Lord-Chaos Posted November 28, 2002 Share Posted November 28, 2002 Speaking with some friends we had some more ideas of games which should be possible on the ATARI 2600, but maybe impossible. 1) a graphics adventure like Maniac Mansion or other early Lucasfilm games.Much simpler.The ATARI can display beautiful "backgrounds" , look at Smurf/Pitfall etc. It could be possible to create an adventure this way , if you can only access certain areas of a screen. Biggest problem would be the RAM/the limited size of the ROM. 2) vertical/horizontal scrolling shooter : Games like R-Type or Xenon 2 , much simpler , that means a space-shooter with extras , enemies etc. There are games like Desert Falcon and others. It may be possible , I think vertical shooter may be easier. 3) Rpg like Ultima : Since there´s a game like Skeleton and Ultima 1 ´s dungeons are nothing more than 3D wire-frame , this is only a problem of RAM and size of the cart.The 2D parts of Ultima would be more difficult to make , but with a smaller screen - maybe possible. 4) rpg like Zelda : Should be possible , since there is Dark Chambers on the VCS.Zelda (the first) is similar to Gauntlet or Dark Chambers in some ways. 5) business simulation : Something simple like "Kaiser" (German game) / Santa Paravia (or something like that) could be possible : In these games 1-x players build houses,mills,buy land and may fight opponents with their soldiers.These games are turn-based and have not much graphics. Diplaying some symbols/icons + some numbers is possible on the ATARI , since there´s not much action on the screen. Combat in Kaiser was simple : soldiers/cannons could be placed and then the computer calculated the damage to the enemy. Maybe something similar to ATARI 800 Mule would be possible,too. 6) strategy games : it may be possible to create a turn-based strategy game , based on old SSI strategy games. What do you think ? Thimo Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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