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#51 Dr Moocowz OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:11 PM

Regular: 78000

Bonus: 43000

 

I was barely beating my bonus score consistently, then just had a really lucky streak where two enemies crashed into each other multiple times in a row! I'm doubting I'll beat my score here, but will try some more. :)

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#52 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:31 PM

I find a good method is to roll your tank bankwards continuously. When you see two enemies on your radar, center yourself so they are on either side of you and there are no tanks directly behind you that can shoot you in the back. When you're in a position where you're facing a tank head-on, move backwards and to the left out of their line of fire. This way, when the enemy tank shoots, the shot will look like it's rolling off to the side from your perspective. You can then go in for the kill because the enemy tank takes a few seconds before it can fire again.


When the yellow tanks show up....I keep the enemy tanks at 11 o'clock and 2 o'clock and go in reverse. When I hear the enemy shoot.... I keep going backwards until the bullet passes in front of me...then I turn and shoot back.

 
Great tips!
 
Game 1: 165,000
 
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Edited by Nathan Strum, Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:40 PM.


#53 KaeruYojimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:57 PM

Looks like oyama, voodoo chilly and darrin9999 didn't get added to the standings.



#54 Leto27 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:17 PM

Game 1: 70000 points, slightly better but not enough, hopes for next week: Dig Dug :-D or Kangaroo

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#55 DanielJSorenson OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:52 AM

Sit and Spin

Score: 29000

Difficulty: B/B

 

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#56 Leto27 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:46 AM

Getting Better Game 1: 107000 points thanks for the tips: AtariWarlord, Vocelli

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#57 Jason_Atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:02 AM

Bonus 49,000

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#58 Vocelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:52 AM

Looks like oyama, voodoo chilly and darrin9999 didn't get added to the standings.

Ok... fixed. Sorry to those gamers.

There were a lot of people playing and a lot of scores!



#59 Atarian7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:58 AM

When I got shot I thought my cartridge was going out on me.   Why did they program it to look like your screen is screwing up?   LOL



#60 NIKON ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:03 AM

Game 1 38000

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Bonus 32000

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#61 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:25 PM

When I got shot I thought my cartridge was going out on me.   Why did they program it to look like your screen is screwing up?   LOL

 

Because you're supposed to be remote-controlling a robot tank  :P


Edited by S.BAZ, Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:25 PM.


#62 StanJr OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:24 PM

116000  NORMAL

 

 

Battlezone is 80% luck 20% skill.  That's how I can get 39K in one game and 116K the very next game.  It all comes down to which targets appear and where and if they get off fast enough cheap shots on you.  As said before backing up is the best strategy there is.  Also, I try to keep the pink UFOs on the screen in later levels to eat up radar space so the tanks can't gang up on me.

 

I've beat my personal high score already so I've likely peaked this week.

 

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#63 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:24 PM

Battlezone is 80% luck 20% skill.  That's how I can get 39K in one game and 116K the very next game.  It all comes down to which targets appear and where and if they get off fast enough cheap shots on you.  As said before backing up is the best strategy there is.  Also, I try to keep the pink UFOs on the screen in later levels to eat up radar space so the tanks can't gang up on me.

 

 

Yeah, the cheap-shot aspect of it really bothers me. In a sit-and-spin game, you can get shot from behind before scoring any points, or get to 30,000 on your first tank, then lose everything in rapid succession. Some games will send missile after missile, others you'll never even see one. The difficulty ramping needed to be tweaked a lot more before this thing hit the shelves.


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#64 RJ OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:03 PM

The difficulty ramping needed to be tweaked a lot more before this thing hit the shelves.


I'm 99.9% sure they didnt care about THAT.

#65 jablestown OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:36 PM

83,000 - Normal

36,000 - Bonus

 

I freaking love the death effects on this one. So unique. Enjoyed this quite a bit. If the baby starts sleeping, I'll make another attempt at it before end of week~

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#66 agb OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:00 PM

45,000. Game 1. A little better. I think I am listed twice on the leader board. Thanks.

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#67 Abel M'Vada OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:50 PM

Yes!! Robot Tank is one of my all time favorite… oh, wait a minute… it's 2600 Battlezone. :(

Battlezone: 70000

 

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Actually, after a couple dozen games I'm getting the hang of it!

Battlezone BONUS: 22000

 

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#68 G-type ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:30 PM

Improved score: 50,000
updated Sit and Spin: 42,000
 
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#69 S.BAZ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:12 AM

80,000

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#70 DarQ Massacres OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:00 AM

39,000 for sit 'n spin, no pic
don't think I can do any better for this, so I feel like I'm done for the week.



#71 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:28 AM

Game One 136,000. I agree there are a lot of cheap shots in this game. If a tank spawns behind you and shoots immediately there's literally nothing you can do to avoid it.

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#72 RGC OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:32 PM

GAME 1
31,000. First time plating this. I had always been a big fan of Activisions Robot Tank. I like this game but prefer Robot Tank. By they way, how do you dodge enemy fire? I can seem to get out of the way fast enough.

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#73 Spacey Invader OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:45 PM

But its so amazing!

When I got shot I thought my cartridge was going out on me.   Why did they program it to look like your screen is screwing up?   LOL



#74 Sneakyturtleegg OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:24 PM

Which position do you put the switches in for "Fun?"



#75 DarQ Massacres OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:35 PM

Which position do you put the switches in for "Fun?"

this game does not have that feature






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