Not to be outdone by the Atari Homebrew Awards, our friends in the Intellivision community has come together to recognize the best Intellivision homebrew games released in 2021. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize your favorite homebrews, as there's just a few days left to vote! Please head to the Intellivision Homebrew Awards forum to cast your vote. Voting closes February 6th, 2022 - 8pm CST.
Papa Pete will announce winners during a special stream Feb 11, 2022 - stay tuned! All result
The team at Atari recently asked Dennis Debro some questions about the development of Yars' Return. Dennis Debro worked with Curt Vendel on the development of the Yars’ Return. He also contributed to the Atari XP release, digging into the code to make some refinements.
Q: How did you get involved with the development of Yars’ Return?
DD: Curt Vendel and his team at Legacy Engineering had a contract with Atari to produce the Atari Flashback 2. I worked on the game Atari Climber, one
When Atari was creating games in the 70’s and 80’s, every title was programmed to work with a specific configuration of processors and memory that were called “Mappers”, and over the years, these configurations changed as developers pushed the Atari 2600 hardware to the absolute limit of its capabilities. When we started the Atari XP project, we recognized that re-releasing a wide variety of titles would require making PCB with many different configurations. From a manufacturing perspective, t
Here at the Ivory Tower, I get quite a few requests for console services. It might be an actual repair to get a console working back to full factory function or refurbishment of a working condole to ensure it works for another 40+ years into the future. But by and large most of my requests are to enhance a console in some way. Usually through audio/video upgrades etc. But on more rare occasions, I will be sent a system that has already had work done to it either by the original owner or from ano
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Welcome to MaximumRD's Amiga Appreciation Hub. For fans of one of the greatest computer line of all time! Including the entire Amiga line from the original A1000 to the blockbuster A500 and even then CDTV and CD32 come join in on the fun relating to all things AMIGA! YES the C64 was awesome but the AMIGA was magic!
Voting is now OPEN for the 4th Annual Atari Homebrew Awards, celebrating the best in new Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, 8-Bit and Lynx homebrew games released in 2021! VOTE on your favorite homebrew in seventeen different categories such as Best Graphics, Best Music+Sound, Best Packaging and Best WIP! Voting closes on February 6th, so make sure you make your voice heard on your favorites!
VOTE HERE: https://atariage.com/forums/forum/203-atari-homebrew-awards/
The winners of the Atari Homebrew A
The team at Atari recently asked legendary game designer Howard Scott Warshaw some questions about Saboteur, and the connections between Saboteur and Yar’s Revenge.
Q: What’s up with the Yar in Saboteur?
HSW: That’s a good question. Perhaps a better question is: What’s the Yar up to in Saboteur? You will note the Yar contributes to the building of the rocket transport, but it is not clear what exactly that Yar is contributing. Remember this: You can take the Yar out of Saboteur
In 1987, Sid Meier’s Pirates! was released. It is a near perfect game that gets overshadowed by Meier’s other colossal accomplishment, Civilization. On this Retroist Podcast, I take a deeper look at the game’s inception, development, and follow-ups. Listen to this episode at the Retroist Podcast
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The Wizard was a short-lived show, but it captured the imagination of many who were lucky enough to see it. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I talk about this cult classic 80s TV show.Listen to this episode at the Retroist Podcast
We are excited to announce the arrival of several new Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, and Jaguar to the store for pre-ordering! We have a great assortment of games in this batch of releases, we're sure there's something in here for everyone! Once all the printed materials arrive, we will promptly get all pre-orders shipped in the order they were received.
Click on any of the images to jump straight to that game:
Here's a list of the games:
Doggone It! (2600)
Escape From The
My Vectrex collection! I just got the Vectrex back from being refurbished (buzz-off kit installed, all caps replaced, general clean-up) and thought it would be a good time to document the whole collection.
