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Atari Games where it is impossible to remain scoreless


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#1 classicgamer_27330 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 1:10 PM

What all atari games fits into this topic



#2 Supergun OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 3:44 PM

...this is why other gaming sites think were crazy over here...

#3 bigfriendly OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 4:30 PM

I think Asteroids credits you for collisions.

#4 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 5:42 PM

You can still die scoreless in Asteroids as long as you play on expert.

 

Joust can't end scoreless.  You get 50 points every time you lose a life.



#5 power OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 5:47 PM

all of them, just don't plug the carts in!



#6 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 5:56 PM

I think Asteroids credits you for collisions.


But if you get shot by the UFO instead, you could die scoreless, right? That would be more difficult than playing "properly." :lol:

#7 fdr4prez ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 7:26 PM

Does Adventure count?  There isn't a score at all, yeah?

 

You die scoreless if a dragon eats you and you win scoreless

 

In Breakout, don't you remain scoreless if you never hit the ball up to the blocks?



#8 Jason_Atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 7:39 PM

Missile Command



#9 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 8:16 PM

If you brag about your collection to the ladies, you will remain scoreless



#10 bigfriendly OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 8:37 PM

If you brag about your collection to the ladies, you will remain scoreless


HAHA!!!

#11 NE146 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 8:43 PM

2600 Ms. Pacman.. Unless you somehow can wiggle in the middle and not eat any dots. :P



#12 lingyi OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 9:52 PM

Oops - edit. I  thought the question was POSSIBLE to remain scoreless!


Edited by lingyi, Wed Dec 5, 2018 9:55 PM.


#13 frankodragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 10:03 PM

I thought maybe those Mystique games can make anyone scoreless.



#14 boxpressed OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2018 10:33 PM

If Astroblast is like Astrosmash on the Intellivision, you lose points for every meteorite that hits the ground.

#15 BONEMAN OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2018 5:33 AM

That happens in Astroblast too. So can you get a negative score or is 0 the lowest?

#16 Mr SQL ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 7, 2018 3:17 PM

In PIXELS it is impossible to remain scoreless, because you start out with a score.

 

Unless you win it is likely you will end up scoreless though, one point is deducted every time you are hit.

 

If you win, there is an ending cut-scene where your score is slowly reduced until it is zero.

 

Other odd things about the score are that it is 12 feed high and you can walk through it as maze corridors if you time it right - the score is drawn and erased by sssnake ;)



#17 Love Cowboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 4:26 PM

That happens in Astroblast too. So can you get a negative score or is 0 the lowest?

I've never played Astroblast on the 2600, but Astrosmash on Intellivision could have negative scores IIRC, so I would suspect Astroblast is the same

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#18 Video OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 8, 2018 11:54 PM

Doesn't dragster give you a score regardless of outcome, even if you never cross the line? Outlaw I think gives points for hitting the playfield too, so I don't think it's possible to remain scoreless.

Is this about just not getting a score, or about completing the game with no score?

#19 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 9:07 AM

Missile Command

 

It is possible to remain scoreless in Missile Command.  In fact that's one of the steps to finding the game's Easter egg.



#20 NE146 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 9:28 AM

 

It is possible to remain scoreless in Missile Command.  In fact that's one of the steps to finding the game's Easter egg.

 

That's the opposite of what's he's asking.. i.e. what games is it IMPOSSIBLE to remain scoreless. :)

 

i.e. what games are you unable to end with a zero score no matter what (or what you don't) do.

 

fwiw, I think negative scores count as "scores" and also don't count. 


Edited by NE146, Sun Dec 9, 2018 9:29 AM.


#21 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2018 9:32 AM

 

That's the opposite of what's he's asking.. i.e. what games is it IMPOSSIBLE to remain scoreless. :)

 

i.e. what games are you unable to end with a zero score no matter what (or what you don't) do.

 

Precisely why I was correcting the earlier answer. ;)






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