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Season 6 - The New HSC - Week 3 = Moon Patrol

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#1 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 2:46 AM

2600 High Score Club - Week 3:

Moon Patrol

 

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CLARIFICATION: No use of cheats, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that would give you an unfair advantage in this HSC. No game enhancements or favorite settings are allowed for play in the 2600 HSC, unless specifically authorized by your humble yet strict MODERATORS! (Jacob/BAZ.)

 

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Moon Patrol

Released By: Atari 1983

Programmed By: Mark Ackerman & Noellie Alito

Left Difficulty: A or B  (Toggles music on/off)

Right Difficulty: B  (or A -- doesn't matter)

Game Mode: Default  (Medium Difficulty)

 

note:  The Moon Patrol manual has a mistake - the Right Difficulty switch apparently has no function.

 

 

The HSC Record for Moon Patrol 94,100  by  godzillajoe (Original HSC Season 7 Week 1, 2009)

-- Break the HSC record for an extra 3 bounus points.

-- ROLL that score for an extra 2 bonus points.

 

 

 

 

 

Post your scores right here in this thread!  They will be duly added to the high score list.  Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.  Please refer to the rules thread for further information on what is allowed and if you

have any more questions about what is considered fair play, feel free to ask about it here.

 

Have Fun !

 

 

The deadline for posting scores is 11:59:59 PM (EST) the evening of February 12th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

:arrow: bonus contest:  Gas Hog

Play Spectravideo's "clone" of Moon Patrol as a side-contest!

 

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The winner of the contest gets (+15) bonus points.

2nd Place: (+10)

3rd Place: (+9)

4th Place: (+8 )

...

10th Place: (+2)

all other scores posted: (+1)

 

The HSC record for Gas Hog is 23,440 (by oyamafamily, 2010)

Beat that for another (+2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moon Patrol High Scores

(Scoring is +1 point for last place and up from there)

(Scoring MAX points or beyond is considered ROLLAGE)

(Pics of scores over 98% MAX points are sufficient to show ROLLAGE)

 

1.  97,050 oyamafamily (+38)(+15)  :arrow: record-breaker! :-o (+3)

2.  66,330 Atarian7 (+37)

3.  53,620 darthkur (+36)(+3)

4.  51,280 S.BAZ (+35)(+10)

5.  42,900 Tony Danger (+34)(+7)

6.  40,180 Diamonds (+33)(+2)

7.  39,280 Gorfy (+32)(+1)

8.  39,060 snakeboy (+31)

9.  38,960 McCallister (+30)

10. 36,460 DT Kofoed (+29)(+9)

11. 35,640 David Ward (+28)(+1)

12. 35,480 Hyperboy (+26)(+1)

12. 35,480 CapitanClassic (+26)(+1)

14. 35,200 Jin (+25)(+5)

15. 35,020 Vocelli (+24)(+1)

16. 33,700 KaeruYojimbo (+23)(+4)

17. 32,180 karokoenig (+22)(+1)

18. 30,200 Scrabbler15 (+21)(+1)

19. 25,880 nads (+20)(+8 )

20. 25,300 keilbaca (+19)

21. 23,400 toiletunes (+18)(+1)

22. 23,100 Lauren Tyler (+17)(+1)

23. 22,580 classicgamer_27330 (+16)(+1)

24. 20,450 TheHoboInYourRoom (+15)(+6)

25. 19,060 SpiceWare (+14)

26. 17,950 Harrison (+13)

27. 15,480 ed1475 (+12)(+1)

28. 14,600 Piggles (+11)(+1)

29. 14,300 AtariWarlord (+9)(+1)

29. 14,300 RJ (+9)

31. 13,900 bugcatcher88 (+8 )

32. 11,250 LidLikesIntellivsion (+7)

33. 9,040 agb (+6)

34. 8,600 MrBubble (+5)

35. 6,500 roadrunner (+4)

36. 5,400 Morinphen (+3)

37. 5,200 Tony The 2600 (+2)

38. 4,100 jblenkle (+1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gas Hog High Scores

