Atari Video Computer System / 2600


· Only (?) game to incorporate the use of either a joystick or paddle controller!

· 2 versions exist!  The original version has the glitches described below.

· (Original version only) - If two joysticks are plugged in and both moved at the same time during the game, unexpected things can happen (the same effect will happen if you use either controller).  UP+DOWN+RIGHT = “blast off” slow (picture #1); UP+DOWN+LEFT+RIGHT = “blast off” fast; DOWN+LEFT+RIGHT = “land/burrow” slow (picture #2); UP+LEFT+RIGHT = “land/burrow” fast; one joystick LEFT and the other RIGHT = turn invisible.  Repeating this lowers your score.  If your ship is not visible (from using any of these tricks) and a rock falls on where your ship actually is, the screen turns red and the base counter will constantly cycle from 99 down to zero (picture #3).  The only way to get out of it is to RESET.  {Dennis Jenkins}  Later production runs removed these bugs/tricks.

· BUG: Sometimes when you shoot a large rock it will disappear instead of breaking apart. {Scott Stilphen}

· BUG: When your ship is on the left side of the screen, you’ll see a flickering line beneath it whenever you shoot or an object reaches the ground (picture #4). 



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