Atari Video Computer System / 2600


EASTER EGG: Release the mermaid on level two, but swim up and leave before her cage fully opens. Transform into a seagull and fly to the left or right to a volcano. The initials of each programmer (Rob Fulop, Michael Becker, and Wilfredo Aguilar) will replace the volcano fireballs (pictures #1 and #2). {Chuck Hunnefield}

· HIDDEN MESSAGE: The manual mentions to watch for a “special surprise” for completing the game.  At the end of level 7, “31001 95031 LGCA” appears.  This is actually Imagic’s old address (P.O. Box 31001, Laguna, CA 95031). (picture #3)

· Holding UP+DOWN+FIRE while swimming makes the dolphin swim backwards (and down). {Matthias David}  Holding LEFT+RIGHT+FIRE makes the dolphin swim in place. {Scott Stilphen}

· BUG: If you enter the “transformation” screen just as you are dying from the previous screen, both the dolphin and seagull will die (picture #4)! {Scott Stilphen}

· BUG: It’s possible to break through the “boundary line” volcanoes, after which more volcanoes appear (even some invisible ones!). {Scott Stilphen}

· BUGWhen falling through the cloud screens quickly (and usually at a diagonal) I've noticed that often a cloud screen will repeat. This usually happens on the lowest screen just before you hit the volcano screen (the blue one with two clouds), but has happened higher up as well.  {Ben Reilly}

· FRYINGSometimes causes the ending victory music to play.

· RUMOR: Although Rob Fulop claims the “escape” ship (shown at the end of Atlantis and Cosmic Ark) is hidden somewhere in the game, he doesn’t remember how to trigger it, and it doesn’t appear as a graphic in the code.


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