Mega Man 2600

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  1. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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  2. Edge

    Edge weapon of destruction

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    thats pretty impressive
     
  3. McBradders

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    Hahah awesome!
     
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    As a Rockman fan, a 2600 fan, and a homebrew games fan, I have to say this kicks at least three dimensions of ass.
     
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    So the Atari 2600 was capable of this? Wow.
     
  6. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

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    most older game systems are capable of far more than we've ever seen because of the cost of manufacturing large carts. Neo Geo wasn't much stronger than the SNES, but when you start making 250 mb carts with a $300 price tag, you get amazing results.
     
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    IIRC, the Neo-Geo had roughly the graphics potential of the SNES with roughly the CPU power of the Genesis. Best of both worlds. Too bad the games weren't affordable.
     
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    I miss my Neo-Geo.
     
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    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    sweet! :rock 
     
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    While I appreciate the concept of showing a newer game can almost work on an older system, I think it's criminal to downgrade anything to a 2600 level. It was cool back in the day, but let's move on now. The single button controller must die.
     
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    If it's just for the sake of a homebrew tech demo, I don't think it's wrong at all to downgrade something to an older platform. If they were trying to sell it as a game, yeah, but this is really just video game art. I never heard anyone complain about the NES ports of Elite or Grand Theft Auto.
     
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    That was so coo! *remembers his 2600 from when he was 5*
     
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    Wow, that's kinda cool.
     
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    The art of programming within absolutely insane constraints is something I never get tired of seeing.
     
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    I love it.
     
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    You must die. :ev: 

    I browse the Atari boards from time to time, and hadn't heard of this, so I assumed it was a hoax of some kind. Looks like I was wrong, or at least whoever's doing this knows enough about the 2600 to make it look feasible. I'd expect more flickering in the boss battle section, but that may have more to do with the encoding of the online video than the game itself.
     
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    I miss those days, so much. Innovation meant everything. Sure they may not have been amazing or mass market, but damn the ideas alone were just incredible :( 
     
  18. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    That was made for the I Am 8-Bit art show a few weeks ago. It was made to be played on this:

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    Yes, the controller worked. And it could probably beat MMM in a fight.
     

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