AtariAge 2007 Midwest Gaming Classic Releases Now Available plus Missing in Action for the Atari 7800!

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Missing in Action (Atari 7800, 1989): Prototype Screenshot from AtariAgeMissing in Action (Atari 7800, 1989): Prototype Screenshot from AtariAgeAtariAge, the premiere home of all things Atari consoles, has several new homebrew cartridges available for the Atari 2600 VCS, as well as a special edition of Atari 7800 Beef Drop, complete with enhanced graphics and POKEY chip sound!

Also, be sure to check here and here for information of a very impressive looking 1989 unreleased 85% complete prototype of Missing in Action (based on the "classic" Chuck Norris film) for the Atari 7800, also available for purchase or free ROM download for use with a Cuttle Cart 2 or emulator. (Keep in mind that emulation does not yet display the game properly, so the screenshot to the left and any that you see right now not taken directly off of a TV screen do not show off the game to its fullest)

The full release with all the details:

2007 Midwest Gaming Classic Releases and More!

We're back from the 2007 Midwest Gaming Classic, where we released three new Atari 2600 homebrew games! We've now added these games to our store so those who weren't able to attend the event can now purchase them. The games are:

* Elevators Amiss by Bob Montgomery
* Encaved by Simon Quernhorst
* GoSub by Chris Read

We've also added copies of the limited, numbered release of Beef Drop for the 7800 to our store and two music CDs composed on classic gaming hardware and software. You can learn about all of these items by visiting our store and we've provided a brief description of each below.

New: Elevators Amiss (Atari 2600)

Atari 2600 homebrew author Bob Montgomery, whose previous 2600 creations include Go Fish! and Reindeer Rescue has created his third 2600 homebrew game--Elevators Amiss!

In Elevators Amiss you are a maid working in a hotel gone crazy! Normally the night shift is pretty uneventful, but tonight the hotel's elevators have taken on a life of their own! You need to get to the top of the hotel, but the elevators are simply not an option. To get to the top floor you will need to race along each floor of the building to the stairs while avoiding the out-of-control elevators! And when you do reach the top, you're work isn't done as you need to tackle the next hotel, also suffering the same problem!

Elevators Amiss has built-in support for Richard Hutchinson's AtariVox. If you have an AtariVox plugged in while playing Elevators Amiss your high score will automatically be saved upon completion of a game and reloaded the next time you power up the game!

In May 2007, AtariAge sponsored an Elevators Amiss Label Contest to solicit artwork for the game. An entry submitted by Nathan Strum was selected as the winning label and this artwork is featured on both the label and manual. Elevators Amiss includes the game cartridge and full-color manual.

New: Encaved (Atari 2600)

"Darkness. Your head aches. Where are you? What happened to you? Then you remember the steady beep of a technical device. You start groping for the source of the tone and find a PDA laying near your legs. You grab it and watch its display.

You stare at the screen and can't tell what the numbers stand for. You stand up and move a step to the right and come to know that the small dot on the screen represents your position. You continue walking, but a wall abruptly stops your movement. You are in a giant maze and the PDA screen shows the map of this big dark surrounding!

While examining the electronic device in your hands you find a button and a small stick. Your curiosity and raising panic results in pushing the button instantly. You are still standing in complete darkness, but the screen shows something like a spotlight. It seems to be produced by a radar spot scanning the caves. Moving the small stick while the button is pressed moves the spotlight around the maze on screen. You spot ways and walls on screen and decide to follow the lanes and hope to find an exit somewhere... unfortunately you come to know that the numbers in the top right corner of the screen are counting down and you feel that it can't be any good if this timer reaches zero."

