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#4072431 Amoeba Jump

Posted by cimmerian on Today, 12:32 AM

I haven't made the upgrade on the Retron 77 just yet, I'm still waiting for the dust to settle a bit with all the hacks and updates that are flying out. I extracted the ROMs from the posted update from Hyperkin to see what new homebrew games they included.

 

is it still displaying the file names with only 8 characters? there would be defender III's if so




#4071545 Amoeba Jump

Posted by cimmerian on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:42 PM

Congrats Dionoid on the inclusion of Amoeba jump in Retron 77's new 3.9.3 update today!

 

http://atariage.com/...n-77/?p=4071405

 

EDIT: Looks like it's the 06/26/2018 release of the game that was included, the one with the spring speed running still available.

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#4070755 Quantum Tunnel

Posted by cimmerian on Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:16 PM

I have to say you have some amazing sound design on the game, every move and bounce can be heard with dull grinding underlying it all. The new death explosion well done and very appropriate for the game. I was going to make a comment about the difficulty level staying fairly steady until I hit around the 40k mark and the particles started whipping by me making it a LOT more challenging, great job.

 

As for suggestions, I can't think of any more as it seems most of the things I think I talked about during Monday's livestream seem to be addressed now. I'll definitely be revisiting this game in an upcoming episode of ZeroPage, that's for sure. It didn't get a fair run being shown on the Retron 77 as the video output on that is terrible as it has vsync tearing being still on Stella 3.x

 

I almost made it to the 60k range on my first game on this new build!  Super fun!

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#4069142 ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

Posted by cimmerian on Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:25 PM

The massive six game show from last night's ZeroPage Homebrew livestream has now been posted on YouTube for those of you who missed it. Enjoy!

 




#4067364 Retron77 Compatibility List

Posted by cimmerian on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:09 PM

As far as controllers go, last night on our Twitch livestream unboxing of the Retron 77 I tried several times to get my Sega Genesis Arcade Power Stick to work on the system. It failed both on booting while having the joysticks plugged in and also swapping while the system was already running. I also tried the trick of holding down the B button while booting that you have to do with the Harmony Cart, but that didn't work. I also found it actually doesn't allow the system to turn on if you have the controller plugged in. Maybe somebody had better success as I'd love to use this controller with it.

 

I also tried out the Track & Field controller which worked fine so you can add that to the compatibility list. We also used the Epyx 500XJ which worked fine but I think somebody already mentioned that it does.

 

Here's the archive of ZeroPage Homebrew from last night if you want to check the controllers in action or inaction icon_winking.gif

 




#4067360 RetroN 77

Posted by cimmerian on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:01 PM

You're very welcome Coolcrab, very unique and fun game! I have definitely never played a 2600 game like it! It's too bad Hyperkin didn't have any instructions for the homebrew games included in the system so I did my best at looking up the instructions online at the last minute. Thanks for the explanation of the scoring and tactics! 

 

Here's the Twitch LIVE show that happened last night archived on our YouTube channel for those of you who missed our unboxing and built-in homebrew playthrough:

 

 

 

Thanks for the review! icon_smile.gif

 

You guys lost some time each time a star left the screen because you have to 'wait until the next night'. So you get a time penalty. That's when the line becomes red. 

And the number at the bottom of the main screen is your high score. (you got 3 at the end) 

 

And yes the score is your time counting down, and you get extra time when you fill a bar fully. 

 




#4067355 [Done] Astronomer development thread

Posted by cimmerian on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:50 AM

Hi Coolcrab, we played your very unique game Astronomer last night LIVE on Twitch during our Retron 77 unboxing! You can check out the archived stream on our YouTube channel here:

 




#4067354 NeXion 3d - a FPS for the vcs (was Berzerk 3d)

Posted by cimmerian on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:49 AM

Hi TheMajorHavoc, we played NeXion 3D again briefly last night LIVE on Twitch during our Retron 77 unboxing as it was built into the SD card that shipped with the system! You can check out the archived stream on our YouTube channel here:

 




