Tuesday, March 24, 2015
MAME -> Arkanoid
At least, the wrong kinds of risks. I have yet to successfully guess my way through an accounting test. Probably won't happen tomorrow, but what the hell. I grow weary of the world of debit and credit accounts, and I'm sorry, but I don't think I had enough time for statements of cash flows to grow on me. I'm happy as a clam that they can be so different, that each statement of cash flow is indeed like a snowflake; no two are equal... but I'm still just a newbie at this thing and I need something I can cling to as I slide down the sheer cliff face that was my grade point average.
As for Arkanoid, well, what can me say? I rocked it! Took a lot longer than I thought I was going to, but I got to that Easter Island head and pounded the crap out of it... it's a lot easier to dispatch than in the sequel, that's for sure.
And, of course, it's a lot less fancy than the sequel, but maybe that's part of its charm. Most of the basics are still there: the 'E' pill that makes you bigger, the 'B' one that lets you skip one level ahead. Ah, powerups. The gamer's best friend. And yet, there aren't any in Boulder Dash. Well, some games don't need them. I got a screen capture, but it's on the other computer. Also, I only did one every 60 seconds, so I missed most of the big finale. Not one shot of the big Easter Island head! Not one!
Well, I best be getting to bed, but I'll probably have to play a couple games before doing so. Had to play Hard Hat William again last night, and of course, I had to make it all the way through without state saving. If that ain't fanatical, I don't know what is... oh, right. Modern games and systems.