The Vectrex is one of my all-time favorite parts of my collection. I purchased this one in Feb 2013 from a chap over on AtariAge. Over the years, I've added a few carts and overlays, and that sweet converted Genesis arcade stick (that turns-out was made by a guy I know!). I'm now up
ASTEROIDS: RECHARGED (VCS)
Published 2021 (Atari)
Developer: Adamvision Studios, Sneakybox
ASTEROIDS: RECHARGED is a modern take on Ed Logg's seminal 1979 arcade space shooter. Like all games in Atari's recent "Recharged" series, it includes a neon vector-like graphic aesthetic and more modern gaming elements like power-ups, leader boards, challenges, achievements and more.
ASTEROIDS: RECHARGED is available on multiple platforms, including: VCS, Switch, XBO
In 1974, The Year Without a Santa Claus, expanded the Christmas character canon by giving us more Mrs. Claus and introducing the Miser Brothers. On this episode of the show, we take a look at this holiday classic.Listen to this episode at the Retroist Podcast
JETBOARD JOUST (VCS)
Published 2021 (Freedom Games)
Ever since Eugene Jarvis and Williams Electronics unleashed Defender on unsuspecting arcades in 1980, there have been countless sequels, send-ups, hacks and tributes to the game. With a rare exception, these tend to fall short of the high-water mark set by the original. Jetboard Joust by indie developer BitBull is one such exception. The game takes the foundational elements of Jarvis’ class
The Atari Lynx is a great "what if" in the history of hand-held consoles. Far from perfect, it was an interesting alternative to the Donkey Kong-sized gorilla that was the Game Boy. On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I take a look back at the rise, fall, and legacy of the Atari Lynx.Listen to this episode at the Retroist Podcast
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at being a spy? Well the arcade game Sly Spy from Data East is for you. The arcade game came out in 1989 and the plot resembles movies and books from the James Bond series as well as some other spy media out at the time. In fact the game mentions the Golden Gun as pictured below. There are eight playable stages and a 9th stage which is the final boss level. There are different levels in the game you have an underwater level, a skydiving level, a beat em up s
I had to pleasure of visiting Disneyland / California Adventure while visiting one of my kids. I thought I'd share a few notes, especially on the newer rides.
One thing to keep in mind when planning your visit is that you'll need to make reservations at the park of your choice in advance. You don't just need a ticket, but also that reservation. They are limiting how many guests are allowed in each day, and I think that's a really good thing. Pre-planning is necessary.
It's been around a while, but I just stumbled onto the "RetroBird" channel. It deals with retro gaming, and it's informative and funny. Give it a try and let me know what you think. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9L4gU9wd7ImK8vP4WnJ_wQ
BLACK WIDOW: RECHARGED (VCS)
Published 2021 (Atari)
Developer: Adamvision Studios, Sneakybox
BLACK WIDOW: RECHARGED is a modern take on Atari's vector twin stick-shooter Black Widow (1982). Like all games in Atari's recent "Recharged" series, it includes a neon vector-like graphic aesthetic and more modern gaming elements like power-ups, leader boards, challenges, achievements and more. What sets BLACK WIDOW: RECHARGED apart from the other Recharged titles is th
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I discuss the 1983 cult classic TV show, Automan. This TRON-influenced show was short-lived, but it is well-remembered by people who watched it at the time.Listen to this episode at the Retroist Podcast
PLAY EPISODE 22 HERE #PA2041, Published by Atari Corp. In this episode I cover yet another arcade port for the Lynx, Paperboy,
released in 1990. Included are statistics for the game and a run-down
on how to play it, along with reviews and ratings, some fun facts and
trivia, and lots of listener feedback about the game. Also in today’s
episode: Monty and I talk about the lost art of delivering newspapers
door to door.
“Yes…it’s true…I once owned a Morris Minor to deliver The Heckington H
The recently released Legend of Zelda Game and Watch scores a Solid 8/10. When compared to the original Game and Watches its missing some features but there is a lot of goodies that make up for it and it will bring you hours of joy. When comparing it to the Super Mario Brothers edition that released last year there are some improvements. To start the box has a protective sleeve over it with a neat design on it. (Pictures below) But lets get into the meat of the Handheld the clock has Link runnin