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Atari 2600 and 7800 games on original SNES (16 games working)
« on: November 15, 2021, 04:37:57 pm »
I've made a video that explains how I did this but the short version of the story is that Atari released a plug and play console in 2004 with 20 games on (see game list below). I got 16 of them working. Any marked with * are currently incompatible. This console was working on NOAC instead of emulating Atari roms. So, Atari ported these games to NES to make it possible with this approach. I used Project Nested to then get them working on SNES.

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I acknowledge that this is possibly the most inauthentic way of playing Atari console games  :laugh:. On the other hand though, these are officially released NES ports of 2600 and 7800 games by Atari, intended to be faithful representations of the games and running very well on Super Nintendo. So, that's a new thing.

Of course, Atari fans were appalled that an official Atari product was running NES ports back in 2004, but that's another story. We're 17 years on and these ports can now be enjoyed and appreciated on Super Nintendo.

Atari 2600:
Air-Sea Battle
Canyon Bomber
Crystal Castles
Haunted House*
Saboteur (unreleased prototype)
Sky Diver
Sprint Master
Yars' Revenge

Atari 7800:
Desert Falcon*
Charley Chuck’s Food Fight
Planet Smashers*

Edit: I got Millipede working earlier tonight using Project Nested v1.3 (an earlier version). Some missing sounds though. No luck with the other incompatible games despite a lot of experimentation with the output settings.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2021, 02:14:05 am by Nokia3310 »


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Re: Atari 2600 and 7800 games on original SNES
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2021, 09:09:36 pm »
No ET, no glory.