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Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« on: March 29, 2012, 16:51:11 PM »

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 17:24:00 PM »
Nice vid! I've not played on my 7800 for some time and viewing that vid has inspired me to play something on it. :)
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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 17:24:36 PM »
Quote from: "DreamcastRIP"
Nice vid! I've not played on my 7800 for some time and viewing that vid has inspired me to play something on it. 8)

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 18:07:51 PM »
You had to go there didn't you!
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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 21:10:15 PM »
I'm very impressed by Plutos and Sirius. They would certainly have graced the machine's repertoire had they been released at the time. I'm fairly sure they've had a cartridge release in recent times, but I wasn't able to get hold of a copy of either, sadly (don't even know whether or not they would've run on my PAL machine, anyway).

Plutos - Atari 7800 2-players

Sirius - Atari 7800 Playthrough

They were programmed by Kevin Franklin, who also wrote the highly commendable budget shooter Zybex and a lot of other bloody good games for Zeppelin.

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 21:13:19 PM »
Yes the prototype versions have been released now for both games and other like Klax, Pit-Fighter, Rampart and Missing In Action.

They do work on PAL consoles by all accounts, I would like to pick them up at some point I have a few of the others.

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 21:27:39 PM »
Nice video.  More missed opportunities!  At least some of these games have been released by the community.

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 21:30:06 PM »
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Nice video.  More missed opportunities!  At least some of these games have been released by the community.

Now let's all pray for Electrocop!!!!!

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2012, 02:44:59 AM »
Excuse digging up old thread:

Video won't play (techy issue my end i'm 99.9% sure)..is 'Chronicles Of Cute' in there? If not...look for something in (next lot of) mag.scan's i send you Laird.

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2012, 14:07:13 PM »
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Excuse digging up old thread:

Video won't play (techy issue my end i'm 99.9% sure)..is 'Chronicles Of Cute' in there? If not...look for something in (next lot of) mag.scan's i send you Laird.

Nope! I have never even heard of that!  :o

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 03:04:49 AM »
I can't have seen Pit-Fighter working out on the 7800, at all... good on them for using regular sprites instead of using digitized ones, though. That could have been messy. Honestly, though, I could have seen Black Lamp, Sirius, and especially Electrocop doing some great things for the system. The way I see it, the Atari 7800 was released during a time when people were more interested in more in-depth games the NES had, and I don't think that's something Atari understood until the 7800 was dead in the water.

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Re: Atari 7800 Unreleased Games
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 03:18:48 AM »
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I can't have seen Pit-Fighter working out on the 7800, at all... good on them for using regular sprites instead of using digitized ones, though. That could have been messy. Honestly, though, I could have seen Black Lamp, Sirius, and especially Electrocop doing some great things for the system. The way I see it, the Atari 7800 was released during a time when people were more interested in more in-depth games the NES had, and I don't think that's something Atari understood until the 7800 was dead in the water.

I actually think the prototype of Pit-Fighter is quite promising, it would have certainly been better than the Master System version.

Atari understood, they just weren't willing to invest in enough of those types of games themselves. Not to mention that Nintendo had all the decent 3rd party producers locked down in their illegal agreements.

 

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