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a newly released version of the best Pac Man for 2600

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It has been since last May that DINTAR816 released the last update (v4) to the best Pac-Man port ever to the Atari VCS/2600. And now, he has uploaded the latest verison (v5), where he as updated the following:

 

  • I have now completed the routines of the "monsters" in the "home", in the video you can see this behavior (at 0:53 see "Clyde").
  • The "fright sound" now stops (deactivates the "fright mode") when Pacman eats 4 "ghost/monster" before the end of the "fright time".
  • I improved a little routine flicker (just a little), I tried to make the "inteligent flicker", although the kernel is already prepared for that, the problem is in the routine of "flicker sort" that has to be fast, just 500 cycles are available to do so (in a version "pal50" would have sufficient cycles for that).
  • Some changes in sound routine: The intermission music now uses the two channels of sound, although not as arcade (I'll try later).
  • I changed a bit the tone and speed of sound "extralife" to make it more like the arcade.

 

If you haven't tried any past versions of this homebrew, this one is a must!

 

pacman2600_8k_v5.bin

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Technically this version of Pac Man was awesome but the programmer did more then that, he managed to make it a blast to play as well. That's usually the hardest part of them all. This is probably the most fun version of Pac Man i have played, on any system.

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Add turbo option and it's the best 2600 game of all time

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXYNgl8sCUw

here's his response......

 

"Nice. Maybe the "turbo" option could be added in with the right difficulty switch and activated by hitting the fire button? Always glad to see kids playing the 2600... icon_shades.gif"

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I'm hoping that you could do turbo full time so I don't have to constantly keep my finger on the fire button. I'm guessing that thru the difficulty switches you could set full time turbo and an option to enable turbo via fire button.

 

I just downloaded the ROM onto my Harmony cart and played it on my 2600. Homie don't do emulation. :)

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Sorry to ask is this game can only be played on a pc or the 2600 as well, game looks great but wouldn't play on pc I'm assuming this is played with emulator

Yes, you need to play using an emulator on your computer (Stella is a good one), or on a Harmony cart on a real 2600. 

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Sorry to ask is this game can only be played on a pc or the 2600 as well, game looks great but wouldn't play on pc I'm assuming this is played with emulator

 

 

Yes, you need to play using an emulator on your computer (Stella is a good one), or on a Harmony cart on a real 2600. 

Or order a custom cart from the "other" site to play on a real 2600.

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