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New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Ping
« on: May 01, 2013, 21:51:19 PM »
Atari Age user Cybearg has created a new game for the 2600 called Ping.  Interestingly, the game has two versions with different gameplay.  Here are the details as were posted on the original thread over in Atari Age.

About
For a small bat like Ping, the world is a big, dangerous place. Will little Ping make it in her new home?

Instructions

Move using joystick, ping using echolocation with joystick fire.

Version 1
Pinging costs 25 points. You gain points by making progress to the right and by eating bugs. Try to ping as few times as possible to maximize your score.

Version 2
Remaining pings are displayed on the right side of the score. You get 4 free pings per room. Any pings over those four will cost 25 points each. Any points you have left over after completing a room will award you a bonus 25 points in addition to 50 points for completing the room. Try to ping as few times as possible to maximize your score.

Avoid owls and walls, eat bugs, and get as far as you can!

Special

Supports AtariVox high score saving. Requires an AtariVox/SaveKey module to be plugged in to controller port 2 (or emulated in Stella).

Clear your AtariVox high score for Ping with select + joystick fire while in game.

Mute the pinging sound by setting Color/BW to BW.


Check out the ROM files over at Atari Age.

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[align=center:2b65djj3][size=80]Posted with permission from Cybearg.[/size][/align:2b65djj3]

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Ping: A Batty Adventure
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 22:39:23 PM »
What a strange game! Very original concept though and it seems very eerie!

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Ping: A Batty Adventure
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 22:41:24 PM »
I like the fact that it uses the AtariVox.  That's always cool.  I haven't tried either version yet but I did download the ROMs.  :)

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Ping: A Batty Adventure
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 00:10:47 AM »
Cybearg suggested I post the binaries here to make it easier, so here they are attached to this message. 

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