Landon Dyer

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Atari XEGS - Released - 1988

Donkey Kong is a platform-action game that has Mario scale four different industrial themed levels (construction zone, cement factory, an elevator-themed level, and removing rivets from girders) in an attempt to save the damsel in distress, Pauline, from the big ape before the timer runs out. Once the rivets are removed from the final level, Donkey Kong falls, and the two lovers are reunited. From there, the levels start over at a higher difficulty. Along the way, Mario must dodge a constant stream of barrels, "living" fireballs, and spring-weights. Although not as powerful as in other...

Myriapede

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1982

Myriapede is notable mostly for its history - the game itself is a straight Centipede clone, although it plays well. The author Landon Dyer wrote this version while in college, sent it to Atari, and because it was a straight clone of a game they also made, they declined to publish it but did hire him, and he went on to make other Atari games - notably Donkey Kong. Reportedly the author of the official Centipede Atari version told Landon this one is a better game.

Super Pac-Man

Super Pac-Man

Atari 800 - Unreleased - 1984

Super Pac-Man is the third title of the Pac-Man series of games, released in Japan on August 11, 1982 and North America on October 1, 1982 in arcades. It is also the second game to be created by series originator Namco, as Ms. Pac-Man (the second in the series) and Pac-Man Plus (released a few months before Super Pac-Man) were created without Namco's involvement. Like in its predecessors, Pac-Man must clear the maze in order to pass the level. But instead of eating dots, he must open the gates with trapped Fruit inside, which can be done by eating Keys (all fruit must be eaten to finish the...

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