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#1 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:06 AM

I have gotten my copy of Tank Mission and hoping to play it tomorrow!



#2 Kiwi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:06 AM

I did get a email about Tank Mission that they put the wrong ROM on the cartridge, so they'll going to send a replacement.  This game is on my list of homebrew to buy. 



#3 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 6:44 PM

So, if I order another one now from the website, will it be the fixed black cartridge for sure now, I assume? This one is green and has the funky ROM, but I may just keep it. CollectorVision proto!



#4 PhoenixMoonPatrol OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 8:14 PM

Playing the tank has me sometimes getting stuck,unable to move. It tends to happen when I'm at the bottom part of the screen. No matter what I do the tank just sits and takes damage until I die. Then when I resume with a new tank I'm fine,able to move again. Would this be a bug within the game? Its fun so far but abit chaos with all thats going on screen. I have to play more to get use to avoiding all the enemy fire I guess.  Fun game so far but it does have a learning curve,glad there are a large number of lives to choose from in the difficulty setting.

I'm not using an F18 board,just a Yurkie Vision system is all. 

 

(edit) ahh I see there there was an email sent about some of the games having problems. 

Think I may have one then because last night I noticed another crazy thing happening - when playing the soldier section of the game I pressed a button on the keypad, I would suddenly zoom across the screen and onto the next one.  I noticed the email sent makes mention of that. I dunno,I just make keep this cart,not sure yet,. I do like the cheat options,I'll just avoid pressing those buttons that allow this. Hope the bug with the tank getting stuck is a work around though. We'll see,will keep playing for now. 



#5 PhoenixMoonPatrol OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 8:43 PM

Think I'm gonna have to contact you guys for a new cart. Bugs are really bad now. I'm at the point where I can't progress onto the next screen,all enemies dead,but cant move on. There are also times when the game allows me to cross the sea,but other times it simply won't so I can't get to the other side of a battlefield and am stuck. Its a head scratcher to be sure. 



#6 Bmack36 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 8:50 PM

A couple notes...

 

Sometimes the tank can get stuck. Try getting out of the tank and back in to see if that will fix it. 

 

You can only cross the sea when you have the Green F (float). After getting the F there is a counter at the top letting you know how long you have the ability. Sometimes you have to take the long way around if you don't have the float. You can also get you of the tank and have your man swim over and collect a F that will allow the tank to float if you get stuck.



#7 PhoenixMoonPatrol OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 9:05 PM

Ok will try that. I do like the little things this game does like the ability to jump out of the tank and run for cover. Its hard to make out whats happening at times since I'm getting paranoid of those planes bombing my tank. lol. Thanks for the tips,will give this another go. 

 

(Edit)  Game is allot better with the tips you gave. Like using the float feature to get the tank across water. Not getting stuck with the tank anymore either.  One thing I notice though is that if I push keypad 1 on the soldier section,I instantly clear the screen and go onto the next one. So yeah I do have one of the the carts with the cheat feature for wiping out enemies on screen. Its not a big deal,just have to remember to not use the 1 button on the keypad. Overall a fun game but it takes getting use to because its sometimes confusing to see all the powerups and enemies dring tank play. This is a seriously deep game,abit of a learning curve,very diverse in the Coleco library. Liking it allot right now.  



#8 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 1, 2017 11:39 PM

Some of these games, like Tank Mission, Light Grid Racing and Sydney Hunter, are definitely next level for the ColecoVision.



#9 rodge2001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 6, 2017 1:33 AM

If tank gets stuck make sure you have tank steering selected instead of gun rotation only.

This game is very deep & involving which is good. I seem to also have cheat version of cart with infinite lives.

#10 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:35 PM

I decided to keep the green "special" version and just received the black cart version. :)  It makes an interesting pair, I think.



#11 digress OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 2, 2017 5:42 PM

Can i see a photo of the 2 side by side. I decided to keep to green cart too.  I'd love to hear if anyone got to try out the special f18a mode. It's a 256kb game so it required a special pcb to handle to large size.



#12 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 5, 2017 10:31 PM

Can i see a photo of the 2 side by side. I decided to keep to green cart too.  I'd love to hear if anyone got to try out the special f18a mode. It's a 256kb game so it required a special pcb to handle to large size.


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#13 digress OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 8, 2017 1:14 PM

Nice photo. Very dramatic lighting!. Both cart colours look good.






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