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Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« on: April 20, 2015, 02:48:30 AM »


This is my first Atari game intended for publication!  I hope you all enjoy it!  :26:

Here is a rundown of controls:

Reset restarts the game

The left difficulty switch sets the games difficulty

The right difficulty switch turns off and on music

Fire starts the game and, while holding left or right, selects a character.

Holding fire while pressing directions performs the following actions:
Up=Magic
Down=Special attack
Right=right side swing
Left=Left side swing

Holding fire without a direction Jumps

Right and Left control the jump direction

Letting go of the button during jump performs a Jump attack

Holding fire on the game over screen continues the current game

Holding a direction during the title, character select screen, and winning (easy and hard mode) screens plays one of the four other songs from the game (no direction being pressed plays the main theme).

Have fun!!
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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 03:28:45 AM »
Cool, thanks for posting about the game, Papa! 

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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 18:05:35 PM »
Here is a description of each screen..

Level 1.  The icey north

1. A waterfall next to a cave
2. Bent over, frozen trees
3. Mountains in the distance and a Torii
4. The remnants of an auquaduct
5. Less decrepit aquaducts
6. The temple of Guardians.  Two giant stone guardians guard the gateway.  There is a secret here.
7. Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil
8. A stonework village with a well.
9. The Weeping Temples of the Chosen
10. Gateway to the Dark Ninja village

Level 2. The siezed towns

1. A robot assassin factory
2. A distant palace
3. A bridge passing an old Village
4. An empty factory
5. A pagoda.
6. 3 giant stone animal statues

Level 3. The Toltec woods

1. A giant swimming turtle
2. The Turtle woods
3. A trail through the woods
4. More woods..
5. A Toltec giant watching the battle.  There is a secret here if you are brave!

Level 4. The Volcano

1. A village near the volcano
2. A rich home at the foot of the volcano
3. The temple of Vulcan
4. a field ablaze with lava
5. An active volcano.  The first fallen Titan is here!

Level 5. The Emerald city

1. The Emerald palace in the distance
2. The great stone pathway
3. A futuristic street with a structure in the distance
4. Another futuristic street with two emerald city builidings
5. A giant emerald bat statue
6. A great colosseum
7. The throneroom!  A magic curse is here as is the second fallen Titan!

Level 6. The desert

1. The Temple of the Ram with a burnt sacrifice sending up smoke
2. A massive dune
3. A castle covered in sand
4. a row of giant serpent heads with shimmering eyes
5. Three sphinxes with a hidden pathway. There is a secret here.
6. An Arabian palace
7. a row of pillars from an ancient temple in ruins
8. The base of a giant pyramid
9. a great serpent mound with a mirror image in the path.  It is eating a giant egg!
10. The third temple of Cancer.  It is a giant crab.

Level 7. The eagles path

1. The back of a giant eagle in flight.  Don't fall off!!
2. The great feather path.  The street is made of giant feathers where the eagles land.
3. A bridge overlooking two giant water lizards feeding (dinosaurs).
4. The great eagle village.  Again, the path is made of feathers.
5. Another giant bridge.  This one is above a marsh.

Level 8. The castle of Mages

1. The entraceway
2. The dining hall
3. The oval pillars at sunset
4. A hallway
5. A council room
6. A dark passage
7. A cursed room.  Don't use magic here!!
8. An exit through catacombs
9. A path with tracks, teepees, and a cooking spit
10. A purple stone path at the base of a giant grey pyramid with two guardian statues on each side (each down on one knee)

Level 9. The illuminated path

1. The pyramid of the great eye.  A magical eye watches you from above.
2. Five giant thrones
3. A giant stone city
4. The stone city gate
5. A distant temple with a gigantic stone cross
6. A massive castle.  This is the final battle! The last Titan awaits!!

There are many more secrets than what I have spoken of here.  Many levels have warps and secret ways to get full power just when you need it!!
And all the Who's down in Whoville will cry
"OH $#IT!"

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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 18:56:03 PM »
Great stuff fella.

Will get that on my JXD asap. :113:
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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2015, 19:13:42 PM »
Looks great, thanks for sharing it with us :)

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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2015, 21:40:58 PM »
Wow, I really have to take my time playing this.  That's a lot of stuff in this game!

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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 13:01:56 PM »
That video is the earlier Beta with many differences. 

The enemies all have varying speeds now
There are changes to the backgrounds that add more animation and detail to several of them.
The first two Titan bosses are gold now.  Only the last one is violet.
Certain badguy placement has changed
There is an ending for easy now
Music can now be played on the title and ending screens by holding directions on the joystick
Music can now be shut off and on with the right side difficulty switch
The bosses have magic attacks now!
There are WAY more prizes and hidden stuff like warps and power up tricks..

Thanks everyone!!
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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 18:59:29 PM »
My latest video of Titan Axe!!



Enjoy!!
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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 22:37:58 PM »
Very cool.  I've fixed the link so it embeds here.  :) 

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Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2015, 19:23:12 PM »
...



Wait, what?


Atari is something like 70 years old, and I dont think you can just plain program and compile an Atari game that simple.


Again,
What?

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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2015, 01:41:48 AM »
With a background in BASIC, some imagination,  Visual Batari Basic, and Stella, it's really not that hard!  You have to be prepared to understand the subtleties of bank switching to make a game as gigantic as Titan Axe.  My next Titan Axe game (Titan Axe II : The Search for More Money)  :36: :113: :25:) !!

I just ordered a pre-sale version of it from AA with my own label, whereas the store release will have an awesome instruction manual describing the aforementioned levels and explaining how to whoop arse with less frustration.

BE THEEERRRRRRE!!
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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2015, 01:44:17 AM »
Very cool, Papa.  So, will the game be available for sale at CGC or only at the AA Store?

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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2015, 01:47:14 AM »
I really don't know!?!  I don't think it's ready for sale yet.  The manual and box may not be done yet.  I bet they would be happy to take orders, though!!  :105:
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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2015, 01:56:55 AM »
That's cool. I'm just trying to anticipate how much space I'll need for when I go to CGC. :)

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Re: Atari VCS/2600 homebrew Titan Axe!!
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2015, 15:25:40 PM »
Titan Axe is FOR SALE!!

https://atariage.com/store/index.php?l= ... ail&p=1049


BE THERE!!!  :4:

...also check out the plethora of new titles just released!!
And all the Who's down in Whoville will cry
"OH $#IT!"