Thanks guys, for the HSC record change. I had no idea that a "camping" strategy was used to get the aforementioned record high score. It seems like a rather "pointless" way to play the game, akin to blowing up all the asteroids, save one in Asteroids
and pegging the flying saucer repeatedly to rack up a million
My strategy was (and is) pretty straight forward and pattern based; I claim the maximum bonus in each round by lining up all 3 diamond blocks, one "block" from the wall. It gets risky in the higher levels and the snowbees end up getting the best of me when I make split-second wrong turns.
You know, that's the way most? (if not all) of us played Asteroids the last time it was played in the 7800 HSC.
Keep shooting the small UFO
A few people crushed the old HSC record score too.
Say it isn't so rr?! Yeah, I suppose it might be fun for awhile if you were trying to "fry" the game and everyone was doing it. There is a challenge in not accidently hitting the last asteroid while shooting the UFO (since shots wrap around screen).
NE146: Yes, it's legit if allowed(see above). Just don't be the only knucklehead who wonders "why is everybody getting 100X more points than me?"
Yeah, that's the way i've always played Asteroids.
I assumed most other people played it the same way.
Yeah, it does take some skill to shoot that small UFO and not get shot.
for the record,
when I played Asteroids in the 7800 HSC, I DID NOT milk points from the UFO...
I will say I tried it for a moment, but the amount of time it would take to achieve a high score is exceedingly LONG!! it would become a marathon play and I don't have the patience (or time) for that... folks who know my style of play know I prefer FAST, high speed, twitch gameplay! I was more successful scoring high points in Asteroids when the screen was covered with rocks and going to town blasting and dodging everything!
Asteroids hands out an extend (at least in the 7800 version on default settings) every 10,000 points, and at the higher levels, you kind of get an extra life thrown at you more frequently as you're scoring more points per round in the later levels...
Edited by Sonic R, Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:18 AM.