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#51 Iwantgames:) OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:01 PM

MS-DOS -

Wolfenstein 3D - 337min
Finished all 6 episodes :)

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Posted Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:42 PM

Atari 2600:

Q*Bert - 25 minutes

Q*Bert is the opening game on 2600 NEW High Score Club Season 4. We are going to play it tomorrow (January 19th).

Check out my warming-up gameplay video - I played on Difficulty B/B just to be prepared.

 

Atari 7800:

1) Centipede - 15 minutes

 

2) Ghost's Revenge [Hack of Pac-Man] - 10 minutes

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3) Gobbler [another Hack of Pac-Man] - 160 minutes

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4) Ms. Pac-Man - 80 minutes

 

5) Xevious - 205 minutes in several sessions

 

Check out the following Xevious gameplay videos - Novice and Intermediate for training; Advanced and Expert for 7800 High Score Club Season 7, Round 15.



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Posted Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:10 PM

Battlezone (2600) - 11 minutes

Night Driver (2600) - 5 minutes

Missle Command (2600) - 16 minutes

Hogan's Alley (NES) - 54 minutes

Air Fortress (NES) - 67 minutes

Super Hydlide (Genesis) - 73 minutes

Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (Apple II) - 164 minutes



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Posted Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:57 PM

My times for the week:
 
Atari 2600:
Wabbit - 1 min.
 
NES:
Jimmy Connors Tennis - 5 min.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms - 600 min.
Top Players' Tennis - 241 min.
Urban Champion - 8 min.
 
SMS:
Andre Agassi Tennis - 2 min.
 
Genesis:
Master of Monsters - 9 min.
 
Game Gear:
Andre Agassi Tennis - 2 min.
Double Dragon - 13 min.
 
Other than winning some matches in Top Players' Tennis (aka Evert and Lendl in...), I mainly played Romance of the Three Kingdoms this week. Anyone who's ever gotten sucked into that world knows what a time sink it can be, but at least I can play while watching TV with my wife.
 
I'm playing Scenario 5 on the highest difficulty as Liu Bei, and so far I've taken over two states (one by force) and repelled multiple ill-conceived invasion attempts by Cao Cao -- with whom I thought I had an alliance, or at least an understanding -- thanks to cat-'n'-mouse and fire tactics. Hard to understand why the CPU attacks with a force too small to occupy my castles.


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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:34 AM

Atari Jaguar:
Raiden - 45 min.

Sony PlayStation:
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete - 210 min.
 



#56 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:38 AM

I can play Atari 2600 q*bert forever.  Are you allowing the jump through coily in mid-air? 



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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:16 AM

I can play Atari 2600 q*bert forever.  Are you allowing the jump through coily in mid-air? 

 

Incidentally, that very question has just been asked in the HSC thread. An answer by Baz or Jake, the mods, is pending. I assume it'll be allowed.

 

Please feel free to join, roll the score and set a mark there :-).


Edited by karokoenig, Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:17 AM.


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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:37 PM

Here are my times for the past week (January 12th through 18th)...

 

Online (non-eligible):

 

Castaway 2 - 553 min. in 7 sessions

 

Yamaha PSR-E443 Keyboard (non-eligible by far):

 

Say goodbye to Hollywood (twice) - 8 min.

El Lute (German) - 5 min.

 

I continued to play Castaway 2. Sadly, I made a mistake when saving the game, so I lost all progress made since January 11th, but by yesterday, I already had recovered some of it.

 

As for the Yamaha... this is a new keyboard I bought on January 5th. I'm currently in the process of trying out all the available styles and voices, and in the process I also play some songs. Since you also call this "playing", I thought it would be apprioriate to list the songs I played here, although it's music, not games, I play here, so of course they aren't eligibe for the Top 10. ;-)



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Posted Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:57 PM

Haha, should I begin to list the repertoire for my concert band? In that case, I'll have at least two more hours of "playing" every week to add. :-D



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Posted Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:14 PM

What happened to "thegoldenband"?   No stats this week so far.

 

 



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Posted Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:47 PM

My apologies, I keep getting derailed when I sit down to work on 'em. I'll have them up later today!



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Posted Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:42 PM

Here's the summary for Week 3, running from January 12 - 18. We logged 2983 minutes of eligible play, playing 44 games on a total of 17 systems.
 
Top 10:
 
1. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (NES/Famicom) - 600
2. Wolfenstein 3D (PC (DOS)) - 337
3. Kaboom (Atari 2600) - 244
4. Top Players' Tennis [aka Four Player Tennis] (NES/Famicom) - 241
5. Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PlayStation) - 210
6. Xevious (Atari 7800) - 205
7. Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (Apple II) - 164
8. Gobbler [Pac-Man hack] (Atari 7800) - 160
9. Mega Man 3 (NES/Famicom) - 141
10. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 7800) - 80
 
Pre-NES top 10:
 
