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#1 SS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:54 PM

I'm trying to make a MaxFlash or Mega cart containing all of the A8 Space Invaders variations and clones.  So far I have :

 

Apple Invaders

Atari Invaders 

Deluxe Invaders

Deluxe Invaders SFX hack

Quick Invaders

Space Binvaders

Space Invaders (Atari official)

Space Invaders 5200

 

Can anyone think of any others that I am missing?  Thanks.



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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:00 PM

Variations? How about stuff like Gorf, Galaxian, Megamania come to mind. Lots of other shoot from the bottom of the screen type games...
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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:13 PM

Last night I was just playing a variation of Galaga or Moon Cresta or something along those lines called HyperBlast! and it's pretty damn good! (at least with my rapid fire, i'm too old to be button mashing anymore) The description puts it in the Space invaders genre. I love the warp between levels and the colorful and detailed ship and enemies, and it's FAST.

 

 By the English software company: http://www.atarimani...blast_2540.html


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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:17 PM

Good ideas but I've already made a "Gorf/Galaxian/Galaxian-clone" cart. This time I'm trying to focus just on "Space Invaders" type games. Granted, "Quick Invaders" *is* a bit of a stretch...


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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:20 PM

Did XXL do a port? Or is that what Apple Invaders is? Or maybe and emulation like Asteroids arcade emulator?



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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:23 PM

Did XXL do a port? Or is that what Apple Invaders is? Or maybe and emulation like Asteroids arcade emulator?

 

Yes.  It looks like "Apple Invaders" is an Apple ][ port by XXL.

 

http://www.atarimani...ders_25100.html



#7 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:33 PM

Well there is sperm invaders. And the two versions of 8-bit space invaders - the one with and the one without the rocketship on the left side of the screen. Each has a different set of invaders/sprites.



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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:37 PM

More invaders: http://www.atarimani...4.115._8_G.html



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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:18 PM

Wow so many missing on Atarimania... listed but no dump/copy/image....



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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:42 PM

Wow so many missing on Atarimania... listed but no dump/copy/image....

 

Some of them can be found at Fandal's: Invaders



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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:46 PM

 

Some of them can be found at Fandal's: Invaders

 

I found a few on atarionline.pl too.



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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:56 PM

Sure wish someone would port 2600 invaders...   :grin:


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Posted Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:45 PM

Do you want hacks too? A8 Space Invaders on cassette was my first crack and hack:
http://atariage.com/...k/#entry1513260

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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 5:35 AM

The Roklan invader game?

 

Or is that listed already..

 

By the way OP, when you do make this car file, any chance of posting it along with any others please?


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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 5:41 AM

I think we can assume Deluxe Invaders is Roklan... ;)



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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 6:27 AM

Note Xuel's Deluxe Invaders hack has a nice added feature where you can use manual firing (press A to toggle) this makes play more involved.

 

Apple Invaders would easily be the best version if the code could be tweaked to slow it down a bit when there is only 1 invader left :twisted:



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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 7:25 AM

Thanks Doc, forgot Deluxe was the Roklan one.....Old head...

 

And yes, the Apple one is amazing playable, really nice port over, screams shoot em up construction set but actually is a really nice game..

 

As for Atari's awful version, I don't know the back story but surely a license from Taito for a real version could have been had...



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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 11:42 AM

By the way OP, when you do make this car file, any chance of posting it along with any others please?

 

I ended up making two AtariMax cart files, a 1MB and an 8MB.    

 

A8 Invaders (AtariMax 1MB)

Apple Invaders

ATARI Invaders

Deluxe Invaders

Deluxe Invaders (Sound FX HACK 1)

Deluxe Invaders (Sound FX HACK 2)

Space Binvaders

Space Invaders (Atari official)

Space Invaders 5200

 

A8 Invaders +PLUS+ (AtariMax 8MB)

Another Boring Space Invader Game

Apple Invaders

ATARI Invaders

Commodore - Invaders!!!

Deluxe Invaders

Deluxe Invaders (Sound FX HACK 1)

Deluxe Invaders (Sound FX HACK 2)

Invaders (2 Bit Software)

Invaders (Bonus Software)

Invaders (Stephen Lakey)

Quick Invaders

Space Binvaders

Space Invaders (Atari official)

Space Invaders 5200

Word Invaders

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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 12:19 PM

Thank you, may I ask for the Galaxian one you made as well :)



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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 1:56 PM

Thank you, may I ask for the Galaxian one you made as well :)

 

Here it is.  It's not nearly as interesting though.  Maybe I should think about redoing it with some Moon Cresta/Megamania type games added like Gunstar suggested.  

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Edited by SS, Mon Jan 1, 2018 2:00 PM.


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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 3:07 PM

Have a look at Invaders (10Liner by Vitoco) and Minimalinvasiv (10Liner by Flo). Amazing stuff in only 10 lines of BASIC...

 

http://gkanold.wixsi...games-list-2017

http://gkanold.wixsi.../03/26/Invaders



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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 3:10 PM

And there's always Sneakers as well.

 



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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 3:33 PM

There was this, done in Mad Pascal, too: Invaders



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Posted Mon Jan 1, 2018 7:20 PM

Maybe I should think about redoing it with some Moon Cresta/Megamania type games added like Gunstar suggested.  

 

If you go that route, there are some good ones, like Bandits and Wavy Navy...


Edited by MrFish, Mon Jan 1, 2018 7:21 PM.

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Posted Tue Jan 2, 2018 6:25 AM

 

If you go that route, there are some good ones, like Bandits and Wavy Navy...

Bandit's is really good as is A.E.

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