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Catch-Up Round for Arcadia 2001 High Score Club: Season 1, Round 7

Emerson Arcadia 2001 High Score Club Cat Trax Space Attack Escape Funky Fish Space Raiders Brain Quiz

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Posted Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:47 PM

Season 1, Round 7 of the Arcadia  2001/MPT-03 High Score Club will last about two weeks.  This round ends on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10pm MST (aka Monday, 2am GMT).  The next game was going to be Space Vultures, but then I remembered that we still have not had a catch-up round.  In this catch-up round, you can play any game that was played during rounds 1-6 and post your scores in this thread.  Note, although rounds one and two of this HSC were only posted about on the Arcadia Yahoo group, those two games are fair to play here in the AtariAge foums.

 

If you've never visited to Arcadia Yahoo group, you can find it here (note that you must be a member in order to read messages there):

https://groups.yahoo...01consoles/info

There are no chances to score bonus points in this round; simply play for high scores.  Here are the games we've played so far:

S1, R1: Cat Trax - Cat Trax, a maze game similar to Pac-Man.  Read more about this Cat Trax on the Arcadia group here: https://groups.yahoo...s/messages/2556

S1, R2: Space Attack - Space Attack, a "slide and shoot" game, similar to Galaxian.  Read more about this Space Attack on the Arcadia group: https://groups.yahoo...s/messages/2586

S1, R3: Escape - You have to play this game a few times in order to "get" its design, which is similar looking to Berzerk, but rather different once you get into the nitty-gritty of the game.  Read more about this Escape here: http://atariage.com/...round-3-escape/

S1, R4: Funky Fish - Funky Fish is an unreleased game (in the United States) for the Emerson Arcadia 2001.  It is a home port of a hard-to-find arcade game released in 1981 by Sun Electronics. Read more about this Funky Fish here: http://atariage.com/...d-4-funky-fish/

S1, R5: Space Raiders - Space Raiders is a side-scrolling game, a bit like Defender… except there is no one to defend except yourself. Although Space Raiders has a generic title and also has semi-generic gameplay, the game itself is fun. Read more about this Space Raiders here: http://atariage.com/...ason-1-round-5/

S1, R6: Brain Quiz - Brain Quiz contains three educational/math-type games: Mindbreaker (Mastermind), Maxit (pretty fun!), and Hangman.  Read more about this Brain Quiz here: http://www.atariage....eason-1-round-6

If you haven't played in the Arcadia High Score club, then now is the perfect chance to jump in and have fun!

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Posted Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:15 AM

Can you play a game you've already played for a new high score?



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Posted Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:01 PM

Can you play a game you've already played for a new high score?

 

Yes.

 

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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:44 AM

Then again I don't think I'd want to play Space Raiders again, even for the extra points.  



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Posted Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:00 PM

Cat Trax -25,580

Escape - 17,440

Space Attack - 6110

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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:52 PM

What were the recommended settings for the first two?  I dont remember my Yahoo login.



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Posted Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:28 PM

Space  Attack - 7,890.  I must be missing something here as that fuel gauge depletes waaaay too fast.  Tough game.

 

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Escape - 15,140.  Way too easy even on 2-2. I think I died more of not paying attention than from anything else. 

 

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:27 AM

What were the recommended settings for the first two?

 

Thanks for asking this question, "Tempest."  This spurred me to create a thread with the original posting for round 1's Arcadia HSC game, Cat Trax, which you can read here on the AtariAge forums:

 

http://atariage.com/...ason-1-round-1/

 

The gameplay options for Cat Trax are to play the game on its default settings:

Game 1 - Warp and gates available
Option 1 - Three tunnel exits on each side of the screen.

 

The above link to the original thread, now reposted in the AtariAge forums, give full game details, pictures and rules.  I'll try to repost the rules for the second round's game, Space Attack, today.

 

I think that Cat Trax is one of the Arcadia 2001's best games.  Even if you're not going to post a score for this game, then try it anyway: it's quite fun!

