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#51 bluecat OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:53 AM

QIX - 72,989
Fill'er up 2 - 11,664 level 7

#52 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:09 AM

I have to remove my Filler Up scores because I just realized I was playing Fill and not Filler Up II. I guess when I went to click on Filler Up II, I must have accidentally clicked on the game above it in my menu.

I'll play Filler Up II tomorrow and post new scores. Sorry for the screw up. :(

You can tell us how it compares... here's a new target to aim at 44,186 ;)

If anyone is struggling with Qix - use Filler Up to practice your technique - what's that you say "you haven't got one"? Then sneak a look at some of the screenshots from this and the last round of Qix and you can see what other players have been doing :ponder:

Qix Lv 1 bonus 44,412 [drat that sloopy!]
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#53 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:15 AM


I have to remove my Filler Up scores because I just realized I was playing Fill and not Filler Up II. I guess when I went to click on Filler Up II, I must have accidentally clicked on the game above it in my menu.

I'll play Filler Up II tomorrow and post new scores. Sorry for the screw up. :(

You can tell us how it compares... here's a new target to aim at 44,156 ;)


Quite simply, Fill doesn't have sparks that chase you around. :) I was able to build my traps with relative ease. Filler Up 2 is a little more difficult. ;) Gonna get right to work on that score, TRBB. :)

Ok, adding the sparks does make the game a little more challenging: 27,000!

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I hate that they randomly appear...usually right on top of you. :(

Edited by Deteacher, Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:26 AM.


#54 orpheuswaking OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:34 AM

Oi, where's my 80 points for ROM ;-)

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:12 PM

QIX 171163

#56 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:20 PM

Oi, where's my 80 points for ROM ;-)

That's the cheapest 8pts in HSC history (added!) hope you saw the new bonus point for 1KK just to keep you busy on Qix ;)

Anyone heard from a8isa1 :?: - MIHSCA :ponder:

C'mon folks ROM is fun - if you are stuck and want to practice any level press D for the demo mode, then start moving the joystick when you are on the screen you want to try - neat feature (no cheating :!: )

Improved on Qix 393,056 :)
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Think I've managed to shoot a few ROM planes down on advanced by staying near the top of the screen and very low so more goes on that tomorrow...

#57 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:33 PM

My favorite Qix port(even though it likely won't count). :love:
I might give the "clone" a play or two, but I'll pass on ROM for any format.

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#58 innuendo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:01 AM

Qix 42827

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Fill'er up II

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#59 orpheuswaking OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:04 AM

I'll go kick a8isa1 in the butt!

and get my 1kk quix* on

#60 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:57 PM

I was going to complain about the darn enemy plane on Raid Over Moscow on Advanced but after a few goes and flying low down the screen, & near to the ground, I beat this stage, though my frisbee needs more practice :| 278,300.

Found it best to launch a load of planes at the start. On takeoff I held right and fire until they faced right, then let go of fire (is enough to get you airbourne but not too high!) and headed for the hatch, opening it as soon as I was on the way.

Found a bug on the horiz part was at the top of the screen near the last bit and managed to move up and appear in the scoreboard along with the missile and copter :!:

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#61 justin case OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:33 AM

ROM (Beginner - complete): 62,020
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Posted Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:57 AM

Checkout the 'Team Round' discussion :cool:

Latest tables:
Checkout all the bonus points for ROM and QIX on Post #1

Raid Over Moscow
1st Deteacher 120190 20pts*
A:345,200 S:494,850
2nd therealbountybob 93870 12pts*

A:278,300
3rd justin case 62020 11pts*
4th McKong 35010 9pts
5th roadrunner 800 8pts
6th orpheuswaking 80 7pts


Qix
1st orpheuswaking 638287 13pts*
2nd therealbountybob 393056 11pts

3rd Deteacher 325837 10pts

4th McKong 171163 9pts
5th sloopy 85749 10pts* Lv1 98%: 45,878
6th Goochman 80714 7pts
7th bluecat 72989 6pts
8th zylon 72967 5pts
9th justin case 67010 4pts
10th innuendo 42827 3pts
11th roadrunner 40089 2pts
12th RKade 39695 2pts
13th 4Ks 18684 1pt


Fill'er Up 2
1st therealbountybob 44186 3pts
2nd orpheuswaking 33262 2pts

3rd Deteacher 27000 2pts

4th Philsan 14334 2pts
5th roadrunner 12164 2pts
6th bluecat 11664 1pt
7th innuendo 11008 1pt

:)

Nice to see you yesterday Mr Case other HSCer's welcome to call over* ;)
*not Mr Amiga :P

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Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:20 AM

Nice to see you yesterday Mr Case other HSCer's welcome to call over* ;)
*not Mr Amiga :P


I think you should ensure they're only as good at golf as me (or worse if I'm playing as well ;) )

#64 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:00 PM

Just made 9x on Qix with 2 lives left but then bottled it before I could cash in (320K) :x

Completed ROM on Advanved (254K less points than my failed go) and then on Suicidal (428,610) :) - I didn't escape on either though - looks like you need to defeat the last robot before the timer runs out so your planes can escape. I've tweaked the bonus point to on post #1 ;)

deteacher can you remember which ones you escaped from :?:

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Again to complete the horiz scrolling flying stage
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stay on the floor for most of it. The plane on adv was easy in the end just stay still shoot and if you miss move up the screen (not in the air!) to avoid it's missile and shoot again at the last second.

