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 pre-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!
Team Pixelboy Games Arrive!
We're happy to announce that we have added a batch of Team Pixelboy games for the ColecoVision to the AtariAge Store! These games were previously discontinued by Team Pixelboy, but they had some unused boxes left over, and we worked out an arrangement to make more copies of these games available so the boxes wouldn't go to waste. We have a small number of these games at present, but we will be able to restock many of them for a time until all the boxes are depleted.
Here are the games available. You can click on the box to view that game in the store:
Again, these games are being offered in limited quantities, and as they sell out we'll mark the entries in the store as to whether they are permanently sold out or we'll have more on the way.
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!
Build Your Own ColecoVision Super Action Controller!
Build your own Super Action-style arcade controller for the classic ColecoVision or Adam computer with an Easy CV input/output board and 12-key membrane keypad from Edladdin!
This kit replaces confusing harnesses and the complexity of hand wiring the original Super Action Controller’s diode array. Instead, clearly-marked solder pads show you exactly where to connect the nine wires from your DB9 cord, your joystick, and as many as two pairs of the four fire buttons found on the classic Super Action Controllers.
New Atari 2600 and Jaguar Games!
We've added six new games to the AtariAge Store! These new games were available for the first time at the 2017 Portland Retro Gaming Expo, and they are now available for everyone! We have three new Atari 2600 games and three new games for the Atari Jaguar! The three new Atari 2600 games are Super Cobra Arcade, Space Cactus Canyon, and Draconian. And the three new Jaguar games are Jeff Minter Classics, Escape 2042, AstroStorm.
Click on the following game images to learn more about each game (including video and screenshots):
All six new games feature high-quality, professionally printed boxes, manuals and labels. Draconian, Super Cobra Arcade and Jeff Minter Classics include a poster featuring the box art for each game (and the Jeff Minter Classics poster is double-sided!)
New Games Arrive! (June 2017)
We're happy to announce the arrival of a new slate of games for the Atari 2600, 5200, and 7800 consoles. Click on any of the following boxes to learn more! Don't forget you can view a gameplay video for each game by clicking the "Video" tab.
Here's a list of all the games broken down by system:
- Anguna - Defeat the Goblin King in this Zelda-like fantasy action-adventure for the 2600.
- Assembloids 2600 - An addictive, fast-paced reaction game for the whole family and high score fanatics!
- Drive! - Escape the crumbling temple with your treasure, driving over the bridge as fast as you can!
- The Gizzle Wap - You must remove the Strange Red Tree and defeat the Invicta!
- L.E.M. - The L.E.M. never failed in any mission assigned to it. Can you keep its record untarnished?
- Panky the Panda - Your brother has been kidnapped by poachers -- can you save him in time?
- Scramble - How far can you invade our Scramble system?
- Ratcatcher - The city sewer has been overrun by nasty critters, grab some friends and clean it out!
- Bentley Bear's Crystal Quest - Defeat Berthilda again in your quest to find all the Crystals of Life!
- Super Circus AtariAge - Big Doings Under The Big Top! How good are your reflexes?
- T:ME Salvo - Far into the future, save the Eloi from the evil Morlocks!
Edladdin Controllers at AtariAge
We've teamed up with Edladdin Controllers to bring their awesome lineup of arcade-quality controllers and adapters to the AtariAge Store! We've added four arcade controllers for the Atari 2600, 7800 and Atari 8-bit computers, the Seagull 78 Adapter for connecting Sega Genesis controllers to the 7800, and the Easy 78, a board that allows you to easily create custom controllers for the Atari 2600 and 7800.
|Super 78||Super 78 Twin|
|Supreme 78: All-Play 4/8||Supreme 78: All-Leaf|
|Seagull 78||Easy 78|
If you want to bring the arcade experience to your 2600 and 7800 games, you'll want to check out these offerings from Edladdin Controllers! And be sure to keep an eye open for their ColecoVision products coming soon!