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Killer Heads of Lettuce revisited.

Posted by atari2600land, in channel f 19 October 2018 · 63 views

I'm working on Killer Heads of Lettuce for the Channel F again. Man this game is hard. So my job is to try and make it easier. I made it so the lettuce heads speed up at 50 points instead of a random speed up/slow down. And even then, getting to 50 points was hard even though the lettuce heads were slow. Though that may be just from me being a poor aim. A few things I had worked on prior to this was making the screen size smaller. I notice when I made Kevin Vs. Tomatoes that part of the score doesn't show up on my CRT TV. So a job of mine was to squish the screen and make stuff be more in the center.
 
The most recent binary can be found here. Fall is here and that means winter is around the corner. So since I can't really go where I want to due to ice and perhaps snow, I am waiting until Spring 2019 at the latest to release it, that is, if e5frog is still around and wants to. So if you try it out and have suggestions for me, I'm ready to listen. I really want videocart #10 (Maze), but both copies on eBay are $40. Is it really that rare? Or are they just being greedy? I just woke up an hour ago.
 
I also last night worked on Room of Doom a little bit. I'll share the progress of that sometime as well. Channel F programming is easier than Odyssey 2 programming, that's for sure.






BSR catsfolly once mentioned that back in the day, they avoided putting any important detail on the outermost fringes of the screen because depending on the CRT, they could their curvy analogue nature could end up hiding it or distorting it.

 

Nowadays, we sort of expect people to use modern TVs, so it's not such a big concern.  However, if you plan on playing it on an old CRT TV, you may want to take that into consideration.

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Yes, I made sure the sprites are more in the center this time.

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