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Re: DU: New Cross Pang & Lup Lup Puzzle
04/10/18 02:07 AM

> > > f205v dumped New Cross Pang. Brian Troha and caius got Lup Lup Puzzle v1.05 but
> one
> > > of the roms won't read out correctly.
> > >
> >
> > New Cross Pang is frustrating.
> >
> > In many senses it's a really nice polished game, adding a lot compared to the
> > original. However, at least in MAME it frequently misses button presses, or keys
> > stick causing actions to be repeated twice.
> >
> > For a puzzle game, you're always trying to buffer up moves in advance and make
> quick
> > keypresses, so the second the game misses an input that becomes impossible and it
> > becomes painful to play.
> >
> > Brian said he can't notice any input issues in MAME, but when I try to play it the
> > issues are really obvious, so I have no idea at all if such issues are present on
> the
> > PCB (as if one person can be completely unable to detect them, I guess it could
> have
> > got through testing) or if it's a bug in MAME (maybe interrupts on the hyperstone
> are
> > being missed?)
> >
> > Glad to see it dumped (and IIRC system11 has one, so there could be other revisions
> > for all I know) but definitely one where some work is going to need to be done in
> > studying the input code the game uses to see if the problems are game related or
> > related.
> Hopefully this provides the player some actual challenge beyond this input issue. IMO
> the original Cross Pang was far too easy, especially for an arcade game. On my first
> try, I played for over an hour and reached about level 40 on one credit before
> quitting out of boredom (the game starts off easy and doesn't appear to have any
> difficulty curve to speak of), something I've rarely done with arcade games. In that
> regard at least, it has a bit of a prototype feel even if the game seems quite
> polished and fun otherwise.

The difficult on the original Cross Pang very much depends on the 'Number of Balls Per Row' dipswitch. Maybe the default of 3 means it never presents a challenge.

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* DU: New Cross Pang & Lup Lup Puzzle SmitdoggAdministrator 04/09/18 05:21 AM
. * Re: DU: New Cross Pang & Lup Lup Puzzle Haze  04/09/18 02:18 PM
. * Re: DU: New Cross Pang & Lup Lup Puzzle Shoegazr  04/10/18 12:47 AM
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