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  1. I really loved Endless Snow. Pity the developer left as he couldn't get his Pigs in the Castle game in order.


    In case you didn't know, there's a hidden Easter Egg in the game:


    Tilting the player 2 joystick in different directions at boot causes different status effects. For instance, a hard mode with two men shovelling snow (more chances to get hit), or an extra bbw/pregnant wifey... :love:


    ICYDK. Pigs in the Castle and Checked Inn were both released via his website.


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  2. The problem with homebrews is, that there are just too many and also too many unfinished or even barely started. When compiling such a list, you are hunting an ever moving target. Many people have tried such an index, but most gave up soon.


    Here is the most recent index (from AA member arenafoot) I know about:


    Also, adding new games, multiple distributions, Limited-Special-and Alternate editions, and out of print stuff. there is a lot of variables when making anything.


    Afaik there is some effort on putting up an AtariAge Wiki, which would be rather fitting for "collecting" homebrews.

    I haven't heard of that, but I'd love to help if it's true.


    Maybe such a list should be limited to games which were/are released by the author on physical carts. Either unlimited only or at least e.g. 50 carts.


    That would avoid all unfinished games plus those which are especially tailored to milk collectors.

    atari2600homebrew and videogamehomebrew both do that, however, the threshold is merely 5 copies produced. maybe a separate list for those under 50 as I think some that are under that are decent games and need more interest to have more produced.


    IMO a wiki would be most likely most effective and lasting. I am sure Al would host it, but someone else has to set it up.

    It is. I've tried pretty much every other option. this is a job for a group of people


    First we should decide what kind of Wiki we want. Should it be Atari 2600 only? Atari only? Classic homebrews? All homebrews? Only released ones? What are the requirements for a valid release? Are hacks allowed? Etc pp.

    I suggest we begin with all atari consoles and expand from there. we could do both cartridge releases and rom releases with the right layout. I suggest hacks being allowed but in a separate category...at videogamehomebrew and atari2600homebrew, I broke categories into Homebrew, Hack, Reproduction, and Demo & Non-Games. the lists of rom releases would be a rather large extensive list.


    Like Thomas said, you have to make boundaries, otherwise you'll drown, trust me.


    IMO archiving all post 1992 cart released VCS homebrews is already more than enough work.



    yup, i nearly drowned in this a few times. which is why I think it's better as a wiki, collectively we can gather info at a faster rate without drowning.

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  3. I've tried several different ways to document homebrew lists and its a frustrating process.


    sorting homebrew, hacks, repros and demos can sometimes be a grey area. Info on the net is often lost or contradictory to other sources.


    A wiki is IMO, the best bet for community support. If Al wanted to add a wiki on AA, then I'd be down to add as much info as possible.

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  4. I only own 3. Pac man 4K, Halo 2600, and Melbourne Tatty. Looking online to see if I could get others like Bioshock 2600 and Mega Man 2600, but it's impossible to find any homebrew games for sale outside of the Atari Age Store.

    I don't think there is a Bioshock 2600 besides mock up images. Mega Man 2600 is only a demo.


    AtAriAge should be your first stop when looking for homebrew games to buy. The largest and best selection out there and the quality is top notch.
    Packrat Video Games
    Packrat has a decent selection of hacks and homebrews to buy, some are titles you can already find in the AtariAge store.
    Hozer Video Games
    Hozer has a pretty negative reputation with the 2600 community, because of the legitimacy of how the business is ran. from unauthorized homebrews and not paying royalties to the horrid labels he makes, I can't recommend ordering or supporting this business model. also avoid his eBay listings as some are also sold elsewhere.
    Not adding the link, you can use google if want to hurt the hobby.
    Good Deal Games
    GDG has lots of homebrews for many systems, some 2600 ones are exclusives, though they are made by Hozer. several other homebrews from AtariAge are there and sometimes there's some limited editions there.
    Lost Classics
    This listing could also fall under the individual games listed below as "Road Warriors" is the only game available to buy. it is a store though so games may be added at a later date.
    Individual Games
    Defend Your Castle
    DYC comes with a PCB and a label, you supply the cart casing. nice idea to get rid of a spare super common game.
    Checked Inn & Pigs in the Castle
    Checked Inn and Pigs in the Castle are sold as a bundle
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  5. I really wonder how people tick who know about this situation, still continue to buy from there (especially homebrews) and then go public with that.

    I've only made one or two orders from hozer (years ago), most of my hozer made carts are from Good Deal Games or from members here in the marketplace. hozer carts are not even on my want list but I'd rather take them out of circulation than have more made.

  6. Nice! You've been busy. What do you think of the ET Book Cart and The Realm of NO!

    I haven't popped either of those in yet.


    Did the price of the Hozer homebrew carts include royalties for the homebrew authors?

    You likely know the answer to that more than me. but I would seriously doubt hozer pays anyone for their work. I would hope the stuff from Good Deal Games pays out royalties but I'm not privy to that info either.

  7. Added to my collection since my last post (#239)



    The 2nd Dimension

    2005 MiniGame MultiCart

    Alamogordo Landfill

    Alfred Challenge (Hozer)

    Allia Quest (Hozer)

    Assembloids 2600

    Backfire (AtariAge)


    Bigfoot Family Search

    Catacombs of Chaos

    Dark Mage (Packrat)

    Dark Mage (AtariAge)



    Defend Your Castle

    E.T. Book Cart: Special Edition



    Goblin Chaser


    Jammed (Packrat)

    Jammed (AtariAge)

    K.O. Cruiser


    The Lord of the Rings

    Marble Craze



    Melbourne Tatty

    Mental Kombat (AtariAge)

    Merlin's Walls (Hozer)

    Monster Ball

    Panky the Panda

    Pesco (Hozer)



    Power Off (Hozer)

    Pressure Gauge

    Road Duel

    Rocket Pod



    The Shaman



    Space Instigators

    Super Trash Truck

    Traffic Cop Deluxe

    Turbo (Homebrew)

    Video Time Machine

    Sunset Drive

    Clyde's Revenge

    The Realm of NO!


