Retroist Game Reviews: Star Castle for the Atari 2600

A review of the brand new homebrew title for the Atari 2600. This is a solid 4 star game. It might even be 5 stars, but the the part of me who stinks at it won’t allow me to give it that one other star. More info about the development of this title can be found at its Kickstarter page.


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5 thoughts on “Retroist Game Reviews: Star Castle for the Atari 2600

  1. mwentworth says:

    Casual Atari fans may not realize what an achievement this game is. That it plays is miracle enough, that it plays well is even more impressive. People in the homwbrew community have been trying to wrap their mind around this one for many years.

  2. Well said mwentworth. I played it some more today after playing Yars Revenge. The game is so fast paced compared to that title that it is a little jarring. I think if this game had been released back in the 80s I would have wrecked a lot more joysticks.

  3. Rich Gott says:

    The game-play looks awesome! I haven’t downloaded Stella to my new computer, so I skipped the original Kickstarter campaign. Definitely looks like a mistake now. Guess I’ll pick it up when it’s made available to the wider public.

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