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Amidar & Pepper II

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#1 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:08 AM

Amidar

Your character moves on a screen full of boxes. Either collect dots or paint all the paths to fill in the boxes, avoiding the chasing Amidars and Trackers. A bonus screen appears after each completed level.


Game Information
Game Name:
Released By: Konami, 1981
MAME ROMset: amidar
Dip Switches: Lives: 3; Bonus Life: 30000, 50000
Chosen By: Cynicaster, patbb
ROM Location:
AtariAge Arcade/MAME HSC Record: 96,620 darthkur

Competition ends Sunday, October 23 @ 12PM EDT

Leaderboard
1. 145,600 patbb
2. 111,880 mr. toast
3. 74,240 M.A.M.E Offender
4. 68,690 Cynicaster
5. 67,420 bigbee99
6. 5,390 LarcenTyler







Pepper II

Change the sides of a cube to a solid color while avoiding "Eyes" and other baddies.


Game Information
Game Name:
Released By: Exidy, 1982
MAME ROMset: Pepper2
Dip Switches: Lives: 3; Bonus: 70,000
Chosen By: JohnnyBlaze
ROM Location:
AtariAge Arcade/MAME HSC Record: 470,860 rmaerz

Competition ends Sunday, October 23 @ 12PM EDT

Leaderboard
1. 641,370 richard stewart
2. 326,150 bigbee99
3. 285,700 M.A.M.E Offender
4. 167,130 Cynicaster
5. 110,670 patbb
6. 96,260 mr. toast
7. 26,400 LarcenTyler





Season Standings
Calculations through round 7
1. bigbee99 148
2. patbb 114
3. Cynicaster 100
4. M.A.M.E Offender 89
5. mr. toast 75
6. kojr 39
6. keilbaca 39
8. roadrunner 34
9. richard stewart 33
10. LarcenTyler 16
11. JohnnyBlaze 11
12. NE146 8
13. retrorussell 5
14. rmaerz 4

Edited by rmaerz, Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:10 AM.


#2 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:09 AM

Don't give me crap about playing Pepper II again. I didn't request it but at the same time I'm not gonna turn it down!

#3 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:20 PM

I can safely say I have never played either of these two games except for Amidar on the 2600 which I just recently bought. I like Pepper II. Reminds me of Mouse Trap a lot. But it's better! No freaking BIRD! Any who, I got to sink about an hour into Pepper today.

Pepper II
326,150

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#4 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:55 PM

Amidar - 5,390

Pepper II - 26,400

#5 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:00 PM

Amidar: 127,280
INP using WM106 available.

pepper: 110,670

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#6 richard stewart OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:08 PM

641,370
i love this game on the colecovision
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#7 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:46 PM

AMIDAR

74,240
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#8 Cynicaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:39 PM

Man, Pepper II is damn fast. It kind of makes Nibbler look like child's play by comparison. A question for the masters of this game: when you get the "power up" do you bother eating the enemies or is it a better strategy to simply use that time to clean up the maze?

#9 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:49 PM

Man, Pepper II is damn fast. It kind of makes Nibbler look like child's play by comparison. A question for the masters of this game: when you get the "power up" do you bother eating the enemies or is it a better strategy to simply use that time to clean up the maze?


Depends - I don't go chasing after them as its a low payoff. It's chump change compared to surviving and receiving bonus points.

Also, when the heat is on, escape to another maze to buy yourself some time.

#10 Cynicaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:53 PM

It's chump change compared to surviving and receiving bonus points.


Yeah, I noticed that, which is why it got me wondering. Thanks.

#11 Cynicaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:43 PM

Pepper II: 843,560

Ok, ok, no, I'm not really that good. I was at around 225k with 2 lives left and all of a sudden, the "eyes" just disappeared, leaving only the round purple thing. Clearly some sort of bug in the game. Just thought I'd post it because I thought it was interesting.

I googled it and found a thread over at TG where some guy mentioned this mysterious issue. He said he's been playing the game for 20 years and has seen it happen twice. Wow, what are the odds?

I'll post a legit score eventually. :)

EDIT: here's the TG thread; see the second post.

http://forums.twinga...php?f=30&t=6734

Edited by Cynicaster, Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:49 PM.


#12 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:57 PM

Interesting...I wonder if that's how the current leader got the world record?

#13 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:18 PM

Amidar 55,600

#14 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:08 PM

Amidar 145,600

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#15 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:07 PM

Amidar 67420

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#16 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:44 PM

I find the payoff is low to go chasing after the eyes for points. If the eyes are in your path, or if you can nail 4 or 5 in the corner, it is worth it.

PEPPER II
223,910
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#17 mr. toast OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:57 PM

Decent scores this time around

Amidar
111,880

Pepper II
96,260

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#18 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:49 AM

Ok. That's it. If I play Pepper II anymore, my hand is going to be mangled.
285,700
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Actually, it already is.
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I'm very disappointed with my Pepper II result. Moreover, I compromised my Amidar score to get more time on Pepper.

I guess these are the type of results to expect with the sh*tty "knockoff" joystick I am using on my X Arcade tankstick.

I am starting to think a four way stick is a must. Or at least a Happ.

In conclusion, a very average week, as far as results are concerned. The fun-meter, however, was off the charts.

#19 Cynicaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:51 AM

Amidar: 68,690

Pepper II: 167,130

#20 Cynicaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:54 AM

I'm very disappointed with my Pepper II result. Moreover, I compromised my Amidar score to get more time on Pepper.


I know what you mean. I had to stop playing Pepper II though; I find it too frustrating. When I was about to punch my arcade cabinet, I knew it was time to turn it off.




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