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 1392 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 140 downloads ( #753 )
D.K.VCS_160425_PAL60.bin 32KB 56 downloads
D.K.VCS_160412_NTSC.bin 32KB 59 downloads ( #708 )
D.K.VCS_160412_PAL60.bin 32KB 29 downloads
D.K.VCS_160327_NTSC.bin 32KB 72 downloads ( #692 )
D.K.VCS_160327_PAL60.bin 32KB 38 downloads
D.K.VCS_151217_NTSC.bin 32KB 401 downloads ( #654 )
D.K.VCS_151217_PAL60.bin 32KB 157 downloads
D.K.VCS_PRGE_151015_NTSC.bin 32KB 214 downloads ( #630 #635 )
D.K.VCS_PRGE_151015_PAL60.bin 32KB 96 downloads
D.K.VCS_131110_NTSC.bin 32KB 1374 downloads ( #533 )
D.K.VCS_131110_PAL60.bin 32KB 400 downloads
D.K.VCS_131009_NTSC.bin 32KB 339 downloads ( #508 )
D.K.VCS_131009_PAL60.bin 32KB 215 downloads
D.K.VCS_130617_NTSC.bin 32KB 974 downloads ( #300 )
D.K.VCS_130617_PAL60.bin 32KB 367 downloads
D.K.VCS_130423.bin 32KB 371 downloads ( #224 )
D.K.VCS_130225.bin 32KB 412 downloads ( #140 )
D.K.VCS_130204.bin 32KB 316 downloads ( #96 )
D.K.VCS_130114.bin 32KB 299 downloads ( #45 )
D.K.VCS_121217.bin 32KB 312 downloads ( #11 )
Edited by Joe Musashi, Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:50 PM.