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Season 5 - The New HSC - Week 10 = Word Zapper

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#26 troff OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:02 PM

Holy crow this game is hard.



#27 chavert OFFLINE  

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    Chopper Commander

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:19 PM

ZAPPER : 36 points.

 

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#28 troff OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:09 PM

Didn't think I would make it, but I'm on the board.  Those Doomsday asteroids are, you know, killing me.  When the scroller is going so fast it's hard to pay attention to both the letters and the asteroids.  Somehow, I'm getting a little addicted to this game.

 

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#29 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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    Red Sea Crosser

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2016 3:46 PM

Zapper - 01

 

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More like random letter zapper!



#30 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:34 PM

 Somehow, I'm getting a little addicted to this game.

 

 

yeah it's addicting, maybe because it's so short



#31 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:22 PM

Zapper - 28

 

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#32 williamc OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:39 PM

Zapper - 60

 

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I managed this score after many, many tries. I got really lucky words where the letters were in mostly alphabetical order so I could snag them all on one or two go-rounds.

 

I liked this choice for the HSC.  I remember dismissing this game a long time ago as an interesting idea that didn't really work, but back then I wasn't playing the right variation.  At max speed, it's really addicting.  It had that "just one more game!" quality.



#33 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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    Stargunner

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:13 AM

yeah it's addicting, maybe because it's so short

 

Its shortness was definetly good for me and my busy timetable this week. So yeah... good choice :-).



#34 JacobZu7zu7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:32 AM

00 Champ

 

 

whatever that means...



#35 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:44 AM

Zapper - 60

 

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I managed this score after many, many tries. I got really lucky words where the letters were in mostly alphabetical order so I could snag them all on one or two go-rounds.

 

I liked this choice for the HSC.  I remember dismissing this game a long time ago as an interesting idea that didn't really work, but back then I wasn't playing the right variation.  At max speed, it's really addicting.  It had that "just one more game!" quality.

:-o



#36 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:29 AM

So far I'm an "Ace".    I didn't get killed.  I ran out of time.

 

This game is particularly hard for me because my short term memory is shot most of the time.



#37 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:59 AM

Not great, but it's a score!
18
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For the record, this was more fun, and more challenging, than I thought it would be. Always thought this was 'edutainment' but I grudgingly admit it seems to be a game.

#38 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:59 AM

30

 

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I have to admit I got lucky.  I think I shot the freebie for last letter and then I was shooting like crazy at the asteroids and hit the freebie in the process to register the 'word'.

 



#39 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:13 PM

59 was the best for now

 

 

Not great, but it's a score!
18
attachicon.gif20160327_125542.jpg
For the record, this was more fun, and more challenging, than I thought it would be. Always thought this was 'edutainment' but I grudgingly admit it seems to be a game.

 

it is edutainment, except for this exact playing. I'm yet to get a 4 random letters be a swear word



#40 atari2800man OFFLINE  

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    Chopper Commander

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:55 PM

I got the ACE title with 00

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#41 CapitanClassic OFFLINE  

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    Moonsweeper

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:23 PM

I need to try harder, but not a bad game.

4 - Zapper

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#42 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:36 PM

1) 00 - Champ

2) 00 - Ace

 

 

Now I need to read the manual.


Edited by LidLikesIntellivision, Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:14 PM.


#43 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:44 PM

Improvement to 26:
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#44 skosh OFFLINE  

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    Moonsweeper

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:28 PM

00 - Champ



#45 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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    Stargunner

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:40 PM

read it and weep

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Edited by classicgamer_27330, Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:42 PM.


#46 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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    Stargunner

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:54 PM

Zapper - 60

 

attachicon.gif2600_word_zapper.jpg

 

I managed this score after many, many tries. I got really lucky words where the letters were in mostly alphabetical order so I could snag them all on one or two go-rounds.

 

I liked this choice for the HSC.  I remember dismissing this game a long time ago as an interesting idea that didn't really work, but back then I wasn't playing the right variation.  At max speed, it's really addicting.  It had that "just one more game!" quality.

 

My other choice was Combat, seeing how many times you can hit an unmanned ship. Don't know which game I'd choose though



#47 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:18 PM

Happy with this one. Should've been 42, cause that's what was on the screen when I make the shot to end the round, but whatever, that's how it scores I guess. 41:
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#48 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:50 PM

^ the timer doesn't stop until the blinking begins, you might of had 41.9



#49 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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    River Patroller

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:16 PM

00 - ACE

 

I'm glad I spent my Atari time this weekend playing Haunted Adventure Trilogy! icon_smile.gif



#50 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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    Stargunner

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Posted Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:16 PM

40

 

I got a score!  I got a score!

 

This is the first game where I actually finished all three words.

 

The picture doesn't want to upload.  If I get it to do that, I'll post it later.

 

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