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People in the Homebrew, retro gaming community are amazing people. Friendly and very generous. I had recently ordered the game Draconian with the Box Upgrade, but the box had been inadvertently overlooked and so was missing from the order. Al shipped me the box, which I received in 2 days, but he included a bonus. He could have simply inserted a thin bloc of Styrofoam to protect the box, as he shipped it to me in a sturdy box to begin with, and I would have been happy as a clam. But what he actually placed inside the box was a Custom Reproduction of the Atari 2600 game Air Raid. Sticking with Al and AtariAge for the moment, my last package from them combined the games making up 3 orders. However, I was sent the 2600 port of Scramble by Champ Games by mistake, as I had ordered the 7800 port by Robert DeCrescenzo. Yes, I know Robert worked on the sound for the 2600 Champ Games port, but I wanted to first see what Robert DeCrescenzo had come up with for the 7800 before ordering the Champ Games port. I did send Alpert a PM concerning this several days ago (May 29th), but he hasn't as yet sent me a reply. I feel that I owe AtariAge an additional $5, as the 2600 version goes for $5 more than the 7800 version, and I DO plan on ordering the 7800 port. Maybe he's just been too busy to get back to me. John W. Champeau, and Nathan Strum have always answered whatever questions that I've put to them, which is cool. I started to post a link to my Youtube video showing the games that I recently received from AtariAge, but then I remembered that I already did that in a previous Blog entry. I recently received an order placed with Good Deal Games. While they offer some games that AtariAge also offers, I only purchase titles from GDG not offered by AtariAge. I must admit, however, that Michael of GDG went beyond the call of duty with this order. Atari 2600 Asteroid Rescue ($24.75) Bomb On Pixel City ($27.75) Kung-Fu Combat ($24.75) Depth Charge ($29.75; Case) Asteroid Rescue was programmed by Ross Adkin and carries a Copyright date of 2018. Depth Charge carries a Copyright date of 2010 by Video Soft. What GDG sent me was a Limited Edition, #51 of 100. Kung-Fu Combat was programmed by Edward Smith and carries a Copyright date of 2019. Michael shipped this to me in advance of my actually paying for it, as it hadn't actually been released when I ordered it. It was released at the GORGS Trade Show this past weekend. In addition to shipping everything Priority, he charged me nothing for shipping. What it cost HIM was $10.40. He also added an unexpected bonus. A Disney/Square Enix Kingdom Hearts banner, sealed. I unsealed it of course. MY CESSNAACE YOUTUBE UNPACKING GDG UNPACKING VIDEO I recently listed all of the Atari homebrews and Custom Reproductions that I own in my collection at Patreon/Cessnaace. Counting each game included on Multi-carts as separate games, the total came to 91 games, although as I write this I realize that I only counted Phantom II as one game, even though the cartridge also includes the game Pirate. So 92. Plus 4 more, that's 96. Closing in on 100. https://www.patreon.com/Cessnaace
OK, another series within' my Blog here. So sue me (no, don't do that). There are so many Home Brews, Hacks, and Reproductions that I keep running across that I don't own for my collection. I want physical copies of these games but they seem to no longer be available. How have I discovered these no-longer available gems? Well, there are several ways actually. Youtube Play Videos Submitted for voting at http://highscore.com Internet Searches Pre-Loaded into my current emulator, EMU7800. I downloaded it for FREE at the Miscrosoft Store. While there was one 1 Home Brew for the 2600 (Oystron), there are many for the 7800. Included some Prototypes as well. I'll start off with 4 games that I wish to own. Game: Lasercade System: Atari 2600/VCS Type: Prototype Reproduction (20th Century Fox) Programmer: Lee Actor A 3-D shooting gallery. Blast the targets before the time expires, but be sure to avoid hitting the rotating mirrors or you may just be your worst enemy and blast yourself. Originally designed by 20th Century Fox, Lasercade was eventually released at the 2007 Classic Gaming Expo, complete with a unique label, box and instructions. I found it listed at Good Deal Games as Sold Out! Game: Plutos System: Atari 7800 ProSystem Developer: Tynesoft Type: Prototype Reproduction Genre: Shoot 'em Up - Vertical Scrolling This is a good shooter for the system, so naturally I want a physical copy. YOUTUBE VIDEO REVIEW OF PLUTOS The No Swear Gamer Game: Santa Simon System: Atari 7800 ProSystem Type: Home Brew Publisher: Atari Age Released: 2006 Programmer: Matthias Luedtke This Holiday take on the classic Simon game was one of many Home Brews for the 7800 that was Pre-Loaded into version 2.2 of EMU7800. This could be re-released as one game on a Holiday Multi-cart. My current best score is 14 (via emulation of course), although the current World Records at http://highscore.com are 20 (on actual hardware), and 22 via emulation (held by S.BAZ). Game: Sirius System: Atari 7800 ProSystem Developer: Tynesoft Type: Prototype Reproduction Genre: Shoot 'em Up - Horizontal Scrolling I have the finished game in EMU7800, but I want a physical copy. YOUTUBE VIDEO REVIEW OF SIRIUS The No Swear Gamer HERE IS A COMPLETE LIST OF HOME BREWS AND PROTOTYPES PRE-LOADED INTO EMU7800 (VERSION 2.2) All are for the 7800 ProSystem unless otherwise mentioned. All Prototypes are finished versions Apple Snaffle (2010) Arkanoid - 0911 (2011) Armor Attack II (2013) Asteroids Deluxe (2007) b*nQ (2007) Beef Drop (Demo Version; 2006) Bentley Bear's Crystal Quest (2012) Crazy Otto (2010) Donkey Kong XM (2013) FailSafe (2009) Frenzy / Berzerk (2013) Frogger (Demo; 2005) GATO (Prototype) Harry's Hen House (2009) Jr. Ms. Pac-Man (2009) Jr. Pac-Man (2009) Jr. Pac-Man - Tunnels (2009) Klax (2002) Meteor Shower (2011) Moon Cresta (2011) Oystron (v. 2.9; 2600) PacArcade (2011) Pac-Man - 320 (2011) Pac-Man Collection (2006) Plutos (Prototype) Q-bert (2005) Rip Off (2012) Robot Finds Kitten (2004) Santa Simon (2006) Scramble (2012) Sirius (Prototype) Space Duel (2007) Super Circus AtariAge (2010) Super Pac-Man (2008) Tubes (2004) Wasp - Standard Edition (2009) Worm - 0703 Are there any that you are looking for that I missed? Or do you know where physical copies of the featured games can be obtained?
You know what would be cool? A limited edition Bob DeCrescenzo Boxed Set of everything he's ever produced for the community. Complete with cartridges, manuals a small book about his programming woes and triumphs maybe with interviews and excerpts of his work. Would anyone else buy it?