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#1 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:04 AM

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

~ WEEK 6 ~

 

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CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. There cannot be any game enhancements or favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATORS! Jacob/BAZ.

 

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Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Released By:  Atari 1984

Left Difficulty: B

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Default

 

 

The HSC Record for Pitfall II:  199,000 (max. score)  by  oyamafamily, et al. (Original High Score Club Season 8 Week 9, 2010).  Reach the maximum score & HSC record for (+1) bonus pt.

 

 

 



 

 

 

  

Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

 

 

 

 

Round 6 didn't get started early like most rounds, so scores will be accepted for an extra day:

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of Monday, Feb 29th, 2016

 

 


 

1. Cliffhanger Bonus: Reach a score of 99,000 or more for (+2) bonus.

 

2. Solved Bonus:  Find Rhonda, recover the diamond ring and rescue Quickclaw to finish the game for an extra (+2) bonus points. A perfect game earns (+3)

 

3. Additional Bonus:  Post a pic. Pitfall II is noted for it's music!  Mention another 2600 game which features some special tunes & post a pic (+1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitfall II High Scores

(Scoring is +1 point for last place and up  from there)

 

1. 199,000 RJ (+22) (+6)   :arrow: perfect score! (+1)

1. 199,000 darthkur (+22) (+6)   :arrow: perfect score! (+1)

1. 199,000 Atarian7 (+22) (+5)   :arrow: perfect score! (+1)

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4. 197,141 LidLikesIntellivision (+21) (+5)

5. 195,605 LarcenTyler (+20) (+5)

6. 187,750 S.BAZ (+19) (+5)

7. 183,288 jblenkle (+18) (+4)

8. 182,332 JacobZu7zu7 (+17) (+5)

9. 178,999 Nathan Strum (+16) (+5)

10. 175,961 KaeruYojimbo (+15) (+5)

11. 175,640 CapitanClassic (+14) (+4)

12. 169,877 Scrabbler15 (+13) (+5)

13. 164,370 Retrogamer81081 (+12) (+4)

14. 163,000 DT Kofoed (+11) (+5)

15. 160,651 Ramses (+10) (+5)

16. 159,005 roadrunner (+9) (+3)

17. 140,339 classicgamer_27330 (+8 ) (+5)

18. 156,391 chavert (+7) (+5)

19. 122,485 Wickeycolumbus (+6) (+5)

20. 71,802 Mister-VCS (+5) (+1)

21. 64,078 karokoenig (+4) (+1)

22. 33,673 troff (+3) (+1)

23. 23,800 atari2800man (+2)

24. 15,770 Gorfy (+1) (+1)

 

 

 

Bonus Totals

 

RJ +3 +2 +1 (GYRUSS) = 6

darthkur +3 +2 +1 (MAN GOES DOWN) = 6

Nathan Strum +2 +2 +1 (REACTOR) = 5

Larcen Tyler +2 +2 +1 (PRESSURE COOKER) = 5

S.BAZ +2 +2 +1 (MR. DO!'S CASTLE) = 5

DT Kofoed +2 +2 +1 (STAR WARS: ESB) = 5

LidLikesIntellivision +2 +2 +1 (BOB IS GOING HOME) = 5

KaeruYojimbo +2 +2 +1 (SNOOPY vs. RED BARON) = 5

Scrabbler +2 +2 +1 (GYRUSS) = 5

Ramses +2 +2 +1 (TUTANKHAM) = 5

Atarian7 +3 +2 = 5

classicgamer_27330 +2 +2 +1 (RAIDERS of the LOST ARK) = 5

chavert +2 +2 +1 (POPEYE) = 5

WickeyColumbus +2 +2 +1 (DOUBLE DUNK) = 5

JacobZu7zu7 +2 +2 +1 (SWORDQUEST: FIREWORLD) = 5

Retrogamer81081 +2 +2 = 4

jblenkle +2 +2 = 4

CapitanClassic +2 +2 = 4

roadrunner +2 +1 (ROAD RUNNER) = 3

karokoenig +1 (MOON PATROL)

Mister-VCS +1 (GHOSTBUSTERS)

Gorfy +1 (JUNO FIRST)

troff +1 (JOURNEY ESCAPE)


 

 

 

 

 

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Overall Standings Through Week 5 (Pac-Man)
Top 24 make the Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!
Prizes will be available this year & bracket winners will get to choose a game for next season :thumbsup:

 

1. S.BAZ 165

2. voodoo_chilly 158

3. JacobZu7zu7 153

4. CapitanClassic 144

5. Deteacher 128

6. skosh 125

7. Gorfy 122

8. LidLikesIntellivision 117

9. Ramses 112
10. karokoenig 107
11. SpiceWare 101
12. chavert 101
13. KaeruYojimbo 100

14. keilbaca 94
15. Atarian7 91
16. Mister-VCS 90
17. darthkur 87
18. DT Kofoed 85
19. Wickeycolumbus 82
20. oyamafamily 77
21. Retrogamer81081 66

22. seamaur 63
23. Nathan Strum 60
24. Scrabbler15 59
25. RJ 56
26. roadrunner 55
27. troff 50
28. classicgamer_27330 47
29. Spacey Invader 44

30. Zeptari1 33
      LarcenTyler 33

32. Mangia-Boy 30
33. ReflectionAngle 27

34. Crispy 25
35. Algus 22
36. atariUCLA24 15

37. jblenkle 14
38. atari2800man 13

39. Wongojack 9
40. Kosmic Stardust 6
      gamerguy99 6
42. BladeOfOsiris 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON 5 HAS BEGUN!  EXTRA INFO:

 

Overall the NEW High Score Club Season 5 will last THROUGH August 2016.
 

There will be special weeks, rounds with multiple games.

