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Posts tagged “yars’ revenge”

The Yars’ Revenge Remake Is On Rails

We can reveal that it is an on-rails shooter because, well, that is what is revealed in the art-trailer which Atari have just released. That trailer, as is the fate of all trailers, is entombed below this post for you to watch. It talks about how the super-abstract shield-egg-fly weirdness of the original has been re-imagined as an Anime-inspired shooter, with a touch of Avatar.…

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No… But Yes! Yars’ Revenge To Be Remade

Have you ever actually played Yars' Revenge? You can play it here. Of all the games to remake, Atari choose that? A classic, perhaps, but it nevertheless boggles the mind. Big Download got the scoop: "This new version is the first game that's due to be released by Killspace Entertainment... Its remake of Yars Revenge will have a Japanese anime art style as it tells…

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Deeply Sinister Atari Ad, Featuring Yars’ Revenge

We usually avoid posting random pre-historic retro stuff, but I have a soft spot for ultra-weird proto-shooter Yars' Revenge. Peerless gaming esoterica journal Offworld dug up this 1982 Atari 2600 TV ad that somehow manages to capture just how profoundly sinister Yars' Revenge actually is. The bizarre setup and constant droning of the game means it's quite a unsettling experience, and subsequently it often goes…

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