1. Kaboom (Atari 2600) - 244
2. Xevious (Atari 7800) - 205
3. Beyond Castle Wolfenstein (Apple II) - 164
4. Gobbler [Pac-Man hack] (Atari 7800) - 160
5. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 7800) - 80
6. Fortress of Narzod (Vectrex) - 55
7. Berzerk (Vectrex) - 30
8. Q*bert (Atari 2600) - 25
9. Bruce Lee (Atari 8-bit) - 18
10. Missile Command (Atari 2600) - 16
 
Top 10 systems:
 
1. NES/Famicom (1155)
2. Atari 7800 (470)
3. PC (DOS) (337)
4. Atari 2600 (302)
5. PlayStation (210)
6. Apple II (164)
7. Genesis (115)
8. Vectrex (100)
9. Atari Jaguar (45)
10. Atari 8-bit (29)
 
It was an "interesting" time in Chinese history, and now it's #1 on our tracker, as Koei's most famous strategy/simulation game takes the brass ring and leads the NES to #1 as well.
 
Meanwhile, the Apple II and Amstrad CPC make rare but welcome appearances on the tracker (the former garnering #6 on the system charts), and the Wolfenstein franchise garners two spots in the top 10.


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Posted Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:47 AM

Early bird entry for this week. Got a wisdom tooth extracted yesterday, so I oubt there will be any more gameplay in the next two days... Went well, though...

 

A bit of variety again. High Score Club has started, hence the Q-Bert playtime. Atarian, I'm still waiting for your rollage score ;)

 

Atari 2600

Q-Bert: 39 min

 

NES

Ski or Die: 12 min

 

Master System

California Games: 9 min

 

Schneider CPC

Muggins the Spaceman: 7 min

War Hawk: 10 min

 

I attached a photo of the Schneider in action. Isn't that baby beautiful?

 

But man... War Hawk is about the most relentless Space Shooter I ever played. Barely playable... But the music is awesome! Made by Rob Hubbard.

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Posted Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:42 PM

More testing for next week.

 

Apple II:
Bilestoad - 5 min.
Choplifter - 4 min.
Impossible Mission - 8 min.
Night Crawler - 4 min.
Robot Battle - 10 min.
Star Blazer - 6 min.
Starblaster - 2 min.
Taxman - 4 min.
 
C64:
Olympic Skier - 90 min.
 
Sord M5:
Pooyan - 10 min.
Step Up - 8 min.
Super Cobra - 13 min.
 
Gaming on the Sord has become much more pleasant after I just finished my PC gamepad to M5 conversion. It involved removing every component inside, cutting some unwanted tracks, solder in new diodes where appropriate, solder the mini-DIN side of the cable and then reconnect the wires inside where they should go. If I do it once more, I expect to finish it faster.
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Posted Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:12 AM

Atari 2600

Kaboom!- 302 minutes

 

 

High score of the week: 41,818


Edited by Atarian7, Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:12 AM.


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Posted Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:02 AM

You can add 20 minutes of Jr Pac Man (Atari 2600) to my list. Surprisingly, I did get some more playtime in before doors close here...



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Posted Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:10 AM

Coleco -

Quest for The Golden Chalice - 55min
Got a coleco emulator working on my iPaq and tried out this homebrew. Pretty cool adventure clone :) I beat quest 1 on all 3 difficulty's :D


MS-DOS -

DOOM - 101min

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss - 96min


NES -

Super Mario Bros. 3 - 17min

Legend of Zelda - 4min

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Posted Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:40 PM

ATARI 2600:

 

1) Ms. Pac-Man - 140 minutes in several attempts. Highest score: 266,330 points

Check out my gameplay video and statistical table which shows more details of gameplay.

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2) Q*Bert - 75 minutes in several attempts.

Highest score on Difficulty AA, obtained for 2600 NEW HSC Season 4, Week 1 - 71,175 points

 

ATARI 7800:

 

1) Crazy Otto - 25 minutes

 

2) Pesco [Hack of Pac-Man] - 10 minutes

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3) Portable Ms. Pac-Man [Hack of Pac-Man] - 140 minutes

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4) Waka Waka [Hack of Pac-Man] - 130 minutes

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Posted Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:19 PM

Here are my times for this past week January 19th through 25th:

 

Online (non-eligible):

Castaway 2 - 508 min. in 4 sessions

 

Castaway 2 is the only game I played this week. Meanwhile I've seen all but 10 areas, that is about 90% of the total game. I can't say when I'll play classic games again, though...

Apart from that, I played some more on my new keyboard, but I won't list the songs again this time. ;-)



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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:41 AM

Friends, over the years we've set a lot of records in the tracker. There's Atarian7's 100000+ minutes of Kaboom, a mark unlikely ever to be exceeded.

 

One of the most long-standing records is homerwannabee's single-week total of 3000 minutes of Galaxian, set back in 2009. Homer also set the #2 total, with 2100 minutes of Galaxian in 2009 as well, while I took the #3 spot with 1928 minutes of Warrior of Rome II.

 

You'll see why I mention all this when I post my gameplay time for this week:

 

NES:
Romance of the Three Kingdoms - 3705 min.
 
No, that's not a typo! And yes, I beat the game -- tonight, in fact. So, uh, the record is now mine.
 
