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Boulder Dash Auction on eBay to help Random Terrain

Tue Jan 9, 2018 2:32 PM

Greetings!

 

As some of you are aware, long-time member Random Terrain is seeking help to purchase a new bed so he can once again sleep comfortably.  You can find his thread here: 

 

The GoFundMe Let's Buy RT a Squishy Bed for Christmas Thread

 

The GoFundMe campaign is here: 

 

GoFundMe: Duane's Squishy Adjustable Bed

 

To help Random Terrain reach his goal, we've put up a copy of Boulder Dash for the 2600 up on eBay.  As many of you know, we produced 250 copies of Boulder Dash back in 2012 and over the course of a year they sold out.  Our license agreement with First Star Software was only for 250 copies, so no additional copies have been produced since then.  Andrew Davie has graciously donated his personal copy of the game to be auctioned off for Random Terrain.  

 

Interestingly, this copy of Boulder Dash made the rounds between several AtariAge members in 2016 and early 2017.  Andrew wanted to give more people the opportunity to play the game, so Boulder Dash traveled from Australia (where Andrew lives), back to the United States, up to Canada, back to the United States, and then ultimately returned to its start in Austin, Texas.  Here's the thread regarding the game's travels: 

 

Boulder Dash - Loaner Cart; Reviews and Reservations

 

Now this copy of Boulder Dash is available for purchase on eBay!

 

eBay: Rare Boulder Dash Atari 2600 Homebrew with Extras!

 

Because the box, manual and poster all have wear, I am including a BRAND NEW box, manual and poster with the game.  I'm also including the original box, manual and poster, so you'll have them both.  The game also includes the diamonds that came with the game, buttons, an Atari pin, and an Atari patch.  Also included is a homemade SaveKey that accompanied Boulder Dash for part of its journey (the SaveKey will record your high score in Boulder Dash, and many other homebrew games).  We'll also send you a free Boulder Dash poster in a tube if you're in the US, so you can have an unfolded poster.  If you're outside the US and win, pay for the shipping for the poster and we'll send you one in a tube.  

 

The final value of the auction will be donated in its entirety to Random Terrain.  We will be covering the eBay and PayPal fees.  Shipping is free in the United States via Priority Mail.  

 

I've attached photos of the game--these are also visible in the eBay auction

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 ..Al


New Jaguar Games Available for Pre-Ordering!

Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:56 PM

We've just added three new Atari Jaguar games to the AtariAge Store for pre-ordering, Jeff Minter ClassicsEscape 2042, and AstroStorm. These new games were available for the first time at the recent 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo, and we're now making them available for everyone!

Click on the following game images to learn more about each game (including video and screenshots):
 

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For those interested, we've also added three new Atari 2600 games as well, Super Cobra ArcadeSpace Cactus Canyon, and Draconian:
 

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All six new games feature high-quality, professionally printed boxes, manuals and labels. Draconian, Super Cobra Arcade and Jeff Minter Classics include a poster featuring the box art for each game (and the Jeff Minter Classics poster is double-sided!)

Pre-ordering for these games will run through the end of November. Games will ship in early December and should arrive in time for Christmas for anyone inside the United States.

New 2600 Homebrew Games Available for Pre-Order!

Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:54 PM

We've just added six new games to the AtariAge Store for pre-ordering! These new games were available for the first time at the recent 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo, and we're now making them available for everyone! We have three new Atari 2600 games and three new games for the Atari Jaguar! The three new Atari 2600 games are Super Cobra ArcadeSpace Cactus Canyon, and Draconian. And the three new Jaguar games are Jeff Minter ClassicsEscape 2042AstroStorm.
 
Click on the following game images to learn more about each game (including video and screenshots):
 

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All six new games feature high-quality, professionally printed boxes, manuals and labels. Draconian, Super Cobra Arcade and Jeff Minter Classics include a poster featuring the box art for each game (and the Jeff Minter Classics poster is double-sided!

Pre-ordering for these games will run through the end of November. Games will ship in early December and should arrive in time for Christmas for anyone inside the United States.


POKEY Copies of Bentley Bear and Super Circus AtariAge Available!

Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:09 PM

I've made a limited number of Bentley Bear's Crystal Quest and Super Circus AtariAge available in the AtariAge Store.  By "limited number" I mean 20 copies each.  Once these are gone, it's unlikely I'll be able to offer more in any significant quantity until a viable solution to the POKEY is available, or a warehouse full of them is found somewhere in Venezuela.  I'll still make available the "send us a POKEY/Ballblazer" version in the store, though. 

 

These copies will not ship until the end of the month, in case you are in a rush to play them.  :)

 

I'll have a few copies of each game available at the upcoming Free Play Florida show next weekend in Orlando, Florida. 

 

 ..Al


New Atari Jaguar Games at 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:15 PM

If you're an Atari Jaguar fan, we have three new Jaguar games we'll be selling for the first time at this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo, taking place October 20-22! The three titles are Jeff Minter Classics (containing Llamatron 2112 and Revenge of the Mutant Camels), Escape 2042, and AstroStorm. Each game features a high-quality, professionally printed box, manual and cartridge label. Jeff Minter Classics also includes a double-sided poster featuring the stunning box art created by William Thorup for the package.  

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More information about each game below: 

Jeff Minter Classics 

For the first time on the Atari Jaguar, experience Jeff Minter's classic games "Llamatron 2112" and "Revenge of the Mutant Camels". Both games have been brought to the platform with the full blessing of Jeff Minter himself and are contained on a single cartridge. 

Llamatron 2112: You play the part of a totally hard laser-spitting llama. Your mission is to collect all the tiny sheep, llamas, camels and goats you see on each wave. Standing in your way are great herds of unintelligent but numerous Grunt enemies, plus a veritable menagerie of nasty creeps which fire at you, dodge your fire, emit fire hydrants, try to ram you, murder your llamas and shoot your ass off with lasers. Kill them deadly. Not everything can be killed, and some enemies take more than one shot to destroy. Your ultimate objective - destroy the Ozric Tentacle of level 99 and get to Herd Heaven on level 100. 

Revenge of the Mutant Camels: You are a rather threadbare-looking camel. If you are playing CPU Assist or Two-Player, you are accompanied by a large shaggy goat creature called an Ancipital. You are the Good Guys. Your mission is simple: stay alive through 42 zones of 7km each. These zones are populated by rampant telephone kiosks, skiing kangaroos, butch Greenham Common Peace Women, manic Minters, flying sheep and all the usual nonsense. These are the Bad Guys. They try to kill you off and you, naturally, and in keeping with the traditionally calm, rational, and thoughtful nature of videogames, get to waste them with lots of spectacularly destructive weaponry. 
 


AstroStorm 

Sometime in the future, aliens arrive. 

A high quantity of large rocks have started raining from the sky causing devastation all around Earth. You must command the Earth Defense Craft to search our solar system and destroy any anomalous rocks or aliens before it's too late. Is this our last stand? 

AstroStrom features a campaign story with 40 levels, skirmish mode with random levels, arcade modes for quick pick up and play, a mix of gameplay styles between shooting and space flying, powerups you can activate at strategic moments, separate scoreboards for each game type, and more! 

Escape 2042 

In the year 2042, a socialist government is in power, but nobody had foreseen the progressive dictatorship that settled in. The elites of the government hid behind a sham democracy, disconnected from the life the people were leading, and acted solely in their own interests. The regime considered the dissidents as conspiracy theorists, treated them like terrorists and locked them away in highly-secured prisons. 

You are Shun, a computer engineer and member of the Truth Defenders coalition. After a clandestine operation to inform the people, you are locked away in the highly-secured prison Bulor 24. But your knowledge on security systems will enable you to escape. Your turn now to escape as fast as you can from this place! 

Escape 2042 game takes place in three different environments (prison, desert, forest) and is interspersed with two mini-games, including a reversed “Shoot’em Up” and an original rappelling game! Avoid the security cameras, collect grenades to get rid of your enemies, and exercise your working memory by hacking the computers of the prison to unlock the doors or to deactivate the safety systems. 

For those unable to attend the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, we'll be adding all three of these titles to the AtariAge Store in November.
 

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