 

Prizes will also be awarded to the winners of a special round challenge! 

Bracket Challenge to follow -- TOP 24 players matched up in single-elimination tournament!


Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Wed Mar 2, 2016 11:27 AM.


#2 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:18 AM

Special Announcement:

 

HSC participant karokoenig, and an anonymous AtariAge user have donated six boxed Atari 2600 games to be awarded as prizes for Season 5!  Three of these will go to the top 3 players in a special round challenge at some point during the season. The other three will go to the medal winners in the bracket challenge. 

 

thanks, karo!  :)



#3 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:40 PM

That's right. There will be real prizes this season. To be precise, it will be 5 games and 1 peripheral.

 

I was planning to do a between-season tournament, but had to call that off due to time constraints. So S.BAZ, Jake and I decided we'll give away the prizes during the season.

 

Pictures will be posted in due time.



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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:46 PM

And now back to the business at hand. Here's my score for Pitfall II. I tried to find as much as I can without getting too frustrated. I didn't even find the balloon. But I was never much of a fan anyway, and for my standards, the score is ok.

 

Pitfall II: 64,078.

 

Also, for bonus: MOON PATROL. Music on the Atari 2600 that's not annoying - now that's a novelty. Thanks to the moderators for giving me an excuse to play that game again :).

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#5 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:17 PM

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back!
Nice rendition of the force theme by John Williams.20160221_161516.jpg
Sniping a music bonus point.

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:55 PM

PITFALL II LOST CAVERNS - VIDEO TUTORIAL

(Presented for Activision Patches Summer Quest 2015 Contest)



#7 Mister-VCS OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:03 PM

bonus: Ghostbusters - the best music for the 2600

 

 

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@S.BAZ: to avoid confusion it would be better if you delete the second Pitfall II thread!



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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:42 PM

How can you forget Pressure Cooker? It's repetitive, sure, but it's catchy!
 

I was THIS close to getting a perfect score, but that frog by Quickclaw caught me! So damn close! Next time, for sure!

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Edited by LarcenTyler, Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:08 PM.


#9 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:57 PM

Raiders of the lost Ark for the Atari has a musical flute

 

Which one of my child friends came up with words

 

"There's a place in France
where the naked lady danced
There's a hole in the wall
where the men could see it all"



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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:19 PM

Interminable. Adj. Pitfall II.

Guess I need a f#@&ing map.

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Posted Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:05 PM

Honest question here: I have played the game, and consulted the map... is there literally any way to reach your goals? I cannot get from the right-hand ladder and bottom-sewer pond to ANYTHING ELSE. I can see on the map where things are, but there appears to be no physically possible way to reach them given the physics of the game. ? WTF?

Edited by DT Kofoed, Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:07 PM.


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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:47 AM

bonus:  Find Rhonda, recover the diamond ring and rescue Quickclaw to finish the game for (+1) bonus point.

 

Done, done and done. I forgot what a horrible grind that last climb is. Ugh. I would've scored more if I'd stopped earlier and stopped dying repeatedly. :roll:

 

100,170

 
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additional bonus point:  Post a pic.
 
Pitfall II is noted for it's music!  Mention another 2600 game which features some special tunes & post a pic. (+1)

 

Reactor! Awesome music.
 

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Edited by Nathan Strum, Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:49 AM.


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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:50 AM

Honest question here: I have played the game, and consulted the map... is there literally any way to reach your goals? I cannot get from the right-hand ladder and bottom-sewer pond to ANYTHING ELSE. I can see on the map where things are, but there appears to be no physically possible way to reach them given the physics of the game. ? WTF?

 

 

Spoiler



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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:52 AM

Bonus:  Love the theme tune to Juno First

 

 

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:42 AM

My first exploration of this game, and I'm finding it rather tedious.  But I've never been much of a platformer fan.

 

I stopped playing at 15k......

 

 

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:30 AM

181,608 Made a couple dumb moves which cost me about 10K.

Recovered Rhonda, Raj diamond, Quickclaw. (+2)

Gyruss has some kick-ass music. (+1)


Edited by JacobZu7zu7, Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:51 AM.


#17 Lauren Tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:20 AM

Raiders of the lost Ark for the Atari has a musical flute

 

Which one of my child friends came up with words

 

"There's a place in France
where the naked lady danced
There's a hole in the wall
where the men could see it all"

 

I cracked up at that!



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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:22 AM

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Pitfall II: Lost Caverns

Released By:  Atari 1984

Left Difficulty: B

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Default

 

additional bonus point:  Post a pic.

 

Pitfall II is noted for it's music!  Mention another 2600 game which features some special tunes & post a pic. (+1)

 

we have to post a picture for the bonus - if I understand the rules in the right way....



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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:15 PM

 

we have to post a picture for the bonus - if I understand the rules in the right way....

 

yep, it's "post a pic" bonus.

 

my favorite 2600 tune (aside from Pitfall II & homebrews): Mr.Do!'s Castle :party:

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:02 PM

115 689 points.

 

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#21 Nathan Strum ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:59 PM

Just wondering - can you finish the game by collecting things out-of-sequence? For example, getting Rhonda or the diamond ring last?


Edited by Nathan Strum, Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:00 PM.


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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:42 PM

Road Runner


awesome music    :music:



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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:41 PM

Bonus:

 

Always liked the title screen music in Double Dunk

 

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:31 PM

we have to post a picture for the bonus - if I understand the rules in the right way....

Awww...I'll have to get my wife to work on that. I dont have Gyruss, you want a stock photo?

And...

PERFECT GAME!!! 199,000 (+3)

S'pose you want a pic of that too. :)

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#25 RJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:32 PM

Just wondering - can you finish the game by collecting things out-of-sequence? For example, getting Rhonda or the diamond ring last?


Sure, but it takes a lot of doubling back.




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