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#1 ZeroPage Homebrew OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:52 PM

Does anybody know of any Halloween themed Atari 2600 homebrew games? I know there are TONS of hacks out there but the only original Halloween themed games I could find are:

I'm asking as I'll be doing a ZeroPage Homebrew show on October 31st and wanted to fill it with great Halloween homebrew.

 

If you don't know of any others besides those three, please feel free to recommend your favourite Halloween Atari 2600 hacks!

 

EDIT: Added!


Edited by cimmerian, Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:29 PM.


#2 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:57 PM

I improved upon Happy Halloween with the Video Jack-O-Lantern:

http://atariage.com/...jack-o-lantern/

but it's not really a game because it's just a fancy screen.



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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:52 PM

That's great, thanks atari2600land, I didn't even think about Halloween demo type programs. I'll incorporate this into the show. :-)

 

I improved upon Happy Halloween with the Video Jack-O-Lantern:

http://atariage.com/...jack-o-lantern/

but it's not really a game because it's just a fancy screen.



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Posted Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 PM

Happy Halloween is a demo, too.



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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:43 AM

Happy Halloween is a demo, too.

I wouldn't consider "Happy Halloween" a "demo" as it is an actual "playable" game. The Video Jack-O-Lantern is a demo since its just a title screen.

 

Chris - would you be going back to it to finish? Last post on 8/23/07, stated that a new bin was coming the next day............. http://atariage.com/...-wip/?p=1357397



#6 Shawn OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:08 AM

A bunch of us did a Happy Halloween demo for the 7800 years ago if that is of any interest to you?



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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:40 AM

Does anybody know of any Halloween themed Atari 2600 homebrew games? I know there are TONS of hacks out there but the only original Halloween themed games I could find are:

  • Happy Halloween (WIP)
  • Candy Catcher
  • Tyre Trax: Level 4 (WIP)
  • Video Jack-O-Lantern (Demo)

I'm asking as I'll be doing a ZeroPage Homebrew show on October 31st and wanted to fill it with great Halloween homebrew.

 

If you don't know of any others besides those three, please feel free to recommend your favourite Halloween Atari 2600 hacks!

 

Unfortunately it seems there aren't any more Halloween homebrews than those i suggested to you a while ago. I was hoping there might be a few more i have overlooked.

 

You could also add Skeleton+ which is at least somewhat spooky and maybe a few hacks like:

 

Hell-o-ween 

Halloween III

Halloween 4

Pumpkinhead

 

We really need more Halloween themed homebrews for the 2600. :D 



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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:54 AM

Haunted Adventure Trilogy:

http://atariage.com/...enture-trilogy/



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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:49 PM

You could also add Skeleton+ which is at least somewhat spooky


I hadn't played "Skeleton+" for a few years until recently. I had almost forgotten what a really excellent game it is and quite a programming feat at only 4K.

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Posted Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:17 PM

Wow! I didn't know I made that. Unfortunately, I don't have the BAS code, it is long gone on some dead computer laying in a junkyard somewhere.



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Posted Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:15 AM

Wow! I didn't know I made that. Unfortunately, I don't have the BAS code, it is long gone on some dead computer laying in a junkyard somewhere.

 

Fortunately there are a few .bas files posted in your thread. The latest one is from August 13th 2007:

 

http://atariage.com/...-3#entry1350895

 

It's a good concept, with a few more levels and a bit of polish it could be made into a fun to play game. Just sayin'.  ;) 



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Posted Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:11 AM

If "spooky" counts instead of just specifically Halloween-themed, I think Castle of Doom fits the bill, too.



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Posted Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:35 AM

Its kind of a stretch, but here are a couple with Halloween elements: Bentley Bears Crystal Quest has skeletons and a witch. Carrot Kingdom has ghosts, killer carrots and dark caverns.

Well have to get the ColecoVision folks to port Jeepers Creepers, Zombie Near and Zombie Incident.

#14 ZeroPage Homebrew OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:14 AM

I'm just concentrating on the 2600 for now on the show. I'll be expanding out to homebrews on other platforms later on as I get my systems modded for RGB output, Intellivision will probably be next as I just got the RGB kit in the mail the other day.

 

A bunch of us did a Happy Halloween demo for the 7800 years ago if that is of any interest to you?



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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:24 AM

I've got a really old game called "Nitebear on Sleepystreet" that Neotokeo2001 got signed by Freddy Krueger Robert Englund :)

 

http://atariage.com/...n-sleepystreet/

 



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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:41 AM

Skeleton+ works for sure, I've added it to the list of Halloween Homebrew!

 

 

Unfortunately it seems there aren't any more Halloween homebrews than those i suggested to you a while ago. I was hoping there might be a few more i have overlooked.

 

You could also add Skeleton+ which is at least somewhat spooky and maybe a few hacks like:

 

Hell-o-ween 

Halloween III

Halloween 4

Pumpkinhead

 

We really need more Halloween themed homebrews for the 2600. icon_mrgreen.gif

 

Castle of Doom is definitely right on target for Halloween, I think I will have to branch out to 'spooky' to fill up the list. I've now added it. :-)

 

If "spooky" counts instead of just specifically Halloween-themed, I think Castle of Doom fits the bill, too.



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Posted Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:06 PM

Freddy's Fear Factory -

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Elvira -

Elvira 2018 test_1.png

Elvira 2018_6.png

Elvira 2018_7.png

 

Phantasm -

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Army of Darkness -

Army of Darkness.bin_1.png

Evil Dead Neo.bin_2.png

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:59 AM

Freddy's Fear Factory -

 

Elvira -

 

Phantasm -

 

Army of Darkness -

Scott, will you be releasing any of those ROMs? I have them all listed as "not released".



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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:37 AM

Texas chainsaw massacre.

#20 ZeroPage Homebrew OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:32 PM

Thanks grafixbmp, that would be perfect but it needs to be a homebrew game for the show as we only play homebrew. Looks like Texas Chainsaw Massacre came out in 1982/83 during the production run of the console and unfortunately can't be counted as homebrew.

 

Texas chainsaw massacre.



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Posted Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:13 AM

Just added 'Elvira Mistress of the Dark' to the list!

 

Thank you to Scott Dayton / neotokeo2001 who is sending me a cartridge copy of his homebrew hack of Chris Read's "Asses of Fire" game!! :-)

 

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Edited by cimmerian, Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:42 AM.


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Posted Tue Oct 2, 2018 12:34 PM

Ask and receive !

 

 

 

http://atariage.com/...halloween-hack/



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Posted Sun Oct 7, 2018 3:21 PM

Awesome! Thanks so much easmith, I've added it to the list of games to play on the Halloween special on October 31!

 

 







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