Badminton (cassette 2) plays without on-screen scoring and horizontal
player motion. The only other difference with
Tennis is the fixed hozitonal location of the players,
which are closer.
The ball speed increases as far as the players catch the ball (the system
produces a beep when the ball bounces on a player). The player who lost the
ball can serve a new game using the push-button of his controller.
Interesting detail: the serve buttons also reset the ball speed circuit,
which stores the ball speed as an electric charge in a capacitor. Because it
takes about a second until the capacitor gets its initial charge, a fast game
can be start with a short press on the serve button. A longer press will allow
the capacitor to get its initial charge, thus starting a game at slower speed.
The circuit board of this cassette contains very few components, since the
game involves only two players and the ball. The resistors set the players size,
field and motion types. Same for the ball. This game differs from
Sparring by only one difference: the wall is
replaced by the second player. For this reason, both Sparring (Squash) and
Badminton use the same circuit board, with only a few resistors placed differently
so as to configure either the second player, or the wall.
Badminton game. No on-screen scoring.
Inside cassette 2.
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