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#26 carlsson ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 4:43 AM

TRBB: Which version of River Rescue are you playing? I don't recognize the title screen. Perhaps that is a PAL fixed version?



#27 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 3:08 PM

TRBB: Which version of River Rescue are you playing? I don't recognize the title screen. Perhaps that is a PAL fixed version?

It's the one I had on a transdisk menu so it must have been a cassette version: atarimania have 4 versions listed - looks like it is the Sparklers one though I don't have the loading screen but that might just be how I got it to transdisk. Slim possibility I have the cassette in my big Atari box!

 

Taking of 'Rescue I got the speedboat for the first time, this made my eyes burst as the screen blisters across - not sure this is a good tactic :-o

29,970 still not managed to rescue 9 in 1 go :twisted:

 

River Rat is more relaxing afterwards but still not crawled enough to complete level 5 and keep twitching into something for no reason (250k) :)



#28 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 3:09 PM

That would be the TRBB infinite lives hacked version! How do you think he always wins ☺

#29 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 2, 2017 3:22 PM

River rescue 54390

2000+ points for shooting a log when going fast

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 9:28 AM

latest tables


Remember both games are full HSC points!

River Rescue

  1st   McKong                    54,390  12pts
  2nd   therealbountybob          29,970  11pts
  3rd   carlsson                   9,950  10pts
  4th   Deteacher                  7,850  9pts
  5th   RedThunder                 6,480  8pts

 

River Rat

  1st   therealbountybob         287,000  12pts
  2nd   McKong                   274,000  11pts
  3rd   RedThunder               237,860  10pts
  4th   Deteacher                201,550  9pts
  5th   devwebcl                 157,970  8pts
  6th   carlsson                 148,000  7pts

  7th   Mrs RedThunder            21,750  6pts
 

Bonus challenge: highest level reached

(look at the flags on the sides of the screen in game, on level 5 it resets to 1 flag again)

Mckong/trbb Lv5

 

Suggestions for the next poll

McKong "Tails of Dragons and Cavemen" (NTSC has display issues)

Carlsson "Pogo Stick Trio"

from me "Mr Baked Bean" sorry that's "Mr TNT" to you

Red Thunder's "Dark Chambers"

still time for one more :)



#31 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 6:02 PM

I would like to nominate Raid Over Moscow!


Edited by Deteacher, Thu Aug 3, 2017 6:14 PM.


#32 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 11:49 PM

River Rescue - 1,300

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River Rat - 32,490

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#33 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 4, 2017 2:22 AM

I managed to pick up the special bonus for doing a rescue after upgrading the boat! I only found out about this after reading the instructions last night.
 
So I picked up 9 people and got the 5k bonus, then upgraded the boat and managed to dock at a platform. The boat then goes back into slow mode, and for some strange reason I crashed pretty quickly afterwards!
Having got about 30k with my first life I only got another 10k with the next 5!

Edited by McKong, Fri Aug 4, 2017 5:43 AM.


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Posted Sat Aug 5, 2017 10:06 AM

finally I got the "special" bonus.

I didn't know it at all :)

 

Always it's nice to find new features in these old goodies.



#35 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 2:34 AM

finally I got the "special" bonus.

I didn't know it at all :)

 

Always it's nice to find new features in these old goodies.

Score please :grin:

I like that too, wonder if there is anything else lurking :ponder:

 

Round 14 Pre-Poll OPEN - winning two will go into final poll :)



#36 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 8:05 AM

There are a few things in River Rescue that arent evident until you play for a while.
Another one is that after you reach a certain point you cant return your boat to the left of the screen. As far as i remember this resets when you lose your next life.

The score stops ticking up if you pass two docks without rescuing someone. I think this is to guard against someone harvesting points as the diffculty seems to level up as you make rescues

#37 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 8:54 AM

Small improvement on 'Rescue 31,340 and River Rat I keep failing on the 5th stage :mad:

 

Round 14 Pre-Poll OPEN - winning two will go into final poll :)



#38 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 4:00 PM

Probably an hour on each game tonight but can't keep it together to improve :-o

 

Please vote EVERYONE and we can get the final poll started ;)

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[edit]

Managed to dock on the bottom at fast speed, still no improved scores. McKong did you try docking at the top on fast and see if it gave you a passenger?

 

Round 14 Final Poll Now OPEN !

This round will close when we have a winner in the poll :)



#39 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 11:10 AM

Made it to level 6 on River Rat by not taking any ramps if I could, but with a lower score 266,030 :twisted:



#40 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:34 AM

River Rescue 69100

Upgraded the boat 4 times and collected the special bonus twice

#41 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:44 PM

River Rat

316,600

 

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#42 jk40001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:56 PM

River Rescue 12.380

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#43 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:33 AM

Just when I was about to give up River Rescue as it's just that bit hard, I worked out it's better to get right when the helicopters come, you have more chance to line up with their mines.

46,240 :)

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Reminder this round closes 10pm tonight UK (5pm EST)

still time to vote EVERYONE:

Round 14 Final Poll Now OPEN !

 

 



#44 jk40001 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:15 PM

River Rescue 18990
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River Rat 158280
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#45 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:00 AM

McKong won a round :thumbsup: :thumbsup: and so did RedThunder :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

 

A couple of decent games that went well together.

 

Rescue is a bit twitchy and perhaps too hard for most people. If you play this again try getting further right when the helicopter comes on to shoot the mines. Thanks to McKongs effeorts we learned about the bonus 5k for getting 9 across in one go and the special bonus of docking after the boat has been upgraded (after 6 men).

 

Rat is just mindless fun, though you do have some decision making options e.g. take just the jumps in the middle section (avoiding piers), only jumps on first level, first life etc. Hang on for the special bonus at the end of race 4, I did once get to round 13(!) I think and there might be more bonuses every 4 levels.

 

final tables
Both games are full HSC points!

River Rescue

  1st   McKong                    69,100  12pts
  2nd   therealbountybob          46,240  11pts
  3rd   JK40001                   18,990  10pts
  4th   carlsson                   9,950  9pts
  5th   Deteacher                  7,850  8pts
  6th   RedThunder                 6,480  7pts
  7th   jblenkle                   1,300  6pts

 

River Rat
  1st   RedThunder               316,600  12pts
  2nd   therealbountybob         287,000  11pts
  3rd   McKong                   274,000  10pts
  4th   Deteacher                201,550  9pts
  5th   JK40001                  158,280  8pts
  6th   devwebcl                 157,970  7pts
  7th   carlsson                 148,000  6pts
  8th   jblenkle                  32,490  5pts
  9th   Mrs RedThunder            21,750  4pts :thumbsup:

 

Season 14 Current Standings updated with this round and RT's Shamus Case II points :)



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Posted Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:46 AM

Found my screenshot on my phone!

 

 

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