#4067346 Baby v1.0

Posted by cimmerian on Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:43 AM

Hi Robsome, we played Baby last night LIVE on Twitch during our Retron 77 unboxing! You can check out the archived stream on our YouTube channel here:

 




#4066766 RetroN 77

Posted by cimmerian on Mon Jul 9, 2018 5:57 PM

THE RETRON 77 HAS ARRIVED IN MY HANDS! :-)

 

Join us LIVE TONIGHT (Monday) on the ZeroPage Homebrew Video Gaming Twitch livestream at 8PM PT/11PM ET for the UNBOXING and PLAYTHROUGH of all the HOMEBREW games contained within the Retron 77! We'll also be checking out the brand new game Quantum Tunnel!

 

LIVE: Monday July 9th, 2018 @ 8PM PT/11PM ET (TONIGHT!)

Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.t...ropagehomebrew/

 

Homebrew Games on the Retron 77:

Muncher by Rick Skrbina (aka Wickeycolumbus)
Baby by Robert Holmes (aka Robsome)
Nexion 3D by Brock Keaghey (aka TheMajorHavoc)
Astronomer by Alex Pietrow (aka Coolcrab)

 

See you all then!!

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#4066747 ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

Posted by cimmerian on Mon Jul 9, 2018 5:42 PM

THE RETRON 77 HAS ARRIVED!

 

Join us LIVE TONIGHT (Monday) on the ZeroPage Homebrew Video Gaming Twitch livestream at 8PM PT/11PM ET for the UNBOXING and PLAYTHROUGH of all the HOMEBREW games contained within the Retron 77! We'll also be checking out the brand new game Quantum Tunnel!

 

LIVE: Monday July 9th, 2018 @ 8PM PT/11PM ET (TONIGHT!)

Twitch Stream: https://www.twitch.t...ropagehomebrew/

 

See you then!!

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#4065778 Quantum Tunnel

Posted by cimmerian on Sun Jul 8, 2018 2:44 PM

The show will be tomorrow night (Monday). :-)

 

 

Great! Thanks for letting me know - I will definitely be checking out the show tonight!




#4065751 Quantum Tunnel

Posted by cimmerian on Sun Jul 8, 2018 2:17 PM

Heya graywest, Quantum Tunnel is super fun, thanks so much for posting it! :-)

 

Tomorrow night (Monday) at 8PM PT/11PM ET I'll be streaming LIVE the built in homebrew titles on new Retron 77 on my Twitch show ZeroPage Homebrew and I'll also be playing your game as well through the system using the SD card to test out that part of it!

 

Livestream Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/zeropagehomebrew

ZeroPage YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/aPKSYy

 

If you're not able to catch the show live you can check it out the next day on the YouTube archives on the link above. Looking forward to playing Quantum Tunnel tomorrow on the show and hopefully seeing you in the Twitch chat!

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#4065726 ZeroPage Homebrew Twitch Stream

Posted by cimmerian on Sun Jul 8, 2018 1:54 PM

Friday night's ZeroPage Homebrew Video Gaming​ Twitch livestream has now been posted to YouTube! We played the brand new Balloon Trip (WIP) and also Upp!, Crazy Balloon and the amazing Ballblazer 2600 (WIP)! Check it out!

YouTube Video:




#4065087 Aardvark for Atari VCS/2600

Posted by cimmerian on Sat Jul 7, 2018 4:06 PM

Thanks Thomas! We're very excited here to debut the new version of Aardvark LIVE on Twitch this Wednesday at 4PM PT/7PM ET! There have been so many amazing updates to the game and I can't wait to stream it on ZeroPage Homebrew!

 

Twitch: https://www.twitch.t...ropagehomebrew/

 

It's an all WIP day and we'll be checking out four other amazing games after Aardvark: Homestar RPG (WIP), Avalanche (WIP), Timmy (WIP), Frantic (WIP)

 

If you're not able to tune in at that time you can check it out on our YouTube channel after: https://youtu.be/8cPYP_27Rtc

 

Watch Zeropage Homebrew this Wednesday!

 

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