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Season 4 - The New HSC - Week 24 = Astroblast

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Astroblast

(Paddle Weeks)

~ WEEK 24 ~

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CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. No game enhancements or special favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATORS! Jacob/BAZ.

 

 

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Astroblast

Released By: M Network / Mattel Electronics 1982

Left Difficulty: A or B (Toggles Manual Fire vs. Autofire)

Right Difficulty: A (High Speed Action!)

Game Mode: Default

 

The HSC Record for Astroblast: 1,000,000 by SpiceWare (Original HSC Season 3 Round 8, 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of Sunday, July 5th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus: Crash n' Score

 

Use the driving controller to play Indy 500 [game 8A] - Crash n' Score!

 

* Score 25 or more crashes in 60 seconds for (+1) bonus

 

* Top 5 scores also get (+1) bonus

 

* The top score also gets an extra (+1) bonus !

 

* Crash King -- Reach the maximum score of 50 crashes for an additional (+2) bonus (ties can be broken by time remaining on the clock)

 

 

notes:

 

-- this week, the total possible bonus points for one player is 5 !

 

-- any other controller setup is of course fine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astroblast High Scores

(Scoring is +1 point for last place and up from there)

(Scoring MAX points or beyond is considered ROLLAGE)

(Pics of scores over 98% MAX points are sufficient to show ROLLAGE)

 

 

300,305 LidLikesIntellivision (+16) (+4)

106,725 Gorfy (+15)

60,725 Northcoastgamer (+14) (+5)

37,510 keilbaca (+13)

33,750 MoomUnit (+12) (+1)

27,155 voodoo_chilly (+11) (+2)

16,370 S.BAZ (+10) (+2)

15,025 karokoenig (+9) (+1)

8,475 StanJr (+8 )

5,770 Botbird208 (+7)

4,805 darthkur (+6) (+4)

3,150 classicgamer_27330 (+5)

2,580 jblenkle (+4)

1,500 GornThrifting (+3)

1,020 LarcenTyler (+2) (+1)

850 Spacey Invader (+1)

-- roadrunner (+1)

 

 

 

 

 

bonus

 

50(13) Northcoastgamer (+5)

50(3) darthkur (+4)

50(3) LidLikesIntellivision (+4)

44 S.BAZ (+2)

41 voodoo_chilly (+2)

32 LarcenTyler (+1)

30 roadrunner (+1)

27 karokoenig (+1)

25 MoomUnit (+1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Standings Through Week 23 (Kaboom!)

Top 24 make the Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!

The bracket winners get to choose a game for next season :thumbsup:

 

1. Northcoastgamer 617

2. voodoo_chilly 552

3. StanJr 550

4. S.BAZ 539

5. Gorfy 424

6. KaeruYojimbo 393

7. oyamafamily 390

8. darthkur 387

9. JacobZu7zu7 354

10. karokoenig 326

11. Hyperboy 303

12. MoomUnit 291

13. Dauber 281

14. keilbaca 266

15. SpiceWare 228

16. Spacey Invader 228

17. Scrabbler15 221

18. LidLikesIntellivision 211

19. Nathan Strum 194

20. ReflectionAngle 172

21. classicgamer_27330 160

22. GornThrifting 151

23. Tony The 2600 150

24. roadrunner 130

25. CapitanClassic 121

26. DT Kofoed 120

RJ 120

28. skosh 113

29. adri_o 111

30. Mister_VCS 110

31. LarcenTyler 107

32. SIO2 100

33. Zeptari1 94

34. jblenkle 83

35. Wickeycolumbus 82

36. Fallout_002 78

37. NIKON 77

38. Cafeman 74

39. Botbird208 59

40. centiqueen81 52

41. Shadow460 23

Atarian7 23 :arrow: new to this season, welcome!

43. Retrogamer81081 21

44. gamerguy99 20

Random Terrain 20

46. zylon 17 :arrow: new to this season, welcome!

