Needed: Atari Flashback 2.0 Fairfax Frogger Hack

I now know want, desire, need, and it has a name: Atari Flashback 2.0 I’m in line for one of the first models when they ship in late August and once I have one, I’ll be looking for the hack most needed, Fairfax Frogger

Based on the Fairfax Frogger drinking game, where you stand on either side of Route 7 and drink every time a pedestrian makes it across another lane of traffic alive, guzzling two beers if they make it across in one dash, like this guy apparently did, it would be a hit among the DC commuter crowd. Better yet, make the frog a cyclist, and we can see how well those who hate bicycle couriers fare.

Me, I’ll just be smiling ear to ear, playing Defender to save DC from getting nuked.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jacob (unregistered) on August 3rd, 2005 @ 2:40 pm

    An early version of Activision’s Freeway (an arguably weak clone of Frogger) used a human figure who became a red streak when struck by a car…and the Flashback 2, which I’m also looking forward to, is designed to be hacked:

    http://www.atarimuseum.com/fb2hacks/index.htm

    So, it should be pretty easy to wire in a ROM of Bloody Human Freeway (the official Activision title)…for added impact, tweak the ROM to give it a nice “Fairfax Frogger” title screen, and it’d make a great gift for your favorite pedestrian-loathing county board member or VDOT planner.

    Actually, now that I check, the AtariAge page about Bloody Human Freeway has a story that may seem familiar:

    http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html?SoftwareID=4034


  2. wayan (unregistered) on August 7th, 2005 @ 8:58 pm

    Joe-cool! They’ve already come out with a cartridge hack, a way to convert your Flashback into an old-school cartridge accepting model.



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