Montezuma’s Revenge - A faithful and fun rendition of one of the all-time great Atari 8-bit computer games. Designed by Jim Pavloff in conjunction with original Montezuma’s creator, Robert Jaeger, this new version features both modern and classic graphic styles to choose from as well as 4 different joystick schemes. There’s even a pause/resume feature so you never lose your progress. Available for $1.99 in the Itunes App Store.
WalZ ArenA - Designed by L4 Games and Mario Perdue, the creator of the award-winning Atari Jaguar game, Breakout 2000. If you love brick-breaking games, you’ll love Walz Arena! This addictive game features 3D targets, power-ups, progressive levels, multi-hit targets, a pulse cannon and much more. Addictive portable fun at its best! Available for $1.99 in the Itunes App Store.
Legendary game designer David Crane has turned to Kickstarter to launch his new studio and his next jungle adventure game. 30 years after the release of Pitfall for the Atari 2600, David is ready to tackle his next big adventure but this time, you the player, get to come along for the ride! David’s innovative funding method will allow his supporters to help shape the game into the next-gen hit that they want to play. In addition, Game Trailers will be filming and documenting the development process for all to see.
Reward tiers offer cool prizes such as posters, collectible patches, copies of the finished game, digital soundtrack and art assets, naming rights on in-game treasures and even a lunch with David himself! We’re thrilled that David Crane is offering the community a way to be involved in his next big hit and we’ve already contributed ourselves!
For more information and to contribute, please visit the Jungle Adventure Kickstarter page.
Nintendo World Championships '90 Cart
This month's Museum Spotlight is Nintendo World Championships ‘90 cart #132, originally owned by Josh Caraciolo, a tournament winner from the Philadelphia area who played in the age 12-17 group. Josh sold it to a guy named Dave (trustey1 on eBay) at a con called "Wizard World" earlier this summer (2012). Dave took offers on eBay but the deal fell through. We explained to Dave our intention of giving this item a permanent home in a physical museum and he sold it to us at a very fair price.
History: Nintendo hosted a series of competitive events across 29 cities in 1990. The competition was held using this custom game that lasts for 6 minutes and 21 seconds. It starts with Super Mario Brothers and switches to Rad Racer when you gather 50 coins. Finish the course in Rad Racer and it switches to Tetris where you play until time expires. There were 3 age categories and the contest spanned a 3-day period. The finalist for each age group in each city won a trophy, $250, and a trip for two to the World Finals at Universal Studios Hollywood. There are 116 special game cartridges in all: 90 gray cartridges were given out to finalists and 25 are gold colored and were given out as prizes in a separate contest held by Nintendo Power magazine.