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You're right. But nobody ever plays that crappy game :P

IIRC, Victory was a rotary controller game inthe arcade, and reviews of Victory for the CV way back in the Ferg all panned the game for the horrible choice of controller.

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IIRC, Victory was a rotary controller game inthe arcade, and reviews of Victory for the CV way back in the Ferg all panned the game for the horrible choice of controller.

 

Here's info from KLOV

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10306

 

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Controls:

Rotary: Optical

Buttons: 4 [Thrust|Doomsday Device|Fire|Shield]

 

 

So 4 buttons on the arcade game and only 2 on the CV making it a watered down version (unless there are buttons on the keypad that you're supposed to use but who reads manuals?)

 

I have never seen Victory BITD or in the arcades today

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I wonder if it used all four of the fire buttons on the rotary controlloer. Don't forget that said control device had a set of the two fire buttons for each controller.

That would have benn a pretty awkward setup, however.

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The US version of Victory had a bug which prevented the quarks, paratroopers, and scouts from being in the game. The CBS version corrected the bug and is much better and more challenging.

 

The US version is super easy because your only fighting half of the types of enemies that should be in the game.

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Slither and Victory were the two games made exclusively for use with the Roller Controller (trakball), but by sliding the switch on the R.C. from "Roller" to "Joystick", you can use the Trakball with any ColecoVision game to varying degrees of success. The games that work best in "Joystick" mode are Centipede, WarGames and War Room, but there are probably others that I have not tried.

 

The owner's manuals for all these games are available in PDF and even text file format, so before stating something that you are not sure of... RTTF.

 

BTW, NewColeco hacked most of the games that require a special controller on the CV to work with the standard hand controller and you can easily find the FREE ROM FILES by looking around.

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I wonder if it used all four of the fire buttons on the rotary controlloer. Don't forget that said control device had a set of the two fire buttons for each controller.

 

That would have benn a pretty awkward setup, however.

 

I just searched Aurcade and there is only one location with a Victory but that "place" has closed

http://aurcade.com/games/view.aspx?id=2870

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The full list of Original 1982 to 1985 releases that could be played with the Roller Controller are:

  • Centipede
  • Omega Race
  • Slither
  • Victory
  • WarGames

 

Similarly for Homebrew games:

  • Armageddon
  • Deflektor Kollection / Double Breakout
  • MindWalls

 

 

Operation Wolf by Team Pixelboy also uses the roller controller.

 

It's actually pretty fun with the roller controller.

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Decathalon is unplayable without the roller controller IMO. Having to jerk the joystick L-R 2,500 x per minute not only is no fun, it kills your hand and destroys CV joysticks. Is there a way to use the Atari computer trakball with CV? The Atari trakball controller is much nicer and solid feeling and has a larger, arcade sized ball.

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