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#1 Tangentg OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:13 PM

So I tried out Dr Mario for the Atari 8-bit computers today.

 

So pressing left and right moves the pill left and right, and the button turns the pill clockwise.

Holding up turns the pill counter-clockwise and holding down drops the pill to the bottom of the column

 

Is there anyway to move the pill down (i.e. speeding the descend up) without dropping it all the way to the bottom? And is there any way to pause the game? I think the music renditions were done extremely well (especially Chill) but i don't get to enjoy it from the menu screen or pause the game to listen to it.



#2 MrFish ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:10 PM

Is there anyway to move the pill down (i.e. speeding the descend up) without dropping it all the way to the bottom?

 

Not that I know of, which is too bad because it's a useful control in the original.



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Posted Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:50 PM

HACK PLEASE



#4 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:26 AM

Q will quit after next pill drops

P for pause game

N for next song

M for mute musix

 

Joy stick up down on main screen to select number of players....

Fire button or Start key to enter game setup screen and to start game

Option or Select to back out to title or play number select screen

 

In game

pressing left and right moves the pill left and right

fire button turns the pill clockwise.

pushing joy up turns the pill counter-clockwise

pushing joy down drops the pill


Edited by _The Doctor__, Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:30 AM.


#5 Tangentg OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:29 AM

Q will quit after next pill drops

P for pause game

N for next song

M for mute musix

 

Joy stick up down on main screen to select number of players....

Fire button or Start key to enter game setup screen and to start game

Option or Select to back out to title or play number select screen

 

In game

pressing left and right moves the pill left and right

fire button turns the pill clockwise.

pushing joy up turns the pill counter-clockwise

pushing joy down drops the pill

The keyboard commands you listed don't work. I got mine from Atarimania cause the atariage thread link expired.


Edited by Tangentg, Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:30 AM.


#6 CharlieChaplin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:32 AM

Strange,

 

these are the same keyboard commands I have found, e.g. here:

http://atariage.com/...-2#entry2232890

 

One can download the game e.g. here: http://www.atarionli...2d608#Dr. Mario

or here: http://a8.fandal.cz/...p?files_id=5514


Edited by CharlieChaplin, Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:33 AM.


#7 Tangentg OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:52 AM

OK so in the first link (v6) the commands don't work and in the second link (v7), the commands worked.

 

So it was a version difference after all. Shame the music also pauses when the game pauses so I couldn't actually enjoy the music, and there doesn't seem to be a way to move the pill down faster without being an instant-drop. Moving it downwards faster to me is a much better option than instant-drop if I must choose between the 2.


Edited by Tangentg, Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:53 AM.


#8 _The Doctor__ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:19 PM

oh heck... I forgot the key klick....

 

K to kill keyboard klicker






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