Re: [stella] Lady Bug thoughts

Subject: Re: [stella] Lady Bug thoughts
From: "Clay Halliwell" <clay.h@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 18:36:21 -0600
Something that I think could be ported much more easily would be Turtle.
Also a minor classic, and to the best of my knowledge the Odyssey 2 was the
only console it was ever ported to.

I did a mockup of 2600 Turtles a while back, which you can view here--

And the arcade Turtles here--

As I envisioned it when doing the mockup, the playfield is static, mirrored,
and narrow, which is good. :)  The "baby turtle" on the turtle's back is the
ball, and the red eyes are missiles. Everything else is two severely
multiplexed sprites.  The score at the bottom isn't possible without
flicker... I think.  It might be possible to instead use the missiles to do
the question marks, with some creative per-line reconfiguring.

But in any case, Turtles is ripe for porting. Fun, challenging game too! I
used to play a lot of it in MAME.


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