 

1.  22,190 oyamafamily (+15)

2.  19,880 S.BAZ (+10)

3.  18,710 DT Kofoed (+9)

4.  18,590 nads (+8 )

5.  11,810 Tony Danger (+7)

6.  9,830 TheHoboInYourRoom (+6)

7.  9,010 Jin (+5)

8.  8,920 KaeruYojimbo (+4)

9.  7,020 darthkur (+3)

10. 6,300 Diamonds (+2)

11. 5,300 CapitanClassic (+1)

12. 5,020 ed1475 (+1)

13. 4,590 Vocelli (+1)

14. 4,540 David Ward (+1)

15. 4,390 karokoenig (+1)

16. 4,260 Scrabbler15 (+1)

17. 3,610 Piggles (+1)

18. 3,290 classicgamer_27330 (+1)

19. 2,660 AtariWarlord (+1)

20. 2,000 Gorfy (+1)

21. 1,570 Lauren Tyler (+1)

22. 1,150 Hyperboy (+1)

23. 310 toiletunes (+1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Season Standings Through Week 2 (Millipede)

 

1.  oyamafamily 91

2.  Vocelli 81

3.  Gorfy 78  ^1

4.  CapitanClassic 72  ^3

5.  Atarian7 66  ^3

5.  David Ward 66  ^3

5.  Jin 66  ^10

8.  DT Kofoed 64  ^3

9.  S.BAZ 62  ^2

10. Tony Danger 61  ^9

11. nads 60

12. darthkur 54

12. classicgamer_27330 54  ^10

14. Harrison 52

15. ed1475 46

16. RJ 44

17. Hyperboy 43  ^10

18. Deteacher 42

19. SpiceWare 41  ^7

19. Scrabbler15 41

21. Diamonds 36  ^2

22. keilbaca 32  ^1

23. karokoenig 32

24. TheHoboInYourRoom 32  ^10

25. LidLikesIntellivision 30

26. Mister-VCS 30  ^2

27. roadrunner 29  ^5

28. DanielJSorenson 28

29. :arrow: snakeboy 27

30. Tony The 2600 26

31. McCallister 24

31. agb 24  ^4

33. Nathan Strum 23

34. Piggles 21

34. Morinphen 21  ^8

36. AtariWarlord 18  ^2

36. Lauren Tyler 18  ^8

38. JacobZu7zu7 15

39. KaeruYojimbo 13

40. bugcatcher88 13

41. MayDay 9

42. jblenkle 7

43. NIKON 7

44. toiletunes 6

45. Tickled_Pink 3

45. MrBubble 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON 6 HAS BEGUN! 

 

EXTRA INFO:

 

As usual, the new season kicks off with Arcade Classics.

 

Expect a variety of game selections from the '70's & '80's as well as a few Homebrews made more recently.

 

There will be special rounds consisting of multiple games and lasting more than one week.

 

Overall the NEW High Score Club Season 6 will last THROUGH August 2017.
 
Bracket Challenge to follow -- TOP 24 players matched up in single-elimination tournament!


Edited by S.BAZ, Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:40 AM.


#2 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 3:13 AM

Love Moon Patrol, but I lose skills quickly in the absence of practice.

First score:  14,420

 

​Never played Gas Hog, looking forward to it

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#3 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 3:24 AM

First lame attempt at Gas Hog (without reading the manual):  2,000

 

Great game!!

 

I didn't realize you lose points when you shoot the point values floating by.

 

Question:  are you supposed to be able to shoot upwards at the flying saucers?  I was only able to shoot horizontally :? 

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Edited by Gorfy, Sun Feb 5, 2017 3:31 AM.


#4 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 5:01 AM

CONCERNS ON MOON PATROL

 

According to the manual (http://atariage.com/...wareLabelID=311), the difficulty switches have the following effects:

Left A/Expert - Background music turned OFF (Moon Patrol Theme)

Left B/Novice - Background music turned ON (For this HSC contest, remember that Left Difficulty A or B is ALLOWED)

Right A/Expert - 2 moving speeds (Right difficulty switch MUST be set before starting a new game)

Right B/Novice - 3 moving speeds

 

But on my Stella emulator (version 4.7.2), Difficulty Switches have the OPPOSITE effect on this game. So PLEASE:

1) Pay CLOSE attention in the short Moon Patrol video which I attached here.

