Re: [stella] Arkanoid clones

Subject: Re: [stella] Arkanoid clones
From: Steven Orlikowski <orlo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 09:58:02 -0500
If you use a PC based Tamagotchi, you can keep him running in a window while
you surf the 'net.  Also, the PC-based programs I have tried save the
current status of the pet when you turn off the computer.

You could build a little speaker into a 2600 cartridge itself.  This is how
the N64 version is going to work.

Maybe the feeding could be changed to accomodate a "stay-home" pet.  You
could leave a dog dish of food behind instead of giving it right to him.

>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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