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High Score Competition (September: Flying Shark)


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#2126 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 4, 2018 4:27 PM

I just assumed the video might be interesting. I assume scores must be achieved during the actual competition.

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#2127 fimbulvetr OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 5, 2018 6:03 PM

So all my ti stuff is still in storage due to a year of renovations on my house . . . they are finally done, so hopefully I can get my machine set back up before the end of the month. However, thanks to this and all the other fantastic games Rasmus has ported from the ZX Spectrum, I recently picked up a ZX Spectrum +2. Ive been having a lot of fun playing around with it . . . what a shame it never really made it over to North America. Here is my high score so far on that machine!

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#2128 arcadeshopper OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2018 1:24 PM

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#2129 PeteE OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 6, 2018 9:45 PM

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Level 3  (was doing great until the mother-flipping white planes)

 

48875

 



#2130 Asmusr OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 8:45 AM

Level 3  (was doing great until the mother-flipping white planes)

 

I'm very please to see that you could get past level 2. And it even looks like real hardware.



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Posted Fri Sep 7, 2018 10:55 AM

First time I've played this game since May, dang, I'm out of practice!  That's a pretty sorry score.

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#2132 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 5:11 PM

Well gave it a shot today on real hardware. Definitely gave the old joystick a good workout! Still can't get past level 2 though...

 

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#2133 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 2:05 AM

I just assumed the video might be interesting. I assume scores must be achieved during the actual competition.

-M@

Thanks for posting those! Pete is almost back to the score I see! Now we need to aim at it. Yesterday played on the real TI but got a bit dizzy of the scrolling and I could not see the white bullits that good compared in Classic99, maybe the screen will check another one today

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#2134 globeron OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 2:09 AM

I also noticed when you leave level 1:
- when you have 3 bullets, then in level 2 it starts with 1 bullet to shoot

- also it seems the screen get adjusted or jumps or so to put the plane at the bottom of the screen to prepare for landing (will check this again).

- also when you get hit with three bullets it reduces to two bullets and to one. Might be okay.

 
I'm very please to see that you could get past level 2. And it even looks like real hardware.


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#2135 chue ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 7:22 AM

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Trigger finger very tired...

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#2136 PeteE OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:08 PM

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53375 - Finally broke my Fest West 2018 high score!  Playing on real hardware, FG99, and a genesis-style gamepad.  Made it to level 3 again without losing a plane, but crashed a few times before getting to the twin white planes, allowing me to score some extra points.

 

Anothing thing - if you already have 3 bullets and get a powerup, you score 1000 points.  Easier said than done.



#2137 Asmusr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:46 PM

In agreement with globeron I would like to donate a prize for the winner of this month's competition.

 

The prize is a choice between a Flying Shark cartridge or a Knight Lore cartridge. I made these carts specifically for this occasion using my own pcb.

 

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As an extra bonus, if you reach level 4 and get the highest score, you win both cartridges. 



#2138 fimbulvetr OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 6:50 AM

I finally got my ti set up and have been playing this. It is quite a bit harder, and I think bit faster, than the Spectrum version. Gonna take me a while to get decent scores on this one!




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