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2018 Homebrew Tournament - Star Castle - Round 3

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2018 - Homebrew Tournament

STAR CASTLE ARCADE

 

https://youtu.be/YQ1afyYkMZA

 

Game variation: Game 1 B/B

Round ends: August, 31th.

Tournament's rules are here.

You can donwload the game here.

P.S.: I belive this is the latest rom version available, I got it from Thomas' blog https://atariage.com/forums/blog/144/entry-9545-star-castle-developments/

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So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.

Edited by retrogoober

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I linked to the 165 rom version. As I understand from Thomas talk with stephena, that's the final version and so should be equal to the cartridge version.
The video footage comes from Atariage store and is an older version of the game.
Unfortunately I don't have the cartridge to compare with the 165 rom version. But I believe they're the same.

I'm playing star castle with Stella version 5.

So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.

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So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.

 

Two possibilities:

  1. You are playing the "other" Star Castle. :)
  2. Check your difficulty switches, both should be B.

Better download the ROM from my blog (see post above).

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So I have the 'Star Castle Homebrew.bin' rom on my Harmony, and it is DIFFICULT out of the box, 3 drones that chase you incessantly, not nearly as gentle as the video, whats the correct rom?  Tried the linked rom but obviously for stella, crashed:)  Thanks guys.

 

 

Two possibilities:

  1. You are playing the "other" Star Castle. :)
  2. Check your difficulty switches, both should be B.

Better download the ROM from my blog (see post above).

simple way to check if your playing thomas/AA version or scott williams version, on start up if comes up with Atari Age logo your playing the AA version if it doesn't then your playing scott's version.
I have to d/l the final harmony version.

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Strategy tip: Kill each castle as fast as possible.

 

You can gain points by just shooting ring segments, but the game speed increases with your score. And for each killed castle, you get one extra life. So trying to kill the castle with as few segments removed as possible is the most efficient way.

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I have just added the final version 165 for the Harmony cart to my blog entry (after downloading, remove ".bin" suffix).

remove ".bin" or ".cu"?

 

Thank you Thomas and Dan!

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Thanks! I doubt I can compete with you, but I will try and at least aim for the 2nd spot of this month's competition. :)

 

Another strategy tip: Watch on YouTube how the experts play the arcade version.

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Another strategy tip: Watch on YouTube how the experts play the arcade version.

Here is one example showing the bouncing tactics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju29Rp79JpI

 

And this guy is insane:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sUs01flrbY

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