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Atari 2600 Knockout Round 4: KOOL-AID MAN

HIGH SCORE CHALLENGE GAME 4

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#1 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:04 PM

2600 Knockout Game 4:

+ 2600 HIGH SCORE CHALLENGE 2012

Our fourth HSC + Elimination round is Mattels KOOL-AID MAN
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SETTING: Play DEFAULT setting (B/B Game 1)

DEADLINE TO PLAY: This round has now begun, it will run a week or until
Sunday, January 29th 11:59PM EST (EASTERN TIME)
Play with Atari 2600 Console, or Emulation.
Any joystick or keyboard is fine!

Pics are encoraged here, however I WILL accept a no pic score.

Anyone can jump in and play for a High Score and Ranking, if they like...
Every score will be counted for the High Score Challenge also, even if you're not entered
in the Winter 2600 Knockout.

Everyone starts each game with a score of ZERO, one goal is to get above 0... or get a high score,
if you don't you will be eliminated and the lowest score earned of the active KO players, is safe!
A KING status will be awarded at the end of every round winner, as well as rankings and
points. First place gets +15 points! From there on, 1+ less...

For the K.O., you need not win, just not finish LAST! Let the battle begin...

THIS GAME IS ALSO OPEN FOR HIGH SCORE CLUB POINTS AND RANKING!


Knockout players & High Score Challengers

+15 - 85,600 - toymailman 1st
+14 - 81,600 - Gorfy 2nd
+13 - 77,500 - JacobZu7zu7 3rd
+12 - 73,300 - Deteacher 4th
+11 - 63,600 - Cortat G. 5th
+10 - 56,700 - oyamafamily 6th
+09 - 56,000 - bigbee99 7th
+08 - 54,100 - Jifremok 8th
+07 - 51,200 - LarcenTyler 9th
+06 - 48,500 - Vocelli 10th
+05 - 42,200 - Scrabbler15 11th
+04 - 40,400 - classicgamer_27330 12th
+03 - 37,600 - roadrunner 13th
+02 - 37,500 - Stan 14th
+01 - 37,000 - DT Kofoed 15th
+01 - 35,900 - Fallout_002 16th
+01 - 35,500 - Zoyx 17th
+01 - 34,500 - cparsley 18th
+01 - 25,400 - HatNJ - 19th


0 - Any eliminated or new player


Rankings after 3 rounds.

Rank/Points/Player
1 (45) oyamafamily
2 (44) toymailman
3 (38) DT Kofoed
4 (37) Vocelli
5 (36) Deteacher
6 (34) Cortat G
7 (31) Gorfy
8 (27) Scrabbler15 / classicgamer_27330
10 (26) cparsley
11 (25) Jifremok / bigbee99
13 (23) Zoyx
14 (17) roadrunner
15 (15) pis / Stan / JacobZu7zu7
18 (12) Fallout_002
19 (11) Metal Jesus
20 (10) LarcenTyler
21 (04) HatNJ
22 (00) phaxda 0



Eliminated players
1st round: H.E.R.O. - phaxda
2nd round: Raft Rider - Metal Jesus
3rd round: Yars' Revenge - pis



Someone will be eliminated from K.O. every Monday at 12:00AM EST)
(Anyone without a score by the deadline, will be eliminated!)

HatNJ has been chosen out of the hat to select Round 5.
He picked E-2 which is... RIVER RAID (Metal Jesus's choice)
"E-2 is X checked off the game list"

A - X/2/3/4/5
B - 1/2/3/X/5
C - 1/2/X/4/5
D - 1/2/3/X/5
E - 1/X/3/4/5

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#2 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:08 PM

22,100
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#3 Jifremok OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:19 PM

16,200

What an odd game...

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#4 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:30 PM

8,000

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Posted Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:56 PM

54,500

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#6 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:22 AM

Everythings up to date, including rankings... any mistakes let me know, thanks.

#7 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:24 AM

17,000 still don't get this game, this may be it for me

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:32 AM

Looks like an easy game to me. Hit the thirstys while they are slurping. They will bounce you around if you touch them otherwise. Getting a letter gives you brief invincibility. Am I missing anything?

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:33 AM

Oh Yeah! This game could have been a lot better with some more ideas thrown in.
I always try to predict what the lowest score will be (the score that gets knocked-out) and that Yars score was very low. This week I predict that you will need 22K to make the cut.
My score...
Vocelli: 27700

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#10 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:45 AM

Some Manual tips: http://www.atariage....peID=HTMLMANUAL

(1 Player vs. Computer) Help Kool-Aid Man in a battle with the Thirsties! Those insatiable Thirsties are stealing the water out of your swimming pool. You want to catch tem when they stop to dip their straws in the pool. Also, help Kool- Aid Man gobble up Kool-Aid ingredients in order to keep the Thirsties from bouncing Kool-Aid Man around the backyard.

- Push joystick LEFT to move Kool-Aid Man LEFT.
- Push joystick RIGHT to move Kool-Aid Man RIGHT.
- Push joystick FORWARD to move Kool-Aid Man UP.
- Push joystick BACK to move Kool-Aid Man DOWN.

Note: The red button is not used in this game!

Controlling Kool-Aid Man: Push your Joystick Controller in the direction you
want Kool-Aid Man to go. Don't let Kool-Aid Man bump into the walls or the
water in the pool. If you do, you'll lose control of him temporarily.

