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#1 kdgarris OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:35 PM

The venerable pack-in cartridge Combat generally doesn't get much love, but it was actually pretty decent - many different games in one with a lot of variations (invisible tanks with ricocheting bullets!).

 

Anyway, I was wondering if Combat had any sequels, interesting hacks, or homebrew variants out here, perhaps under a different name?  It seems like a Combat reboot could potentially be fun.



#2 SpiceWare ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:07 PM

A sequel was under development:

http://www.atariprot...at2/combat2.htm

 

ROM's here:

http://atariage.com/...areLabelID=1137



#3 kdgarris OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:13 AM

Thanks!  This is interesting, although I'm surprised that there isn't combat-themed homebrew out there that's more true to the spirit of the original game.  Perhaps there's not much interest in such a game, though.  :-)



#4 accousticguitar OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:01 AM

The Combat disassembly is well commented so there are a lot of hacks out there (including Dogfight which is in my signature). Here are a couple links.

 

 

http://atariage.com/...twareHackID=185

 

http://atariage.com/...-25-variations/



#5 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:13 PM

There's also Combat 1990, for the 7800



#6 RamrodHare OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:32 PM

I always loved Combat. My problem was finding someone to play it with, come to think of it, that's still my problem. :(  What I always wanted was a one player version. I found a rom a while back that had the beginnings of an AI opponent, but it was unfinished. I'd love to see someone finish it and make a fully functioning version, since there are a lot of us who don't have access to a second player all the time.  






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