VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

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What are your top 3 favorite VIC paddle games?

Alien Soccer
0
No votes
Break-Out!
1
9%
Clowns
2
18%
Omega Race
3
27%
Pinball Spectacular
0
No votes
Pong
1
9%
Sea Wolf
3
27%
Skibbereen
0
No votes
Super Smash
0
No votes
The Sky is Falling
1
9%
 
Total votes: 11

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VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby akator » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:24 am

Paddles were a popular form of input in early arcade and home video games. The VIC library provides a good selection of paddle games and is very representative of the era.

If you don't have a real VIC with paddles to play these games on, activate paddle emulation in VICE by pressing ALT-Q to use a mouse/trackpad for paddle input.


Alien Soccer
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Pong
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Sea Wolf
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Skibbereen
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The Sky is Falling
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The ZIP archive includes all 10 games. Omega Race, Pinball, and The Sky is Falling are in CRT cart format. The remaining 7 games are in PRG format.
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Re: VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby Boray » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:56 am

My two paddle favorites are The Sky is Falling and Clowns.

Omega Race is one of my top favorite games ever, but not played with paddles.
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Re: VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby hasseapa » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:44 pm

I didn't have paddles for VIC as a kid. If there was a Sprint type of racing game for paddles, I surely would have invested in a pair. Omega Race with paddles sounds like a lot of fun. A modified version that justifies to the titular "race" part could have been the perfect game :shock:

I think I will focus on Clowns and Pinball Spectacular (on emulator) for this round.

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby hasseapa » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:34 pm

I could not get the mouse for paddles to work. Too bad, because Pinball Spectacular seems really neat. Certainly like the next best thing to Pixel's upcoming Arukanoido :)

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby groepaz » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:18 am

how do you activate paddle support in sea wolf?

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby Mayhem » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 am

If you mean the game per se, it is paddle only anyhow. If you mean in emulation, then Alt Q I think makes your mouse act like a paddle in VICE.
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Re: VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby Ola H » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:51 am

I've tried to play Sea Wolf and Pinball Spectacular on Vice too, but also can't get Alt-Q to work. My mouse cursor disappears but I don't get control of the game. Neither clicking nor moving seem to affect anything.

I do own a pair of real paddles for my Vic but I've never gotten them to work propely either, I'm afraid. A great pity as paddle games are well-represented on the Vic and were such an important genre in the late 70s arcades.

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Re: VIC Game Club No. 11 – Paddle Games

Postby groepaz » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:26 pm

oh, my bad. i mixed it up with the C64 version of sea wolf (which is often listed to support paddles - but apparently doesnt work with paddles at all)


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