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I am proud to announce that I have been working with Brent H. AKA "bah" here on Atari Age and we are offering a remake of the Estoerica release of TREASURE COVE for the Bally Astrocade. 

Please note this is a reproduction cartridge and it has been fitted with an existing Astrocade Videocade style box from a different release.

 

Please check out the web site page for more information:

 

http://www.2600connection.com/features/treasure/treasure.html

 

[Edited by "BallyAlley" on Tuesday, May 29, 2018:]

 

The above web link is no longer valid, as a new release of this Treasure Cove package is available (see message #39, http://atariage.com/forums/topic/265816-treasure-cove-now-available-for-sale-check-it-out/page-2#entry4033531, in this thread for more details).  Here is the new link:

 

http://timduarte.blogspot.com/2018/05/treasure-cove-for-bally-astrocade.html

 

 

Edited by ballyalley

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Hi all. Treasure Cove comes as a cart and manual in an original Astrocade box. The manual cover is adapted from the original artwork on the Spectrecade box, but I think it works well with the Astocade box. Shipped packeged inside another box.

Bah

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Hi all. Treasure Cove comes as a cart and manual in an original Astrocade box. The manual cover is adapted from the original artwork on the Spectrecade box, but I think it works well with the Astocade box. Shipped packeged inside another box.

Bah

Thanks!

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It's nice to see Tim jump into the Astrocade arena.  Way to go, man!

 

In case anyone is wondering about the legality of this Treasure Cove release, there is no need to worry: this release is perfectly okay.  Back in 2001, Treasure Cove was placed into the public domain by by Brett Bilbrey, Mike Toth and Marian Nalepa (Spectre Systems, the people who wrote the game-- although they didn't publish it). You can read an article about the game's PD release here:

 

http://www.ballyalley.com/ballyalley/articles/two_astrocade_pd_programs.html

 

For those that are curious, Treasure Cove is an 8K cartridge (the largest available for the system).  The game was released in 1983.  It was written by Brett Bilbrey, with sound by Marion Nelepa.

 

For those who are interested in the technical side of this game, the source code is available here:

 

http://www.ballyalley.com/ml/ml_source/ml_source.html#TreasureCoveSource

 

The manual for Treasure Cove is here:

 

http://www.ballyalley.com/cart_manuals/pdf_manuals/treasure%20cove%20(instructions)(color)(300%20dpi).pdf

 

For anyone with a keen interest in the game-before-the-game, the Treasure Cove concept art (which is pretty cool!) can be viewed here:

 

http://www.ballyalley.com/documentation/spectre_systems/treasure_cove_concept_art/treasure_cove_concept_art.html

 

I noticed that someone asked if War could be re-released.  It's available (with permission) on the most recent Astrocade multicarts, but I'm not aware of Michael Garber, the programmer of Crazy Climber and War, being asked to have a re-release of either of his two Astrocade games.

 

Adam

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Well, because of the age of the Bally system, I never expected to see Treasure Cove re-released. But it is very cool that it has been.

 

I love the color label for the cartridge. A very nice touch.

 

Even though I programmed the game, I was never able to get through all the levels (it gets pretty crazy in the higher levels).

 

I hope folks enjoy playing Treasure Cove.

 

Brett

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It looks like a brilliant reproduction and a steal of a deal. Ordered. Thanks!

 

Edit: Posted about here as well: http://armchairarcade.com/perspectives/2017/05/26/news-estoerica-treasure-cove-reproduction-bally-astrocade-now-available/

Edited by Bill Loguidice

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As of this morning, all orders have been shipped.  I have 3 carts left I can build in original Astrocade boxes.  There may be a delay because I am basically out of cartridges to modify. 

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Mine came the other day, thanks! Have not had time to open it (celebrating Anniversary with my Wife this weekend) but if I have time I'll take a peek at it tomorrow.

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Got it today, quite fast for overseas shipping!

First time seeing an Astrocade box... Odd thing, certainly not means to be kept, being how unintuitive they are.

Mine have a sticker for "Space Fortress 2012" on the side. was that for a previous release? :D

 

Haven't tested it yet, I need to find my step down transformer...

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Hey guys,

I am going to have to appologize to a couple of you but I need to put the sales of Treasure Cove on hold. I am out of original boxes. I will let everyone know when I have a new supply or a new method of packaging. Sorry.

bah

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Well, my Astrocade still works.

 

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Not sure the colors were right, but between the S-video mod and those TV being for the European market, it's hard for me to know the "right" colors.

 

If anyone know a workable replacement for the PSU, contact me. I played it for 2 hours, and when I stopped, the PSU was burning hot. As I was worried about, it doesn't take the 50 htz very well.

 

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