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#1 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:53 AM

Donkey Kong Jr


Take the default options, starting on level 1.
DK Jr is quite a tough game but rewarding once you work out the harder screens (lots of practice required!) .
You can practice the first board on Level 0 to get the hang of it!

Bonus Points
  • 1pt for beating the HSC record of 104,200 held by RJ (anyone know of him?)
  • Highest score for level 1 in 1 man (yes both screens) 3pts for top, 2pts for 2nd, 1pt for 3rd-5th places
You're going to love this...
Bonus Game Kong requires BASIC (oh no you say... oh yes :D )
Press option to checkout the story & instructions, your wife has been kidnapped... hey maybe it's for the best :evil:
Scoring 3pts for 1st, 2pts for 2nd, 1pt for other places.

2nd Bonus Game Banana
Scoring 2pts for 1st, 1pt for other places.

Games finish on Sunday 14th August 10am BST

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:09 AM

If McKong doesn't win this one it will be a travesty... Donkey McKong and McKong Jr. will be very upset!!!

You shouldn't have much trouble beating me, this game drives me nutz!

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:56 PM

If McKong doesn't win this one it will be a travesty... Donkey McKong and McKong Jr. will be very upset!!!

You shouldn't have much trouble beating me, this game drives me nutz!



:D I should be good at this one I have played it a bit down the years!

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:10 PM

I think I was once decent at this game (for me), but I'm not sure. I used to borrow the cart from a friend back in the day (he had everything).

That KONG (basic) game is not too bad. It kind of reminds me of those old Coleco Tabletop games. Someone should convert it to TB and add some new levels. I will say, it took me several lives just to get the timing right to jump over the first barrel. Then, I never saw another. Anyone know where this game came from? Type-in? Very curious.

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:45 PM

I think I was once decent at this game (for me), but I'm not sure. I used to borrow the cart from a friend back in the day (he had everything).

That KONG (basic) game is not too bad. It kind of reminds me of those old Coleco Tabletop games. Someone should convert it to TB and add some new levels. I will say, it took me several lives just to get the timing right to jump over the first barrel. Then, I never saw another. Anyone know where this game came from? Type-in? Very curious.

I don't know much about it, I checked the code but no credits here either. I just thought it was fun and should please Marius (if he shows up!) as he is a BASIC fan too :) I think the Kong music pretty darn good.

If anyone does want to improve the game, or add some more screens that would be cool, and would earn you a few bonus points (or bananas hmmm), press break and type list to get started HSC JR programmers, I'll help you out :cool:

p.s. I've updated the 1st post re bonus games and points etc :!:

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:16 PM

I'll kick things off for the Kong bonus game: 44,300!

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I think there's a serious issue with this game, though. By the time I got to level 3, the game started going through color cycling (as if the game was left idle for an extended period of time.) Notice in the screenshot that the title screen isn't green. As a result, the ladders became invisible. It made the 3rd board next to impossible to play because you can't see the gap that moves up and down the ladders, which end up killing you as a result.

I'm going to try again and see if it happens again.

By the way, how do you "break" with Altirra?

EDIT: Yes, the colors seem to cycle after so much time, no matter how many times you start over. However, I found (in Altirra, anyway) that pressing 'Esc' returns the screen to normal and you can keep playing. Enjoy!

Edited by Deteacher, Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:32 PM.


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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:53 PM

New scores for me.

Kong: 56,550!

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Banana: 230! (Love the music, hate the game.) The music kind of has a "Zelda II: Adventure Of Link" flavor to it. :)

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Edited by Deteacher, Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:57 PM.


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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:17 PM

I guess I should get some DKJR time in too:

High score: 21,300!

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First round bonus: 13,700!

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Edited by Deteacher, Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:06 PM.


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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:06 PM

And 2 new scores. I might as well hit the ground running here:

High Score: 41,300! Made it to level 3. Yikes!

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First level bonus: 14,900!

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I've set the first bars for the competition. I'm done for the night. :)

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:11 PM

I started a game of DK Jr and quickly turned it off. :( How do you jump in KONG? I've tried every stick direction and fire button and the little guy just doesn't jump. :?

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:32 PM

I started a game of DK Jr and quickly turned it off. :( How do you jump in KONG? I've tried every stick direction and fire button and the little guy just doesn't jump. :?


Should be the fire button. I played it with Altirra and keyboard controls.

