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#76 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:49 AM

Wow, awesome to see so many people playing the game!  Very nice setup you had there with banner, table and chairs. That looks like a pretty big event with quite a few people!  Thanks for sharing the photos.  :)  

 

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:11 AM

That looks like a pretty big event with quite a few people!

The biggest worldwide. :)



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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:19 AM

The biggest worldwide. :)

 

Wow, 500,000 visitors!!!  I wonder if it would be fun to visit for a non-German speaker. 

 

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:27 AM

Lots of very young people playing. Some seem to have never used a joystick before. :D



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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:29 AM

Lots of very young people playing. Some seem to have never used a joystick before. :D

 

That's probably especially true if you modify that statement to, "Atari 2600 Joystick".  :) 

 

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:10 AM

Yes, the retro-hall was pretty relaxed in comparison to the modern madness in the other ones...

MANY people either held the sticks the wrong direction (in particular the competition pros) or kept the stick standing there, touched it and were puzzled when it fell over ;-)

It was great fun - all ages and sexes seemed to have enjoyed it.

(and I was lucky I implemented a nice title tune as it was very audible throughout our area :)

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:37 AM

In fact several people also asked if those CONSOLES are available somewhere ;-)

And a short footage of a successful player:

 

Albert: Many non-german people around, in particular on Saturday/Sunday naturally.


Edited by enthusi, Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:38 AM.


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Posted Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:46 AM

Another Exhibition in germany: the ClassicComputing.

Focus is on vintage hardware but people enjoyed some rounds of Assembloids anyway ;-)

http://martinwendt.d.../cc_assembloids

(Yes, on Supercharger as well! :-)

The labels/manuals are privately printed and will soon be available from the Atariage shop ;=)

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Posted Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:10 AM

:thumbsup:

 

Did you enjoy my hometown?



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Posted Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:18 AM

Quite friendly, cosy and sufficiently close to the dutch border to remind me of my youth a few kms further north: super-soft white bread and 'Hagelslag' for breakfirst ;-)

Some more generic pictures of the event:

http://enthusi.de/2016/cc_all



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Posted Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:00 AM

http://martinwendt.d...16/assembloids/

 

Interestingly, some did hold the joystick UPSIDE DOWN! :)

(in the images DSCF7758.JPG, DSCF7749.JPG and DSCF7439.JPG)

What's happening with the kids these days?



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Posted Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:41 AM

in fact that happened ALOT. Some even played that well. Or they kept the stick on the table and used one hand, thus pushing the stick over and then leaving confused...

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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2016 2:54 AM

A shot of my 2600 junior with quite some signatures from people of Atari scene, C64 scene and Game scene (Chris Huelsbeck, Andreas Escher, Robert Megone, Richard Loewenstein).

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Posted Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:47 AM

NEWS FLASH:

Available also for everyone very soon ;-)

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:39 PM

Available now ;-) at last!

https://atariage.com...t_detail&p=1094



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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:41 PM

Great! I like the game alot on the C64, so i am happy that there is a Atari VCS-2600 version too.

One question. There is no PAL60 version to choose from. So i suppose, the PAL-version is speed-adjusted? And how is it with the black borders? Or means PAL-version here PAL60?

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:55 AM

Hi,

 

we produced two independent binaries for PAL and NTSC.

Of course we tuned the game timer speed to the 60 or 50 Hz ;-)

But we also chose a set of colors that we liked most for each video system.

I.e. the PAL screen has a blue theme.

There is no black letter box either since for PAL the playfield as such is stretched. The game is FULL SCREEN in

NTSC and PAL.

I attach a few emulation shots for PAL and below you see a short clip of someone playing the game (quite good) in PAL:

 

Cheers :)

Martin

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Posted Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:05 PM

Great!!! One good game more for my (PAL) Atari VCS-2600.

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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:56 AM

My Assembloids 2600 boxes just arrived this weekend.

Thanks alot Al and everyone involved ;-)

Amazing quality.

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Posted Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:57 AM

McCallister sent me some video footage of one of his plays:

Thanks alot :)

That is pretty amazing and hopefully an inspiration to others.

At such high scores the creatures 'cycle' through. So I only show the part when his game ends and no later creatures are revealed.



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Posted Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:38 AM

The Videogamecritic has just reviewed Assembloids. Looks like he really likes it. :D



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Posted Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:01 AM

Yes, this makes me really happy.We spent very long to polish the

game play and overall code. As this is no clone of some well known classic or otherwise popular game, it means alot to me when it gets recognized.

And its true: 'chicks' really dig this ;-)



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Posted Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:30 PM

And its true: 'chicks' really dig this ;-)

 

I can confirm this. Puzzle games are always like a magnet for my former girlfriends. "Bust a move (Puzzle Bobble)", "Dr. Mario", "Tetris", "Puyo Puyo" and this game here also. But i must confess, i also like the most of these games alot.  :)



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Posted Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:47 AM

It is sufficiently competitive to appeal to everyone I dare say :)



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Posted Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:02 PM

The game is listed on Mobygames now ;-)







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