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#1 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:23 PM

Today the boxed version of Astronomer came out in conjunction with the Orionid Meteor Shower (Take a look outside if you can!), to celebrate this we have released a patch that anyone can win. If you have the cart or the boxed edition then shipping is free otherwise you need to pay a small fee for shipping. The patch comes with a special letter.

 

To win you need to get a score of 20 in any game mode and send in a screenshot to the email in the flyer. Feel free to post them here too! 

 

To buy the game go to packratvg.com’ and use the Order Form, for the rom go to the astronomer thread.

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#2 5x7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:44 PM

That is a wonderful patch!

#3 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:32 AM

I got the letter + patch. (Mostly to prove that it's possible)

 

Did anyone else manage to get one yet?

 

You don't need to own the game to earn it, if you make on an emulator that also counts! 

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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:27 PM

Nice!  Congrats on the patch. :thumbsup:



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Posted Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:30 PM

Still trying to get this patch... dont know how possible it is on the physical version can you guys tell me if anyone has gotten it without an emulator?

#6 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:13 AM

Still trying to get this patch... dont know how possible it is on the physical version can you guys tell me if anyone has gotten it without an emulator?

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I got 22 on the atari portable, same rom though! Just gor the cart last week so did nit try that yet. How high are you getting?

 

Did you get the boxed or lose cart version? 


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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:17 AM

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I got 22 on the atari portable, same rom though! Just gor the cart last week so did nit try that yet. How high are you getting?

 

Did you get the boxed or lose cart version? 

 

 

 

Sadly my high has only been max at 18 and yes I got the boxed version it looks great!



#8 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:25 AM

So the game randomizes the star positions, it took me about 2 full evenings of grinding to get past 20. 

My strategy was starting with a star thats well observable and really stocking up on time. When you lose one due to it spawning low you reset. 

 

The 2nd game mode could help because the clouds are random, but I did it in game mode 1 as I could predict the clouds. 



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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:02 AM

Thanks for the tips! Ive probably put only about 5 hours total into it so I hadnt developed that strategy yet, definitely seems to be the smart way to go of resetting it when you get a low star..

#10 TrekMD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:15 AM

Trying to get one, so still working on it.  :)



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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:32 AM

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I got 22 on the atari portable, same rom though! Just gor the cart last week so did nit try that yet. How high are you getting?

 

Did you get the boxed or lose cart version? 

 

I got only "1".

I though I observed enough to get at least one more point (2).

 

How I realized I watch a "complete" star ?



#12 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:31 PM

You should point the beam at it and press fire until the little health bar is full. Then you get a new star and a point.

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Posted Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:54 PM

Thanks !

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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2019 7:58 AM

I got 8... cool game



#15 sramirez2008 ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 1, 2019 12:49 PM

Yes!!!    Attached File  Astronomer HS.MOV   1.05MB   22 downloads

 

22 is the best I can get via the following...

 

<edit> I've placed an order for a Boxed version...hope Packrat still has some. :)

 

Astronomer Clos Up.jpg    Astronomer High Score.jpg


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#16 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 3:48 AM

Awesome! I added you to the high score list of the main page!

http://pietrow.net/atari/astronomer/

 

Packrat should send you a patch soon. :)



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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 7:03 AM

Awesome! I added you to the high score list of the main page!
http://pietrow.net/atari/astronomer/
 
Packrat should send you a patch soon. :)


Thanks for adding me to the high score list.

 

Been communicating with Packrat.  I can't wait to receive the game and patch. :)



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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 3:42 PM

I reached a new high score of 28. :)   For a while there, I was questioning whether anyone could get past 22.  This proves you can. 

 

I'm going to stop playing for now, as this took several hours of playing without interruption. 

 

Thanks or making this game Coolcrab. :thumbsup:

 

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#19 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 4:37 PM

Holy shit! Well that's going on the site!
(It's late here though so tomorrow.) Congrats!

#20 sramirez2008 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 4:39 PM

Thank you. This game is perfect for the 2600. Highly addicting.

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 5:10 PM

I reached a new high score of 28. :)   For a while there, I was questioning whether anyone could get past 22.  This proves you can. 

 

 

Of course you can get higher scores. There are still 4 leading zeros!!

 

Congrats on your score. I have a boxed version on the way. Can't wait to play it.


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#22 sramirez2008 ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 7:14 PM

 

Of course you can get higher scores. There are still 4 leading zeros!!

 

Congrats on your score. I have a boxed version on the way. Can't wait to play it.

 

Thanks, Your gonna like this game. :)

 

BTW, I don't see anyone reaching 100,000 and if someone does, they deserve a special patch.



#23 Coolcrab OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 2:41 AM

I reached a new high score of 28. :)   For a while there, I was questioning whether anyone could get past 22.  This proves you can. 

 

I'm going to stop playing for now, as this took several hours of playing without interruption. 

 

Thanks or making this game Coolcrab. :thumbsup:

 

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New record posted! http://pietrow.net/atari/astronomer/

Thank you. This game is perfect for the 2600. Highly addicting.

Thanks! I'm glad that you like it. :) I'm still working on my second game that should get an AA release. You could give that a go too if you want. (see my signature)

 

 

Of course you can get higher scores. There are still 4 leading zeros!!

 

Congrats on your score. I have a boxed version on the way. Can't wait to play it.

Hope you get it soon!

 

 

Thanks, Your gonna like this game. :)

 

BTW, I don't see anyone reaching 100,000 and if someone does, they deserve a special patch.

 

10,000 is a bit optimistic I think. 30 would already be very impressive! 



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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 7:32 AM

 

New record posted! http://pietrow.net/atari/astronomer/

Thanks! I'm glad that you like it. :) I'm still working on my second game that should get an AA release. You could give that a go too if you want. (see my signature)

 

Hope you get it soon!

 

 

10,000 is a bit optimistic I think. 30 would already be very impressive! 

 

still in 8

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Posted Tue Feb 5, 2019 10:49 AM

28 points wow, thats more than double my best so far!!!  Amazing feat...






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