November, 2017 Archive

Robot City Released On Cart As Videopac 71

November 1st, 2017 by Dieter in Videopac

Robot City CoverRobot City was one of the very first unreleased games that had been discovered after the demise of the Videopac system. The game was already known to collectors in the late 1990s – more details at Unreleased Videopacs Discovered. Since then it could only be played on emulators or multicarts, until Andy Ryals from UK released it on cart under his RetroGenesis label in 2009. In the meantime there are many new collectors and also a lot of people asked for the game to be released in proper Videopac style, so I decided to make 100 copies as Videopac 71.

Robbert Jansen, administrator of the famous Videopac and Odyssey2 forum, who already made the artwork for my 2013 release Terrahawks: The Second Assault (Videopac 70) again designed a brilliant cover for the game.

Robot City is a unique game that was not available on any system back in the 1980s – which is a pity, because it is very addictive! The fact that the enemy robots are only vulnerable from behind and the goal to let them shoot each other to get higher scores are the main features that don’t exist in that combination in any other game. In the meantime a version for the Atari 2600 has been programmed by Thomas Jentzsch, which already tells a lot …

Robot City debuted at Eurocon in Nijmegen (Netherlands) on Friday 27th October 2017 and the first copies were available for attendees of the convention. It went on general sale on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

You can find the ordering info on my Videopac page!