CAVE seems to have still some surprises up their sleeve. Over at shumps forum pictures of a seemingly alternative version of Pink Sweets have been posted.
This is of course very exciting news! Especially since it is a PCB – no emulation, nor PC or anything.
By now, some good details have emerged about what has been changed:
Changes from the original PS:
-Rank meter visible on screen, starting at 350.000 and maxing out at 999.999.
-Zan counter visible on screen and lowered to 1200 (original PS was 2500).
-You can collect up to three rose hips. Third one appears in the middle right below your ship.
-Abundant changes in the background graphics.
-The flashy blue bullets that e.g. the first Scrambled Egg shoots after its defeat are now red and much easier to see.
-Stage 5 is now named “Crevasse” and looks nothing like a desert anymore.
-Generally more bullets, faster increasing rank and higher difficulty.
-Some enemies have a higher resilience (e.g. the midsized round enemies at the beginning of stage 4).
-Snake sections seem more fair (?).
-Stage 5 boss laser attack is now much easier and not a problem anymore.
-No infinite lives. Maximum lives in stock is 5.
-It is now a three-button game with quite a complex control mechanism.
– Pay particular attention to the fact that you can now cancel your rose cracker without changing speed!