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06339 Gameplay Minor Always Aug 1, 2016, 03:02 Aug 1, 2016, 12:51
Tester Nightvoice View Status Public Platform MESS (Official Binary)
Assigned To Resolution No change required OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Closed Driver hh_tms1k.cpp
Version 0.175 Fixed in Version Build Normal
Summary MESS-specific 06339: einvader: Only 2 Lives
Description You only get 2 lives when you should get 3.
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No.13021
Tafoid
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Aug 1, 2016, 05:38
edited on: Aug 1, 2016, 05:47
According to this video where he plays two games, both games end with 2 lives lost. (Times 3:20-3:45 and 3:53- 4:40) - he is reading the back panel instructions which also state "once beam force cannon is hit twice, the game is over" (about 5:20)


There are apparently 2 different versions listed (Black and Gray) which may account for the manual being for the other one (which lists "3 beam force cannons (1 active, 2 reserve"). This may be for for Gray shelled, presumably later produced game. The one in MAME currently is functioning as expected and matches the Black shelled version from 1980.
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Entex/SI.htm
http://www.handheldmuseum.com/Manuals/Entex-SpaceInvader.pdf

This video shows the 3 base version - Gray - you can see it start and show you 3 bases and also has some additional sound effects (starting 0:27 - he died twice and the game was still running before he powered down). I'd assume it is a later version (1981) than what is in MAME.


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No.13022
Nightvoice
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Aug 1, 2016, 09:54
Very well. I was mainly basing it on the manual I found, and it seemed to me the one I owned as a kid gave you 3 lives. But now that I know this, I can make an artwork file for it.
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No.13023
Tafoid
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Aug 1, 2016, 12:50
I guess a bit more digging around (it was late last night) and the other version is in MAME, just not emulated 100% yet (einvaderc). It uses a different processor than the TMS1100 vs COP444.