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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:40 PM

We'll be releasing four new games at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Here's a shot (well, render) of all four games together:

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All four will be available in boxed form at the show, and available in the AtariAge Store after.

More details soon!

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:11 PM

Nice will have to order when available in store after show (maybe earlier for subscribers ? :)

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:17 PM

Im curious about this Ixion . Was it an arcade game only or on other consoles ? Can anyone link any gameplay footage 



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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:18 PM

Nice will have to order when available in store after show (maybe earlier for subscribers ? :)


Might be able to do that, or perhaps some other benefit for subscribers related to the release of these.

..Al

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:21 PM

We happen to be visiting Portland the weekend of PRGE. Count me in for a boxed copy of Frenzy!

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:22 PM

Im curious about this Ixion . Was it an arcade game only or on other consoles ? Can anyone link any gameplay footage


It's an unreleased prototype for the 2600:

http://www.atariprot...ixion/ixion.htm

Also included is a modified version of Ixion called Ixion Ultra. :)

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:46 PM

Ixion was also an unreleased arcade prototype (playable in MAME). 



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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:12 AM

Nice will have to order when available in store after show (maybe earlier for subscribers ? :)



Might be able to do that, or perhaps some other benefit for subscribers related to the release of these.

..Al


Or both? :)

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:52 AM

We'll be releasing four new games at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Here's a shot (well, render) of all four games together:atariage_prge_2013_new_games.jpgAll four will be available in boxed form at the show, and available in the AtariAge Store after.More details soon!..Al


Do I read this correct in that the boxes will only be available at the show? These look fantastic, by the way.

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:42 AM

I want all four minus seaweed assault...

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:55 AM

I want all four minus seaweed assault...

 

I'm pretty sure the sentence above will be said so many times at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo that the multiple echoes will create a vibration so intense that the building will start to crumble. :D



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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:56 AM

I'm pretty sure the sentence above will be said so many times at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo that the multiple echoes will create a vibration so intense that the building will start to crumble. :D


Chris already has a copy of Seaweed Assault from the earlier "cart-only" run.

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:09 AM

Do I read this correct in that the boxes will only be available at the show? These look fantastic, by the way.


I'm curious too. Are the boxes only available at the show? I would love to get my grubby paws on that Ixiom box. Also, just wondering, do you intend to sell the Seaweed Assault box separate? I already bought the cart a while back... :)

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:13 AM

Yes, boxed copies will be available after the show.

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Posted Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:52 PM

These just arrived:

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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:36 PM

Awesome. I can't wait to order mine.

 

That box for Ixion looks beautiful. 



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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:32 PM

Im curious about this Ixion . Was it an arcade game only or on other consoles ? Can anyone link any gameplay footage 

 

There is also an unreleased version for Atari 8-bits.  The link on AA has some comments from the author: http://www.atarimani...ixion_2628.html

 

 

This game was also played in the Atari 8-bit high score club.

 

Never tried the arcade original.


Edited by Fres, Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:33 PM.


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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:22 PM

Might be able to do that, or perhaps some other benefit for subscribers related to the release of these.

..Al

Count me in for a boxed copy of Frenzy when it goes in the store. Spent some quality time playing the stand-up cab at OVGE over the weekend. :D



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So someone found the Gameavision Archive for Space Rocks,are Dave and Jerry Credited?



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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:02 PM

Count me in for the 2600 games.  Thanks to everyone involved for all their efforts in getting these released.



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Posted Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:50 PM

Wow, those games look awesome :).

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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:45 AM

There is also an unreleased version for Atari 8-bits.  The link on AA has some comments from the author: http://www.atarimani...ixion_2628.html
  
This game was also played in the Atari 8-bit high score club.
 
Never tried the arcade original.

The YouTube videos of especially the arcade version of IXION seem to play pretty differently from the Atari 2600 version. While the game mechanics are the same, the focus seems different. The Arcade versions seems to be more about shooting opponents where the Atari 2600 version is more about evading them and concentrating on getting to the collect targets. Using the Kailo Sphere is a key element here. The result is a pretty intense and very unique game.

Unfortunately the difficulty ramp up of the IXION prototype was not well adjusted. The game starts too slow and easy and becomes insanely difficult later on. For ULTRA we have gone through several iterations to make the game much better playable. Meanwhile I really enjoy playing it. :)

I think eventually I will suggest it for a highscore contest.

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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:53 PM

I am looking forward to these after the show. Out of curiosity, is there anything like this show in the midwest (preferably in the Chicago area) that AA also attends? If so, can someone post a link? Thanks!

Edited by bikeguychicago, Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:53 PM.


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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:01 PM

Here is a video of Ixion/Ultra:



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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:39 PM

I won't make it to the show, sadly, but, I know my wallet is going to take a(nother) big hit shortly after!






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