2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

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Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

Postby snakeboy » June 2nd, 2018, 2:58 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Your wish is my command.

By the way, I'm just finding out that there is an Atari 2600 version of Scramble! Sure would be nice if Atari Age could send me a review copy.


If I'm not mistaken, I think I have Scramble on my Harmony cart, so the ROM might be available on the Atari Age forums.

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Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

Postby snakeboy » June 2nd, 2018, 3:51 pm

Found the Scramble thread on Atari Age (scroll down to the bottom of the first post for the ROM).

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/245610 ... 600/page-1

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Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 2nd, 2018, 8:53 pm

I downloaded the bin file, but I'd prefer to play the actual cartridge when I can. Especially if it has a nice instruction manual.

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Re: 2018/5/31: Atari 2600: Super Cobra, Super Cobra Arcade

Postby Mr SQL » July 15th, 2018, 9:05 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:
GameOfThrones wrote:Critc, you are deluded. I bought Super Cobra the first day it was out and it is a fantastic game considering what system it was on and when it was released.
Okay the scrolling is not great but for the time it is fantastic plus I think it is a 4k game. Maybe it has 8k. Put that next to the one from 40 odd years later which has 32k.


I believe everything you say is true, but I am reviewing these games based on how fun they are to play in 2018. I can't go back in time.
Super Cobra hasn't age well and was never highly regarded to begin with.
Still, I'm happy for the people who still play and enjoy the game. Bad games need love too!

You are comparing apples to oranges:
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Super Cobra is an 8-bit game written in machine language while Super Cobra Arcade is a written in 32-bit high level C code that is "easier to program in" and "runs on a modern processor that sets up the graphics and runs the gameloop".

To a programmer, Super Cobra is a true classic Atari game and a tremendous programming achievement as well as great fun to play - imo it should get an A and Super Cobra Arcade should be compared with other 32-bit games, that would be more fair.


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