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ColecoVision HSC Winter Knockout Tournament - Round 8 - FINAL - *Galaxian*


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#1 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:26 PM

Galaxian


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You feel that spine-tingling exhilaration every time you play GALAXIAN in an arcade. Now the same sensation is yours at home. Wave after wave of Drones, Emissaries, Hornets and Commanders come winging in from deep space. Skillfully, you slide your ship right and left with your joystick, dodging their fire and blasting them out of the universe.



Game Information

Game Name: Galaxian
Released by: Atarisoft, 1983
Original arcade game by: Namco, 1979
CV HSC High Score: None
TwinGalaxies High Score: None
Settings: Skill 3 - Advanced Level
This game was suggested by: Ikrananka

Contest Starts/Ends

Commences: Sunday, 19 February 2012 at 1:00AM EST
Ends: Sunday, 26 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 Scores

1. skosh 20,160 - WINNER!!!!!!!
2. cparsley 11,020 (ELIMINATED)

Non-Tournament Player Final Scores

1. chuckwalla 17,780
2. jblenkle 5,340
3. ikrananka 5,220
4. ed1475 4,700
5. JacobZu7zu7 4,490


Player List

skosh
cparsley
jblenkle (eliminated Round 7)
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 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:00 PM

There wasn't a galaga??? Shame Coleco shame! :)

#3 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:37 PM

Another Final! I need a drink before I watch... whew.

It's gonna be a battle!

Here's 7800 / 5200 FINAL ROUND links, to see how the other Finals of Galaga and Centipede went down.


5200 - Centipede
http://www.atariage....de-final-round/

7800 - Galaga
http://www.atariage....ound-10-galaga/

Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:39 PM.


#4 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:19 PM

Still with you in spirit...good luck to the final two (it's kind of a relief to be out of it!!!)

Galaxian - 2,980

Another game I semi-suck at...

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#5 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:47 PM

Galaxian - 4,960

joe\'s galaxian - 4,960.gif

OK, I'm through for the night...

#6 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:06 PM

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I never played this game in favor of the more interesting Galaga during that era... This ought to be interesting (as in rather painful)

#7 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:32 AM

Quite painful indeed... 4,490
I like Galaga better myself... easier to hit the targets, this skill 3 is TOUGH!

4,

#8 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:38 AM

Unofficial High Score List (Final game)
  • cparsley 2,930
  • skosh 0
Non KO ranking for points
  • jblenkle 4,960
  • JacobZu7 4,490


#9 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:00 PM

Are you getting weird glitches in the graphics while sometimes playing this game? I noticed the straight white line in your screen shot.

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I never played this game in favor of the more interesting Galaga during that era... This ought to be interesting (as in rather painful)



#10 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:30 PM

Nah, that was Windows XP after the game was over, as I usually have this site, Facebook and a few others running in the background, and when I dragged a window over the MESS window, it then had that line on it (done by Windows not MESS/Coleco)

#11 skosh OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:30 PM

Another Final! I need a drink before I watch... whew.

It's gonna be a battle!

Here's 7800 / 5200 FINAL ROUND links, to see how the other Finals of Galaga and Centipede went down.


5200 - Centipede
http://www.atariage....de-final-round/

7800 - Galaga
http://www.atariage....ound-10-galaga/


Really would have liked to have Centipede as the final game here!!

Here is my first score

5780

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#12 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:10 PM


Another Final! I need a drink before I watch... whew.

It's gonna be a battle!

Here's 7800 / 5200 FINAL ROUND links, to see how the other Finals of Galaga and Centipede went down.


5200 - Centipede
http://www.atariage....de-final-round/

7800 - Galaga
http://www.atariage....ound-10-galaga/


Really would have liked to have Centipede as the final game here!!

Here is my first score

5780

galaxian advanced 5780.jpg


God, your going to kill me and you want more of a home court advantage??? lol

#13 ed1475 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:58 PM

4,700

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#14 skosh OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:30 PM

God, your going to kill me and you want more of a home court advantage??? lol


Home court advantage? Nah.. Centipede is just a game that I played growing up and like others Galaxian was a title I passed to play Galaga.

The advanced level is difficult which is nice so the games are short and make for nice short sessions. If this were the setting on an arcade cabinet it sure would make a lot of $ per hour for sure.

#15 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:42 PM

Nah, we both toss up our hands, u'd head over to Centipede and I to Galaga.

#16 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:01 AM

Really would have liked to have Centipede as the final game here!!


That's the challenge of tournaments - having to excel at games you're not always well practiced at. Galaxian is one of my favourite games and I even prefer it to Galaga in some ways.

The ColecoVision port is excellent and Skill 3 throws you right into the deep end.

#17 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:43 AM

Deep end??? It throws us Galaxian noobs to the sharks (Great Whites at that)...

And yes, it does seem to freak out a little (the game) if you get blown up after taking out the last Galaxian in a wave before it draws the new wave. (I got some white lines in the corner on one play from that). Not sure if it's the game or MESS.

#18 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:32 AM

Deep end??? It throws us Galaxian noobs to the sharks (Great Whites at that)...

And yes, it does seem to freak out a little (the game) if you get blown up after taking out the last Galaxian in a wave before it draws the new wave. (I got some white lines in the corner on one play from that). Not sure if it's the game or MESS.


Galaxian seems to have a fairly limited set of enemy moves and as such can be mastered without too much practice - one of the reasons I set set the difficulty so high. Play at the lowest skill level to get some practice then move back to advanced. At the higher skill level it just places you further into the game (indicated by the number of flags in the bottom right of the screen - one flag per wave of enemies).

I have played the CV Galaxian many times before both on the console and via blueMSX and have never seen any graphical glitches. Try another emulator - sounds like it may be MESS.

#19 chuckwalla OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:03 PM

17,780

Surprised that many ColecoVision fans aren't big on this game.

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#20 mc#4 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:11 PM

I tried to play this several times over the last few days and haven't lasted more than a few seconds per life! My hat's off to you guys!

#21 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:13 PM

Galaxian - 5,340

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#22 skosh OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:00 PM

20160

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#23 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:52 AM

20160

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Great score - well done.

#24 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:36 PM

I am soooooo soooooooooooooooooooooooo dead...

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#25 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:28 PM

6,020 now... still acres behind.




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