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Knabber Rob for the Atari 2600


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Côté Gamers is starting to release info for Knabber Rob - an original Atari 2600 game made by me :)

The basic concept is:  what if you were the erratic, thieving bat from a certain adventurous game?  What if the Evil Wizard tasked you with hauling the items back into their respective chests?

It's a one player affair with 3 difficulty levels and two different 256 screen maps.  The last difficulty level randomizes parts of the map.

Although it's a europeon release it's also NTSC/PAL60 friendly.

Please ask questions and/or hit me with feedback :)

 

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Legally distinct!  In Adventure you can control the bat somewhat by being grabbed whilst in a dragons body.  Since you are the bat in my game I made sure you *felt* like a crazy flying mammal.  At times the bat seems to want to bolt in his own direction.  Also, he can fly over pesky  barriers briefly.

Knabber Rob also has an echo location effect that points you to the next appropriate chest.  Figured that might be more fun than completely random flight over two 256 screen maps :)

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I made a developer video (i.e. not official Côté Gamers media) showing a playthrough of the first difficulty level.  The sound is off and video not quite centered properly.  But, hey!  Gameplay demonstration! :)

 

 

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Ric Pryor of Old School Gamer Magazine did a write up. https://www.oldschoolgamermagazine.com/knabber-rob-a-reverse-adventure-for-the-atari-2600/

 

Despite many, many, many hours playtesting the countdown timer is still inaccurate.  I thus dubbed them "magic minutes" but Ric wasn't fooled.  On hindsight I should have just left the timer as a plain numerical display rather then pretending it was clock-like.

A very good article, though!

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Cote Gamers had to pull out of publishing Knabber Rob.  I'm hoping Neo Games has an opening early next year to get this game out to the public.

Less groceries for me.  But, it will happen.  The bat deserves some limelight :)

Please check out my Atari 2600 party favors at https://theloon.itch.io/  

Downloadable games include Upp Plus Plus, Stranglehand, Nitebear on Sleepystreet and more!

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On 5/9/2019 at 6:25 AM, slobu said:

Please ask questions and/or hit me with feedback :)

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homebrew made for Atari.IO???? :o

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

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I figured it was better to put Atari.io in the screenshot.

I've made improvements since the stalled release of Knabber Rob.  Working out the last few kinks.

As a side it has two 256 screen maps with infinite variations on the second 256 screen map.

 

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20 minutes ago, slobu said:

I figured it was better to put Atari.io in the screenshot.

I've made improvements since the stalled release of Knabber Rob.  Working out the last few kinks.

As a side it has two 256 screen maps with infinite variations on the second 256 screen map.

Looking good @slobu! Good to see an update from you! :nintendo_mario_1up:

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