Friday, February 25, 2022

The 50-Foot Tall Stalk of Celery! for the Odyssey2 / Videopac

 The 50-Foot Tall Stalk of Celery! for the Odyssey2/Videopac


NOW AVAILABLE!




You are Rodney, friend of the 50-foot tall stalk of Celery.

Mr. Celery has a problem: It seems the vegetarians want to chomp, chew, and digest him!

As Rodney, you can help fight back! How? Well, Mr. Celery has invented a Vegetarian Killing Machine ( VKM for short ).

Rodney can control the VKM. Vegetarian men are running amok! Use the VKM to destroy them. How many vegetarians can you defeat?

Oh, one more thing: the vegetarians are aware of you and Mr. Celery’s plans. They are hurling bombs at you!

Avoid the bombs! If you get hit by a bomb, it's all over for Mr. Celery

 

 

2600 Connection is proud to offer The 50-Foot-Tall Stalk of Celery!, a 2K Odyssey2/Videopac game programmed by Chris Read.
This is Chris' 9th Odyssey2 game. His other Odyssey2 games include 
FATSO! ( inspired by the Telesys Atari VCS/2600 game Fast Food),
GOSUB! ( underwater submarine maze game ),
GOSUB 2 ( a sequel ),
WALLS!
TRAFFIC!
NICE ICE!
CHIEF CHEF,
AARON THE AANT!







Move the VKM ( blue icon ) around with the joystick.
Vegetarians ( yellow men) run all over the place.
In the screen above, a deadly red bomb has just been avoided.

 




The 50-Foot-Tall Stalk of Celery! cartridge and manual

 


Special thanks to David Flemming of PackRat Videogames for allowing us to release this game.

 

"If only more people would make 2K homebrew games, then the world would be a better place."

- Chris Read



HOW TO ORDER:

 

PAYPAL payment is accepted and preferred.

 

If you live in the USA:

Price: $25 (and $4 shipping)

click Buy Now to purchase








If you live anywhere else in the world:

Price: $25 (and $15 shipping)

click Buy Now to purchase








The 50-Foot-Tall Stalk of Celery! is shipped via U.S. Mail.

Check or money order is also accepted.
Please send an email for more details.

 

 e-mail your questions, comments, concerns etc. to:   

timdu @ hotmail.com





Friday, November 5, 2021

MEAN SANTA for the COLECOVISION

 MEAN SANTA for the COLECOVISION


NOW AVAILABLE



What could cause someone to "snap" after hundreds of years of generosity?
Was it the blatant commercialization of Christmas, with cheap decorations displayed in stores well before Halloween?
The threatened unionization of the elves?
Or perhaps international regulators who banned reindeer propulsion because the flatulence of nine reindeer was damaging the ozone layer?
Or was it just one naughty child too many?

Whatever the reason, Santa Claus has gone over to the dark side, and this Christmas won’t be the usual season of good will toward men.

“Maybe the children of the world would learn to appreciate the important things in life if they didn't spend Christmas focused on shiny new toys,”
Santa stated earlier this year. “Maybe this year, Santa will take away presents instead of delivering them...”

Instead of leaving lumps of coals in the stockings of the naughty children, Santa has decided to teach them a lesson –
and no rogue wind currents, bad weather, or guard dogs are going to get in his way.

And he’s asked for your help in executing his diabolical plan.



MEAN SANTA was originally released for the Atari 2600 in 2009 in celebration of the 100th print issue of the 2600 Connection newsletter.

In 2016, a version for the Magnavox Odyssey2 / Videopac was released.
 

Both of these versions are still available for sale!

 

 

MEAN SANTA for the Colecovision includes:


black plastic Disney-style VHS size storage box with printed color insert

a printed 8-page color game manual

a game cartridge with a printed color label









 

     On this screen, the object is to fly Mean Santa's sleigh through the night sky and safely land on a house roof.




     Watch out for the rogue snowflake... it'll take Mean Santa's sleigh off-course.






     Once inside the house, it's time for Mean Santa to get to work.
Here, he is stealing all the dolls in the house.
 Be careful not to slip on the bananas!
 Hurry up - this is a game of speed. There is no time to waste. Best time wins.  



     Here, in the final house, Mean Santa must avoid the guard dogs.
 Mean Santa's final challenge is to steal the ROASTED TURKEY DINNER at the bottom of the screen!
 There are many houses to raid, I mean to explore, and lots to discover in the game Mean Santa for the Colecovision.  



 

HOW TO ORDER:

 

Mean Santa for the COLECOVISION is shipped via U.S. Mail.


