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Adventure Ponies - Atari XL/XE (64K Required)

 

 

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Dragon Trouble

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Applejack Smack

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Oh No! A Hydra

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Rainbow Dash-ed

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Uh Oh! It's Discord

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You Win!

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* Optimization and refactoring has freed up some more space so I hope to improve the graphics and maybe add background music.

 

* Current Version *


 ----------------- 0.87 -----------------

- Disable BASIC automatically, so the player doesn't have to hold down the [OPTION] key when booting.

advponies.0.87.xex

advponies.0.87.atr

 

* Older Versions *


----------------- 0.86 -----------------

- Added splash screen by Kaz, adjusted music volume.

advponies.0.86.xex

advponies.0.86.atr

 

----------------- 0.85 -----------------

- Added the ability to turn the music on/off.  On the "Select Pony" screen, press the [OPTION] key to toggle music on or off.

advponies.0.85.xex

advponies.0.85.atr

 

----------------- 0.84 -----------------

- Added background music to the game.  There are two tunes, one for the element levels and one for the enemy levels.

advponies.0.84.xex

advponies.0.84.atr

 

----------------- 0.83 -----------------

- Modified the Pony Select Screen to show Locked as well as Unlocked characters.

advponies.0.83.xex

advponies.0.83.atr

 

----------------- 0.82 -----------------
- Rewrite of all the animation code from C to assembly. This has improved game performance quite a bit.

advponies.0.82.xex

advponies.0.82.atr

 

----------------- 0.81 -----------------

- Optimization and refactoring of code. The game has improved performance especially on the Hydra level.

 

advponies.0.81.xex

advponies.0.81.atr

 

----------------- 0.80 -----------------

Original release

 

advponies.0.80.xex

advponies.0.80.atr

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Added new version 0.87
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Thanks :D

This needs to be dedicated to Carissa, the biggest ponies fan ever... excellent work.

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great game! sorry for being ignorant, but is it your first Atari game?

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great game! sorry for being ignorant, but is it your first Atari game?

 

Yeah, this is my first game. I had been wanting to write a game for the Atari 8-bit for a while. I was thinking about writing a port of Circus Charlie since it is one of the few classic arcade games to not have an Atari 8-bit port. But strange how the muse works, or what inspires you. The Hub, the network on which My Little Pony air originally aired, created a flash game, Adventure Ponies, made to look like an old 8-bit game. I kept thinking, I could port this to an actual 8-bit system, so I finally tried to do it,

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I'm happy to hear that, the game is very nice for a firste, hoping to see more productions from you

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Adventure Ponies - Atari XL/XE (64K Required)

 

I've peeked at the YouTube video so far. It looks great! I definitely appreciate the use of double- and quad-width PMG sprites that I'm seeing!

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What control do you use in Altirra to select a horse name?

 

On the Select Pony screen you use left and right to choose your pony.

 

:twisted: However, you have to unlock the other ponies by defeating all the foes. Winning with Twilight will unlock Rainbow Dash. Winning with Dash will unlock Applejack, etc.

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Played it a bit more. Very impressive. Great gameplay and graphics. Nice port of the game.

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Played it a bit more. Very impressive. Great gameplay and graphics. Nice port of the game.

 

Thanks. I tried to port it as close as possible. I did make a change in the Diamond Dogs where they attack you one at a time, instead of all 3 together due to the limited number of sprites.

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Remember folks...

8 bits are magic!

 

couldn't resist... same number of syllables as the Ponies - Friendship is magic! - mantra

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Remember folks...

8 bits are magic!

 

couldn't resist... same number of syllables as the Ponies - Friendship is magic! - mantra

 

I used to wonder what friendship could be,

Until you all shared the magic of Atari.

 

I am sorry, that was pretty bad.

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Not bad actually... hmmmm...

 

I wondered what friendship could be,

Until we all shared the magic of Atari,

I was forlorn and bored

not having much fun

when along came this game

Ponies on the run

Galloping goodness

Joy would ensue

I am glad for my friends

Atari, and you!

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I added an ATR image with the game to the original post for anyone who has trouble using the XEX file on real hardware.

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The magic of Atari (*) ... hm, perhaps it was magic some 30 years ago, nowadays it seems to be mostly about smoke and mirrors.

(*) The company entity

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Updated to version 0.81

 

-Refactored and optimized the code. I noticed a big performance increase, especially on the Hydra level.

 

Kaz, from atarionline.pl sent me an awesome splash screen, I haven't been able to incorporate it yet though.

 

Find the new version posted in the original post.

 

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Updated to version 0.82

 

Another small update to this project. I finished rewriting all the player animation code from C to assembly. I have freed up some memory so I hope to improve the graphics and maybe add some background music.

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Fixed the links for the embedded youtube videos that were broken after the move to the new forum.  I also added the commercial that started it all. 🙂

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