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HSC Season 7 Game 1: Arkanoid

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Table so far:

 

1st _Fandal_ 461,120 (completed) 12pts

2nd deteacher 419,400 (completed) 11pts

3rd therealboutybob 360,600 10pts

4th a8isa1 342,610 9pts

5th Benjamin Matlock 252,870 8pts

6th sloopy 247,010 7pts

7th dmlloyd 172,560 6pts

8th bluecat 114,420 5pts

9th krupkaj 107,500 4pts

10th AB Positive 75,460 3pts

------ 1pt below this line ;) ------

11th Champions_2002 69,680

12th roadrunner 51,630

13th goochman 21,880

 

Voting open for the next game :!:

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47,260

 

Kind of a cool game. I lost my last life on the space invader level, because the ball was going at rocket speed from hitting all those grey blocks.

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First off, I'm the proud owner(saviour) of a decades forgotten 800XL, found in a barn under a pile of ANTIC magazines, which were under about 2 inches of dust, hay and cobwebs. Other goodies in the cache were a 1050 drive, a 410 tape drive, orig. "ingot" power supply, asst. cables, joysticks, a Wizard of Wor cart, and some Dynacomp literature.

The odyssey I undertook to bring these Atari artifacts back to life would not have been possible without the information provided by the dedicated people in this community. It's hard to describe the feeling when that Wiz-Of-Wor game powered up on the TV screen!

 

As a long-time devotee to the Atari 5200, it seems only logical that the XL is the place to go if you want to play all the other countless 8-bit games which will likely never make it to the console.

 

I've never been a fan of those 'break-out' style games, but I find Arkanoid to be suprisingly fun and addictive! It appears I'm just in time to join in the new HS season, and judging by the competition, I better hone my chops :cool: :

70,530

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Well I played again carefully trying to get all the bricks and not go though the bonus doors, levels 25 and 26 are really tough and you can add putting the answer-phone on to the list of things to do before playing this game on a real atari :ponder: mananged to get to the boss 'Moai' who said gaming wasn't educational? :D When fandal said 16 hits I thought ok 8 men or so I can do this but I guess it's 16 hits on one go so I failed :x

I'm happy for DeTeacher to keep 2nd place (as it stands) as he completed the game and I didn't, I think this is fairer. Awesome efforts guys :thumbsup:

 

For those using Atari800Win Plus, hopefully you've worked out that you can emulate the paddle controllers (Input Mouse Device and select paddles, then Input, Capture Mouse)(press A in the game to select 'Atari Paddles').

 

Another thing I noticed on my 130xe (in my futile quest to find the non existant pause key) when using paddles, was, if you press space bar your bat moves a little, and if you hold space down and move the paddle it moves in chunks rather than jittering along! [Edit this is ok on my 800 so maybe a hardware issue, also the paddles do not jitter at all on the 800] :ponder:

 

The other flickering reported is an emulator issue. Way too much information, ok, so here's the latest table ;)

 

1st _Fandal_ 594,820 (completed) 12pts

2nd deteacher 499,970 (completed) 11pts

3rd therealbountybob 515,620 10pts

4th a8isa1 342,610 9pts

5th Benjamin Matlock 252,870 8pts

6th sloopy 247,010 7pts

7th gwobby 242,960 6pts

8th dmlloyd 235,020 5pts

9th bluecat 114,420 4pts

10th Zone Ranger 111,300 3pts

------ 1pt below this line ------

11th krupkaj 107,500

12th divya16 104,630

13th AB Positive 75,460

14th atariron82 70,530

15th Champions_2002 69,680

16th roadrunner 51,630

17th 4ks 47,260

18th goochman 21,880

Voting still open for the next game

 

C'mon JellE get playin' I'm hoping we can make a record 20 players ;)

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11th divya16 104,630

 

Slight improvement:

 

One way they could have added the pause was to not release the ball when you catch the "C"s until you press the fire button. So you can catch a break.

