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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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Re: Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 00:24:54 AM »
Dropone Dropzone by Archer Maclean was a superb game on the Ataris. OK - it was a defender clone but it was rock solid - even more so than the original arcade game some could argue - and it was blindingly.....blindingly fast and smooth.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 23:28:48 PM by davyk »

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Re: Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 00:33:48 AM »
Cool.  Is that game available for download or purchase? 
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Re: Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2020, 20:15:10 PM »

No idea.

I first played the NES port and it was astounding too - looks even better than the Atari orginal.

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Re: Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 21:47:44 PM »
I was able to find a binary.  The game was released on disk only.
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Re: Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2020, 23:28:24 PM »

Heh...just noticed my typo - meant Dropzone but I guess you figured that out!!!

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Re: Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2020, 23:33:59 PM »

Heh...just noticed my typo - meant Dropzone but I guess you figured that out!!!

Yep, no worries.  :)  This is it, right?

https://youtu.be/ZccePjeB4f0
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Re: Games That Push the Limits of the Atari 8-Bit Family
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 09:03:07 AM »

That's it. :)

 

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