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5200 HSC Season 12 Round 4 - Gyruss


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#1 DamonicFury OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2019 8:59 PM

Welcome to round four of this 5200 HSC season!  Gyruss won the poll with 4 votes.   Play with default difficult setting. Emulation is fine, as are custom controls. Pics preferred, but not required except for HSC wins and records.
 
The current HSC record for Gyruss was set by doctorclu - 279,850 points.  Bust it if you can for a bonus point!
 
A link to the ROM and manual can be found here:
http://atariage.com/...wareLabelID=625

Round ends Sunday, March 17th, 2019 @9pm EST

Standings:
Nuclear Pacman - 619,250 - RECORD BREAKER!
Cafeman - 482,900 - RECORD BREAKER!
eegt97 - 450,550 - RECORD BREAKER!
troff - 101,650
roadrunner - 97,600
jblenkle - 93,650
Mangia-Boy - 93,400
Hank Rearden - 92,950
Bemis - 74,300

#2 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 3, 2019 9:56 PM

69,050

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#3 peedenmark7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 7:16 AM

oh boy..



#4 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 4:37 PM

146,100

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That will improve.



#5 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 4:40 PM

Sung to the tune of Farmer in the Dell, Cafeman quickly composes a song as ode to Gyruss 5200 ...

Never got to Earth
Never got to Earth
Never never never never
Never got to Earth

Edit - new ode after this HSC

Finally got to Earth
Finally got to Earth
Hi-yo a-derry-o
Finally got to Earth

#6 Hank Rearden OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 4, 2019 5:46 PM

For as good as stock controllers are on Robotron, they suck on Gyruss. I did better with a 2600 stick. Need to try d-pad next.

44,900 is my beginning score.

#7 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 5, 2019 6:59 PM

204,200

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The graphics are such a low resolution on this version, the Alien armada looks like Corn Pops on the yellow levels.



#8 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2019 12:53 AM

Gyruss - 80,350

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#9 troff OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2019 7:57 AM

I love this game.  Not very good at it, but I love it.  Here's my first submission:

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73,600



#10 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2019 7:17 PM

242,100

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#11 eegt97 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2019 7:22 PM

I'm in, 63,800

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#12 eegt97 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Mar 6, 2019 7:28 PM

Another record already in serious jeopardy

 

242,100

 



#13 Mangia-Boy OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 12:23 PM

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#14 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 3:45 PM

97,600

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#15 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 7, 2019 4:58 PM

105,250

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#16 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 8, 2019 12:06 PM

215,700. Still didnt get to Earth.

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#17 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 8, 2019 2:24 PM

269,750

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The Earth armada puts up a heck of a defense, I'm here to tell ya. There's a big difficulty spike after Mars.



#18 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 8, 2019 4:49 PM

359,100

 

Record busted!

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By the way, there are some bugs in this game, none of which help you score points. There is something wonky on the Uranus run (spare us the Uranus jokes please), where if you have four lives in reserve, sometimes the game refuses to advance on to the next warp after you kill the final enemy. You will just keep dodging meteors until you decide to suicide, and then at the start of a fresh life, the game will again advance a stage. This has happened multiple times to me during this HSC, where I had to give up a life to advance early in the game, and always when I had 4 reserves. 

 

There is also a graphical glitch that will scatter enemies on the screen as stationary objects that can't be interacted with. Nothing happens other than obstructed vision really. This glitch gets fixed upon stage completion. 



#19 jblenkle OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 8, 2019 6:48 PM

Gyruss - 85,450

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#20 Cafeman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 8, 2019 8:26 PM

254,200.

I definitely hit both the glitches mentioned above several times in this HSC. I was on the last wave to Earth when I bought the farm on this run. The enemies scatter and move very fast after their initial formation entrance, look out!

The Uranus warp glitch happens if you have less than 4 lives, too.

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#21 eegt97 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 9, 2019 9:23 PM

152100

 

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#22 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:15 PM

534,200

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#23 peedenmark7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:24 PM

534K ??
If that's for real, this is a record that without some hacking will never fall !!!!!

Considering that doctorclu's record has stood nearly 10 years, this is one hell of an achievement !!

 

My best is in the 259k range and the game gets crazy at that point... BIG CONGRATS !!!! :thumbsup:



#24 Nuclear Pacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:32 PM

Totally legit. Here's a picture of my gaming rig used for the attempt. The joystick I have makes a big difference, my hands don't cramp up at all. 

 

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#25 peedenmark7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:37 PM

Love that stick set up.. Gyruss is one of those games that really kills the hands !

Awesome score !!






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