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HIGH SCORE CLUB Season 9 Starts August 15! DETAILS.

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HELLO, fellow Atari HSC Players!

 

Announcing Season 9:

 

~ Starts August 15~

 

I will need your requests for the following:

~ Several Activision Games

~ Several games from the Arcade

~ Several games that have never been played in the HSC

~ 2 Paddle Games

~ 2 Homebrew Games

~ Your Requests of any game you would love to play.

Season 9 will last 20-23 weeks and will end sometime around Feb 2020 with the Medal Brackets to follow in March/April 2020.

Of Note: there may be less bonus points and more 2 games in a week or 3 games in 2 weeks.

MAKE SURE YOUR REQUESTS ARE GAMES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PLAYED IN 3 YEARS!

Just post below and I will be in touch with Season 8 MEDAL winners for their picks.

Thanks,

Vocelli

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- Several Activision Games: Laser Blast (Game 4), Fishing Derby, OINK!, Commando, Megamania and Kabobber

- Several games from the Arcade: Vanguard, Phoenix, Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom, Front Line, Lock 'N' Chase, Miner 2049er / Miner 2049er II, Pooyan and Xenophobe

- Several games that have never been played in the HSC: Assault, Cakewalk, Cosmic Corridor, Dishaster (Game 2), Great Escape, Killer Satellites, Marine Wars, Mines of Minos, Sea Hawk, Stronghold and Z-Tack

- 2 Paddle Games: Guardian and Piece o' Cake

- 2 Homebrew Games: Conquest of Mars and Rainbow Invaders

- Your Requests of any game you would love to play: Bowling, Coconuts, Deadly Duck, Earth Dies Screaming, Mega Force, Pigs on Space, Polaris, Ram It, Rescue Terra I, Riddle of the Sphinx, Robin Hood, Secret Quest, Sir Lancelot, Snoopy and the Red Baron, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Spacemaster X-7, Squeeze Box, Tapeworm, Threshold, Thunderground, Turmoil and Yar's Revenge

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For ease of searching here's the games that are ineligible:



Season 8:


Dragon Fire (Game 1)


Cosmic Ark (Game 1)


Demon Attack (Game 5 A/A) Game Change to Hopefully Avoid Rollage


Room of Doom (Game 1)


Ghost Manor (Game 1)


Track N Field (Arcade Setting)


Mouse Trap (Game 1 A/A) TV Type Changed to Black/White for invisible maze to hopefully avoid rollage


Kangaroo (Game 1)


Roc N Rope (Game 1)


Dig Dug (Game 1)


Gopher (Game 1)


Ultra SCSIside (Game 1)


Toyshop Trouble (Game 1)


Reindeer Rescue (Game 1)


Gingerbread Man (Game 1. No Continues)


Spider Fighter (Game 1)


Boxing (Game 1)


Freeway (Game 8)


Decathalon (JAVELIN)


Grand Prix (Game 1)


Barnstorming (Game 3)


Robot Tank (Game 1)


Private Eye (Game 2)


Infiltrate (Game 1)


Gangster Alley (Game 1)


Bank Heist (Game 1)


Tac-Scan (Default Game)


Super Breakout (Game 7)


Frogger (Game 1 A/)


Mario Bros. (Game 1)



Season 7:


Wizard of Wor


Time Pilot


Raft Rider


Shark Attack


Lost Luggage


Pele's Soccer


Tunnel Runner


River Raid


Discus (Decathlon)


Sky Jinks


Footbag (California Games)


Quick Step


Eggomania


Night Driver


Squish Em


Sea Wolf


Taz


Rampage


King Kong


Star Wars: ESB


Porky's


Commando Raid


Trick Shot


Death Trap


Red Sea Crossing


Wabbit


Rabbit Transit


Worm War I


Dark Cavern


River Raid II


Space Jockey


Spacechase


Beamrider


Frostbite


Battlezone


Burgertime



Season 6:


Missile Command (Game 16B)


Millipede


Moon Patrol


Gas Hog


Jr. Pac-Man


Galaxian (Game 9)


