Re: [stella] surf's up proto

Subject: Re: [stella] surf's up proto
From: "Lee R. Krueger" <leekru19@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 1998 16:52:48 -0800
Glenn Saunders wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Feb 1998, Piero Cavina wrote:
> > A guy has discovered a prototye of a rare 2600 game, Surfs' Up.. (I don't
> > know whether the bin is already available or not).
> >
> > Take a look at the screenshots:
> >, I think they're are quite
> > interesting for programmers for the nice, colorful playfield graphics.
> I haven't seen it yet but I bet it's similar to Epyx California Games.
> The surfing segment of California Games has some really wild and wacky
> playfield graphics (or so it appears) to simulate waves.

It's a little different than CA. Games. The graphics feature parallax
effects  (I think that's the term for it). The background scrolls at a
different rate than the foreground objects (a first for any 2600 game I
can recall). The difficulty switches allow make it harder by putting in
Sea monsters and sharks (at least that's what I think they are. I don't
have a manual).  

BTW: Glenn, make sure you don't grab a copy of the bin image for
yourself, THAT WOULD BE PIRACY!!! We all know how you feel about that.
You better make sure you get permission from the original copywrite
holders beforehand. 

O.K., all kidding aside, 
I can give anybody a copy of the bin image that asks for it (including
you Glenn). I think I'll post it here for everyone. Let me go find it
and I'll be right back.

Take care,
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