47. Private Eye 16

48. Brian C 15

49. retrorussell 14

50. lodger 12

51. flammingcowz 10

52. StarThief 7

53. SuperFreddie 6

Ry guy 6

55. DanIacovelli 5

56. Goochman 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW SEASON ~ The NEW High Score Club Season 4:

# in parentheses represents total games for each week/s theme.

 

up next:
(3) Never Been Played!
(3) ?
(2) Moderator Picks
(2) Player Picks
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(3) Double Points - Beat the Leader Weeks

-------------------------
(After Season) Bracket Tourney [4 Weeks]

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON 4: EXTRA INFO

There SHALL be special weeks ! Rounds that will include several games.

Overall the NEW High Score Club Season 4 will last (LIKELY) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2015.

Bracket Challenge to follow. TOP 24 make the Bracket Challenge single-elimination tournament!

Astroblast (Paddle) (1982) (M Network, Hal Finney - INTV) (MT5666) ~.bin

Astroblast (Paddle) (1989) (Telegames) (PAL).bin

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I hate to bring this up, but I recall Astroblast having a glitch in it that allows for really high scores. I don't remember exactly how it works, but it gives you tons of extra lives. :?

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Astroblast (Right Difficulty A): 18,050

 

Ha! I never realized that this was a PADDLE game. It's still not a great game, but it's much better than playing it with a joystick.

Get your cleaning kits out, boys. It turns out that Astroblast uses the "Player 2" paddle.


Indy 500 / Race:

Aw, crap. I have the cart, but not the driving controllers.

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I hate to bring this up, but I recall Astroblast having a glitch in it that allows for really high scores. I don't remember exactly how it works, but it gives you tons of extra lives. :?

 

thanks!

well if there's a glitch giving you tons of extra lives it's banned. ;)

 

if it happens by accident I guess you just get screwed by chance...

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I'm not aware of the glitch, but I am excited about Diff A. That's the way we always played when I was a kid. We never had paddles, so I'm used to playing with a joystick.

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Astroblast 5,455 (A,A)

 

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1st post. Not sure how this game scores...have to read manual.

 

BONUS Crash N Score (Game 8A) - 41 (updated my last score post)

 

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I hate to bring this up, but I recall Astroblast having a glitch in it that allows for really high scores. I don't remember exactly how it works, but it gives you tons of extra lives. :?

 

Here is link to explain glitch. If you pass 100K then go below 100K...every item you hit gives you an extra base until you pass 100K again.

 

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PAUSING ON ASTROBLAST

 

Unless otherwise noted by Moderators, let's use the following note which I took from Atari 2600 Knockout Round 12 + High Score Challenge 2012:

 

Classicgamer: "Also between lives, it's like a pause, so one can go away for a while and then come back. Is this legal?"

 

JacobZu7zu7 (Moderator): "Yes that would be legal, for about 1-5 mins, respectably. Such as, if a bathroom break is needed, or to shake your hand from cramps, it's ok... but no long lunch breaks etc...it must be a session of gaming, not to "vacation" between each 10ks or something."

 

This note is perfectly based on the recommendations about PAUSE on audio / video cassette recorder and CD / DVD player. But DON'T use pause abusively.

 

For quick reference: http://atariage.com/forums/topic/195499-atari-2600-knockout-round-12-astroblast/?p=2487319

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15,955

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i think that's my personal best!

 

wow, that extra lives trick, I'm not sure that's even a glitch. I've never reached that stage in the game to know, but it seems like maybe that's meant to be part of the game. like, if you make it to 100k you have a little booster to make sure you don't get killed off unless you were way above 100k.

 

of course that would mean a game might go on forever but hey, you gotta do it in one sitting anyway, right? If I had 99 extra lives at that level I think my score would just keep dropping back down no matter how times I kept going.

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300,000

Although I love Astroblast, its glitch is very annoying. icon_angry.gif

I was going fine until the 300k mark, then I died and started to earn an extra life for every meteor I fired.

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Some minutes later and I finally lost all lives to show my score.

300,305

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