So today I got a Kid's Controller at the store for my 2600. I noticed that Ernie, Oscar, Big Bird, and Cookie Monster each have their own game. But who's missing? (And if you say "Elmo" I will scream.) Bert is missing. (Well, so is Grover, but that's a different story.) So I want to rectify the situation by making a Kid's Controller game featuring our ol' buddy Bert. (Just don't tell Sesame Workshop.) I worked and worked and eventually got the Sesame Street theme playing on an Atari 2600 using assembly. Which is no small feat considering how inexperienced I am in it.
For some odd reason, it didn't want to work unless I put the life score in the top left. So I made it the same color as the background. And it wasn't displaying correctly anyway. But now I have a problem. What does Bert do in the game? Big Bird catches eggs, Oscar has a "trash race" (don't know what that entails, I haven't played it yet.) It should involve Bert's paperclip collection (or is it bottlecaps?), and pigeons. Lots of pigeons. But I don't know what to do. But the biggest obstacle probably would be making the overlay. It's a different material than Intellivision overlays (not to mention a lot bigger.) So here is what I have so far in the game. It just plays the "Sesame Street" theme over and over again.
I spent a long time trying to get all the notes correct. Big Bird's "Turkey in the Straw" had perfect notes (for some reason, we are talking about the TIA after all.) But I found a perfect key which allows all the notes to be correct (it's B major.) Found the notes by ear. And if anyone has an extra Alpha Beam with Ernie with overlay, PM me. That was the one missing. They had the other 3.