But I should immediately note that this is a very different beast than Homer's feat of endurance, Atarian7's Kaboom marathons, or even my Warrior of Rome II efforts. Much of this gameplay time was accrued while doing things like eating dinner, watching TV with my wife, listening to music, or talking on the phone. And all of it was in an emulator.
 
To elaborate: much as I love the game, ROTK involves -- if played optimally -- a lot of repetitive tasks that don't require much attention. You basically have to micromanage your states, but mostly in a rote, mechanical way that avoids tripping the game's threshold for negative consequences. None of the game's inputs are time-sensitive, so reflexes are a non-issue. Sure, you have to be well-organized -- I kept a text file with extensive notes -- but adrenaline-based concentration is never needed. And the game is slow, with stuttering scrolling on the battle scenes that adds several seconds between actions.
 
Now, add to the mix a couple unexpected days off from work, and you'll see how I managed to play over 60 hours of this game in a week. I suppose I ought to feel a mixture of pride and embarrassment, but eh, I don't feel much of either. How many of us spend close to that much time on the Internet, after all?
 
To beat a dear relic of my childhood for the first time -- I did a savestate playthrough in the early 2000s, but that doesn't really count -- well, it closes a circle nicely. Liu Bei holds sway over all of China: and if the stories they tell about him are true, he would've been the right man for the job (history worked out differently).
 
Next, I think I'll play...anything else. For about 15 minutes, ideally.


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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:49 AM

Vectrex:

Cosmic Chasm 15 min
Berzerk 45 min
Solar Quest 40 min

Atari 2600:

Stay Frosty 2 60 min
Fall Down 30 min
Pacman 2600 15 min
Yars Revenge 20 min
Berzerk 25 min
Vanguard 15 min
Wizard of WOR 20 min

Arcade:

Qbert 20 min
Mappy 20 min
Wizard of WOR 30 min

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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:25 AM

Atari Jaguar:
Raiden - 110 min.



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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:34 AM

Next, I think I'll play...anything else. For about 15 minutes, ideally.

I see you are facing a bright future, given there are more than 60 games within this series. Some might just be straight ports so it wouldn't matter which version you play, but there are English titled sequels up to XII. Kind of surprising the two first games exist on the Amiga, with dates for Japanese releases. I didn't know the Amiga ever had a following in far-east Asia.

http://en.wikipedia....eo_game_series)

 

Or perhaps you'll settle with just a nice game of Chess?


Edited by carlsson, Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:37 AM.


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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:12 PM

I see you are facing a bright future, given there are more than 60 games within this series. Some might just be straight ports so it wouldn't matter which version you play, but there are English titled sequels up to XII. Kind of surprising the two first games exist on the Amiga, with dates for Japanese releases. I didn't know the Amiga ever had a following in far-east Asia.


I'm definitely planning to at least play II through IV, since I own them (II & III on the Genesis, IV on the Saturn) and have such a long history with the first game. It's surprising to me too that it's on Amiga, especially in Japanese -- I'll have to look that up!
 

Or perhaps you'll settle with just a nice game of Chess?


It's been known to happen. :D But at least chess only requires 20-100 discrete inputs from me, with huge amounts of time in between. About the only time ROTK "plays itself" is during the enemy's phase in battles, or if I appoint my governors to act independently (which can save time but also lead to disastrous consequences).

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Posted Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:08 PM

Here's the summary for Week 4, running from January 19 - 25. We logged 5526 minutes of eligible play, playing 44 games on a total of 13 systems.
 
Top 10:
 
1. Romance of the Three Kingdoms (NES/Famicom) - 3705
2. Kaboom (Atari 2600) - 302
3. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 140
3. Portable Ms. Pac-Man [Pac-Man hack] (Atari 7800) - 140
5. Waka Waka [Pac-Man hack] (Atari 7800) - 130
6. Q*bert (Atari 2600) - 114
7. Raiden (Atari Jaguar) - 110
8. Doom (PC (DOS)) - 101
9. Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (PC (DOS)) - 96
10. Olympic Skier (C64) - 90
 
Pre-NES top 10:
 
1. Kaboom (Atari 2600) - 302
2. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 140
2. Portable Ms. Pac-Man [Pac-Man hack] (Atari 7800) - 140
4. Waka Waka [Pac-Man hack] (Atari 7800) - 130
5. Q*bert (Atari 2600) - 114
6. Olympic Skier (C64) - 90
7. Stay Frosty 2 (Atari 2600) - 60
8. Quest for the Golden Chalice (ColecoVision) - 55
9. Berzerk (Vectrex) - 45
10. Solar Quest (Vectrex) - 40
 
Top 10 systems:
 
1. NES/Famicom (3738)
2. Atari 2600 (761)
3. Atari 7800 (305)
4. PC (DOS) (197)
5. Atari Jaguar (110)
6. Vectrex (100)
7. C64 (90)
8. Arcade (70)
9. ColecoVision (55)
10. Apple II (43)
 
显然,统计的门将是疯了。这么多小时!难道他喝太多茶?
 
(And obviously, Romance of the Three Kingdoms becomes the 144th member of our 1000-minute club -- and with 4305 minutes to date, it's now #6 on the all-time list.)






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