Re: [stella] Arkanoid clones

Subject: Re: [stella] Arkanoid clones
From: Glenn Saunders <krishna@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 02:30:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 20 Jun 1997, Ben Combee wrote:
> games, was the idea of a 2600 version of Tomagochi, the virtual pet

The advantage of using a 2600 for Tamagotchi vs. a PC is that you can
easily keep a 2600 humming 24/7 (and easily buy another console for
gaming) that the simulation can truly run correctly.  You'd also have to
keep the audio pumped through your stereo so you know when the pet is

Of course, the problem with any PC or console based Tamagotchi is the lack
of portability.  Still, a lot of pets don't travel (cats for instance) so
maybe it's more realistic.

> Or... along the same lines, how about a 2600 digital clock... set the
> time on startup, then let the 2600 keep time.  That would be fairly
> simple (increment seconds every 60 frames, ripple increment minutes,
> hours, days...) and might be a fun project.

You could actually combine both programs into one.  The stuff that the pet
does IS related to the time of the day, you know.

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