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#1 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:26 PM

Would there be enough games to do a HSC for the Apple II?



#2 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:20 AM

Don't know if there is interest. Despite me being an Apple enthusiast since the beginning of time, I've rarely heard of competitions for hi-scores, in single specific games or groups or whatever. I don't believe the style and ecosphere lends itself to hi-score gaming on the II series.

 

Whenever we played for a hi-score it was always on a simple console like the VCS. Gaming competition on the Apple was always like how far we could get in an adventure, or how many levels of game X could we complete.


Edited by Keatah, Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:21 AM.


#3 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:20 AM

Yes.



#4 xorxif OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:14 PM

I think doing HSC for Apple II games would be fun, even if it only wound up with a handful of participants.

 

I am often scouring youtube for high score runs or speedruns of older games (Apple II included,) for games I played a lot growing up, to see just how far people were willing to go with them.

 

I know a lot of the magazines from back in the day (that are now available online) had high score listings.



#5 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:40 PM

yeah some of the games I thought about doing

 

Bug Attack

Crossfire

Snack Attack

 

for starters 



#6 carlsson ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 1, 2017 3:34 AM

Isn't the Apple ][ series claimed to have in the range of 10,000 games? Surely 1% of them should be arcade-y enough to lend to high score competitions.



#7 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 1, 2017 10:27 AM

The 'sophisticated' user base never chased hi-scores much. It was considered too simplistic a pursuit.



#8 magnusfalkirk OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 3, 2017 8:24 PM

The 'sophisticated' user base never chased hi-scores much. It was considered too simplistic a pursuit.

Count me in, I think it would be hoot!

 

Magnus



#9 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:09 PM

http://atariage.com/...nd-1-crossfire/

 

I'll try hosting it Round 1 is up. Deadline is a week from Monday, gives you 2 full weekends to play





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