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Great port, very hard to play, especially if you're used to the pace of Survivor of which this reminds me most.

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EDITED TO ADD A WARNING:

 

I cannot say it's related but ... :ponder:

 

after leaving the screen up for maybe 10 minutes while I was distracted off doing other things (like posting the screenshot above) I came back to a badly scrambled display. Rebooting didn't fix it, power cycling didn't fix it, the menu system for the U1MB was total corrupted and inaccessible. Removing the U1MB and reinstalling the OS ROM and MMU at least let me get to a corrupted READY prompt. Further detailed troubleshooting ensued and long story short, my ANTIC was fried. Replaced it with one from a donor system and all is well. Again, I cannot state with 100% this .XEX was the cause, but the system has been running happily as-is for almost 2 years aside from putting in Bryan's rev C UAV a year ago, and replacing that with a rev D (plug in swap basically), which I did a couple months ago. So, just a heads up to anyone who may have a latent issue with their ANTIC chip waiting to discover.

 

Will this game damage emulators or some of the chips in them?

Edited by Keatah

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Surely you can't be serious. Emulators have no chips.

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Will this game damage emulators or some of the chips in them?

 

Emulators don't use chips, they actually use some combination of pretzels and crackers together to emulate them; so they should be safe.

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Nice powerup test simulation at the start. Title music suits it well. Are there more levels now?

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I'm just trolling for attention. Carry on.

Your trolling would be more effective if your non-trolling posts weren't typically just as dumb.

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You must like following dumb people around. One of those easily entertained types it'd seem.

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I'm just trolling for attention. Carry on.

If you were of the Enlightened variety (NOT to be confused with the evil illuminati), you would simply have replied :I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."

 

:)

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Will this game damage emulators or some of the chips in them?

 

 

 

I'm just trolling for attention. Carry on.

 

I was merely reporting an odd coincidence that was worth sharing, given that it occurred 33 years into this machine's lifetime and while running that title screen demo. If you don't like what I write, you're invited to scroll on by without reading.

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uhm? never said that.. I found it rather humorous in a strange sort of way.

 

If I don't like you I'd start following you around on AA, which seems to be accepted practice. Kinda weird, but.. ok..

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Wow, great update. The music, high score table, and all of the awesome gameplay tweaks make this pretty much the definitive home version of this game. I actually prefer this to the arcade game now. :thumbsup:

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I hate to sound picky - but I think it could do with an improvement with your ship exploding. I'm not familiar with this arcade game - but I always think that when your ship explodes - if it can be done in some spectacular fashion - it adds to the overall effect. I'm always wanting to see things done better - if possible?

 

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BRILLIANT!!!

 

Amazing work Shanti.....Just when it looks perfect you make it even better!

Agreed. Loving this port, I play it all the time. Cant wait to play this latest version!

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