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Are there any good RPG-style games for the 2600? Is Crossbow any good? Don't mention any of the Swordquest games.... at least not EarthWorld or FireWorld.

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Earthworld and Fireworld should be avoided,unless you like to be spectacularly disapointed.

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Homestar Runner RPG was looking promising:

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As for completed games, I'll go with Dragonstumper.

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Second vote for Dragonstomper.

 

Thirded. Lots to do too. Explore a sprawling overworld. Shop and explore the town. Work your way through the dragon's caverns. Then fight the massive beast itself. I loved this game.

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Can't go wrong with the classic Adventure game! That little blocky knight has some spunk going up against those ducks.........................er...........dragons. Rhindle is a major pain in the tush.. :x

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Dragonstomper for the Supercharger.

 

Interesting! Now I wonder how hard it will be to find a Supercharger and Dragonstomper... :ponder:

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Dragonstomper for the Supercharger.

 

Interesting! Now I wonder how hard it will be to find a Supercharger and Dragonstomper... :ponder:

 

Stella Gets a New Brain has it. My Starpath Supercharger ran me $40 shipped on ebay three years ago. I don't know what a standard Dragonstomper would sell for.

 

If you've got really deep pockets, get Sword of Saros while you're at it. you get to collect items with various purposes, and you get to use the gold you've collected to bribe monsters later on.

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Don't mention any of the Swordquest games.... at least not EarthWorld or FireWorld.

So... Waterworld then? ;)

 

--Zero

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Hm. Would it be impossible to make a game like Adventures of Link or Zelda II for the 2600?

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Hm. Would it be impossible to make a game like Adventures of Link or Zelda II for the 2600?

Adventures of Link = Zelda II, so...?

 

You mean a side-scrolling action RPG? Try Pitfall II, Montezuma's Revenge, Mountain King, Quest for Quintana Roo, ET :ponder:, and Fathom.

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I too will agree with dragon stomper. I found survival island pretty sweet, also.

 

Survival Island has is missing only one element of an RPG--leveling up. You don't really buy anything, either, but you do need to collect coins. I guess you can "level up" by collecting more water jugs or by getting all the items you need from the island itself. Of course, the game does redeem itself from this by spitting out pass codes after each stage so you can come back and re start any stage later on.

I think it's a decent game, too. The only thing is that the island stage is long and frustrating unless you have a map.

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Yea, in a way, to me, the way, you as a player, learn to get better, learn what to do, which (even from the wreckage screen, once played better,) puts you on a better starting footing on the island (to, of course, how playing the island better lets you get further and further in the mazes,) is more like a real progressive 'levelling' of the player itself and in some ways even more RP immersive that the removed 'stat up my avatar' model. Also, it's barely seen anywhere (et & raiders also do it, I also consider them RPGs.)

 

in development: there is also:

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?s...2625&hl=cie

 

and its non-related, coming first rpg also

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?a...;showentry=1709

 

homestar is dead. long live the source code? (someone make a damn game with it! :-)

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?s...7755&hl=cie

 

oh, also just found this. it seems to have a lot more info on cie and something called skyline, also a supposed rpg.

 

http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?a...9&&st=0

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That CIE thing is as far from development as a project can be. No updates for several months, no screenshots, no binaries, no nothing. s0c7's Dungeon and the source for HSR RPG are the only WIPs that I'm aware of.

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that last set of posts i linked to on his blog has screenshots and binaries.

Only in the very loosest sense of the words.

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well it's sure a lot more 'solid' than 2600 knight rider, to say the least :) but, yea, I know what you mean. A sprite on some random-looking mirrored playfield bits doesn't exactly scream 'rpg.'

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how about Venture, it seems to have RPG elements to it. I haven't played much of the 2600 version, but the arcade version is great.

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If you like Venture,

 

there's Venture II (a hack in the Atari Age Store) which is a bit harder, but has only two levels like the original,

 

and Wolfenstein VCS: The Next Mission (also in the store).

 

Wolfenstein VCS: The Next Mission is pretty amazing. It takes Venture and ramps it up about 1,000 times. There's a gun and bullets to collect, plus a knife. There are extra lives to collect. There are many more levels than in Venture, plus there's an extra hidden level at the end that can be found/unlocked.

 

They're all worth trying, but the Wolfenstein version is much more developed than the first two.

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