News Archive

March, 2018

March 31, 2018
NEW A8 ENTRY
Some Common BASIC Programs (High Technology Software Products, Inc.).

NEW A8 SCANS
Many thanks to Mr. Fish for the box scans:
_ Tricky Tutorial No. 4 - Basics of Animation and No. 6 - Sound and Music (Educational Software, Inc.)
_ Astron IV (Syncro, Inc.)

NEW A8 DUMPS
_ Atari's Kingdom and States and Capitals now available as tape images with original audio soundtrack (thanks to the Atari Software Preservation Initiative again!)
_ Eggs, Freud and Stomp (OSS, Inc.)
_ Math Busters by Spinnaker Software (thanks to Eric for providing a full disk dump!)

NEW ST DUMPS
Gaaasp!!, Gaia - Die Befreiung, Galactic Empires, Galactic Inferno, Galactic Miner, Galactic Playground, Galactic Ranger, Galactic Wariors (sic), Galileo (V2.3) by Pressimage, Game Concept, Game Cupboard, The Game of Life, Gameboy (V1.1) and Nuntundu Uboy.
March 30, 2018
NEW A8 ENTRIES
As always, help needed in locating these titles:
_ Utilities: Softbase (Soft Unlimited) and Teacher's Pet (Someplace Special Software)
_ Games: Al the Thinker, Apollo, Chicken Out, Golden Gate, Spider Attack, Star-Search (Hardcore Software), Truckman, Whomb and Zandor

NEW ST DUMPS
_ Four Wins and Fox Brothers (PD Pool)
_ Forum 36, Four-F, Fourfit, Freaked Out, Freaked Out II, Fred the Frisky Flea, Fred's Find (game written for an ST Format cover disk but never published), Frix, Frobozz Magic Support, Frog Race, Frooty, Fruit Pursuit, Fruits, Fruity, Frustration, Der Fürst der Finsternis, Fussball-ST Plus (V1.80), Fussball-ST Plus (V1.90), Fuzzball (Methodic Solutions) and The Fuzzles and the Flying Carpets
March 29, 2018
March 28, 2018
NEW A8 SCANS
Pictures of original tapes: Deflection / Simon Says (Adventure International), Go Fish (Dynacomp), Hail to the Chief (Creative Computing Software), Hazard Run (Artworx) and Math Facts by JMH Software of Minnesota (with small insert).

NEW A8 DUMPS
Conversational German (Atari) and Super Hangman (Main Street Publishing) courtesy of the Atari Software Preservation Initiative again! Updated page: My Spelling Easel (APX).
March 27, 2018
NEW A8 DUMP
BASIC Renumber Utility (RENUM) by APX.
March 26, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle and Star Wars - The Arcade Game by Parker Brothers (USA). Many thanks to Bfstats again!
March 25, 2018
NEW CATALOG
Imagic (all systems).

NEW 2600 SCANS
Spider-Man and Star Wars - Jedi Arena by Parker Brothers (USA). Many thanks to Bfstats again!

NEW A8 SCANS
Bank Street MusicWriter (Mindscape).

NEW A8 DUMPS
Action Quest by JV Software (original disk), Aural Quest, Bagh Chal (New Breed Software), Blah Blah (Agenda), Tax Dodge (Island Graphics), XPoker (The Software Cellar) and Bram, Inc.'s Zombies (tape and disk). Updated page: Xmas House (Zong). Thanks to the Atari Software Preservation Initiative again for some of the titles!
March 24, 2018
NEW ADS
For the VCS:
_ Demons to Diamonds, ET - The Extra-Terrestrial, Star Raiders and Tutankham flyers
_ An Easter Gift from Activision, RealSports Volleyball and Without CompuMate 12,000,000 Atari VCS Are Only Game Machines

NEW A8 SCANS
Instructions for Mindscape's Bank Street MusicWriter and Nexa Corporation's Captain Cosmo (many thanks to boygio for this one!).

