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Season 6 - The New HSC - Week 2 = Millipede

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#51 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2017 10:17 PM

284,392

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I've been starting at 0 but I would think it'd be ok to start at 15k or 30k also.  It works the same as the arcade game.



#52 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2017 10:28 PM

185,355

 

The continues are like climbing a mountain.  Pushing it higher and higher creates this air of invincibility.  But once the slide begins, the starting points get lower and lower.  That's when it's time to head back to the chalet and think about tomorrow's climb.

 

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#53 Lauren Tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 2, 2017 10:31 PM

93,052

 

Not since games like APB and Hang-On have I used so much profanity at a video game from the 1980s!

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#54 Tony Danger OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 1:23 AM

253,310

This was my second attempt, I feel like I could break 400,000 if my thumb didn't get so sore haha.

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#55 Tony The 2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 2:06 AM

Millipede

Game: 1/B/B

Score: 58,627

 

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Edited by Tony The 2600, Fri Feb 3, 2017 2:07 AM.


#56 Lauren Tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 10:49 AM

104,468

 

I finally broke the 100k mark.

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#57 Tony Danger OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 12:29 PM

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#58 RJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 1:10 PM

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I guess the best strategy tidbits I use are make sure to always get mosquitos (the dart-shaped bugs that fly diagonally from the top), they move the board UP a row when hit.

The beetles never go up the extreme far left or right columns, so you're always safe from them in the extreme lower left & right corners.

Always keep your area (dark grey area) mushroom-free. If a millipede head reaches the bottom, it starts going UP & stays in the grey area, in addition, NEW heads start coming in from the side. With mushrooms there things can get really prickly.

Edited by RJ, Fri Feb 3, 2017 5:15 PM.


#59 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 4:08 PM

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#60 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 6:04 PM

74,484



#61 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 6:05 PM

74,484

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#62 TheHoboInYourRoom OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 6:08 PM

I think I'm fatigued on this game.

I did find out, though, that Millipede has a screensaver, so that's cool.



#63 darthkur OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 3, 2017 8:36 PM

114,796

 

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#64 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 8:19 AM

Finally hooked up a spare console. That one has a wobbly RF connection. Better than nothing.

 

Millipede: 74,990.

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#65 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 9:01 AM

71,972

 

I got this the 2nd or 3rd game but I have been getting worse since then.    



#66 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 11:24 AM

Stuck in the 300 k's.......

 

  New Score:  ​373,950

 

 

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#67 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 12:46 PM

Tried again, only small improvement.  It's a long way from 300k to 400k!

 

New Score:  ​389,061

 

 

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#68 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 1:19 PM

I got to 131,889 thanks to the tips from RJ and reading the manual.     Thanks for the tips RJ.

 

I also discovered on my own that thing you shoot and it slows down the movement of everything  for a few seconds but  not your shooter.


Edited by Atarian7, Sat Feb 4, 2017 1:24 PM.


#69 Tony Danger OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 2:13 PM

419,594

After about an hour of being stuck in the 300,000s this morning.

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#70 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 3:18 PM

Another tip I haven't seen mentioned here -

 

When the beetle is crawling across the bottom,  a lot of times it can be persuaded to go vertical by moving the shooter up and down.  It's like the beetle is expecting the shooter to jump over the beetle, who then tries to block the move.

 

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#71 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 3:19 PM

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#72 Hyperboy ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 3:37 PM

Bonus.

Favorite game with bugs: Black Widow by Atari (Arcade).

Reason: I'm a sucker for color vector games and dual stick controls!

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Sent from my non beer holding hand.

#73 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 4:07 PM

Bonus:   Crackpots because it is fast, frenetic fun

 

 

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#74 Morinphen OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 6:38 PM

Well after a few tries I managed 143,521.  My highest ever by far, although I always liked Centipede over Millipede.



#75 agb ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 4, 2017 7:23 PM

101,593.

Better. Lots of practice. Going to continue some more

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