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#1 Bobby75 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:02 PM

Found this in the wild. thought everyone might enjoy it.

#2 AverageSoftware OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:21 PM

Oh, hell yes.



#3 Gabriel OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:29 PM

Very, very cool.

 

I played on 1.  That was too easy.  I killed myself off at 1 million.

 

Then I played on 3.  I didn't notice any real difference until I hit the million mark again and more monsters started populating the dungeon.  I kept playing and there were some little changes.

 

Some monsters took more hits to kill (goblins and snakes became multi-hit).  The trap room gained a couple of new walls.  Other rooms started requiring objectives.  For example, the snake room required defeating all the monsters before the treasure would appear.  Some rooms required all the monsters be killed before the door would open and allow escape.

 

And then, suddenly there was a new map and four new rooms.  I was a little disappointed that two of the four were new trap rooms.  The Reaper room and it's unkillable minions is something of a crapshoot.  Therefore, I only thought there was one well made room in the set with it's respawning monsters.

 

Finally, I played on 3c.  That's the difficulty to play on.

 

But control is so much better than any other version, and the speed feels great.  It looks fantastic too.  

 

There are a few bugs here and there.  Sometimes when shooting in a room you'll "hit" empty air.  The treasures shown between each level don't start where they're supposed to if you start a new game after being killed off.  Instead they start at wherever the next treasure you would have earned in your previous game.  Hall monsters reset to their origin points every time when exiting a room.

 

The pause button isn't enabled.  Neither is Reset.

 

Venture is finally on the 5200!



#4 edladdin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:18 PM

Thank you for posting that!



#5 King_Salamon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:35 AM

Wow!  I'm guessing this is a conversion of  the Atari 8-bit computer version?  Just a guess.  I haven't played it yet... going to be a fun play today!

 

Thanks for posting this... if it's a work in progress (as Gabriel suggests some bugs etc) I would love to see this go to a cart at some point with a cool manual etc. 

 

Regardless, Venture on the 5200!  Woo hoo!



#6 AverageSoftware OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:25 AM

I haven't played this extensively yet, but it looks and sounds so fantastic that I would gladly pay for it on cartridge.



#7 Wrathchild OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:32 AM

I would have concerns that such a 'wild' exists where an around 3 year old title resides or it would have surfaced a long time ago?

#8 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:36 AM

Is this the version that's been touted since 2013? Last I checked, there was never closure to it.

http://atariage.com/...fficial-release

http://atariage.com/...the-atari-5200/

http://members.tcq.n...61/venture.html

#9 phattyboombatty OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:03 PM

Just got home, popped it in my AtariMax, and I can confirm that this is the Video61/KJMANN/peteym5 version.

 

Excellent production. Excellent game.



#10 MIKE5200 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:03 PM

Yup, it's real..Now the real Question, Why did it took so long?

I did find this



#11 Allan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:37 PM

The other question is where did it come from?

 

Allan



#12 Protestari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:05 AM

Thank you from the Atari 5200 Podcast. We will mention this on the next episode.



#13 -^CrožBow^- OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:38 AM

Played this quite a bit over the weekend. It really need to use digital controls as with my stock 5200 controllers, the deadzone on it is hard to gauge with this game. I also didn't really notice a difference between the two shooting modes? They both seem to work the same way to me.

 

I did cause the game to glitch out a few times when loosing my last life by pressing keys together like pause and reset at the same time. But it isn't very easy to reproduce. But when it does glitch out...it requires a power cycle to restart. But yes, this is a really fun and excellent conversion!



#14 thevnaguy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:16 AM

So cool to have this on the 5200!   Much more enjoyable using my masterplay clone and a sega game pad!



#15 captcapcom OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:06 PM

Saw this on the 5200 Podcast and HAD to have it! Gotta throw it on my AtariMax later today!!!



#16 MightyMattD OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:19 PM

Excellent!  Just gave it a quick try on the AtariMax cart and it plays great.  Love the sounds, and all of the different levels.  Thanks so much for posting!  I'll do a write up soon for The Atari 5200 Super Community podcast.  I'm blown away by this.



#17 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:30 PM

 I'll do a write up soon for The Atari 5200 Super Community podcast.  I'm blown away by this.[/quote]

Awesome! Love Mighty Mouse BTW.

#18 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:26 PM

I have removed the binary at request of the game's author.

..Al

#19 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:49 AM

I don't recall a cartridge being available for the 5200? 



#20 -^CrožBow^- OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:20 AM

I have removed the binary at request of the game's author.

..Al

 

And I have deleted the rom from my library as I see now this wasn't an authorized release. 



#21 DamonicFury OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:53 AM

I have removed the binary at request of the game's author.

..Al

 

I certainly was concerned this was being released without the original author's blessing.  Sure hope that it does see a real release soon though.



#22 OldSchoolRetroGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:34 PM

I have removed the binary at request of the game's author.

..Al

 

NOTE TO SELF: GRAB MYSTERIOUS ROMS THE MOMENT THEY APPEAR ON AA  :-D

I never got around to downloading while it was posted - 

 

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Ah well, back to me COLECOVISION version I guess................


Edited by OldSchoolRetroGamer, Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:35 PM.


#23 tep392 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:02 PM

Interesting. The OP only had this one post and now he's banned. I wonder what the story is.

#24 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:04 PM

So how does one get a legit copy of this?



#25 -^CrožBow^- OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:06 PM

So how does one get a legit copy of this?

Don't believe it has been officially released as yet and obviously the rom wasn't supposed to be leaked either. Patience would be needed here it would seem.






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