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#26 Dope OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:19 AM

Super Cobra: 26000 miles

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#27 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:14 AM

5000 miles

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I seem to find that bit between 4000 and 5000 the trickiest.

Had a few goes and managed to complete the first round - made it another 4000 so 14000 total :)

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:40 PM

Well, that was a lot of fun! Just spent a good hour on it.

 

Twitch gaming at its finest in some of the later caverns! I managed to clear 7000 miles. Are we counting 500s if you make it to the colour-change break in each level? If so, I got to 7500!

 

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:40 PM

2000 miles and 6950 at first attempt. Man, are these caves tight. I can't remember the first legs of Scramble to be that tight. Always missed Scramble on the Atari, so I have to play it on the 7800 now ;)

 

Air Strike I/II: very choppy scrolling, maybe character wise in Air Strike I, feels a bit better in II. Enemy animation not very smooth either and bombing requires coordinated trigger-UP movement resulting in jerky upward movement of own craft. Not a serious contender although it was reviewed to be an OK scramble clone according to Atarimania. 440pts on II.


Edited by slx, Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:49 PM.


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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:37 PM

Well, that was a lot of fun! Just spent a good hour on it.

 

Twitch gaming at its finest in some of the later caverns! I managed to clear 7000 miles. Are we counting 500s if you make it to the colour-change break in each level? If so, I got to 7500!

 

That's not a bad idea - for the first run only (<10,000 miles) players can post the 500s too :thumbsup:

2000 miles and 6950 at first attempt. Man, are these caves tight. I can't remember the first legs of Scramble to be that tight. Always missed Scramble on the Atari, so I have to play it on the 7800 now ;)

 

Air Strike I/II: very choppy scrolling, maybe character wise in Air Strike I, feels a bit better in II. Enemy animation not very smooth either and bombing requires coordinated trigger-UP movement resulting in jerky upward movement of own craft. Not a serious contender although it was reviewed to be an OK scramble clone according to Atarimania. 440pts on II.

Wonder why we never had Scramble itself :ponder:



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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:09 PM

First Tables (players under 10,000 miles can post +500 miles if they make the 2nd part of the level where the colour changes)

Super Cobra (miles)

  1st   Dope                     26,000  12pts
  2nd   Deteacher                15,000  11pts
  3rd   therealbountybob         14,000  10pts
  4th   Gury                      9,000  9pts
  5th   McKong                    8,000  8pts
  6th   ultrasteve                7,500  7pts
  7th   RedThunder                7,000  6pts
  8th   jfetzer                   5,000  5pts
  9th   carlsson                  3,000  4pts
 10th   slx                       2,000  3pts
 11th   jblenkle                  2,000  2pts

 

Bonus Scouting Missions 1pt each player

(see posts above for their comments on the games - based on these I've made an approximate score out of 10 to be used for the HSC Ratings & Records)

 

deteacher - "Earth 2500"  Score 1,690 6/10

RedThunder "Airstrike" Score 20 4/10

carlsson - "Copter Cave" 6/10

slx - "Airstrike II" Score 440 6/10

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#32 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:56 PM

Super Cobra - 8,100 (3,000 miles cleared)

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Edited by jblenkle, Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:58 PM.


#33 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:19 AM

18000 miles completed. 1 run through plus 7000

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Posted Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:08 PM

I played bellum for my bonus game very good game.I found that there is v1,v2,v3 one and two are the same but v3 is very different and not as good in my opinion.DSC_0385.JPG

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:07 AM

I played bellum for my bonus game very good game.I found that there is v1,v2,v3 one and two are the same but v3 is very different and not as good in my opinion.attachicon.gifDSC_0385.JPG

What are the differences? Very good game, one of the early efforts from the guy who created the impressive Electraglide :thumbsup:

 

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:17 AM

What are the differences? Very good game, one of the early efforts from the guy who created the impressive Electraglide :thumbsup:
 
Super Cobra 23000 Miles (80,550)

It's basically a different game entirely.

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:10 AM

4000 miles cleared.

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:16 AM

It's basically a different game entirely.

Ahh, I see on atarionline.pl the "h the Pirat" version has a different layout! I'll give it a play :thumbsup:

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Reminder folks, the next HSC round will be Rally Speedway - details are here http://atariage.com/...round-offering/

Then we'll return to normal :-o  :D for the round 5 poll :)



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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:25 AM

I don't know how you guys are doing it, but after a lot of struggle and nearly 2.5 hours of playing, I managed to clear 4000 miles (and 11600 pts).