2) Original Atari Console users: Check the Difficulty Switches and see if they have the same effect as occurred on Stella Emulator.

3) Coleco Gemini Console users: Remember the position of Difficulty Switches - A is NOVICE, and B is EXPERT

 

Attached File  moon patrol.wmv   4.55MB   34 downloads

 

Just to be honest, to play this game under 3 moving speeds (3 GEARS) for this HSC contest, I will have to set Right Difficulty Switch to A POSITION on Stella.


Edited by oyamafamily, Sun Feb 5, 2017 5:08 AM.


#5 Harrison OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 8:54 AM

The manual seems to be opposite when playing on the console as well. I think it is printed wrong. Left A turns the music on, and Right A is 3 moving speeds.



#6 RJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 9:05 AM

Yaaaayyyy this is one of the carts I recently picked up!

#7 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 1:59 PM

5,400. I have to reteach myself the jumping maneuvers every time I play this game.

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#8 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 2:11 PM

2,660. I think I like this game better, at least as a competitive game.

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#9 DT Kofoed OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 5:19 PM

1st stabs:

 

Moon Patrol 20,780

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(I can do better)

 

Gas Hog 5100

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(Never played before)



#10 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 5:48 PM

Moon Patrol - 22,000

Gas Hog - 5,400

 

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Edited by oyamafamily, Sun Feb 5, 2017 5:48 PM.


#11 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 5:53 PM

Moon Patrol Gameplay footage by oyamafamily (Medium, Difficulties BB and AA in sequence)



#12 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 6:47 PM

8,500 AA in default mode on Stella.

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#13 Tony Danger OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 5, 2017 11:01 PM

28,000.

This game is a son of a bitch haha.

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#14 karokoenig OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 1:08 AM

Moon Patrol (ABM): 25,680

 

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#15 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 4:28 AM

12,880

 

I tried the difficulty switches both ways & it seems I have 3 speeds either way :?



#16 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 8:23 AM

So what's the official ruling on the difficulty switch?    Is the manual wrong or what?



#17 Harrison OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 9:33 AM

12,880

 

I tried the difficulty switches both ways & it seems I have 3 speeds either way :?

With 2 speeds, you can move forward but the terrain doesn't move any faster. You can test the speeds by how many seconds go by on the clock before the first obstacle reaches the left side of the screen


Edited by Harrison, Mon Feb 6, 2017 9:35 AM.


#18 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 10:58 AM

13,700



#19 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 11:44 AM

Moon Patrol - 26,260

Gas Hog - 4,000

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#20 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 3:24 PM

With 2 speeds, you can move forward but the terrain doesn't move any faster. You can test the speeds by how many seconds go by on the clock before the first obstacle reaches the left side of the screen

 

I see!

 

ok so the ruling is -- YES the manual got it backwards, so please use Right Difficulty A.  Any scores already submitted using Difficulty B will still count. 

 

As oyamafamily pointed out some consoles have the Difficulties reversed (Coleco Gemini, Atari 7800, Sears Video Arcade for example), so as always please play accordingly if you use one of these consoles/modules.

 

The HSC has never played Moon Patrol using Right Difficulty A, so there is no record to beat.  Whoever sets the record gets (+2) bounus, and ROLL the score for (+3).



#21 Lauren Tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 3:30 PM

Moon Patrol: 9,250

 

Gas Hog: 1,570 (can never tell when the Fuel's coming until it's too late.)



#22 Tony Danger OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 4:14 PM

Gas Hog: 5,450

Cool game! I hadn't played it before.

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#23 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 5:14 PM

14,300

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#24 keilbaca OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 6:36 PM

25300

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#25 Tony Danger OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 6, 2017 8:13 PM

Gas Hog: 9,390.

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