People should consider this for "grasslands" for a Dragonstomper type game as well
Meaning, a green background turns this effect from stars in space to grass on land.
I was thinking light blue or white on dark blue would be good for underwater action. Stay Frosty uses the effect for snow, and I think it could decently represent rain too.
Not sure if this will work universally on all TIA releases. I hope it does, as it's pretty useful.
The Cosmic Ark effect is a bit different on TIAs made in China after 1989
, which means a fairly small percentage of consoles may have trouble. The effect loses some dots on these units, so you get diagonal stars instead of diamond clusters
I think sideways scroll on these decks would be fine, albeit with stars in line formation. No idea if diagonal scroll or up+down scroll works - it might just be more flickery, or it may destroy the effect. If those directions don't work on those units, we might get it to work again doubled missle0x adjustments, though that would double the scroll speed too.
If someone with a PAL 7800 deck could test the current version, we'd have an answer.