 

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:32 AM

I must be missing something here [in Space  Attack] as that fuel gauge depletes waaaay too fast.  Tough game.

 

No, you're not missing anything: the fuel gauge ruins this Galaxian-type shooter.  If Space Attack was a game for the arcades, then I'd understand why it was included (to make the game suck-up quarters), but since it's a home game, the fuel gauge should not have been included.

 

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:34 AM

I wasn't sure if anyone would submit scores for this first catch-up round.  So, thanks "Darrin9999" and "Tempest" for making this round worth posting.  Now, be careful.  It's the holiday season.  Please don't beat my scores; else you'll get coal in your stockings.

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:50 AM

This was originally posted by ctompkins to the arcadia2001consoles Yahoo group on October 6, 2017:



Dedicated to Adam.

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:46 PM

What were the recommended settings for [Space Attack]?


I created a thread with the original posting for round 2's Arcadia HSC game, Space Attack, which you can read here on the AtariAge forums:

http://atariage.com/...ason-1-round-2/

There are no Space Attack gameplay options. Simply turn the game on and start to play it. That's easy enough, right?

The above link is to the original Space Attack thread, which is now reposted in the AtariAge forums. There you'll find full game details, pictures and rules. You'll also find notes about bugs and in-depth game information that was discovered as we played Space Attack.

 

I have wanted to repost these first two Arcadia HSC threads to AtariAge for a couple of months.  I'm glad that I finally did it today.

 

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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:10 PM

Thanks, looks like I have some work to do...



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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:50 PM

hi Adam
would you mind posting the current high score for each game here? I just asked at the Arcadia group as well.
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Posted Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:53 PM

would you mind posting the current high score for each game here?


This took me a while to do, but Mark's request makes plenty of sense. Here is where we all stand for total points (including bonus points) for Rounds 1-6:

  1. James Jacobs          60
  2. BallyAlley            56
  3. Mark Canon            37
  4. Tempest               33
  5. Skylar Canon          22
  6. Christopher Tompkins  12
  7. Chris++               10
  8. Darrin9999            14
  9. Milo Canon            14

It's possible that I'm confused with some people's AtariAge handles and their names. If I've got you on the above list more than one (under a different names, handle or alias) than let me know.

I'm doing all of this adding by hand. For season 2, I need to work out a system to use a spreadsheet to do these totals semi-automatically.

Here are how rounds 1-6 break down with high scores and bonus points. If you want to catch-up or beat anyone on the above list then it's the lists below that will help you most. You don't have to beat these scores to earn bonus points, but if you do, then you'll be in first place (10 points) for that round.

Round 1: Cat Trax      - Mark Canon             -  60,000
Round 2: Space Attack  - James Jacobs           -  12,460
Round 3: Escape        - Chris++                -  12,170
Round 4: Funky Fish    - Tempest                - 112,275
Round 5: Space Raiders - James Jacobs           -   4,160
Round 6: Brain Quiz    - Ballyalley and Tempest -      10


Note: Round 6 was a participation-only round. Maximum points were earned for playing all three games (and Hangman with two players).

Top Scores for Rounds 1-6

Here are the final high scores for each of the six rounds. This doesn't include bonus points, which are included in the final tables. Note that I won't keep these scores and/or tables current as the catch-up round progress, but (of course) I'll figure-out the final scores after this season ends.

Round 1: Cat Trax Scores

Mark Canon           60,000 (NTSC)
James Jacobs         37,960 (PAL)
Milo Canon           27,940 (NTSC)
Adam Trionfo         22,400 (NTSC)
Christopher Tompkins 21,400 (NTSC)
Skylar Canon         17,700 (NTSC)


Round 2: Space Attack Scores

James Jacobs         12,460 (PAL)
Adam Trionfo          9,120 (NTSC)
Mark Canon            8,960 (NTSC)
Skylar Canon          8,560 (NTSC)
Milo Canon            4,800 (NTSC)


Round 3: Escape Scores

Chris++              12,170
Mark Canon           10,640
James Jacobs          9,750
BallyAlley            7,110
Christopher           3,870