NEW A8 DUMPS
_ Asteroidz and Attack of the Mutant Pigeons (John Croudy)
_ Baby Dash, Blue Diamonds and Bluntly Boulder - Take II (Homesoft)
_ Alien Attack, Crash! and Light Cycles (New Atari User)
_ 7er Pinball, Another Boring Space Invader Game (Monitor), Another Stupid Game, Bored of Floppy (RetroZock) and A Spell of Christmas Ice

NEW ST ENTRY
GFA BASIC Compiler (GFA Data Media UK).

NEW ST REVIEWS
Cubase and Pushover.
March 21, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Q*bert, Q*bert's Qubes, Reactor and Sky Skipper by Parker Brothers (USA). Many thanks to Bfstats again!

NEW A8 SCANS
Instructions for Stereo 3-D Graphics Package (APX).

NEW A8 DUMPS
_ Arcade Attack and Pong by Robert Champagne
_ Caverunner (English Software), Code Breaker by PDI (imaged by Farb of the Atari Software Preservation Initiative), Hacker Boulder Dash and Uranium Core (Computer & Video Games listing typed in by Neo-Rio, many thanks!)

Updated game pages: H2O (ABBUC), A Hacker's Night (AMC-Verlag), Halftime Battlin' Bands (CBS Software), Halley Hunter (ANALOG Computing) and Halley Hunter (Capestyle Software).

NEW ST DUMP
Gold of the Americas - The Conquest of the New World (Strategic Studies Group). Many thanks to Jake!
March 20, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Gyruss, James Bond 007, Montezuma's Revenge and Popeye by Parker Brothers (USA). Many thanks to Bfstats!

NEW ST DUMPS
Fluffies (LAPD), Fly a Jet and Flying Dutchman (PD Pool).
March 19, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Frogger, Frogger II - Threeedeep! and G.I. Joe - Cobra Strike by Parker Brothers (USA). Many thanks to Bfstats!
March 18, 2018
NEW ADS
Unicorn Software for the 8-bit: Green Goblins, Spider Valley and Merry Christmas from Unicorn Software.

NEW A8 ENTRY
Alphabet Soup (CRC Software).

NEW ST SCANS
Barbarian II, Cheaters Digest, James Pond II - Codename Robocod, Microprose Golf, Pacific Islands, Pit-Fighter, Supernova and World Class Rugby released by The One.

NEW ST DUMPS
_ Game: Shadowlands (Domark)
_ Utilities with scans: dBMAN (V2.02) by Atari (UK), Degas Elite (V1.0) by Electronic Arts, Devpac 2 (HiSoft), Lattice C (V3.04.01) by Metacomco, ST Datacom (V1.08) by Aaronfay Marketing and ST Doctor (Computer Concepts Ltd.)

Huge thanks to Steve at AtariCrypt for some very rare scans and dumps!
March 16, 2018
NEW A8 DUMPS
We're very grateful to author John G. Wilson for archiving the games he worked on in the early eighties: Blue Streakers, Kamikaze Saucers, Lazer Fry, Orbital Defense, The Rings of Atari, Spider Valley and Starbase Assault (Pretzelland Software).
March 15, 2018
NEW A8 ENTRY
Nuclear Survival (Moses Engineering).

NEW A8 DUMPS
_ Hey Diddle Diddle (Spinnaker Software), Money $pin (White Bag Software) and States, Capitals and Landmarks (Main Street Publishing) original disks provided by Farb of the Atari Software Preservation Initiative
_ Green Goblins (pre-production disk copy with no mention of software publisher imaged by author John G. Wilson himself!) and Self Teaching Series - A Spring Nature Quiz (ANALOG Computing)
March 14, 2018
March 13, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Amidar by Parker Brothers (USA). Many thanks to Bfstats!

NEW A8 DUMP
Kids Say the Darndest Things... to Computers (HomeComputer Software, Inc.). Many thanks to Farb of the Atari Software Preservation Initiative!
March 12, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Thanks to AtariSpot for the following:
_ Taiwan "Yellow Title" Frogger and Open Sesane
_ Taiwan "Other" Freeway and Superman (Funvision / Fund. International Co.)

