RE: [stella] Crazy Balloon Beginner Mode

Subject: RE: [stella] Crazy Balloon Beginner Mode
From: "Lee Fastenau" <stella@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 01:20:37 -0400
> Hey Manuel,
> I tried this latest version out today for about 10 minutes and I found a
> glitch.
> I was playing with the Difficulty set to allow balloon damage, on
> level 5 and wanted to determine what the glowing U-shaped object did.
> After several attempts I made it up close to this part of the screen,
> but then my balloon sprite altered into a mess of scattered pixels,
> and the pixels appeared to be double-wide?
> I could see that the animation of the balloon continued, but the
> sprite was too wide and erratic to allow gameplay to continue, quickly
> killing the last of my remaining lives. I pushed reset and select, but
> the altered sprite did not return to normal. The game could still be
> started and cycled through with select and reset, but the game is not
> playable like that.
> I'll let you know if I see this happen again, so I can better describe
> it. If anybody else sees this, let Manuel know about it.
> Other than that, the game looks and plays great! :-)
> Later,
> Weston

Sounds more like a hardware glitch than a programming bug since the balloon
animation is more than likely drawn directly from ROM.


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