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This isn't the traditional type of game map that most people are used to, but I hope it will still be useful enough to help people understand how the sites in the game are connected.
The terrain in E.T. for the Atari 2600 is made up of six distinctive sites which may seem to be attached to each other in strange ways, but they are actually wrapped around a cube. The top of every well site leads to the forest (top of the cube) while the bottom takes you to Washington, D.C. (bottom of the cube). The four well sites are also attached at the sides in a continuous loop around the middle of the cube. Just picture a Rubik's Cube with the six E.T. sites attached to each side.
Just remember that once you move to or from the forest or Washington, D.C., you basically warp to a specific cube orientation. For example, you can't expect to walk up through the forest, through a well screen, then reach Washington, D.C. as if you were walking on an actual cube. It is a cube world, but there is an orientation warp.
Below is a flattened out side view of the cube. Whether you choose to picture it as a 3D cube or flattened out, it should be clear now that the sites are connected in a specific way. It's not the tangled mess of connections that many newbies seem to believe it is. If you are on one of the well screens, up always leads to the forest and down always leads to Washington, D.C.
The forest is connected to the well sites in the following one-way configuration because of the orientation warp.
Washington, D.C. at the bottom of the cube is connected to the well sites in this one-way configuration because of the orientation warp.
Notice how the top and bottom connections are the same as the forest, but the side connections are switched. That's because of the orientation warp and your position on the cube. The connections in this game can be confusing for a newbie, but as you can see, there are only three flattened out configurations to remember. It's pretty easy once you get used to it.
Just like in real life, there are dangers to avoid in the cube world of E.T. Do not use the right side of the forest to exit if you don't want to fall into a well. Leaving from the right side always lands E.T. in the top center well on the Log Screen.
Just like in real life, there are dangers to avoid in the cube world of E.T. Do not exit from the left side of Washington, D.C. if you don't want to fall into a well. Leaving from the left side always lands E.T. in the bottom center well on the Log Screen.
Until I can think of something better, I call this the Tall Twins Screen. If you want to leave using the left side, make sure E.T. is in the middle (vertically) to keep E.T. from falling into one of the wells.
I call this the Diamond Screen since the wells kind of look like diamonds.
I call this the Arrow Screen or the Less Than, Greater Than Screen. If you want to leave using the right side, make sure E.T. is in the middle (vertically) to keep E.T. from falling into a well.
I call this the Log Screen or the Frogger screen since it kind of reminds me of logs floating down a river.
Jump in a well if you need to pause the game. The FBI agent and the scientist cannot touch E.T. when he is in a well.
Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I’ve been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.
Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn’t bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can’t tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.
If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.
Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from surroundair.com. A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.
Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.
Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.
Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:
Hydrofracking is bad for you, your family, your friends, and the environment.
Although some people with certain conditions may not be able to take it, hydroxychloroquine is a cheap drug that has been prescribed by doctors since the 1950s and it seems to be helping many people who have COVID-19 when administered early enough. (Hydroxychloroquine is also supposedly safe and tolerable as an anti-cancer therapy.) Seems like most news sources are going out of their way to make it sound like hydroxychloroquine is the most dangerous drug in the world, but they also make it sound like it’s the greatest drug in the world for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. They basically say that using hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients would be taking that great and wonderful drug away from the other patients who need it. So which is it? Is hydroxychloroquine deadly or divine?
If you believe that a couple of Trump supporters took the medicine hydroxychloroquine and it’s President Trumps fault that the husband died, you’ve been duped. Watch this video. The wife was a prolific Democratic donor, it seems she hated her husband, she used fish tank cleaner (not the medicine hydroxychloroquine), and now she is the subject of a homicide investigation.
Some people claim that the reason so many news sources want to keep doctors from using hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 is that they are desperate to keep everyone afraid to leave their homes since mail-in voting will make voter fraud much easier (the only way they could beat Trump). Others claim that the rabid anti-hydroxychloroquine campaign was to make way for the expensive new drug called remdesivir. Drug companies can’t make much money with old generic drugs, so new drugs must be pushed. Both claims could be true since remdesivir supposedly isn’t as good as hydroxychloroquine.
According to Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, hydroxychloroquine does four things: (1) stops viral entry, (2) stops viral RNA replication, (3) stops viral particle assembly, and (4) stops cytokine storm. Remdesivir only stops viral RNA replication. Did you get that? Hydroxychloroquine does four things and remdesivir only does one. The doctor also said that nearly 70 percent of the people who took remdesivir had some type of adverse effect. If all of that is true and the more anemic medicine ends up being used by most doctors thanks to the smear campaign against hydroxychloroquine, the average American will beg to vote from home.
In case you didn’t know, Patrick Howley reported that one of the authors of the ‘study’ saying that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work at VA hospitals got a research grant from Gilead (the company that makes remdesivir). Does that seem a little fishy to you?
Bryan Fischer said in an article that Dr. Fauci has known since 2005 that chloroquine is an effective inhibitor of coronaviruses. You might also want to check out the following three links:
“The Disruptive Physician” had this to say at Twitter: “Meanwhile, regular doctors like me are using HCQ + Azithromycin and Zinc to good effect. One nursing home in NE Ohio had 30 cases - started everyone on HCQ, no deaths. Quick recovery. Why would the MSM hide this? Why would twitter block people who question the WHO?” You might also want to check out Dr. Stephen Smith, Dr. Ramin Oskoui and Dr. Yvette Lozano.
In case you’re interested, here are a few COVID-19 patients who appear to claim that hydroxychloroquine saved their lives: elderly couple Louis Amen and Dolores Amen, Daniel Dae Kim, Rio Giardinieri, John McConnell, Margaret Novins, Jim Santilli, Billy Saracino, and Karen Whitsett (Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives).
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Although the world of E.T. is a 3D cube, wearing 3D glasses will not help you play the game. They will only make you look goofy and give you a headache.