Round 4 ended yesterday, April 3, 2016. There were seven qualifying entries for the high score contest.
The Incredible Wizard (One-Player Game)
1st Chris++ 9,870 (Dungeon 9) 10 pts
2nd darthkur 9,150 (Dungeon 8 ) 9 pts
3rd nd2003grad 7,650 (Dungeon 6) 8 pts
4th glazball 5,480 (Dungeon 7) 7 pts
5th BallyAlley 5,180 (Dungeon 7) 6 pts
6th ranger_lennier 2,990 (Dungeon 4) 5 pts
7th roadrunner 2,260 (Dungeon 6) 4 pts
The Incredible Wizard (Two-Player Game)
1st BallyAlley and Chris++ 14,590 (Dungeon 10)
2nd ranger_lennier and Billy 12,610 (Dungeon 12)
L.T. Little Terrestrial
Every player who played the BASIC bonus game gets a point. nd2003grad earns an extra point for scoring the highest.
1st nd2003grad 231 ^ (Bonus point for highest score)
2nd Bally Alley 217
3rd ranger_lennier 205
Total points awarded this round:
Chris++ 10 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 13 pts @#$
nd2003grad 8 + 1 + 1 = 10 pts %^
darthkur 9 = 9 pts
BallyAlley 6 + 1 + 1 = 8 pts $%
glazball 7 = 7 pts
ranger_lennier 5 + 1 + 1 = 7 pts #%
roadrunner 4 = 4 pts
Bonus Points Key:
The Incredible Wizard
! - Beating 453,200 Points on Easy difficulty level (No Point Awarded)
@ - Highest Dungeon Reached
# - Playing a Two-Player Game
$ - Highest Two-Player Score Game
"L.T. Little Terrestrial" (Bonus Points):
% - Playing "L.T."
^ - L.T. High Score
& - Complete All Five Levels (Note: No Point Awarded)
* - Video of "L.T." (No Point Awarded)
Please, check your scores.
Congratulations to Round 4's winner, Chris++!
Hmm... this may have to be the last time that Chris++ is invited to my house to play on my Astrocade. Chris++ is the kind of guy who shows up and just completely annihilates my score, and then smiles... as if he enjoys beating me! It's too bad that this is what always happens when he and I play games together. You'd think I'd be used to it by now! I'm kidding, of course. Getting to play classic games with a local friend, who I've known since 1986 (!) is awesome!
I hope everyone had as much fun playing "The Incredible Wizard" as I did. This game easily lives up to its reputation as the best game on the Astrocade system. If you got a chance to play the game with two players, then you were treated to a game that got even better with a friend. I found that I had as much fun, perhaps even more, exploring "The Incredible Wizard's" gameplay features as I had playing the game. Did anyone else get inspired enough to play a few rounds of the original arcade version of "Wizard of Wor?"
As was the case in the last round, I did not start a poll for a game to play in Round 5. There won't be any more polls for upcoming games. The Astrocade's game library is small. We'll probably just end up playing all the cartridge games eventually. It won't take long to go through the entire library of a few dozen games. I'll just pick a game that sounds fun for each round, and we'll dig into it.
The next round we're going to try something a little different: we're going to play a game that uses the hand controller's knob: Brickyard / Clowns. On real Astrocade hardware, these two games are a blast to play. Each of these games also plays surprisingly well under MAME emulation using a mouse.
The official start of Round 5 will be announced later today or tomorrow, but feel free to start bouncing your clowns around now!