In the USA:

PAYPAL:


Price: $29
Shipping: $6

please click here:









  Outside the USA / International / anywhere else in the world:

PAYPAL:


Price: $29
Shipping: $15

please click here: 


 

         Email Tim at timdu@hotmail.com if you have any questions.






Tuesday, October 12, 2021

MEAN SANTA for the Atari 2600

 




What could cause someone to "snap" after hundreds of years of generosity? 

Was it the blatant commercialization of Christmas, with cheap decorations displayed in stores well before Halloween? 

The threatened unionization of the elves?

Or perhaps international regulators who banned reindeer propulsion because the flatulence of nine reindeer was damaging the ozone layer?

Or was it just one naughty child too many? 

Whatever the reason, Santa Claus has gone over to the dark side,
and this Christmas won’t be the usual season of good will toward men. 


“Maybe the children of the world would learn to appreciate the important things in life if they didn't spend Christmas focused on shiny new toys,”
Santa stated earlier this year.
“Maybe this year, Santa will take away presents instead of delivering them...” 


Instead of leaving lumps of coals in the stockings of the naughty children, Santa has decided to teach them a lesson – and no rogue wind currents, bad weather, or guard dogs are going to get in his way. 

And he’s asked for your help in executing his diabolical plan. 


MEAN SANTA was originally released in 2009 in celebration of the 100th print issue of the 2600 Connection newsletter.
100 numbered cartridges were made. 1 of 100, 2 of 100, 3 of 100 etc.

The "unlimited edition" of MEAN SANTA game cartridge that is offered for purchase today is an unnumbered Atari 2600 game cartridge. 









Included is :

an unnumbered game cartridge

black plastic storage box with color printed insert

and a game manual.




( The game cartridge has a slightly different game label than the original limited release of 100 cartridges from October 2009. )




On this screen, the object is to fly Mean Santa's sleigh through the night sky and safely land on a house roof. 



On this screen, pressing SELECT allows you to choose the MEDIUM level. 
Watch out for the rogue snowflake... it'll take Mean Santa's sleigh off-course. 



Once inside the house, it's time for Mean Santa to get to work. Here, he is stealing all the wreaths in the house. 
Hurry up - this is a game of speed. There is no time to waste. Best time wins. 



Here, in the 25th house, Mean Santa has gotten caught by a dog. 
Santa can easily slip and fall by touching a banana. 

There are 25 houses and one final "challenge" screen in Mean Santa. 



HOW TO ORDER:



Mean Santa "unlimited edition" is shipped via U.S. Mail.


In you live in the USA: 


Price: $35 
Shipping: $5 


please click BUY NOW: 













Outside the USA / International: 

We also offer a PAL version of the same game for our international friends.

for more information and a shipping quote, send an email.




     Here's a video of the game in action!




A note from programmer John K. Harvey:

It may be hard to see a few of the features in the video, so here's a quick overview: 

The game has 3 levels of difficulty: Easy / Medium / Hard 

Easy mode: 
Think of this as "Kids mode" 
no chimney obstacles. 
play the 5 "easy" houses + one easy final house 

Medium mode: 
"For Novice gamers" 
has chimney obstacles 
play the 5 "easy" houses plus 10 "medium" houses + one medium final house 

Hard mode: 
"Not for the faint of heart" 
has chimney obstacles 
play the 5 "easy" houses plus 10 "medium" houses + 10 "hard" houses + one hard final house 

In short, the more houses that you have to deal with, the harder they get. 
Houses come in waves of 5: you must complete all houses of a wave in order to move on to the next set of 5, with increasing difficulty. 
When a house has been completed, it turns black to indicate that you've already been there, and you don't want to revisit it. 

You only have 6 lives, and you can die in various ways: 
crash into the chimney / house 
land on a house that you already visited 
get caught by the diabolical dog that chases you in later waves of houses (hard to see on the video) 
during the final house, touch any diabolical dog 
Survival is key. Can you make it to the end? 

Everything else simply slows you down (lighting, snowballs, touching banana peels, missing houses). 
While that may not seem to matter, I once heard that if you can get a near-perfect run of the game in each mode, something good may happen. 

I always play on hard mode, and when there are just a few houses left, I become a nervous wreck, hoping I don't miss a single house or touch too many banana peels...for me, it's all about the perfect run. 

Hope you enjoy it!

-John


MEAN SANTA was originally released in 2009 in celebration of the 100th
print issue of the 2600 Connection newsletter.
100 numbered cartridges were made. 1 of 100, 2 of 100, 3 of 100, etc.

