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#101 dwh OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:57 AM

A year late,,,sort of like finding a present in a closet that your parents forgot to put under the tree last year.



#102 RevEng OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:55 AM

Good thing it wasn't a puppy in this box! :)



#103 Breakpack OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:46 PM

In 4 1!



#104 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 9, 2013 10:56 PM

I hate to do bump this up again, but is "Byte Before Christmas" finally seeing release this year? Time's a wastin' I don't wanna wait another year... :sleep:



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Posted Sat Nov 9, 2013 11:39 PM

I hate to do bump this up again, but is "Byte Before Christmas" finally seeing release this year? Time's a wastin' I don't wanna wait another year... :sleep:

"When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
but Dom DeLouise atop Mt. Rainier."

Would you buy two different boxed Christmas-themed games this year? (I will.)

#106 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:19 AM

Endless Snow, RetroUSB 8-bit Xmas 2013, and (hopefully) Byte Before christmas! ;)



#107 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:06 AM

Endless Snow, RetroUSB 8-bit Xmas 2013, and (hopefully) Byte Before christmas! ;)

Stay Frosty 2

#108 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:50 AM

Stay Frosty 2

Thanks for the tip. I didn't know this existed. It seems they made it into a full game rather than just a minigame like on Stella's Stocking:

 

And still waiting...

"Available Christmas 2011" :roll:


Edited by stardust4ever, Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:54 AM.


#109 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:13 AM

Yes, SF2 is much more than just a sequel. While the basic idea is the same, it now offers much more game play variety, new elements, heaps of tricky levels, lots of music etc.



#110 RevEng OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:59 AM

"Available Christmas 2011" :roll:


Well, that was the original plan, and we did all we could to make it happen in 2011. The code, artwork, and manual were done prior. Unfortunately the rest was out of our hands.

Al says The Byte Before Christmas will be for sale this year. He ordered boxes for it this summer, so it looks to be happening...

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#111 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:03 PM

Those boxes are gorgeous! :lust:



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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:16 AM

I dont know how i missed this game, but i definitely want to purchase one, please advise me when this is possible it looks great.



#113 YANDMAN OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:18 AM

Thanks for the tip. I didn't know this existed. It seems they made it into a full game rather than just a minigame like on Stella's Stocking:

 

And still waiting...

"Available Christmas 2011" :roll:

I never saw this stay frosty game before, is it available anywhere it looks really cool.



#114 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:00 AM

The original Stay Frosty is one of the games in Stella's Stocking.

 

Stay Frosty 2 isn't out just yet. We're shooting for a holiday release.



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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:38 AM

It's gonna be a sweet Christmas this year! :grin:



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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:32 AM

Excellent news on both of these titles! In for both!

#117 Plastik Gold OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:24 PM

Thanks for the tip. I didn't know this existed. It seems they made it into a full game rather than just a minigame like on Stella's Stocking:

 

And still waiting...

"Available Christmas 2011" :roll:

These both look great, hope they are available before Christmas.



#118 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:57 PM

Endless Snow, Stay Frosty 2, The Byte Before Christmas are all coming out, then there's several more games, still up in the AA store, Stella's Stocking (which I already own), and then Reindeer Rescue and Toy Shop trouble, both of which I need to pick up. Albert, expect a big order from me from the AA store this Christmas! ;)

 

I've also got 8-bit Xmas 2013 (NES) heading my way from RetroZone as well, not to mention there are non- Christmas themed homebrews in addition to those: Star Castle Atari Homebrew, an SNES 4-in-one cart from Piko Interactive, Study Hall (new NES homebrew, hopefully available soon from RetroZone)

 

Sooooo many gooooodies!!! :grin:


Edited by stardust4ever, Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:57 PM.


#119 Plastik Gold OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:08 PM

Endless Snow, Stay Frosty 2, The Byte Before Christmas are all coming out, then there's several more games, still up in the AA store, Stella's Stocking (which I already own), and then Reindeer Rescue and Toy Shop trouble, both of which I need to pick up. Albert, expect a big order from me from the AA store this Christmas! ;)

 

I've also got 8-bit Xmas 2013 (NES) heading my way from RetroZone as well, not to mention there are non- Christmas themed homebrews in addition to those: Star Castle Atari Homebrew, an SNES 4-in-one cart from Piko Interactive, Study Hall (new NES homebrew, hopefully available soon from RetroZone)

 

Sooooo many gooooodies!!! :grin:

 

Doesn't look like Stella's Stocking is currently available. No option to add to cart from what I can tell.

 

http://atariage.com/...ct_detail&p=897



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Posted Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:17 PM

 

Doesn't look like Stella's Stocking is currently available. No option to add to cart from what I can tell.

 

http://atariage.com/...ct_detail&p=897

Awww... :sad:

 

Good thing I've already got Stella's Stocking in my collection though. It may be stock related as it needs a special 64k board, and I believe Zippy will use the same PCB when it is released. Toyshop Trouble and Reindeer Rescue are still up however, so I'll be grabbing those along with the Byte Before Christmas when it releases:

http://atariage.com/...ct_detail&p=873

http://atariage.com/...ct_detail&p=845


Edited by stardust4ever, Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:17 PM.


#121 rasch_C OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 5, 2013 8:35 PM

Any update for Byte Before Christmas? (or availabilty on Stella's Stocking) We want to give the gift of Atari this year to Jen's brother's family. We want to give them a nice "starter system lot", and get them a shiny new holiday-themed homebrew as well -to introduce them to the great games still being made :-)

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Posted Thu Dec 5, 2013 9:29 PM

Albert, time's a wastin'. I really don't want to wait another year for this. When I got into Atari collecting last year (2012), this game was already a whole year overdue. The label contest was over in 2011. You can sit on those shiny boxes until 2014 if you want, but all that unsold inventory is probably expensive. This really needs out before next week, preferably ASAP.


Edited by stardust4ever, Thu Dec 5, 2013 9:30 PM.


#123 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 6, 2013 3:31 AM

As far as I understand, Al is not the bottleneck here.  



#124 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 6, 2013 9:43 AM

As far as I understand, Al is not the bottleneck here.  

The ROM and artwork on this game have existed for two years. The boxes were printed six months ago. Unless there is a shortage of PCBs or something hardware related (which would also impact stock in the AA store), I don't see what the issue is. I could be mistaken, but I'm sure the authors of the games included gave their blessing a long time ago.



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Posted Fri Dec 6, 2013 12:07 PM

The ROM and artwork on this game have existed for two years. The boxes were printed six months ago. Unless there is a shortage of PCBs or something hardware related (which would also impact stock in the AA store), I don't see what the issue is. I could be mistaken, but I'm sure the authors of the games included gave their blessing a long time ago.


Yes, there is a shortage of PCBs to produce this and some other games (Stay Frosty 2 and Star Castle Arcade being the others). These games either use additional RAM (in the case of The Byte Before Christmas, it's a SARA-based game), or use the DPC+ mode of the Melody. I'm waiting on A) more Melody boards and B) some software I can use in order to test a new board I can produce myself (suitable for most bankswitch games, as well as SARA-based games).

Trust me, I'd like to see this and the other games out as much as you do, but my hands are currently tied. I'm going to release all three of these games together, regardless of the holiday season, as soon as I have suitable parts.

..Al




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