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Retro Console Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: TrekMD on November 11, 2014, 22:06:50 PM

Title: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: TrekMD on November 11, 2014, 22:06:50 PM
[align=center:2w0a9eto][size=140]Atari Age member Yandman in cooperation with The Loon bring to us a new game for the Atari 2600: Super Trash Truck![/size][/align:2w0a9eto]

[align=center:2w0a9eto](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/SuperTrashTruck1_zps058c6219.png)[/align:2w0a9eto]

[align=center:2w0a9eto][size=140]Its the year 20XX and Video City is overrun with Trash!!
 
The once idyllic streets of Video City are overflowing with Trash, The Mayor can no longer afford the extortion rackets and the streets are filled.
 
Its up to you...Johnny Badbody, one time boss of Badbody Cleaning and your 2000hp Super Trash Truck to clean up these filthy streets.[/size][/align:2w0a9eto]

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[size=140]Super Trash Truck is an arcade style game that has been designed to reflected the 81' era of classic games: easy to play hard to master.
 
The game play mechanic is simple drive through the streets and collect the piles of Trash, avoid all obstacles, and collect fuel cans for extra lives. Each level is a 'Day' in video city and as such it cycles from day to night continually. Upon beginning a new day the game will then speed up making all the hazards harder to avoid. The truck can be moved in all directions and pressing up gives a burst of speed which can be vital for dodging hazards of which there are plenty including Toxic Waste Drums, Trash Cans, Dumpsters, Cars and more.
 
The game is very close to being finished and it will have a full boxed release with the cartridge and box artwork being created by the amazing talents of video game artist Dan Tearle. The design above is a mock up created by Yandman but Dan is going to do his own special take on that. Yandman also plans to create an arcade cabinet for the game and Dan will also be creating some artwork for that cabinet.
 
Once the game is finished if you wish to purchase just a cartridge then you can do so by contacting 'The Loon.' Details about the boxed release will be released once that is further along. The plan is for it to be a proper Atari style cardboard box with manual.
 
The game caters for both PAL60 and NTSC and that can be toggled via the difficulty switches so one cart does all. A binary demo is attached below.[/size]

[align=center:2w0a9eto](http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/SuperTrashTruck2_zpsa0516138.png)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/SuperTrashTruck3_zpsd48f305b.png)

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/SuperTrashTruck4_zps26f61628.png)[/align:2w0a9eto]

[align=center:2w0a9eto][size=180]Development Thread[/size] (http://http)[/align:2w0a9eto]

[align=center:2w0a9eto][size=80]Posted with permission from Yandman.[/size][/align:2w0a9eto]
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: zapiy on November 11, 2014, 22:58:17 PM
Looks bloody good fun.
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: TrekMD on November 11, 2014, 23:17:57 PM
Here is a video of the game in action...

[align=center:1i8dcoc2]Super Trash Truck for the Atari 2600 (http://http)[/align:1i8dcoc2]
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: sloan on November 12, 2014, 02:43:01 AM
Looks impressive.
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: TrekMD on November 12, 2014, 02:50:43 AM
Try out the demo and see how you like it.  :)
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: sloan on November 12, 2014, 02:58:20 AM
I don't have an emulator or Harmony cart. If the only way to get it is through Loon over at AA, I am gonna miss this one.
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: TrekMD on November 12, 2014, 03:00:52 AM
Well, he is a member here as well.  You can try to PM him to get it. 
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Super Trash Truck
Post by: TrekMD on November 20, 2014, 01:39:02 AM
I'm attaching the latest demo of the game.  Has anyone tried it?  This is fun!