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Is this the "End" of Minestorm on the Vectrex? [message #77524] Thu, 30 May 2013 23:24 Go to next message
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Message-ID: <163@sask.UUCP>
Date: Tue, 29-Jan-85 16:32:17 EST
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My room mate managed to make it to level 87 in Minestorm.  At this level, the 
ship seeds the mines, and then a twirling beast comes out of nowhere,trying to
get your ship.  My room mate blew this sucker away and the game froze!
No new mines mushroomed, but you could move the spaceship around or shoot.
Incidently, he had accumulated 14 or 15 extra ships by this time as well.
He left the game in this state for approximately 1/2 hour and then attempted
to reboot via RESET.  After RESET, the game simply restarted at level 1
again.  My question is this the "END" of Minestorm?  Has anyone else gotten
to this level or possibly surpassed it?
Re: Is this the "End" of Minestorm on the Vectrex? [message #77526 is a reply to message #77524] Thu, 30 May 2013 23:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Date: Thu, 31-Jan-85 03:53:00 EST
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[color=blue]>  My room mate managed to make it to level 87 in Minestorm.[/color]
		...
[color=blue]>  My question is this the "END" of Minestorm?  Has anyone else gotten[/color]
[color=blue]>  to this level or possibly surpassed it?[/color]

I thought it was level 92, but as far as I know that is it.  We have called
the company (when they were in business) and got nowhere.  This topic has
appeared on the net before.  BTW, whatever happened to all the Vectrex
hackers?  Has anyone bothered fixing the code so new roms can be made?

	--Cliff [Matthews]
	{purdue, cmcl2, ihnp4}!lanl!unmvax!cliff
	{csu-cs, pur-ee, convex, gatech, ucbvax}!unmvax!cliff
	4744 Trumbull S.E. - Albuquerque  NM  87108 - (505) 265-9143
Re: Is this the "End" of Minestorm on the Vectrex? [message #77530 is a reply to message #77524] Thu, 30 May 2013 23:24 Go to previous message
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Date: Thu, 7-Feb-85 10:36:16 EST
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[color=teal]>>  My room mate managed to make it to level 87 in Minestorm.[/color]
[color=blue]>  		...[/color]
[color=teal]>>  My question is this the "END" of Minestorm?  Has anyone else gotten[/color]
[color=teal]>>  to this level or possibly surpassed it?[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]>  I thought it was level 92, but as far as I know that is it.  We have called[/color]
[color=blue]>  the company (when they were in business) and got nowhere.  This topic has[/color]
[color=blue]>  appeared on the net before.  BTW, whatever happened to all the Vectrex[/color]
[color=blue]>  hackers?  Has anyone bothered fixing the code so new roms can be made?[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]>  	--Cliff [Matthews][/color]
[color=blue]>  	{purdue, cmcl2, ihnp4}!lanl!unmvax!cliff[/color]
[color=blue]>  	{csu-cs, pur-ee, convex, gatech, ucbvax}!unmvax!cliff[/color]
[color=blue]>  	4744 Trumbull S.E. - Albuquerque  NM  87108 - (505) 265-9143[/color]

As a comparative Minestorm newcomer (level 81 my best), may I ask:

1) Is there a reasonable strategy for surviving level 32, with its
   invisible star?

2) Why is a player "kicked out" of a game at level 13, or 16, or 21 ...,
   seemingly arbitrarily?

3) Why are levels skipped in Minestorm?
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