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I held pause and reset while powering on my 7800. What is this love sick thing chasing me?

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Can't tell, but seems you've discovered the wrong orientation bug in your phone but good! So much for "smart" phones! :rolling:

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Cool! You found the 'Arcade Orientation' Easter egg! You have to turn your TV on its side to play.

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I held pause and reset while powering on my 7800. What is this love sick thing chasing me?

 

Al*bertha. (Seriously, that's its name).

 

There are two different "Pause" related Easter Eggs, the question is:

 

What is the other "Pause" Easter Egg?

:ponder:

 

Also, try finishing in last place (a few times) with a SaveKey/AtariVox attached, for some more Easter Egg goodness.

:)

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The only other thing I found using pause was on the game select screen pushing pause changes the joystick orientation

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The only other thing I found using pause was on the game select screen pushing pause changes the joystick orientation

 

That's a feature, not an egg. :)

 

To be fair, here is a clue the community was provided around a decade ago...

 

"When you are turning the 7800 on, if you pause to think about it a little, then once you start a game, if you do the right thing, it should not be too difficult to make a change."

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Since it looks like b*nQ is getting attention....anybody know definitively how it's pronounced? I've been pronouncing it "bonk," but I've heard it pronounced "bon-kyoo" too...

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Don't know it it's right or wrong, but I pronounce it Boink. And for the longest time, would just refer to it not as a name, but its letters. B N Q. :lol:

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Don't know it it's right or wrong, but I pronounce it Boink. And for the longest time, would just refer to it not as a name, but its letters. B N Q. :lol:

 

FWIW, the original title was "bonQ," so I guess the asterisk is a stylized "o". :)

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I would agree that the * is homage to the original Q*bert name and that it would more or less be pronounced as BonQ. Then again Q*bert isn't pronounced as QoBert is it?

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All ir does is turn the snake into the Al*bertha enemy. I can't keep getting last place score cause after getting 525 points it just moves me up to number 20. I am sick and tired of this easter egg bs. I can't find the more mode code in atari 5200 beef drop and can't find the ultimate easter egg in Haunted Adventure Trilogy while I feel everyone else here knows how to find those and it makes my blood boil.

 

That's a feature, not an egg. :)

 

To be fair, here is a clue the community was provided around a decade ago...

 

"When you are turning the 7800 on, if you pause to think about it a little, then once you start a game, if you do the right thing, it should not be too difficult to make a change."

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All ir does is turn the snake into the Al*bertha enemy. I can't keep getting last place score cause after getting 525 points it just moves me up to number 20. I am sick and tired of this easter egg bs. I can't find the more mode code in atari 5200 beef drop and can't find the ultimate easter egg in Haunted Adventure Trilogy while I feel everyone else here knows how to find those and it makes my blood boil.

Brad,

 

I didn't even know that b*nq had easter eggs in it. So this whole thread is news to me on that game! I also own Beef Drop on the 7800 but wasn't aware that any version of that game had EEs in it either?

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I didn't even know that b*nq had easter eggs in it.

 

You're breaking Al*bertha's heart...

 

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:)

 

 

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"PAUSE ON THE BALL BOUNCE HONEY"

 

 

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"MISS ALBERTHA WANTS TO MEET YA"

 

...There are a couple more statements. ;)

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Pronounced as Bonk (at least that is how I do) (the * and big Q pay homage to Q*bert)

 

Al*bertha is homage to Q*bertha from FHMC Q*bert.

 

There should be another egg that changes the Title logo/name

 

--Ken

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What really happened is you enabled "Faster Harder More Challenging Q*Bert" mode, FHMC of course was an unreleased ROM upgrade for Q*Bert arcade games that was put into the public domain by the author that added Q*Bertha, moving disks and bonus rounds.

 

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In b*nQ it doesn't really change the difficulty or gameplay though. I did consider adding fhmc mode but it would have delayed the game a bunch. And I didn't want to waste the graphic

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There should be another egg that changes the Title logo/name

:thumbsup:

 

The second "Pause" related Easter Egg...

 

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Thanks Ken for a fantastic port...and including Easter Eggs! :)

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:thumbsup:

 

The second "Pause" related Easter Egg...

 

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Thanks Ken for a fantastic port...and including Easter Eggs! :)

 

I think I may have added saving the state of the logo to the savekey/atarivox but not 100% sure if I completed it.

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Hi Ken, absolutely love this game! Any chance you're working on or will do any more arcade ports? -edit- (besides Beef Drop which I have too)

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You're breaking Al*bertha's heart...

 

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:)

 

 

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"PAUSE ON THE BALL BOUNCE HONEY"

 

 

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"MISS ALBERTHA WANTS TO MEET YA"

 

...There are a couple more statements. ;)

So this turns the snake into a lovestruck female counterpart of the main character. It can still kill you though? :love:

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So this turns the snake into a lovestruck female counterpart of the main character. It can still kill you though? :love:

 

in b*nQ, Al*Bertha has the exact same effects as Coily. IIRC, in FHMC Q*bert, Q*Bertha can flip cube colors back and fix cubes that have been turned into rainbow cubes, but she is still fatal to touch as is Coily.

 

--Ken

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