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#1 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:01 AM

Last fall we released Jeff Minter Classics for the Atari Jaguar, containing two of Jeff Minter's most popular classic computing titles: Llamatron: 2112 and Revenge of the Mutant Camels. The excellent Atari ST versions of these games were brought to the Jaguar by Lawrence Staveley (author of Rebooteroids), joined together by a beautiful menu illustrated by William Thorup. Stunning artwork was also created by William Thorup for the box, manual, label and included double-sided poster. 
 
In celebration of Jeff Minter's announcement of a Playstation 4 port of Gridrunner, we're excited to reveal that Gridrunner has been hidden inside all copies of Jeff Minter Classics sold to date! We've put together a video that shows how you can unlock Gridrunner. Once you've done so, Gridrunner will be displayed on the menu when the cartridge boots up, so you only need to unlock it once: 
 
 
As an added bonus for Gridrunner, you can choose to use an Amiga or Atari ST mouse (with a proper adapter) to control your ship, in addition to the stock Jaguar controller. Playing Gridrunner with a mouse is a blast! 
 
If you don't already have a copy of Jeff Minter Classics, you can pick up a copy in the AtariAge Store. Happy Easter to all Atari Jaguar fans!


#2 McCallister OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:11 AM

Fantastic and I don't own a jaguar. Always dreamed of something hidden like this in a homebrew!

#3 Welshworrier OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:23 AM

Very nice, does explain the cryptic responses from CJ when someone asked for it in a thread on here.

#4 sh3-rg OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:28 AM

Is Hardcore in there as well?

#5 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:33 AM

That's a nice Easter Egg -- I assume it's NOT a 4/1 Internet Jackass Day "event," considering the source.

#6 Saturn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:34 AM

Absolutely amazing :cool:



#7 neo_rg ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:36 AM

Best non chocolate Easter Egg yet..



#8 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:41 AM

That's a nice Easter Egg -- I assume it's NOT a 4/1 Internet Jackass Day "event," considering the source.

 

:ponder:



#9 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:45 AM

Hmmm
Et tu, Albert?

#10 skip OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:48 AM

Check the video. It had to be unlocked to get the footage to make the video. I'm not that good at faking videos.**

Plus, if you check the manual to the game or are familiar with a certain one of Yak's quote(s), there's quite the hint as to its legitimacy. :) 

(**or am I...? ;) )



#11 SuperDork3000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:51 AM

April Fools!



#12 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 9:52 AM

Of those three games, Gridrunner is the one I'd want to play the most.  I might have to order a cart now!  



#13 skip OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 10:30 AM

April Fools!

But seriously, no. It works, try it.


Edited by skip, Sun Apr 1, 2018 10:30 AM.


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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 10:34 AM

APRIL FOOLS!!!



#15 Welshworrier OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 10:45 AM

Um, no... It does work

#16 Saturn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 10:59 AM

Certainly not an April Fool's joke. I'm posting the first official high score for Grid Runner :P

Thanks for this!

 

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#17 Welshworrier OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 11:04 AM

The fact Jeff Minter also tweeted this out should be a bit of verification :)

#18 Machine OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 11:10 AM

This put a huge smile on my face. I was so excited to see what happened when I put the code in...............and boy was I surprised!!!


Edited by Machine, Sun Apr 1, 2018 11:10 AM.


#19 Welshworrier OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 11:12 AM

Guessing some people might like to try this, mind you a double April fool.

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#20 Atlantis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 12:21 PM

One more reason to join AA store and finally get Rebooteroids and Jeff collection..... wow, what a blast!

Got money in the canon and will do so in only days!

You guys rock!



#21 VladR OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 1:15 PM

Guessing some people might like to try this, mind you a double April fool.

Last I checked, a year is 365.25 days

Last I checked, only one of those is inappropriate for - undoubtedly - important announcements of this nature. Leaving us with what - over 364 days available?

YMMV, but -hey- I could be wrong...

#22 Welshworrier OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 1:49 PM

Last I checked, a year is 365.25 days

Funny, I thought it was more like 365.2422. It's important to use the actual values when you write software that is to nanosecond accuracy (as I do occasionally).

It's a freebie, they've chosen to announce something today that was in place 6 months ago.

#23 Atlantis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:36 PM

It's called Easter egg.... duuuhhh, I'm joining AA store as we speak



#24 VladR OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 2:53 PM

It's called Easter egg.... duuuhhh

Care to share which religious community recognizes Easter as a single-day, April First, event ? It is, after all, not such an absurd idea, given the indisputable differences in timings&essence of another major event (Christmas) in U.S. ...

 

Just curious, as I find it fascinating how the various communities diverged from their original culture after coming here from Europe (and some managed to do so in less than half century).



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Posted Sun Apr 1, 2018 3:12 PM

Care 

I'll flow with ya!
In my Swedish/EU calendar today is April the 1st 2018 and also, at the same time, the Easter Sunday*, the day Jesus resurrected "three" days after his harsh death on the cross. He rolled the stone away from the crypt and wandered the outskirts as, what could be described, a holy zombie doing some fantastic stuff, within the context of the religion they call Christianity, which emanates from the Middle-east.

* "Easter day" ---- https://sv.wikipedia...wiki/Påskdagen

The funny thing with this year 2018 is that the Easter is really early and the holy days of Easter in Christianity overlaps the April's fools day!! Ha ha

You see??







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