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Posted Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:42 PM


I started a game of DK Jr and quickly turned it off. :( How do you jump in KONG? I've tried every stick direction and fire button and the little guy just doesn't jump. :?


Should be the fire button. I played it with Altirra and keyboard controls.

I'll try keyboard control next. If that doesn't work, then something's wrong with my copy.

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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2011 7:54 AM

Checkout this post for video of a version of DK Jr with a 5th level (coleco) - another job for one of our coders :cool: It also has high score table etc, wonder if these were cut to fit game into 48K system :?:

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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2011 10:04 AM

40700 on DK JR.

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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2011 10:10 AM

1st and last play of DK Jr: 3200
I'm glad this was free as I'd hate to have even paid a dollar for it.

Kong(C64): 10,320 Only complaint on this one is you have to stop moving to jump. :(

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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2011 3:00 PM

Funny, score from earlier was from work. I played it when I got home ... exact same score. Interestingly, I got a lot further in the game at work than at home.

Scratch that. 46500 at home. Not taking a pic, because I plan to play some more.

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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2011 4:58 PM

22700 - the 3rd screen is touchy on the jump/grab vine. Twice I jumped and 'walked' into the water. Anyone know the secret to get the 'bouncy' thing to push you to the 2nd platform?

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Posted Mon Aug 1, 2011 7:26 PM

22700 - the 3rd screen is touchy on the jump/grab vine. Twice I jumped and 'walked' into the water. Anyone know the secret to get the 'bouncy' thing to push you to the 2nd platform?


I don't bother trying that. I just go the longer/safer way. :)

New scores to submit:

High Score: 49,000! Almost made it to the sparks level (which I've never actually played before.)

DKJR 49000.png

First level high score: 17,700! I got real lucky with the apples on the keys level.

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Kong: 68,050! Looks like it doesn't get any harder after level 4.

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Edited by Deteacher, Mon Aug 1, 2011 7:26 PM.


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Posted Tue Aug 2, 2011 2:23 PM

22700 - the 3rd screen is touchy on the jump/grab vine. Twice I jumped and 'walked' into the water. Anyone know the secret to get the 'bouncy' thing to push you to the 2nd platform?

I think it's just about timing. You need to press jump when you're bouncing back up. If you miss, you can back up and try again, but don't waste too many bonus points. I don't think it really helps much anyway, but the super jump looks cool.

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Posted Tue Aug 2, 2011 2:55 PM

Don't really care for these 3 games.

Banana 180

DK JR 12,800

Kong 5,000

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Posted Tue Aug 2, 2011 3:18 PM


22700 - the 3rd screen is touchy on the jump/grab vine. Twice I jumped and 'walked' into the water. Anyone know the secret to get the 'bouncy' thing to push you to the 2nd platform?

I think it's just about timing. You need to press jump when you're bouncing back up. If you miss, you can back up and try again, but don't waste too many bonus points. I don't think it really helps much anyway, but the super jump looks cool.

:thumbsup:
I was going to ask about this as I did once, but only once (missed it though!)... will have another try tomorrow. My hints are to try and wait for platforms to move near and stand with your feet together before jumping. Ok Banana is a bit duff for a bonus game as you struggle to make it back for the next catch, but Kong is ok. The 'attract' mode colour cycling just needs a key pressing ever so often. With DK Jr the jumping is really annoying :x but the game is very addictive so that's good ;) [definitely one that could be recoded to make it more playable :ponder: ]
Today's scores
DJ Jr 56,300 DKJr.jpg
1st level (1 man) 15,100
Kong 10,250 Kong.jpg
Banana 310 Banana.jpg

p.s. score for blucat 2,800 on DK Jr.

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Posted Tue Aug 2, 2011 7:42 PM

Ok, I'm done with Kong: 310,250!

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I got to level 20 with 11 lives remaining. It's just too repetitive to keep going.

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Posted Wed Aug 3, 2011 1:37 AM

DK Jnr - 259900
Kong - 13500

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Posted Wed Aug 3, 2011 2:13 AM

Banana - 200
1st level Kong JNR - 18400

Edited by McKong, Wed Aug 3, 2011 2:14 AM.


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Posted Wed Aug 3, 2011 4:41 AM

Here's an interesting little glitch in Kong that I forgot to post yesterday. Seems that every now and then, Kong decides to give you the business. He got me once by doing this, but this time I managed to get up the ladder before he went ape $h!t with the barrels. ;)

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