A-VCS-tec Challenge – New homemade Atari 2600 game

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A-VCS-tec Challenge – New homemade Atari 2600 game

Simon Quernhorst develops new software for old systems, like the Atari 2600, here’s a new game he just released (there was a limited edition of 55 made) called A-VCS-tec Challenge – “You find yourself located on a plain field and can barely see a small pyramid on the horizon. The sun is burning and before long the first spear is thrown by one of the spear-throwers along the sides of your path. As the game progresses, the pyramid is zooming and you’re getting closer to your goal: the safety of the pyramid’s inside… The game consists of 8 KB (8192 Bytes) of coding, graphics, musics and sounds. As the 2600 can only handle 4 KB of ROM at the same time, bankswitching is used to toggle between the two ROM-banks as if they were one. The intro and the musics are located in bank 2 while the main game is located in bank 1. The development was performed on a Pentium-PC using a normal Text-Pad as editor and DASM V2.12 as compiler. Testing was done using the emulator z26 V1.52 and V1.58 and on the real console of course. “ [via] – Link.

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