Mashdy Games has just released Pitkat is a new puzzle game for the Atari 2600. The game is available as a free download (here
). The game is based on Pitman for the Gameboy, which was based on a game created for the Sharp MZ-700. This Atari 2600 version was created by Marco Johannes, Dyfed Hitchings, and Sharemhel Decir.
In the game, you can control Katboy or Katgirl, kids that were cursed and transformed into cats by a demon. To be able to return to their original human form, they have to go through a castle with 100 rooms and kill all the monsters and demons that they can find. You do that by kicking them.
Pitcat development started in 2018 and last July it was announced and made available for download as a preview. During that time, the players reported issues while playing on real hardware using a Harmony cartridge. Since then, the development team took their time to fix all the bugs and even improve the game a bit more. Not an easy task considering the game is available in NTSC, PAL 60, and PAL. The different timings makes really trick to get it right. Adding to that, the 16KB cartridge being full didn’t help.
Source: Vintage Is The New Old