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Season 10 Round 10 - Wrecking Crew

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Welcome to round 10 of the 10th season of the Atari Age NES High Score League! This is the last round of the season, and first place is still up for grabs!

 

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

 

This round we are going to play Wrecking Crew.

 

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 Sunday, August 18th.

 

Title: Wrecking Crew

Developer: Nintendo

Publisher: Nintendo

Released: October 1985 (US)

 

http://youtu.be/Gymaa888Emo

 

Rules:

 

None that I know of.

 

Scores so far:

 

Current standings:

 

1. S.BAZ 36

2. darthkur 31

3. WispFollower 27

4. classicgamer_27330 18

5. cparsley 16

6. asponge 15

7. roadrunner 14

8. Skosh 9

9. jblenkle 8

10. Austin 6

11(t). JacobZu7zu7 3

11(t). Chuck D. Head 3

11(t). Liduario 3

14(t). Wolfman24 2

14(t). Mangia-Boy 2

14(t). Bigmeanbean 2

14(t). Gamer__X 2

14(t). ahuffman 2

19(t). mihcael 2

19(t). Jibbajaba 1

19(t). NIKON 1

19(t). algus 1

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oh cool, fun game! also I never played it for points before

I don't think Wrecking Crew is very popular for some reason. No one seems to know it when I mention it.

for a game with Mario & Luigi it would seem to stand a little taller.

plus it is actually a fun game

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127100

 

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I'll get back to ya's with a pic...

Just got to phase 15 for the 1st time

 

trying to figure out how to get more points

I saw a "cat" rise out of the ground on the first screen, but I died before getting to it

it looked like bonus points

 

also I haven't been able to hammer the wrench-guys yet, the instruction manual seems to suggest that will pay bonus points

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If you get stuck in a barrel or somewhere else on the board is there anything else you can do besides besides reset the game?

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If you get stuck in a barrel or somewhere else on the board is there anything else you can do besides besides reset the game?

 

you can wait for the fireball to come through and kill you if you're not in a barrel.

at least then you can keep playing if you have more lives

 

that's one of the two complaints I have. getting stuck in a barrel ends your game! I think you should just lose a life.

also I wish the round # was displayed while you're playing!

 

I found some very helpful information about this game which tells you how to get lots of 1ups and bonus points and Magic Hammers, etc. It is not even nearly complete, but at least the information for how to figure it out is there!

 

http://www.gamefaqs....crew/faqs/27963

 

also, the author of the above faq apparently doesn't know it, but the formula for getting the bonus items is much simpler than described:

 

1) find the bomb that has it

2) make sure that is the 3rd bomb detonated

3) if you care which item comes up, count how many times you have swung the hammer

 

if the phase # plus total number of times you swung the hammer (including the swing that kills the 3rd bomb) = 9 or (9 + any multiple of eight) you will get a golden hammer.

 

other than that any other sequences of breaking things, etc., don't factor in at all.

 

the formula is: (Phase #) + (# of hammer swings) divided by 8.

the remainder will be a number from 0-7

each # from 0-7 corresponds to a particular bonus item.

you can find a chart for it, i saw it but i can't seem to locate it right now.

but the 1 is the Golden Hammer which is all I care about because it empowers you and gives you the max bonus points.

 

I have an improvement, but forgot the pic & the exact number so I'll post it soon

just to warn y'all it is above 250K

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Thanks for the tips S.BAZ.

 

that's one of the two complaints I have. getting stuck in a barrel ends your game! I think you should just lose a life.

 

That's what I figured. I don't understand that programming decision.

 

you can find a chart for it, i saw it but i can't seem to locate it right now.

 

Is this what you're thinking of? http://strategywiki....rew/Walkthrough

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If you get stuck in a barrel or somewhere else on the board is there anything else you can do besides besides reset the game?

 

First time playing this game and I was wondering the same thing.

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This round ends tomorrow. Somehow I did the math wrong and thought that tomorrow was the 17th, instead of today. So the round ends on Sunday, August 18th.

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This round ends tomorrow. Somehow I did the math wrong and thought that tomorrow was the 17th, instead of today. So the round ends on Sunday, August 18th.

 

What time is the cutoff?

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There is no hard cutoff time. Just get the score posted before you go to bed, basically.

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This round is over. Here is the final tally:

 

S.BAZ 252,000 +9

darthkur 145,200 +6

asponge 132,800 +3

roadrunner 56,100 +1

jblenkle 53,700 +1

BillyHW 52,100 +1

 

This season is also over. Here are the final standings. Congrats to S.BAZ on being the season 10 champion!!!

 

1. S.BAZ 45

2. darthkur 37

3. WispFollower 27

4(t). classicgamer_27330 18

4(t). asponge 18

6. cparsley 16

7. roadrunner 15

8(t). Skosh 9

8(t). jblenkle 9

10. Austin 6

11(t). JacobZu7zu7 3

11(t). Chuck D. Head 3

11(t). Liduario 3

14(t). Wolfman24 2

14(t). Mangia-Boy 2

14(t). Bigmeanbean 2

14(t). Gamer__X 2

14(t). ahuffman 2

19(t). mihcael 2

19(t). Jibbajaba 1

19(t). NIKON 1

19(t). algus 1

19(t). BillyHW 1

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thanks Jibbajaba!

that waas crazy those last few games I happened to have krakked out on growing up!

I think I might 'a got a little lucky there toward the end

looking forward to the next season !!!

 

Thanks for the tips S.BAZ.

Is this what you're thinking of? http://strategywiki....rew/Walkthrough

 

yup thats it!

that chart proves itself true if you test it out

this game kicks ass because you can krakk out on mapping out all the 1ups & hammers and that would take you a month or two.

then you can actually try to attack and see if you can beat it on a credit.

that would take you what?

6months?

7?

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I was hoping that more people would weigh-in in the comments thread. Whether they do or not, the season will start in the next couple of days. I mentioned that the first game would be a football game to coincide with the start of the NFL season, so it would be cool to start it on Thursday.

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