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New Atari 2600 Hombrew - Mappy!
« on: December 02, 2017, 21:58:48 PM »
The guys from CHAMP games have been busy at work with a new project for the Atari 2600:  Mappy!  This is, of course, a port of the arcade classic.  Nathan Strum is doing an amazing job with the graphics (as he does with all my games, thanks Nathan!) and Mike Haas (ieposta) will be following up his fabulous work in Super Cobra Arcade to provide the music and sound effects (he has already posted some amazing music demos for Mappy).

CHAMP is estimating the game is about 50% complete, with all of the game physics done (walking, jumping, hopping, scrolling, platforms, trampolines, doors, bells, trap doors), all levels implemented (12) plus the bonus stage is playable, and basic collision detection (prizes, walls, balloons).  Still plenty of work to be done, most notably the enemies (cats, Goro, etc) and all the no-so-fun stuff like title screens, menus, etc.  There is no timetable for a release but a playable demo may be available sometime after the new year.

Below are some screenshots so you can see how good this game looks!


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Re: New Atari 2600 Hombrew - Mappy!
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 12:13:22 PM »
Here is a video of the game in action.  There is neither audio nor enemies  yet.


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Re: New Atari 2600 Hombrew - Mappy!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 14:10:09 PM »
YES!!!  I love Mappy!  I can't wait to play this on my 2600!

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Re: New Atari 2600 Hombrew - Mappy!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 15:56:07 PM »
It really looks fantastic.  Hard to believe that's the 2600!

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