A while ago I came across Ivan's (LS_Dracon) Donkey Kong demo for the 2600 and was totally blown away. I'm usually not so fond of flickering tricks, but if a version with such graphics had existed back in the day I would have gone crazy, flicker or not.
So, I thought, why not try and program a title screen with these techniques. Turn's out the 2600 can actually come quite close to the arcade version. Left ist the VCS version in Stella, on the right a screenshot taken in MAME.
If I find some time over the weekend I will program the rest
D.K.VCS_Title.bin 4KB 1344 downloads
Donkey Kong VCS is a new conversion of the original arcade game for the Atari 2600 video computer system. Sporting 32K of ROM, this version for the first time features all four arcade stages as well as all cut-scenes. Additionally, the game includes multi-colored graphics plus arcade quality animations and sounds!
- Joystick Left/Right - move Mario left/right
- Joystick Up/Down - climb ladders up/down
- Joystick Fire - jump
- Console Reset - reset game and go to title screen
- Console Select - on title screen select U.S. or Japanese stage order, on introduction screen select starting level L=1-9
- Console Left Difficulty - A: 1 life, B: 3 lives
- Console Right Difficulty - A: extra life at 20,000 points, B: extra life at 10,000 points
Most recent version
!!! Work in progress !!!
D.K.VCS_160425_NTSC.bin 32KB 129 downloads ( #753 )
D.K.VCS_160425_PAL60.bin 32KB 52 downloads
D.K.VCS_160412_NTSC.bin 32KB 56 downloads ( #708 )
D.K.VCS_160412_PAL60.bin 32KB 27 downloads
D.K.VCS_160327_NTSC.bin 32KB 69 downloads ( #692 )
D.K.VCS_160327_PAL60.bin 32KB 35 downloads
D.K.VCS_151217_NTSC.bin 32KB 397 downloads ( #654 )
D.K.VCS_151217_PAL60.bin 32KB 155 downloads
D.K.VCS_PRGE_151015_NTSC.bin 32KB 209 downloads ( #630 #635 )
D.K.VCS_PRGE_151015_PAL60.bin 32KB 94 downloads
D.K.VCS_131110_NTSC.bin 32KB 1370 downloads ( #533 )
D.K.VCS_131110_PAL60.bin 32KB 398 downloads
D.K.VCS_131009_NTSC.bin 32KB 333 downloads ( #508 )
D.K.VCS_131009_PAL60.bin 32KB 212 downloads
D.K.VCS_130617_NTSC.bin 32KB 971 downloads ( #300 )
D.K.VCS_130617_PAL60.bin 32KB 365 downloads
D.K.VCS_130423.bin 32KB 368 downloads ( #224 )
D.K.VCS_130225.bin 32KB 406 downloads ( #140 )
D.K.VCS_130204.bin 32KB 312 downloads ( #96 )
D.K.VCS_130114.bin 32KB 297 downloads ( #45 )
D.K.VCS_121217.bin 32KB 310 downloads ( #11 )
Edited by Joe Musashi, Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:50 PM.