Boulders and Bombs

The maximum number of bombs you can have is 99.

If you earn more than 6 extra lives, the icons start to go off the screen (picture #1), and wrap-around to the left side (picture #2) where it will corrupt both the score (picture #3) and bonus counters (picture #4).

BUG: For some reason, the score counter resets at approximately 655,000.  {Scott Stilphen}

BUG: If you exit the screen just as time runs out, 1 of 2 things will happen: 1) if you make it out successfully and you have at least 1 reserve man, the reserve man will die instantly, or 2) if you don’t have any reserves, you’ll earn 255 free men!  From then on, every time you get a man out the exit, you’ll earn a free one. {Scott Stilphen}

BUG: Doing the 255 extra lives trick helps to expose several other glitches.  Eventually the whole lower area will be filled with reserve icons (picture #5), either as a result of earning or losing too many icons. Also, it’s not possible to lose the maximum 255 lives per quadrant; the limit is close to 250, at which point you’ll automatically advance to the next quadrant.  Through a combination of either being on a given (or specific) quadrant too long, or one too many byte rollovers, the smaller birds will disappear (picture #6), but return if you advance to the next quadrant.  {Scott Stilphen}

BUG: If you complete quadrant 99, the next quadrant will be 00.  The difficulty will remain the same (highest).  {Scott Stilphen}



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