Scramble - Impressive detail for a classic Shoot em up Atari 2600 port!
In June of this year Thomas Kite, with source trainer by Laxity, released a very nice side scrolling shoot em up C64 port of a much earlier game which was originally released way back in 1983 as Skramble developed by Darrell Etherington. The actual release name was ' Scramble ' which was also the original name of the game released in February 1981 developed by Konami and distributed in North America by Stern Electronics. A game that is a joy to play with lots side scrolling action, has now been given the Atari 2600 treatment by johnnywc with very impressive graphics as a port of Konami's Scramble.
Just as the C64 version, you play as a spaceship and must fly through tight caves and over landscapes, while being attacked by launched rockets, ufo's and other such nasties without ending up having your ship blown into smithereens. If you can avoid or destroy these hazards and not run out of fuel, you should be able to reach the end stage and destroy the enemy base.
Sound like your sort of game? Good! Because this port is very well made and it's at the top of our most recommended list of Atari 2600 home-brews. Plus the game is 95% complete and downloadable via the forum link below.
Links 1) Discussion 2) C64 Version