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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: Built in games Reply with quote

My Garmin V has a couple games. One of them is ‘Breakout’, and it reminds me of the very first video game I played as a teenager, in the early 1970's called ‘Pong’. Like Pong, Breakout exits of a paddle which you can move back and forth to deflect an electronic ‘ball’. The newer game has added bricks to liven things up a bit. When I was a youngster I fancied myself pretty good at the game and was not afraid to take on anyone. Now in my advancing years, I really suck at it.
Through a glitch, in which the ball went off the screen and kept racking up points, my high score reads 502, and would have kept going had I not shut the thing off. My honest high score is 322 - level 7. Nice way to kill time. Anyone else played it yet? What’s your Hi-Score?
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.pong-story.com/
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This sounds a lot like the old original gameboy game called "Alleyway". I loved that game! Unfortunately when I was about 10, I was ice fishing on Mille Lacs Lake, and dropped the gameboy into the ice hole. Crying or Very sad I'm not sure how I managed to do that, but it was the end of my gameboy. Alleyway was floating on the water surface. Some years later, I picked up a gameboy at a garage sale for about $5. The old Alleyway game was tucked away in a "memory box" at home. I pulled it out, and popped it in, and to my amazement - it worked! I have no clue where either the gameboy or the game are now.

On another note : I loaded the oldstyle of Missle Command on my PDA. Now that is one fun game, and addicting too! Sure sucks PDA batteries though...
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breakout was first released in 1976 and was designed by Nolan Bushnell at Atari. Apple Computer founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs had some interesting history around this game's creation as well.

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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. And there were public domain knockoffs which we built in to our homebrew terminals ca. 1981 for when the compile times took too long. Ahhh, those were the days.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Breakout was first released in 1976 and was designed by Nolan Bushnell at Atari.



Actually, Nolan Bushnell developed PONG too. Using a patent by Ralph H. Baer


http://www.pong-story.com/inventor.htm


So, any high scores Question
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, any high scores Question


On learning that it's been a video game for so long I guess I should ask for high scores on the handheld GPS version of the game. I think the difficulty level goes up somewhat on a small screen.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just hit 359 ! w00t!

What other games are on GPS's?

Mine's got one called Memory Race....which I have yet to figure out.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mine's got one called Memory Race....which I have yet to figure out.


If the game has "memory" or "mind" in the title, it's not for me...
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