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Rock'n'Ball

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Title Screen

Rock'n'Ball

Also known as: Family Pinball (JP)
Developer: KID
Publishers: Namco (JP), Vap (US)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: March 29, 1989
Released in US: January 1990


CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.


So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue this article?
Notes: There are a couple of button codes with unknown functionality.

Unused Name Entry

Hmmm...
To do:
Figure out how the information is encoded for transmission.
Rock 'n' Ball-nameentry.png

The US version of the game contains an unused and unfinished screen that asks for your name, age, and a few other details. The programming is very buggy and incomplete, as it asks for your name twice, and much of the information does not appear in the proper location on the screen. Curiously, after the information is entered, the game emits a lengthy series of tones that seem to correspond to said information, and then proceeds to the Game Over screen. It seems likely that the screen is a remnant of some kind of competition mode (a la Treasure Master), and you would need to dial a special phone number and hold the receiver up to the TV speaker to transmit the information to a computer on the other end of the line.

The Game Genie code IVOXPASE will make this screen appear at the end of a regular pinball mode game.