Sinistar 1/4/84


This is an early work in progress version of Sinistar.  Although the game is fully playable, it still needs a lot of polishing and some finishing touches.  It does not appear that Sinistar can be destroyed in this version.


Prototype Differences
The title screen doesn't appear when you start the game.  There is a copyright notice after you lose your final ship though.

The game starts immediately upon power up

No flicker has been implemented so objects disappear and reappear.  This is most noticeable when several objects are right next to each other.
The difficulty level is much higher.  Several Warrior ships will swarm you ship from the start.
Your ship does not point to the right.  When pressing right your ship will point left even though you will actually move to the right.
There are no stars in the background.
The planetoids only come in one size, the smaller ones are missing.
The planetoids don't change color when hit.
Sinistar cannot be destroyed
The shooting sound is different
Sinistar makes a different sound when assembled
There is a different sound for collecting Sinibombs
Some sound effects are missing
You seem to collect more Sinibombs per planetoid
The copyright notice just says Atari instead of (c)1984 Atari


Beware!  I Live!


There's the copyright notice


Notice how I'm moving and shooting to the right but my ship still faces left.


Leave me alone!



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