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Usually I'm a guy who tries to reduce the use of curse words and filthy language to an absolute minimum, but the number of times I've yelled F**K and C**T while playing Super Cobra far exceeds my normal usage... :-/



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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:03 AM

I don't know how you guys are doing it, but after a lot of struggle and nearly 2.5 hours of playing, I managed to clear 4000 miles (and 11600 pts).

 

Usually I'm a guy who tries to reduce the use of curse words and filthy language to an absolute minimum, but the number of times I've yelled F**K and C**T while playing Super Cobra far exceeds my normal usage... :-/

fork and cart? After about 50 goes you improve! Concentrate on the gun things, patience, positioning, good control of the stick - try another type if too loose, stay under the chickens is working for me! And above all keep firing! The 4000-5000 points long down tunnel is the hard bit: get full right and fire a couple over the mountain top, you can usually hit the bottom gun. The stages are all short and the same so keep trying guys ;)



#41 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:19 PM

15,000 Miles

36,860

 

The mine are the hardest bit IMO.

 

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Posted Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:22 PM

Just managed to make it to 9000 miles!
 

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Edited by ultrasteve, Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:25 PM.


#43 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:57 PM

31,000 Miles

 

Keep dying on stupid moves. Frustratingly hard game.

 

Collision detection not great.  Expecting a bullet and get a bomb and crash into something :-(

 

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 6:42 AM

Red Thunder takes the lead! I've been playing a lot but not improved.

 

I also had a play on Bellum - lovely visuals and fairly good gameplay but much harder than I remembered (the gravity/controls) but saying that I think it does end so has to be tough. I think the v3 version may have stage 5 at the start [has a jet plane instead of bi-plane], will play it soon [looking at the DOS disk directory looks like v2 and v3 only have 4 stages so may be early versions].

 

Again the scoring is flawed in Bellum so play for level reached IF you do check it out - Select on the title screen shows various info. So far up to Stage 5 - read there are only 6 to do. The title screen says "Scenario 1" but I can't see that this can be changed? :)

 

OK I think I hacked my copy of Bellum for extra lives so I'll image it and post it here in a minute or two... [here]

 

Latest Tables (players under 10,000 miles can post +500 miles if you reach the 2nd part of the level where the colour changes)

Super Cobra (miles)

  1st   RedThunder               31,000  12pts
  2nd   Dope                     26,000  11pts
  3rd   therealbountybob         23,000  10pts
  4th   McKong                   18,000  9pts
  5th   Deteacher                15,000  8pts
  6th   Gury                      9,000  7pts
  7th   ultrasteve                9,000  6pts
  8th   jfetzer                   5,000  5pts
  9th   carlsson                  4,000  4pts
 10th   Sikor                     4,000  3pts
 11th   jblenkle                  3,000  2pts
 12th   skr                       2,000  2pts

 

Bonus Scouting Missions 1pt each player

(see posts above for their comments on the games - based on these I've made an approximate score out of 10 to be used for the HSC Ratings & Records)

 

deteacher - "Earth 2500"  Score 1,690 6/10

RedThunder "Airstrike" Score 20 4/10

carlsson - "Copter Cave" 6/10

slx - "Airstrike II" Score 440 6/10

jfetzer - "Bellum"

trbb "Bellum"

:)


Edited by therealbountybob, Thu Mar 2, 2017 5:36 AM.


#45 Dope OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 10:48 AM

Super Cobra: 31000
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As for bonus, Robix: 759
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Pros:
- Quite nice graphic
- Could be a challenge
 
Cons:
- Longer you play, more boring it is
- Respawns are REALLY annoying


#46 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 1:18 PM

Dont forget the....HSC Grand Prix Round ;-)

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First sketch of a poster :-)


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#47 Fres OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 2:44 PM

6550 on Caverns of Mars II (first try ... I know it's not impressive).  Can't remember what I scored on Super Cobra, but I will try to play it a few more times. 



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Posted Wed Mar 1, 2017 4:02 PM

Robix is cool, and completable. We played it a couple of years ago


Super Cobra: 31000

 
As for bonus, Robix: 759



 
Pros:
- Quite nice graphic
- Could be a challenge
 
Cons:
- Longer you play, more boring it is
- Respawns are REALLY annoying



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Posted Sat Mar 4, 2017 6:46 AM

Reminder this round closes in the morning: Sunday 10am UK time / 4pm EST

and remember you can post +500 miles if you reach the 2nd part of the stage (colour change) for less than 10,000 miles.

 

I've had a lot of goes but not improved, but I'm playing again now!

 

RedThunder if you want to post the next round in the morning I'll pin it, looking forward to some racing  :)



#50 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 4, 2017 8:03 AM

The alternate shooting in this game always spoilt it for me, not my favourite




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