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#1 zylon ONLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2012 8:34 PM

Our game this round is Vanguard. This is one punishing port of this game so play on defaults and DO NOT use continues. After last round, everyone's reflexes should be ready for this one. :ponder:
Autofire is allowed and encouraged.

Round ends on Sunday, May 27th 2012 @ 10pm EST


Current HSC record: Vanguard - phuzaxeman 73,230(BUSTED)
New Record: 188,880 - trbb(used A8 version)* 136,750 - JacobZu7zu7 (on real 5200)
Bust it for a bonus point!


Final scores:

188,880 trbb(+1)+11=12
136,750 JacobZu7zu7(+1)+10=11
131,700 atariron82(+1)+9=10
118,880 sdamon(+1)+8=9
79,820 Cafeman(+1)+7=8
68,530 SpaceShooter +6
55,620 peedenmark7 +5
22,280 roadrunner +4
17,000 jblenkle +3
8,520 zylon +2

Current Standings:

sdamon - 74
skosh - 47
atariron82 - 44
JacobZu7zu7 - 44
trbb - 37
tank - 36
BydoEmpire - 30
peedenmark7 - 30
roadrunner - 28
Sonic R - 26
jblenkle - 23
Cafeman - 23
patbb - 20
zylon - 19
NE146 - 15
chuckwalla - 14
SpaceShooter - 9
BillyHW - 8
ahuffman - 1
oyamafamily - 1*
Mister VCS - 1*

Rounds Won:

sdamon - 2
skosh - 2
trbb - 2
JacobZu7zu7 - 1

Edited by zylon, Sun May 27, 2012 8:21 PM.


#2 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 13, 2012 11:38 PM

Vanguard - 4,270

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#3 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 14, 2012 6:56 AM

I haven't played this game for years. A long time ago, it stopped being much fun for me. That's what is great about the HSC - it gives a reason to revisit these games. I have no idea what my highest score usually is or how that compares to the norm. I guess I will find out.

Remember the commercial, "Luthor fights the Gorn!", followed by explosion and "huh huh huh" :D (or, whatever that final enemy is called, I forget).

#4 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 14, 2012 2:40 PM

I love me some Vanguard. Not my favorite port, but I still enjoy the game. Hopefully I can turn in a respectable performance this round...

#5 zylon ONLINE  

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Posted Mon May 14, 2012 3:59 PM

I'd have loved a 2-stick port of this one. :sad:

#6 SpaceShooter OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 14, 2012 5:51 PM

First run at it.................



7,280

Refuel, Reload, Retry! :D


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#7 SpaceShooter OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 14, 2012 7:56 PM

Second attack run.....



60,810


The Rainbow Zone makes me seasick...LOL!


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Refuel, Reload, Retry!

#8 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2012 6:17 AM

7,600


ugh... so far not diggin' this one. Are the controls sluggish and unresponsive for you guys??!

35,830

Punishing port indeed! Way tougher then the 2600. Though I am getting used to it...

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Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Tue May 15, 2012 12:12 PM.


#9 sdamon OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2012 4:28 PM

Two Gonds destroyed, one record broken!

78,830

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This port is punishing indeed if you have to play it with the 5200 standard stick. If at all possible, try to find a control method that allows you to hit the fire button constantly and rapidly... that's a major key to success with this game!

#10 zylon ONLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2012 5:31 PM

^That didn't take long.^ :-o

Alright guys, go get him. :evil:

#11 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2012 5:35 PM

22,280

#12 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2012 5:45 PM

Great music in this game! :thumbsup:





#13 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 3:23 AM

Got through the first stage but didn't defeat the end guy 37,200 :)
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Again I'm on the A8 computer ver... the controls are much better (ok a bit better) after completing the first round. Vanguard could really do with the diagonals programming and longer stages between the rainbow bits and faster movement!

#14 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 3:26 AM

Great music in this game! :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
hee hee more Queen - I never realised this! Hopefully someone is replacing my duff F.G. tape with a nice CD for my brithday!

#15 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 7:37 AM

First attempt: 42,290. Got to the 2nd "level" after the Gond. Styx zone kills most my lives.

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#16 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 9:16 AM

I would like to suggest one change to the parameters of this HSC round - that we can turn auto-fire on. Pressing the 5200 button over & over will kill anyone's hand. This is an option right on the Game Start screen, not an emulator cheat.

Mind you, only using auto-fire is actually a disadvantage since it shoots a bit slower than rapid-manual-presses.

Edited by Cafeman, Wed May 16, 2012 11:12 AM.


#17 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 1:36 PM

Vanguard - 6,240

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#18 SpaceShooter OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 3:50 PM

Third try...




68,530
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This port is BRUTAL!!!

#19 zylon ONLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 5:07 PM

You may Auto-fire at will. :)

#20 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 5:37 PM

You may Auto-fire at will. :)

40,090 Next session I will use the auto fire!
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#21 zylon ONLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 5:54 PM


You may Auto-fire at will. :)

40,090 Next session I will use the auto fire!
Vanguard40090.jpg


You may Auto-fire at will. :)

40,090 Next session I will use the auto fire!
Vanguard40090.jpg

I guess poor Will is toast then? :P

#22 atariron82 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 16, 2012 9:43 PM

I never realized what a great looking(and sounding) game this is. Of course, I'll have to ice my left wrist down after a few practice runs through the space odyssey :| I believe I'll use the autofire from here out...

25,870

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Edited by atariron82, Tue May 22, 2012 3:39 PM.


#23 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2012 5:40 AM

53,240

Oh no... tired arms getting this score last night, I just read this topic again,
and it says auto-fire IS allowed. :-o :twisted:

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#24 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2012 11:07 AM

The game is much better with the REPEAT fire selected, especially after you get to the 2nd round - it files along nicely :)
Had a couple more goes 56.800 64,660 but still not defeated the end of level guy!
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#25 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 17, 2012 11:53 AM

I think you only get 1000 points for that stupid Gond.

Lookie what I found - my own review of the game (circa 2002 or so). http://cafeman.www9....00vanguard.html

Edited by Cafeman, Thu May 17, 2012 12:04 PM.





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