|Realm of Impossibility|
Excellent game. Too bad it can't be played on any emulator properly - the enemies don't appear even on the ATX version on any emulator I've tried it on.
Sorry guys, but the pictures and download you have here is Tobot part II. Looks like someone changed it from II into I (so the title is not fully centered anymore).
Tobot part II uses compiled TB, while Tobot part I (just named Tobot then) used standard Atari Basic. Tobot II has 50 external levels and an editor, while Tobot I has only 8 built-in levels and no editor.
So, just add another "I" here (which appears under the "t" of presents) and you have the original release of Tobot Part II...
Yes, it's me, from Perú :)
From this country, there is a didatic-game called «Aventuras de Donofrio» that not are listed on atarimania.
|Fountain of the Gods (The)|
I am the developer of this game. You may contact me at the above email address if wanted.
It's like River Raid meets Choplifter. What's not to like?
Are we 100% sure that the version on the tape itself included the crack screen? I ask because I have a similar, but slightly different compilation- also a 1987 Atari UK release (#). It also includes the "5200" version of Centipede- rather than the original 800 port (##)- but that definitely doesn't feature the crack screen. ///
(#) "Atari Compilation" or "Atari Games Compilation" with code "TX 9043" or "TX9043". It has three out of five games in common with this tape and was sold in its own right. ///
(##) This is the version I grew up with and for years I was unaware that it wasn't the original Atari port. But having found out about- and compared- the two versions on Atarimania, it's clear that "my" Centipede was the 5200 one.
An AMAZING feat of programming and one of my favorites while growing up. The new 2014 Enhanced version is a MUST HAVE: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/233064-enhanced-ik/
It's amazing that the 'Glenn the 5200 Man' unofficial conversion of 5200 CENTIPEDE ended up on this 'official' compilation. ATARI UK probably had no clue about what they were doing; otherwise they would have cleaned up the crack screen. Wondering what their 'sources' were? BBS?
The next best thing to having Punch-Out! This was another game from the mid/late eighties that showcased the best of the Atari 8-bit's capabilities, even though by this point it was a lost cause.
I suppose using silly characters (as opposed to "real" boxers) would give it a broader appeal, and in that regard, this is what makes the game succeed and entertaining. The graphics are well done, although the execution occasionally lags. Punches don't respond fast enough to your button pressing at times, and when you do land punches, sometimes it doesn't register. But that aside, the game is fairly (although not always easily) winnable. Thirty years on, and I've only been able beat the champ by TKO.