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[GOTM] Pepper II

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Pepper II
Pepper II Leaderboard

 

POSITION USER NAME TOTAL SCORE
1 Mame Offender 98,710 Mame Offender's Hi-Score Entry
Last Updated by hansolo77: 07-16-2018

Please use these settings when submitting a hi-score for Pepper II:

ROMSet: Pepper2
Bonus Life: 70000
Lives: 3

Special Rules: None

The green coloured default values match the Twin Galaxies settings.
The red coloured values need to be changed!


# you can change your Mame dip switch settings by following this guide: :link:
# you can make a printscreen of your hi-score screen by following this guide: :link:
# general rules for submitting your hi-score: :link:

 

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Pepper II is an arcade game programmed by Exidy and published in 1982, and, despite its name, there was no predecessor named Pepper or Pepper I.[1][2] Its gameplay is similar to the game Amidar by Konami and Stern Electronics. Pepper II was ported to the ColecoVision home system.[1]

The game plays Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette" when gameplay starts.

There are four mazes per level in Pepper II. Each maze has exits leading to 3 other mazes. All four mazes must be filled to advance to the next level. To fill in a maze, the player maneuvers "Pepper" around different segments of the maze. As Pepper travels, he leaves a "zipper". Once he encloses or "zips" a segment, it fills in and points are awarded. If Pepper backtracks on an uncompleted segment, it unzips.

The character "Pepper" is an angel. There are two types of enemies that must be avoided: Roaming Eyes and the Whippersnapper (Zipper Ripper on the Colecovision version) who unzips all uncompleted, zipped segments by moving over them. Pepper's one defense is to enclose an area containing a pitchfork, which turns him into a devil for approximately four seconds. At that time he can go after all Roaming Eyes for points while the Whippersnapper freezes. There are four pitchforks in the corners of every maze. A deluxe energizer is located in the center of each maze. This energizer alternates between being a pitchfork and a halo symbol. If Pepper encloses the middle area when the energizer is a halo, the Whippersnapper will disappear from the maze.

Points are made for enclosing a segment, consuming a pair of roaming eyes when energized by the pitchfork (similar to Pac-Man), obtaining prizes, completing a maze, and completing 4 mazes. A bonus turn is awarded at 40,000, 50,000, 70,000 or 90,000 points, depending on the dip switch settings. When a full screen (of the four) has been completely filled, the player is treated with "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah" which is heard for a brief moment each time this happens, due to the zipping nature of the game.

Each maze also contains a prize in one of the segments. The player must enclose the area it appears in to gain the prize and points, and then the prize is shown beneath the maze.

- Quote from Wikipedia

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Alrighty guys!  You voted, here it is.  Our next GOTM!  I've never played this before, so I'm actually kind of excited to see what it's all about.  A lot of people voted for it, so it's gotta be at least half-way decent right? 

The loadup of this game for me took a while.  But if you sit long enough it will eventually load.  Both DIP switches need to be changed.  The first one defaults to a score of 40000 for a bonus life, needs to be 70000 to match TG.  The lives switch needs changed from 2 to 3 also.  If you don't change this one, it's all you, because we can also use extra lives.  :)

Hope you guys enjoy your summer and have fun playing this game!

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I will certainly get a try.  My souvenir was on the coleco vision.  But not sure if it was pepper I or II .  Or both.

 

 

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Probably II if you remember.  Wikipedia said there was no predecessor.

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Yeah, there is no Pepper I.  I heard that the “2” is meant to represent the dual “angel” and “devil” personality of your character. 

This is a great, addictive game; I hope everyone gives it a chance.  Unfortunately, due to the quick movements needed, it is very difficult to play with a d-pad so arcade controls are pretty much mandatory.  I’d use a keyboard over a d-pad.  

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Oh yeah!!

This game is adrenaline filled !!  Tons of fun.

 

Here we go.  I'll kick it off...

 

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Thanks for submitting the first entry!

Updated OP, DB, RSS

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