rra Posted September 1, 2021 Share Posted September 1, 2021 Introducing two new games for the Atari 8-bit computers and the Atari 5200 - Piracy 1621 and Piracy 1981. These are the 6th and 7th of the 14 games that the team of Anschuetz/Weisgerber/Anschuetz will be releasing this year. Like the other games, these are all new refreshed assembly language updates to BASIC games that we wrote as teenagers in the 1980s. These games are being released as a pair because they were original written as a sequel of games. You can search and download the original BASIC versions of these games on Atarimania.com. Piracy 1981 was originally called Piracy and was one of the first games we ever wrote just months after we got our Atari 400 in 1981. The graphics were pretty crude, but the rules and gameplay were very complex! The assembly language version has kept pretty much the same as the BASIC version. Any significant updates to this game would have essentially turned it into Piracy 1621, so we just kept the old school graphics. Read the instructions on the opening screen to get started. I will post additional information and the full rules for Piracy 1981 in a separate comment to this thread. Piracy 1621 was originally called Piracy II. This was one of the last games we ever wrote in 1986 and used all of the technical tricks we knew how to pull out of BASIC, including both horizontal and vertical smooth scrolling (with machine language USR calls) and multiple screens which was just being explored in Arcade games at the time. Read the instructions on the opening screen to get started. I will post additional information and the full rules for Piracy 1621 in a separate comment to this thread. We hope you enjoy these two games! Robert Anschuetz Eric Anschuetz John Weisgerber PIRACY 1621 Piracy 1621 - Atari 8-Bit Version Piracy 1621.XEX Piracy 1621 - Atari 5200 Version Piracy 1621.ROM PIRACY 1981 Piracy 1981 - Atari 8-Bit Version Piracy 1981.XEX Piracy 1981 - Atari 5200 Version Piracy 1981.ROM 13 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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