While cleaning up my computer room, I ran across my Yars’ Revenge cartridge for the Atari 2600.
Nothing special about it; Atari made thousands (maybe millions) of them.
Oh wait, I almost forgot: mine was signed by Howard Scott Warshaw, the creator of Yars’ Revenge.
Someday, if possible, I’d like to also get the cart signed by Ray Kassar, former CEO of Atari. For those of you who don’t know, “Yar” is “Ray” backwards. In the game’s manual, players learn that Yars are from the planet Razak (Kassar, reversed phonetically).
Fans of the game should check out Sean Hartter’s custom Yars’ Revenge artwork and The Retroist’s minimalist Yars’ Revenge Wallpaper. If you would like to know more about the development of Yars’ Revenge, check out the amazing book Racing the Beam. It’s a must read for anyone who has ever wondered how programmers squeezed all that magic out of the Atari 2600.
And, if you want to know how to beat the game … here you go: