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#76 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 6, 2012 3:40 AM

trbb, my 137K score is for the 1988 version no warps

Thanks. corrected above :)
CC1988 - 392,619 - Got to level 9 that impossible staircase but got stuck twice trying to move across with a hyperactive tree in hot pursuit :twisted:
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CC1984 - 329,368 - Level 8 despite loosing 3 men gettting stuck under lifts - eventually the bees come and kill you if you stand still.
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Now then, am I missing something point grabbingly obvious - I managed to kill a green 'dot eater'(?) for the 1st time... how ? think I was running at high speed into one as it ate a dot - think I read something about this in the instructions :? :-o
[I guess as Dodgers record is 600K he knew the secret (and the warps) so I've made it a bonus point challenge:
The 1988 "XE" version was played way back at the start of season 5; the record is 602,089 held by former HSC great dodgers. 1pt bonus for beating this score (using warps) ]

Heavy Metal
6 Jewels :P just one more to find and I'm rich, rich I tell you :D
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#77 Scalak OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 6, 2012 1:57 PM

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Edited by Scalak, Fri Jul 6, 2012 2:20 PM.


#78 Scalak OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 6, 2012 2:05 PM

Now then, am I missing something point grabbingly obvious - I managed to kill a green 'dot eater'(?) for the 1st time... how ? think I was running at high speed into one as it ate a dot - think I read something about this in the instructions :? :-o


eat him in the same moment when he eat (observe his throat)

Edited by Scalak, Fri Jul 6, 2012 2:05 PM.


#79 Champions_2002 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012 12:32 AM

Here is my score for Crystal Castles i played the rom version

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#80 bluecat OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012 2:56 AM

Crystal Castle '84 - 70,711. I'm happy with that :)

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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012 4:00 AM

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#82 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012 3:30 PM

Keep the scores coming folks! This round and the VOTE for the next game close Monday morning UK time. Be sure to checkout both versions of Crystal Castles and post your thoughts... also Heavy Metal is worth a few goes to pick up some HSC bonus points ; 1pt per Jewel Collected ;)

#83 Scalak OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 7, 2012 3:41 PM

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AHA #77 i'ts 7 Jewels ;)

and:
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Edited by Scalak, Sun Jul 8, 2012 3:13 AM.


#84 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 5:25 AM

Geat work Scalak :thumbsup:

OK I need your help on Heavy Metal - played all morning but still only 6 Jewels. I have 4 by the time I reach the 1st RED background screen; is this correct? I can't see where to go after getting 6; I get stuck on a dead end of 3 red screens. Apart from the BLUE screen with all the pads on the floor and the one up above I think I've been everywhere but obviously I keep missing one :-o

Thanks ;)

Last day to VOTE folks - I've made it a public vote so we can see who's voted for what.... think we have a few shy players lucking in the ranks... c'mon folks join in - the more the merrier :)

#85 Scalak OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 7:51 AM

Geat work Scalak :thumbsup:

OK I need your help on Heavy Metal - played all morning but still only 6 Jewels. I have 4 by the time I reach the 1st RED background screen; is this correct? I can't see where to go after getting 6; I get stuck on a dead end of 3 red screens. Apart from the BLUE screen with all the pads on the floor and the one up above I think I've been everywhere but obviously I keep missing one :-o

Thanks ;)


I think that You take wrong way here:
5th Jevel, take left to 6J
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and here take left to 7th Jevel

If You give up here is my map (I maked without save state :P ) - http://mendela.pl/img/hm_map.png

Edited by Scalak, Sun Jul 8, 2012 7:55 AM.


#86 DieMON OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 11:24 AM

Crystal Castles - 212676 without warps

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Heavy Metal - 2 jewels

Edited by DieMON, Sun Jul 8, 2012 11:26 AM.


#87 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 2:36 PM

Geat work Scalak :thumbsup:

OK I need your help on Heavy Metal - played all morning but still only 6 Jewels. I have 4 by the time I reach the 1st RED background screen; is this correct? I can't see where to go after getting 6; I get stuck on a dead end of 3 red screens. Apart from the BLUE screen with all the pads on the floor and the one up above I think I've been everywhere but obviously I keep missing one :-o

Thanks ;)


I think that You take wrong way here:
5th Jevel, take left to 6J
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and here take left to 7th Jevel

If You give up here is my map (I maked without save state :P ) - http://mendela.pl/img/hm_map.png

Thanks - it's that bottom screen - I didn't think you could go left (must need an eye test as clearly you can!!!) so looks like I'll need to play one more time! I'll not use the map yet! Thanks for doing the Heavy Metal Map it may help a few more players enjoy this decent game :thumbsup:

After much play got to 1st screen of Level 10 on CC '88 - think I'm done 474,244 :)
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#88 Scalak OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 3:13 PM

Thanks - it's that bottom screen - I didn't think you could go left (must need an eye test as clearly you can!!!) so looks like I'll need to play one more time!


