2013/2/26: Atari 5200: Meteorites, Mountain King

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2013/2/26: Atari 5200: Meteorites, Mountain King

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 26th, 2013, 7:58 pm

Here are two brand new Atari 5200 reviews for your reading enjoyment.

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2013/2/26: Atari 5200: Meteorites, Mountain King

Postby BorntoRun1 » February 26th, 2013, 8:30 pm

The Atari 8-Bit version is the best. The control is definitely better, although the game's internal issues still remain. I like Mountain King, but it does get frustrating at times. I still want to get to the "hidden area" in the 2600 version

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2013/2/26: Atari 5200: Meteorites, Mountain King

Postby Rev1 » February 27th, 2013, 11:57 am

Enjoyed the reviews, I was surprised there wasn't any form of Asteroids on the 5200. I don't own one so I have obviously never had the need to look into it. Still, balls of cabbage is better then nothing especially if you need to fix your asteroids itch.

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2013/2/26: Atari 5200: Meteorites, Mountain King

Postby crimefighter1 » February 27th, 2013, 6:49 pm

Actually there was a version of Asteroids for the 5200.  It went unreleased due to the control issues with the joysticks and after toying with shipping a special controller with it.  It was pretty much a straight port of the 8-bit version.

 

http://www.atariprotos.com/5200/software/asteroids/asteroids.htm


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2013/2/26: Atari 5200: Meteorites, Mountain King

Postby DJC1 » February 28th, 2013, 11:36 pm

And Asteroids for the 5200 was well beyond prototype phase.  It was finished and ready to ship.  It is even references in 5200 game brochures as a 'coming soon' title.

It's a shame the 5200 had such lousy controllers.


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