Magic Johnson's Fast Break
|Magic Johnson's Fast Break|
Not to be confused with Magic Johnson's Breakfast.
Setting the RAM address $002C to value $80 enables a simple debug monitor during the game. It shows the main frame counter and some other variables, and can be enabled any time, but if enabled at the title screen or game menus, doesn't show anything except main counter.
Several Software Creations games (Sky Shark, Target Renegade, Pictionary, Terminator 2, Treasure Master) had their empty space padded with copyright/credits text, rather than 00 or FF, as most other games did. Fast Break contains the following text:
FAST BREAK 1989 PROGRAMMER KEVIN EDWARDS ARTIST MARK WILSON MUSICIAN TIM FOLLIN SOFTWARE CREATIONS LTD FIRST FLOOR 204 OXFORD ROAD MANCHESTER M1 5QA GREAT BRITAIN TEL 061 236 1154 FAX 061 236 824
Note that there are no actual line feed symbols in the text; each line is a fixed length, padded with spaces.