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New 2600, 5200, 7800 Homebrew Games in AtariAge Store!

Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:35 AM

We're happy to announce the arrival of a new slate of games for the Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800 consoles. Click on any of the following boxes to learn more! Don't forget you can view a gameplay video for each game by clicking the "Video" tab.

2600_Anguna_Box_Front_news.jpg 2600_Assembloids_Box_Front_news.jpg 2600_Drive_Box_Front_news.jpg 2600_GizzleWap_Box_Front_news.jpg 2600_LEM_Box_Front_news.jpg 2600_PankyThePanda_Box_Front_news.jpg 2600_Scramble_Box_Front_news.jpg 5200_Ratcatcher_Box_Front_news.jpg 7800_CrystalQuest_Box_Front_news.jpg 7800_SuperCircusAtariAge_Box_Front_news. 7800_TimeSalvo_Box_Front_news.jpg
Here's a list of all the games broken down by system:
Atari 2600
  • Anguna - Defeat the Goblin King in this Zelda-like fantasy action-adventure for the 2600.
  • Assembloids 2600 - An addictive, fast-paced reaction game for the whole family and high score fanatics!
  • Drive! - Escape the crumbling temple with your treasure, driving over the bridge as fast as you can!
  • The Gizzle Wap - You must remove the Strange Red Tree and defeat the Invicta!
  • L.E.M. - The L.E.M. never failed in any mission assigned to it. Can you keep its record untarnished?
  • Panky the Panda - Your brother has been kidnapped by poachers -- can you save him in time?
  • Scramble - How far can you invade our Scramble system?
Atari 5200
  • Ratcatcher - The city sewer has been overrun by nasty critters, grab some friends and clean it out!
Atari 7800You can also browse all the newest games here.
Have fun!

Activision Patch Measurements

Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:06 AM



For those of you who own Activision patches for the Atari 2600, could you measure a few of the patches for me?  I'm working with someone to have some patches made for an upcoming game, and we're curious what size we should use for them.  I don't personally have any Activision patches, so I can't measure them myself. 


The round patches in particular would be good to measure (Kaboom!, Decathlon, Dolphin, H.E.R.O., Laser Blast, Private Eye, Space Shuttle, Spider Fighter, Stampede). 





Atari 2600 Golf: World's Finest Sport Video Game Simulation

Wed Jul 5, 2017 9:51 AM

Golf Digest's Jeff Vrabel makes the argument that to this day, "Atari 2600 Golf remains the finest sport video game simulation". Through humor, the author describes the graphics, gameboard, gameplay, and difficulty of the original 1980 Atari 2600 Golf.  What games have made a similar impression to you after all these years? 




Here's a video review of Atari 2600 Golf in case you need a refresher: 



Thanks to Gray Defender for submitting this article. 

Need to borrow a Missile Control box for scanning

Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:30 PM



I need to borrow a Missile Control (from Video Gems) box so we can scan it at high-resolution using a professional-grade scanner.  If anyone has such a box they can loan me, that would be awesome and I'll send you a free copy of the Missile Control Trak-Ball hack once it's released into the store.  Please PM me if you can help. 







Atari 2600 Color Video and Audio demo

Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:03 PM

Someone on Facebook sent me a link to this: 



Very interesting.  I wonder if the video can be cleaned up at all?