Egypt (Atari 2600)

Egypt (Atari 2600)

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Egypt (Atari 2600)

Title: Egypt (Atari 2600)
Pixel Artist: Mermaid  (Level 5 Detective :: 4608 points)
Posted: 1/3/2018 09:23
Palette: 46 colors
Statistics:  6 comments    14 faves    0 avatars

Four pictures made for the Atari VCS demo "Egypt, 2600 BC". Each picture is max 48x200 pixels with a maximum of one colour plus background colour (black) per line, using the PAL version of the VCS/2600 palette.
1. Cartouche with "Atari" written in hieroglyphs, with a scarab beetle (symbol of rebirth or regeneration) below.

2. The fish-goddess Hatmehit, a goddess of life and protection, holding an Atari CX10 joystick.

3. Anubis, who in 2600 BC was still the most important Egyptian god of the dead and the afterlife, carrying an Atari/Commodore staff.

4. Golden Pharaoh mask with Atari symbol
You can view the finished demo on YouTube: - or if you want to try it in an emulator or on a real 2600, the file can be downloaded from 


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karakenio (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 7/28/2019 03:10

Great !

ptoing (Level 7 Cuttlefish) @ 1/17/2018 02:35

This is really great stuff, very well done.

The alternating line technique you used reminds me of the stuff Twilighte used to do on the Oric.

exocet (Level 6 Major) @ 1/4/2018 03:55

Excellent work considering the crazy limitations of the VCS, Mermaid. Consider me impressed ;)

jackhummer (Level 2 Corporal) @ 1/4/2018 02:03

Reminds me of grafx.

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 1/3/2018 18:37

I bet if the Egyptians had used pixel art it would have looked like this.

Very cool piece.

Theoden (Level 10 Operative) @ 1/3/2018 13:59

Looks great.

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