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New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« on: June 16, 2018, 19:18:59 PM »
Bob DeCrescenzo is currently working on a new homebrew for the 7800:  Baby Pac-Man.  This title is one that has never been ported to a home system because it is both a video game and a pinball game in one.  The game is still in development but binaries are available for testing. 


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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 22:39:02 PM »
Since no one has commented on this, I thought I'd wake up the thread.  The pinball table and the arcade portion are now combined!  Get the latest binary on the thread over at AA.  This is well worth playing and it is not even done yet!  This is the first and only Baby Pac-Man home version and it will be exclusive to the 7800!

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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 23:10:43 PM »
This seems like a fun idea. I was just playing Baby Pacman again in an arcade/pinball museum last week.

The ghosts are probably the most intelligent of any Pac-Man arcade game in that they can move back and forth and wait and watch what your are doing. The arcade graphics also look very much like the Atari 5200 version of Pac-Man as the eyes are solid black. It's a game I'd like to play more of.

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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 23:16:02 PM »
I always found it curious that the ghosts lacked the detail of other Pac-Man games but I believe that's because of resolution limiations of the arcade.

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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 04:21:25 AM »
Check the thread on this over at AA.  This has made tremendous progress and it is fantastic!

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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 07:59:05 AM »
Never really bothered with this in the arcade - though I do remember it. (And im pretty fond of pins these days :) - Infact I used to have a Mr & Ms Pac Man pintable.. wish I still had it :( )

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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2018, 12:13:40 PM »
It's a tough version of Pac-Man and the 7800 will have the only home port for it once this is completed.  :)

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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 03:36:26 AM »
Here is a video of the game as it is now.  Still some work to be done but it is fantastic!


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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 04:43:10 AM »
Yet a newer video with more pinball sounds added.  This is almost complete!


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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 03:30:14 AM »
This game has now been completed.  Unfortunately, there's been some issues (read: drama) because of some people making comments that were not helpful.  In any case, hopefully, we will see a cart release and the game will be sold on the AA Store.  Here is a picture of the cart that Bob shared.


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Re: New Atari 7800 Homebrew - Baby Pac-Man
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2019, 18:51:31 PM »
John Hancock has made a video looking at the game to honor Bob...


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