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Sinistar in Cartridge Form!

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If you grew up in arcades during the early 80's, then certainly you are familiar with Sinistar, one of Williams Electronics later games. Sinistar is a fast-paced space-based shooter where you must mine crystals from asteroids for bombs to use against the ruthless Sinistar once his drones complete building him.

 

Atari created nearly complete versions of Sinistar for the Atari 5200 and Atari 8-bit computers, but they were never released. I'm now making the 5200 version available in cartridge form, complete with a terrific, original label hand-painted by David Exton, who's done quite a bit of remarkable homebrew artwork for us in the past.

 

5200_Sinistar_1.jpg

 

The Atari 5200 version of the game reproduces the arcade quite well, even including the "Beware I Live" speech when Sinistar is complete and starts chasing after you.

 

Here is a YouTube video of the Atari 8-bit version of the game, which is nearly identical to the 8-bit computer version:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNCf7h2tdi4

 

You can read a thorough review of the game (including plenty of screenshots) at AtariProtos.com:

 

http://www.atariprotos.com/8bit/software/sinistar/sinistar.htm

 

The price for the 5200 version of Sinistar is $25.00. Shipping will be $3.50 for First Class Mail, $6.00 for Priority Mail, $10.00 to Canada and $15.00 to destinations outside the US and Canada. The game will be shipped in a box in all cases.

 

You can PayPal the total (depending on your shipping method) to [email protected] Please include your AtariAge username so I can send you a confirmation and let you know when your copy ships.

 

Thanks!

 

..Al

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PayPal payment sent, I think I may need a second job to support this hobby with all the new games coming out lately.icon_mrgreen.gif

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Does the 5200 version make use of the analog stick?

It does not appear to use the analog nature of the 5200 controller. You your ship in eight discrete directions (up/down/left/right and the diagonals), same as with the Atari 8-bit version. Not sure if this was something they intended to change before release.

 

..Al

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Before someone asks, I will release the binary soon. :)

 

..Al

 

Any plans to release the Atari 8-bit computer one? And agree the artwork is great!

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The price for the 5200 version of Sinistar is $25.00. Shipping will be $3.00 for First Class Mail, $5.00 for Priority Mail, $5.00 to Canada and $10.00 to destinations outside the US and Canada. The game will be shipped in a box in all cases.

 

 

Well that's all you had to say! Payment sent.

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