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#1 Atari PAC-MAN Fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:51 PM

Hello Everyone!

 

With all the homebrews that have come out in the past few years, I can't help but notice the classic computer game Loderunner has not been ported to any Atari consoles (not counting the Atari 8-bit version). I would like to see someone remake Loderunner for Atari 2600/7800. Would the Atari 2600 be able to handle it?



#2 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:03 PM

Who knows... with todays programming techniques and extra hardware like what's in the Harmony cart, one could probably pull off a decent version. If so, I'd be all about a VCS Loderunner. :love:

#3 ZylonBane OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:50 PM

Sigh...

 

http://atariage.com/...06-lode-runner/



#4 SpiceWare ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:05 PM

Check EricBall's blog, search for entries on "Leprechaun"

#5 SpiceWare ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:59 AM

Looks like the most recent build is in this blog entry.

 

LEPRCHN.png

 

You can run around, use the ropes and ladders, fall to lower levels, collect the gold bricks, dig holes (hold fire then move joystick left or right to pick which side), and die if the enemy touches you.



#6 Atari PAC-MAN Fan OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 PM

Looks like the most recent build is in this blog entry.

 

attachicon.gifLEPRCHN.png

 

You can run around, use the ropes and ladders, fall to lower levels, collect the gold bricks, dig holes (hold fire then move joystick left or right to pick which side), and die if the enemy touches you.

That looks pretty good, but it could be better.  ;)



#7 ZylonBane OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:16 AM

Since the image attachments are gone from the original thread, here's the mockup I did years ago, and the Apple II reference screen.

 

 

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#8 SpiceWare ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:23 AM

That looks pretty good, but it could be better.  ;)

 

Looking forward to seeing what you can do.  If you're not already familiar with coding for the 2600 you can work through my tutorial to get started. It's in a blog, so go to the bottom of the last page to get started.






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