Friday, 3 February 2017

Basketball, Percepts and Dodgeball released!

Hi folks!

I wanted to release those three games for quite a time but was waiting for Chris Read if he like the simulated version of his Dodgeball game and just got his answer about three hours ago, so now i can officially release Dodgeball (and also Basketball and Percepts).

Here's a screenshot of Basketball:

And here's a screenshot of the only "Free Game" offer back then: Percepts!

And kept the best for last...Dodgeball!

As you can see, Dodgeball is a homebrew made by Chris Read (aka atari2600land) and it's the first game that i have incorporated the manual as now on, all homebrews will have their manual incorporated with the game.

Percepts has all the "green" and "purple" card simulated and Basketball has the "newer Scoreboard (1973) edition" incorporated (with also the mini-scoreboard). So please read all the manuals of each games to properly play them.

Enjoy! =)

--- Sly DC ---

P.S.: I have made a smal error and thanks to "Anonymous" to point out the error:

In the Percepts read-me text: i have put F/G and Z/X for the cards, but it is in fact 1&2 for the "Green" cards and 3&4 for the "Purple" cards, thanks! =)

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Review of Captain Bruce and his Cosmic Boomerang

Yesturday, i've received the second homebrew game by Chris Read (aka atari2600land) called: Captain Bruce and his Cosmic Boomerang after 5 days (pretty fast for shipping from the U.S. to Canada!) and like promised, here's my little review of the game:

If some of you didn't know, Chris first homebrew game for the Magnavox Odyssey was "Dodgeball" which was released in 2011 (now sold out) was a great addition to anyone Odyssey collection and now his second homebrew: "Captain Bruce and his Cosmic Boomerang" which was announced in 2012 but finally was released on April 1st, 2016 (and wasn't an April's fool joke) which is again another great addition to the Magnavox Odyssey game library!

Here's some pictures of the whole game package:

Sorry about the quality of the pictures, the lighning in my appartment is very lousy!

So you get a game manual sheet, an overlay (about 8.5" x 11"), a comic book (reminds me of the good old days of the Atari 2600 when some games included a comic book) and a Score Log flyer which features a cover and seven pages which you can write down the Date/Length/Score of each game you've played.

The only thing missing was the "proof of purchase paper" which i don't mind at all not getting it. And the "Surprise" announced on the pre-preorder thread is the "Score Log" in question. And the best thing is that you get all this for a mere $10! Yup, that's right... $10! That's a price anyone can afford!

To play the game, you will need "Cartridge #5" of your original Odyssey kit (which IS NOT INCLUDED with the game BTW) but i won't describe everything since all is written down on the manual sheet. And same thing as for the comic book, you see the cover and that's it! I won't spoil the story here. Simple to say that Captain Bruce is a shooter game and fun to play!

I'm still waiting for Chris what he thinks of the simulatied version of Dodgeball that i've sent him a few days ago and already in less than 24 hours upon receiving his Captain Bruce game, i've made the simulated version for the OdySim:

And as you can see in this screenshot, we see stars which is hard to see even on the original overlay as the stars are very tiny. And don't ask the OdySim version as i won't release it until Chris gives me his approval.

So if anyone wants a copy of Captain Bruce and his Cosmic Boomerang, you can still order one on this thread: Another Captain Bruce pre-preorder thread (Odyssey 1), while there's still copies left and for only $10, these will go very fast!