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#1 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:07 AM

Scramble
Player controls a spaceship that must infiltrate the enemy Scramble system in this side-view shooter/bomber classic. Player must destroy the Base at the end of the system.

Game Information
Game Name: Scramble
Released By: Konami, 1981
MAME ROMset: scramble
Dip Switches: Lives: 3
Chosen By: HatefulGravey
ROM Location: http://romhustler.ne...nload/mame/4164
AtariAge Arcade/MAME HSC World Record: 59,790 darthkur

Competition ends Sunday, April 3 @ 12PM EDT

Leaderboard
1. 65,580 jasonbar
2. 64,870 patbb
3. 25,100 chuckwalla
4. 23,900 LarcenTyler
5. 20,090 rmaerz
6. 18,990 mr. toast
7. 16,540 HatefulGravey
8. 15,710 roadrunner







Season Standings
Calculations through week 33
1. patbb 1469
2. rmaerz 1323
3. roadrunner 1054
4. LarcenTyler 361
5. FlyingTurtle 360
6. Zoyx 209
7. jasonbar 164
8. mr. toast 162
9. Dr Galaga 147
10. ClassicGMR 128
11. Rathis 75
12. HatefulGravey 38
13. LaserHawk 30
14. homerwannabee 20
15. 4Ks 18
16. chuckwalla 16
16. Mister VCS 16
18. riffraff 15
19. wizmo 8

Edited by rmaerz, Sat Apr 2, 2011 8:16 PM.


#2 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:33 AM

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#3 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:28 PM

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#4 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:37 PM

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This game looks like Super Cobra, plays like it too.

#5 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:47 PM

This game looks like Super Cobra, plays like it too.


And you can add Cosmic Avenger to this list. Cosmic Avenger would be my favorite out of the three.

I've been taking a liking to this game. I played some more tonight but the ringing in my ears and other effects of having a partial seizure while playing (not due to playing) made getting past the red fireball stage impossible.

#6 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:55 PM



This game looks like Super Cobra, plays like it too.


And you can add Cosmic Avenger to this list. Cosmic Avenger would be my favorite out of the three.

I've been taking a liking to this game. I played some more tonight but the ringing in my ears and other effects of having a partial seizure while playing (not due to playing) made getting past the red fireball stage impossible.


Wasn't Cosmic Avenger made by a different company?
Which one of the 3 was released first?

#7 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:08 AM




This game looks like Super Cobra, plays like it too.


And you can add Cosmic Avenger to this list. Cosmic Avenger would be my favorite out of the three.

I've been taking a liking to this game. I played some more tonight but the ringing in my ears and other effects of having a partial seizure while playing (not due to playing) made getting past the red fireball stage impossible.


Wasn't Cosmic Avenger made by a different company?
Which one of the 3 was released first?


Cosmic Avenger was made by Universal in '81. Super Cobra and Scramble were made the same year.

Cosmic Avenger does have the sexiest cabinet out of the three. I always loved the artwork Universal put into their cabinets. Avenger is arguably the best out there.

It's interesting to compare artwork amongst manufacturers. Williams comes to mind as a company that didn't spend a whole lot of resources on cabinet artwork.

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Posted Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:20 PM

Awesome trio of shoot/bomb arcade games: cosmic avenger, scramble, and super cobra.
Hard as nails but keeps you coming back for more.

25,100

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#9 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:51 PM





This game looks like Super Cobra, plays like it too.


And you can add Cosmic Avenger to this list. Cosmic Avenger would be my favorite out of the three.

I've been taking a liking to this game. I played some more tonight but the ringing in my ears and other effects of having a partial seizure while playing (not due to playing) made getting past the red fireball stage impossible.


Wasn't Cosmic Avenger made by a different company?
Which one of the 3 was released first?


Cosmic Avenger was made by Universal in '81. Super Cobra and Scramble were made the same year.

Cosmic Avenger does have the sexiest cabinet out of the three. I always loved the artwork Universal put into their cabinets. Avenger is arguably the best out there.

It's interesting to compare artwork amongst manufacturers. Williams comes to mind as a company that didn't spend a whole lot of resources on cabinet artwork.


Thanks for the info. :)
Is Universal the same company as Universal Studios the movie company?
I wonder why they never released their games on a arcade collection disc for the PS1 or PS2?

#10 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:34 PM

Thanks for the info. :)
Is Universal the same company as Universal Studios the movie company?
I wonder why they never released their games on a arcade collection disc for the PS1 or PS2?



To my knowledge there is no relation. They made a lot of great games: Lady Bug, the Mr. Do! series and Cosmic Alien to name a few.

#11 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:30 PM



Thanks for the info. :)
Is Universal the same company as Universal Studios the movie company?
I wonder why they never released their games on a arcade collection disc for the PS1 or PS2?



To my knowledge there is no relation. They made a lot of great games: Lady Bug, the Mr. Do! series and Cosmic Alien to name a few.


I've never played Cosmic Alien, i'll have to try that one out. :)

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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:45 PM

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#13 HatefulGravey OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:00 PM

CRAP! You guys have been playing games I asked for and I haven't been here to play them. I must be a jerk. I'll have to get some scores in on this one tonight as the MAME machine has to come a part tomorrow for the trackball/monitor/light gun upgrade.

Sorry, but I hope you guys are enjoying them. This is one of my favorites.

#14 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:22 PM

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This game looks like Super Cobra, plays like it too.


Super Cobra was a 'sequel' to Scramble. Although there are notable differences like you're piloting a helicopter through a dangerous cavern/canyon trying to carry away the loot.

And Cosmic Avenger, that's one we should try playing sometime.

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Posted Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:36 PM

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Wow, bombing the base is HARD!!!

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Posted Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:26 PM

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For the base I was not able to Bombed it. I don't think it's possible.
What I've did instead is to go completely at the bottom and shot at it.
If you do get it you don't even have to go up the "hole".
So if you hit the wall while going up you won't loose a life and you will get to the next level witch is exactly the same except for the fuel that is going down faster.
If you crash in the base you will loose a life and restart the stage ... this is how I lost my two last ships!!!

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#17 HatefulGravey OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:41 PM

16540 just because I like it enough to request it doesn't mean I'm good at it.

#18 mr. toast OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 2, 2011 4:29 AM

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Made it to the course before the base, then crashed the last ship...INTO A VERY OBVIOUS WALL. :x :x :x

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#19 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 2, 2011 7:17 AM

Hey folks:

I'm on the road right now and I won't be able to open a new HSC week topic at noon Sunday. So, I'm going to create the new HSC week later tonight just don't post any scores until after noon EDT Sunday and don't post any more scores to this thread after noon EDT Sunday.

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Posted Sat Apr 2, 2011 6:10 PM

Patbb, that's very sportsman-like of you to share your tip on blowing up the base. I *did* manage to bomb it once, but I also missed it many many times--if you miss, you repeat that portion of the game until you either blow up the base or your fuel runs out. You get only 2-3 tries before your fuel runs out.

Flying down to shoot it is a cinch! I even managed to get my ship out once after shooting the base. Not many points for getting it, though...

My new top score: 65,580. Made it to the 3rd round. Boy, your fuel really goes down fast on the 3rd round...

Thanks,
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