Classic Game Room HD – ATARI 2600 KEYBOARD controller review
Watch in High Definition. Classic Game Room HD reviews the Atari 2600 Keyboard Controller for the Atari VCS video computer system! This keyboard controller has number keys on it (like a telephone or calculator!) and works with games like Memory Match, A Game of Concentration, Codebreaker and Basic Programming. This is an old school piece of Atari hardware and a unique, collectable accessory for the venerable VCS. Push buttons and watch numbers and stuff appear and change on screen. You can …
Atari Karts [Jaguar - Beta]
Atari Karts is a Mario Kart-style racing game for Atari Jaguar published by Atari Games and developed by Miracle Designs Ltd. The game music was composed in 1994 by Fabrice Gillet in Protracker on an Amiga. Both he and the people who created the in-game artwork are not listed in the game’s credits at the end of the game. The manual refers to them as the “Miracle Designs Team”. [Info from Wikipedia]
Gamepopper101 has found a beta video of the game from viMasterJag’s YT Channel. Some of the differences shown in the video should be:
* Different title theme
* Different character on title screen (final release is Bently Bear)
* Menu screen is different (but uses the same text font)
* No Background on menu screen
* Three characters not found in final version: Pum King, Firebug, Miracle Man (?)
* Character selection screen is also different
* Missing stages (?)
* Camera moves to back of player differently in beta (it moves like in Super Mario Kart in the final version) (?)
* Possible different music in stages (?)
Thanks to Gamepopper101 for the contribution!
Guide to World’s Rarest Atari Games
Keep your eyes peeled at your local yard sale this summer and you may find a dusty old Atari “tape” worth thousands (unless I get there first). The retro-gaming experts over at Racketboy have put together a guide to the Rarest and Most Valuable Atari 2600 Games to keep a lookout for. Topping the list is “Birthday Mania,” which was the equivalent to those personalized kid’s books you see turning up in thrift stores. This may be one of the rarest games for any system, and will fetch five to seven grand for little Johnny’s cast off birthday gift from 1984.
Other rare games include those with extremely limited release, alternate releases (including an “Atlantis” tournament edition) and prototypes. And if you are interested in prototypes, be sure to check out the wonderful “AtariProtos.com” for more detail than you would even imagine existed.
If you’ve scored an old shoebox full of 2600 games and want to see if you’ve picked up any hidden gems, you can head over to Atari Age and use their online rarity guide to search for your titles. Games are ranked on a scale of one to ten, with “1? being “Common” and “10? being “Unbelievably Rare.” Atari Age is also a great resource for all things Atari, including all the home consoles from the 2600 to the Jaguar. Happy hunting.
Classic Game Room HD - SWORDQUEST WATERWORLD for Atari 2600
Classic Game Room HD reviews SWORDQUEST WATERWORLD for Atari 2600 from 1983. The third in the Swordquest quadrilogy (although the 4th game, Airworld, was never completed), Swordquest is one of the rarest and most coveted Atari 2600 video games ever created. Many consider this the most expensive and most valuable Atari VCS cartridge in existence. Maybe… Pepsi Invaders probably wins though. This CGRHD review of Swordquest Waterworld features gameplay from Atari 2600 showing your little …
How to Make an Atari Joystick USB Adapter
The standard Atari-style joystick became the defacto game controller of the eight-bit computing era. Playing these games on personal computers has been simple and easy on parallel ports, but as more and more computers are being built with USB ports instead of parallel ports the need for new adapters has arisen. Here are a few steps to show you how to make an Atari Joystick Adapter...
Making Music with an Atari Punk Console
Some ancient analog circuits are as popular today as when they were introduced decades ago. Often they easily beat micros and other digital circuit solutions in terms of basic simplicity. Forrest has done it again.. his favorite example is the Atari Punk Console.
Alan Murphy live chat at Coinopspace – August 8th, 2009
Another in a series of live creator chats this year, Alan Murphy of classic gaming fame will be sitting down with collectors for an hour on Saturday August 8th to answer questions about their favorite games. Alan worked for Atari, was one of the developers on A.P.B. and many other games and has been interviewed several times including Scott West’s ‘Once Upon Atari’. Mark your calendars to pop by, and here is some more information about Alan’s career in the gaming industry.
Atari's founder is coming out of "retirement" with a free-to-play RTS/FPS hybrid
The "founding father of video games" is coming out of "retirement" and returning to development with the upcoming free-to-play RTS/FPS hybrid Battleswarm: Field of Honor. Atari (and Chuck E. Cheese) founder and Pong creator Nolan Bushnell, 66, left the business over thirty years ago, however the inspiration driving his new project stems from gaming with his five sons.
"Battleswarm is really about me being able to play against my sons," he told USA Today's Game Hunters in an interview. "I've got five sons, age 16 through 30. They're all avid gamers and like first-person shooters. The problem is, as you get older, you lose some reaction time, and as a result, I'm getting slaughtered by them. A real-time strategy [RTS] game, however, is more my [preference], a good resource game is what I love. Battleswarm is both an RTS and a shooter, a mash-up between StarCraft and Starship Troopers, if you will. You can switch sides, too, if you feel like an RTS instead of a shooter, or vice-versa."
New Jaguar website - Free Jaguar Project
Our goal with the Free Jag Project is to open up the Atari Jaguar game system to the same levels of freedom enjoyed by the communities of most every other classing video gaming system. This includes the openness of the developers, the release of free games and utilities, and the ability to freely play ROM and CD images of the classic game releases for the Atari Jaguar while still respecting the ability of current commercial developers to keep their software as commercial-only products. Please feel free to join our website!
Do The Same ( a new Jaguar game by C.V.S.D.)
C.V.S.D. is happy to give you a new game for the 64 bit machine...
Do The Same ! is a rotation game, the goal is to reproduce a set of tiles. You can only rotate left or right a 2x2 square tiles. There are 112 fascinating levels.
This game is for the Jaguar 64bit System. You will need the BJL Bios and the BJL cable to load the game in the Jaguar Ram at $4000. Or use the provided encrypted CD Image to burn it on a cdrom and start the game from the Jaguar CD System. Or use the provided rom for SkunkBoard and flash it at $802000. (Those are memory locations and not prices!)
Like for DiamJag, when you finish a level, you get a code. If you enter this code on the Do The Same! Website you may appear on the online worldwide ranking. So you have to be the fastest!
Choose your poison: