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#1 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:59 PM

Jaguar HSC Revamped, SEASON 3, ROUND 6: Defender 2000



Round Over.







RULES AND DIRECTIONS:
 Play a game until you lose all of your lives on 2000 mode. Submit your score when complete. Submit your score as many times as you need until the round is over in order to improve your position. :thumbsup:

If you are not familiar with the Jaguar HSC general rules and how the scoring system works, please visit this thread here: http://www.atariage....son-3-schedule/. It is recommended that you take a photo of your score, but it is not required. We go on good faith here, so please be honest.. :)

FINAL DEFENDER 2000 SCORES SUBMITTED:
 
  • Twoquickcapri - 3,162,257 (+100pts +25pts)
  • Jagman - 2,875,746 (+90pts + 10pts)
  • GKC - 2,207,931 (+70pts)
  • Boog - 1,985,641 (+65pts)
  • Abominable Toaster - 1,354,636 (+45pts)
  • Averbluemonkey - 1,286,747 (+40pts)
  • Austin - 879,224 (+30pts)
  • Sonic R - 692,378 (+25pts)
  • Darrin9999 - 208,950 (+10pts)
  • Doctorclu - 3,502 (does losing on the first level even warrant points? :P)
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The Current Jaguar HSC Rankings:
 
  • GKC - 497pts
  • Austin - 495pts
  • Twoquickcapri - 466pts
  • Boog - 340pts
  • Abominable Toaster - 270pts
  • Averybluemonkey - 165pts
  • Orpheuswaking - 157pts
  • Darrin9999 - 152pts
  • SonicR - 102pts
  • Jagman - 100pts
  • JagChris - 54pts
  • Kgenthe - 45pts
  • Punisher5.0 - 24pts
  • Roadrunner - 24pts
  • Doctorclu - 16pts

Edited by Austin, Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:37 PM.


#2 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:22 PM

Sorry if you saw garbled text/code. The post editing system has been screwing up pretty badly today. The post is corrected now (will add the usual pics from it later, I've yet to upload them so I can't call on them here from work).

#3 boog OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:23 PM

First score: 887,070

#4 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:44 PM

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first time playing in years - took me a (really) bad first game, but started to get in the groove on the 2nd. Forgot how fun this game is - and how drastically important the power ups are.. you're toast in 2 seconds if you can't get a shield quick.. went a few levels getting killed over and over again super fast.. but luckily this game is generous with the 1ups! I know I can do a much better score next time.

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:24 AM

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Those stages that are in space (all black backgrounds) are a fucking nightmare! You can't see what's going on at all and it's so hard to stay alive.. must have plowed through 10 lives in a row on one of them.. maddening.

#6 boog OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:50 AM

Another try for me this morning... had to try again after I was so close to a million yesterday. 1,122,751

I really wish you could zoom the camera out so you'd have more time to react to incoming enemies. I spend more time looking at the radar than the gameplay area.

#7 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:55 AM

that is true.. it is zoomed in too much, which I believe was always a common complaint, and a reason why many preferred Defender Plus. .. I get hit all the time trying to go backwards avoiding enemies but end up ramming into them from behind because you can't see them.

#8 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:57 AM

also something I need to work on, is when to utilize the smart bombs - I seem to either forget about using them all together, or use them when it's not very necessary.

#9 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:15 PM

When I got this a few months back, I recall having to play it very slow, heavily focusing on the map and inching my way across the screen (if I really had to move).

#10 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:30 PM

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#11 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:32 PM

When I got this a few months back, I recall having to play it very slow, heavily focusing on the map and inching my way across the screen (if I really had to move).


yeah in the higher levels you kinda have to do that, at least until you get x5 powerup, sheild plus the power up that does auto aim fire on enemies, then you can cruise through the levels

#12 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:57 PM

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just inched out my last score.. I was on track to beat out my last one by a lot, but once again got hammered on the space stages.. now I won't be able to play until next week - gotta mega work week coming up - hope to see some more entries though by then!

#13 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:58 PM

Damn man, you're on a roll!

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:02 PM

208,950

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:44 AM

3,502 :P Hate this game.

#16 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:49 PM

3,502 :P Hate this game.


LOL! You aren't going to be giving any stragglers much to shoot for in terms of participation points! :P

#17 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:53 PM

are you gonna give it a shot Austin?

#18 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:55 PM

Yeah, I've got my system hooked up (with the cart in it), I just need to turn it on and play a few rounds. Been putting it off, this week especially as I've been playing a lot of other games. Might do it tonight or tomorrow night as I will be spending most of my weekend at an annual local pinball tournament. :)

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:30 AM

Blah. From about level 15 and on, I don't like this game very much.

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Thankfully Pinball Fantasies is next. I'll feel right at home with that one.

@Jagman--I feel your complaints pretty hard with Defender 2000. Screen is zoomed way too much. You really have to fight for the shield power-up as you progress in the game.

My complaints asides from that--nearly impossible to see what's going on when the playfield has been blown away (i.e., space background); some enemies blend horribly into the background. Extremely difficult to effectively dodge anything later on in the game. Big swarms of bullets, but a ship so large there's little room to avoid them. Game moves too quickly for its own good.

I'm contemplating a review of this one now, but I might have to hold off because it will likely be overly negative with a lot of cursing going on, heh. This doesn't share the balanced quality of Tempest 2000, not by a long shot. :mad:

#20 Abominable Toaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:55 AM

1,354,636 Nothing to add except to reiterate what everyone else has said about this one. At a certain point you just get tired of flying backwards while only watching the radar. I could barely tell you what the graphics are like in this game because it's that very special kind of game where actually looking at the action is a bad idea. :)

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:03 AM

I could barely tell you what the graphics are like in this game because it's that very special kind of game where actually looking at the action is a bad idea. :)


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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:38 AM

Finally got around to playing this.

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#23 boog OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:51 PM

Another try today: 1,724,311

I played a little bit of Classic and Plus modes too. I like Defender Classic a lot more than either of the Minter-ized versions. Too many bad design choices... Austin's complaints are only the beginning. :D Protector SE is a much better update of the arcade version than either of Minter's.

#24 Jagman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:12 PM

despite it's flaws, I still love D2k and think it's a lot of fun. You can get in a groove in this game kinda like T2k - and just kick ass for a few levels and rack up serious points - get to the bonus stages and rack up bunch of points and warp ahead... yeah.. it's weird.. you definitely have to play this game a different way than most.. you can't just go out and speed around blasting things - you have to play defensively to survive.

#25 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:07 PM

I find it difficult to even play defensively though. So much shit is coming at you from all sides. Ugh.

I love the bonus stages though. At least the only one I've gotten to (not sure if there are multiples). The track one that's clearly an updated version of the one found in Tempest 2000. It runs so much smoother here and has some other tricks up its sleeve. It definitely looks slick.





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