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#1 playsoft OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:47 AM

http://www.atarimani...ragon_4559.html

 

START = start

PAUSE = pause/resume

RESET = reset

* = number of players/stick selection

# = difficulty selection

 

There are two cart images: sea16.bin is a single chip 16K image, sea64.bin is a 64K image using the M.U.L.E. bank switching scheme - the game is the same in both, the bigger one contains an Aking splash screen. Thanks to Aking and Official Ninja for testing.

 

I have kept the cheats the same as the original... hint: 2-port owners will be kept honest.

 

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#2 bohoki OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:09 PM

wow what a gauntlet of destruction thanks for your efforts



#3 Charlie_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:58 PM

Thanks, as always!



#4 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:35 PM

Cool, thanks!



#5 kamakazi OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:59 PM

Awesome!  Thanks!!



#6 thegamezmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:26 PM

Thanks again for your great work!



#7 jetset OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:40 PM

Thank you yet again! Tough game too! I eat it every time you have to navigate the cavern. Either it's tough or I suck lol!



#8 SIO2 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:53 PM

You actually took my breath away.  Really, I gasped.  Sea Dragon is such a great game.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing it to 5200.



#9 Aking OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:10 AM

Thank you yet again! Tough game too! I eat it every time you have to navigate the cavern. Either it's tough or I suck lol!

 

 

if you have a 4 port you can cheat ...



#10 jetset OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:59 AM

 

 

if you have a 4 port you can cheat ...

 

 

How?



#11 Charlie_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:57 PM

 

 

How?

 

A quote from Paul:

 

".............cheats which are accessed by pressing the trigger on the joysticks in ports 3 & 4 (extra lives and level select)."

 

Edit:

 

Also HERE confirms it is the same on the 800 with 4 joystick ports :)


Edited by Official Ninja, Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:59 PM.


#12 kiwilove OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:23 PM

This is one special game I have fond memories of - back in the day.  That is actually able to be completed - if you put your time and patience into it.  It reminds me a lot of Thrust - which gets progressively harder.  The knack in Sea Dragon is to know that sweet spot when you have some forward/backward motion available to you - which forces any likely mine to rise - rise.  Once you know of that critical spot of the screen - and where your sub should be to take advantage of it.  You'll then not find it to be a frustrating game at all, by understanding it's play mechanics.  Of course it is a nerve wracking game to play but it is simply the best of all the 'scramble' like games out there - in which it's speed is slowed down.

Like Blue Max it serves as an example of excellent game design.  An oldie but a goodie.

 

Harvey


Edited by kiwilove, Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:25 PM.


#13 Charlie_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:51 PM

I've been playing a bit, using one of my WICO analog sticks, and it has good control.

I would image though, that this game might be next to impossible using the stock controller.

 

There are some games I prefer the stock controller, but a game like this that needs precision movement in the tunnels...

The stock controller, seems like it would add a whole level of difficulty.

(Yes, I'm too lazy to grab one and try it out) :)



#14 CannibalCat OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:26 AM

Thanks for the port! Made a label for it if anyone is interested...

 

 

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