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54,430

 

Tried just twice, I don't have time lately to play more (missed the bonus round at the end of last year too). So at least 1 point for participating :)

 

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275,650

 

 

This is the most time I've spent playing this game on any version. It's usually because of the control scheme. Thanks to therealbountybob for the concise info on how to emulate the paddles with the mouse. :thumbsup:

 

 

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I did 111,330 points but somehow deleted the screenshot right now. But it still is not worth more than 1 point as I see ;)

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Well I played again carefully trying to get all the bricks and not go though the bonus doors, levels 25 and 26 are really tough and you can add putting the answer-phone on to the list of things to do before playing this game on a real atari :ponder: mananged to get to the boss 'Moai' who said gaming wasn't educational? :D When fandal said 16 hits I thought ok 8 men or so I can do this but I guess it's 16 hits on one go so I failed :x

I'm happy for DeTeacher to keep 2nd place (as it stands) as he completed the game and I didn't, I think this is fairer. Awesome efforts guys :thumbsup:

 

For those using Atari800Win Plus, hopefully you've worked out that you can emulate the paddle controllers (Input Mouse Device and select paddles, then Input, Capture Mouse)(press A in the game to select 'Atari Paddles').

 

Another thing I noticed on my 130xe (in my futile quest to find the non existant pause key) when using paddles, was, if you press space bar your bat moves a little, and if you hold space down and move the paddle it moves in chunks rather than jittering along! [Edit this is ok on my 800 so maybe a hardware issue, also the paddles do not jitter at all on the 800] :ponder:

 

The other flickering reported is an emulator issue. Way too much information, ok, so here's the latest table ;)

 

1st _Fandal_ 594,820 (completed) 12pts

2nd deteacher 499,970 (completed) 11pts

3rd therealbountybob 515,620 10pts

4th a8isa1 342,610 9pts

5th Benjamin Matlock 252,870 8pts

6th sloopy 247,010 7pts

7th gwobby 242,960 6pts

8th dmlloyd 235,020 5pts

9th bluecat 114,420 4pts

10th Zone Ranger 111,300 3pts

------ 1pt below this line ------

11th krupkaj 107,500

12th divya16 104,630

13th AB Positive 75,460

14th atariron82 70,530

15th Champions_2002 69,680

16th roadrunner 51,630

17th 4ks 47,260

18th goochman 21,880

Voting still open for the next game

 

C'mon JellE get playin' I'm hoping we can make a record 20 players ;)

 

This game is easy if you're use to playing other Arkanoids. I used Arkanoid for Amiga as test software for Amiga floppy simulator so I'm used the game. But A8 version has terrible collision detection-- I guess it was a port from some other platform.

 

To pass the 33rd round, there is a strategy.

 

Anyway, 543,970 with many lives left.

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Thank you all for playing and making this a record number of players in the 8-bit HSC :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I know there are a couple more players in the wings once they get their hardware/emulators sorted. Even if you only manage one go on each game every two weeks please post it!

 

If anyone needs any assistance with anything HSC related e.g. getting real joysticks working on the emulators etc post anytime or send me a message and I'll try and help out. Congratulations to Fandal (former HSC champion for how many years?!) and hats-off also to atariksi and deteacher for completing this game. With many players it looks like points are going to be even more valuable this season, hopefully we'll have enough players for a few bonus tournaments this year, maybe team based :ponder: Anyone with any suggestions post on the games list thread. Looking forward to playing Defender, not played this one much as had Dropzone quite early on :)

 

Final Table

 

1st _Fandal_ 594,820 (completed) 12pts

2nd atariksi 543,970 (completed) 11pts

3rd deteacher 499,970 (completed) 10pts

4th therealbountybob 515,620 9pts

5th a8isa1 342,610 8pts

6th darthkur 275,650 7pts

7th Benjamin Matlock 252,870 6pts

8th sloopy 247,010 5pts

9th gwobby 242,960 4pts

10th dmlloyd 235,020 3pts

------ 1pt below this line ------

11th divya16 147,790

12th bluecat 114,420

13th mapa 111,330

14th Zone Ranger 111,300

15th krupkaj 107,500

16th AB Positive 75,460

17th atariron82 70,530

18th Champions_2002 69,680

19th roadrunner 51,630

20th 4ks 47,260

21st goochman 21,880

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