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#1 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:19 AM

Played back in season 2

Bandits

returns to the HSC

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Atarmiania has info. Fandal has ATR [Esc=pause]

I'm a fan of the games from Sirius Software they all have a certain style. Let's see how Bandits plays. The bonus game this time is the only other game by the same guy Tony Ngo Squish 'em

Atarimania has info, Fandal has XEX [space=pause]

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Round ends Sun 24th Sept 10am UK time

EVERYONE WELCOME TO PLAY

Have fun!



#2 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:21 AM

Bandits:

Comments from Atarimania

 

Jim Kuchera - 11/03/2007    
Bandits is an outstanding shooter where the alien 'little buggers' are great at dodging your best attempts to zap 'em. I love Bandits---the sound, the wonderfully smooth graphics, the premise of stealing your fruit, etc. My only beef is that every single level, like Jumpman (another of my favorites) is a pain. This great little game will surely become one of your favorites, and it was released by one of the best software houses of all time---Broderbund. At the time of release, the other great houses were OnLine, Sirius, Synapse, Infocom, Dataquest. Electronics Arts was not yet with us, but was to become The Great One along with Sierra.
        
Spiff - 17/10/2005    
This game was inspired by a mediocre arcade game of the era called "Stratovox"- but they improved it a hundredfold to make it one of the best games on the Atari. You must protect various supplies from being stolen by aliens. The sounds, colors, and graphics are spectacular.



#3 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:20 AM

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Indeed bloody hard. Buggers shoot diagonally which makes it pretty hard to escape and once they have grabbed your fruit and you miss them on the way to the left, there is no chance for a second shot.

 

2115 up to level 3.



#4 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:20 AM

Bandits - 9165 pts

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I got to the first level that contains both Space Invaders, Centipede and bouncing balls. Actually I have reached 9960 pts on the VIC-20 version once, so I suppose that is my personal goal for this round to see if I can score more on the Atari than on the VIC (which is NTSC only, thus I haven't played Bandits very much).

 

Squish 'Em - 2110 pts

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This game doesn't record high scores, so remember to write down or take screenshots when you thought you got a decent score.



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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:45 AM

Squish 'Em 6130



#6 devwebcl OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:51 AM

although I kept moving up, reading digitpress:

 

You can keep hopping back-and-forth over a creature to rack up points.  {Nathan Strum}

 

we should avoid that "trick"



#7 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:08 AM

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9025 at strawberry level. 

 

Movement is really smooth, only very occasionally "overlay artifacts". Even some of the colors were translated straight from the Apple, who would have a green and purple starfield otherwise. (To be fair, even the title screen very nicely plays with the Apple to Atari conversion.)

 

Wondered how they programmed a static starfield behind the title scrolling up (missiles?) until I realized that it was specks of dirt lighted up by the sun behind me.... the "block effect" when starting/ending a game is something I can't recall seeing in any other game.

 



#8 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:08 PM

Bandits

4570

6970

12,365

Seems more like a fart simulator ;-)

 

Squish

0


Edited by RedThunder, Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:46 AM.


#9 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:40 PM

Bandits

4570

6970

 

Seems more like a fart simulator ;-)

...

:D

I think the sounds are not quite ported/adjusted correctly - Bug Attack (that we played a while ago) has a similar sounds and some other similaties in the graphics etc, but it's sounds are very good. I had some garbage left on the screen which stayed on until the game finished - think this was a message or something happended - probably a bug we can identify and get fixed. If anyone has issues please post about them, the ATR i'm using is "fixed for XE" / doesn't require translator - [Was the one with "cracked by the Phantom" on the loading screen] I might try one of the other copies with the translator :ponder:

 

FANDAL's ATR works fine on XE without translator :)

3,450

7,190

13,265 making more use of the shield (push up!)

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#10 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:13 AM

Bandits

 

6730

6800

8825


Edited by McKong, Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:26 AM.


#11 firestorm OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:56 PM

:)

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#12 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:53 PM

Bandits - 3,680

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#13 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:05 PM

Squish 'Em - 27,120 (Bonus Game)

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#14 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:51 AM

Bandits - having a working version helps! (fandal's is good on XE) 34,785 I thought it was going to be fairly easy after a getting on a roll over a few waves but then it gets insane!! Lots of item graphics - since when is a Hammer a fruit :-D

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Had a quick go on Squish 'em not bad for a bonus game, 2,730. Press fire to tuck legs up and stomp on spiders etc. Some collectables too :)



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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:28 AM

although I kept moving up, reading digitpress:

 

You can keep hopping back-and-forth over a creature to rack up points.  {Nathan Strum}

 

we should avoid that "trick"

I think this is too risky anyway plus you can get a lot of points for reaching the suitcases at the end of each level...

 

Squish'em 17,650

I stomped on all the static items, not sure what some of them did - might be you should avoid some of them??

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:46 AM

first tables

Bandits

  1st   therealbountybob          34,785  12pts "use the shields guys" ;)
  2nd   carlsson                   9,165  11pts
  3rd   slx                        9,025  10pts
  4th   McKong                     8,825  9pts
  5th   firestorm                  7,250  8pts
  6th   RedThunder                 6,970  7pts
  7th   jblenkle                   3,680  6pts

Squish 'em
  1st   jblenkle                  27,120     4pts

  2nd   therealbountybob          17,650     3pts
  3rd   devwebcl                   6,130     2pts
  4th   carlsson                   2,110     1pt

 



#17 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:02 PM

Bandits

12,365

 

Squish Em

3,220

9,920


Edited by RedThunder, Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:09 PM.


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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:00 PM

:)

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:09 PM

Squish 'Em - 7450 pts

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#20 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:52 PM

had about 27K today and then them there Bandits  stole all of my precious things possibly fish bones - either way it was game over so watch out for this!

 

Anything anyone wants adding to the next poll?McKong I think Shrekenstein is a 2 player game did you/anyone try it in 1 player mode?



#21 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:45 AM

No dont know much about the game. I just saw that people had listed in their top games list. I'll have a look tomorrow

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Posted Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:36 PM

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#23 firestorm OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:44 PM

Bit better ;)

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#24 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:39 AM

Bandits 12250



#25 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:21 PM

43,900 add Bandits to the games that make me swear a lot list :thumbsup: :thumbsup:






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