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I intended to make a few games that would feel like games that could have been around in 1981. Those are the games I will always be fondest of. I hope a few folks have gotten some enjoyment out of these simple games.

 

All were programmed with Assembly .

 

 

 

 

http://www.gooddealgames.com/inventory/Atari%202600.html.

 

 

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ESmith2600.zip

 

1v1_Basketball_Beach_Portable.bin

 

 

BackyardfootballR9.bin BackYard Football.txt

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Thought I would post the final versions and instructions sheets for the 3 games I have made this year in one place. Out of ideas at this point and have to get back to work soon :(.

 

Also, I have included the version of Pickle with the puzzle/contest. Maybe someone will solve it. Only part could be figured out with disassembly , and solution must be explained as if this did not exist . I also changed the default game mode after feedback from ZeroPage Homebrew Video Gaming.

 

I intended to make a few games that would feel like games that could have been around in 1981. Those are the games I will always be fondest of. I hope a few folks have gotten some enjoyment out of these simple games.

 

All were programmed with Assembly . I will eventually release the source code but they are a mess in current state.

 

Thanks so much to the Atari Age community everyone is awesome and very supportive ! Cheers.

 

Edward (Tony) Smith.

 

Alien Attack and Pickle are for sale at

 

http://www.gooddealgames.com/inventory/Atari%202600.html.

 

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Awesome collection of games this year Edward!!!

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another bug fixed where the enemy missiles would move down at an inappropriate time just to left of base.

Game is a bit harder now.

Also added a warning alarm if timer low or only one hit remaining

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Fixed Alien Revenge Bug where row 4 enemy missile would register multiple hits on base

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Fixed Alien Revenge Bug where row 4 enemy missile would register multiple hits on base

Good to see that you are continuing to polish this game.

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a few more important bug fixes for Alien Revenge, and a few gameplay adjustments . Hits on enemy now all register ( some were still not ). Another major bug where the enemy state was not properly transitioning after hit by diagonal fire.

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a few more important bug fixes for Alien Revenge, and a few gameplay adjustments . Hits on enemy now all register ( some were still not ). Another major bug where the enemy state was not properly transitioning after hit by diagonal fire.

Good job!

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Very nearly finished here. Fixed pretty much all bugs and cleaned up scanline count. Added button-press reset after game over.

Difficulty A is 25 seconds and 7 hits and 1 shield. difficulty B is 40 seconds, 10 hits and 2 shields.

Move joystick to fire in 8 directions. Can shoot enemy missiles. Speeds up at later waves . Win by surviving 99 waves .

 

video below is not that great ( doesn't handle flicker well , in that the player laser is easier to track in Stella or CRT TV than it appears in this video) , but it gives an idea. Simple game , but it plays pretty well I think.

 

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A hint for the Pickle riddle, which remains unsolved :twisted: -- All the clues are in the manual ( except the 'easter egg' game screen which is itself a clue ).

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A few more updates to Alien Revenge ( in initial posting):

 

1. Added sound effect when you shoot enemy missiles

2. Laser no longer goes through enemy missiles . This makes game a bit more challenging, especially on skill level A

3. Enemy movement direction changes during wave

4. Play area goes all white upon death

5. Play area goes rainbow upon defeating wave 99

6. Cleaned up a few more little bugs

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TV Type set to B&W now limits shots to 40 per wave in Alien Revenge .

Game is pretty hard now in Difficulty A + B&W .

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12 minutes ago, devwebcl said:

Is running the baseball puzzle contest yet?

 

This was a huge flop ( understandably now ) , so I dropped it  a while back due to lack of interest.    I have a Sega Genesis that I was trying to give away ( still am ).  .

It was part of Pickle, one of my early attempts at an assembly  2600 game.  You have to use the manual ( just one page) to figure out clues and manipulate the game to find and  solve a riddle . But still never been solved !   

 

I am kind of embarrassed by the quality of that game now.       I took it down from this thread .  I was actually thinking of polishing that game up a bit now that I have learned more .  So maybe I will put it up again down the road. 

 

 

 

 

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I dusted off my old game Alien Revenge now that I have gained more experience.   The game had some graphical glitches, specifically the game was jittery.

I have fixed this and made a few other changes .  

 

It is posted with the others in the initial post.

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I reorganized the original post-----  I put all the ROMS and manuals in a ZIP file .  

 

Includes HotBox and FishFight too. 

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On 4/8/2020 at 7:54 AM, easmith said:

I reorganized the original post-----  I put all the ROMS and manuals in a ZIP file .  

 

Includes HotBox and FishFight too. 

Is HotBox a new graphics upgrade to Pickle?

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4 hours ago, ZeroPage Homebrew said:

Is HotBox a new graphics upgrade to Pickle?

Yes. With a few other changes to gameplay . Such as “turbo “ running wie the risk of falling down . 
 

you were very close to finding the riddle clue ........ 

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Posted (edited)

1 vs 1 Baseball, 1vs1 Pro Tennis, and Root Beer Pong are now available for purchase ,

 

 

http://www.gooddealgames.com/inventory/Atari 2600.html.

 

 

I can enjoy having the 2600 sports crown for a few months before Champ Sports takes over :) .  

 

(Don't get me wrong-----  I will definitely be buying  Champ Sports Baseball  !) 

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