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#1 Vocelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2018 7:38 PM

Week 8

Bronze Medalist Pick

RacoonyDave’s Picks

Dark Cavern (Game 1:A)

 

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CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. There cannot be any game enhancements or favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATOR! Vocelli

 

Dark Cavern Game 1:A

Left Difficulty: A

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Game 1

 

 

 

Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of March 11, 2018

 

Bonus:

Getting to Know you:

Tell us something about your life and Post a pic from an Atari 2600 Game that has to do with what you posted.

EXAMPLE:

Vocelli ~ I own a Pizza Restaurant. I am posting a pic of the chef from PRESSURE COOKER because just like him I have to run around like a crazy man for my great customers just to fill orders every day.

If you can do this then you get +3 bonus points!

It can be anything about your life…. Anything!

One rule: do not use a game that someone has already used.

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Cavern Game 1:A

 

400000 - Leto ~ Pac-Man (+3) +50

344000 - Oyama ~ Hangman (+3) +49

288000 - SBAZ ~ MrDo! (+3) +48

281000 - StanJr ~ Burgertime (+3) +47

280000 - Scrabbler ~ Word Zapper (+3) +46

266000 - KaeruY ~ BMX Racing (+3) +45

256000 - ToiletTunes ~ Save Our Ship (+3) +44

256000 - JasonAtari ~ ET (+3) +44

245000 - Spriggamortis ~ Skate Boardin' (+3) +42

242000 - Darthkur ~ Star Trek (+3) +41

242000 - DrMooCowz ~ Dodge'em (+3) +41

235000 - SneakyTurtle Egg  +39

234000 - HankR ~ Subscan (+3) +38

215000 - Lid ~ Jungle Hunt (+3) +37

213000 - ABG ~ Homerun (+3) +36

198000 - Diamonds  +35

186000 - LaurenTyler ~ Game of Concentration (+3) +34

183000 - NathanStrum ~ Dark Mage (+3) +33

166000 - Vocelli ~ Pressure Cooker (+3) +32

158000 - Jablestown ~ Adventure (+3) +31

147000 - GType ~ Superman (+3) +30

115000 - AtariWarlord ~ Glib (+3) +29

104000 - ClassicGamer ~ Raiders of the Lost Arc (+3) +28

103000 - Atarian7 +27

  85000 - 5x7 ~ Swordquest Waterworld (+3) +26

  81000 - MrBeefy ~ Tapper (+3) +25

  60000 - DanielJS ~ Enduro (+3) +24

  59000 - NovaStar ~ Basic Programming (+3) +23

  49000 - DarQM ~ Basic Math (+3) +22

  44000 - AbleMV ~ Stell-a-Sketch (+3) +21

  41000 - BugCatcher ~ Tax Avoiders (+3) +20

  36000 - Karok ~ Dig Dug (+3) +19

  33000 - Nikon ~ Star Raiders (+3) +18

  17000 - RGC ~ Ice Hockey (+3) +17

    8000 - JBlenkle +16

 

 

 

Overall Standings

The Top 24 will compete in the Medal Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!

And we are about 33% done!

   

    Leto 406

    Stan Jr 335

    Dr Moocowz 319

    Sneakyturtleegg 304

    Lid 301

    Nathan Strum 298

    SBAZ 298

    Vocelli 291

    Gtype 284

    KaeruY 276

    Toiletunes 273

    OyamaFamily 270

    AtariWarlord 259

    Jablestown 259

    Diamonds 255

    HatefulGravey 247

    Darthkur 235

    JasonAtari 232

    Scrabbler 231

    NovaStar 228

    AbelMV 219

    LaurenTyler 210

    Capitan Classic 197

    Keilbaca 182

    Karok 178

    Atarin7 168

    Jin 168

    Spriggamortis 166

    ClassicGamer 158

    VooDoo Chiily 152

    Jeremiah 147

    BugCatcher 146

    DanielJS 135

    RJ 135

    DarQM 133

    5x7 130

    AGB 125

    RGC 125

    Nikon 123

    Spiceware 117

    Nads 115

    MisterVCS 111

    SpaceyInvader 110

    Deteacher 103

    MrBeefy 101

    Jblenkle 84

    WickeyC 68

    BallBlazer 66

    Roadrunner 56

    Zylon 55

    Ivanstrom 42

    MCCallister 41

    Jacobzu7 39

    GamerGuy 31

    MangiaBoy 27

    Darrin 20

    Gorfy 18

    TheKobra 16

 

 

 

Season 7 will have:

~ Request weeks

~ Several 'Special' weeks with multiple games

~ Several games that have never been played in the HSC

~ 2 Paddle weeks

~ 2 Homebrew weeks

~ More popular games we all love

~ Ending with the 'Beat the Leaders' weeks.

This Season will last 24-27 weeks


Edited by Vocelli, Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:35 PM.


#2 Vocelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2018 7:38 PM

Vocelli ~ BONUS

Pressure Cooker

I own a Pizza Restaurant. I am posting a pic of the chef from PRESSURE COOKER because just like him I have to run around like a crazy man for my great customers just to fill orders every day.

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Edited by Vocelli, Fri Mar 2, 2018 7:39 PM.


