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#26 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:27 PM


I beginning to think we should be playing with original equpiment only.


I would like to be able to do this, but I would have to sit out most of the season. My 5200 collection is still rather small, so I need to use emulators for games I don't have.

I'm in this boat, too. I always prefer to play on original hardware - that's half the fun - but if I don't have the game I'll play on an emulator because it's my only choice and I'd rather participate than not. Case in point: Dig Dug. :)

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:13 AM

Had a few goes on the A8 Computer port of the 5200 version ;)
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gives atariron and rr a chance to kick my butt for a change :P

#28 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:09 PM

Dig Dug - 17,740

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#29 therealbountybob ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:52 PM

OK I worked out how to play (for one go anyway) :)
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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:23 PM

Working out a strategy...

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#31 atariron82 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:24 PM

...the strategy is working :)

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#32 therealbountybob ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:39 AM

Drat :twisted:
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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 2:32 PM

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#34 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 11:26 PM

Pretty terrible at Dig Dug to begin with, and I was only able to squeeze in one game but I figured I might as well get on the board.

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#35 zylon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 12:56 AM

Looks like someone's going for the bonus. :thumbsup:

#36 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 9:29 AM

zylon and myself seems to be pretty humble in our scores, since our Knockout final and semi-final...
game selection is key sometimes, I think... :D

Haven't been able to figure Dig Dug out, even with practice... 3 underground creatures come at me at once,
I blow half-way into all 3 (to buy more time)... yet 1 comes back to size and kills me!!

I don't know how you guys get over 100-200ks!

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 12:00 PM

Perhaps "someone" should share tips and offer up a sporting chance. :ponder:

I always do on the games I'm good at. |:)

#38 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 12:22 PM

I haven't had a chance to play this 5200 version for this hsc yet, but I do know general Dig Dug strategies:

1. Start the level by quickly killing as many enemies that are easy pickins', and getting to a safe spot. Don't let them group and surround and get you.
2. learn how to dig under a boulder and sit there forcing the enemies to approach you from 1 side (if in ghost form) or from below if solid, dropping the boulder on them all. Big points + clears the board of those enemies quickly.
3. To pump fast, keep moving foward as you pump. Don't stand still and pump ever - its too slow. Moving forward as you pump ensures that you'll hit a 2nd enemy who is travelling thru the enemy you are pumping up. If you don't break the pump line by moving a little, the enemy won't get hit by the pump and travel thru and get you.
4. Once you get to big point vegetables, that is you main goal -drop 2 boulders and get the veggie. Don't worry about killing Fygars from the left/right (to earn 2x points for them) and don't worry about trying to kill enemies lower on-screen (they are worth more the lower you are) - don't worry about that once it gets past like 5 levels or so. Just kill the enemies, survive, and use the veggies as your big points. When your skill improves, then you can try to squeeze every single point out of a level.

Edited by Cafeman, Fri Mar 2, 2012 12:23 PM.


#39 sdamon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 12:46 PM

Solid tips! That's really the key strategies there. I'd only add the following...

Don't wait directly under the rock, but instead just a bit further below it. That way, you have some room to move if necessary (if directly under it, the rock will drop right on you if you so much as twitch!) Also, you can then use your pump to hold enemies in place, making it easier to get two or three of them with the rock.

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 2:32 PM

Here's another tip... don't leave the game paused and go have your dinner as it returns to the demo mode :mad: luckily I took a photo before hand...
364,800
I think I've got the hang of this game now :grin:

DD doesn't seem to get any harder after a while and repeats screens, the main downside is it continues to dish out extra men which is every two levels or so if you eat a lot of pineapple... a lot of games seem to have this 'flaw', I guess programmers never expected anyone to get so far... the A8 DropZone is nice as at 1m pts it stops with the extra men and bombs :)

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#41 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 9:16 PM

Coin-op Dig Dug also starts to repeat the same 4 levels ad infinitum.

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 8:40 AM

WOW! Awesome score RealBountyBob!! :thumbsup:

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 10:56 AM

WOW! Awesome score RealBountyBob!! :thumbsup:

Thanks :) took me a lot of goes and we had played it recently in the A8 HSC*, thought I hadn't worked out a good fruit grabbing strategy until now... maybe being a PAL player makes this easier... (this is a game that would play better being a bit faster on PAL)... *goochman's record 553,700

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 11:10 PM

Sadly, the tips actually took 30% off my game. Looks like I'm sticking with my one and done play.

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 1:44 AM

Pretty good tips but I'm still lost...

I am just not diggin' it...

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 7:10 AM

364,800
I think I've got the hang of this game now :grin:


I'd say you've got the knack of it!! Excellent score trbb. I don't think I'll be able to top that one...but you never know...:ponder:

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 11:58 AM

I had a watermellon looking right at me, and the final bouncing orange somehow tapped me,
GRRrrr!

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#48 skosh OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 5:03 PM

Thanks for the tips Cafeman / sdamon.... just what I needed. Prior to your tips my old strategy was only able to get me 150k with most scores in the 75-100k range. So I started using the tips along with a fruit grabbing strategy and quit at 5 million.

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 5:07 PM

17,600 couldnt get the pic fast enough.

#50 sdamon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 5:53 PM

Un-freakin-believable score, skosh! Well done!!!

Wasn't feelin' well the past couple days :woozy: , but finally felt well enough today to "pump up" my score a bit. ;-)

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Edited by sdamon, Sun Mar 4, 2012 5:54 PM.





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