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Atari 2600 "Defend Your Castle"


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#1 RickR

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

I just wanted to share this one.  The ROM file is available for free here:

 

http://www.mr-atari.com/defyocas/

 

The game is great -- very similar to "Smithereens" on the Odyssey 2 (but no voice :( ).  I tried the game and it's a lot of fun with 2 players. 

 

I decided to purchase a real copy of the game.  Why?  Because it's really affordable and that deserves to be supported.  How many times have we seen a homebrew that's over $50?  This one is only about $18 shipped from the Netherlands!  It only comes with a ROM board and stickers -- you have to provide a cart shell.  I think that's really cool if that's all it takes to keep it so affordable. 

 

Credit where credit is due -- I discovered all this from this John Hancock video:

 

 

 


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#2 Rowsdower70

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 01:21 PM

That IS a great price and idea (providing your own shell).   I'd love to see a pic when yours comes in. 


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#3 kamakazi20012

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:41 PM

I love watching the Metal Jesus crew...and John has an awesome game room collection!  


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#4 Starbuck66

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:54 PM

I saw this video a few days ago as well... looks fun!



#5 RickR

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 12:15 PM

If anyone ordered one...looks like the stickers came in and packages shipped on 7/14



#6 RickR

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:28 AM

Mail call from Netherlands today.

 

Here's how it arrived.  A cart board, stickers, and simple instructions packaged very nicely.  Now to find a shell to use.....

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#7 RickR

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:50 PM

Voila!  The finished product.  I sacrificed a "Tank Plus" with very poor label for this.  Turned out very nice.

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