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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:34 AM

Chris Spry and AtariAge are happy to make available the final version of the Zippy the Porcupine binaries.  You are free to use these binaries to enjoy the game via emulation, or by using flash carts such as the Harmony Cartridge.  Building and selling physical copies of Zippy the Porcupine without permission is not permitted.  
 
If you enjoy Zippy the Porcupine and wish to play the game on a real Atari 2600 (or compatible) system, you can help support the homebrew community by purchasing a copy of Zippy the Porcupine in physical form from the AtariAge Store: 
 
 
Watch for additional games from Chris Spry and AtariAge!  We should have an updated demo of Chris' upcoming Robot Zed at the upcoming Portland Retro Gaming Expo.  
 
Enjoy!
 
 ..Al

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#2 SoliSempre OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:40 AM

thank you guys. ^_^  I look forward to seeing Robot Zed in action.


Edited by SoliSempre, Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:48 AM.


#3 nanochess ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:08 AM

Thanks! :)



#4 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:58 PM

Nice!



#5 Special Teams OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:19 PM

Thanks!  Bought the game at PRGE from you Al a couple of years back, but appreciate being able to play on my Harmony!



#6 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:36 PM

Thanks, its good to have this for my Harmony Encore.  I purchased a physical copy of this soon after it was released in the atariage store and it was worth the purchase price and more.  I really look forward to Robot Zed. Keep it up Chris! 



#7 up2knowgood OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:38 PM

Thank you!  Its through the work and know how of people like you that keep the 2600 going.  Even now, 40 years after its release!  I wait for Robot Zed with eager anticipation! :D



#8 DrVenkman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:31 PM

Fantastic! Thanks to the author and AtariAge! :)



#9 RamrodHare OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:00 PM

A Big Thank You from me too! :thumbsup:

It's an awesome game and I'm excited to have it on my Harmony Encore.



#10 fiddlepaddle OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:07 PM

Thank you. Not a complaint, just feedback: neither version works on my flashback portable.

#11 AtariBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:11 PM

Has anyone beaten this game ?



#12 Protestari OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:21 PM

Own the original my friend but thanks for the ROM. My Harmony Cart thanks You :)

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#13 Dan Iacovelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:36 PM

enjoyed playtesting this game even though I had to do it on stella for while.
will update my harmony encore with this addition.
will buy cart down the road as well



#14 Sprybug OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:08 PM

Thank you. Not a complaint, just feedback: neither version works on my flashback portable.

 

I'm not surprised.  I have a modified Flashback 2 that takes actual physical cartridges, and not even Princess Rescue works on that.



#15 Sprybug OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:10 PM

Has anyone beaten this game ?

Yes.

The big challenge is getting all 5 gems and beating all 16 levels.

It unlocks an Easter Egg.



#16 Arenafoot OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:05 AM

Unfortunately, this version does NOT work on the AFP. The demo version works, but this one will not load on the portable. What happened? 



#17 MemberAtarian OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:23 AM

I tried a lot of homebrews, but Zippy beats them all. :) My second favorite game on the VCS (after Secret Quest).



#18 Gemintronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:44 AM

I've been participating in a streaming channels retro let's play section. I should give this a go :)

#19 stephena OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:22 PM

@sprybug, I'd like to get this added to the ROM properties database in Stella. Please provide the following info:

 

Cartridge.Manufacturer

Cartridge.ModelNo

Cartridge.Name

Cartridge.Note



#20 Neuronic OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:59 PM

Wow! That's one BIG ROM!!!  Nice job!



#21 MadZiontist OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:07 PM

I remember on release day of the game I wasn't able to procure a CIB. So sad lol. Over the last number of years I would regularly check the store to see if the box option was available. It never was when I looked, until recently. I ordered 2 CIBs.

 

Today I walked with my daughter up to the mailbox and was naturally geeked to see the AA box in there. I explained a bit what it was. She's 12. She knows Sonic. She knows what an Atari 2600 is. But not really what Zippy is all about. I explained the best I could. But she was most interested in messing around with the styrofoam "peanuts". She was still excited about the game, and I was pretty sure there would be a ROM code download in there. Nope. Arghh!!! No Zippy.

 

I have a 6-switcher, but I don't have a CRT anymore (I'm feeling sorta regretful for getting rid of my Sony KD-34XBR960 lol), or a Framemeister. I don't roll with the VCS on the plasma. I really HATE it when there's no ROM available!! I buy the carts as collectibles pretty much. Anyways, so I log onto here to check the Zippy threads to find out what's up with the ROMs, Pretty strange coincidence (or whatever) that the ROMs were just posted up!

 

Thanks Al and Chris. It took awhile but you did it! icon_smile.gificon_thumbsup.gif



#22 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:14 AM

Has anyone beaten this game ?

I made it to an Eggman boss once and died instantly. I also uncovered a gem once or twice. The fact the game randomly starts you on different stages adds replay value thoguh. Beating this game would be doable with savestates I think.



#23 CPUWIZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:22 AM

How many copies from our favorite ebay seller are up yet?  Or did he start selling that ages ago?



#24 Sapicco OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:18 PM

When I bought my Zippy, there was no box option. Is there a way I can buy just a box? I'll buy a couple more items too if I can get this box.

Edited by Sapicco, Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:19 PM.


#25 MadZiontist OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:32 PM

When I bought my Zippy, there was no box option. Is there a way I can buy just a box? I'll buy a couple more items too if I can get this box.

 

Sending a PM to Al would probably be the best way to handle it. Hopefully he'll be able to hook it up for you.






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