Four-Play now available for the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS)

Bill Loguidice's picture

Four-Play (2006, Atari 2600): Title screen for level 1Four-Play (2006, Atari 2600): Title screen for level 1It looks like yet another high quality homebrew title has been released for the venerable Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS), this one based on the famous board game, "Connect Four". Nothing terribly earth shattering, but it looks great, has slick packaging and is priced at only $20 through our friends at AtariAge.

Four-Play is a classic board game that has finally made its way to the Atari 2600. Four-Play has easy to learn rules, but don't expect to become a master as easily! Red and Blue take turns dropping marbles into an upright board. The first player to align four marbles horizontally, vertically, or diagonally wins! Pit your wits against the computer A.I. at four difficulty levels, or play against a friend in two-player mode.

Includes cartridge and full-color manual. Available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats, please specify above when ordering.

Comments

Matt Barton
Matt Barton's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2006
The Title

I'm wondering--did they intentionally choose a suggestive title?

n/a
Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
The Title in Question

Makes you wonder. There's another quality homebrew game called "Man Goes Down" for the Atari 2600 that makes you wonder as well, but less so since it's from someone from across the pond and their terminology is a bit different over there (and indeed that's the official statement on the title - it's just a cultural difference). I think "Four-Play" is a product of a US developer, however. I'm not sure if I'm for or against it, but in the end it's just a name and it's the game that counts.

=================================
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
[ My collection ]
[ http://www.MythCore.com ]

n/a
Bill Loguidice
Bill Loguidice's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/31/1969
AtariAge Autumn 2600 Game Bundles Sale

=================================================
AtariAge Autumn 2600 Game Bundles Sale!
=================================================

We've just added several Atari 2600 game bundles to our store and heavily discounted them so you can buy some of those games you've been eyeing! We've added eight different game bundles, with discounts anywhere from 14% off up to 50% off their normal prices. These prices are only good through November 30th!

We've also added a new Atari 2600 homebrew game to our store (Four-Play), as well as the 2nd Edition of "ABC To The VCS", a comprehensive printed guide covering over 700 Atari 2600 games. More information about these new additions to our store as well as the discounted game bundles can be found below:

---------------------------------------------------
New: Four-Play (Atari 2600)
---------------------------------------------------

Four-Play is a classic board game that has finally made its way to the Atari 2600. Four-Play has easy to learn rules, but don't expect to become a master as easily! Red and Blue take turns dropping marbles into an upright board. The first player to align four marbles horizontally, vertically, or diagonally wins! Pit your wits against the computer A.I. at four difficulty levels, or play against a friend in two-player mode.

Includes cartridge and full-color manual. Available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats. You can learn more here:

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
Just Arrived: ABC To The VCS, 2nd Edition
---------------------------------------------------

ABC To The VCS is the ultimate summary guide to the Atari 2600. Originally written in 1983 during the height of the 2600's popularity, the first edition of this book was finally released in 1996 thanks to an overwhelming demand from collectors. Now, nearly a decade later, the 2600 is still popular among collectors and programmers alike. Unreleased games from the eighties are constantly being discovered and released and new 'homebrew' games are still being written for this system that ceased production in 1991. In all there are 163 more titles in the 2nd edition than were in the 1st edition.

You can learn more about ABC To The VCS and view a sample chapter below:

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
2600 Action Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

Do you think you have quick reflexes? Do you need a new challenge to help hone your hand/eye coordination? This bundle contains five fast-paced action games that will keep you coming back for more! Included in this 2600 Action Bundle are the following games:

* Oystron
* Solar Plexus
* SWOOPS!
* Ultra SCSIcide
* Vault Assault

Normally $105.00, now priced at $90.00 (a 14% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
2600 Arcade Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

Are arcade games more your style? Here is a collection of Atari 2600 homebrew games that have been directly inspired by arcade games you may have enjoyed "back in the day". Included in this 2600 Arcade Bundle are the following games:

* Crazy Balloon
* Hunchy II
* Lady Bug
* Seawolf
* Star Fire

Normally $110.00, sale priced at $90.00 (an 18% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
2600 Puzzle Game Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

Do you enjoy the slower pace and deliberation of puzzle games? Then this 2600 Puzzle Bundle will be right up your alley! Included in this 2600 Puzzle Bundle are the following games:

* AStar
* Four-Play
* Jammed
* Okie Dokie

Normally $81.00, sale priced at $60.00 (a 26% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
2600 Space Invaders Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

Are you a Space Invaders fan? Can't get enough Space Invaders action to satiate your hunger for saving the world from evil alien invaders? Then this bundle has what you're looking for: three original homebrew takes on the venerable arcade classic! Included in this 2600 Space Invaders Bundle are the following games:

* INV+
* Rainbow Invaders
* Space Instigators

Normally $65.00, available now for $50.00 (a 23% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
2600 Two Player Head-to-Head Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

Looking for some frantic head-to-head two player action? Each of the games included in this bundle allow you to pit yourself one-on-one with a friend, with both players competing on screen at the same time! Included in this 2600 Two Player Head-to-Head Bundle are the following games:

* Backfire
* Fall Down
* FlapPing
* Gunfight
* Marble Craze
* Warring Worms: The Worm (Re)Turns

Normally $135.00, available now for $110.00 (a 19% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
Boxed Telegames Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

Included in this bundle are three, new in the box games from Telegames, one of the last companies to commercially publish titles for the Atari 2600. Included in this Telegames Bundle are the following games:

* Bump 'n' Jump
* Quest for Quintana Roo
* Kung Fu Superkicks

Normally $30.00, available now for $15.00 (a 50% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
Cat Trax, Funky Fish, Pleiades Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

This bundle includes all three of the UA Ltd. reproduction games:

* Cat Trax
* Funky Fish
* Pleiades

Normally $100.00, available today for $60.00 (a 40% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

---------------------------------------------------
Sea Battle, Swordfight Bundle
---------------------------------------------------

Sea Battle and Swordfight were both finished at M Network in the 1980’s, but never released. In 2000, Intellivision Productions released a limited number of these two titles complete with a simple box and manual. They are now available again via AtariAge, complete with manuals that match the style of the original M Network games back in the day (the original Intellivision Productions release did not feature these manuals).

Normally $50.00, now on sale for $35.00 (a 30% savings!)

http://www.atariage.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_...

======================================================================
To learn about these products and other recent additions to the AtariAge Store, please visit:

http://www.atariage.com/store/

For the latest Atari news, information and discussion, please visit AtariAge.com!

http://www.atariage.com/
======================================================================

=================================
Bill Loguidice, Managing Director
Armchair Arcade, Inc.
[ My collection ]
[ http://www.MythCore.com ]

n/a

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.