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High Score Club 9.18 - China Syndrome


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Poll: Next High Score Club Game (20 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Game Would You Like To See Next Week?

  1. Mission 3000 A.D. (Bit Corp) [New to HSC] (6 votes [13.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.95%

  2. Front Line (Coleco) [Played Season 3, Wk 2] (12 votes [27.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.91%

  3. Time Warp (Zellers) [New to HSC] (5 votes [11.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.63%

  4. Save Mary (Atari) [Played Season 3, Wk 16] (4 votes [9.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.30%

  5. Z-Tack (Bomb) [New to HSC] (4 votes [9.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.30%

  6. Spike's Peak (Xonox) [New to HSC] (12 votes [27.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.91%

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#26 Vocelli OFFLINE  

Vocelli

    Dragonstomper

  • 889 posts
  • Location:Stone Ridge, Va. USA

Posted Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:28 PM

Vocelli: Level 9, 149 A/A settings

Good game.

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#27 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

oyamafamily

    Stargunner

  • 1,459 posts
  • Location:Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Posted Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:33 PM

0137 / LEVEL 9 Clear - WOO HOOO!!

FASTEST TIME TO 9 LEVELS: 05min07sec


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Edited by oyamafamily, Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:33 PM.


#28 Vocelli OFFLINE  

Vocelli

    Dragonstomper

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Posted Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:14 PM

Meltdown. I am not into marathon games. Could be fun if it got harder faster.
Vocelli: 10464

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#29 roadrunner OFFLINE  

roadrunner

    Quadrunner

  • 8,431 posts

Posted Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:27 PM

All Clear 325

#30 Frostbite76 OFFLINE  

Frostbite76

    Moonsweeper

  • 383 posts

Posted Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:33 PM

Vocelli: Level 9, 149 A/A settings

Good game.



I like this game a lot too. This game got bad reviews but it's fun imo.

#31 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

JacobZu7zu7

    River Patroller

  • 3,752 posts
  • Location:Bronson Florida, United States

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:14 AM

142 level 9 clear!

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#32 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

JacobZu7zu7

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  • Location:Bronson Florida, United States

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:17 AM

0137 / LEVEL 9 Clear - WOO HOOO!!

FASTEST TIME TO 9 LEVELS: 05min07sec



wow, i think a perfect score is 135!

#33 Jifremok OFFLINE  

Jifremok

    Moonsweeper

  • 326 posts

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:17 PM

147 at China Syndrome
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15442 at Meltdown. Each game takes too long.
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#34 Gorfy OFFLINE  

Gorfy

    River Patroller

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  • Location:Cleveland, OH

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:32 PM

Level 9 completed-- ALL CLEAR -- Score: 139

@Jifremok -- I agree, these games take too long. I think they would've been better had they introduced some new tasks at succeeding levels, rather than just increasing the speed each time.

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#35 Stan OFFLINE  

Stan

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  • 世嘉电子智能机好极了!
  • Location:Volcan Rock

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:01 PM

ARggggh! My game hasn't come in the mail yet! If it doesn't come by Saturday I might be totally screwed. Damn it.

#36 Gorfy OFFLINE  

Gorfy

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  • Location:Cleveland, OH

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:31 PM

PERFECT SCORE!! --- 135 ---- Level 9 ALL CLEAR

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#37 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

oyamafamily

    Stargunner

  • 1,459 posts
  • Location:Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:51 PM

Very close to the perfect score - 136 / Level 9 Clear

New fastest time - 05min06sec


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Edited by oyamafamily, Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:51 PM.


#38 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

DT Kofoed

    Moonsweeper

  • 399 posts
  • Location:Lansing, MI

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:32 PM

Bonus territory: I resorted to emulation and did much better. Still not a fan... we'll see if I try to get the all-clear before the week is up.
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#39 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

oyamafamily

    Stargunner

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  • Location:Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:41 PM

WOO HOOOO!! PERFECT SCORE - 0135

LEVEL 9 CLEAR - TIME: 04min54sec


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#40 Gorfy OFFLINE  

Gorfy

    River Patroller

  • 2,555 posts
  • Location:Cleveland, OH

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 PM

Meltdown: 25,486

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#41 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

oyamafamily

    Stargunner

  • 1,459 posts
  • Location:Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Posted Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:18 PM

TIPS (Revised):

1. TEST YOUR SKILL AND COORDINATION: To practice with advanced levels, choose Game 2 (Certification Test - Starts at Level 3); then, go to Game 3 (Starts Test at Level 5). Try to get the following perfect scores: 105 on Game 2, and 75 on Game 3.

2. SPECIAL TIP FOR BEGINNERS: To learn how to play China Syndrome, practice with Game 4 (Children's Version - Starts at Level 1). On this setting, there are 4 levels (note that the gameplay continues with the repetition of Level 4).

3. You always start every level with the Robot Arm positioned at the top of gamefield (Red Zone - see Figure 1). Each time you lose a life, the Robot Arm always reappears at the top of screen.

