Jump to content
LidLikesIntellivision

2018 Homebrew Tournament - Lady Bug - Round 4

Recommended Posts

NOTE TO LidLikesIntellivision: Since Difficulty Switches position has not been specified, I set Left Difficulty to B position (Faster Lady Bug).

Unless otherwise noted, I will use Factory Default (normally Standard skill) and Difficulty Switches set to B / Novice position.

 

To give frames of reference:

2600 All-Time High Score Club Record (standard skill) - 573,590 by S.BAZ (2014)

Lastest Lady Bug Contest Winner on 2600 HSC - 383,300 by S.BAZ (Ending of the NEW HSC Season 6 - 2017)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOTE TO LidLikesIntellivision: Since Difficulty Switches position has not been specified, I set Left Difficulty to B position (Faster Lady Bug).

Unless otherwise noted, I will use Factory Default (normally Standard skill) and Difficulty Switches set to B / Novice position.

 

To give frames of reference:

2600 All-Time High Score Club Record (standard skill) - 573,590 by S.BAZ (2014)

Lastest Lady Bug Contest Winner on 2600 HSC - 383,300 by S.BAZ (Ending of the NEW HSC Season 6 - 2017)

Everyone can play with any defficulty settings. Left B is the better because you move faster, but anyone can choose left difficulty A.

Right difficulty is used to adjust image brightness, so everyone is also free to choose what fits better.

 

186,530

Only 10 points ahead of oyamafamily!

post-32348-0-56854100-1535894602_thumb.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

205,430! Stayed up so late last night chasing this, still about 10,000 shy of my all time top which I hope to surpass, 2 veggie rampages!:) I have a lot of practice hours in this game, i actually prefer this port to arcade. My only gripe, not enough C's come up for SPECIAL

post-36333-0-05547600-1535913277_thumb.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its key one understands the rules in Ladybug, you do get the blue/yellow/red phases? Getting SPECIAL is key to a higher score.

 

My strategy each screen - at start, clear the center, then when turns blue get all 3 BLUE hearts as quick as possible. Keeping gates uniformly closed/open is a key to wall off baddies, as well as traps to steer them into skulls

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you waiting for a clear center or do you just completely the level?

The center is where I'm weak, I DO go for it after about 3rd level, but if baddies are thick I'll concede with a clear:) Come to think of it no time penalty to wait out screens 1 and 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually go for the blue hearts first to increase the score multiplier and mostly concentrate on getting "Extra". Hadn't tried to get "Special" yet... So that's the way to rack up points. :-D

 

Everyone should read the manual before playing, a scanned copy can be found here:

 

https://www.atari2600homebrew.com/ladybug.html

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Strategy Tip

 

The letters are not distributed equally. There are only eight different three letter combinations. Within these the letters appear:

  • A, E, T: 4x
  • I, L, P, R, X: 2x
  • C, S: 1x

So when you are going for SPECIAL, make sure that you get the C and S, because these are most scarce. A or E come are in each combination. And the T is overly frequent.

Edited by Thomas Jentzsch
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy crap thats amazing Oyamafamily! Congrats! Is that 3 veggie Specials? :) The speed must be insane

2 SPECIAL (Veggie Specials) and 3 EXTRA (Lives). At the starting of gameplay, I pressed Reset, Select, Reset, Select... until the appearance of letter S on the Stage 01.

CONCENTRATION is the main key for the later stages.

Edited by oyamafamily
  • Like 1

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...