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Atari 2600 Adventure Clones
« on: July 31, 2016, 00:32:14 AM »
The NoSwearGamer did a review of Adventures for the 2600 and I mentioned that there have been various updates, hacks, or new hombrews for the game.  Most of these are for the Atari 2600 and are enhanced versions or brand new games clearly inspired by the Atari original.  Here are some of those versions.  I've added videos or screen images if I was able to find them.


So, has anyone tried any of these 2600 versions?  There's also Adventure 2 for the Atari 5200, which is another spectacular version of the game.

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Re: Atari 2600 Adventure Clones
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 04:22:09 AM »
That's a lot of clones. Would love to have had them alongside the original back when the 2600 first came out. Would have been tons more hours spent mastering them.

Another Adventure looks great. Some of the original screens still there with all the new. Amazing what someone did with that one 8)

Adventure Plus looks huge. Love what they did with the 'trees' and other artifacts throughout. Can't anyone edit out the stupid bat? lol

Epic Adventure is really impressive. Those graphics are outstanding for the machine. The flashing walls or maze is a nice touch, too. Probably the best looking one imho.

Evil Magician Returns is absolutely perfect to me. All 35 seconds worth of the video I had to compare it with lol. Just what a clone of or sequel to Adventure would look like in my mind.

Adventure 2 on the 5200 has some awesome graphics. I don't understand what the chalice was doing moving with the character but far off to the side in the latter part of the video but still looked cool. The dragons are vicious in that one.

I'd suspect the other two would be similar with their own unique characteristics. I've missed a LOT over the years. These games are wonderful and although I'd only heard of Adventure 2, prior to being released, I never thought there'd be so many or they'd look so good. Thanks for posting this. If I can ever get my systems lined out and ready to use on a moment's notice, I'd like to track some of these down. Very informative so thanks for going to the trouble of collecting them here in one place :)

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Re: Atari 2600 Adventure Clones
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2016, 04:33:36 AM »
Sure thing.  I can't find any images for Drakon Croisade, unfortunately, because I'd love to see what it looks like.  Here is a description of the game from Good Deal Games...

Drakon Croisade

This adventure game is based on the original Atari 2600 game by Warren Robinett, but it has more rooms, improved graphics, and even a few bonus features. The castles look more like castles, the dragons look more like dragons, and the rooms are less blocky. The backgrounds are colored which further enhances the graphical improvements of the game.

The game play is very much the same. The object is to find the chalice and return it to the gold castle. That pesky bat is still around and he has a new trick up his sleeves. He now has the power to revive dragons! So even if you have killed all the dragons the way home may still not be safe. In order to gain this ability the bat had to give up his stealthiness. He is silent no more! Whenever he appears on screen you will hear the flapping of his wings. The sound will bring terror to your heart, especially if you happen to be carrying the golden chalice at that time.

There is a nice bonus to opening the gold castle. Inside you will find a magical doorway which will transport you half way across the kingdom. Since this kingdom is larger than the original game this warp device will come in handy from time to time. So, if you like the original Adventure game, you will certainly like this one. It's more of the same fun in a different kingdom.


The description makes it sound really cool.  I have not gotten this version but I'm tempted. 
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Re: Atari 2600 Adventure Clones
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 04:37:03 AM »
After reading that description, I'm tempted too. Just to make sure I have it when the time comes.
Thanks for the info and where to possibly buy it :D

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Re: Atari 2600 Adventure Clones
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 04:41:12 AM »
I even looked at the database that has all the hacks and  homebrew and even there they have no images.  No one  has posted videos of it either. 
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Re: Atari 2600 Adventure Clones
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016, 04:58:52 AM »
That's really odd that anything game related wouldn't have some kind of promotional media associated with it. Unheard of these days. Hmmm

 

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