Friday, April 27, 2012

Atari emulator -> Tutankham

Chief Wiggum is right.  How DO those Parker Brothers sleep at night?  First they f... don't do Q*Bert justice, now this.  Actually, PB's Q*Bert has gained a cult following, and given the ultimate tribute: the audio of the Atari version is in some movie... for the life of me I can't remember which.  A recent one, too!  Not one from the 80s.  For those of you who recall, Mars Attacks! features the audio from the Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man... the point being, the Parker Brothers version of Tute is clearly lacking.  Sure, you could blame the Atari 8-bit format itself, but that's beside the point.  Take King Tut's Tomb by Antic, for example.  Excellent!  Plus, it's all wrong in this one.  You can't just pick up keys and gems and stuff and WALK THROUGH THE SPACE THEY OCCUPIED!  There's place holders!  Place holders.  And the bullets are all wrong.  There's supposed to be a long-ass line that sounds like a fart; a job clearly ill suited for mere Atari player missiles.  I was going to complain that the enemies emerge from the... you know, the things they emerge from... I was going to say it happens too slow.  Then I walked past the thing and one just leapt right out on top of me!  Plus, all the enemies go at the same speed.  Cobras gotta go slow, bats gotta go fast.  Not here.  What a perversion.

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