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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:55 AM

AtariAge will introduce several new homebrew games at the upcoming Portland Retro Gaming Expo, taking place October 20-22! For the Atari 2600, we will be selling three new titles: Super Cobra Arcade, Space Cactus Canyon, and Draconian. Each game features a high-quality, professionally printed box, manual and cartridge label. Draconian and Super Cobra Arcade also include 10" x 14" posters featuring the beautiful box artwork created by Nathan Strum. The first 30 who purchase Draconian at the show will also receive a 3D printed model of the space stations that appear in the game!

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You can learn more about each of these exciting new games below: 

Super Cobra Arcade

Super Cobra Arcade is a sequel to the classic arcade game Scramble in which the player must navigate their helicopter across a side-scrolling terrain through eleven unique stages. Each stage has its own challenges and obstacles, including tanks, targets, rockets, guided missiles, falling mines, fuel tanks, flying saucers and meteors. The player must avoid or destroy these hazards while maintaining the ship's limited fuel supply. The objective is to reach the end stage, invade the enemy's base and carry away the booty while trying to earn a high score. 

Super Cobra Arcade was crafted by John W. Champeau of Champ Games, whose previous Atari 2600 endeavors include Conquest of Mars, Lady Bug, and Scramble. 

Space Cactus Canyon

The year is 2543. You are the last cactus on earth. 

You live in the scorching deserts of the Rocky Mountains in what used to be Alberta, Canada. The heat is nearly unbearable and wildfires are common. The rest of your fellow cacti have moved to a more temperate climate ... on Mars. They have sent a final spaceship to transport you there. Reaching it won't be easy. Water has become Earth's most precious resource, and although you are a cactus, you need every drop. You'll collect the water as you move through the canyons on your way to rendezvous with your rocket. Every so often, you'll even find a bucket of water, and you'll be able to rest for the night. But watch out for the humans! The few that remain after World War XII think they need the water even more than you. And they'll do anything to protect it. 

Draconian

As pilot of the Space Fighter Draconian, your mission is to destroy enemy space stations – sector by sector – until they’re all wiped out! Your task won’t be easy - the enemy stations will relentlessly attack you with aggressive missiles and a barrage of defensive fire. Formations of missiles will gang up and hunt you down. But if you take out the lead missile, the others will scatter! If you see one of the enemy’s Spy Ships you need to destroy it immediately! If it escapes, it will report your position, and then...the enemy will throw everything it has at you. Can you survive long enough to move onto the next sector? Good luck! The galaxy is counting on you! 

Draconian has all of the excitement you’d find in a classic arcade game! Featuring digitized voices, a radar scanner, enemy formation display, over 48 unique sectors, and much, much more! Draconian was created by Darrell Spice, Jr., whose previous works include Medieval Mayhem, Space Rocks, and Stay Frosty 2. The first 30 who purchase Draconian at the show will receive a 3D printed Draconian space station, courtesy of AtariAge member Tarzilla. 

If you're not able to make it to the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, we'll be adding these games to the AtariAge Store for everyone in November. Watch for another announcement soon for another batch of games to debut at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo!
 

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Video showing the construction of an enemy Draconian space station (thanks Tarzilla!) 

 



#2 hizzy ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:03 PM

Wow!!! Can't wait to see them in-store! :)



#3 FroggoGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:13 PM

I'll be fortunate enough to get one in person. But which one? Hm....



#4 bcprs1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:23 PM

My wallet is going to take a beating with all these new games coming out.



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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:24 PM

Can't wait to pick up Draconian in person.  May need to bring a bigger wallet.



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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:01 PM

HOLY MOLEY!!!  TAKE MY MONEY ALREADY!!! :)



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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:10 PM

I'll be fortunate enough to get one in person. But which one? Hm....


How can one go to PRGE and purchase only one?

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:38 PM

Any word on when these will hit the AA store?

 

EDIT - Nevermind, I need to fully read the first post before commenting.  :dunce:



#9 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:39 PM



Any word on when these will hit the AA store?

End of November. 

 

They will also be available at the Free Play Florida show in November, for anyone who might be attending that.  :) 

 

 ..Al



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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:02 PM

Wow more awesome games for my 2600, the VCS just keeps getting better :)



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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:16 PM

Awesome!  Can't wait to get these at PRGE!  Al, are you going to be at Free Play Florida?



#12 ZylonBane OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:48 PM

Super Cobra Arcade? Wait what? Is there footage of this anywhere?



#13 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:51 PM

Super Cobra Arcade? Wait what? Is there footage of this anywhere?

 

Not yet, but we'll get some footage up of the new games well before they hit the store. 

 

 ..Al



#14 Kosmic Stardust ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:44 PM

End of November. 

 

They will also be available at the Free Play Florida show in November, for anyone who might be attending that.   :)

 

 ..Al

Nnooo!!! I can't wait that long... :_(

 

Seriously though Draconian has me drooling, and possibly Super Cobra as well... :lust:



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:22 AM

can't find any infos about SPACE CACTUS CANYON



#16 Nathan Strum ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:31 AM

can't find any infos about SPACE CACTUS CANYON

 

 

A quick search turned this up: http://atariage.com/...us-canyon-beta/



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:37 AM

 

 

A quick search turned this up: http://atariage.com/...us-canyon-beta/

yes, just found it after posting

shame on me!! 

 

thanks ;)



#18 mewithoutYou52 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 AM

Very excited to see Super Cobra Arcade!



#19 enthusi OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:29 PM

Don't forget to report highscores you may make for Assembloids 2600 right there ;-)



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:30 PM

End of November. 

 

They will also be available at the Free Play Florida show in November, for anyone who might be attending that.   :)

 

 ..Al

AtariAge will have a booth at Free Play Florida????



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:11 PM

Is it me or did Super Cobra Arcade just appear out of no where? Either way YAHOO!



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:32 PM

These really look great and yeah, what a kickass surprise - Super Cobra Arcade, out of left field! :love:

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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:52 PM

Is it me or did Super Cobra Arcade just appear out of no where? Either way YAHOO!

 

It's just you, I've been playing it for a while now  :evil:



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Posted Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:09 PM

 

It's just you, I've been playing it for a while now  icon_evil.gif

Sure, rub it in why don't you! ;)



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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:27 AM

I feel like an idiot. I never realized that Super Cobra was the sequel to Scramble. I always thought they just happened to be two very similar games. I love Scramble on the 2600 and cant wait to play Super Cobra Arcade!




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