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5200 HSC Season 4 Round 23: QIX

Final round of Season 4

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#1 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 1, 2012 10:59 PM

Our game for this final round is Qix. The same game we closed out last season with. It's been a great season and I hate to end it, but the new one is just around the corner. February 5th will begin season 5 and hopefully the great play will continue. 'Till then...

Play on default starting level. pics preferred, but not required. Emulation is fine as is whatever control scheme you wish. Round ends Sunday 9pm EST January 15th 2012

Current HSC record. Beat it for a bonus point! I think you guys have one more record in you.

Qix -
darthkur 477,241


FINAL scores:

441,644 trbb +11
385,922 Cafeman +10
244,567 sdamon +9
214,412 JacobZu7zu7 +8
183,176 atariron82 +7
136,624 peedenmark7 +6
123,490 zylon +5
112,434 Sonic R +4
87,800 Roadrunner +3

Current standings -

Points -

sdamon - 265
atariron82 - 187
zylon - 171
roadrunner - 161
peedenmark7 - 119
JacobZu7zu7 - 96
Sonic R - 87
Cafeman - 72
BydoEmpire - 48
DensB68 - 44
Official Ninja - 33
ahuffman - 32
doctorclu - 31
NoahsMyBro - 31
chuckwalla - 26
Shannon - 20
rxd - 19
NML32 - 17
rmaerz - 15
Gabriel - 13
trbb - 12
1982Videogames - 7
4ks - 5
Mingy Jongo - 4
Bemis - 4
oyamafamily - 2*
mightymage - 1*

Rounds won -

sdamon - 11
doctorclu - 2
atariron82 - 2
zylon - 2
Cafeman - 2
NoahsMyBro - 1
rxd - 1
Official Ninja - 1
peedenmark7 - 1
trbb - 1
Shannon - 1

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Edited by zylon, Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:18 PM.


#2 peedenmark7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 11:25 AM

I'm new to this game... I have a sealed one and a loose cart and no instructions, yet finally figured out how to play. It's very addicting !

My only question is when and how is that time bomb thingy used ? :)
I've killed myself by accident with it.

I'll open with 91,883

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#3 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 12:55 PM

I've never been great at Qix.. I prefer (and LOVE) Volfied/Ultimate Qix.... I can really score it up in those games! I think my biggest problem is I try to apply the same strategies in Qix and it doesn't work as well…

well, now is the time to work on original Qix!

getting on board with:

112,434

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#4 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 1:20 PM

Don't own this one YET... it's one of the few commons I don't own, along with Joust.

#5 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 1:57 PM

Oops forgot to bounce my Knockout Mario Bros score to Main HSC Mario Bros.

#6 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 4:47 PM

Played on the A8 Computer's 5200 port (hope this is ok)
Qix5200.jpg
noticeably slower than the A8 Computer ver (on PAL) and more lives but I still managed to screw up on 7x bonus...

#7 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 5:04 PM

Played on the A8 Computer's 5200 port (hope this is ok)
Qix5200.jpg
noticeably slower than the A8 Computer ver (on PAL) and more lives but I still managed to screw up on 7x bonus...

That's fine. Another interesting difference is the default skill level is different from A8-5200.

#8 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 2, 2012 10:42 PM

210,392.

It's possible this will be my only entry. This was always a fun game. It is either incredibly rewarding, or infuriating, depending on if you cash-in with a leveled-up split-Qix multiplier, or if you blow it by getting a small % completion (or if you die before you cash-in your points, argh!).

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#9 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012 11:21 AM

My only question is when and how is that time bomb thingy used ? :)
I've killed myself by accident with it.


I think you're referring to the "fuse". It appears if you stop moving on a line that you are creating. You have to start moving before it gets you.

#10 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 6:27 PM

210,392.

It's possible this will be my only entry. This was always a fun game. It is either incredibly rewarding, or infuriating, depending on if you cash-in with a leveled-up split-Qix multiplier, or if you blow it by getting a small % completion (or if you die before you cash-in your points, argh!).

Or if you spend ages getting to 9x and then split them again to get 2x (unlike the a8 ver!) you'll be needing one more go after my go tomorrow ;)
198,940
Qix5200-198940.jpg

#11 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012 10:16 PM

I never rolled the multiplier only to get 2x... I'd prolly quit the game if that happened. (the A8 version stinks though - too slow).

You're talkin' the talk, BountyBob ... lesse you walk the walk!

#12 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 6, 2012 7:15 AM

I never rolled the multiplier only to get 2x... I'd prolly quit the game if that happened. (the A8 version stinks though - too slow).

You're talkin' the talk, BountyBob ... lesse you walk the walk!

thought this would be a doddle as I've had 600K on the A8 ver... ok after two sessions and about 20 goes I failed :twisted: will play again tonight ;)
I used to like this ver better, but now I like the A8 ver better - the Stix? Qix seems much slower on the 5200 ver to me.... less menacing.. (I'm only on PAL speeds though) Keep getting 65% dead on so might need to develop some better tactics... both great games so its a win win for me :)

#13 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 6, 2012 12:42 PM

I'm trying to remember what I did different the last time we played this one. :(

#14 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 6, 2012 1:08 PM

The hardest thing about the game, to me, is to finish a level with a high % and a high multiplier. It just seems like the 2 Stix Qix know what I'm up to and they don't want to get sealed into a narrow box together. Then the sparx start zipping around, quarters get too close for comfort and you get zapped. Its easier to split them over & over, but there's no points in that.

*EDIT - I just noticed that back in the '09 round of Qix, Darthkur trounced my highest score (its the current High Score). maybe I'll find time to beat it! Bwuahhahaha!

Edited by Cafeman, Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:16 AM.


#15 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 6, 2012 2:19 PM

After much pain...
240,829 ;)
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#16 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 7, 2012 3:05 PM

Best I've got yet, but still working on it. :)

118,988

Updated: 123,490

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#17 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 12:50 AM

On the board with 87,800

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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 12:49 PM

Best I've been able to do so far: 162,098

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#19 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 8:13 PM

246,825.

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#20 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 9, 2012 11:10 PM

Don't own this one YET... it's one of the few commons I don't own, along with Joust.


Got it now, thanks to Sonic R :)

Here's my 3rd try at it...

104,594

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#21 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:00 AM

246,825.

What took you so long?!!! now I need to play again :)
(worked out it's 75% threshold on the A8 Qix and this is messing with my game)

#22 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:19 AM

[What took you so long?!!! now I need to play again :)


I wasn't even sure if my score beat yours when I took the picture, but I knew it was higher than my last one. To my surprise , my score was the highest! :twisted: :D

#23 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:37 AM

143,000

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#24 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:10 PM


[What took you so long?!!! now I need to play again :)


I wasn't even sure if my score beat yours when I took the picture, but I knew it was higher than my last one. To my surprise , my score was the highest! :twisted: :D

Qix5200-300648.jpg ;)

#25 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:26 PM

Wow, somebody really wants to win this thing! :)




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