AA member RaymanC has released a new hombrew for the Atari 2600 based on the arcade game Startovox. Here is his post...
It is a port of the 1980 Taito arcade game Stratovox also known as Speak and Rescue.
The object of this game is to shoot UFOs attempting to kidnap astronauts that appear on the right side of the screen.
If all astronauts are kidnapped, the game is over.
Use the joystick to move your spaceship left or right and press the button to fire.
You have to destroy 12 UFOs to complete the first level. On the second level, you have to destroy 15 UFOs, then 18, 21, 24 and so on.
At the end of each level, you will receive 100 bonus points for each astronaut not kidnapped. Also novice players will receive an extra astronaut without exceeding the maximum of 10 astronauts in the screen at once.
You start the game with 3 spaceships. Reach 5,000 points to receive an extra spaceship.
Yellow UFOs score 50 points and Red UFOs score 100 points.
UFOs carrying an astronaut score random points from 300 to 1,000 depending on their color and speed.
There are 36 levels in this game. Levels 1 to 4 are the easiest levels, the real action starts in level 5.
This game does not have voices like the arcade but I am planning to add some using Atarivox+ or SAM.
If you find any bug please let me know.