arcade ROM hacking lesson 5 Part 3: Creating a Free Play Hack (assembly language lab)
This is lesson 5 part 3 of a multi-part lesson teaching ANYONE that can use a computer the fundamental information needed to hack arcade ROMS. These lessons will teach one at a time the individual skills needed to hack arcade ROMS and ultimately bring all these steps together to do some hacks such as adding a free play option. While we focus on 1980s arcade games, these same concepts can be used for console based systems such as Nintendo etc.
In this lesson we will put to practice the concepts learned in the previous lesson. That is we will step through individual assembly language instructions and see how the CPU registers and RAM are changed.