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Need Common 2600 Donor Carts for Homebrews

Wed Dec 5, 2018 9:16 AM

Greetings,

 

I'm in need of common 2600 games in good condition that I can recycle into homebrew games.  Yes, I have been using new shells for the past year, but I'm having issues with my supplier, so I need to revert back to recycling old games for the time being.  You can bet I'll be looking into completing new 2600 shells as quickly as I can next year so I don't run into this problem again!

 

Donor carts must be clean, free from physical defects, and did I mention clean?  If the carts have stains/dirt/paint/marks on the cartridge, it's usually very difficult to remove these, so I cannot use them.  And no etchings, scratches, chew marks, nail polish, and so forth.  Also, to make shipping worthwhile, it's best to have at least 20 carts to send in. 

 

I will pay $1 in AtariAge Store credit, plus the cost of shipping, for any carts you send me that I can use (if you make sure to send clean carts in good condition, that should be all of them).  The USPS has Flat Rate Priority Mail boxes that work well for sending in carts.  For large numbers of carts that won't fit in these boxes, FedEx Ground and UPS Ground are generally less expensive.  Please pack boxes tightly so the carts don't rub against each other during shipping, as this causes white marks on the carts that cannot be removed.  

 

I'm also looking for common 7800 carts.  

 

Please PM me if you can help out. 

 

Thanks!

 

 ..Al


New PRGE 2018 Releases Now Available!

Sun Nov 4, 2018 10:11 AM

We're back from this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo, where we introduced several new games for the Atari 2600, 5200 and 7800! We have now added these new games to the AtariAge Store, and you can order them today! We'll work hard to make sure any games you order in November will arrive in time for Christmas if you're in the US. Outside the US shipping times are a bit more unpredictable, but the earlier you order, the better your odds.

 

Here are the new games! You can click on each image to learn more:

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Here's a list of all the games broken down by system:

Atari 2600

  • Mappy - Help Mappy win the day and bring Goro's band of cat burglars to justice!
  • Dungeon II: Solstice - Can you penetrate the Tower of the Crow and restore balance to nature?
  • Space Game - The fate of humanity is on your shoulders, can you survive the Kraal attack?
  • Balloon Trip - Collect as many balloons as possible while avoiding electric sparks and hungry fish!
  • Sheep It Up! - Help a sheep climb as high as possible by hanging to flying velcro straps!

Atari 5200

  • RealSports Curling - Authentic curling action comes to your Atari 5200 with RealSports Curling!

Atari 7800

  • Froggie - Can you leap across traffic and then safely to the opposite side of the dangerous river?
  • Serpentine - It's a snake-eat-snake world! Can you help humanity rid the world of the evil serpents?

AtariAge Trak-Ball Series Now Available

Sun Nov 4, 2018 9:47 AM

Ever wish there were games that properly used the Atari CX-22 and CX-80 Trak-Balls on the Atari 2600? No need to wish any longer, as we've just added TEN Atari 2600 games that have been modified to use the trak-ball, as well as Atari ST and Amiga mice! Atari didn't release any games for the 2600 that used the proper trak-ball mode on these controllers, but thanks to experienced 2600 coders Thomas Jentzsch and Jeff Johnson, you can now put your Atari trak-ball controller to proper use!

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Here are the ten games in the AtariAge Trak-Ball Series. You can click on the individual images to learn more about each game:

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You can browse all the trak-ball games here! Enjoy!


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