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Space Cactus Canyon Atari 2600

Space Cactus Canyon Enters Beta on Atari 2600

Life as a cactus is not exactly a life of action. You pretty much stand there in all the heat all day and soak up what little water you can. That is a normal cactus. The last cactus on Earth, who just happens to be the star of Space Cactus Canyon on the Atari 2600, […]

Sword of Iffrit

Sword of Iffrit New Atari 2600 Game in Beta

New Atari 2600 games seem to be falling out of the sky. Most of them are mock-ups only featuring no gameplay and certainly not running on actual hardware (old school limitations suck). One rather interesting new game that is currently in beta that caught my attention is Sword of Iffrit. This appears to be an […]

Drunken Pooper: Strange Tales from Classic Game Development

My first Atari 2600 game was far from original – although its origin was. A certain amateur developer entered a coding contest sponsored by the now defunct video game import company Lik Sang. His chosen genre for his entry: “fecal shooter”. He chose to reenact a situation in which his roommate placed a stinky, fully […]

Atari Shuts Down the 7800 – Today in History – January 1st, 1992

A good six year run is what the Atari 7800 had in North America.  It could have been longer had Atari played their cards right in licensing the NES.  They didn’t and it cost them dearly.  Interestingly, the Atari 7800 was announced a good two years BEFORE it was released.  They announced it in mid-1984 […]

Sharknado Still Coming to Atari 2600 Now New Name

It is interesting to me how much companies will go out of their way to protect an intellectual property in certain areas.  Take Sharknado for example.  AtariAge forum member, “neotokeo2001” was working on a game that used the name “Sharknado” and it was “similarly” based on the movie of the same name.  I say similarly […]

Shadow of the Colossus Atari 2600 Revived After Hardware Crash

A while back I covered the Atari 2600 port of Shadow of the Colossus by AtariAge member, “Ultima”.  Since I last covered Shadow of the Colossus for the Atari 2600 there has been a hardware crash that cost Ultima all of his previous code.  Since then he has gone back to the drawing board and […]

Portland Retro Gaming Expo to Debut Clyde’s Revenge for Atari 2600

Another title that is going to be debuted at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo is Clyde’s Revenge for the Atari 2600.  This is another limited release by Good Deal Games and Michael Thomasson, GDG owner/founder.  What is unique about Clyde’s Revenge is, well, you are taking control of the bad guy, specifically the red ghost […]

Portland Retro Gaming Expo to Debut The Realm of No! A Text Adventure for Atari 2600

It is well known that the Atari 2600 was strictly a gaming console, there were no accessories like a full keyboard or disk drive released for it.  That is not stopping Michael Thomasson and his company, Good Deal Games, from releasing a full text based adventure title on Atari’s classic console.  Fans of Choose Your […]

The 2nd Great Video Game Crash and how it could Be Stopped

The video game industry had a crash in 1983/1984 that nearly ended our favorite pastime for good.  During this period there were many gaming consoles available, lots of games and many developers that were popping up out of nowhere and just as quickly disappearing.  It was a horrific time for fans of gaming that lived […]

Pac-Man 2 Homebrew Released for Atari 2600

Before you get to thinking this is a port of Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures from the 16-bit platforms, calm down.  It is not.  This is a hack of the original Pac-Man with new levels and improved all around over what Atari forced on us back in the day.  Pac-Man 2 is hard, you are […]


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