Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:41 AM

Will this be at CGE by any chance? :)

#21 mimo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:28 AM

looks awesome

#22 lucifershalo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:13 AM

great label

#23 Shannon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:28 AM

Sinistar lives!!!

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Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:56 AM

Payment sent :)

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Posted Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:19 AM

Payment sent - I can't wait. Two of my favorite things - Sinistar and the 5200 - coming together at last.




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