Sinistar 1/??/84


This is a recently discovered early version of Sinistar.  Although it's not as early as the 1/8/84 version, it's still missing a lot of the bug fixes and fine tuning of the 1/23/84 version.  The most notable things about this version is that the difficulty has been toned down a bit and the sounds are closer to the final.  Sinistar still can't 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.
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


You start right in the middle of the action


There's the later copyright notice


You feeling ok there buddy?


Momma don't let your babies grow up to be planetoid miners



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