Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

Play Mega Man on the Atari 2600, if you wanna

2009-07-08 06:00:00  ยท  Joseph Leray
0

Two years ago, for the 2007 I Am 8-bit gallery, artist David Galloway (re)created Capcom's original Mega Man on the Atari 2600. If I were picky, I would insist that Galloway's de-make be played on an Atari 8-bit Family machine to fully do justice to the gallery's name, but that seems like splitting pixels.

Fastfoward to last Sunday, when Galloway released a playable ROM demo on the Atari Age forums. The game consists of four vertical screens and one very tough Elecman. Since the Atari only had one button, which is used to make the Blue Bomber jump, shooting was mapped to down on the joystick. 

To get a taste for just how hard the game is, hit the jump for a gameplay video. According to Offworld's Brandon Boyer, the player in the video is Eric Caoli of Tiny Cartridge and GameSetWatch fame. If Mega Man 2600 sounds like your cup of tea, don't hold your breath -- there were never any plans to re/de-make the entire original game. 

[via Joystiq]


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Joseph LerayFormer Features Contributor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts444Blogs 4Following16Followers66

Joseph Leray is a long-time features contributor, reviewer, and (self-styled) editor-at-large for Destructoid. He lives in Nashville with a menagerie of pets and a Final Fantasy IX obsession. more


 



#Atari #Capcom #Classics #Mega Man #Nintendo Entertainment System #retro #ROMs
 
 


READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.



 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!

spacer