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Season 9 ~ Week 5 ~ Commando

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Week 5

Commando

 Commando - Screenshot

 

 

 

CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. There cannot be any game enhancements or favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATOR! Vocelli

 

Commando

Released By:  Activision

Left Difficulty: B

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Game 1 

Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of Sept 22, 2019

 

SPECIAL SCORING:

Since you can basically can sit on the first screen and just shoot enemies over and over and spam points…

This game rankings will be based this week on MEDALS!

The more MEDALS you get… the higher your rank.

Of Note:

The most Medals you can get on Commando is 8. So, once your have 8 Medals you can kill yourself off and take your pic.

And here is the added twist… After the Medals, the rankings will be based on LOWEST SCORE.

So… Medals are the key… followed by the lowest score.

Example:

3 Medals – 15000 Points

Beats

3 Medals – 17000 Points

 

Bonus:

 No Bonus this week. 

 

 

Commando Scores

(Special Scoring: Medals then Low Score)

 

8 Medals - 12600 - OldmanG  (+50)

8 Medals - 12800 - Nads  (+49)

8 Medals - 13600 - Deteacher  (+48)

8 Medals - 15800 - McCallister  (+47)

8 Medals - 16200 - TRBMetroidTeam  (+46)

8 Medals - 16800 - Evandro  (+45)

8 Medals - 31000 - GBAG  (+44)

8 Medals - 82100 - ZilchSr  (+43)

7 Medals - 10000 - Keilbaca  (+42)

7 Medals - 29000 - Vocelli  (+41)

5 Medals - 16400 - Diamonds  (+40)

4 Medals -  6400 - DrMooCowz  (+39)

3 Medals -  3200 - IsaiahAustin  (+38)

3 Medals -  3400 - RogerPoco  (+37)

3 Medals -  3400 - Spriggy  (+37)

3 Medals -  3600 - JasonAtari  (+35)

3 Medals -  3800 - TwentySixHundred  (+34)

3 Medals -  3800 - Tempest  (+34)

3 Medals -  3800 - AtariWarlord  (+34)

3 Medals -  3800 - GType  (+34)

3 Medals -  4200 - SBAZ  (+30)

3 Medals -  4200 - NovaStar  (+30)

3 Medals -  4400 - Scrabbler  (+28)

3 Medals -  5000 - PatLarocque  (+27)

3 Medals -  6800 - HatefulGravy  (+26)

3 Medals -  7200 - LaurenTyler  (+25)

3 Medals - 18300 - DarthKur  (+24)

3 Medals - 19000 - Karok  (+23)

3 Medals - 25200 - ToiletTunes  (+22)

2 Medals -  1600 - Atari_Warlord  (+21)

2 Medals -  2000 - JeffRamsey  (+20)

2 Medals -  3300 - ClassicGamer  (+19)

2 Medals -  5000 - RGC  (+18)

2 Medals - 13300 - Oyama  (+17)

1 Medal -      400 - AGB  (+16)

1 Medal -    2800 - MisterVCS  (+15)

1 Medal -    4600 - JBlenkle  (+14)

1 Medal -    6800 - AbleMV  (+13)

1 Medal -    7800 - HankR  (+12)

 

Overall Scores

 Remember the Top 32 will qualify for the Medal Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!

 

252     ZilchSr
204     GBAG
198     OldManG
180     HatefulGravey
179     OyamaFamily
175     PatLarocque
175     Tempest
173     JacobZu7Zu7
158     Deteacher
149     Nads
149     Vocelli
146     Dr Moocowz
138     JasonAtari
130     Darthkur
126     Diamonds
124     Spriggy
118     McCallister
118     TwentySixHundred
117     AtariWarlord
117     MisterVCS
116     RogerPoco
108     AGB
106     Leto
101     Jin
101     LaurenTyler
96     SneakyTurtleEgg
94     RedMiller
92     SBAZ
92     Toiletunes
91     ClassicGMR
83     JeffRamsey
83     Spiceware
82     TRB_MetroidTeam
78     Karok
77     Gtype
73     HankR
72     Evandro
71     Atarian7
68     Captain Classic
65     Scrabbler
60     KaeruY
58     DamonicFury
52     AbelMV
52     RGC
50     NovaStar
49     BugCatcher
49     TheBjork
47     Keilbaca
45     Atari_Warlord
40     Troff
38     MikeBloke
36     Lord Innit
35     Root42
28     ClassicGamer
27     Eltigro
23     RetroGoober
21     IsaiahAustin
17     RetroRob
14     Jblenkle
7     MangiaBoy
7     Roadrunner
6     AtariUCLA24
3     MagiaBoy
   

 

 

 

Season 9 will have:

~ Activision Week (1 Left)

~ Gold Medal winner pick from Old Man G

~ Silver Medal winner pick from Lauren Tyler

~ Bronze Medal winner pick from Karok

~ Paper Madal winner pick from JasonAtari

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ HomeBrew Holiday Weeks

~ Winter Sports

~ Paddle Weeks

~ Beat the leader weeks

This Season will last about 25 weeks.

The TOP 32 will qualify for the Medal Bracket Challenge which will include a special Paper Medal Bracket Knockout Tourney.


 

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Ugh.  I was never good at the 2600 version of Commando.  I really am not looking forward to this one.

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My first attempt.  I had this for the 7800 but never played the 2600 version.  It's not to bad.  I'll need to think a little more on how to minimize my score.  I think I saw a score jump when I picked up grenades and I wasn't sure how many soldiers I could just walk past.  I like the creative scoring.  I used to make up my own method for games that didn't have a score, such as time to complete for Adventure and Superman.

 

Commando (1988) (Activision).png

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1 hour ago, Atari_Warlord said:

I'll need to think a little more on how to minimize my score.  I think I saw a score jump when I picked up grenades and I wasn't sure...

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On 9/12/2019 at 1:42 PM, HatefulGravey said:

The scoring on this one is going to make this week interesting. I like it.

I don't. It feels more like a novelty setup for bonus points than the primary competition. I understand the spamming thing but then why choose a game that's so easy to spam?

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1 hour ago, AtariWarlord said:

How do you earn medals? The manual mentions nothing of medals.

I’m pretty sure you earn a medal when you clear a stage

i.e. Blow up the Fort and the end of the stage

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3 hours ago, AtariWarlord said:

I don't. It feels more like a novelty setup for bonus points than the primary competition. I understand the spamming thing but then why choose a game that's so easy to spam?

 

Go HAM. Because the first measure is the number of medals, you don't have to worry about the points to beat most of the field. I'm sure there will be people that get all 8, but anyone that doesn't wont be able to top your score if you do. So score all the points you can, get all 8 medals and I'm feeling pretty good you will finish in the top 10 without having to worry about your score at all.

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3 Medals, 19,000 points. I think I never played Commando on Atari 2600 for so long...

 

Anyway... off with the console into a packing crate...

 

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I like this game, but this will be my only post.

 

I think the key to getting lower scores will not too pick up more than 2 Grenades, avoiding the enemies as best you can and NOT losing any lives.

 

Losing a Life sets you back to a point in the stage where you have to repeat and thus scoring more points unnecessarily

 

COMMANDO 1BB : 42,200 & 8 MEDALS

 

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Make that 16,200 with 8 medals.  I can shave a few points off because I did kill some enemies just to get through all 8 levels.  The game is pretty easy after a few practice rounds.

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7 hours ago, OldManG said:

Commando - 16,600

Medals - 8

Commando_16600_M8.JPG

I may have to post another score after all!

 

Great work Greg!

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