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Marketplace / Biniax and Xump for the Atari Lynx!
« on: Today at 00:38:49 »

Biniax 2 for the Lynx:  Match symbols to survive in one of three play modes, including comlynx support!

Xump for the Lynx:  Can you help Holger clear the space fields while avoiding bombs and precarious paths?

Songbird is super-excited to announce orders are open for Biniax 2 and Xump for the Atari Lynx! Biniax is a frantic push-your-luck puzzle game, while Xump is a clever navigate-the-maze game with dozens of levels. Both games feature top-notch graphics and music to keep you entertained. First run of each game is limited to 150 copies, so click on the links to reserve your copies today. Everyone who orders before June 30, 2020 will also get a $5 discount for each! First orders will ship by end of June.

Brett Weiss has started a Kickstarter for his next book:  NES Omnibus Vol. 1 (A-L).  Like his prior books, this one will be well over 400 pages, feature more than 2,000 full-color photos and more than 220,000 words, and boast the writing of numerous industry pros and personalities who tell their nostalgic stories (some funny, some sad, all memorable) of playing games on the respective Nintendo console.  Check out the Kickstarter here:  NES Omnibus Vol. 1 (A-L) - Deluxe Hardcover Nintendo Book

Homebrew Chat / New MSX Homebrew - Endurance
« on: May 24, 2020, 19:19:10 PM »
Fabio Ritter has announced the release of his new racing game for the MSX. Endurance is a racing game heavily inspired by 1983 Activision’s Enduro for the Atari 2600, but with some nice additions that make it more interesting and fun to play.

Endurance offers two game modes. On the enhanced mode, other than the original race-against-time gameplay, your car can get damaged as it hits the other racers. You will be able to fix it if you manage to drive over the wrenches that will show up on the road. Using the same premise, you have a Nitro and Foglights powerups showing up on the road as well.

The game is now available for pre-order and the first units will start shipping in approximately 30 days and it is available in three different options:
  • Deluxe Edition – Comes in a box, cartridge bed, plastic cover, Konami-style case for the cartridge, cartridge featuring a premium board with golden contacts and large label
  • Standard Edition – Box, cartridge bed and cartridge case Patola brand
  • Digital Edition – Available for purchase now, but it will only be available for download after 30-60 days

All the interested can contact Fabio via endurancemsx[at]gmail[dot]com for further details.

Retro News & Chat / Let's Compare - Hydra
« on: May 23, 2020, 16:17:15 PM »
In Hydra thieves are trying to steal the treasures from a museum, these artifacts contain secrets to a weapon and it is your job to stop them. The player is issued an experimental speedboat to navigate the rivers in order to retrieve the treasures from checkpoints. There are nine levels of rivers and oceans, while playing the game the player can collect money bags for extra cash and crystals for extra fuel. The obstacles are gun embankments, enemy crafts and other nuisances which will slow you down and you can loose your cargo which will float down stream that you will have to go and collect. At the end of each level the player then drops off the cargo and can then buy upgrades from a shop to improve the Hydra speedboat.

Source:  Wikipedia

Retro News & Chat / The Evolution of Pac-Man Games
« on: May 22, 2020, 22:14:13 PM »
Here is a video that looks at the evolution of Pac-Man Games from 1980 to 2018.  Enjoy!

Pac-Man turns 40 today!  I've posted a couple of videos on another thread but here is this one that is not new but is perfect for today.  This video shows Pac-Man's iconic death and how much it has changed throughout the years.  Enjoy!  Waca-Waca...

Homebrew Chat / New Intellivision Homebrew - Omega Race
« on: May 22, 2020, 18:54:01 PM »
No details yet but here is a video of the latest homebrew title for the Intellivision:  Omega Race...

Saw this and thought to share it.  It’s a Raspberry Pi kit that actually includes Official Licensed Atari Games! 100 Atari Arcade,2600 and 7800 games!

Retro News & Chat / The History of the NeoGeo
« on: May 17, 2020, 23:54:45 PM »
Wrestling With Gaming brings us the history of the NeoGeo.  To many gamers in the 90s, The Neo Geo AES was the ultimate home console. While many other consoles claimed to bring an arcade experience home, they did so by downgrading graphics, sound, and other compromises. The Neo Geo on the other hand, brought truly perfect Neo Geo MVS arcade games to the home with ZERO compromises. If you owned a Neo Geo AES console you got to play actual 1:1 arcade games at home. But this level of quality came at a steep cost with the console's Gold Bundle coming in at over $600 for just the console, controllers, and one game. Individual games were also extremely expensive, averaging $200 or more each. This is the story of how SNK brought its highly successful arcade games to the home with one of the most expensive consoles of all time and after becoming one of the biggest names in gaming in the 90s, lost everything and yet somehow rose from its ashes.

Retro News & Chat / The Analog Controller
« on: May 14, 2020, 23:59:08 PM »
This video from Jenovi looks at various analog controllers for several systems.  Worth watching...

Homebrew Chat / New Atari 7800 Muddyvision Games in Development
« on: May 14, 2020, 22:56:26 PM »
Atari developer MuddyVision has just posted a new video with games he is currently working on for the Atari 7800.  In the past, MuddyVision has released games for the Atari 2600.  Below is a list of the games features in the video.

Danger Zone - Reimagining of the jets and biplanes sections from Combat
Track & Field  - Tech demo of the Konami classic on the 7800
Sonic Runner - Experimental "endless runner"
Project Exo - Space exploration, shooter & puzzle game


Attack is imminent! Cylon squadrons are advancing on the Battlestar Galactica. Scramble your forces to defend the mother ship and protect her at all costs. Take command of your Viper squadrons and head into battle against the Cylons. If you are successful, you may survive to find the thirteenth colony!

For one player.  Choose between 4 levels that progressively advance.  Game progressively advances levels!  Cyclons continue deploying squadons as you wipe each one out.  Updated screen graphics, colors, and sounds.  Plug in your Intellivoice for an enhance playing experience. 

The game will sell for $50 CIB. We are trying to gauge how many to make. If you are interested, send an email: galactica[at]intellivision[dot]us.

Retro News & Chat / The History of Crusader of Centy
« on: May 11, 2020, 21:42:42 PM »
The Gaming Historian brings us the history of Crusader of Centy: Sega's Zelda Clone on the Genesis.  This was Sega's attempt to compete with Nintendo's line up of RPG's in 1994.


Believe it or not, 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of gaming classic Pac-Man. Bandai Namco  is celebrating all year long the exploits of their yellow round character.

As part of the celebration, an official Pac-Man 40th-Anniversary theme song called 'Join the PAC' has already being released. You can check it out below.  The song was composed by Japanese techno producer DJ. Ken Ishii.

Atari Chat / Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« on: May 09, 2020, 15:52:46 PM »
Here is a video from Sharopolis that looks at games that pushed the Atari 8-bit computers (400, 800, 1200, XL, XE, XEGS) to their limits.  Watch and enjoy...

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