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Mark Plays... Ms.Pac-man on the VIC-20 - a bit of a highscore challenge

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October 10 2017

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Ms. Pac-man on the VIC-20 by Atarisoft is quite an achievement. On the little 3Kb machine they managed to coax quite a solid Ms. Pac-man port out of it. It's good to know that the VIC-20 is the predecessor to the C64 and it one can safely say that without the VIC-20 the C64 would not have existed. The VIC-20 comes in a case very similar to the C64 and C16 machines and the CPU is similar to the C64's, the C64's 6510 CPU has more features than the 6502 of the VIC-20 though. The VIC-20 doesn't have a SID sound chip but it's actually the VIC-chip that makes the sounds and it produces the video as well. On the C64 the sound is created by a separate synth / sound chip called the SID (Sound Interface Device) and the video is produced by the VIC-II, compared to the VIC chip inside the VIC-20 the C64 is capable of creating sprites and it has a higher resolution. Still the VIC-20 is quite a powerfull little machine and perhaps it can safely be said that it hasn't reached its full potential yet. Go check out Ms.Pac-man on the VIC-20, it looks and sounds very familiar but is quite rudimentary and at the same time not. Try to beat my score! It's easily done I think :) Information on the VIC-20 c can be found here: /redirect? Information on the VIC-20 can be found here: /redirect? Information on the VIC-20 Megacart can be found here: NOTICE: "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use."

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