My family has a VIC. This week we have been playing "Gotcha!" (COMPUTE!, February 1984) and I managed to get to the eighteenth screen. Since you mentioned that no one had reached this level yet, I thought I would let you know. When I got to the end it flashed yellow and said, "You made it!!!!"
P.S. I am 11 years old, and I live in Cambridge, Ontario.
You said that no one has ever survived 18 rounds of "Gotcha!" Well, I did, and I have two reliable witnesses—my mom and dad. They saw me make 240 points and survive 19 levels.
I am 12 years old and I go to Grant Middle School in Springfield, Illinois.
P.S. My dad thinks I fixed the machine.
Congratulations to both of you.