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5200 HSC Season 12 Round 12 - Star Wars : Death Star Battle

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Welcome to round twelve of this 5200 HSC season!   Star Wars : Death Star Battle won the poll by a single vote.  Play using the default settings.  Emulation is fine, as are custom controls. Pics preferred, but not required except for HSC wins and records.

 

There is no HSC record for Star Wars : Death Star Battle.  The best Millennium Falcon pilot will set a new record.  

 

A link to the ROM and manual can be found here:

https://atariage.com/software_page.php?SoftwareLabelID=666

 

Round ends Sunday, July 7th, 2019 @9pm EST

 

Standings:

eegt97 - 37,046

Cafeman - 26,081

jblenkle - 4,444

bemis - 2,056

Mangia-Boy - 50

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6259 to start. Not sure if this might be a hidden fun shooter, or as crappy as Mangia claims, I never played it beyond 5 minutes before. 

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26,081. 

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Don't waste time hunting down Ties and other ships, but shoot the green Imperial Shuttle for nice points. Just get past the shield asap. I approach the Death Star from the extreme right and left sides and shoot on a diagonal until it blows up. Surviving the complete explosion of red fireballs will yield big points. Rinse, repeat. 

 

Every 10k points you'll hear R2D2!  But there are no other audio or musical motifs from Star wars! Huh? That could have really improved the mood of the game. 

 

I tried to shoot out all the Death Star  blocks but it was an exercise in frustration, I kept getting killed.   

 

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This isn't a good game for 5200, but IMO it isn't the worst game. What game do you think is worse than this one?  My take: James Bond 007 is worse. 

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There are a handful of possible candidates:

Quintana Roo, Congo Bongo, Gorf, James Bond, Astrochase, Blueprint, Mountain King and the Star Wars games.

 

It's difficult to say what is the worst one.

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This game could be made much better with few hacks. Add the Star Wars Music, and make the TIE fighters fly in set formations and make it more of a fun shooter. And change that awful hyperwarp. 

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13276.  Yeah, I'm warming up a little to it, not much.  It needed some more work for sure.  I find I can kill the death star very quickly on the first couple of boards before the laser starts.  I'm not sure that is the most efficient way to get points though.  I still have not killed a shuttle.

 

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I think you are onto the points strategy.  Get to the Death Star ASAP, only worry about shooting a shuttle if you can since it is 1000 points. Then shoot the Death star and survive the entire explosion.  All other points really seem ... pointless!  *slaps knee and utters a HAW HAW HAW*

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37046.   Starts to get hard to tell when the ships are firing on you or if it is a ship heading into the background.  It really is just a race to beat the laser if you can.  Not sure I will get a chance to play again.

 

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Congratulations to eegt97 for blowing away far more Death Stars than Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian combined!  Apologies to those who didn’t enjoy the game.  Really hope Sinistar is more to everyone’s tastes as that’s coming up next. 

 

eegt97 - 37,046  +11

Cafeman - 26,081  +10

jblenkle - 4,444  +9

bemis - 2,056  +8

Mangia-Boy - 50  +7

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