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Submission #6322: Spikestuff's A2600 Skee-Ball "max score" in 00:29.24

Console: Atari 2600
Game name: Skee-Ball
Game version: unknown
ROM filename: Skee Ball 02.08.18a.bin
Branch: max score
Emulator: BizHawk 2.3.1
Movie length: 00:29.24
FrameCount: 1752
Re-record count: 109
Author's real name: Adam Stamatakos
Author's nickname: Spikestuff
Submitter: Spikestuff
Submitted at: 2019-04-01 00:00:00
Text last edited at: 2019-04-04 09:37:55
Text last edited by: Masterjun
Download: Download (1166 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
On the topic of trivial and just dumb shit for April Fools. A Homewbrew to which the creator's page now just redirects to their Patreon.

(Link to video)

The Stuff

  • Make it trivial for a skee ball game that's not allowed for the Vault
  • Somehow this one gets accepted to Vault
  • Enjoy purgatory in the Gruefood.
  • Forget the rules about providing a Homebrew on the site
  • Realize you're going to get rejected cause the author doesn't provide the damn ROM.
  • Damn.
  • Provide a 16k encode for no reason.
  • Question life once more

Masterjun: I was promised a ball but it was a rectangle... Judging.

Masterjun: So I read the original patent of Skee-Ball and it turns out the playing body doesn't have to be a ball at all! It says "to be played with a ball or projectile". However, it also says "will give to the player a considerable amount of exercise". We know lifting a rectangle is easier than a circle, so I have to reject this submission on the grounds that not enough exercising was being done.

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