Dodge the Thirsties as they pass horizontally across the screen. If you
don't, you will bounce Kool-Aid Man around the yard, and you will
temporarily lose control of him.

When a Thirstie stops and dunks its straw in the pool, make Kool-Aid Man
bump into it. The Thirstie will disappear from the yard, and you'll add a
hundred points to your score on the screen.

The Kool-Aid Ingredients: You will notice W's, S'S and K's passing
horizontally across the screen. They stand for Water, Sugar and Kool-Aid.
Try to make Kool-Aid Man catch them if you can. He will gobble them up and
music will play. This will keep Kool-Aid Man temporarily unaffected by the
Thirsties. That means he gets bigger, and the moving Thirsties can't bounce
him around. It's the best time to catch as many stationary Thirsties as you
can. But when the music stops, Kool-Aid Man will shrink back to his normal
size and can be knocked around by the Thirsties once again. Every time
Kool-Aid Man gobbles up an ingredient, a little water is added back to the
swimming pool. This amounts to slowing down the clock, so you have more
time to catch the Thirsties.

SCORING
Your score at the top-center of the screen will increase by 100 points for
every Thirstie you catch.

Timing: There are 30 Thirsties trying to drink the water out of your pool.
If you catch every one of them before they drink all the water, you WIN and
automatically move on to the next level of difficulty.

If the Thirsties drink all the water out of your swimming pool before you
catch every one of them, the game is over.

Bonus Points: Bonus points are awarded for the time left on the clock at the
end of each round. So, catch all the Thirsties as fast as you can for the
best score possible!


WINNING TIPS
When Kool-Aid Man gets bounced around by the Thirsties, relax! It will only
last a few seconds. Just be ready to take over when he settles down.

Go after every Ingredient you can. While you're unaffected by the moving
Thirsties, you can catch a lot of other Thirsties who are stealing the water
out of your pool.

Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:49 AM.


#11 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:52 AM

Looks like an easy game to me. Hit the thirstys while they are slurping. They will bounce you around if you touch them otherwise. Getting a letter gives you brief invincibility. Am I missing anything?


That's just about all of it!

Getting letters brings more water back to the pool, finishing off the thristies quick will give you a time bonus,
so quicker round end, earns more points.

Posted Kool-Aid manual one post up!

#12 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:03 AM

http://www.atariage....l__kool aid man

Here's season 4's results of Kool Aid Man in Aug. 2007

#13 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:18 AM

Quick run at it,

16,800

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:37 AM

49,200
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#15 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:55 AM

21,600

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:44 AM

Oh Yeah! This game could have been a lot better with some more ideas thrown in.
I always try to predict what the lowest score will be (the score that gets knocked-out) and that Yars score was very low. This week I predict that you will need 22K to make the cut.
My score...
Vocelli: 27700


I go in on this with ya, Vocelli. I think folks will get the hang of it and that they will need to get at least 35K to be safe.

By the way, last time I checked, the TG world record for this game was in the 60K-70K range. I'm sure that can be easily broken this week. I seriously doubt we'll see rollage this week (prove me wrong, Oyama! ;)

#17 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:45 PM

63,400

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#18 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:17 PM

81,600

I wonder if its possible to roll this puppy. Edit: just noticed that the score has 6 digit places available, no just 5, so I answered my own question: No, it's probably not possible

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#19 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:44 PM

Can someone tell me if my rom is messed up, instead of 100, I get 1,000.


http://s1238.photobu...urrent=atar.mp4

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:48 PM

Can someone tell me if my rom is messed up, instead of 100, I get 1,000.


http://s1238.photobu...urrent=atar.mp4


Yeah, that's messed up -- you should get 100 points for each thirstie you catch

#21 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:54 PM

is it normal to get stuck in limbo over on the left side like that too

#22 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:58 PM

First attempt - 24,600

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Here are the Easter Egg Screens:

Kool-Aid Man.png .....Kool-Aid Man 1.png

TIP TO GET AN EASTER EGG: Once you open Kool-Aid Man cartridge (console or emulator), move the TV Type Switch to B&W Mode. Try to get a power-up (S = sugar, W = water, or K = Kool-Aid Man) at the beginning of First Stage; once you get it, position your Big Kool-Aid Man to the top of the screen. Then, avoid touching the Green Thirstie while you wait the timer goes down to 40 seconds (DON'T move your Kool-Aid Man vertically). At this moment (timer = 40), hit Select Game.
If you do this correctly, you should see the initials JT (Jane Terjung, which replaces your Kool-Aid Man) and ST (Stephen Tatsumi, which replaces the Thirsties)

Edited by oyamafamily, Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:01 PM.


#23 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:08 PM

TWIN GALAXIES TOP 3 FOR KOOL-AID MAN (Game 1, Difficulty B):

1st - 81,300 - James Randall, the TOYMAILMAN (November 6th, 2010)
2nd - 63,700 - Joseph Knasin (June 11th, 2004)
3rd - 54,900 - Troy Whelan (July 4th, 2003)

#24 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:11 PM

is it normal to get stuck in limbo over on the left side like that too


No, that's screwed up. In the previous game's thread (Yars), there was some discussion about the emulation of Kool Aid Man. Someone posted a link to the repaired ROM, but it must be played on a specific version of Stella (if my understanding is correct). Check page 3 of the Yars thread.....

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Posted Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:19 PM

What is the most recent version of Stella? I think I have 3.3.





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