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Season 6 - The New HSC - Week 1 = Missile Command

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#51 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:02 AM

 

The bonus game is 16B.  Is that what you meant to play?

 

Thanks, Gorfy.  That means it can still get worse... ;) :thumbsup:

 

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#52 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:58 AM

4B - 44,665

 

16B - 26,580

 

I plan on doing better so no picture this time.

 

I'm addicted to 16b.  I figure if I can get good at it then I will be able to do really well on 4b.


Edited by Atarian7, Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:43 AM.


#53 Vocelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:57 PM

New Score:

Vocelli: 165,865 GAME 4B

 

Of note: I tried my trackball with Millipede and it didn't work either.

Can anyone suggest a game that is 100% compatible with the CX-22 Trak- Ball controller?

 

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#54 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:17 PM

72,130

 

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#55 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:20 PM

Of note: I tried my trackball with Millipede and it didn't work either.
Can anyone suggest a game that is 100% compatible with the CX-22 Trak- Ball controller?


I don't believe anything back in the day was written to use the trackball controller in anything other than Joystick Mode.

A number of games have been hacked to support the trackball, use them with a Harmony or wait a bit and they'll be available in the AtariAge store's 2600 Hacks section.



#56 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:38 PM

16B - 6930

 

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#57 Tickled_Pink OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:40 PM

18,870 - using Stella. Strangely, I don't think it's a game I have for the 2600.

 

Forgot to take screenshot.



#58 ed1475 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:34 PM

4bb - 76,565

16bb - 28,020

 

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Edited by ed1475, Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:34 PM.


#59 David Ward OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:51 PM

Bonus game 16: 26520



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#60 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:18 AM

Missile Command - 24,360

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#61 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:40 AM

16B: 46,320

 

 

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#62 Jin ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:41 AM

I'm a little late to the party, but here nonetheless! :) 

 

 

Missile Command (Game 4, Difficulty B): 58,595

 

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Missile Command (Game 16, Difficulty B): 36,120

 

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#63 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:50 AM

There's still 4 1/2 days to get better.  :D


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#64 Jin ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:57 AM

There's still 4 1/2 days to get better.  :D

 

 

That there is! I think I can improve my score on Game 4 for sure once I get over this miserable cold I've had for the last week, but I don't know about Game 16. I think I just got kinda lucky with that one. :lol: I've never been terribly good at Missile Command but it's still an absolute classic and a ton of fun to play, though the biggest challenge has been finding the right controller to play it with. First I tried an Atari CX-80 trackball set in joystick mode, which worked but was a little slow and imprecise, then I tried a Best Electronics upgraded CX-40 joystick and found the control to be too loose for my liking. After that I tried my wife's Sega Genesis Arcade Power Stick and did pretty well with it, but not quite as well as I would have liked so I kept looking for a better controller. Lastly, I tried an Atari CX-78 joypad and a regular old Sega Genesis 3 button controller. Out the whole lot of 5 different controllers I tried I ended up liking the standard Sega Genesis controller the best, which is a little weird since it's a controller I almost never use, but I felt like it worked really well for this game. I'll keep at it with the Genesis controller though over the next few days and see if I can improve my score a bit. :)



#65 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:02 AM

I only have CX-40 joysticks.   They seem to do fairly well.  

 

Are the upgraded CX-40's actually better than the originals?



#66 Jin ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:09 AM

I only have CX-40 joysticks.   They seem to do fairly well.  
 
Are the upgraded CX-40's actually better than the originals?


The joystick movement (in my opinion) is way better than the original CX-40 with Best's gold PCB and silicone boot. The dome contacts on their gold PCB are much larger and raised up higher, resulting in better tactile feedback and a precise "click" feeling when you activate the contacts; much like a microswitched joystick. Sadly it's not perfect though, since even though the joystick's feel is much improved they made the dome contact for the button a bit too large and thick, so the button becomes very stiff feeling and takes a lot more force to activate on Best's upgraded PCB. I think it's a nice joystick for games that don't require constant button use, but for games like Missile Command that have you rapidly hammering the button it's sure to cause a hand cramp in short order.

#67 DanielJSorenson OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:12 AM

I topped my first high score when I tried again on 1/23/2017. I really am not fond of the ultra-sensitive/fast cursor control and the smart missiles!

 

4/B: 55475

 

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#68 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:58 AM

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#69 nads OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:24 PM

My Debut for the High Score Club

 

Here are my 2 efforts

 

Game 4B : 47515

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Game 16B : 14700

 

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#70 Vocelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:53 PM

New Score:

 

Vocelli:  108540    Game 16B

 

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#71 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:17 PM

Game 4:  23440

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#72 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:19 PM

Missile Command - New score on Game 4-BB, ProSystem Console - 339,605

 

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#73 Harrison OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:52 PM

57,335 is my latest.

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#74 Tony The 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:06 AM

Missile Command

 

Game: 4 B/B

Score: 28,230

 

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#75 CapitanClassic OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:12 PM

CaptainClassic - G4 (B/B) - 67,280
CaptainClassic - G16 (bonus) - 38,695
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