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Games that use paddle controllers on the A8

Discussion in 'SIG: Atari 8-Bit Software' started by nysavant, Jun 12, 2021.

  1. by nysavant
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    Hi Folks

    I was playing around with my 800XL today and plugged in a set of paddle controllers to try them with Arkanoid. Managed to get up to level 17 and a new high score. The game was so much more enjoyable with the paddles :)

    So, any recommendations or suggestions for other games that might work with the paddles?
     
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  2. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Here's a few, there are more because my database did not pick up Arkanoid so I expect there must be more..
     

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  3. by nysavant
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    Excellent, thanks Paul :)

    That's plenty to be exploring!
     
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  4. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    My pleasure, I have a set of paddles but never used them, may try arkanoid. Before I lost all my first gear I had a trakball, light pen, touch tablet and numerous other devices (NOT, the Le Stick...) Although I have an art O'Level (and the only O'level I have) I was never much good on the touch Tablet, everything looked like a 5yr old had been on it.

    And still does :)
     
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  5. by Andy Barr
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    LOL! I don't know much about art, guys, but can also match you in the "looks like a kid's done it" stakes, Paul, whenever I put (light) pen to paper too. I recall starting up an Arkanoid paddles thread on the old Atari Sector site and I think we discussed paddle based games there too. I will see (when I finally get set-up again - everything is currently in boxes and scattered around in the attic lads) what's what in the next few months and stick in 1-2 contributions as for now I'm kinda running on reserve here and missing my (retro) fix, fellas.
     

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