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2017 - 2018 7800 HSC Season Game 9: TOWER TOPPLER


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#1 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 4, 2018 11:53 AM

2017 - 2018 7800 HSC Season Game 9

 

TOWER TOPPLER

 

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Settings: Tower 1

 

Contest Ends Midnight (PST)  

January 14th 2018

 

I would strongly suggest that everyone read the manual...

For console users make sure that BOTH difficulty switches are in the RIGHT position for gameplay.

For emulator user set your dip switches to the right position.

 

BONUS POINTS: beat current record for 5 bonus points 

Current Record: famicommander 75,770

 

 

 

Usual rules. 

 

Current Scores

 

Trebor  102,160  RECORD BUSTER!  +11  +5 ForBreaking Record

 

jin  64,940 +10

 

LidLikesIntellivision 44140 +9

 

Dr Moocowz 25270 +8

 

toiletunes 23640 +7

 

NIKON 20580 +6

 

S.BAZ 13170 +5

 

BydoEmpire  8590 +4

 

oyamafamily 5940 +4

 

 

 

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Current Standings:

 

1. Trebor 171

 

2.  oyamafamily 126

 

3.  toiletunes 123

 

4. jin 120

 

5. Dr Moocowz 92

 

6. S.BAZ 88

 

7. NIKON 79

 

8. LidLikesIntellivision 53

 

9. BydoEmpire  47

 

10. Cousin Vinnie 42

 

11. jblenkle 40

 

12. Gorfy 39

 

13. Dauber 22

 

14. Atarifever 18

 

15.  MrBeefy 17

 

16. PacManPlus 16

 

17. Mister-VCS 12

 

18. roadrunner 4

 

19. troff 3


Edited by NIKON, Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:24 AM.


#2 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 4, 2018 12:22 PM

Very cool choice for this round NIKON! I've had a copy of Tower Toppler in my collection for quite a while now and have never really taken the time to play it, so this will be a good reason to warm up the cart and try it out. :)

#3 Dr Moocowz OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 4, 2018 1:32 PM

I just got the cartridge for this one back in November. This seems like the perfect time to dive into it and play. :D



#4 Dr Moocowz OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 4, 2018 7:22 PM

Hahaaa! I showed you, you ol' tower! (ok, just 2 of them!)

 

14820

 

First time really playing this game. It's pretty impressive for the graphics and the rotating effect! And I get a shooter stage in between towers!? :D

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#5 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 5, 2018 2:39 PM

18200

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#6 MrBeefy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 5, 2018 7:50 PM

Dang i don't own this one.

#7 Dr Moocowz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 7, 2018 9:38 PM

Improvement and made it to tower 4!

 

Also, during one of the tries, my cat (Coleco) started chewing on a straw that had my beverage in it and successfully distracted me.  :lol:

 

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#8 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 8, 2018 9:01 PM

This is certainly an interesting game, especially considering that it was a pack in game with the Atari 7800. I can see why they made it a pack in though! It has really astounding graphics, platforming gameplay with a brand new IP, and a good bit of replay value. On the downside it's frustrating as all get out and definitely one of those games that your success or failure just comes down to trial and error, rote memorization, and a little bit of luck. I spent about three and a half hours playing it tonight and after many (many) attempts I finally made it to the 5th tower with a score of...
 
Tower Toppler (Right / Right Difficulty): 40,740
 
 
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Edited by Jin, Mon Jan 8, 2018 9:56 PM.


#9 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 9, 2018 6:04 AM

8,590

 

Got to Tower 2, which is where, if memory serves, is as far as my patience ever allowed me to play this game over the last 20 years.  I could upload a pic if necessary, but my score hardly warrants it.  I might give it another go before the end anyways... we'll see.


Edited by BydoEmpire, Tue Jan 9, 2018 11:33 AM.


#10 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 9, 2018 10:16 AM

20580: very little improvement to say the least..tower 4 is trying my patients

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#11 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 9, 2018 9:34 PM

I put in another 3 hours tonight and managed to make it to the 8th and final tower "The Edge of Doom". I was really hoping I could beat the game since I made it to the last level with 5 lives in reserve, but holy cow is that final level appropriately named. Even after watching some other people play through it on YouTube and memorizing exactly what to do to make it through the level I couldn't get even halfway up the last tower. I will keep trying though, since I would very much like to beat this game if I can, but for now my current high score is… 

 

 

Tower Toppler (Right / Right Difficulty): 58,550

 

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Edited by Jin, Tue Jan 9, 2018 9:38 PM.


#12 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:39 AM

Even after watching some other people play through it on YouTube and memorizing exactly what to do to make it through the level I couldn't get even halfway up the last tower. 

 

First, congrats on your perseverance and score, but wow, this quote sums it the game's philosophy: frustration, memorization and controller-breaking difficulty.


Edited by BydoEmpire, Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:39 AM.

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#13 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:58 AM

First, congrats on your perseverance and score, but wow, this quote sums it the game's philosophy: frustration, memorization and controller-breaking difficulty.


Thank you Bydo! Strangely I haven't been getting frustrated with Tower Toppler and have actually been really enjoying it, which is weird because difficult platformers usually drive me batty. I guess there's just so little in the way of platforming games on the 7800 that I'm appreciating it in spite of the difficulty. Your username reminded me that the gameplay is a lot like R-Type: Practice, die, memorize, repeat. :lol: It can be fun if you like the mechanics of the game, but maddening if you don't.

Edited by Jin, Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 AM.


#14 Dr Moocowz OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:30 PM

I think my biggest issue has been the (unfortunate) timing of whatever that jerk thing is called that comes from all the way across the screen and knocks me off, sometimes all the way to the water. It's easily what's cost me the most when I get caught in a spot where I can't avoid it!

 

But, yes, there's a lot of trial and error with this game. But, it looks soooo pretty... except maybe the "fish" on the in between levels. They look like weird, giant shrimp to me. :)


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#15 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:43 PM

CONGRATULATIONS 

PLAYER ONE

YOU HAVE

COMPLETED 

YOUR MISSION

 

 

 

Tower Toppler (Right / Right Difficulty): 64,940

 

 

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#16 BydoEmpire OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:36 AM

Wow, congrats Jin, that's no easy feat!


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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:29 PM

19,000

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#18 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:43 PM

TOWER TOPPLER  5940

 

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#19 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:49 PM

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Congratulations to JIN on your significant effort to finish Tower Toppler!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Edited by oyamafamily, Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:53 PM.

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:15 PM

19580

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Posted Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:57 PM

23,640.

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#22 LidLikesIntellivision ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:03 AM

I'm rusty.

 

1) 44,140

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#23 Dr Moocowz OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:43 AM

25270

 

Damn you, tower 4! I'm tapping out on this one! :)

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#24 Trebor OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:34 PM

I set a personal goal a while back to beat the game with over 100,000 points. 

While coming relatively close in the past, I fell short with either 87,000 or 89,000.

 

And now...

 

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102,160



#25 NIKON OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:54 PM

I set a personal goal a while back to beat the game with over 100,000 points. 

While coming relative close in the past, I fell short with either 87,000 or 89,000.

 

And now...

 

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102,160

IMPRESSIVE!!!!






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