Here's a first. I've decided to give up on this game. Not because I'm having trouble programming it, but because it's not a very interesting game to play. So I guess I'll chalk it up as a learning experience and move onwards. I did get two items on the screen at the same time. It took about an hour to do. While testing it though, I wasn't very interested in playing it. I guess intermittently pressing fire isn't very interesting.
Maybe I'll make this game part of another game. Like what Fairchild used to do with their games. But if I do that, I'll never get a chance to play it or the other game because my Channel F automatically selects game 1 upon startup. I haven't had the nerve to open it up and see why. Mainly due to the facts that a.) I might break it, or b.) I might never figure out how to put it back together. Either way, I'd be out the $75 I spent on it.
Anyway, if you have any ideas on how to spice up the game, please tell me. The game's rom can be found here.