Re: [stella] 'Look Ma No Flicker' revisited

Subject: Re: [stella] 'Look Ma No Flicker' revisited
From: "Erik J. Eid" <eeid@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 19:11:49 -0400
At 02:36 PM 8/29/01 -0700, Glenn Saunders wrote:
The only game I can think of to study would be Super Challenge Football, but that doesn't have the playfield component. [...] I wish I had chosen a game that didn't need the playfield component since the main motivation, technically speaking, was to do interesting things with the missiles in order to give the illusion that the VCS has 4 8-bit-wide sprites rather than 2.

I think Seaquest does something like what you are looking for. The player's submarine is one sprite and the sharks or enemy subs are the second. The missiles are used to create either torpedoes or a diver, the latter by shifting the horizontal position of the missile a pixel or two each line. (I haven't disassembled it, so I'm only surmising this, but I doubt the ball is being used.)

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