Videocart-20: Video Whizball (Channel F)

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Description

Video Whizball is a game where players control paddles that have to protect a goal from being entered by whizballs. To protect their goal, the player's paddle can fire missiles which can be aimed straight or angled up or downward. Missiles that hit whizballs can help propel them to start going in an opposite direction. If one of the missiles or whizballs hits the player's or the opponent's paddle, it will temporarily disappear leaving the respective goal undefended. The game is won when either one of the players gets to a previously selected score.

The game contains 72 game variations of this basic premise. Variations include having from 1 to 4 whizballs, and 6 different game types:
  • Basic: each whizball is worth only 1 point;
  • Basic Plus: players can guide the missile shots into the whizballs;
  • Bonus: whizballs can be numbered 1 through 4 and are worth that many points each;
  • Bonus Plus: adds guided missiles to the Bonus game type;
  • Super Bonus: whizballs increase in value from 1 to 9 points the longer they stay in play;
  • Super Bonus Plus: adds guided missile shots to the Super Bonus game type.

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Videocart-20: Video Whizball Channel F Beat the computer opponent
Videocart-20: Video Whizball Channel F Shooting an angled shot
Videocart-20: Video Whizball Channel F Trying to take advantage of an open goal
Videocart-20: Video Whizball Channel F The most wizballs that can appear on screen at once

Alternate Titles

  • "Videocart-17: Kickball" -- SABA release

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Trivia

Easter eggs

This game contains one of the earliest examples of a videogame Easter egg. The programmer hid his last name in the game. This Easter egg is thought to have even predated the more well known one found in the Atari 2600 game Adventure. See the tips and tricks section of this game entry to learn how to find this Easter egg.

Also off note, the programmer also hid his daughter's name, Tracy, in the last five bytes of software code.

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Alaka (33749) added Videocart-20: Video Whizball (Channel F) on Jun 05, 2010