Rainbow Invaders (Atari 2600 Emulated Expert/A Mode)

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Rainbow Invaders 43,850 points
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00:02 Power on
00:12 Game properties/Diff Sw settings
00:19 Title select
00:27 Variation select
00:32 Start of run
10:40 End of run
Run duration: 0h 10m 8s


-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-05-01 00:40:31   Reply
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YES on ALL! :)

It's strange that we couldn't see your weapons fire. Anywho, I own this on cartridge. The thick vertical lines are power-ups (and downs). Sometimes I can't see them well enough so I will usually ignore them.

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-05-01 00:54:28   Reply
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Indeed, odd that we can't see the shots. Anyway, yes from me.

-- Posted by doguhnew on 2019-05-01 01:18:42   Reply
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I think that may have something to do with NTSC working at 30fps, and although the studio recording software I use works at 60fps, YouTube may compress the hell out of the video when you upload one, causing a video that skips every other frame. Since Atari programming works using scanlines, it draws, erases, and redraws sprites dozens of times per second. If the timing is just off with the compression, exactly HALF of the scans won't be visible, meaning you may not see every sprite every time. I wish there was another way to upload the higher quality video or host the video somewhere other than YouTube. I'll take any suggestions.

-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-05-01 01:34:00   Reply
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I really would love to get my hands on a manual. I think after I'm done with collecting commercial release big-brand carts, I'll start with homebrews. I'm starting to dig 'em. I just received a nice gift of a homebrew called "Amoeba Jump". It is FUN!

-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-05-01 01:37:48   Reply
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-- Posted by zerooskul on 2019-05-01 11:26:49   Reply
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thank you!

-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-05-01 14:32:30   Reply
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What system is it for?

I just received a home brew for the 7800 ProSystem that I bought via eBay. It's called Lava Lamps & 8-Track Theatre. It was self-published by the programmer, Clark Otto, Jr. last year. It's apprently based on an actual radio show. Anywho, I've only seen it pop up on eBay. Rainbow Invaders can be purchased at Atari Age for $20.

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-05-01 23:52:20   Reply
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@Mark: It's for the Atari 2600. I'll find out who the publisher is and where you can get it in a bit, and get back to ya.
-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-05-02 10:15:00   Reply
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Voting yes!

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2019-05-26 12:00:32   Reply
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thank you!

-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-05-27 12:36:45   Reply