NEW A8 ENTRY
Pro Football (Warren's Computer Systems).

NEW A8 DUMP
Catacombs of Baruth (Surrealistek Software). Many thanks to Farb and DjayBee of the Atari Software Preservation Initiative!

NEW ST DUMPS
Fighting Pilot, Final Battle, The Final Day (Computer Verlag Germany), The Final Tetris, Fire, Firework (work in progress by Firesoft), Firing Squad!, Fleas, Flight Levels (ST Log), Flip It!, Flip Side (ST News) and Flipping the Lid (Goodman Enterprises).
March 11, 2018
March 10, 2018
NEW A8 ENTRIES
_ Big Dipper and Limerick (Cybernetic Information Systems, Inc.)
_ Math Practice and Number Base Conversion (Demi-Software)
_ Jill's Twinkle (HEL Laboratories, Inc.), Laser Chaser (Indian Head Software) and Lessons in Algebra (George Earl Software)

NEW ST DUMP
Fully working dump of previously lost multiplayer game Bombs and Bugs by Awkward Software. Huge thanks to author Stefan Eilert of Eilosoft for helping us rescue the program!
March 9, 2018
March 8, 2018
NEW ST DUMPS
Disk 15 by Cascade Games (many thanks to Steve at AtariCrypt!) and Enchanted Forest.
March 7, 2018
NEW ADS
Battalion Commander, BioWar, Computer Gourmet, ComputerEyes and Transylvania for the 8-bit.

NEW 2600 DUMP
Commando Raid (Carrere Video). Many thanks to Omegamatrix!

NEW A8 SCANS
Captain Cosmo (Nexa Corporation). Many thanks to Boygio!

NEW A8 DUMP
Silicon Joy's Caves of Rigel (finally a "good" version retaining the proper format and loading screen!). Thank you Zarxx!

NEW ST DUMPS
_ Dr. Necro (GFA V0.58, beta) and Dr. Necro (GFA V0.62, beta)
_ Dragon Maze (V1.02) and Dragon Maze (V2.01)
_ Easy Learning Maths and Easy Learning Maths II (Budgie UK)
_ Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle (V1.0) and Electronic Jigsaw Puzzle (V1.2)
_ Elven Crystals - Part One - A Cautionary Tale and Elven Crystals - Part Two - Misanthropia
_ City Out of Bounds, Dr. Doofus (work in progress), Dragonslayer, Drakkskatten, Draw Poker / Double Down (V2.5), Dromedary Skivits, Droogs from Hell!, Droolig and the Kings's Gold, Drop It, Dungeon, Dysprosm, L'Égérie, Eierkopf, Eierurh, Eliemouse's Paper Rock Scissors, Elimination, Elves '87, Empire Builder, Enarmad Bandit (V2.02), EPT (work in progress dated February 15th, 1988) and Window Puzzle
March 6, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Dice Puzzle, Exocet, Harbor Escape, Scuba Diver, Sea Hawk, Space Canyon, Stunt Man and Tank Brigade by Panda. Many thanks to Bfstats!

NEW A8 ENTRIES
Math Mission (Main Street Publishing) and Spiral Galaxy (Aim Software).
March 5, 2018
NEW A8 ENTRY
V:Handler (Nite Lite Systems).

NEW A8 DUMP
Nite Lite Bulletin Board System complete with manual. Many thanks to Eric Henneke!

NEW ST ENTRY
The Greatest Beau-Jolly (Beau-Jolly). Thanks to Jake for the tip!

NEW ST DUMPS
Double Juggle Vegatabobble (V0.06) and Excel (WIP of unreleased game).
March 3, 2018
NEW 2600 SCANS
Taiwan "V-Case" Q*bert.
March 1, 2018
NEW ADS
The Fall Guy (20th Century Fox) and Scramble (Milton Bradley Company) for the 2600. Many thanks to Scott Stilphen!