These look interesting...though, I feel like the graphics are pretty weak for 7800 games. I would have preferred to see these on a lesser system.
VideoGameCritic wrote:By the way, do these really qualify as homebrews, being published by Atari Age?
To me, yes they do. Although Atari Age published it, it was still probably programmed by one guy who does it as a hobby at home. And then Atari Age thought it was good enough to publish. I don't know AA's process, but I assume that's how it works...like hobbyist programmers probably submit their games to them for publishing and AA decides if it wants them.
Also, I prefer a very broad definition of homebrews and unofficial releases. When collecting for a system, I never count releases that occurred after the system's life. In other words, if someone said to me "how many games were released for the 2600?", I would never count an Atari Age release from 2016 or a Songbird release from 2002 in that total. (Perhaps this is contradictory, but, in most cases, I do count unofficial/unlicensed releases during a system's life
as being part of the system's official game list. Like Action 52 for Genesis.) And, the only "homebrew" I've ever bought was Halo 2600 from AA, based on your review and the fact that the Halo theme gives it a much broader appeal than the usual homebrew (I considered Zippy the Porcupine too for the same reason, but passed for now). So my long-winded point is, I think it's good and important that you use an icon, like the homebrew icon, that designates that the game is an unofficial post-death release for the system. Certainly in this case, yes.