#3 spriggamortis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 2:18 AM

Bonus

Skate Boardin'

At 45 years of age, I recently sadly decided to hang up my board, due to niggling injuries from years of bowl and park skateboarding.  The upside is I'm spending more time collecting for and playing the much beloved and gnarly '2600'  :P .  Hence, the attached screenshot from my copy of SKATE BOARDIN' .. showing 'Radical Man' cruising the streets looking for the next spot to thrash!  :twisted:  :D 

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#4 DarQ Massacres OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 9:23 AM

Bonus
Basic Math

I chose to use basic math because it is one of the few mathematics related games on the 2600. I am using a math game because I am currently in my first year studying to become an accountant. It uses a lot of math and I really enjoyed playing this for the quick mental math practice.

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Dark Cavern

21,000
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Edited by DarQ Massacres, Sat Mar 3, 2018 9:38 AM.


#5 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 11:51 AM

I know I'm bending the rules a bit, but Paperboy was never released for the 2600. And there's no video game I have such a personal relationship to because I've not only been a paper boy but a journalist and editor as well. 

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#6 AtariWarlord OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 12:11 PM

Dark Cavern AB 16,000. Thank God you didn't choose the AA game -- that's damn near impossible.

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#7 jablestown OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 12:14 PM

Dark Caverns - 44,000

 

Oddly matching the exact score I got on River Raid 2 played right before this.

 

 

As for the bonus, I'll pick Adventure. It's one of about 8 games that inspired me to make video games for a living.

 

The others being 

- Zork

- Maniac Mansion

- Pirates

- Tradewars 

- ZZT

- Dragon Warrior

- Total Annihilation

 

 

 

 

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#8 G-type OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 12:45 PM

Bonus:

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I chose Superman, because I am currently creating my own comic book, which I will be launching on Kickstarter March 9.

https://www.scientis...mic.com/preview

 

(also Superman was one of the original dozen Atari games I had as a kid)

 

Kickstarter just launched! https://www.kickstar...peri?ref=4a7d5i


Edited by G-type, Fri Mar 9, 2018 12:23 AM.


#9 StanJr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 2:37 PM

BONUS: (since Vocelli stole Pressure Cooker out from under me...)

 

I run a bar kitchen and we have a $5 Happy Hour Burger special, so every day from 5-7pm, my life is pretty much exactly like this:
 

 

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#10 agb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 2:48 PM

For the bonus ill Pick Home run since I worked at yankee stadium in the late 70s,early 89s selling ice cream soda and peanuts.

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#11 G-type OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 2:53 PM

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Edited by G-type, Sat Mar 3, 2018 3:03 PM.


#12 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 3:46 PM

Dark Cavern Difficulty A   200,000

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#13 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 4:11 PM

BONUS:

 

My game which I chose and is related to something about my life is HANGMAN.

I participated in the English courses at Language Center (2003 to 2005 in the university) and in the company (2011). My objectives which I had to reach during English classes were increase my vocabulary, be good at grammar and improve my pronunciation, speaking and text comprehension. In some occasions I did special activities involving musics, videos, crosswords and the own HANGMAN.

 

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Edited by oyamafamily, Sat Mar 3, 2018 4:20 PM.


#14 Scrabbler15 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 4:33 PM

Dark Cavern - 152,000

 

Bonus - Word Zapper

 

In my younger days, I was a tournament Scrabble player.  My national ranking averaged around 1500, which was an intermediate level for tournament play.  Games would often come down to the last few tiles in the bag.  Because we crossed off tiles on our score sheets as the tiles were used, it would be clear what the final tiles were.  If the right tile was pulled out of the bag at that point, it could turn a loss into a win.  Word Zapper is also about hitting that last letter to get the big score.

 

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#15 Lauren Tyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 4:58 PM

DARK CAVERN: 110,000 176,000

 

So yeah, I enjoy doing yoga in my spare time.  It not only stretches me out, but it also helps me to focus.  You could say it's a real...

Game of Concentration!

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#16 5x7 OFFLINE  

5x7

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 5:31 PM

First try at this game, need to read the manual.
Dark Cavern 7000
My Bonus is Swordquest Waterworld. I designed and implemented the water system water transfer tracking and online reporting system In a state. Dull but the first thing that occurred to me!

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#17 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 6:40 PM

Dark Cavern - new attempt with video  259,000

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Video and picture sent to Vocelli



#18 Vocelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 7:36 PM

Great insight about all of your lives!



#19 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 7:53 PM

148,000

Bonus: My wife and I are taking a vacation cruise to Cozumel at the end of the month, so Save Our Ship.

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#20 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 8:18 PM

224,000

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#21 5x7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 9:06 PM

Better 85000

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#22 darthkur OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 9:56 PM

146,000

 

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I've been a major Trekkie since I discovered it in the early 70's. I really loved the sit-down version of the Sega made game, in the arcade. The 2600 port does quite well.

 

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#23 Jason_Atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 10:47 PM

Dark Cavern: 173,000

 

Bonus: ET's objective is to call home, and i'm a phone technician by trade :)

 

 

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#24 Leto27 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 3, 2018 10:57 PM

Bonus points.

 

Since videogame are a very importatn part of my life I will post the very first game I ever play: Pac Man, Before Pac Man I wasnt aware of the existence of videogame, it was cause a Seven up commercial where it features Pac Man ( the arcade version ) I though; It is a funny commercial, I explained to my older sister about this commercial and she said; oh yes is a video game, and I reply a video what?, are you telling me that you can play with cartoons?, I insisted for one month to take me to the video games arcade, until she acept and finally I was able to play Pac Man ( It was and arcade cabinet with an atari 2600 inside )

 

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#25 Leto27 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 4, 2018 12:20 AM

Dark Cavern 333000 points, I remember playing this game as a Kid, but I have forgotten the name until now. Fun Game  ;)

 

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