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Gridrunner Unlocked for Jeff Minter Classics on Atari Jaguar

Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:01 AM

Last fall we released Jeff Minter Classics for the Atari Jaguar, containing two of Jeff Minter's most popular classic computing titles: Llamatron: 2112 and Revenge of the Mutant Camels. The excellent Atari ST versions of these games were brought to the Jaguar by Lawrence Staveley (author of Rebooteroids), joined together by a beautiful menu illustrated by William Thorup. Stunning artwork was also created by William Thorup for the box, manual, label and included double-sided poster. 
 
In celebration of Jeff Minter's announcement of a Playstation 4 port of Gridrunner, we're excited to reveal that Gridrunner has been hidden inside all copies of Jeff Minter Classics sold to date! We've put together a video that shows how you can unlock Gridrunner. Once you've done so, Gridrunner will be displayed on the menu when the cartridge boots up, so you only need to unlock it once: 
 
 
As an added bonus for Gridrunner, you can choose to use an Amiga or Atari ST mouse (with a proper adapter) to control your ship, in addition to the stock Jaguar controller. Playing Gridrunner with a mouse is a blast! 
 
If you don't already have a copy of Jeff Minter Classics, you can pick up a copy in the AtariAge Store. Happy Easter to all Atari Jaguar fans!

Wanted: Vectrex system

Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:10 PM

I'm looking for a Vectrex console in good, working condition, with one or two controllers.  Also interested in any Vectrex games, including homebrews. 

 

Thanks!

 

 ..Al


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):
 

Jaguar_JeffMinterClassics_Box_front_news      Jaguar_Escape2042_Box_front_news.jpg      Jaguar_AstroStorm_Box_front_news.jpg


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

2600_SuperCobraArcade_Box_front_news.jpg      2600_SpaceCactusCanyon_Box_front_news.jp      2600_Draconian_Box_front_news.jpg

 
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):
 

2600_SuperCobraArcade_Box_front_news.jpg      2600_SpaceCactusCanyon_Box_front_news.jp      2600_Draconian_Box_front_news.jpg


Jaguar_JeffMinterClassics_Box_front_news      Jaguar_Escape2042_Box_front_news.jpg      Jaguar_AstroStorm_Box_front_news.jpg

 
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.