Halo for Atari 2600


14 Responses to “Halo for Atari 2600”

  1. dculberson says:

    Okay, that is pretty cool. It plays just like a minor variation on one of a few themes you can find on the 2600, but that’s almost certainly due to the limitations of the hardware. I still love it. The title screen alone is a work of art.

  2. chainsaw_rosary says:

    It’s a pretty fun game. Probably just a coincidence that this is coming out around the time HALO Reach is being promoted. ;)

  3. Anonymous says:

    I want a ROM of this! I’m pretty sure I’ve got a 2600 lying around…

  4. Anonymous says:

    So am I moron, or is there not any indication of what the controls are re: making the gun go “bang! Blammo!”?

  5. I less than three mermaids says:

    How do I shot gun?

  6. jphilby says:

    To appreciate the level of difficulty here, open a text file in your editor and, watching the counter, select 4K of text. Now imagine fitting the background(s), action figures, color changes and motion, sound and the program itself (including I/O with joystick) into that space.

    Everthing on the screen has to be drawn in realtime … with a processor that can only do 38 instructions during one screen line.

    Metaphors are hard. Playing “flight of the bumblebee” on a burning hurdy-gurdy comes to mind.

  7. Felton says:

    Definitely better than E.T.

  8. Donald Petersen says:

    Remarkably hard without an oldschool joystick. Beats Adventure (and E.T.) into a cocked hat!

  9. Anonymous says:

    well, what the F@$K?

    That was shockingly fun and playable.

    for a long time.

    like, I may play it later again.

    This actually impresses me enough to think i should buy my kids (hehe, its for the kids) the “Xgamestation” kit. Its like an 8 bit system where you program your own games.

  10. Anonymous says:

    You have to FIND the gun, first!

  11. Anonymous says:

    you have to find the gun first, but spacebar shoots

  12. Anonymous says:

    To make the gun go blam, first FIND the gun. Then press space.

  13. querent says:

    You have to get the gun first. Go up.

    Also: win.

  14. Anonymous says:

    okay this is pretty cool : )

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