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Yars' Revenge


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#1 Justin

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 12:44 PM

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#2 Arcade Dude 44

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:40 PM

Did you also know that it was a "port" of "Star Castle", an awesome vector classic by Tim Skelly of Cinematronics?  Well, at least it was the same idea, according to HSW. :)


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#3 Arenafoot

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 07:35 PM

very awesome game for the 2600!


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#4 Jayson_B24

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:55 PM

Yars' Revenge, an amazing game outsold by (quite possibly) the worst port of an arcade game since cavemen drew pictures on walls... 😩
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

Did you also know that it was a "port" of "Star Castle", an awesome vector classic by Tim Skelly of Cinematronics?  Well, at least it was the same idea, according to HSW. :)

Yep, which is quite nifty.  He decided he couldn't make Star Casle and decided to create something similar but within the capabilities of the 2600.  Little did he know he was creating one of the system's top selling games!


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#6 Scott Stilphen

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:13 AM

Yep, which is quite nifty.  He decided he couldn't make Star Casle and decided to create something similar but within the capabilities of the 2600.  Little did he know he was creating one of the system's top selling games!

 

He never said he couldn't do it - he said a straight port of Star Castle would have sucked given the limitations of the VCS.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:23 PM

How would it of been outsold by Pac-man? Two different levels of games.



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:26 AM

How would it of been outsold by Pac-man? Two different levels of games.

 

Very simple. Pac-Man was so popular at the time that even a lacking port could outsell an better made, original game that didn't have the same name recognition. 


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#9 Scott Stilphen

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 07:35 PM

VCS Pac-Man outsold EVERY VCS cart :)



#10 TeddyGermany

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 08:03 AM

But on the other hand, me and my pals were glad to play a PacMan game on the VCS and liked it. The VCS-ports were always different to the Arcade-version and so we got accustomed to it in a short time.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:50 AM

He also developed E.T. but the executives only game him 6 weeks to do so whereas Yar's Revenge (one of my favorites back then) took several months.
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#12 RickR

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 01:09 AM

The beauty of Yars is how the gameplay has a bit more complexity to it.  You don't just shoot everything and move on.  You've gotta build yourself a Zorlon cannon first and then shoot the Quotile with that (without killing yourself in the process). It's such a great feeling to shoot the swirl right out of the air.


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