Let’s Play Boss!

Here’s an interesting one; a brand new shmup for the Atari 2600! This is Boss, and it’s being made by Twin Galaxies high scorer Dave Vogt. He’s running an IndieGoGo campaign where, if the campaign succeeds, you can get this game on an actual Atari 2600 cart, and a mobile edition of the game.

I was lucky to get hold of Dave who was kind enough to give me a ROM of the game. I recorded this to show you what the game is like, and it’s a shooter with a big alien on the top of the screen that changing it’s attack pattern and size over time. This growing alien shoots (very slow) lasers at you, and a (much faster) missile will appear every so often to end you. It’s a pretty entertaining game.

Anyway, go over to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/boss-a-brand-new-atari-2600-game#/ and go fund the project to get this game made into an actual playable cartridge for the awesome Atari 2600!

If you use Twitter you can get hold of Dave at https://twitter.com/LudicrousDa3ve

You can find Dave Vogt on Youtube here.