2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

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2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 12th, 2021, 3:39 pm

Time for some seasonally-correct Atari 2600 fun! Pengo is a re-review, but same grade as the previous review, posted 20 years ago. Peter Penguin is brand new. I was really into this one, despite how it looks.

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Re: 2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby sixam » February 12th, 2021, 7:09 pm

Should these games have the winter icon?

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Re: 2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby VideoGameCritic » February 12th, 2021, 8:08 pm

sixam wrote:Should these games have the winter icon?


Well I don't want to overuse it... but Pengo may qualify.

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Re: 2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby thrust26 » February 13th, 2021, 10:18 am

Did you know that Peter Penguin is partially based on Pac-Man code? Both games share about 40% code.

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Re: 2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby Gleebergloben123 » February 13th, 2021, 11:43 am

Nice reviews. I remember playing Pengo at a local ‘5 and 10’ in my small town in PA, one of the few places that had this particular game (same store also got Rally X in late 80, early 81). Pengo has a certain charm that’s an otherwise a meh game. Never tried it on the 2600.

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Re: 2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby GeoX » February 14th, 2021, 5:56 am

Pengo ice blocks show off what a color palate advantage the Atari systems had all the way to the 8-bit computers (i.e. over the 64). It really makes a difference.

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Re: 2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby GeoX » February 14th, 2021, 5:58 am

thrust26 wrote:Did you know that Peter Penguin is partially based on Pac-Man code? Both games share about 40% code.


I did not know that. Curious, what language were they programmed in. Assembler?

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Re: 2021/2/12: Atari 2600: Peter Penguin (Europe), Pengo

Postby thrust26 » February 14th, 2021, 7:13 am

GeoX wrote:I did not know that. Curious, what language were they programmed in. Assembler?

Yup, all original games and most modern homebrews are done in pure assembler.


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