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Balloon Girl / Sharkstorm homebrew Atari 2600 double ender cart
« on: October 22, 2021, 14:12:30 PM »
Just created an all original homebrew dual sided cart for the Atari 2600!

Balloon Girl is a side-scrolling action game that only uses one button.  Should be accessibility controller friendly.  Mostly did it for the challenge of making a fun one button game.

Sharkstorm is my developer release of Twist R Shark published by Neo Games.  It's a top down boss rush game.  The boss characteristics change wave after wave.

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Re: Balloon Girl / Sharkstorm homebrew Atari 2600 double ender cart
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021, 00:30:03 AM »
That is cool!  Is this the first doublender homebrew cart?
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Re: Balloon Girl / Sharkstorm homebrew Atari 2600 double ender cart
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2021, 21:36:03 PM »
That is cool!  Is this the first doublender homebrew cart?

Others here would have a way more informed opinion on that.  That being said, I have a vague feeling some have made reproduction or ROM hacked versions of games on a double ender.. maybe horror film based?  But, no all original homebrew.  Those repros seemed to be using salvaged Xonox carts whereas Gemintronic "dual carts" are using our own 3D printed form factor.
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Re: Balloon Girl / Sharkstorm homebrew Atari 2600 double ender cart
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2021, 01:31:39 AM »
I am familiar with repros that have been made using the double-ender carts before but I don't recall any homebrew games done this way.
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Re: Balloon Girl / Sharkstorm homebrew Atari 2600 double ender cart
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2021, 23:29:12 PM »
Interesting, I am way out of the loop on all this.
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Re: Balloon Girl / Sharkstorm homebrew Atari 2600 double ender cart
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2021, 22:51:57 PM »
Interesting, I am way out of the loop on all this.

I kinda just blitzed the announcement simultaneously across social media and forums very shortly after making the dual cart available.  So, the world in general was unawares :)
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