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Portland Retro Gaming Expo 10% Off Sale in AtariAge Store!

Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:43 AM

AtariAge is once again attending the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, taking place October 19-21 at the Oregon Convention Center. AtariAge will have a large booth at the show where we'll be releasing several new games for the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and Jaguar. We'll also have demos of many homebrew games currently in development. If you're in Portland and enjoy video games, you don't want to miss this show!

 

To help celebrate the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, we've launched a sale in the AtariAge Store! Through Friday, October 19th, we've taken 10% off all 26005200 and 7800 games! A minimum purchase is $50 is required to receive this discount, which you'll see reflected in your total when you view your shopping cart. AtariAge Forum Subscribers will see a 5% discount on top of their existing 5% discount for these categories. We don't offer sales very often, so this is a great opportunity to pick up some new homebrew games you've been eyeing!

 

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Orders placed between now and the end of October will not ship until early in November! You will receive an email from the store once your order has been shipped. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Testers needed for Mr. Do!

Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:27 PM

I'd like to get a few testers for our upcoming release of Mr. Do! for the Atari 5200.  This is a conversion from the Atari 8-bit computer by Wrathchild, and it'll be our first 5200 game that uses a bankswitched board.  I'm looking for people who are familiar with the arcade version of Mr. Do! and have the time to thoroughly play the game to verify there are no issues.  

 

We plan on having copies of the game available at the upcoming Portland Retro Gaming Expo, and then in the AtariAge Store in mid-November.  We'll be selling the game initially with a professionally printed box, manual and label.  Here's a picture of the cart: 

 

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In the interest of time, I'm looking for people in the US, since it can take 1-2 weeks to send a package outside the US.  

 

Send me a PM if you'd like to help. 

 

I have all the testers I need, thanks everyone who sent me a message offering to help.  :) 

 

Thanks, 

 

 ..Al


Game Demos at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:56 AM

We'll have demos of games for several different systems running in our booth at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.  This thread will highlight some of those games!

 


Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy Arrive on the Jaguar!

Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:17 PM

AtariAge is proud to announce that Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy are coming to the Atari Jaguar! Both of these chart-topping classic games are now available to pre-order in the AtariAge Store. Each game includes a high-quality, professionally printed box, manual and label, and each is being released in limited quantities (300 copies for Defender of the Crown and 250 for Treasure Island Dizzy).

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Defender of the Crown 

IT IS A TIME OF LEGENDS. A time for heroes. A time of bitter strife, when great men rise above their peers to perform great deeds. A chapter of history is in the making. 

Your liege the king is dead, the throne vacant. Britain enters a season of destruction, a winter of killing that can end only when the last brave Saxon knight lies dead or the castles of the Normans lie in heaps of rubble, emptied of the foul oppressors that have enslaved your people. It is a time when foreign invaders shall learn truths administered by the shining blades of Saxon swords. It is a time when heroes are made, and legends are born. 

Defender of the Crown was Cinemaware's first game, making its debut on the Commodore Amiga back in 1986. A strategy computer game designed by Kellyn Beck, it raised the bar for computer graphics in home computer games. Defender of the Crown would be ported to many computer systems and game consoles over time and has now been realized on the Atari Jaguar. 
 


Treasure Island Dizzy 

Dizzy was looking forward to his round-the-world cruise. When he told the other Yolkfolk about the good deal he found, they wondered just what lay ahead of him. Dizzy enjoyed the cruise at first. The captain, Long John Silver, was a lovely old bloke with a kindly manner, good at insulting and degrading the fare paying punters. He was well-balanced -- he had a parrot on one shoulder and a chip on the other. 

Dizzy thought he would organize a game of cricket on the aft deck. In a fit of blinding stupidity, he used LJ's spare leg collection as makeshift stumps, and when they ere lost overboard he was made to walk the plank! That was how he came to find himself gently poaching on the silent, sun-kissed beach of a seemingly deserted island... 

He had to somehow find a way back to the Yolkfolk and lodge his compensation claim with the travel agent... 

Dizzy and The Yolkfolk are characters created by the Oliver Twins, and these characters would appear in many games during the 8 and 16-bit eras. Most of their appearances were in multi-screen platform adventure puzzle games, however, they also appeared in some great arcade games as the title characters. 

Slowly, over the course of the series, we learn more about this odd little family and help them out of the tricky situations they find themselves in by visiting the many varied locations of their magical world. 
 



You can learn more about Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy by visiting the AtariAge Store.


Sheep It Up!

Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:54 AM

Sheep It Up!

Atari 2600

by Dr. Ludos 

 

Sheep It Up! is an arcade game where a sheep has to climb up by hanging himself to flying velcro straps. Sheep It Up! will make its debut at the upcoming Portland Retro Gaming Expo next month!
 
Press the button to jump! While in air, you can use left/right to move the sheep. Jump on the velcro straps (i.e the flying black bars) to move higher and higher. The concept is simple, but the game rapidly gets quite challenging: how high can you climb without falling down?
 
Sheep It Up! started jumping up on the Game Boy in 2017. Six months later, the creator of the original Game Boy game, Dr. Ludos, started to remake it for the Atari 2600. So now, you can challenge yourself to make a Sheep climb up in the sky with beautiful colors!
 
The current high score is 28 - can you beat this score during your time at PRGE?
 
 
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