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#1 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:00 PM

We are playing Tropical Trouble. Game mode is hard (press 6 on the title screen). The round ends on 28th of January at 23:59 CET.

 

This game wont reward the highest score, it will reward the progress. The game has 7 screens (two on the beach, two in the jungle, two in volcano land and one final battle on the bridge). You can see the progress on the final screen after you are game over, because the character stays there. I wrote a explanation how to determine your position here: http://atariage.com/...-2#entry2787045

 

There is also a screenshot to compare.

 

Everytime you beat the boss at the bridge you earn a green mountain symbol at the bottom left. If you beat the game over and over again you will get a red mountain (I think it was after 9 runs or something like this). This will keep counting the completed runs for you, just take a picture of the full game over screen.

 

Now how you determine your score: Look up your position on the screen, this will be X.1-7, as I explained in the link above. If you die on the 4th screen in the first run your final progress is 0.4. If you die on the 4th screen with 3 green mountain-symbols your score is 3.4. If you have trouble to understand that please ask, but I guess its much easier to understand when you see examples, which should follow soon.

 

If two players share the same progress the lower score of them will be rewarded with the better ranking.

 

Why this complicated scoring? Thats simple, because unfortunately Tropical Trouble allows to camp in the first levels forever and gaining infinite points without any risk of dying. So its completely impossible to take the points to consideration. For that reason this time the progress will be the most important thing.

 

Good luck and have fun. If you have any questions feel free to ask here.

 

Standings after 4 rounds:

 

1. Ignorama - 36

2. m-crew - 26

3. Crade - 13

4. Alpha-Male - 8

5. S.Baz - 7

6. Intymike - 6

7. scalpel - 5

8. jblenkle - 3

9. Robin Hudson - 2

9. Gernot - 2

11. darthkur - 1

11. Mister-VCS - 1


Edited by Ignorama, Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:04 PM.


#2 S.BAZ ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:39 PM

Man, this is the week of new-to-me games.

My first take on this one is... THIS GAME SUCKS! 

I keep getting stuck and can't seem to get anywhere or do anything.  Hopefully I just need some more practice.  I did manage to somehow get to the end of the first section.

 

0.1  [score 100]

 

I'm pretty sure I'm missing something.  I don't see how one can stay put and farm points.  If I don't keep running forward I lose a life quickly by the snake at the back of the screen.  In fact, I haven't figured out how to even get points.


Edited by S.BAZ, Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:43 PM.


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Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:53 PM

Man, this is the week of new-to-me games.
My first take on this one is... THIS GAME SUCKS! 
I keep getting stuck and can't seem to get anywhere or do anything.  Hopefully I just need some more practice.  I did manage to somehow get to the end of the first section.
 
0.1  [score 100]
 
I'm pretty sure I'm missing something.  I don't see how one can stay put and farm points.  If I don't keep running forward I lose a life quickly by the snake at the back of the screen.  In fact, I haven't figured out how to even get points.


lol, yup get the hanky and when you pass to next screen you get points.. Yes I found when playing key pad six I didn't even make it to the end of the first island yet. Maybe .5 ,

Its going to be a challenge for sure..

Question for Ignorama, I looked up the past scores was that played on keypad 6, those were some great scores..

Cheers

Edited by m-crew, Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:59 PM.


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Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:54 PM

Try playing it on key pad one just to get the idea of the game S.BAZ..

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Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:34 PM

I think cparsley often had "any mode" as players choice, so I don't remember if we played on easy, it was some years ago. But it would still work to intentionally not progress for gaining points, I tried it out.

 

I recommend watching the video in the "Choose your game" Thread, it probably helps a lot.

 

@m-crew

 

The level don't really matter for the progress. The only stage which is a real threat is the bridge and there its not really changing as far as I know. May its a bit faster from the beginning, but thats quickly not really the point anymore. When I tried out yesterday my first try was 6.7 and I'll be honest: In the higher stages its a lot of luck as well to not get hit on the bridge. In the video you see that its much YOLO :lol:


Edited by Ignorama, Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:37 PM.


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Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:53 PM

Cool thanks for the tips ,
Won't have a chance to play tonight but tomorrow
Is another day.
👍🏻🎸🍺

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Posted Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:47 PM

Ok Im in! Better late than never! I need to start playing my games again and this is the perfect opportunity!

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:29 AM

Ok Im in! Better late than never! I need to start playing my games again and this is the perfect opportunity!



Welcome Brother looking forward to seeing some of your scores!!!

Cheers

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:09 PM

Hard attempt , yes it's hard on hard.
Lol

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:23 PM

This is 0.6 for example. No Mountain Symbols and below the Volcano.

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:41 PM

This is 0.6 for example. No Mountain Symbols and below the Volcano.


Thanks Ignorama 👍🏻
How do you get by that 0.6 ?
Seems impossible on Hard.

Could you do me a favour try a game next time with a regular intellivision controller and see if it's passable, I'm just curious of how much of a difference there is.
I made it to 2.7 on easy.
Hard seems impossible for me right now.
Lol

Cheers and Thanks

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:45 PM

This is on "EASY"not a to be counted just posted
To show Ignorama the difference. 🍻🎸

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:51 PM

0.6

550

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#14 Ignorama OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:54 PM

The run in the Video was on a Intellivision with normal Controller. I will try out tomorrow if its much different in hard, but I think the stage looks pretty much the same like the one in hard.

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:08 PM

Ok Thanks,
I just past it right now have game on pause But I was lucky the hanky dropped right away.

But give it a shot tomorrow , like I said I'm just curious.



Thanks
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Once I die I will post mr

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:15 PM

1.2
950

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:43 PM

1.5
1350

I have been playing for 3.5 hrs and have made it passed that .6 Level only 3 times all when hanky fell pretty early
From start.
It is doable with hanky luck. Now I need to figure out without hanky luck. Lol

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:59 PM

I tried it out and still no problem. I died at 2.7, because I wasnt good at the bridge, but .6 was exactly the same with the original controller for me.



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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:00 PM

I tried it out and still no problem. I died at 2.7, because I wasnt good at the bridge, but .6 was exactly the same with the original controller for me.


Thanks , I just suck at this game. lol so far. I just wanted to see if the controller was the issue..

Thanks again for checking for me...

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:04 PM

Heres my best so far...

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:13 PM

4.7
4450

mr_intv

That's your score so far.. Well done...

Now I know I really suck at this game.. lol

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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:55 PM

The like is not for the "I suck", its for the helping with the actual scores :D



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Posted Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:36 PM

0.6

600

 

I quit playing after reaching this level a few times.

I thought I was done, but you guys gave me hope I could go farther. :)

 

Tropical Trouble (Intv) 0.6 600.jpg


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#24 m-crew OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:59 AM

The like is not for the "I suck", its for the helping with the actual scores :D


I figured that.. lol

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:27 AM

Dying on the bridge should be 0.7 + 900 pts

 

 

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