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New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Zeviouz
« on: August 18, 2020, 23:53:33 PM »
AA member cd-w has just released a new homebrew game for the Atari 2600 called Zeviouz.  This game is a port of the arcade game Xevious for the system and far better, so far, to what Atari did with their prototype in the late 80's. 

The game is a direct port from the 7800 source code, with lots of optimizations and tweaks to make it work on the 2600.  The main differences from the 7800 version are:

  • The scrolling background uses the playfield instead of tiles.
  • The sprites (by Nathan Strum) are based on the arcade version.
  • The ground enemies are animated, e.g. buildings open-up to fire.
  • The level layouts are modified to reduce flicker.

Note that it is a CDFJ/ARM game and will only work on a recent version of Stella or a real Atari 2600 with a Harmony cart. 

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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Zeviouz
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2020, 00:46:12 AM »
That’s looks fabulous. 

I need to keep a close eye on this one.
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Re: New Atari 2600 Homebrew - Zeviouz
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 00:59:41 AM »
Get the ROM over at AA and try it out.  It is awesome and it is not even finished!
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