Recent research told how the author of Yars' Revenge declared that an Exact clone of "Star Castle" was impossible to pull off on model 2600 hardware, however now somebody very lately succeeded at doing Star Castle for 2600 but it ain't found on atarimania, yet? I'm interested in seeing it, if it exists.
Created to mimic the gameplay of the Arcade classic "Star Castle" by Cinematronic, which drew using a vector CRT (like Asteroids and BattleZone), and rumored to be named after the CEO of Atari at the time it was made, Ray somebody. A lot of people's first impression is "hey the TV just broke" because that Zone seen on an old CRT resembled white noise of failing electronics. See the permanent notes across this page for an Easter Egg.
I heard "the dot" and accompanying room with Namett amounted to 5 percent or more of the total program code and he would've been fired if Atari found out. To save bytes essentially making this game possible, all but 1 or 2 of the rooms are mirrored images left-to-right. There's half as much data than you think you're seeing. And the Bat has a one-of-a-kind Name too, "Knubberrub".
Anybody manage to achieve the 10,000 points mark so close at times think I was well in the 8,000 mark...this game must have ruined a few paddle controllers....
ONE of activision's best so hypnotizing as the game progressed....
This game is super fun, I love it.
It was so incredibly limited that it forced the user to come up with really tight code, and at the ripe old age of 12 at the time of its release, it was THE catapult that got me started in Computers. THANKS MOM & DAD !
One of my favorites of all times and, as I can see, not well known. I bought this from a friend, I think.
The first time I've ever seen an Atari and got to know what that black thing was, I played this game. Very basic but really cool at the time.
I remember being a bit dissapointed with this game, but still, it was fun to play it with my dad. I was 10 by then!