Encaved is Simon Quernhorst's fourth Atari 2600 homebrew game! The game starts with the screen showing a black maze within border lines. Your position is represented by the small cursor in the left down corner. Moving the joystick starts the countdown timer and you player moves through the maze. You can't move further when you run into walls. Pressing the fire button lightens the spotlight on your screen. You can move the spotlight around with your joystick while you keep the fire button pressed. A box is hidden somewhere in each maze. Locate it with your spotlight and collect it with your player to gain more time. As soon as you found an exit and moved through it with your player, you receive the remaining time as points. If you know the maze very well already and manage to navigate through it without switching the spotlight on, you score double points. After having escaped a maze a door closes behind you and you come to know that the next maze is already awaiting your exploration...

Includes cartridge and full-color manual. Available in NTSC and PAL television formats.

New: GoSub (Atari 2600)

"You are a submarine driver in search of sunken treasure off the coast of Cape Chammawingiwakauguflidplitargoknotz. Your job: Get the treasure chests and be rich! But there are dangers: it seems the treasures are well protected because there's walls. Don't hit the walls!"

GoSub is a new Atari 2600 homebrew game by Chris Read. You pilot a submarine and must navigate a perilous maze to reach the exit. Touching the walls will destroy your submarine, so you must pilot your craft with great skill! And as if the narrow passages were not enough danger, in the maze lurks a monser octopus determined to crush your sub with its mighty grip! Can you escape with your life and your wits?

GoSub also features a GoSub 500 game that pits two players in a counter-clockwise submarine race!

Includes cartridge and full-color manual.

Back in Stock: Beef Drop (Atari 7800)

Beef Drop is a port of the popular arcade game Burgertime, which Ken first ported to the Atari 5200 and 8-bit computers. 7800 owners are in for a special treat, as Ken has assembled a limited number of 7800 Beef Drop cartridges, complete with a POKEY sound chip for much better audio than the 7800 can produce without this chip. The 7800 version also features better graphics than the 5200/8-bit version, making the 7800 version the definitive release of Beef Drop.

Beef Drop began life as an April Fool's joke in our Atari 5200 Forum and quickly turned into a real homebrew development effort! We held a Beef Drop Label Contest to design an original label for Beef Drop, and the contest was won by Henry Lee. Henry's label design graces the label and manual, with additional artwork featured inside the manual. Beef Drop includes the cartridge and 12-page, full-color manual.

For a limited time (until our supplies are exhausted) we have a small number of this special POKEY-enabled version of Beef Drop for the 7800. Cartridges are individually numbered and this number can be accessed when the game is fired up on a 7800. An updated 7800 label and manual were created for the 7800 release. Get your copy today before they're all gone!

New: William Sides Atari Party (Music CD)

No Sides Records returns to the genre of video game music with a full-length album of totally straight-up techno dance music made with the Atari Synthcart program from No Sides CEO Billy Sides. The last track is a killer rave-out meltdown track.


* Project Horizon
* Get Yer JU-ON!
* The Greeks & The Romans
* Don't See The Movie Aliens Vs. Predator

New: VGM Mix Tape #8 (Music CD)

The video game music compilation to end all video game music compsilations. Tracks from ROLE MODEL, PANICSVILLE, FUTURE EATER, JEROEN TEL, THE MINIBOSSES, GOTO80, ROYAL SPACE FORCE, and so many more! Prepare to flush all those NANOLOOP 1.0 CDs down the toilet! Features 27 tracks and nearly 80 minutes of music! Tracks include:

World 1:

* 2600
* Handheld
* Icon/Prix
* Komputergurl
* MMFAN316
* Future Eater
* Hi-Score
* 4096
* Panicsville

Level 2:

* Aonami
* Nullsleep
* Jeroen Tel/Maniacs of Noise
* Goto80
* Tom 7 Entertainment System
* Splash Faktor 3 Arcade Sessions
* Kong Karl Land
* Eight BT
* Role Model

Round 3:

* Makunouchi Bento
* Royal Space Force
* Produkt
* COiN
* Jonne Valtonen
* Mode 7
* Mark 4
* Multi-Modal
* The Minibosses

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