China syndrome 1.PNG <---FIGURE 1

4. The minimum number of particles which you must neutralize to progress to the next level is 15 per stage (5 per zone, i.e., the gamefield is divided by 3 zones). Quickly, try to neutralize the particle in the following sequence: Red Zone, Blue Zone, and Yellow Zone; once you complete this sequence sucessfully, repeat this procedure until it stabilizes the core. On Levels 2 to 9, DON'T MOVE YOUR JOYSTICK after stabilizing the core completely, because you can touch the Core Vent (Fan) accidentaly and you have to repeat the current level wherein you lost a life.

5. On Levels 5-9, try to use this tactic to neutralize particles easily:
  • Red Zone: Robot Arm positioned at the top of gamefield (Figure 2 - note that you can pass over the red Core Vent safely);
  • Blue Zone: Robot Arm positioned at the bottom of this zone (Figure 3);
  • Yellow Zone: Robot Arm positioned at the bottom of screen (Figure 4 - note that you can pass under the yellow Core Vent safely).
China syndrome 2.PNG <---FIGURE 2

China syndrome 3.PNG <---FIGURE 3

China syndrome 4.PNG <---FIGURE 4

6. The tactic mentioned above works when you try to neutralize particles which move diagonally (and vertically in a few occasions). The particles always emerge from the Core Vents (Fans) presents on the gamefield. And stay tuned: some particles move horizontally; so, you can neutralize them easily and take your advantage.

7. If you are NOT READY to neutralize a particle at the beginning of each level, DON'T press Fire Button. Touch one of the Core Vents (Fans), or let the radiation levels increase and the word "DANGER" appears at the bottom of screen. Do this when you have more than 5 lives. With this tactic, I got a perfect score of 75 on Game 3 (Starts at Level 5) just for training and testing my coordination.

GOOD LUCK!!

Edited by oyamafamily, Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:39 PM.


#42 Frostbite76 OFFLINE  

Frostbite76

    Moonsweeper

  • 383 posts

Posted Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:53 AM

Clear All with a score of 163

I don't think I can do any better with my crappy emulator controller. The damn game won't get shipped till Monday according to atari2600.com and it gets shipped from Arizona while I live in Connecticut.

I wish we had 2 weeks in advance to know which games are coming up to avoid this problem that happens all the time to people on here.

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#43 Frostbite76 OFFLINE  

Frostbite76

    Moonsweeper

  • 383 posts

Posted Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:03 AM

Maybe we could end the poll sooner to avoid not getting the game in the mail in time? Maybe Saturday should be the last day of voting?

#44 Stan OFFLINE  

Stan

    River Patroller

  • 3,501 posts
  • 世嘉电子智能机好极了!
  • Location:Volcan Rock

Posted Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:45 PM

Maybe we could end the poll sooner to avoid not getting the game in the mail in time? Maybe Saturday should be the last day of voting?


Phooosh, agreed. I bought my China Syndrome on the 11th, dude just shipped today. THANKS. Most likely won't get here on time...

#45 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

classicgamer_27330

    Stargunner

  • 1,005 posts

Posted Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:22 PM

Meltdown 1211

#46 roadrunner OFFLINE  

roadrunner

    Quadrunner

  • 8,431 posts

Posted Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:36 PM

Meltdown

I stopped at 2,577

#47 Miss 2600 OFFLINE  

Miss 2600

    River Patroller

  • 2,369 posts
  • Location:Mesa, AZ

Posted Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:18 PM

Trying this out for participation point after very long, hectic work week.

Only managed level 5, 194 points. I doubt I can go further. It's hard to hug those elusive little guys (it looks like my guy is hugging them). I don't know how you guys are getting to level 9. Level 5 is tough enough for my coordination or lack thereof.

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#48 toymailman OFFLINE  

toymailman

    River Patroller

  • 2,035 posts

Posted Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:45 PM

On the board.

China Syndrome: 146 - All Clear
Meltdown: 18,489
ChinaSyndrome1AA_HSC_9-18.jpg Meltdown1BB_HSC_9-18ch.jpg

Also, Time Warp was played in Season 4 week 66.

#49 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

oyamafamily

    Stargunner

  • 1,459 posts
  • Location:Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Posted Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:26 PM

Here's a score which DOESN'T COUNT: a perfect score which I got for Game 3 (the Hardest Setting - Starts on Level 5 - Difficulty A on both sides). This score is valid just for statistics, showing my performance and testing my coordination.

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And here's my VALID AND PERFECT SCORE to clarify (Game 1, Difficulty AA):

0135 - Level 9 All Clear


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Edited by oyamafamily, Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:01 PM.


#50 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

Scrabbler15

    Stargunner

  • 1,299 posts
  • Location:Pennsylvania

Posted Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:48 PM

Level 6 - 223

This game really sets my nerves on edge for some reason. Probably won't play it much.

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