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Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the right difficulty switch actually does anything in Asteroids? I've been playing with both switches on A difficulty but I'm not sure whether or not the right switch changes the game at all.

I agree totally with you VOCELLI. I'm having a "psychological barrier" to avoid little asteroids and, in special, bombs shot by enemy spaceships.
Your considerations (and mine) convinced me to stop trying to improve my scores on Asteroids. With my 48,180-point score, I'm definitely DONE.


I know the feeling. I've been playing Asteroids for half an hour to an hour every night trying to beat my high score of 44,980 but I just can't seem to even get to 40,000 again. It's like I just got really lucky one game and fortune hasn't smiled on me since then. I think I'm done with Gyruss since my thumb isn't too fond of the lack of auto-fire, and I'm very satisfied with my Galaxian score, but I feel like I can still improve in Asteroids if I keep at it.

 

 

Edit: I guess I spoke too soon about Gyruss! I decided to give it a couple more tries and did much better this time around. :)

 

 

Gyruss (B/B Difficulty, Default Settings): 242,600

 

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Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the right difficulty switch actually does anything in Asteroids? I've been playing with both switches on A difficulty but I'm not sure whether or not the right switch changes the game at all.

 

 

I'm pretty sure the right switch sets the difficulty for player 2.

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Galaxian - 17,120

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EDIT: I'm annoyed that Gyruss doesn't have any cooldown period for the fire button after losing a game. I broke a hundred fifty thousand points, but because I was firing away at an enemy formation when I died and didn't immediately stop, I started a new game and lost the chance to photograph the score. #[email protected]%$!!

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Galaxian - 17,120

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EDIT: I'm annoyed that Gyruss doesn't have any cooldown period for the fire button after losing a game. I broke a hundred fifty thousand points, but because I was firing away at an enemy formation when I died and didn't immediately stop, I started a new game and lost the chance to photograph the score. #[email protected]%$!!

Sorry to hear that. It's also a pain trying to photograph the score because it flashes back and forth. My old digital camera has a delay so I have to time it just right.

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Galaxian - 22,870

Asteroids (4AA) - 23,470

Gyruss - 86,000

 

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GALAXIAN 112,000

I broke the 100K barrier on this game and I'm very satisfied with this score. What I'm going to do is wait for the next round on this HSC.

 

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Vocelli:

 

Asteroids: 43130

 

After 5 straight games below 20K.. finally had a good game.

That's it for me with Asteroids... Good challenge!

 

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Asteriods 4AA: 81600

 

Managed to fend off those pesky little mosquito ufos well until almost 50k and got a good score.

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Asteroids: 56,280

Still holds its own as a great game!

 

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Gyruss: 203,400

It took me forever to crack 200k.

 

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Galaxian 10,150

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Astroids 28,330

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Gyruss 102,300

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I forgot how tough Asteroids was without the shield. Growing up we played almost entirely with the shield or the 180 flip.

 

I am a big fan of the NES version of Gyruss. I'm impressed with what was accomplished on the 2600.

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Playing Asteroids Game 4AA makes me want to quit playing video games altogether. It is that frustrating to me.

 

Scores so far:

Asteroids - 24,710

Galaxian - 29,580

Gyruss - 175,900

 

I will post pictures when I am finished trying to improve my scores.

I haven't really put much time in to Galaxian so I am expecting big improvement.

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