Well I never knew that #1

An interesting nugget of information on Space Invaders courtesy of the excellent blog “Byte Sized”.

The Invaders move faster as more of them are eliminated (a consequence of the 38-year-old hardware updating the movement of each of the aliens independently, and taking less time to complete the cycle as fewer and fewer aliens are left on the field).

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  1. Da22 says:

    I did not know that, very clever of the programmers.

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  2. stevenger says:

    As I remember there was a way for savvy players to manipulate the RNG forcing the random UFO appear by firing the correct number of shots too, wasn’t there? Another happy consequence of the limitations they were working with.

    The one that blew my mind when I saw it (on King Of Kong probably) was safely “parking” Pac-Man by manipulating the ghosts into looping patterns elsewhere on the screen.

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  3. Da22 says:

    Safely parking pac man is a great band name 😂

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