Re: [stella] Qb: FINAL (?)

Subject: Re: [stella] Qb: FINAL (?)
From: Manuel Polik <manuel.polik@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 13:18:40 +0100
Andrew Davie wrote:
> I am not aware of the 'standards' for 2600 games, as far as usage of console
> switches go.  I have one switch which will restart the game when you're
> dead, or start when its in demo mode.  This seemed all that was necessary,
> to me.

Standard behaviour would be that 'RESET' _always_ starts a new game, no
matter what's currently on. So it should restart with a new game even
when you're already playing. That's a good thing to add for people
playing on the real thing, not an emulator. Now they've only two ways
for restarting:

- Switching the console off & on
- Killing all QBs

Both ways have obvious negative aspects, so a proper working RESET
button would definitely add some UI comfort.

Since you don't offer different levels, I'd say you don't need to do
anything on SELECT, though.

Another thing I just found out, unfortunately it'll ruin any Hiscore

I can play to any desired score just by _never_ finishing the first
level. With one live you can easily get some 5000 points and some
additional 2-5 extra lives,  so why finishing the level?


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