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  8. Thanks guys!


    @Rom Hunter - Are they protos that eventually got official releases under different names or anything like that? I've been hesitant to include anything not covered by atariprotos.com


    @Necron99 - I made most of those changes and hoping I get permission to edit my OP soon so I don't have to keep re-posting. Few questions:


    What changed from the original Fat Alber rom to the 2015 one? At a glance they looked pretty close so I figured it was more of a spiritual modification to do a non-Hozer release.


    Is the GDG Traffic Cop rom actually different though? I compared the description and they sound the same, just wording it slightly different and the cart label is identical except for GDG adding their logo to the side. I got the impression they were the same.


    Any idea when the Hozer Turbo was released?


    Does V exist in final form as a rom? Haven't been able to find much on it.


    Thanks again! I should have marked this as 2600 homebrews in the titles but I'll probably eventually do the same thing with every system over time.

    The original Fat Albert was hacked by David Marli in 2003. In 2015 Scott Dayton hacked it again to make a few more changes




    The GDG Traffic Cop has extra levels and a bonus game called Car Soccer.


    "The Deluxe Edition of Traffic Cop, available only at GDG's Homebrew Heaven, includes 2 additional single-player levels and 3 additional multi-player levels and the EXCLUSIVE BONUS GAME: CAR SOCCER!"


    Tubro (homebrew) - not sure of the year that hozer began making it. It's programmed by Steve Englehardt (Atarius Maximus here on AA) so he might know the answer to that.


    V had a developer website but it's no longer working. they were planning around 50 CIB to be released but IFAIK, there's no ROM that was ever released nor was there ever screenshots or video of gameplay.

  9. Whoops I forgot how low my access level is here. Can't edit my OP again but corrected list below in the meantime. If I missed anyone's homebrew work and they'd like it to be included, lemme know and I'll add it to our database. I'm trying to get creators in general more exposure. Also if anyone is looking looking for box/cart art or is doing a contest I'm sure some of our content creators have mentioned they'd excited about submitting designs.



    Cart Only


    Vault Assault - Tournament Edition (USA) (Homebrew)

    *Expo cart: www.atari2600homebrew.com/vault-assault-tournament-edition.html


    Cart + Manual:

    Seawolf (USA) (Homebrew)


    *Blue cart variant: http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html?SoftwareLabelID=2696



    Lost Cat (USA) (Homebrew)

    *Notional cart and online instructions

    *Cart in post #25: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/236596-lost-cat/page-2

    *Instructions: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/236596-lost-cat/


    Titan Axe (USA) (Homebrew)

    *Did this actually get released? I can’t find it anywhere





    CIB (119)

    Cabbage Patch Kids - Adventures in the Park (USA) (Proto)

    *Probably reproduction



    Cat Trax (USA) (Proto)

    *Original was discovered on a pirate multicart. AtariAge sells the repro: http://www.atari2600homebrew.com/cat-trax.html


    *Further repro box (Limited Edition): http://www.mobygames.com/game/atari-2600/cat-trax/cover-art/gameCoverId,211791/


    Fat Albert (USA) (Homebrew) (Mod)



    Traffic Cop (USA) (Homebrew)




    Turbo (USA) (Proto)

    *AtariAge CiB repro: https://atariage.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=960

    *Proto cart art and EEPROM: http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/turbo/turboproto.htm

    *Hozer repro exists


    V - The Original Video Game (USA) (Homebrew)

    *Only mention I can find. Did this release?




    Venture II - The Abysmal Abyss (USA) (Homebrew) (Mod)

    *Initially sold in cool mini treasure chest: https://i1.wp.com/gamesniped.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Atari-2600-Venture-II-in-Magnificent-Treasure-Chest.jpg?ssl=1



    *AtariAge release: https://atariage.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=38


    *Vault Assault Tournament Edition had 2 released, CGE and PhillyClassic, both came with a manual


    *Seawolf - The "Blue Cart Variant" isn't anything special and could be any cart that was in the AA store around 2005-2007 or so? it was an option in the store.


    *Lost Cat - I don't believe this was released. there's no cart in post #25, but #35 has mock up images.


    *Titan Axe was removed from the AA store.


    *Cabbage Patch Kids - There were 3 or 4 different versions of this cart for awhile, all the same rom i believe.


    *Cat Trax (Limited Edition) goes to images of the AA release.


    *Fat Albert was also redone in 2015, different rom


    *Traffic Cop. There's also Traffic Cop Deluxe that's sold by Good Deal Games


    *Turbo. Hozer version is actually a homebrew, not an image from a proto.


    *V - The Original Video Game didn't get released.


    *Venture II was also sold by Packrat Video Games and Hozer Video Games. The Treaure box one was sold at CGE 2001 and limited to 20 copies.

  10. Are the holiday carts games, or are they like Christmas cards on cart? :)


    149 days until Christmas, btw!

    2003 is a greetings cart. not a game, the rest are all games.


    2004 is a holiday version of Qb


    2005 is Reindeer Rescue


    2006 is Toyshop Trouble


    2007 is Stella's Stocking


    2014 is Stay Frosty 2

  11. No longer in a store. The game was produced and sold without the programmer's permission and in limited quantity.


    There was 20 regular carts made and 16 more made for the cowlitz gamers for kids event in 2014. I believe he was asked to stop selling them before they were sold out.

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