Ten of the 100 games ( 51 - 60 ) were released in PAL format for our international friends.

The Registered List of Mean Santa owners:


1. Tim Duarte
2. Russ Perry Jr.
3. Al Backiel
4. Dan Skelton 
5. Dane Stegman 
6. Dan Iacovelli
7. Pete Holland Jr.
8. Todd Luckey 
9. Rick Weis 
10. Larry Porco 
11. Tom Contello 
12. Laurent Dziubas 
13. John K. Harvey 
14. Adrian Roberts 
15. Paul C. Wilkins 
16. Chad Edward Shumaker 
17. Kai Darius Kohl
18. Scott Dayton 
19. Jeff Rothkopf
20. Robert Kelly 
21. Jerry Greiner 
22. Christine Morris 
23. John K. Harvey 
24. Leonard Herman 
25. Jose Artiles 
26. Luke Sandel 
27. Ian Baronofsky 
28. James Randall 
29. Mitch Hodges 
30. Adam Zar 
31. GameTimeVault 
32. Edward Mann 
33. Brooke Trautwein 
34. Jim Paul 
35. Brian Fullmer 
36. Eric Burghos 
37. Rob Odlin 
38. Eugenio Angueira 
39. Mark Kohler 
40. Sandy Huner 
41. Carl Howard 
42. Bohus Blahut 
43. Bob Lechner 
44. Joseph Cristina 
45. Brian Hill 
46. Jose Garcia 
47. Tom Contello 
48. Jason Brassard 
49. Jason Brassard 
50. Jason Brassard

51. Marc Oberhauser PAL
52. Dr C D Watson PAL
53. Cyril Denis PAL
54. Marco Kerstens PAL
55. Maya Rozenshein PAL
56. Neoayato PAL
57. Simon Quernhorst PAL
58. Bryan Gruszka PAL
59. Tad Bratkowski PAL
60. Michael Weiss PAL

61. Lance Bohy 
62. Dan Ludemann 
63. Dan Skelton 
64. Dan Skelton 
65. Jeffrey O'Connell 
66. Stephanie Payne 
67. Bill Demian 
68. Stuff Buyers 
69. Glenn Campbell 
70. Robert Morriss 
71. Jozef Wiencis 
72. Walter Lauer 
73. Jorg Muller 
74. Jorg Muller 
75. Jeffrey Beegle 
76. Jacob Davis 
77. Chris Derrig 
78. David W. Harshbarger 
79. Dan Cage 
80. Darrin Laura 
81. William C. Kopec 
82. Stone Age Gamer 
83. John Hancock 
84. Charles Dysert 
85. Mark Terry 
86. Mat Allen 
87. Matthew Tajc 
88. Matthew Davis 
89. Scott Waters 
90. Gary Holmes 
91. Benjamin Martin 
92. Michael Molero 
93. Lowell Duncan Jr. 
94. Terry Bullock 
95. Daryl Lytle 
96. Bill Loguidice - Galaxy 
97. Steven Damon 
98. Lee Krueger 
99. Sean R. (Seanhq) 
100. Michael D'Onofrio 




Thursday, September 30, 2021

BRIDGE embroidered patch

 BRIDGE embroidered patch


NOW AVAILABLE!





Do you remember "back in the day" when ACTIVISION offered embroidered patches?

If you got a certain high score, you could take a picture of your television screen and mail it to ACTIVISION.

In return, they would mail you an embroidered patch which you could display for your distinguished gaming accomplishment!

Sadly, ACTIVISION never offered a patch for BRIDGE. It was not one of their best-selling game cartridges.

BRIDGE was a card game - not an action game like many of the other ACTIVISION titles for the Atari 2600.

So, they decided not to offer a patch for the game...

 

But now... 41 years later... a patch is now available for BRIDGE!

 

You can be a BRIDGE GRAND MASTER!

( No distinguished gaming accomplishment required! )

 

Heck, I have owned this videogame cartridge for years in my collection and I still don't know how to play it.

I suppose I should learn how to play the card game BRIDGE one of these days.





Each patch measures 2.75 inches wide by 3 inches in height.

PLEASE NOTE:  ACTIVISION BRIDGE game cartridge, joystick controller, and coffee cup are not included with purchase of patch!





  BRIDGE was programmed by Larry Kaplan in 1980.



