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#1 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 11:07 AM

I've started a tumblr called Shut Up and Play Yer Atari. It's short posts about 2600 homebrews and some of the more obscure 2600 titles. I'm not necessarily reviewing the games or sharing valuable information, just trying to get these games out there and get people playing things they might not have tried otherwise.

 

https://johnnytenspeed.tumblr.com/



#2 save2600 ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 11:45 AM

"Remember growing up with an Atari 2600 and being jealous of all your Odyssey2 friends who got to play UFO! while you were stuck playing Asteroids"?

 

"Wait, I got that backwards. Anyway, UFO! has been ported to the 2600. Download it and relive the childhood of that kid you made fun of in third grade because his parents bought him an Odyssey2".

 

 

:rolling:

 

 

Fun site! Wasn't familiar with Tumblr but looks to be a cross between Twitter and MySpace. Will have to check it out from time to time! 



#3 Inky OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:16 AM

Oh damn, your tumblr is great.



#4 Neuronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:37 PM

I was that kid with the Odyssey 2 UFO game! It needed to be done for the Atari!  So I decided to do it myself! :)  

 

A cart version is coming soon: http://www.2600conne...atures_ufo.html

 

 

Now I can play it on both systems!  I'm thinking about Atari versions of Pick Axe Pete or Killer Bees next!



#5 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:07 AM

Pick Axe Pete!
Do it! Do it! Do it!

#6 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:16 AM

looks awesome

#7 Neuronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:32 PM

I just did it ... 

 

http://atariage.com/...ari-2600-style/

 

:)



#8 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:06 PM

I just did it ... 
 
http://atariage.com/...ari-2600-style/
 
:)


HOLY CARP!!!

I'm away from my Atari things but can't wait to try this. Will I care that Hank can't duck like Pete could?

SO AWESOME to see my faves in this new format.

I'll bet you could do Freedom Fighters without breaking a sweat.

#9 Neuronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:33 PM

HOLY CARP!!!

I'm away from my Atari things but can't wait to try this. Will I care that Hank can't duck like Pete could?

SO AWESOME to see my faves in this new format.

I'll bet you could do Freedom Fighters without breaking a sweat.

Hope you enjoy it.  I just fixed a bug with the pick. Make sure you download the latest version 20170412. :)  Also let me know if you uncover any bugs while playing it.

 

http://atariage.com/...ari-2600-style/

 

:)



#10 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:18 PM

A cart version is coming soon: http://www.2600conne...atures_ufo.html

 

Looking forward to that! (and to trying Handy Pick Hank)



#11 MrMaddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:11 PM

I was that kid with the Odyssey 2 UFO game! It needed to be done for the Atari!  So I decided to do it myself! :)

 

A cart version is coming soon: http://www.2600conne...atures_ufo.html

 

 

Now I can play it on both systems!  I'm thinking about Atari versions of Pick Axe Pete or Killer Bees next!

 

I'd love to see a port of Freedom Fighters for the 2600.  I was friends with a girl who had an Odyssey 2 and that was the best game she had for it.  Didn't even knew you had to use a different joystick for "hyperspace" which made it play like Defender. :)



#12 Neuronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:28 PM

 

I'd love to see a port of Freedom Fighters for the 2600.  I was friends with a girl who had an Odyssey 2 and that was the best game she had for it.  Didn't even knew you had to use a different joystick for "hyperspace" which made it play like Defender. :)

Hmmm... I also liked that game!  I'll add it to my list of candidates for an Atari2600 port!

 

:)



#13 Neuronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:06 PM

Updated Hand Pick Hank to version 20170415.  I'm not planning additional changes unless a game breaking bug is found.



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 1:51 PM

Excellent!!!




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