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#1226 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 10:18 AM

Thanks for the video!

 

By the way, I don't remember any rule that the person who picks a game is not eligible to win it, that is, he can win two in a row, or more. So I guess you are the undisputed winner of this month! :)

 

(If I had to pick a game, I would have chosen Shamus now, but it's obviously your turn.)

From the peanut gallery.. I'm totally down with Shamus (since I happen to own the cart and love the game, haha)



#1227 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 10:18 AM

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TI-99/4A High Score Challenge
 
Month: July 2017
 
Game: Shamus
 
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I have never played this game until 5 minutes ago.   I found it on my FlashROM99, and it looks cool, so here we go!

 

Good Luck everyone!!

 

 
Oh wait..a prize!    Same prize as last month since it is still available!   Scroll back a few messages to the beginning of June for details.

 

I will ship it anywhere in the world.   Have fun playing!


 

 

 
 
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YESSSSS, lol- it's like you read my mind!  

 

I'm dusting off my sticks now!



#1228 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 10:22 AM

YESSSSS, lol- it's like you read my mind!  
 
I'm dusting off my sticks now!


Those bad guys shoot diagonally! Not fair! This will take some practice!

I scored 2500. Beat that.


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#1229 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 10:25 AM

when i was dinking with the game here recently, i found it kind of difficult to use the TI joysticks to shoot diagonally (you can too, but it's super awkward).  

 

This may be the month where I'm compelled to get an adapter and maybe a Slik Stick or an Epyx joystick, haha.

 

As an aside, I didn't play this game on the TI the first time around, our copy was on the C64- I absolutely LOVE the Synapse games.



#1230 eebuckeye OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 10:50 AM

Has anyone ever completed Shamus??



#1231 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 11:28 AM

Has anyone ever completed Shamus??

I had only completed the 'black' levels, but that was ages and ages ago- and i had memorized the maps. ;)

 

PeBo had shared this with me so if you are so inclined:

 

http://www.vintageco...mazes-of-shamus



#1232 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 1:11 PM

First try to warm up my fingers- 6550.

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#1233 mizapf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 2, 2017 4:09 PM

Here's a try from me.

 

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#1234 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 12:42 AM

I kinda like this frustrating game.

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#1235 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 1:06 AM

Room 53 with the orange key and those diagonal shots wiped me out again!

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#1236 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 7:22 AM

Almost able to unlock the red lock in level 55 ... until that special one came (ghost ?)

 

Score 36990.  (classic 99 and USB-DB9 Joystick, easier to shoot diagonal)

 

Never knew the meaning of Shamus

sha·mus
ˈSHāməs/
noun
NORTH AMERICANinformal
 
  1. a private detective.

 

 

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#1237 mizapf OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 8:41 AM

AFAIK, Shamus is the English writing of Irish name "Séamus", being the celtic analogy to "James" again.



#1238 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 9:27 AM

Room 68 in Green

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#1239 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 4:09 PM

I've played this game a few times this week.  It is fun and I am learning the mazes.  

 

I haven't made it to the Shadow's Lair yet, but I have made to to the red level.  The number of spiral droned, robo droids, and especially those nasty snap jumpers is overwhelming.  

 

I tried this game out on the Commodore 64 this week also.   That version seems impossible.  Not that it is easy on the TI-99/4A, but I do think it is possible....

 

Attached is a video of my most recent quest to find the Shadow's Lair.   This time in emulation on Classic 99 with a Logitech F310 controller.

 



#1240 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 10:56 PM

I've played this game a few times this week.  It is fun and I am learning the mazes.  
 
I haven't made it to the Shadow's Lair yet, but I have made to to the red level.  The number of spiral droned, robo droids, and especially those nasty snap jumpers is overwhelming.  
 
I tried this game out on the Commodore 64 this week also.   That version seems impossible.  Not that it is easy on the TI-99/4A, but I do think it is possible....
 
Attached is a video of my most recent quest to find the Shadow's Lair.   This time in emulation on Classic 99 with a Logitech F310 controller.
 
https://youtu.be/-RkC6yz28Ww

Wow. I did not made it to the green yet. But also think it is possible. For the purple jumpers if they come close, then walk back out of the screen and go back into it then the monsters reposition. Also when coming down I get hit often as not completely in line with monsters to shoot them and they shoot back.

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#1241 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 8, 2017 10:20 AM

Coming closer, now in the green leve;

 

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#1242 mizapf OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 8, 2017 12:15 PM

AFAIK, Shamus is the English writing of Irish name "Séamus", being the celtic analogy to "James" again.

 


Never knew the meaning of Shamus


NORTH AMERICANinformal
  1. a private detective.

 

Fun fact: In the early years of the United States, Irish immigrants were known to make good police officers and investigators. This gave the reason for using this Irish name.



#1243 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:33 PM

Thanks for the video!

 

By the way, I don't remember any rule that the person who picks a game is not eligible to win it, that is, he can win two in a row, or more. 

 

 

In the top thread:

 


*If you are the champion, you can definitely play and post scores for the game of your choosing, but you are not eligible to win your own prize.

 

 

But that is a bit vague.... and may not even be necessary.  I'd be happy to remove that Note from the game rules if you guys would like.  I'm not tied to it.



#1244 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:53 PM

My first attempt in 15 years at this game.

 

 

Ahem..... TERRIBLE!!!
 

 

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#1245 mizapf OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:17 AM

But that is a bit vague.... and may not even be necessary.  I'd be happy to remove that Note from the game rules if you guys would like.  I'm not tied to it.

 

Oh, I seem to have never thoroughly read the instructions ... :-)



#1246 adamantyr OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:40 PM

From a game designer perspective, the controls on this one are awful.

 

I was using keys in emulation and it's really unresponsive; you have to push your joystick in the direction you want shivs to go and THEN press the fire button. I died most of the time because of not being able to shoot properly, otherwise it was usually because an enemy shot at me at close range.

 

Current high score is 4290... Maybe it will play better on my Epyx 500 XJ.



#1247 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 1, 2017 8:29 PM

Hello all, 

 

here are the final results for July - Shamus challenge:

 

Shamus scores - July 2017

 
1. jwild 37520
2. globeron 36990
3. mizapf 20570
4. digdugnate 6550
5. adamantyr 4290
6. opry99er 2360
 
Thanks to everyone for playing!
 
If anyone has ideas for August, please let me know...


#1248 digdugnate ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 2:56 AM

Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom was mentioned in another thread. :)



#1249 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 4:20 PM

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TI-99/4A High Score Challenge
 
Month: August 2017
 
Game: Buck Rogers - Planet of Zoom
 

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Colonel Deering is ordering each and every one of you to play this game and post your high scores.    Do not let her down!

 

 

 
 
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#1250 jwild OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 4:33 PM

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Let's get this started! We are already four days into the month!

12950
Real TI-99/4a (mine from when I was a kid)
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FinalGROM99 with Rasmus image.

And it's Friday night and that's alright for fighter pilot flying!



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