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ColecoVision HSC Winter Knockout Tournament - Round 7 *Lady Bug*


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#1 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:03 AM

Lady Bug


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You're in control of a hungry Lady Bug. Using the control, help her traverse a tricky maze, gobbling up small and large dots. But also in her path are poisonous skulls. And just when she thinks she's clear, a "bug box" opens and out come ravenous insects! She can dodge them by passing through turnstile-like doors. But be quick about it or they'll sneak through and continue tthe chase! Will the Lady Bug gobble up all the dots and thwart her pursuers, or become a tasty tidbit for them?




Game Information

Game Name: Lady Bug
Released by: Coleco, 1982
Original arcade game by: Universal, 1981
CV HSC High Score: None
TwinGalaxies High Score: 753,910 by Tom (Apr 2008)
Settings: Skill 4
This game was suggested by: Random Selection


Contest Starts/Ends

Commences: Sunday, 12 February 2012 at 1:00AM EST
Ends: Sunday, 19 February 2012 at 1:00AM EST

Tournament Rules

Anyone can jump in and play a Knockout round game if they like (this includes players who have been Knocked out of the tournament!). This is just for fun and to show off high scores though and will NOT to be counted in the contest.

You need not win, just not finish LAST! Let the battle begin...


Final Positions

1. skosh 176,160
2. cparsley 163,800
3. jblenkle 148,970 - ELIMINATED


Non-Tournament Player Final Scores

1. mc#4 171,370


Player List
jblenkle
skosh
cparsley
ed1475 (eliminated Round 6)
patbb (eliminated Round 5)
JacobZu7zu7 (eliminated Round 4)
roadrunner (eliminated Round 3)
ColecoDan (eliminated Round 2)
Ikrananka (eliminated Round 1)

#2 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:06 PM

Lady Bug - 27,660

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#3 skosh OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:16 PM

29130

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#4 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:21 PM

Lady Bug - 44,370

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#5 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:34 PM

Lady Bug - 49,520

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#6 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:22 PM

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I like me some LadyBug!!! Game on!!!
55,780!

#7 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:39 AM

Unofficial leaderboard

1. cparsley 55,780
2. jblenkle 49,520
3. skosh 29,130

#8 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:37 PM

Ladybug - 103,870

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A change in strategy worked well...

#9 skosh OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:06 PM

61,340

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#10 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:15 PM

Lady Bug - 145,930

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Complete SPECIAL to get a screen where you collect vegetables for a LOT of points!!!

#11 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:43 AM

Lady Bug - 148,970

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#12 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:47 PM

Yes, special got turned into a Vegetable garden on the console versions as you can't be awarded a free game (like you did on the arcade machine)

#13 mc#4 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:55 PM

Not sure if this can be counted in the tourney. I'm new here but thought I'd post up my ladybug high score. I just did this on my original colecovision on skill 4. Vegtable garden is a must!

171,370

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#14 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:40 PM

mc, your always welcome to post... it wont qualify for the tourney as we are down to the final 3, but the more the merrier :)

#15 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:49 AM

I'm sorry, as much as I thought I was going to bein love with this game, I hate it... I just hate it!!!! Colecovision, which definitely had the power to do a good arcade port, botched this most definitely...

One, the enemy AI is beyond stupid (now this might just be level 4s AI, but I highly doubt it), as I stood just right of the come out tunnel and the enemy went up and down without ever moving to the right an inch to kill me. Also, it doesn't try to seek out the player, instead being easily trapped by the doors....

Two, the vegetable bonus DOES NOT PLAY THE MUSIC, and the time for the pause of enemies when hitting the VEGETABLE does not time out right.

It's sad when the INTV (also written by Coleco), is written 500,000% better, it's sad but true, I found the one game that Coleco did NOT skimp on when writing for a console other than it's own (DK, DK Jr come leaping to mind)

#16 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:14 PM

I'm sorry, as much as I thought I was going to bein love with this game, I hate it... I just hate it!!!! Colecovision, which definitely had the power to do a good arcade port, botched this most definitely...

It's sad when the INTV (also written by Coleco), is written 500,000% better, it's sad but true, I found the one game that Coleco did NOT skimp on when writing for a console other than it's own (DK, DK Jr come leaping to mind)


I really like the INTV version of Lady Bug... played it again, a few days ago.
The gameplay is very challenging and fun with games 3 and 4.

I'm not sure how this one is...
Venture was done pretty well on INTV if a bit on the easy side...

#17 ed1475 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:26 PM

Both versions are pretty good but I like the CV version more. The vegetable harvest isn't in the INTV version.

#18 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:54 PM

The garden is only cause it would be worthless to award a free game (which is what the special on the arcade machine does) (as does the other Universal game -- Mr. Do for the Diamond) INTV did nicely by just removing it from the game, and Coleco decided to do it via the Vegetable Garden. But the lack of the vegetable music is just pure lazy programming by the programmers.

Unofficial score update

1) jblenkle 148,970
2) skosh 61,340
3) cparsley 55,780

OUTSIDE KO
1) mc#4 171,370

#19 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:30 AM

Another complaint... no lovely death scene (death icon floating up, cheap Coleco)

btw, new score...

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Complaint on this one, level 9 = game just gives up and kicks ur ass with enemy 10x speed.

#20 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:59 PM

Last day before finals, good luck people... :thumbsup:

#21 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:00 PM

Scores updated - sorry for the delay. Good luck to everyone - after this we have the Grand Finale.

#22 skosh OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:47 PM

176160

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#23 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:29 PM

That probably puts me out...don't know if I'll have time to play today...

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#24 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:22 PM

Wow Joe - I really thought you'd be in the final.

Congrats to skosh and cparsley - the final battle is about to begin. I have selected one of the best arcade ports available for the ColecoVision for the final. May the best player win!!!!!!

#25 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:32 PM

Wow Joe - I really thought you'd be in the final.


Nothing is in stone with the randomness factor of a Knockout...

I lost in finals of 5200 lost it by (400 points), but my ranking up to that point was around #8th,
so, by ranking I should have lost way sooner.

Also in 7800 finals, a "7800 emulator only" beginner patbb took the whole thing! No previous ranking...




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