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Istar mod to save games

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I don't know who made Istar but it's a great Intellivision game.  I have been playing it a lot but have one gripe.

I don't have the instructions (if there are any) so I don't know if there is a save game feature when playing.

If there isn't, could whoever released the game do a mod to include the ability to save after a screen is completed.

I have been through screen 17 but had to quit. I played about 20 times now and of course had to start with screen 1 each time.

If you have not played it you are missing one of Intellivision's greatest gems.

 

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On 10/15/2021 at 1:46 AM, Humblejack said:

I don't know who made Istar but it's a great Intellivision game.  I have been playing it a lot but have one gripe.

I don't have the instructions (if there are any) so I don't know if there is a save game feature when playing.

If there isn't, could whoever released the game do a mod to include the ability to save after a screen is completed.

I have been through screen 17 but had to quit. I played about 20 times now and of course had to start with screen 1 each time.

If you have not played it you are missing one of Intellivision's greatest gems.

 

Dave Akers made Istar. It is playable but not really polished. There was talk about him releasing it, but puzzle games don't seem to do well. 

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4 hours ago, Morpheus said:

Question: it’s just a digital release ?

I’ve never heard about it before…

To my knowledge it is only a ROM release. I have never seen a cart.

 

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It is to bad puzzle games don't do well.  I enjoy this type of game.

 

Maybe a compilation of these types of games would do better.  But could be a lot of effort on a gamble.

 

When I get around to trying INTYBasic, it will be a puzzle game.

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There are quite a few unreleased puzzle games that are quite good, I-Star, Mazezam (from the 2018 contest), Eggerland (from the 2021 contest), Squiddy.

 

I think a compilation of some of these was considered but because they were programmed by different people it never happened.

 

 

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I owe the maker of this game an apology. I found some instructions on an AA thread from around 2012 and it had a blurb about how to use the game.  On the first screen Press 7.  It brings up a menu so you can jump to any of the 41 games available.  This is better than a save game feature.  Press the disc to go up or down through the screen numbers and press any action button and Bob' your Uncle.

 

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