TMR Posted April 23, 2010 Share Posted April 23, 2010 Greetings, I never heard much about the atari 8bit machines back in the day; I was curious to know what the best examples of r-type/gradius-esque side-scrolling shooters were on the machine - can't find many. Is there anything like armalyte on it ? No, there isn't really - there were a few discussions a couple of weeks back about the possibility of getting something running from it's graphics but i don't think anybody had a working sprite engine that can even manage half of what the C64 version is doing at the same framerate. There are some good horizontally scrolling shooters out there such as Zybex (probably my personal favourite, although the C64 version is far more colourful and detailed), Lowca, Kult or Humanoid but there's nothing handling the sprite counts of the busier C64 games. I'm sure that you will find something that's similar to gradius and armalyte. Only in the very loose sense it'll be a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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