Vic20 Pinball Spectacular! [Retro Gaming]

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  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply Hey, that's probably the most creative breakout game I've seen! They sure did get creative with what they had to work with. Thanks for sharing!
    • [ – ] MysticSword parent reply Indeed. Some of the games and software on the Vic 20 had to be creative and also very tight with the programming (as the Vic20 only had a static 5KB of RAM, or only 3.5KB with BASIC and other system functions taking up space, but possible to expand up to 32KB with a Memory Expansion cartridge). A Vic20 was the first computer I had. I taught myself to program BASIC on it. I made several games myself too, and also enjoyed playing a wide variety of fun games on it. It was really my start of getting into a lifetime of using computers and gaming (and now currently also into developing games too). Anyways, I'm glad you enjoyed the video and the nostalgic look back. Check out my "Old School Games / Retro Gaming" album for more old-school gaming action. :) I also plan to try to make lots more vids featuring old-school games. Cheers!
      • Flying_Purple_Pizzas parent reply Thanks for the reply and keeping the content coming! My first experience with a computer was when my math teacher brought in his TRS-80 system. That blew my mind. Years later, my first computer was the Atari 400. I taught myself BASIC on that and had a lot of fun. I couldn't really afford to buy games for it so I had to do it myself. A friend of mine had the Vic 20 and it was cool to play around with that too. It's amazing how far everything has come since then, the powerful computers we have today, the photo-realistic games. Making my own programs back in the day brought me a lot of joy but I never pursued it professionally. I appreciate the look-back!
  • [ – ] nexxtmediaguide reply I beleive the term 'pinball machine' refers to the old style pinball games in the penny arcades. Like Pachinko.
    • MysticSword parent reply I guess it could refer to that (Pachinko type of machines). But where I grew up (in Canada) it was a large horizontal table-style-cabinet game that you would have buttons on the sides to use the flippers to try to keep a ball in play as long as you could (typically you'd get 3 balls) and the general idea was to try and hit the various targets on the "table" to get as high of a score that you could before losing all your balls. It was just for some fun.
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