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I received this today, and it's a lot of fun! I have a ways to go for a patch-worthy score. :P

 

 

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I need to play this for the patch!  What's the score again?

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On 5/18/2020 at 7:03 PM, Karl G said:

It's lower than I was thinking - only 4,000! Maybe I have a chance, after all.  🙂

 

http://www.packratvg.com/splorf.html

Oooh, I need to play more. My high score is 3,666 (or maybe 3,336)

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Posted (edited)

Keep at it guys! The Golden Spanner Brotherhood could use more members.

 

<Edit> @Karl GCongrats on achieving your patch

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Karl G/Current Patch holders
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11 hours ago, sramirez2008 said:

Keep at it guys! The Golden Spanner Brotherhood could use more members.

 

<Edit> @Karl GCongrats on achieving your patch

Thanks! I've never tried for a high score in any game ever, mainly because I'm generally not very good at reflex games. This one is particularly addictive, though, and retries feel mostly stress-free.  🙂 

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57 minutes ago, Karl G said:

This one is particularly addictive, though, and retries feel mostly stress-free.  🙂 

I agree. I couldn’t stop playing either. 

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I finally achieved the score needed for a patch! I almost gave up after scoring 3,971 because my thumb was tired but I switched hands and played a few more games. Turns out that I'm a little better with my right thumb lol.

 

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37 minutes ago, sramirez2008 said:

Look at what arrived in today's mail. Thank you to David Flemming @PackratVG and @Sdw

 

The patch looks amazing in real life👍

 

Oooh, really nice!!!! Time to go check my mailbox!

 

- James

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Also for this game it would be cool, if a buyable rom-download would exist, so that users could use it on their Harmony cartridge. But i guess, also here this will not come in nearer future?

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We'll be trying for the Patch Challenge #2 of 8000+ Points for Spaceman Splorf on today's (Wed Jul 22) ZeroPage Homebrew stream LIVE on Twitch at 11AM PT | 2PM ET | 6PM GMT! Hope everyone can watch!

 

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11 hours ago, ZeroPage Homebrew said:

We'll be trying for the Patch Challenge #2 of 8000+ Points for Spaceman Splorf on today's (Wed Jul 22) ZeroPage Homebrew stream LIVE on Twitch at 11AM PT | 2PM ET | 6PM GMT! Hope everyone can watch!

 

I did it!! Woohoo! Got a score of 9364 points on today's livestream!

 

Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/687782788?t=01h36m03s

 

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I just reviewed the video, looking for pattern. And they exist for sure. Not at the very beginning, but after ~3000 (probably when the game has reached maximum speed), they start repeating. Attached are three shots from one game and one shot from another game.

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11 hours ago, Thomas Jentzsch said:

I just reviewed the video, looking for pattern. And they exist for sure. Not at the very beginning, but after ~3000 (probably when the game has reached maximum speed), they start repeating. Attached are three shots from one game and one shot from another game.

Oh wow, good eye Thomas! It was probably easier to store the pattern in ROM than to check for a safe path at all times using random placement. The fact that I didn't recognize the pattern while playing means it's probably good enough for the casual observer to feel as if there's no pattern.

 

Since there's a repeating pattern only 32 seconds apart, it means you could easily chart out a 'best path', practice it and possibly keep playing forever as the speed maxes out pretty quickly.

 

- James

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Posted (edited)

YouTube archive of above episode where I achieve challenge #2 on Spaceman Splorf and get 9364 points out of the 8000 needed!! 🙂

 

- James


(SET VIDEO TO 1080P60 FOR FULL QUALITY)

 

 

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