Jump to content
JacobZu7zu7

7800 HSC Season 8 Game 1 /Midnight Mutants/

Recommended Posts

Atari 7800 HSC Season 8 Game 1

Midnight Mutants

g02922y9mgy.jpg



Game Information

Game Name: Midnight Mutants
Released by: Atari 1990
7800 HSC High Score:
Settings: N/A
Manual: http://atariage.com/...wareLabelID=702

ALL NEW SCORES MUST BE POSTED HERE, NO OLD SCORES ALLOWED

 

Bonus

 

Set a 7800 HSC record for [+1] bonus point. Break a previous record for [+2]

 

Finish the game, [+2] points.

 

GAME MUST BE PLAYED WITHOUT PAUSES OR SAVES.

 

 

 

Contest Ends

SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 8TH 10:00PM EASTERN TIME

 

 

High Scores

 

1. oyamafamily 9,999,990 [11+2+1 Tied Record]

2. LidLikesIntellivision 9,999,990 [11+2+1 Tied Record]

3. atomickneedrop 9,995,570 [10+2]

4. toiletunes 52,740 [+9]

5. Mord 33,640 [+8]

6. roadrunner 4,140 [+7]

7. jblenkle 2,720 [+6]

8. S.BAZ 1,000 [+5]

 

 

 

[ ] = Points
( ) = Rounds Played
GREEN = Games Won
GOLD = Seasons Won

MIDNTMUT.A78

Edited by JacobZu7zu7
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll take a few stabs at a score sometime this week, but this game in particular doesn't play very nice with prosystem, which is the only emulator I've gotten to work on my computer(s). In particular there are times when prosystem will reset the cartridge on you. It took me a LONG time to make it through a full game without that happening. iirc, the resets would happen if too many sprites were in the same zone with the player - which usually happened if that stupid dog ran outon an already busy screen. Essentially if I saw a dog run in when there were a lot of enemies on the screen I immediately tried to run off the screen or at least as far up/down on the screen as I could. Sometimes didn't help, but the game played far more stable for me after I started doing things like that. In the end there was a degree of luck in getting through it all. x_x

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When does this game end?

 

SUNDAY - ? 10:00PM EASTERN TIME

 

Still debating which day to end or start game weeks etc...

 

Still about a week to go to play Midnight Mutants.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

33,640.

 

Forgot about how hard it is to start off in this game, and how annoying those dogs were. Might give it another shot later now that I've started remembering parts of the game, although gotta spend more time making games this week. :D

 

post-4460-0-99697100-1446433991_thumb.png

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if only I had the cartridge. QQ

You can use emulators (EMU7800, Prosystem Emulator or MESS). NTSC Color Format is highly recommended.

Just no saves, autofire and other unfair advantages. And any controller is allowed (NES/Famicom, Sega Genesis, 2600, 7800, trackball etc.)

Edited by oyamafamily

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll take a few stabs at a score sometime this week, but this game in particular doesn't play very nice with prosystem, which is the only emulator I've gotten to work on my computer(s). In particular there are times when prosystem will reset the cartridge on you. It took me a LONG time to make it through a full game without that happening. iirc, the resets would happen if too many sprites were in the same zone with the player - which usually happened if that stupid dog ran outon an already busy screen. Essentially if I saw a dog run in when there were a lot of enemies on the screen I immediately tried to run off the screen or at least as far up/down on the screen as I could. Sometimes didn't help, but the game played far more stable for me after I started doing things like that. In the end there was a degree of luck in getting through it all. x_x

I used MESS Emulator (which I consider the best of all) to play Midnight Mutants. No sudden resets occured on my MESS.

I completed Midnight Mutants in approximately 28 minutes.

Edited by oyamafamily

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I used MESS Emulator (which I consider the best of all) to play Midnight Mutants. No sudden resets occured on my MESS.

I completed Midnight Mutants in approximately 28 minutes.

 

I was using the latest version of prosystem, so I don't know if it was just luck or not but in the time I was playing I didn't get any resets myself so far. I used your playthrough actually to help remember half of the things that I needed to do, but I guess I should have tried for a stronger weapon before attacking the second boss. Oh well, we'll see if I find the time to give it another shot.

 

Unfortunately when I try to use MESS/MAME my computer kicks up a stink and crashes. (both of them!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MIDNIGHT MUTANTS 9,999,990

FASTEST TIME TO 9,999,990 POINTS 27min 03sec

Starting time (the moment I took control of Jimmy): 00:12 mark

Ending time (the moment I saved Grampa and the 9,999,990-point score is displayed): 27:15 mark

 

Video sent to JacobZu7zu7

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1,000

 

Not familiar with the game. Got lost & killed looking for that mansion! Time to watch a video.

I bet I would have loved this game if I had a 78' growing up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 days left for Mutants, then its game 2.

 

Scores as of 11/7/2015

 

1. oyamafamily 9,999,990 [+2 Bonus]

2. atomickneedrop 9,995,570 [+2]

3. LidLikesIntellivision 9,907,590 [+2]

4. Mord 33,640

5. toiletunes 7,050

6. roadrunner 4,140

7. jblenkle 2,720

8. S.BAZ 1,000

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AWESOME!

How long did it take you to complete Midnight Mutants with your maximum score? Grampa wants to know by asking in the final message:

"BY THE WAY, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?"

Thank you!

 

I'm not sure but probably around 45 minutes.

Before the ending, I had to calculate the right amount of points before saving Grampa because I had forgotten how much is necessary to achieve the max score.

 

 

In the first time I played Midnight Mutants in HSC, I thought the bonus was random so I finished the game many, many times trying to tie with you in first place.

When Nikon got his 9999990 score too, I discovered it couldn't be a random bonus! I finished once again, took my notes and a simple math!

This time I'm saving a file with the magic number for future reference. :)

Edited by LidLikesIntellivision

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...