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Retro Gaming => Homebrew Chat => Topic started by: TrekMD on April 17, 2013, 22:04:14 PM

Title: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
Post by: TrekMD on April 17, 2013, 22:04:14 PM
For those who enjoy puzzle games, Atari Age (http://http) member Seemo has created something new for the 2600 that takes advantage of the Atari Vox!  The name of the game is Palomino and it is a most addicting game at that!

Here are the latest changes to the game:

- AtariVox speech has been livened up
- Game Over music is thegoldenband's airtheme (http://http)
- The color for new cells alternates between the two colors of the level (it was picked randomly in the previous version)
- Since I had space, I added a 'score/hi-score' label above the score
- The current pattern is displayed with its associated color
- The next pattern is displayed below the current one: this makes it more fair to pick a new random pattern everytime one is cleared
- Bonus Mode has been further shortened, and now you have to clear 10 patterns to extend it
- Added an 'x' besides the squares counter during Bonus Mode
- Bonus Mode is immediately extended as soon as 10 squares are cleared

And here is a video:

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Additional details and several working ROMs can be found over the original thread in Atari Age:  Palomino 2600. (http://http)

[align=center:1xif8dre][size=80]Posted with permission from Seemo.[/size][/align:1xif8dre]
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
Post by: TL on April 17, 2013, 22:35:08 PM
Great concept for a game! Looks really addictive and I really dig that speech!
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
Post by: TrekMD on April 17, 2013, 22:55:00 PM
This game now has The Laird's stamp of approval!  ;)
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
Post by: DreamcastRIP on April 18, 2013, 01:26:34 AM
Looks fun and totally loving the sound.  8)
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
Post by: zapiy on April 18, 2013, 07:59:45 AM
That does look an a addictive type of game.
Title: Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Palomino
Post by: TrekMD on April 22, 2013, 20:34:38 PM
A new update for the game as been posted.  Be sure to visit the original thread to get a the new binary. 

Here's what was posted about the update:
The code has been completely reworked, here's what's new:

- playfield height has been increased by one row
- playfield upper/lower borders flash when a new cell is generated
- playfield cells flash when a pattern is cleared
- each pattern has its own small music variation
- purduecrum's bug has been fixed
- 'score'/'hi-score'/'next' labels have been changed to better fit with the digits font


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