Remember this round finishes Tuesday folks :!:

#65 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:46 PM

Just made 9x on Qix with 2 lives left but then bottled it before I could cash in (320K) :x

Completed ROM on Advanved (254K less points than my failed go) and then on Suicidal (428,610) :) - I didn't escape on either though - looks like you need to defeat the last robot before the timer runs out so your planes can escape. I've tweaked the bonus point to on post #1 ;)

deteacher can you remember which ones you escaped from :?:

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Again to complete the horiz scrolling flying stage
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stay on the floor for most of it. The plane on adv was easy in the end just stay still shoot and if you miss move up the screen (not in the air!) to avoid it's missile and shoot again at the last second.

Remember this round finishes Tuesday folks :!:


I escaped in all three levels. If you don't escape, the news report says "all pilots were reported lost." If you escape, it won't report all pilots lost (and you get a cubic pant load of points.) The more men you have left, the larger your bonus.

Oh, and a new personal best on Filler Up II for me: 42,390!

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Edited by Deteacher, Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:48 PM.


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Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:33 PM

Finally realized I had this one, Qix. Played three rounds which were periodically interrupted by my 2 year old pushing start and/or the power button. :)

Scored 19,045.

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:36 AM

Finally realized I had this one, Qix. Played three rounds which were periodically interrupted by my 2 year old pushing start and/or the power button. :)

Scored 19,045.

That's pro Qix :thumbsup: I should have put some labels on ;)

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:10 AM

Filler Up - 16662

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:04 PM


Finally realized I had this one, Qix. Played three rounds which were periodically interrupted by my 2 year old pushing start and/or the power button. :)

Scored 19,045.

That's pro Qix :thumbsup: I should have put some labels on ;)


Is Pro Qix alright to play for this HSC? What's the difference? Do I get paid a salary for playing? I sure hope so. :)

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:07 PM



Finally realized I had this one, Qix. Played three rounds which were periodically interrupted by my 2 year old pushing start and/or the power button. :)

Scored 19,045.

That's pro Qix :thumbsup: I should have put some labels on ;)


Is Pro Qix alright to play for this HSC? What's the difference? Do I get paid a salary for playing? I sure hope so. :)

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Yes, Pro Qix = Qix + toddler pressing start mid go... I used to give young Travlar (Travis) another joystick when he visited to keep him amused when others were playing games but after a year or so he twigged that it wasn't moving! He's a big fan of River Rat.

Off to post the Team Round Polls...

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:35 PM

Another round of pro Qix. With the toddler and the game being so difficult, I've only managed 38,493. My average seems to be around 7,000 though. Some games I can't get a few inches before being hit by the swirly bad guy and don't even make it past the first screen. And then I have a run of good luck and make it to the third or fourth screen. And of course there's those games that don't get completed at all :D . I'll have to try the second joystick idea. I think it might work for now. He's (my toddler) a huge fan of pressing the button in any game, so shooters like Galaxian work quite well for him. And quite a fan of River Rat and Crazy Clown Jumper as well.

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:48 PM

ok I'll spill my Qix strategy (though I still need to execute it properly to regain my HSC record) - listen up littlemanjack! use fast draw to make a (blue) tree or "T" like structure up the middle - make a hook area at the top like a question mark with about an inch gap into it along the top wall - take the big area as brown bonus - Go set some more traps and then seal the sucker in with brown if you can :cool:

Generally make sure you use fast draw to draw most bits and just seal in the big bits with brown.

On the double Qix rounds - branch across to fence in an area for point grabbing leaving a long section at the top for splitting the Qix

Use slow draw to move around if you are under pressure and remember you can finish a screen by % or splitting so use this if you get in trouble. I forget about the % method.

To be honest the Qix scares me into a panic and I start drawing even though the sparks are inches away - definitely a game that needs the sound up for added intensity :thumbsup:

I'd like to say forget about the points, go for 9x split then harvest a screen; but it's too tempting eeking out points on the early boards - then I repeatedly lose lives, swear (a lot) and then have another go :D

OK folks it's here... VOTE in the Team Round :ponder: double qix :!:

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Posted Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:47 PM

i sold my multi-cart with Qix on it :'(


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#74 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:19 AM

ROM

47200 - Didn't beat beginner not sure I can be bothered to try again it's too slow for me

Edited by McKong, Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:20 AM.


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Posted Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:24 AM

ROM

47200 - Didn't beat beginner not sure I can be bothered to try again it's too slow for me

Just play on suicidal - it's a better game - the map screen is a yawn but once moving you can let go of the joystick. The best screens are the last 3 :ponder:

Qix change of joystick pays off 605,881 nearly nearly :)
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Don't forget the Qix bonus points:
  • highest score screen 1 - in 1 man 1pt [Sloopy 45,878]
  • highest % on single Qix screens 1pt - not open to anyone who has won a round this season. [Sloopy 98%]
  • highest % on split Qix screens 1pt - everyone [no takers?!]
  • beating the (my) HSC record of 629,634 1pt ;) [Orpheus 638K]
  • scoring 1,000,000+ 1pt [in your dreams]





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