HOW TO ORDER:

 

If you live in the USA:

To purchase an embroidered ACTIVISION BRIDGE patch, please click Buy Now:

Price: $7 (and $1 shipping)



If you live live anywhere else in the world::

 To purchase an embroidered ACTIVISION BRIDGE patch, please click Buy Now:

 Price: $7 (and $2 shipping)

      





  


  THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE ATARI 2600 HOMEBREW COMMUNITY!

 

E-mail your questions, comments, concerns etc.

 

Updated:  Thursday, September 30, 2021













  

Saturday, September 25, 2021

ZOMBIE MADNESS for the Intellivision

ZOMBIE MADNESS for the Intellivision -   STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE 





One Halloween morning, your son crashes the lawnmower into the neighbor’s shed.

Strangely, the neighbor doesn’t seem mad, but he gives your son a juju.

This results in your house being invaded by zombies! 

One at a time, you must carry your family members downstairs to the exits of the house.

If a zombie touches you, you’ll have to eat some human flesh to survive. (Sorry, family!) 

Play as Dad or Mom, or have a friend join you and play together in simultaneous two-player action!

What will you do? Save your family or eat their flesh... It’s up to you








ZOMBIE MADNESS was programmed by Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez.
He has created many games for the Mattel Intellivision, including SPACE RAID and PUMPKIN MASTER, and many more.

Óscar originally created and offered a version of ZOMBIE MADNESS for free in October 2019. 

He has improved and polished the game! New features include:

Expanded game play, a simultaneous two-player mode, more music, more nice house furniture, and a "miniboss"

Óscar has also created the IntyBASIC cross-compiler. This compiler allows you to write games and other programs in the BASIC programming language.

Mark Thompson created the manual.

Steve Jones from Canada created the box, overlay, and cartridge label.

Special thanks to Joe Zbiciak for cartridge production.







Tim Duarte  (USA)  is offering the game cartridge and manual.

 

If you live in the USA:

To purchase game cartridge and manual, please click Buy Now:

Price: $28 (and $4 shipping)

 

 

If you live in CANADA or MEXICO:

 To purchase game cartridge and manual, please click Buy Now:

       Price: $28 (and $12 shipping)

 

 

If you live anywhere else in the world:

To purchase game cartridge and manual, please click Buy Now:

Price: $28 (and $15 shipping) 




Steve Jones of Canada offered a box and overlay kit for ZOMBIE MADNESS.


These kits are sold out.


Steve is also an active member on the AtariAge community and his ID is "Steve Jones"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE INTELLIVISION HOMEBREW COMMUNITY!

 

E-mail your questions, comments, concerns etc.

 

Updated:  Saturday, October 23, 2021

  



Thursday, September 2, 2021

AMOK! a game for your Odyssey2 / Videopac

 




AMOK! was the very first homebrew videogame created for the Odyssey2.

An arrangement was made with programmer John Dondzila and he has graciously allowed us to release this special version of the game!

First, a little bit more about AMOK! It pays homage to BERZERK.

The object is to get to the end of the maze while destroying the robots. The robots will pursue you and shoot back. After a short time, the indestructible evil Smileybot will appear and stop at nothing to get you. He can go through walls and your shots will have no effect on him. You can only try to outrun him and get to an exit.

AMOK! with Rack Test allows you to pick the level you want to play at!

To enable the RACK TEST feature of AMOK! :

Move the switch on the top of the cartridge to the
opposite position when you see the STATUS SCREEN:


S  000000    ( your Score )
L   01            ( is the current Level )
R  03            (is your Remaining lives )



The game will cycle through the levels.

Move the switch to the opposite position when you see
the level you want to play ( example:  L 05  )

Press the ACTION button and game play will begin
at the selected RACK TEST LEVEL.

Press RESET on the keyboard to get back to the title screen.




Destroy the robots before they destroy you!






 a Disney VHS videotape-style storage box with a color insert, 4-page color manual and game cartridge



SPECIAL THANKS TO: 

Programmer / Designer : John Dondzila

Logistics / Game Tester / Manual / box color insert : Tim Duarte

Cartridge Production / Game Tester / label  : Scott Stilphen





Here's Scott's video of showing the game being advanced through all 100 levels!




HOW TO ORDER: 



If you live in the USA:


Price: $30 (and $4 shipping)

please click Buy Now to purchase:









If you live anywhere else in the world (INTERNATIONAL):



Price: $30 (and $16 shipping )

please click Buy Now to purchase:




AMOK! is shipped via U.S. Mail.
PAYPAL payment is accepted and preferred.
Check or money order is also accepted.
Please send an email for more details.

E-mail your questions, comments, concerns etc.