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Good examples of Atari 5200 Pixel art? Best looking games?

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#1 R_Leo_1 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:59 PM

I'm interested in doing some pixel art based on the specs of the 5200, and I wanted to see some examples of the best looking games for the system (Homebrews included lol). Any suggestions? :)



#2 AverageSoftware OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:56 PM

The first thing I always think of for great Atari 5200 graphics is the skull-and-crossbones death screen from Countermeasure.  I'm sure you can find it somewhere.  That was some really cool stuff for the time.

 

You're more likely to find great art examples on the Atari 8-bit computer forums.  They use the same graphics hardware, but the scene is just a lot more active and there are probably some demo-sceners over there.

 

As for homebrews, don't even bother looking at my two efforts, Ratcatcher and RealSports Curling.  My current project should have some pretty cool stuff if all goes according to plan.



#3 R_Leo_1 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:39 PM

The first thing I always think of for great Atari 5200 graphics is the skull-and-crossbones death screen from Countermeasure.  I'm sure you can find it somewhere.  That was some really cool stuff for the time.

 

You're more likely to find great art examples on the Atari 8-bit computer forums.  They use the same graphics hardware, but the scene is just a lot more active and there are probably some demo-sceners over there.

 

As for homebrews, don't even bother looking at my two efforts, Ratcatcher and RealSports Curling.  My current project should have some pretty cool stuff if all goes according to plan.

 

I looked at the countermeasure death screen, and I absolutely love the dissolve effect, and the music as well! I'll try asking around on the 8-bit forum, and I'll look at your homebrews, because I always find that kind of stuff very interesting; I myself hope to one day get enough coding knowledge to make a home brew on at least one of the Atari systems. So definitely keep me posted on your current project, I'd love to hear more about it, Thanks! :)







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