Wow there is so much here to cover and yet not enough time to address it.
First off YES on both my Donkey Kong carts \"the Coleco one\" and \"the Atari one\" the fire balls did jump gaps, and on both carts fire balls flickered back n forth but never froze in the middle of the gap.
I was also able to reverse my pattern when that time came up so the fireballs wouldnt give me that same problem that Roberts cart had. Robert will be recieving a video tape of both versions played up to the 1Million pt mark on one life, not saying that they will play any differently, but I do know that the Atari one has more of the Flicker problem then the Coleco version does. This could possibly be due to my change of patterns around 300k 500k and 800k.
My 15 Million pt game took 38hrs not 45hrs and but then again thats not the issue here, but just a minor correction.
What to do you might be asking well, we can track down Roberts old cart which is in the posession of Tom Duncan and do one of the following.
(1) ask Tom Duncan if he could send out that cart to Scott for futher inspection.
(2) Ask Tom Duncan since he is a prolific gamer to actaully take the time like myself and to play Roberts old cart to the 1 million point mark on one man to see if he can get past the fireballs or does he get stopped like Robert did at that certain point value of 800k.
(3) If Tom does get stopped like Robert did, then all we can do is ask once again if Tom will lend over that cart for dumping.
That is it for me until i have further testing done and send off that tape to Robert on the Donkey Kong subject
-Todd Mr. Activision Rogers