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#1 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:25 AM

Important Note: Competition is over for this week

Failsafe
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Game Information

Game Name: Failsafe
Released By: Homebrew by PacManPlus
Game Mode: INTERMEDIATE
Difficulty: B/B

Use your 7800 CONSOLE or EMULATOR to play.
Post your scores in this thread, they will be added to the Atari 7800 HSC
scoreboard. Remember to play each game with the recommended game mode or difficulty setting
as shown above. The deadline for posting scores is August at 1:00 AM
(Central Time, UTC-6)
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7800 HSC scoring system
(Does not apply in a Variety pack)

1st place GOLD [10]+ 3 bonus points
2nd place SILVER [9]+ 2 bonus points
3rd place BRONZE [8]+ 1 bonus point
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4 [7]
5 [6]
6 [5]
7 [4]
8 [3]
9 [2]
10th and lower is 1 point.


Challenges / Bonus
Doubled medal count. Get in the top three spots,
and recieve 6+ points bonus for GOLD. 4 SILVER, 2 BRONZE.

+6 Jifremok
+4 bigbee99
+2 roadrunner

High Scores
*1. 198,350 Jifremok
*2. 165,300 bigbee99
*3. 55,750 roadrunner
4. 45,600 LarcenTyler
5. 40,550 thursday83
6. 34,000 JacobZu7zu7
7. 29,350 SpiceWare
8. 27,100 Mord
9. 20,600 atomickneedrop
10. 2,600 Gorfy

Best Tips [1+]
SpiceWare for the (Manual scan)

Standings
RANK/PLAYER/POINTS/MEDALS EARNED

1. Jifremok-83 [2 gold / 2 silver / 1 bronze]
2. atomickneedrop-73 [2 gold / sports pack]
3. bigbee99-58 [1 gold 2 bronze]
4. JacobZu7zu7-47 [1 silver]
5. Gorfy-39
6. oyamafamily-29 [1 silver / 1 bronze]
6. SpiceWare-29
8. roadrunner-27 [1 bronze]
9. mord-18 [1 silver]
10. classicgamer_27330-15
11. mingy jongo-7
12. zylon-4
13. cparsley-3
13. LarcenTyler-3 (new)

DEADLINE is Wednesday August 17th 1:00 AM (Central Time, UTC-6)

Sneak preview
Next week is, *Tower Toppler*

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Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:31 PM.


#2 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:57 AM

FAILSAFE INFO AND ROM DOWNLOAD

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#3 Gorfy ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:09 AM

Intermediate mode: 2,600
Seems like a pretty tough game

#4 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:04 PM

5,500

I'd boot this up on my Atari 7800, but I don't feel like going through all the hassle of setting it up.

#5 bigbee99 ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:54 PM

68,850

4th try. The 6th Round (17) gets crazy at the end with all of the Human Warrior. I still have not figured out a full proof way to pull them out from behind their barriers.

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Edited by bigbee99, Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:34 PM.


#6 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:41 PM

1st try, 4,400

Need to dig up the manual and figure the theme or gameplay...

#7 bigbee99 ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:09 PM

99,330

I finally made it to the Silo to enter the code but I only had 2 letters. Even with two "L" drops, the random code generator only gave me 2 letters. You have 60 second to figure out the code which was not enough time to randomly guess the other 2 letters. If I had 3 letters, I think it could have done. If I get another run to the silo, maybe with some better luck I can keep going.

One thing I noticed. I had four men left. When I was unable to get the code right and the 60 sec count down was over, it was just a game over. I would have like the keep trying :P

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#8 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:29 PM

55,750

This is a great game. :)

#9 bigbee99 ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:41 PM

I think I'm done with this one. I got back to round 18 with only 2 letters again. The letter A dropped in the 4th slot at the end of round 13,14,15 and 17 with an E dropping in the 1st slot at the end of round 16.

Otherwise, I dig the game.

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#10 bigbee99 ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:07 AM

Well I lied :P It was eating me up. I just HAD to pass the Silo! And I did! WOOT! Final score came in round 22

165300

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Posted Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:28 AM

40,550. I'll try to give it another blast tonight. Does this game have an ending? Nice work, Bigbee.

