Pitfall! (Atari 2600 Emulated Expert/A Mode)

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I'm not sure there is any difference between "A" and "B" on this game but the categories are still up so I'm putting up a score!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-05-27 17:30:08   Reply
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According to the Activision's Pitfall, Difficulty Switches and Game Select have NO effect.

The basic advice is to READ THE MANUAL.

-- Posted by oyamafamily on 2014-05-27 17:56:24   Reply
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And 114,000 is the perfect score which you can obtain in Pitfall!

-- Posted by oyamafamily on 2014-05-27 17:57:41   Reply
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thank you oyamafamily for the added confirmation. 

I guess some people are saying that there are sometimes functions for the switches even when the manual says otherwise, which one finds by breaking down the code.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2014-05-27 20:54:27   Reply
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1) Moon Patrol for Atari 2600. Read the manual in the following URL:


From the manual, Left Difficulty toggles Music (B is Music ON, and A is Music OFF), and Right Difficulty selects the number of moving speeds (B is 3 speeds, and A is 2 speeds). On my Stella Emulator 3.9.2, Difficulty Switches are working INVERSELY (Left B = Music OFF; Left A = Music ON; Right B = 2 moving speeds; Right A = 3 moving speeds).

2) Assault by Bomb. Manual in the following URL:


The manual doesn't say about Difficulty Switches, but when I played Assault on Stella, I tried to change Left Difficulty Switch to A, which has the effect: slow missiles shot by enemies, which make it easier to dodge them. On Left Difficulty B, missiles shot by enemies are fast.

-- Posted by oyamafamily on 2014-05-28 19:24:07   Reply