New Jaguar Hardware!
We've added some new Atari Jaguar hardware to the AtariAge Store: a reproduction of the Atari Jaguar Pro Controllers and a Mouse Adapter that allows you to use Atari ST and Amiga mice with games that support them (such as Defender of the Crown and Jeff Minter Classics).
Many existing games can take advantage of the additional buttons on the Jaguar Pro Controller, and more homebrews will take advantage of them in the future. And right now four different games include mouse support, with more coming down the road. You can learn more about the above hardware by clicking on the images.
New Games Now Available!
We're back from this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo, where we introduced several new games for the Atari 2600, 5200 and 7800! We have now added these new games to the AtariAge Store, and you can order them today!
Here are the new games! You can click on each image to learn more:
Here's a list of all the games broken down by system:
- Mappy - Help Mappy win the day and bring Goro's band of cat burglars to justice!
- Dungeon II: Solstice - Can you penetrate the Tower of the Crow and restore balance to nature?
- Space Game - The fate of humanity is on your shoulders, can you survive the Kraal attack?
- Balloon Trip - Collect as many balloons as possible while avoiding electric sparks and hungry fish!
- Sheep It Up! - Help a sheep climb as high as possible by hanging to flying velcro straps!
- RealSports Curling - Authentic curling action comes to your Atari 5200 with RealSports Curling!
- Froggie - Can you leap across traffic and then safely to the opposite side of the dangerous river?
- Serpentine - It's a snake-eat-snake world! Can you help humanity rid the world of the evil serpents?
New Trak-Ball Series Now Available!
Ever wish there were games that properly used the Atari CX-22 and CX-80 Trak-Balls on the Atari 2600? No need to wish any longer, as we've just added TEN Atari 2600 games that have been modified to use the trak-ball, as well as Atari ST and Amiga mice! Atari didn't release any games for the 2600 that used the proper trak-ball mode on these controllers, but thanks to experienced 2600 coders Thomas Jentzsch and Jeff Johnson, you can now put your Atari trak-ball controller to proper use!
Here are the ten games in the AtariAge Trak-Ball Series. You can click on the individual images to learn more about each game:
You can browse all the trak-ball games here! Enjoy!
Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy Arrive on the Jaguar!
AtariAge is proud to announce that Defender of the Crown and Treasure Island Dizzy are coming to the Atari Jaguar! Both of these chart-topping classic games are now available to order. Each game includes a high-quality, professionally printed box, manual and label, and each is being released in limited quantities (300 copies for Defender of the Crown and 250 for Treasure Island Dizzy).
Defender of the Crown
IT IS A TIME OF LEGENDS. A time for heroes. A time of bitter strife, when great men rise above their peers to perform great deeds. A chapter of history is in the making.
Your liege the king is dead, the throne vacant. Britain enters a season of destruction, a winter of killing that can end only when the last brave Saxon knight lies dead or the castles of the Normans lie in heaps of rubble, emptied of the foul oppressors that have enslaved your people. It is a time when foreign invaders shall learn truths administered by the shining blades of Saxon swords. It is a time when heroes are made, and legends are born.
Defender of the Crown was Cinemaware's first game, making its debut on the Commodore Amiga back in 1986. A strategy computer game designed by Kellyn Beck, it raised the bar for computer graphics in home computer games. Defender of the Crown would be ported to many computer systems and game consoles over time and has now been realized on the Atari Jaguar.
Treasure Island Dizzy
Dizzy was looking forward to his round-the-world cruise. When he told the other Yolkfolk about the good deal he found, they wondered just what lay ahead of him. Dizzy enjoyed the cruise at first. The captain, Long John Silver, was a lovely old bloke with a kindly manner, good at insulting and degrading the fare paying punters. He was well-balanced -- he had a parrot on one shoulder and a chip on the other.
Dizzy thought he would organize a game of cricket on the aft deck. In a fit of blinding stupidity, he used LJ's spare leg collection as makeshift stumps, and when they ere lost overboard he was made to walk the plank! That was how he came to find himself gently poaching on the silent, sun-kissed beach of a seemingly deserted island...
He had to somehow find a way back to the Yolkfolk and lodge his compensation claim with the travel agent...
Dizzy and The Yolkfolk are characters created by the Oliver Twins, and these characters would appear in many games during the 8 and 16-bit eras. Most of their appearances were in multi-screen platform adventure puzzle games, however, they also appeared in some great arcade games as the title characters.
Slowly, over the course of the series, we learn more about this odd little family and help them out of the tricky situations they find themselves in by visiting the many varied locations of their magical world.
Don't Want a Box? No Problem!
We know that not everyone cares about paying extra for a box when buying new homebrew games. We've updated eight of our latest games for the 2600 and 5200 so you can now buy them without the box. These games still come with a high-quality label and manual, but the box is now optional. Here are the games:
Here's a list of the games:
- Panky the Panda
- Space Cactus Canyon
- Super Cobra Arcade
Click on any of the above images or links above to learn more about each game!
Gridrunner Unlocked for Jeff Minter Classics on Atari Jaguar
Last fall we released Jeff Minter Classics for the Atari Jaguar, containing two of Jeff Minter's most popular classic computing titles: Llamatron: 2112 and Revenge of the Mutant Camels. The excellent Atari ST versions of these games were brought to the Jaguar by Lawrence Staveley (author of Rebooteroids), joined together by a beautiful menu illustrated by William Thorup. Stunning artwork was also created by William Thorup for the box, manual, label and included double-sided poster.
In celebration of Jeff Minter's announcement of a Playstation 4 port of Gridrunner, we're excited to reveal that Gridrunner has been hidden inside all copies of Jeff Minter Classics sold to date! We've put together a video that shows how you can unlock Gridrunner. Once you've done so, Gridrunner will be displayed on the menu when the cartridge boots up, so you only need to unlock it once:
As an added bonus for Gridrunner, you can choose to use an Amiga or Atari ST mouse (with a proper adapter) to control your ship, in addition to the stock Jaguar controller. Playing Gridrunner with a mouse is a blast!
Inktober 2016 - Atari Propaganda Collection
In October 2016, artist William Thorup created a new Atari-themed illustration for each day of the month as part of Inktober 2016. These illustrations are now available in book form, featuring sixty-eight pages filled with pure Atari Nostalgia. Inktober 2016 - Atari Propaganda Collection features fan art of a selection of Atari's classic consoles, including the 2600, 520ST, Lynx, and Jaguar. You'll also find a few extra pieces that feature the Atari Panther, the Jaguar Duo, and the JagVR.
Get the entire month of Inktober 2016, 31 unique drawings, in one high quality 6" x 9" collection. Also includes the artist's dated signature.
Spies in the Night for the Atari 2600
Well, hello there!! My name is Starling, Ray Starling. I love sounding all James-Bondy. I'm here to tell you a little secret. I have an odd job, by odd job I mean I kill people and blow things up. Now killing people for money is frowned upon and anyone with any common sense would turn their backs on it. For me, this job, THIS JOB, is my crowning moment. How many people can say that the President of the United States hand-picked YOU for your unique resume.
You see, there are a bunch of bad guys in a military base doing bad things to some good people. I am going to stop them. Now here's my plan, one I hope you agree with. So listen up and let me tell you...
Spies in the Night is an original homebrew game for the Atari 2600. You are a spy in a trench coat and fedora trying to infiltrate and destroy the target base, but there is a rotating lighthouse in the distance. If the beam falls upon you and you aren't completely hidden behind the wall, a sniper will end your life in a hail of bullets. You must destroy that lighthouse first!