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#1 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:15 PM

Welcome to round 7 of the 7th season of the Atari Age NES High Score League!

This week's game is going to be Pinball.

Title: Pinball
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Released: October 18, 1985 (US)

Rules:

Select "Game A"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXypHXRLL-E

Scores so far:

roadrunner 19,360

Current standings:

1.     HatefulGravey          23
2(t).  bigbee99               18
2(t).  SoulBlazer             18
4.     asponge                17
5.     Austin                 15
6(t).  Jibbajaba              9
6(t).  roadrunner             9
8.     LarcenTyler            5
9(t).  NightSprinter          3
9(t).  classicgamer_27330     3
9(t).  Sonic R                3
12.     theKLT                2
13(t).  dustfilledhobo        1
13(t).  Algus                 1

Edited by Jibbajaba, Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:03 PM.


#2 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:37 PM

Good pick for this round. :thumbsup:

Fun game :)

I'll lead things off with 19,360

#3 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:07 PM

New score 59,500

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:10 PM

Manual scan :)

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#5 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:49 AM

I would like to add that when I made it to 100k, the paddles disappeared! They came back at 150k though. The game could really use a bump/tilt feature. I find myself moving in my seat trying to bump the table.

207,290

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#6 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:57 PM

Yeah, a tilt button would of been great. :)

#7 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:33 AM

Try slapping your NES.

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:44 AM

I've been having to run this one on emulation due to no cart. The only pinball I have on the NES is Pinball Quest. I have shaken my keyboard like a wiiMote a few times though.

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#9 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:49 PM

Hey, where is everyone?? :ponder:

#10 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:10 PM

Looks like it's just me and you man. I'm surprised HatefulGravey has not posted something yet though.

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Posted Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:15 PM

33,150

Man, I remember this one so much.

#12 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:35 PM

I'm sorry to see that there isn't more interest in this one. I like this game, but I LOVE video pinball games. I'm on a 10-day business trip, but will try to get a score in on this one. I'll be home Wednesday night so I'll have a few days, if I can get to it.

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#13 HatefulGravey OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:46 AM

Looks like it's just me and you man. I'm surprised HatefulGravey has not posted something yet though.

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I was on vacation and had no idea what another game had been posted :( . With any luck I'll be posting a score tonight. I hate to have to do it but it looks like this one will be emulated. If I own this cart I don't know that I own it...

Don't take me not being involved as a lack of interest, its more then likely a lack of knowing a game is up to play. I'm digging this season pretty good so far. A good mix of games I know and games I've never touched, and a good mix of really hard games and games that I get a grip on a play well too. Its been an interesting season to me. :D


When does this round end? I need to have an idea of how many games I can get in and if I have enough time I might try hitting the local game store to get a real copy of the game, I play better on real hardware. Maybe a real NES controller made to work on the PC would help, but buying the games is more fun anyway.

#14 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:59 AM

When does this round end? I need to have an idea of how many games I can get in and if I have enough time I might try hitting the local game store to get a real copy of the game, I play better on real hardware. Maybe a real NES controller made to work on the PC would help, but buying the games is more fun anyway.


Ideally this Sunday, if I'm on the ball.

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Posted Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:32 PM

Sweet, I do have time to get a real cart and hit that up. Thanks for the reply.

#16 HatefulGravey OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 4, 2011 10:14 AM

68,740

I'm not sure what happened here. I was doing well, I get to the Mario screen and the chick and the top of the screen falls down, I catch her on my platform, then she falls from that and my game is over... this is odd to me.

Anyway, I had to be sure to get a score in, I need a break and I'll get back to this later today if I can. I don't know about 200,000+ but maybe something will click and I'll get there.

#17 DemonoidTentacle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:17 PM

115,260

Finally had an excuse to play this game after all these years.

New score, 138,850

Edited by DemonoidTentacle, Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:59 PM.


#18 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:26 PM

If this is still going on, I will play a few rounds when I get home and submit a score. Have been on a pinball kick for the last who knows how long, so this should be fun..

#19 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:01 PM

Go ahead. I've been busy, so I'm not sure when I'll post the next round. I was also still hoping to give this game a go.

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:52 PM

After a few games, my best score is 242,040.

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I'm not sure what happened here. I was doing well, I get to the Mario screen and the chick and the top of the screen falls down, I catch her on my platform, then she falls from that and my game is over... this is odd to me.


I found out myself that if you let her fall off the platform, you lose a ball. You were probably on your last ball in that case.

Was kind of a bummer actually, my score probably would have been a good bit higher had I not let that happen. :(

Edited by Austin, Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:53 PM.


#21 HatefulGravey OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:44 PM

Sweet, more scores coming tomorrow after work. Got to break that 200k mark it would seem.

#22 asponge OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:20 AM

47,400

Here's a participation score. Hopefully I'll get a moment to play some more. What's the new deadline for scores?

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#23 asponge OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:53 PM

181,680

I tried, but just couldn't hit the 200K mark. The invisible flippers are pretty disorienting.

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#24 HatefulGravey OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:54 PM

These video pinball games have always been the games I liked the least. This one however is the worst I have ever played. There is something about this game that absolutely sucks and I can not put a finger on it. Try as I might the games that I top 50k are few and far between. I can't fathom 200k+. I simply do not know how you folks are getting these higher scores. As soon as the ball falls to the lower part of the board I might as well let it fall. I can't seem to hit that exit when it opens, and I can't get the ball into the special room thing very often, and every time I hit the center orange 100 point bouncer there is a 50% chance that ball will bounce right into the side behind the flipper and I'm done... I can't figure it out.

Sorry, I'm frustrated. I wanted to get a much better score, so I spent over an hour trying to improve and I just suck more. I'll stop now... :D

Next game please?

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Posted Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:04 PM

Biggest rule in this game (and pinball in general) is to cradle the ball. Without ball control you are screwed.
Asides from that just focus on the biggest point items.




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