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I'm looking for the next episode of the Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast (you can find it on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or use this feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/homebrew78 )

What are your thoughts on Space Invaders? (BTW, it was actually a pretty popular title at the table at Midwest Gaming Classic; lot of people wanted to try it out.)

This game will be covered on Episode 9.

You can also e-mail text or audio to homebrew78 -at- fab4it -dot- com.

Deadline is 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday, April 19. Any comments from after then will be addressed in a later episode.

Supernatural, perhaps...baloney, perhaps not.

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Unfortunately the only experience I had with PMP's port of this game was on the PMP collection cart that CPUWIZ put together. As a result, SI is bugged up and will lock up when you play any levels that have the shields. But I do remember it looked quite the part and sounded pretty good. I still think one of my favorite home ports of SI is the one that comes with Y.A.S.I. for the Vectrex though.

See what I'm up to over at the Ivory Tower Collections: http://www.youtube.com/ivorytowercollections


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This is another game I had written a review for.  Here it is: 


This is a game that needs no introduction.  Space Invaders remains one of the classics in video game history and has even seen modernized versions released on new consoles and handhelds.  Despite Atari having a hit with their 2600 version of the game (this was the game that put the 2600 on the map), they never created a port of the game for the 7800.  That is quite surprising since the 7800 is certainly more capable and creating an arcade-perfect port would have been possible at the time.  Well, fear not, for Bob strikes again and he has filled this gap in the 7800's game library.  What Bob has created is a masterpiece for the console that not only looks great but also reminds me of the many options Atari added to their version of the game.  Space Invaders on the 7800 has arcade-perfect graphics and animation.  The sounds are as close to the arcade as they come as well.  Instead of having to scroll through 100 plus game versions, you get to select different things to change on the main menu for the game.  Here you can select the bomb speed, whether the shields are fixed or move about, whether the invaders are visible or not, whether bombs zig zag or not, and you even get to choose a color scheme for the graphics.  These schemes range from the basic white and green to the more colorful ones created with overlays on the arcade machines.  Space Invaders is a must have title for any gamer and this version certainly has to be part of your game library if you own an Atari 7800.

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