Monkey King for Atari 2600

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Screenshot Monkey King Atari 2600
This is my second atari 2600 game, the first being Astronomer This game is a strategic multiplayer game where two monkeys climb, it is meant to replicate old arcade like games.

The game is currently in beta and is not yet done, so much can change.

You are a monkey prince, one of two children of the King of monkeys. Your father is old and wants to retire, but not before a suitable successor is chosen for the throne. The king, like his father before him, obtained the crown by participating in an ancient monkey ritual, the climbing one of the two sacred trees. No-one knows how tall these identical trees are and if there is a top at all, but the top of the tree is not the goal. The goal is getting higher than your competitor. During the ritual two royal candidates run up one of the trees while avoiding its many branches, running faster and faster until one of the two bumps their head once too many. On the tree the monkeys can find magical stones that can be used in their advantage, or their competitors disadvantage. Only one monkey can be the Monkey King, will it be you?

Current High Score is 7581 by Fluxit
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The game is made using batariBasic and fits onto a traditional 4k ROM chip. It would not be possible to make without the help and advice of the Atari homebrew community at AtariAge. Special thanks to KarlG, Thomas Jentzsch, Random Terrain, and anyone who commented on the Monkey King development thread.
Last update 29/08/2018 by Alex