Re: [stella] Infogrames considers Atari 2600 B-Side release!

Subject: Re: [stella] Infogrames considers Atari 2600 B-Side release!
From: "Christopher A. Haslage" <kilokahn@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 12:12:00 -0400
At 11:52 AM 6/5/2001 -0400, you wrote:
What we want to do is make a nice multi-cart with the original Atari 2600 feel but in hand-held form.  Here is some games that have been suggested already (feel free to mention these carts in your lists as well):

I'm a little confused here.  Is this an emulation or porting project?

Most likely this will be a porting to GBA but with using an emulator to make it easier to port.  I know, that is a broad statement.  What most likely will be done is a GBA VCS emulator will be made and taylored to the games we use.

* Dodge'Em
* Journey Escape
* BMX Airmaster
* Qb

Be careful with 3rd party titles.  Journey Escape is Data Age.  I do not think Infogrames has the rights to this, not to mention the whole licensing issue of the rock band.

Some people are listing Activision and Imagic titles as well, and that would not really be economical for Infogrames since it would involve licensing from Activision.

I don't know which rights Infogrames inherited with the Hasbro Interactive purchase.  Hasbro themselves could have claimed ownership of a lot of 3rd party tites through their acquisition of other board game companies like Parker Brothers and Avalon Hill.

Suggesting 3rd party games is not out of the question.  I asked that and Infogrames mentioned that they might have some pull.  The hardest problem might be the Activision games.  I hear they are stiff when it comes with classic games and rights.

Andrew Davie has shown interest in this project and has allowed us to use Qb as an Easter-Egg option, which makes us very estatic to have one of the best games for the Atari 2600 made in the last few years (and even the past decade).

If new games are to be considered, I wouldn't ignore Oystron.  For my money that's the best of the hobby games.

One of the reasons I picked Qb is because I know Andrew and he was really kewl with me.  I have never played Oystron, and I am not sure how the creator would feel on the usage without me asking him.

Mainly we need a list of games that would be fun and worthy of the GBA.  If everyone can come up of a list of 25-50 games, we can then see which are the best choices overall and then go from there.  You don't have to come up with 25-50 choices, you can go as high or as low as you want in your list.  We are just trying to be as impartial as possible and see what everyone likes.

Whatever you do, DON'T do swordquest.  Most people hate those games.

I am doing this on based to popularity and quality.  I would love to have classic games that everyone still love and some that are so addictive like BMX Airmaster.

If the theme of the title is games that are often overlooked, I'd include:

Haunted House (rather than Adventure)
Radar Lock (flicker might not look good on LCD, though)
Save Mary (unreleased titles would be a good idea, I think, although some paperwork shuffling would be necessary to determine what to do with the contractors [AXLON])

Yeah, I would love to have unreleased games that people for years have never seen.  Blast from the past stuff!  Maybe they can be easter-eggs too?

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I hope this clears up some questions and please feel free to continue adding your suggestions and ideas!


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