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New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
« on: April 17, 2013, 22:04:14 PM »
For those who enjoy puzzle games, Atari Age member Seemo has created something new for the 2600 that takes advantage of the Atari Vox!  The name of the game is Palomino and it is a most addicting game at that!

Here are the latest changes to the game:

- AtariVox speech has been livened up
- Game Over music is thegoldenband's airtheme
- The color for new cells alternates between the two colors of the level (it was picked randomly in the previous version)
- Since I had space, I added a 'score/hi-score' label above the score
- The current pattern is displayed with its associated color
- The next pattern is displayed below the current one: this makes it more fair to pick a new random pattern everytime one is cleared
- Bonus Mode has been further shortened, and now you have to clear 10 patterns to extend it
- Added an 'x' besides the squares counter during Bonus Mode
- Bonus Mode is immediately extended as soon as 10 squares are cleared

And here is a video:

[align=center:1xif8dre]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpRpgj2fO3Q&feature=youtu.be[/align:1xif8dre]

Additional details and several working ROMs can be found over the original thread in Atari Age:  Palomino 2600.

[align=center:1xif8dre][size=80]Posted with permission from Seemo.[/size][/align:1xif8dre]

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 22:35:08 PM »
Great concept for a game! Looks really addictive and I really dig that speech!

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 22:55:00 PM »
This game now has The Laird's stamp of approval!  ;)

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 01:26:34 AM »
Looks fun and totally loving the sound.  8)
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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 07:59:45 AM »
That does look an a addictive type of game.
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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 20:34:38 PM »
A new update for the game as been posted.  Be sure to visit the original thread to get a the new binary. 

Here's what was posted about the update:
The code has been completely reworked, here's what's new:

- playfield height has been increased by one row
- playfield upper/lower borders flash when a new cell is generated
- playfield cells flash when a pattern is cleared
- each pattern has its own small music variation
- purduecrum's bug has been fixed
- 'score'/'hi-score'/'next' labels have been changed to better fit with the digits font


[align=center:g9cjzng1]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KDq11TWhbWQ[/align:g9cjzng1]

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