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#1 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:26 PM

This season, the NES HSC is going to participate in the AA-wide knockout competition. See the rules here:

http://www.atariage....t-announcement/

If you get knocked out, you can still compete in the NES HSC, but your score will not count towards the knockout tournament. So I'll be posting 2 sets of results for each round.

This round's game was picked by cparsley.

Title: Pin*Bot
Developer: Rare
Publisher: Nintendo
Released: April, 1990 (US)

http://youtu.be/-AYtvyfiyY0

Rules:

This round will end on Thursday, March 8th.

Tips:

Scores so far:

1. cparsley 16,810,780 +9
2. asponge 15,875,630 +6
3. Sonic R 12,869,700 +3
4. atarilovesyou 3,853,570 +1
5. jblenkle 3,209,400 +1
6. roadrunner 1,395,960 +1

Current standings:

1. asponge 27
2. Sonic R 25
3. cparsley 18
4. atarilovesyou 13
5. Austin 9
6(t). bigbee99 5
6(t). roadrunner 5
8. jblenkle 4
9. LarcenTyler 3
10(t). classicgamer_27330 1
10(t). Jibbajaba 1

Players still alive in the knockout:

Sonic R
asponge
cparsley
bigbee99
LarcenTyler
Austin
Jibbajaba
roadrunner

Edited by Jibbajaba, Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:48 PM.


#2 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:41 PM

Ahhhh.... more Rare!
I'm not complaining though… I quite like Pin•bot!

#3 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:13 PM

Now I see you! :)

#4 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:03 PM

had a go after I got home from work…

starting off with:

5,073,770

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#5 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:41 PM

  • cparsley 14,078,600
  • Sonic R 5,073,770
  • asponge
Unofficial Final 3 standings - updated as of post 7

Edited by cparsley, Thu Mar 1, 2012 12:24 PM.


#6 atarilovesyou OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:47 PM

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. SWEET I SAY!

#7 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 12:23 PM

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Opening salvo, damn blue blob that eats your ball (Triangular ball that is), and damn missles that blow up your flippers :(

#8 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 2:16 PM

Alot of pinball games being played in the HSC's.
We got Pinball Jam over in the Lynx HSC and there's Pinball Fantasies in the Jag HSC.

#9 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 5:09 PM

Pinbot - 2,859,240

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#10 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 9:28 PM

some improvement…

12,869,700

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#11 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 5:24 PM

Pinbot - 3,209,400

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#12 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM

1,395,960

#13 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2012 4:20 PM

as of post 12
  • cparsley 14,078,600
  • Sonic R 12,869,700
  • asponge Yet to post
Not in KO
  • jblenkle 3,209,400
  • roadrunner 1,395,960


#14 asponge OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2012 10:44 PM

I really struggled to get myself into a rhythm this round. Eventually, I got it together.

15,875,630

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Opening salvo, damn blue blob that eats your ball (Triangular ball that is), and damn missles that blow up your flippers :(


Yes, the blue blob sucks. I try to get off of that board as soon as possible. I'd rather take my chances with the bird/missiles that you can defend against instead of the blob which is basically a death march.

#15 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 9:41 AM

Try round 4 then... the missles remain, but the non-missle birds now try to pick up your ball and fly it away. You also do know you can get the ball away from that blue blob, right?

#16 asponge OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 1:57 PM

Try round 4 then... the missles remain, but the non-missle birds now try to pick up your ball and fly it away.


I know I at least made it to level 4 last night and possibly level 5. I'm not sure. I ended on a level where the machine was a bright blue. I was on my last ball and only lasted a few minutes after I got there. And, yes I had one of those birds snatch a ball from be along the way. I thought the level was red, but I could just be confusing it with level 3.

You also do know you can get the ball away from that blue blob, right?


Yeah, I know you can. I just have a hard time doing so for some reason. It seems like you have to shake the table just before the ball lands in it's mouth. A split second too late and you're SOL. I did get the blob to release the ball once last night, but I can't do it consistenly. As I said before my strategy instead is to just rip through the level as fast as possible. I alwasy lose a ball so maybe that's not the greatest strategy. :)

#17 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 5, 2012 10:52 PM

Blue is 4... lost both of a double ball on my final ball to the bird grabbing them right next to Pin*Bot's visor, and no chance to save em...

New score...

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15,912,720

#18 atarilovesyou OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012 7:16 PM

You guys are animals! I guess I have to put something up, lol!...

3,853,570

I used to play this one way back when and never had any idea how to do much other than open up the mask, get the mulitball, that kinda thing. I know if you hit the far left ramp that sometimes it advances a level, but it's a tricky shot. I know how to advance the planets but it's more of a luck thing. I remember once being able to get the different shape balls, but can't remember.

I know it's late, but any good links to how to score highest, how to do the tricks and stuff like that?

I made it to the third board, and yes, those missles are a pain.

#19 Sonic R OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012 9:58 PM

I am going to have to submit… I'm just struggling playing at this level… played a bit tonight and best I could do was 10 million… I don't see 15 million plus in the next hour and I'm getting burnt out at this point…

#20 cparsley OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 8, 2012 10:15 PM

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My final posting for this game.

#21 asponge OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 9, 2012 12:07 AM

I tried again tonight as well. Unfortunately I couldn't get anything going to beat 16 million. When does this round end?

#22 atarilovesyou OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:37 PM

Hmmm, a bit of inactivity...is the next round starting soon?

Spring Break, perhaps?

Edited by atarilovesyou, Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:58 AM.


#23 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:22 PM

Sorry guys. Trust, me it was far from spring "break". We're down a man at work, and since there are only 3 of us normally, the two of us who are still here have a muc higher workload until they get us a replacement. So unfortunately, video games and video game forums got put on the back burner.

Anyway, here are the final standings for this round:

1. cparsley 16,810,780 +9
2. asponge 15,875,630 +6
3. Sonic R 12,869,700 +3
4. atarilovesyou 3,853,570 +1
5. jblenkle 3,209,400 +1
6. roadrunner 1,395,960 +1

That was definitely a knock-down, drag-out, but unfortunately someone had to get knocked out, and that person was Sonic R.

cparsley thinks that I should pick the game for the next round since it's the final. I'd rather post something that I know that you guys both have, so that no one has the disadvantage of emulation to deal with. I'll just PM you guys.

Chris

#24 Shawndec OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 3, 2014 12:02 PM

I know my entry is a little late but broke out the old Pin*Bot today and ended up with 10,316,920.

Shawn

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