So, what would the jaguar be if it didn't have the 68k, but instead another RISC CPU?. We need to see, but it would be better. So this is my goal, make a way to use this CPU to replace the 68k in the jag. Anyone know how to make this work?
First of all, I think I read somewhere that Soccer Kid is not complete, either in graphics or sound. I don't know if this is true. It was a Songbird release, post-Atari. Any ideas about this?
Also, how hard is the game? The YouTube videos make it seem hard, but maybe those guys just aren't good at it Plus, I can't find any cheat codes! No invincibility, or passwords to get you to later levels. The ones online seem to be for non-Jaguar versions of this game only.
Finally, how good is the game? I mean, it costs upwards of $80. I love platformers, esp. Super Mario Bros. on (heresy alert!) Nintendo and Scrapyard Dog on the Lynx. I also like Zool 2 and Bubsy on the Jag and, of course, Rayman. Where does Soccer Kid fit on the Jaguar platform game hierarchy? Is it worth the investment?
Please check out my new PlayOne and Link-Box video: Atari PlayOne video PlayOne is a project that I started shortly after the Jaguar CD was released, then got left in storage in the UK for over 15 years. Recently I had PlayOne shipped to me here in the USA, but it got crushed during transportation, so it had a quick rebuild. As you will see I am not a model maker, and definitely not a painter. However this video may give you an idea of what I believe the Jaguar could have, and more importantly should have been like from day one.
Unlike my Jaguar Combo a few years back, PlayOne uses the Jag and Jag CD PCB's and does not require any soldiering at all. Size wise, the height and length are the smallest possible. The case could be made about an inch narrower, but that makes the case look out of balance. The case (excluding RF shields) consists of two half's, and is approximately three fifth's the weight of the combined Jaguar and Jaguar CD cases; note that the plastic in PlayOne is the same thickness as the original Jaguar. For assembly, the Jag PCB is attached to the bottom half of the case with 4 screws. The CD PCB is attached to the top half with 4 screws. Both PCB's are connected with a mini Jag to Jag CD PCB. Both cases are attached together with 4 screws from the base, and 2 screws through the cart connector into the lower case.