No problem! I'm afraid that not one :) mayby five times... mayby... ;)

Edited by Scalak, Sun Jul 8, 2012 3:15 PM.


#89 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 3:35 PM

88 392862. Maybe I'll try again the catch up round

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 5:46 PM

Had a quick go at '84 CC:

98,129

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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012 11:35 PM

A wee tad better: '84 (no warps)

102,351

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2012 9:53 AM

This'll make you chuckle - I played the version of Heavy Metal that I'd typed in years ago (orph are you still typing?!!!) - and on that screen that scalak posted I don't have a path to the left exit so couldn't get the final jewel - I'm guessing I made a typo :twisted: better correct that 20+ year old bug :D oh well! Heavy Metal remains one of the best magazine games I've seen; arguably better than many commerical releases of the time :thumbsup: to Mr. Paul Lay

Turns out Crystal Castles is an excellent game - I've no idea why I've not played this for years! The '84 version offers faster movement on PAL initially but the official '88/XE/5200 version gets plenty fast enough and gives you a chance to eat the dot muchers, on the early levels at least :) Despite a solid perfortmance from orpheuswaking It's congratulations to the "Atari 8-bit Gaming Machine" better know as Scalak for winning CC both versions and Heavy Metal :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: (can anyone stop him? :-o )

Thanks for playing everyone ;-)

Final Tables:

Heavy Metal (# Jewels)
1st Scalak 7 pts
2nd trbb 6 pts
3rd orpheuswaking 2 pts
3rd Caco 2 pts
3rd DieMON 2 pts
3rd Sikor 2 pts
3rd Fallout_002 2 pts

Crystal Castles (1988 & 1984 no warps)
1st Scalak ('88) 537,052 13pts*
2nd orpheuswaking ('88) 498,830 11pts
3rd therealbountybob ('88) 474,244 10pts

4th Scalak ('84) 450,870
5th McKong ('88) 392,862 9pts
6th therealbountybob ('84) 329,368
7th Caco ('88) 254,084 8pts
8th DieMON ('88) 212,676 7pts
9th Fallout_002 ('88) 208,957 6pts
10th roadrunner ('88) 137,947 5pts
11th Sikor ('88) 136,891 4pts
12th innuendo ('84) 123,270 4pts
13th atariron82 ('84) 102,351 3pts
14th jblenkle ('88) 81,046 3pts
15th Sikor ('84) 70,783
16th bluecat ('84) 70,711 2pts
17th roadrunner ('84) 69,281
18th jblenkle ('84) 54,380
19th innuendo ('88) 31,653
20th Goochman 29,476 2pts
21st bluecat ('88) 27,006
22nd justin case ('88) 26,906 2pts
23rd Champions_2002 ('84) 11,172 2pts

*Using Warps Scalak scored 611,419 and beat Dodgers HSC record for a bonus HSC point!
Firestorm scored 589,691 (with warps?) and picks up 3 HSC points (as I changed the rules ;) )

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2012 2:59 AM

Hi There,

a bit late (as usual) but here the Scores from the HSC Munich Beer round table *g

crystal castles
twh - 66782
Lightning - 63493
EinQuadrat - 27930

https://sites.google...ns2012/session8

And the great news are: We have new member "Lightning" who is my neighbor and a geek by nature *g

Edited by twh/f2, Thu Sep 6, 2012 3:36 AM.


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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2012 3:55 AM

Hi There,

a bit late (as usual) but here the Scores from the HSC Munich Beer round table *g

crystal castles
twh - 66782
Lightning - 63493
EinQuadrat - 27930

https://sites.google...ns2012/session8

And the great news are: We have new member "Lightning" who is my neighbor and a geek by nature *g

Hi guys. Your scores and new players always welcome :thumbsup: If any of you want to take part in the "International HSC Olympics Round" (Round 14) it's about to start there and will be a few weeks to play.. do I hear a Team Deutschland? ;)

HSC Points Scored:
twh - 66782 2pts
Lightning - 63493 2pts
EinQuadrat - 27930 1pt
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