Re: [stella] Marble Craze v0.90

Subject: Re: [stella] Marble Craze v0.90
From: Thomas Jentzsch <tjentzsch@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 13:50:33 +0200
At 02.07.2002, 23:47, Paul Slocum wrote:
> I was thinking of making the paddle bar get fatter when you're on the
> center position.  I use the ball for the horizontal paddle and I could 
> change the width of it.  I can't think of a way to put a marker at the 
> center position for the horizontal paddles.

You could try to make a small break in the horizontal and vertical lines
to indicate the centered position.

> The button doesn't have any effect.  The timer keeps running when you fall
> off.

Ok, but that's IMO a bits unfair, especially when the marble is in the
starting position but you still can not move it. IMO the time should
stop while the gameplay is stopped.

>>- a small preview of the next section would be nice

> I don't think I have the cycles or time to try scrolling.  But maybe a 
> short pause before continuing gameplay?

What I meant, was a little indicator that shows you the coarse layout of
the next section, e.g. by using a player graphic at the bottom. A short
pause might be a good idea too, but when your marble is too fast, it
won't help much. 

> - When you fall off the edge, it would be nice if you could actually shrink
> the marble to give it the effect that it fell off the edge.

> I wanted to but again, I wasn't able to work the kernal right for this 
> yet.  If I can't get the kernal fixed up, the plan is to make the marble 
> fade away, and I'm going to make the marble keep moving as it fades.

When the marble falls off the edge, it should move fast completely of
the board and then (if possible) fall down or disappear somehow.

> I moved it to the middle because it makes you (almost) center your paddle
> before the game starts.  Maybe I'll try it at the bottom again and see.

Hm, it seems that the movement is reversed on that screen when using
z26. Is that intentional?

Have fun!
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