Round 4: Funky Fish Scores

Tempest             112,275
Skylar               91,225
James Jacobs         90,125
Darrin9999           61,800
Mark Cannon          64,825
BallyAlley           44,925


Round 5: Space Raiders Scores

James Jacobs          4,160
Tempest               2,885
Ballyalley            2,195
Darrin9999            1,615


Round 6: Brain Quiz Scores

This was a participation round; there were no "proper" scores. Playing the three games earned points like this: Mindbreaker = 3 Points, Maxit = 3 Points, Hangman ("One-player") = 2 Points and Hangman (Two-player) = 4 Points

Ballyalley    3 + 3 + 4 = 10
Tempest       3 + 3 + 4 = 10
James Jacobs  3 + 3 + 2 =  8


Final Rounds (Including bonus points)

Round 1: Cat Trax (Final Table)

1st  Mark Canon            60,000 (NTSC)  10 points
2nd  James Jacobs          37,960 (PAL)    9 points
3rd  Milo Canon            27,940 (NTSC)   8 points
4th  Adam Trionfo          22,400 (NTSC)   7 points
5th  Christopher Tompkins  21,400 (NTSC)   6 points
6th  Skylar Canon          17,700 (NTSC)   5 points


Round 2: Space Attack (Final Table)

1st  Adam Trionfo   9 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 12 points !@#
2nd  James Jacobs  10 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 11 points @
3rd  Mark Canon     8 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 9 points @
4th  Skylar Canon   7 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 7 points
5th  Milo Canon     6 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 6 points


Round 3: Escape (Final Table)

1st  Mark Canon     9 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 1 = 11 points !$
2nd  Chris++       10 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 10 points
2nd  BallyAlley     7 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 8 points #
3rd  James Jacobs   8 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 8 points
4th  Christopher    6 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 6 points


Round 4: Funky Fish (Final Table)

1st  Tempest       10 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 0 = 13 points -@$%-
2nd  Skylar         9 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 10 points -@---
3rd  James Jacobs   8 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 9 points -@---
4th  BallyAlley     5 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 1 = 8 points -@-$%
5th  Darrin9999     7 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 7 points -----
5th  Mark Cannon    6 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 7 points -@---


Round 5: Space Raiders (Final Table)

1st  James Jacobs  10 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 11 Points -@-
2nd  Tempest        9 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 10 Points -@-
3rd  Ballyalley     8 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 9 Points -@-
4th  Darrin9999     7 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 7 Points ---


Round 6: Brain Quiz (Final Table)

Ballyalley    3 + 3 + 4 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 1 + 1 + 0 = 12 Points !@-$---*(-
James Jacobs  3 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 0 + 1 + 1 = 12 Points !@#-%-&-()
Tempest       3 + 3 + 4 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 10 Points !@-$------


Based on this information, you may be able to decide which games would benefit you the most to play in order to move up in the ranking.

Good luck, everyone!

Adam



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Posted Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:09 PM

Ok new Space Attack score: 12,010

 

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Cat Trax: 19,060

 

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Am I missing something in Cat Trax?  Those warp thingies never replenish and constantly get put out into the maze to pick up as points.  Isn't there any way to save them or get new ones?  The potions (fish or whatever) replenish every round.



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Posted Sun Jan 7, 2018 4:29 PM

Two people (Darrin9999 and Tempest) submitted catch-up scores for round 7:

Space Attack  Tempest     12,010
Space Attack  Darrin9999   6,110

Escape        Tempest     15,140
Escape        Darrin9999  17,440

Cat Trax      Tempest     19,060
Cat Trax      Darrin9999  25,580


I'll figure these into the final scores and close season one of the Arcadia High Score Club today.  When I've created that thread, then I'll post a link to it here.

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Posted Sun Jan 7, 2018 4:49 PM

The final round's standings for season 1 of the Arcadia 2001/MPT-03 High Score Club are here:

http://atariage.com/...inal-standings/

 

It took me a little while to work this out.  I need to make this a little easier on myself in season 2.

 

Adam







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