Big Thanks to Kevin Gatland & his awesome Atari 2600 site for the Image Scanning!!!
Big Thanks to the Atari 2600 Nexus for the ROM File!!!
ATARI 2600 VERSION
Released in 1992 Produced and Distributed by Salu Ltd.
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The game has been normally released at the end of 1989 , the same year of the Atari2600 disappearance from the market. It never arrived in USA but a few reseller in Europe got it just before terminating the Atari console commercialization. It's , if not THE most rare game on the A2600, one of the rarest. It has been dumped to ROM file only some weeks ago and Ecto-Web is here for you to make it available to all GBFans!
|First thing we have to notice is that this piece of game is clearly been finished in hurry. Title screen sucks and probably is missing some graphics as well as the whole game feature only 2 levels instead of the three available on the other versions. This can be caused by the limited console capacity of course but I had the feeling that it has just be skipped. The remanent level are the descent of Ray in the sewer to Vanhorne and the Libby's ride. To be honest I did not reached the second level yet. What I saw ,therefore are some nice graphics ( for this console!) , with "lot" of colors. Naturally, forget about the stone decoration in the sewers , seems that trees are blocking the way instead of metal junk.|
|Sound is worst that the GB1 game on the same machine, at least the music,; since the first license has no SFX. Here sound effect are presents in the form of "Scrshh". What really hit me is the playability. This game is hard! I have problem controlling Ray , too reactive to the joypad movements. However, due its rarity and the console it runs too this game is nice to own.|
Here's the Original GB2 A2600 docs shipped withthe game.
Archived for the Atari 2600 Nexus by Luc Pycke
HTML formatting by Raffaele "BiggBoss" Ruffaldi for Ecto-Web
INSTRUCTIONS - ENGLISH
ONCE UPON A TIME, FIVE YEARS AGO
Manhattan was infested with spook and ghouls of every description. Slime oozed and squirted from each nook and cranny of the city. The very atmosphere throbbed with paranormal activity. Gozer, the destroyer of subcreatures, and his two terror dogs transformed a skyscraper into the Temple of Zuul. They wanted to take over the world. So who did New Yorkers call...? The Ghostbusters! Armed with proton packs, they zapped and toasted every ghost in town. They even brought a giant marshmallow man to life that helped them quell Gozer, and rescue New York and the rest of the world from impending doom and destruction ! Five years later, the Ghostbusters have discovered a huge tunnel of slime running through the old Van Home pneumatic transit line underneath the city. This time, it's mood slime feeding off the bad vibes, meanness, rudeness, and general ill-will that permeates the city. So, who ya gonna call this time ? The Ghostbusters! Join them in a precarious, paranormal-filled dangle above the Van Horne tunnel on a slimescooping mission. March with the Statue of Liberty down Broadway.
It takes slime to battle slime. And Van Horne is where you have to go to get it. Your object is to make it down the shaft to the river of slime and take a slime sample.
THE STATUS PANEL
Miss Liberty unleashes a fire ball from her torch to shoot the ghosts out of the sky. Once hit, the ghosts dissolve into globs of slime which stay until a new wave of ghosts appear. The Ghostbusters march out into the street to mop them up, which replenishes the slime beaker.
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THERE IS A CONSTANT SUPPLY OF SLIME:
Action, Adventure, Strategy challenges - and great laughs
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Thanks to Kevin Gatland, ECTO-WEB is probably the Only site on the NET to have the Box's scans of this very Rare Atari2600 game.
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Get the Atari2600 Ghostbusters II game plus its emulator to run it on your computer. Win9x emulator. Works in WinNT SP3
Instructions and infos on how to launch and use the emulator are here
For other platform (MacOS, Unix, DOS...) emulator check Zophar Domain.
Note: the game file itself (the .bin file) is common to all the platforms.