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#12 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:07 PM

14,900
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#13 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:23 PM

29,350

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#14 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:54 PM

Better score: 45,600

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Posted Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:29 PM

27,100. :)

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#16 Jifremok OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:44 PM

105800
Had the entire code, but couldn't reach the silo.
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Best moment so far: I had invulnerability, ran over a turret, and it dropped a speed powerup before I got away, and I zoomed right into a nearby turret's bullet!

Edited by Jifremok, Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:44 PM.


#17 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:03 AM

One last thing, be sure you are set on difficulty levels of B/B. I will count scores done on A/A but it will make the journey tougher!

#18 PacManPlus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:11 AM

So for the people here that played it - what did you think of it? I was afraid nobody would like it because of all the changes I made from Countermeasure. BTW, if you're quick enough, you can figure out the code using only 2 letters (with 60 seconds... I've done it) :)
The ironic thing about this is that I was going to enter but am only able to average about 35,000 per game. :P

#19 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:07 PM

So for the people here that played it - what did you think of it? I was afraid nobody would like it because of all the changes I made from Countermeasure. BTW, if you're quick enough, you can figure out the code using only 2 letters (with 60 seconds... I've done it) :)
The ironic thing about this is that I was going to enter but am only able to average about 35,000 per game. :P


Hello there, were having a pretty good time... lots of good scores, I never played Countermeasure... but I'm sure Failsafe does it justice. My fav part of it is the different terrains, to roll my tank over, I like the 3rd rock stage a lot.

My new BETTER score...
34,000

I don't think I got a bonus life at 30ks, :ponder:

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#20 Jifremok OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:14 PM

I got the code and won! 198350 I didn't mess with difficulty switches so I don't know what settings I used. I just started with INTERMEDIATE as per the rule.

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A bit high on the luck factor sometimes with the powerups, but it's a lot of fun and I find it very interesting the balance between the speed and the invulnerability---sometrimes I feel it faster to go with invul than speed!

#21 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:20 PM

So for the people here that played it - what did you think of it? I was afraid nobody would like it because of all the changes I made from Countermeasure.

It's fun - I'm just spending a lot of time working on Frantic and Chun Li, so not getting in as much play time as before. Never played Countermeasure, so don't know how it compares.

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:15 PM

So for the people here that played it - what did you think of it? I was afraid nobody would like it because of all the changes I made from Countermeasure. BTW, if you're quick enough, you can figure out the code using only 2 letters (with 60 seconds... I've done it) :)
The ironic thing about this is that I was going to enter but am only able to average about 35,000 per game. :P


It's alot of fun. I like all the power up's.
I gotta be careful with speed up tho.
IMO Failsafe is an big improvement over Countermeasure. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Edited by roadrunner, Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:16 PM.


#23 Jifremok OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:19 PM

So for the people here that played it - what did you think of it? I was afraid nobody would like it because of all the changes I made from Countermeasure. BTW, if you're quick enough, you can figure out the code using only 2 letters (with 60 seconds... I've done it) :)
The ironic thing about this is that I was going to enter but am only able to average about 35,000 per game. :P


Since I was hasty in posting my response with my score earlier today (time was short), let me try again.

A very addicting game. Having never even known of Countermeasure's existence until seeing Failsafe in the AA store catalog, I cannot compare. Since each run felt rather lengthy for an Atari game (I usually made it to stage 3 or beyond), I normally only played once or twice before stopping, but the desire to stop that launch kept making me return after only a short while. The powerups here are probably the best implementation of a power-up system I've ever seen in a game, actually requiring thought every now and then. I can't tell you how many times I've died because I got overconfident with some powerup. I should buy this during one of my future purchases from here.

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Posted Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:36 PM

20,600
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a fun game. a change of pace from the other homebrews available.

#25 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:32 AM

Competition is now over for Failsafe.

Special Congrads to the top 3 medal earning scores of...


1. Jifremok (GOLD) +6
2. bigbee99 (SILVER) +4
3. roadrunner (BRONZE) +2

Good tankin' guys :thumbsup:




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