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#1 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:49 PM

Ms. Pacman has been chosen as our semi-final round. May the best of our battle-tested veterans advance to the finals... Play on default starting level and get packin'.

Emulation is fine as is whatever control scheme you wish. Pics required as lowest score is eliminated from further play.
Skips will no longer be granted as we are down to the final 3 players. A game may still be "passed" if the majority are in agreement. this is the last round that will have a majority and Pitfall has been "passed". The remainder of this contest will be "play or lose".

Anyone else wishing to play may join in as unofficial players. :)

Round ends 10pm EST Sunday night January 29th 2012

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

You need not win, just need to not lose. Let the battle begin!

eligible players:

sdamon - 62,380
JacobZu7zu7 -61,440
zylon - 24,180 (eliminated)

Unofficial players:
26,660 Roadrunner

Games to be played:
Ms. Pacman
Pitfall!: was "passed" by a majority vote
Beamrider
Frogger
Defender
River Raid
Centipede
Pacman
Mario Bros
Dig Dug
Pole Position
Space Invaders
Super Cobra

Edited by zylon, Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:04 PM.


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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:28 PM

I'll get this started... 62,380

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:43 PM

Far from one of my strongest titles. :(

24,180

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:33 PM

After about 5 tries... I got,

57,550

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:42 AM

Seems quiet here now, the 5200 locker room is pretty empty! :) :sleep:

Wow, only one more game to go after this... :-o :twisted:

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:46 AM

Seems quiet here now, the 5200 locker room is pretty empty! :) :sleep:


I've been thinking the same thing... looking forward to getting the whole gang back into the 5200 gaming!

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:10 AM

Oh this is some kind of tournament? I always jumped in whenever if I liked the game and had time. :P

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:22 AM

Oh this is some kind of tournament? I always jumped in whenever if I liked the game and had time. :P


Yeah, there's 'knockout' tournaments running in many of the HSC's (2600, 5200, 7800, INTV) right now. Here in the 5200 HSC, we're down to the final three. But 'unofficial' players are still welcome if you'd like to give Ms. Pac a shot... and if you were to beat the all-time Ms. Pac high score, it would still count.

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:49 AM

Seems quiet here now, the 5200 locker room is pretty empty! :) :sleep:

Wow, only one more game to go after this... :-o :twisted:

it'll be you 2 guys in the final since there's no way I'll get more than 30k. Only version I can approach 60k on is the 2600 port.

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:38 PM

Final high scores -

atariksi - 96,860


Looks like that is the all-time high right?

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:15 PM


Seems quiet here now, the 5200 locker room is pretty empty! :) :sleep:

Wow, only one more game to go after this... :-o :twisted:

it'll be you 2 guys in the final since there's no way I'll get more than 30k. Only version I can approach 60k on is the 2600 port.


Oh... give it a few more tries zylon, no pressure... and if it doesn't "click", yep me and the champion, for the final... I know there's maybe 1 or 2 games I can possibly win this thing with. The rest I have no shot.


I worked very hard for this ms pac-man score... around 8 tries, total around 20 attempts?
60,110

Select the "Banana" and see what it's like people lol! I could deal, if I had more lives, by the time I get to this... I have around 2 or 3 lives tops.

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:18 PM

Final high scores -

atariksi - 96,860


Looks like that is the all-time high right?


That's for the cherry level?! Dang... I'd like to see a video of that :-o

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:32 PM

Yeah, banana level is TOUGH! I was very happy to be able snag both bananas before meeting my demise!

I'll certainly agree that the final choice of game will be a crucial factor in the outcome!

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:49 PM

Yeah, banana level is TOUGH! I was very happy to be able snag both bananas before meeting my demise!

I'll certainly agree that the final choice of game will be a crucial factor in the outcome!


I got to the second Banana level from default starting point.... there's 3 total maze rounds of Bananas,
then the Jr pac-man is born and the blue level...
only way I know is from selecting the Banana at the start of the game! lol...
Yep final game could be a decider! If I get to final, I'll sure give it my all :twisted: :thumbsup: :skull: :grin:

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:58 PM

Joust should be the final. :) That I think is an even playing field (e.g. Ms. Pacman has a lot of variability on the upper stages if you get a random 5000 pt. banana or not). Requires lots of skill and is an excellent arcade port of a famous game. :D

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:02 PM

Joust should be the final. :) That I think is an even playing field (e.g. Ms. Pacman has a lot of variability on the upper stages if you get a random 5000 pt. banana or not). Requires lots of skill and is an excellent arcade port of a famous game. :D


How does this one compare with the arcade? I notice Ms Pac-man on 5200 isn't a "fast eater", and you have to clear paths first or the ghosts will really get her if you try to run through the dots... esp, the early levels.

