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#1 5200 Collector Dude OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 5, 2011 6:53 PM

Yesterday I finally got a high score of exactly 100 on the pinball game for the MB Microvision

#2 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 7, 2011 12:57 AM

You have a Microvision? I'm going to get one soon. What's it like? I'll have to get Pinball for it and challenge you some time. I think the only game that will come with mine is the block breaking one.

#3 swlovinist OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:41 AM

Finding a working Microvision can be a pain...Cool that someone fired one up and played it!

#4 Animan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2011 3:07 PM

The Microvision has been a system I've always thought about getting one day... There is an online simulator (written in JavaScript!) here that has Pinball: http://home.comcast....oSimProject.htm

Edited by Animan, Sat Dec 3, 2011 3:07 PM.


#5 TheGameCollector OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 8, 2011 6:12 PM

The Microvision has been a system I've always thought about getting one day... There is an online simulator (written in JavaScript!) here that has Pinball: http://home.comcast....oSimProject.htm


Hmm that's pretty cool. Hard to use a built in laptop mouse for the games though. Also I'm not quite sure the speed of the games is 100%. Block Buster seems a tiny bit slower / easier when it starts out. Then when you hit the top bricks, it goes faster than it even does on the system.

Edited by TheGameCollector, Thu Dec 8, 2011 6:26 PM.


#6 atari2600land OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:31 PM

My highest score so far is 37, but then again, I just got the game today!

#7 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 7:39 PM

124. The challenge is on, people. Time to dig into your closet or storage room, and play this beauty with its 16 x 16 resolution. I was hoping to get to a point where all 4 bumpers were lit, but I never quite got there.

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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 9:46 PM

146... on this system that has 1/8100 the pixels my TV has.
What this might look like on an emulator :) ...

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#9 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:34 PM

215...
Probably obvious hints: you're asking for trouble if you try to hit the bumper near the bottom of the screen. Also, if you can, if the ball just bounced off a bumper, try to send it back in the same direction from where it came.

#10 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 7:23 PM

Well, I just got a "new" Microvision from France, and it's the best one I've got as far as the LCD goes! My new high score is 224, and I finally got all 4 bumpers lit. FYI, if you hit an unlit bumper, you get 1 point. If you hit a lit bumper (it lights after hitting it 4 times), you get 2 points. If all 4 bumpers are lit (each hit 4 times at least), you get 3 points for each bumper hit.

If you don't have a Microvision, you can try the simulation here: http://home.comcast....MicroPinSim.htm. Feel free to add your high scores here... we can track two high scores... one for real, one for simulation. Either way, have fun.

#11 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 7:49 PM

Okay, me again... 248... that's enough for now... still pretty easily beatable... I'm not that great at it.

#12 Megaman Legends OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 9, 2012 8:31 PM

Wish I had a microvision but didnt get into it at first until I saw how cool it was.

#13 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:59 PM

Well, yesterday I got a score in the 300's... but I can't remember the exact score... so let's peg it at 300 even.

I spent a lot of time sending the ball (or block ;)) right back to the top-most bumper. If you don't know, sometimes the ball bounces at random angles (off the walls and bumpers), so it's not 100% predictable which way the ball will go. However, there's usually only a couple of options, so, if the ball is hitting the top bumper, I'll do my best to send the ball back exactly where it came from. For example, if the ball comes down towards the left, I'll send it up and to the right. Note that the way the ball bounces off the paddle is predictable, and depends on where the ball hits the paddle.

#14 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:01 PM

413. Still concentrating on the top bumper.

#15 toymailman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:09 AM

Nice score. I think the retrocade site is tracking a few Microvision games now. You should submit your score.




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