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Season 10 Round 7 - Adventure Island

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Welcome to round 7 of the 10th season of the Atari Age NES High Score League!

 

I'm going back to 2-week rounds this season.

 

This round we are going to play Adventure Island.

 

PRIZE ALERT

 

From here on out, I am going to post a "prize pool" each week consisting of 3 prizes. That round's winner will get to choose from the three items, and a new item will be added. People are welcome to donate any Nintendo-related items to be used in the pool. Doing so will allow you to pick a game to be played.

 

This round ends on Monday, May 20th.

 

Title: Adventure Island

Developer: Hudson

Publisher: Nintendo

Released: September 1988 (US)

 

http://youtu.be/K70mt9UCam0

 

Rules:

 

Don't die.

 

Scores so far:

 

Current standings:

 

1. WispFollower 23

2. cparsley 16

2(t). darthkur 16

4. S.BAZ 15

5.roadrunner 11

6. classicgamer_27330 10

7. Skosh 9

8. asponge 8

9. Austin 6

10.jblenkle 5

11(t). JacobZu7zu7 3

11(t). Chuck D. Head 3

13(t).Liduario 2

13(t). Wolfman24 2

13(t). Mangia-Boy 2

13(t). Bigmeanbean 2

13(t). Gamer__X 2

18(t). Jibbajaba 1

18(t). NIKON 1

18(t). ahuffman 1

18(t). mihcael 18

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Oh no! I forgot to post my score for the last game! I've been so busy working and interacting with people.. I need to refocus my attention back on the important things in life- games!

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11,740

 

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Thanks RR for finding the rom. I was surprised to find I didn't have this one, and the site I normally use only had the Japanese version.

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139,670

 

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I love this game. It's quite challenging, unforgiving at parts and without continues a bit frustrating but it's still a lot of fun. There's lots of hidden extras throughout. It's usually best to keep shooting all the time for it allows you to find the invisible eggs and platforms. When you notice that your shots are stopping in mid air you need to get int that exact spot and jump straight up. Jump on the now visible egg and fetch the goodies inside.

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9,250

 

 

Is this game Wonderboy?

Seems like it, just a different name.

 

 

Wonderboy was actually an arcade game first made by Sega. Adventure Island began as a port of that but ended up being changed significantly and became it's own series. Oddly enough the subsequent Adv Isl games kept the same "run and jump" platform style while the later Wonderboy ones became riddled with RPG elements. I much prefer the Adv Isl ones.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_Island_%28video_game%29

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Both franchises are among my favorites. I have all three US NES titles on cart. Part 3 cost me $60 :(

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Disclaimer: Just because Adventure Island is one of my favorite franchises, that doesn't mean I'm any good at it :P Been fiddling with the settings on my TV tonight to get my 7800 looking right. Found time for one round of Adventure Island though

 

12,060

 

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Wonderboy was actually an arcade game first made by Sega. Adventure Island began as a port of that but ended up being changed significantly and became it's own series. Oddly enough the subsequent Adv Isl games kept the same "run and jump" platform style while the later Wonderboy ones became riddled with RPG elements. I much prefer the Adv Isl ones.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia....nd_(video_game)

 

 

 

Thanks for the info. :thumbsup: :)

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72,610

 

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(ok got the pic into the right post now)

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"somewhat improving, glad for the 2 weeks. haven't made it to the 2nd boss yet"

still applies!

 

in case the round still in effect...

 

88,620

 

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Edited by S.BAZ

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just in case the round is still going on:

 

I just scored 105,600 best yet!

 

still no 2nd boss, just getting better at scoring points

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