Asteroids (Game 4A)


Gyruss


Enduro


Skiing (Game 9A)


Dragster


Chopper Command


Quadrun


Hunchy II


Jawbreaker


Tooth Protectors


Plaque Attack


Encounter At L-5


Smurf


Popeye


He-Man


Crystal Castles


Chase the Chuckwagon


Oystron


Lead


Wall Jump Ninja


Fast Food


Fast Eddie


Seaquest


Entombed


Q*Bert's Qubes


Pole Position


Cosmic Commuter


Crazy Climber


Cosmic Creeps


Pengo


Tanks But No Tanks


Combat


Super Cobra


Exocet


Planet Patrol


Crossbow


Bump 'N' Jump


Desert Falcon


Lady Bug

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Posted (edited)

Activision Games: Commando, Pressure Cooker, Fishing Derby



Arcade: Reactor, Blue Print, Tapper



never been played in the HSC: Out of Control, Tapeworm (game 3), Space Attack (played just for bonus points, play on difficulty a/a, and if you "win" (destroy all the enemy fleets), you get 1 bonus point for each of your ships remaining (9 possible)



Paddle Games: Astroblast (can be played with joystick too), Demons to Diamonds



Homebrew: Draconian, Omicron



would love to play: No Escape, Adventures of Tron


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Posted (edited)

Barnstorming game 4 A/A

off the wall

astroblast (no paddles)

circus atari

asteroids game 32 A/A

 

 

Whomever has the best score to not win the paper challenge gets to choose the game played the next week. Just say that because It'sa me for this time

Edited by classicgamer_27330

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Posted (edited)

Star wars Arcade

M.A.S.H.

Aliens

Raiders

E.T.

 

(Movie Themes )

 

MY Two Cents: Since this will be only my 2nd season playing, It would be nice to know the Home Brew Games well in advance so I can purchase from the store and have time to play.

Edited by Redmiller

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Activision: KUNG FU MASTER, Commando

 

Arcade: TAPPER, Phoenix, Bump n Jump, Ms Pac Man, Berzerk

 

Never Played HSC: no idea!

 

Paddle Games: Astroblast, Circus Atari

 

Homebrew: Draconian, Seaweed Assault

 

Would like to play: MOONSWEEPER, TURMOIL, above homebrews, Super Cobra Arcade

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Stargate (Defender II), Yar's Revenge, Atlantis, Solaris, Quadrun, Solar Fox, Reactor, Dodge 'Em, Frogs & Flies. I know they were played a few seasons ago, but I really enjoyed Fast Eddie and Fast Food. That was the first time I played them.

 

Activision: Stampede, Keystone Capers, Fishing Derby, Laser Blast, H.E.R.O., Robot Tank

Paddle: Circus Atari, Star Wars: Jedi Arena, Steeple Chase, Canyon Bomber

Homebrew: Pac-Man 4K, Ladybug, Super Cobra, Space Rocks, Halo, Strat-O-Gems, Stay Frosty, Scramble, Star Fire

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Several Activision Games: Stampede, Dolphin, Commando, Laser Blast.


Several games from the Arcade: Venture, Mr. Do!, Tutankham, Vanguard, Berzerk (preferably variation 9).


Several games that have never been played in the HSC: Only been here a few seasons so I have no idea.


2 Paddle Games: Steeplechase, Canyon Bomber.


2 Homebrew Games: Space Treat, Draconian.


Your Requests of any game you would love to play: Spacemaster X-7, Subterranea, No Escape (some of the lesser-known Imagic titles could definitely use more love), Journey Escape, maybe some kind of solo Space War thing for bonus points (similar to what we did with Combat a season or two ago).


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Theme week idea: Nintendo Week

 

Popeye

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Jr

Mario Bros

Princess Rescue

Sky Skipper

 

There's also a bunch of arcade ports that were on both Atari and Nintendo systems, for which the NES version was very well known:

Kung Fu Master (was an NES launch title)

Commando

Ikari Warriors

Double Dragon

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I second "Circus Atari" for paddle games, because it's so much fun to play, I wouldn't even care about my score :-).

