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01418 Misc. Major Have not tried Feb 22, 2008, 22:55 Feb 22, 2008, 22:56
Tester Tafoid View Status Public Platform
Assigned To Resolution Bugs That Aren't Bugs OS
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Version 0.120u3 Fixed in Version Build
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Summary 01418: All games in vicdual.c and blockade.c: If you insert another credit while the game is in progress, your current game immediately ends.
Description Start a game. If you insert another credit while the game is in progress, your current game immediately ends and you are brought back to the credits screen. - Tafoid (0.120u3)
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Additional Information This was confirmed as *correct* behavior a long time ago? -nt-. - Haze

On page 2 of both Gremlin's Blockade and Hustle manuals has printed text that reads:

If at any time the t.v. screen shows meaningless display or the game otherwise malfunctions, simply drop a coin into the coin mechanism. This should correct the problem. If not, the game requires service.
The circuitry in [name of game here] has been arranged so that the insertion of a quarter thru the coin mechanism will reset the restart in the system. This clears up temporary problems caused by power line disturbances, static, etc.

This text is also on Depthcharge [1977] and Head On manuals [1979] too. It isn't printed on Carnival [1980] manual, but it should be same hardware feature as earlier manuals describe.
It isn't an arcade bug, but a manufacturer feature for Gremlin games although it might seem like a bug behavior.
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Affected Sets / Systems All games in vicdual.c and blockade.c
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png file icon blockade_not_bug.png (93,607 bytes) Feb 22, 2008, 22:55
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