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My first FINISHED Atari 2600 game (Meteor Shower)

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:18 PM

I actually finished an Atari 2600 game.

It's a pretty simple game, you have to shoot the meteors and prevent them from passing you, also there are falling rocks that you can shoot for more points but they are optional.

It also fits in 2K!


Meteors - 100 points


Rocks - 250 points


8 lives to start, 1 new life every 16 meteors shot


I made 2 versions, a Paddle version and a Joystick version.


Flaws- Lives are not shown and meteors get fast a bit too quick.


Both game versions will be attached below.


The paddle version has 2 bytes of free space while the joystick version has 40!


EDIT(made some small changes and fixed an invincibility bug, new versions will be attached separately for comparision)

EDIT Replaced version 1.0 with version 2.3


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Edited by VGAGuy, Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:14 PM.

#2 Arenafoot OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:34 PM

good game play - alot like M Network's Astroblast


Can v2.2 be sped up just a little and/or v1.0 slowed down, although I like the bigger "rocks" in v2.2?



    Space Invader

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Posted Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:15 PM

Updated original post with version 2.3

Version 2.3 is slightly faster with some very minor sound differences.

Oh and yes the yellow glowing things are supposed to be rocks, I just resized the ball to make it a bigger square.

Edited by VGAGuy, Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:16 PM.

#4 MissCommand OFFLINE  


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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:02 PM

Is it just me, or is the paddle version working for everyone? I changed Stella's controller profile to Paddle and restarted, but nothing.


I also brought up Kaboom for testing, and all appears okay for the paddle controllers.

#5 Bmac60506 OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:35 PM

very cool it i am working one almost identical except its a tie fighter coming at you

#6 Jinroh OFFLINE  



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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:25 AM

Just played for a bit.


Fun game! :D


Reminds me of a game I made in textmode DOS back in the day.


Congrats on your first complete game. ^^

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