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#26 Nathan Strum ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:02 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!

 

 

It may not be a sequel canonically, but we made it into a sequel. ;)



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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:33 AM

For me, Super Cobra is Scramble on heavy steroids. :)



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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:14 PM

For me, Super Cobra is Scramble on heavy steroids. :)

Scramble was very much already steroid infused, so Super Cobra shpuld be, well, Super! And props for Atari using "super" before Nintendo took the ball and ran with it, for an entire generation no less! :grin:

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:31 PM

Scramble was very much already steroid infused, so Super Cobra shpuld be, well, Super! And props for Atari using "super" before Nintendo took the ball and ran with it, for an entire generation no less! :grin:

 
Super Cobra is a Konami game, not Atari.



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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:19 AM

That is some sweet box artwork for all three games!



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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:23 PM

Super Cobra is a Konami game, not Atari.

Yes, and in a Parker Bros shell for the original release.

IIRC DK, DK Jr, and Mario Bros were all three Nintendo Arcade IPs but Donkey Kong was put out by Coleco (white shells) whereas Atari made Mario Bros in house.

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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:56 PM

Yes, and in a Parker Bros shell for the original release.

IIRC DK, DK Jr, and Mario Bros were all three Nintendo Arcade IPs but Donkey Kong was put out by Coleco (white shells) whereas Atari made Mario Bros in house.

 

Popeye was a Nintendo arcade game, but Parker Bros. released the 2600 version. Best guess is that Parker Bros. got the rights from King Features Syndicate, who own Popeye. Konami eventually put some of their own games out under their own label, too. Rights were bought and sold all over the place.

 

The weirdest one is that Atari made the arcade game for Star Wars, but since Parker Bros. had gotten the rights to publish the home video games for Star Wars, they put out the 2600 version of it. :roll:


Edited by Nathan Strum, Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:57 PM.


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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:49 PM

Albert, is there other 2600 titles being released?

 

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. 



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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:50 PM

Albert, is there other 2600 titles being released?

 

There isn't enough?  :D 

 

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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:59 PM

There isn't enough?  :D 
 
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Never enough!

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:03 AM

How does Super Cobra Arcade compare to Parker Bros Super Cobra?

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:02 AM

Any upcoming 7800 games?

Albert, is there other 2600 titles being released?

Also whatever happened to the Stacks? I was reminded of this fact when I saw a new movie trailer for Ready Player One when I went to see Blade Runner 2049. Unrelated, but I've got to go see the first movie now in order to understand what I watched. And Harrison Ford is old as dirt now, LOL!

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:03 AM

Any upcoming 7800 games?

 

Yes.  Froggie, Serpentine, Death Merchant. 



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:08 AM

 

There isn't enough?  :D

 

 ..Al

 

lol.

 

Looks like quite a nice selection of new games.

 

I really need to go to one of these shows.

 

I often wonder how many members here go to these shows.

 

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:13 AM

Yes.  Froggie, Serpentine, Death Merchant.

Pokey version of Froggie available? :grin:

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:15 AM

Pokey version of Froggie available? :grin:

 

As an option for those who want to send in a POKEY or Ballblazer.

 

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:33 AM

As an option for those who want to send in a POKEY or Ballblazer.
 
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Bummer. Really wish they weren't so rare now. :(

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:35 AM

Bummer. Really wish they weren't so rare now. :(

 

Me, too!!  Hopefully that's something we can solve relatively soon. 

 

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:52 AM

I guess all the POKEY went on Crystal Castles?



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:53 AM

I guess all the POKEY went on Crystal Castles?

 

And Super Circus AtariAge. 

 

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:38 AM

How does Super Cobra Arcade compare to Parker Bros Super Cobra?


If I have some time later today, I'll post some video.

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:53 AM

When these games show up in the store, they'll be available without boxes as well, right?



#48 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:55 AM

When these games show up in the store, they'll be available without boxes as well, right?

 

Not immediately.



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:45 PM

Has anyone ever thought of flashing "custom" cartridges on-site? Like when you buy a game, there is a spot on the title/attract screen for your name or a personal message.

 

The game would have to have a spot of memory available, the name/message entered into the source, and compiled on-site. Like this. You walk up to the vendor, and they ask if you would like your name or a custom message flashed. If so, they enter it into the source right there, compile it, and flash it. $20 bucks extra! OR free..



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:37 PM

Posters to be included with Draconian and Super Cobra Arcade.  As well as one of the 30 stations we're including with the first 30 people to buy Draconian. 
 
2600_Posters.jpg
 
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