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5200 HSC Season 9 Round 1 Vanguard

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Our 9th season kicks off with Vanguard. Play from the default stage. Rapid fire is allowed, but do not continue. Emulation is allowed as are custom controls. Pics preferred, but not required except for HSC wins and records.

Round ends Sunday, February 28th 2016 @9pm EST

 

Current HSC record: Bust it for a bonus point!

 

Vanguard - (Rapid Fire Allowed/Do Not Continue)
trbb 188,880
Final scores:
114,370 sdamon +13
71,800 Ballblazer +12
64,980 darthkur +11
63,800 JacobZu7zu7 +10
42,770 S.BAZ +9
42,280 oyamafamily +8
41,570 peedenmark7 +7
40,460 Mangia-Boy +6
27,420 roadrunner +5
25,510 NIKON +4
8,410 zylon +3
7,950 RangerG +2
6,500 jblenkle +1

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VANGUARD (REPEAT FIRES) - 42,280

This is my first appearance on 5200 High Score Club to post my score on 5200 games. For this submission I used KAT5200, another 5200 emulator which I started using. Now I have 2 emulators to play 5200 games - Altirra and KAT5200.

 

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Video and picture presented to ZYLON

Edited by oyamafamily

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42,610

 

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I can't get repeat-fire to engage. I tried both of the working controllers I own as well as both of the two Vanguard carts I have. I guess my thumb gets a workout this round.

 

 

 

Edit: I figured out the repeat-fire activation. :-D

 

 

64,980

 

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Edited by darthkur

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42,770

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for the first time ever I've begun playing 5200 games! in order to participate in the highscore.com contest. I'm surprised how much I'm loving the system even though also getting more pissed & frustrated than ever by these crazy controllers!!

 

after using them for about a week I'm beginning to get the idea. at first I thought, what a blunder but I'm realizing they're actually pretty nice & also unique as I get more acquainted. They're capable of accommodating joystick, trackball, keyboard & paddle games all in one joystick controller! impressive.

 

my only complaints are that they hurt my hands & I'm still getting pissed...

 

[edit: I used the single-fire option to contend with the default option score chart @ hs.com.]

Edited by S.BAZ

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I can't get repeat-fire to engage. I tried both of the working controllers I own as well as both of the two Vanguard carts I have. I guess my thumb gets a workout this round.

 

sometimes my controllers malfunction & i can't use the select-options-button. in this case I use a track-ball controller which hasn't malfunctioned on me yet :ponder:

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sometimes my controllers malfunction & i can't use the select-options-button. in this case I use a track-ball controller which hasn't malfunctioned on me yet :ponder:

 

Out of the two mostly functional controllers I have, the one with the gold dot replacement parts have the right side vertical column on the keypad completely non-responsive. Too bad Atari didn't build the controllers as solid and the trak-ball controller. That thing is a tank with near arcade quality materials.

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41,570

 

I've hit this one hard and have had enough. One of the few games that I prefer the 2600 version over the 5200 .

 

I really don't get the scoring on this game at all. On my last run through, I got mid way through the 2nd wave and ended up with a lesser score than the one I am posting and I avoided the power ups so as to avoid missing ships.

 

Power ups on the first wave really hamper scoring and if you are lucky enough to get through or even into the 2nd , you can not slow your ship up enough to avoid getting killed while trying to grab the power up.

 

The collision control is pretty shoddy even on a well calibrated console. CX52 design flaw?

 

Frustrated , but happy to be playing again.

 

 

 

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it's been many years since I've participated in the 5200 HSC... I'm going to pop in Vanguard and submit a score... I miss the days of posting scores in here...

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In honor of leap-day, I'll give everyone an additional day to play this round. Round 2 will start as planned.

 

Cutoff is 9pm EST tomorrow on this one. ;)

 

The next time we play this, I'll add in "single fire" mode as a bonus challenge. It makes this game un-godly hard.

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