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Title: Early 2 Player Games and AI
Post by: sloan on November 07, 2013, 01:19:47 AM
Am I the only one who would like to see recoding of early 2 player 8-bit games to have AI for a viable single player option? Games like Combat on VCS, Slot Racers on VCS, Tennis or Baseball on Intellivision?

With most classic gamers not having like-minded friends close by, the ability to enjoy some of these gems is nonexistent without some AI introduced. Specifically, I used to love Combat and Slot Racers on VCS against my brother or sister. These days, I have no way of playing these games.

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Early 2 Player Games and AI
Post by: TrekMD on November 07, 2013, 02:56:23 AM
It actually is a cool idea.  Tennis has already been done for the Intellivision.  IntelligentVision had a limited release of the updated version of the game as Super Pro Tennis.  I had posted about it here:  Super Pro Tennis (http://http).  Combat for the 2600 has not been updated, though there was a Combat 2 prototype (http://http) that looked better than the original but remained a two-player game.  Combat 1990 (http://https) for the Atari 7800, however, offers a once player option.
Title: Re: Early 2 Player Games and AI
Post by: TL on November 09, 2013, 16:25:45 PM
Indy 500 on the Atari 2600 is another one, that game really needs to be hacked to have a computer controlled opponent.

I believe somebody already created a hack with more tracks?

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Title: Re: Early 2 Player Games and AI
Post by: sloan on November 09, 2013, 17:02:49 PM
Y, the hack with new tracks looks cool, but without AI for the 2nd player I am completely uninterested. I wonder why more homebrewers haven't taken up recoding these games for single player action?
Title: Re: Early 2 Player Games and AI
Post by: zapiy on November 10, 2013, 00:32:58 AM
Actually this is something i have never thought about before but is a brilliant question..

Can we get a list of those converted?
Title: Re: Early 2 Player Games and AI
Post by: sloan on November 10, 2013, 02:27:38 AM
I just saw the 2600 Flashback 4 at a local dollar store for the Christmas shopping season. It had a game on it called Combat 2. Does anyone know if that is single player capable? If so, then I will pick it up just to be able to play Combat again.
Title: Re: Early 2 Player Games and AI
Post by: TrekMD on November 10, 2013, 03:35:28 AM
Quote from: "sloan"
I just saw the 2600 Flashback 4 at a local dollar store for the Christmas shopping season. It had a game on it called Combat 2. Does anyone know if that is single player capable? If so, then I will pick it up just to be able to play Combat again.

If its the same Combat 2 that I posted about above, no.  That was also a 2-player only game. 
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