Tag Archives: Atari 2600

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. Continue reading

Review for Yars’ Revenge on Atari 2600

Want to know what my favourite game is on the Atari 2600?

Yars' Revenge (1982) (Atari)

It’s Yars’ Revenge. It’s one of those shmups that tried to be port of another game, Star Castle, but became it’s own game due to programmers not being able to port the arcade game to the 2600. Yars’ Revenge is a rather unique game in the fact that there’s not really another game like it. To explain this game, you play as Yar, an insect alien floating in space, being attacked by the Qotile and it’s relentless homing destroyer missile. The idea is that the Qotile is surrounded by a shield that parts can removed by either shooting at it, or eating chunks out of it. once you expose the Qotile, whilst avoiding the homing destroyer missile. There’s a scrambled coloured bar a little left from the middle of the screen, this is the neutral zone. If you hide inside this, the destroyer missile can not hurt you, but you can not shoot whilst inside the neutral zone. Continue reading

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Review for Phoenix on Atari 2600

The Atari 2600 in my opinion wasn’t so hot on arcade ports. Then again that’s coming from someone who wasn’t even born when the Atari 2600 was released. However, there are a few arcade ports that were done well on the system that was only really was only really made to play Pong; and that’s Phoenix by¬†Amstar Electronics!

Phoenix (1982) (Atari)

Granted, the game doesn’t have the graphical and audio prowess of it’s arcade counterpart. But Phoenix on the 2600 is a great port, because they got the gameplay and the feel of the game right on this! Continue reading

The best way to review EVER!

I’ve been really bad at keeping up with my blog, plus I kinda stole this from Kotaku. But here’s an awesome way to review a game! Write a script that’s the game review, eat one hell of a hot pepper, then read said review, film it and stick it up on Youtube! I swear this is better than reading any IGN review in the last 8 years!

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A surprise from the post!

Good ole’ FocusRS was awesome enough to pick up a copy of limited run Intellivision Lives on the DS. However he teased me a little about a “surprise” in the package. What felt like the longest time ever, actually it was two weeks, I received the package right after I did a podcast with Jeremy, and here it is!

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An Atari 2800 has been found!

Yup, Sean from FamicomBlog has managed to get himself a super rare Atari 2800; The Japanese Atari 2600. He paid a pretty penny for it, so it better be worth it! Then again he has an old TV to play it on, so it will be!

Atari 2800 Click on the image to see the blog post.