Classic Atari 2600 game Yars’ Revenge never got an official conversion to Atari 8-bit, sadly.
That doesn’t mean people haven’t done their best to make their own, however! Today we have one such example, where a brave AtariAge denizen decided to take on the challenge of programming their own original take on Yars’ Revenge, entirely from scratch and, in true 2600 tradition, squeezed into just 4K.
Check it out in the video below, and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube for more!
Modern programming competitions on classic systems often throw up some really interesting results… particularly when there are some creative restrictions put in place.
F*ck Man is the product of a competition where programmers of various 8-bit computers were allowed just 10 lines of the BASIC dialect of their choice to put something together. It was actually the work of the competition’s organiser, and came in fourth place.
As for the game itself… well, it’s understandably simplistic, but it’s actually a surprising amount of fun, and a creative twist on a classic formula. Also it has an entertaining name.