+-^CrossBow^- Posted March 31, 2004 Share Posted March 31, 2004 Okay, so I never had seen or heard of this game in the arcades...but reading about the proto shown at PC5 got me curious. So I download the roms and check it out in Atari800win. Aren't there supposed to only be 4 different boards in this game? Well I ask because once I finally made it to wave 5 level 3...read as 5 - 3 I was on the warp tunnel level with asteroids and the little saucers that come out and try to ram you or shoot you. But one MAJOR difference to level 5 - 3. Instead of 'roids...I had Saucers everywhere!? They didn't attack and basically just filled in like the 'roids would, but were faster, more numerous, smaller and therefore harder to hit. I also saw what I think would be the red saucer come out on this level. Anyway, the only other thing I thought was odd is that the hell riders show up for 1 -2 and 2 -2..but then they are absent until you get to 5 - 2 where they finally come back. Only now they come in pairs and are faster. I guess what I am trying to say is basically these "Protos" which I consider to really just be shamefully unreleased completed games, are closer to the arcade than what we thought? There are only 4 levels between waves...but those levels do change when you get far enough. My final score ended up being 428,900 and I was finally taken out with a mine on 6 - 2. I don't know if this is a decent score or not..but since I hadn't seen anyone mention anywhere about just how much like the arcade these versions really are...I thought I would mention it. BTW...these have got to come avail in cart form?! I know Mr. Jarvis doesn't want them sold for profit...but how about some nice enthusiast with a rom burner providing them at strictly COST?! Bummer this never got release is all I can say. This is the best unreleased game/proto I have played for the 5200 IMHO and I mean that! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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