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Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« on: March 05, 2014, 15:12:58 PM »
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[size=140]German developer Frederik Holst has surprised us all with a version of Flappy Bird for the Atari 8-bit computers. There have been a number of homebrew versions of the addictive mobile game now but this version is a bit different because it uses just 1k of memory! This is a real achievement but also shows just how bloated many new games are.[/size]



[size=140]Holst was encouraged to make this A8 conversion after learning about Flappo Bird, a port of the same game for the Atari 2600 console. He started it around mid-February and it took him about 20 hours to code in 100% assembler language. He has released the game for free to play on real hardware via a flash device or your favourite emulator![/size]

[size=240]DOWNLOAD HERE![/size]

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 22:17:34 PM »
Oh boy, another Flappy Bird clone!  To think the original game was taken off the Play Store because of the overwhelming response!  I wonder what the original author would think of seeing all these clones even on retro consoles.  :)

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 00:00:35 AM »
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Oh boy, another Flappy /Bird clone!  I wonder what the original author would think of seeing all these clones even on retro consoles.  :)

One thing is for certain though - it's already been going on for too long now. More than 800 flappy games? ...I tired of them a LONG time ago (although a few very good ones has appeared - like the Vectrex one and the 'Another World' themed one). But please...for.the.love.of.God - STOP making them now.
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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 02:53:37 AM »
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But please...for.the.love.of.God - STOP making them now.

I get the sense you are getting a bit tired of these.  ;)

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE Homebrew!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 16:38:49 PM »
Floppy Bird has now been ported to the ATARI 5200, you can find the ROM-File HERE! It is obviously larger than 1k now!

He also added "stages" to both versions, so the columns get closer the more you progress, ending up in a cavern-like sequence. HERE is the new Atari XL/XE version!

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 17:34:19 PM »
Have to say, it's a gas game, we should run a competition on a high-score challenge on this one..as its as tuff as nails like the android original.

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 23:47:08 PM »
That's at least on par with most of the Jaguar homebrews I've seen, ESPECIALLY that reboot garbage.

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014, 14:44:27 PM »
Hi everyone,
in order to reduce security holes on my server, I am going to deactivate my ftp server in the near future. However all content will remain accessible on my website with the same URL, i.e. only change ftp:// to http://

http://frederik.hol.st/atari/8-bit/mystuff

Cheers,

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2014, 15:15:47 PM »
Nice one fella, great work on the game and thanks for letting us know about the server changes.
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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 19:16:42 PM »
Thanks, glad you like it :)!

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 21:57:56 PM »
Thanks for the update, freetz! 

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 22:12:04 PM »
...any chance someone could update the link in the very first post? It still points to the ftp-server, and I'm afraid once it's gone people will keep posting here?

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2014, 22:14:29 PM »
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...any chance someone could update the link in the very first post? It still points to the ftp-server, and I'm afraid once it's gone people will keep posting here?

I will fix it now! Top work!

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Re: Floppy Bird - New Atari XL/XE/5200 Homebrew!
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2014, 22:18:38 PM »
Thanks and thanks :)!