If you're reading this and thinking of joining in please do, just play the game and post a score
Ok Dextral Dodgers' the first game is the awesome DROPZONE
This is the game that the A8 Defender never was; played a couple of times in the HSC but never with a proper NTSC/USA version being available, so now you guys can get some higher scores
You're going to need a good joystick for this one and the keyboard needs to be just in front of it - press space for smart bombs and any other key for the invincibility cloak. Escape is pause.
NO AUTOFIRE! If you really struggle with the game you can play with autofire on, but you are capped to a maximum score of 25,000 pts.
Links to the game:
- atarimania has instructions and a nice interview with the author
- fandal XEX
- atariage NTSC patched XEXs
- atarionline.pl XEX & ATRs
- I've put together an ATR MYDOS453-DropZone.atr 130.02KB 143 downloads (1050 density) with all the versions (PAL / NTSC / NTSC brighter colours)
Standard HSC scoring, 12pts for 1st place - other scores will depend on how many players we have. One bonus point for beating Fandal's HSC record 599,070
This game will close on Sunday 12th February @ 10am GMT (a bit longer to play than normal)
It's more fun if you post scores as you play, not just on the last day! I know we have at least three other strong title contenders this season, so please don't be put off if you struggle to make it into the top 10 - HSC points are going to be more valuable than ever before We encourage all abilities of players and there will be rounds where things are handicapped or the team event where things get shaken up a bit.
Good Luck & Get Blasting!
p.s. one little tip (hopes certain players aren't reading this ) the secret of the game is to keep a little guy with you until the end - if all the guys are killed then the planet turns hostile and you'll need to hide under your blanket... a real blanket not the cloak