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HSC15 Round 15: Alley Cat and some Llamas!


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#1 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:29 PM

Alley Cat

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Cherished by many, the cats are back :love: Star on skill "Kitten" it will level up after each round is completed. If you are new to the game get the hang of running and jumping using the diagonal to the tall bins on the first level! And try not to bust your joysticks :-o

scoring full HSC points. Bomus point for highlest level reached (keep track of number of completions if you get to alley cat level (has 3 bins) and for beating HSC record held by McKong 60-9534 :thumbsup:

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Instructions and some interesting comments on Atarimania:

>>>sparkle - 02/02/2016
song is based upon "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric and his Piano 1962. i think the game plays it in a different key and there are note and rhythm differences, like the part where the game doubles up syncopated rhythm, and of course the robotic cat skreech is unique. song has been heard in numerous movies and tv commercials, wiki sez it's popular with ice cream trucks esp. in latino america.<<<

 

Bonus game

Metagalactic Llamas: Battle at the edge of Time or perhaps Reason :D

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I think we looked at this before but carlsson has been demanding a llama based duel so let's see how he gets on ;) another crazy Jeff Minter special (C64 conversion). PAL only folks - there is a NTSC request thread)

scoring - 1pt per player

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Info Atarimania has some info but there's probably a better link somewhere?

>>>twh/f2 - 09/06/2015
We had recently a @HSCMunich gaming session on this game. It is a very addictive, challenging and re-playable game. Glad that this games is being converted by Heaven to the 8bit Atari!<<<

 

 

The Round 16 pre-poll will stay open for this week then will go to a final poll

 

This Round closes Sunday 26th August 10AM UK time

Join in, EVERYONE WELCOME :thumbsup:



#2 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:06 PM

Cool! I thought you were throwing in Donkey Kong Jr as well, but perhaps we'll save that one for a later opportunity?

 

I'll let people try it for a few days and then post some of my own suggestions (I'm too humble to call it a strategy guide).


Edited by carlsson, Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:08 PM.


#3 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:07 AM

I'll start things off on Alley cat 

 

25009

27740

155801


Edited by McKong, Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:29 AM.


#4 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:12 PM

I'll start things off on Alley cat 

 

25009

27740

155801

darn it! I forgot McKong was a bit good at this one :thumbsup:

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10-9995  I reached Alley Cat but failed to complete it.

 

ALLEY CAT: Remember everyone to start on KITTEN each time (6 bins) you can see how far you have reached by the number of bins. Keep track of the number of completions of Alley Cat level highest will get a bonus point, also anyone breaking the HSC record score will get a bonus point!

 

 

Metagalactic Llamas

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11,039

16,394

46,449 level 4 I think

perhaps not his best game but well see how it goes, you can mop up the floor ones by setting the beam to the highest level and walking slightly away from them - I could describe this in a different way :-D Let's see what carlsson comes up with :)



#5 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:30 PM

I forgot how tough Alley Cat was, the dog becomes a real pain.

I'm not sure I can remember many tips until I've played a bit more. The first one that comes to mind is laying down dirty foot prints to keep the broom busy on some of the screens

#6 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:44 PM

I forgot how tough Alley Cat was, the dog becomes a real pain.

I'm not sure I can remember many tips until I've played a bit more. The first one that comes to mind is laying down dirty foot prints to keep the broom busy on some of the screens

Alley Cat 168112 3rd level

#7 carlsson OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:17 PM

Alley Cat - 002-2724 pts

Nice game which I've never played before, definitely worth playing more and figure it out.

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Metagalactic Llamas - 91916 pts 102802 pts

Quite a bit from my personal best, but it is a good opening score.

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Edited by carlsson, Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:44 PM.


#8 Sikor OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:44 PM

My poor result...

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#9 youxia OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 1:43 AM

155K? Jaysis :D I played a bit yesterday but did not go over 25... It's tough as hell and jumping can be quite infuriating (especially when facing the canine threat). But still, it's one of the best games ever. So cute & inventive. Packs more varied gameplay into its puny kilobytes than most of the bloated, one-dimensional modern games.

 

Llamas...interesting, but need to figure out what's going on here. And why my version (from Gamebase I think?) keeps crashing after the first death.



#10 RedThunder OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 10:58 AM

Alley Cat (Kitten)

6,642

Alley Cat (Alley Cat)

90 LOL

 

Meta Llama

6,527



#11 slx OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 1:21 PM

Lama 18412 (playing in Altirra, PAL, PC gamepad). This does not seem to work under NTSC emulation for me.

 

Alley Cat 001-4522. A lovely game and probably one of the fathers of mini games but the controls with their inertia and the "diagonal push" logic are as bad as I remember them.....trashing around the clotheslines I never have the feeling to be in control. 


Edited by slx, Yesterday, 1:31 PM.


#12 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 2:59 PM

Alley Cat 300585 level 5.

It's difficult to get into the windows after level 4, you really just have to keep moving until you fall into an open window!

On the later levels try not to let the dog panic you into miss timing your jump for the garbage cans

#13 Deteacher OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 6:12 PM

Here is my paltry offerings so far:

 

Alley Cat:  29,817

 

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Llamas:  17,475

 

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#14 therealbountybob OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 10:13 AM

Lama 18412 (playing in Altirra, PAL, PC gamepad). This does not seem to work under NTSC emulation for me.

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Llamas...interesting, but need to figure out what's going on here. And why my version (from Gamebase I think?) keeps crashing after the first death.

 

Llamas are PAL only so configure emulators for PAL Video System. Fandal's site usuallly has the latest versions of the programs but sometimes the Atariage threads might have updated or other versions, atarionline.pl usually has all versions and formats so is a good place to look too :)

 

Alley Cat - it's a bit unblanced in the scoring as you can get 6000pts for rounding up the fish quickly which is relatively easy! For the windows keep moving and use the diagonals.

Scores in fence graffiti format please  ;) well done slx :thumbsup:



#15 McKong OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 10:34 AM

Alley Cat 064-2052 level 7. Lost my last three lives on level 7 getting hit by stuff being thrown from the windows.
 
This game is tough but keep playing cos occassionally you get a slightly easier run. I got the spiders mini game on level 6 (which I think is the easiest) and then pretty much just jumped straight to the top on the hearts screen, and yet the previous game I played it took me 5 attempts to get off the first level!
 
Don't forget to take the present to the top on the hearts screen as you get double the bonus. If you have more than one present you can strategically drop them on levels and the cat on that level disappears for a while

Edited by McKong, Today, 1:26 PM.





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