Round 3 ended on February 28. There were six qualifying entries for the high score contest. The results are:
1st Benjamin Bauer 45,400 10 pts
2nd Adam (ballyalley) 34,750 9 pts
3rd Paul Thacker 25,925 8 pts
4th Lance Squire 24,000 7 pts
5th Chris++ 13,125 6 pts
6th Brian Ciesicki 12,475 5 pts
Astro Zap 2000! (Bonus Points)
Every player who played the BASIC bonus game gets a point. Brian earns an extra point for scoring the highest.
1st Brian Ciesicki 35,000 2 pts
2nd Adam (ballyalley) 26,250 1 pt
3rd Chris++ 15,000 1 pt
4th Paul Thacker 8,250 1 pt
Special Bonus Point
Sometimes unannounced bonus points are awarded in the Atari 8-Bit High Score club. I've always like that idea, so I'm going to follow that tradition here too. On occasion, I'm going to award bonus points for special contributions made by a player during a round. For this round, Brian earned a special bonus point for posting a video of an AstroBASIC game. These videos are really rare, so posting one to YouTube is a special treat for those that don't have real hardware. Thanks, Brian.
Total points awarded this round:
Adam (ballyalley) - 9 + 1 = 10 pts
Benjamin Bauer - 10 pts
Paul Thacker - 8 + 1 = 9 pts
Brian Ciesicki - 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8 pts
Chris++ - 6 + 1 = 7 pts
Lance Squire - 7 pts
Please, check your scores.
Thanks to everyone who participated "Space Fortress" in this round, and an extra-special double-plus thanks to everyone who used their real hardware to play the bonus AstroBASIC game, "Astro Zap 2000!"
The official start of Round 3 will be announced this weekend.