 

For Paddle weeks: also "G.I. Joe" (or "Action Force" in our regions).

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Looking forward to playing again, after the unexpected hiatus!


@G-Type. Thanks for the last seasons game lists :thumbsup:



Flash Gordon


Polaris


Star Wars ROTJ: Death Star Battle


Turmoil


Mines of Minos


Venture


Tutankham


Reactor



Game on !


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Posted (edited)

Speaking on DRACONIAN (an Atari 2600 Homebrew by SpiceWare), check out the following blog by Cessnaace (Mark - MSH as HighScore.com User)

http://atariage.com/forums/blog/760/entry-15863-game-review-9-draconian-atari-2600-updated/

 

There's a special curiosity about the SCORE, which can display MORE THAN 6 DIGITS!! (Maximum of 7 digits during gameplay and 8 digits on the title screen)

 

If we play Draconian for 2600 HSC (Homebrew Weeks), I will provide a special note about the score. And unless otherwise noted by the moderator, we will assume Factory Default Settings (Quadrant Alpha, Sector 01, Skill Normal and TV Type NTSC), and Difficulty Switches set to B/Novice position.

 

EDIT: I'm suggesting the inclusion of special rule for Draconian, if we play this Spiceware's game for 2600 HSC:

GAME MUST BE PLAYED ON NTSC COLOR FORMAT (console or emulation); DON'T USE PAL CONSOLES.

The reason: Draconian has an option called TV-Type (NTSC, PAL and SECAM), whose default is NTSC.

We are assuming the usage of Factory Defaults on HSC Contests each time the settings are not specified by the moderator.

Edited by oyamafamily
I am suggesting a special rule for Draconian on HSC!

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Tapper

Go Fish

Sprintmaster

Mappy

Draconian

Kung-Fu Master

 

Also, to echo Sneakyturtleegg's mention of Quadrun! It still needs more love!

 

but also some classic memorable games: Missile Command, Space Invaders, Jungle Hunt, Fast Food, Kaboom, Ms. Pac-Man, etc...

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Posted (edited)

Spacemaster X-7

Kaboom!

Keystone Kapers

PItfall II

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General

Krull

Laser Gates

Ram It

Frankensteins Monster

Earth Dies Screaming

Mega Force

Demolition Herby

Mangia

Adventures of Tron

 

 

Arcade

Tutankham

Reactor

Amidar

Star Wars Arcade

Vanguard

Phoenix

 

How about that new Xevious prototype that we found a year or so back?  Or Maybe Sinistar?

 

 

 

Activison

Cosmic Commuter

Commando

Pressure Cooker

Hard Head?  This one might be disqualified for being a prototype, but it's perfectly playable and a lot of fun.

 

 

Paddle

Demons to Diamonds

Tac-Scan

 

 

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I fully realize the field for homebrews to add to the list is very competitive, but I'll humbly suggest folks check out a game I've been working on: Dragon's Descent - you can find the ROM, instructions, and other info here: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/286017-dragons-descent-rogueliteaction-game/

 

 

It's an arcade roguelike where you navigate dungeons, strategically trying to get some mixture of offense/defense/points as you go deeper into a procedural maze fighting a variety of monsters and bosses.  I designed it with an arcade/scoring/competition dynamic in mind (including features like choosing a random seed to ensure folks can play the same "random" maze)  Feature-wise the game is complete, and I've done a fair amount of testing, but would be curious to see how more people play it and what strategies they might come up with.  

 

 

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17 hours ago, Lauren Tyler said:

For Homebrews, how about Draconian?

Draconian is an EXCELLENT game to play for this HSC during Homebrew Weeks stage on Season 9!

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On 7/21/2019 at 7:51 AM, classicgamer_27330 said:

i've been in the hospital for 2+ months with skeptic shock

good grief, thank goodness you're alive..

that's a terrible thing and you got through it, so here's to you sir!

 

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