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I've just discovered...Spider Fighter!

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#1 Bobbety_F OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:14 PM

I realise that this is a game I had no business being unaware of...but I was, and I just lost the best part of Saturday to it...and I couldn't be happier to have done so:-) I became determined to reach the 40,000 needed for the Activision patch, despite knowing that I'd never actually receive one in 2017! I didn't get there, and the more I played after my highest score (around the 30,000...ish), the worse I became. After playing, I Googled around a bit, and discovered that this game is considered fairly easy...and 40, 000 therefore pretty easy to reach. Ah well...I still had an absolute blast with it.


Are there any more 2600 shooters as awesome as this that I should know about!?



This gameplay is emulated on the Android emulator, through the Nvidia Shield TV. I have the real cart (minus packaging) in my Amazon basket, but am holding off final purchase in case this wasn't released in Pal territories. Anyone know for certain?  



#2 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:24 PM

Its a great game an absolute favorite of mine. 

#3 remowilliams OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:29 PM

One of my favorites as well.  When you get into that Spider Fighter zone - awesome...

#4 Bobbety_F OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:33 PM

You've really nailed it, calling it the 'zone'!I haven't played a shooter for years, literally years, that got my focus like this one! 

#5 DrVenkman OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:39 PM

I never had this one as a kid. I just discovered it myself about 18 months ago. My high score is about 120,000 or so - to me, the hardest part of the game is between about 18,000 and 30,000 points. I can't really get into a flow in that early/middle sort of action. After about 30,000 I am totally in the zone. :)

#6 AtariBuff OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:43 AM

Bought Spider Fighter as a kid in favour of Megamania that day, if I remember correctly. What a furious blast this game is - a great, speedy shooter with nice graphics. 

#7 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:41 AM

Lead is a pretty amazing homebrew shooter you might like.

Edited by KaeruYojimbo, Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:42 AM.

#8 davyK OFFLINE  



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:58 PM

Spider Fighter is a great game though I found it a bit easy when I was young....not so much now!


Another shooter I really like is Solar Storm by Imagic that uses the paddles!

#9 Bobbety_F OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:39 PM

Will be checking all of these out at the weekend - thanks for the suggestions, guys:-)

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