This game is quite fun on higher settings or when the apple speed kicks in.

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:05 PM

61,440

Well, I got a damn cherry on the THIRD Banana stage 100 pnts :P,
so close to seeing Jr. Pacs birth!

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:29 PM

Jacob VS Damon tied 3-3 will soon become 3-4 probably lol, but often scores have been pretty close!

Ms Pac-man (round 7 now!)
sdamon - 62,380
JacobZu7zu7 - 61,440

Super Cobra (round 6)
sdamon - 31,400
JacobZu7zu7 - 30,250

Frogger (round 5)
JacobZu7zu7 - 16,820
sdamon - 15,835

Mario Bros. (round 4)
JacobZu7zu7 - 240,090
sdamon - 164,240

Pole Position (round 3)
sdamon - 100,650
JacobZu7zu7 - 99,600

River Raid (round 2)
sdamon - 105,170
JacobZu7zu7 - 89,280

Defender (round 1)
JacobZu7zu7 - 2,401,350
sdamon - 1,196,800

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:37 PM

If anyone likes that head to head K.O. stats,... I could make a me/zylon and damon/zylon too.
:)

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:47 PM

Joust should be the final. :) That I think is an even playing field (e.g. Ms. Pacman has a lot of variability on the upper stages if you get a random 5000 pt. banana or not). Requires lots of skill and is an excellent arcade port of a famous game. :D


We pre-selected the games before the Tourney started, noone picked Joust.
but...
Speaking of Joust... HOLY SCHNIKES! I'd turn into a bird or egg, trying to top that score.

Current HSC record:
Joust -
doctorclu 1,611,000


:woozy: :-o :thumbsup: :twisted: :P ;-)

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:09 PM

Jacob VS Damon tied 3-3 will soon become 3-4 probably lol, but often scores have been pretty close!


Very interesting! I suspect that the remainder of the knockout tournament (as well as the next season) will be continue to be hard fought indeed! :-)

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:38 PM

How does this one compare with the arcade? I notice Ms Pac-man on 5200 isn't a "fast eater", and you have to clear paths first or the ghosts will really get her if you try to run through the dots... esp, the early levels.


Well of course the "fast" Ms. Pacman isn't really the way the game is.. although many machines are that way now. The 5200 is pretty close to the original speed.

As far as Joust, it's a great translation, but I actually prefer it over the arcade version. The flying is faster (doesn't take as much flaps to fly), and the ceiling is bouncy :lol:. In 5200 Joust though it's important to not play the default difficulty which is way too easy since the eggs dont hatch to a more dangerous enemy each time, and the shadow lords come out way too late in the game.

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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:38 PM


Joust should be the final. :) That I think is an even playing field (e.g. Ms. Pacman has a lot of variability on the upper stages if you get a random 5000 pt. banana or not). Requires lots of skill and is an excellent arcade port of a famous game. :D


We pre-selected the games before the Tourney started, noone picked Joust.
but...
Speaking of Joust... HOLY SCHNIKES! I'd turn into a bird or egg, trying to top that score.

Current HSC record:
Joust -
doctorclu 1,611,000


:woozy: :-o :thumbsup: :twisted: :P ;-)

While I'm not great at it, Joust is one of my favorite games. :) At the beginning, when we picked games, I specified that they had to titles with ports on other systems, not just Atari. Since the NES is running a Knockout, I can allow Joust as the final if both of the survivors want it.
I'll be giving my emulated version of 5200 Ms Pac a go tonight. I'd have to more than double my lifetime best to advance further.

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Posted Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:09 PM

Speaking of Joust... HOLY SCHNIKES! I'd turn into a bird or egg, trying to top that score.

Current HSC record:
Joust -
doctorclu 1,611,000


:woozy: :-o :thumbsup: :twisted: :P ;-)


What difficulty though? That's all important. :D Like I said default, on the 5200 is actually an "easy" version. :)

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:05 AM

That is a good point about which difficulty is picked and maybe we should think about that carefully for some 2012 HSC games. Playing on the Advanced setting makes the game go by quicker and is more a challenge as well. I think to myself, I'd prolly just quit on Joust before I got to 1.6M points. too long a session!




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