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HSC Season 17 Welcome and Games Suggestions

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Welcome everyone to Season 17 of the Atari 8-bit High Score Club

 

The first poll is already live - it's multi-pick polls this season so vote for any games you like or even all of them!

 

The action will start on Saturday 18th Jan!

 

I've said it all before but please join in, it's great fun, you don't have to be a good player it's all about exploring the games whether you have the odd go or battle it out against the top players. We have a handful of regulars who are not allowed to leave but we need a few more of you for our quest this season.

 

#1 Rule is to have fun

 

Any questions just post here or send me a message.

 

The Beginners Guide has nuggets of wisdom too.

 

If you're reading this in the future then just join in on the current round, there are occasional cartch-up rounds too.

 

Typically we play a main game and a related bonus game over a 2 week period, with the occasional extended 3 week tournament to keep things interesting. The season runs Jan-Jan and is around 20-24 rounds.

 

So service those joysticks and fire up those Ataris (or emulators!)

 

Best Wishes to you all for 2020

trbb

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Hopefully this year I will score my first won round... though realistically that won't happen.

 

My suggestions for the year, curated from my previous list:

 

Trailblazer (w/ possible bonus game "Let's Hop")
Mad Stone
Gridrunner
Operation Blood
James Bond 007
Death Race
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race
Tapper
Bruce Lee
Blue Max

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Flip & Flop

Shamus+ ;-)

Prince of Persia once it's finished

New games

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Blok on Legs

Rally Speedway 2020

The Great American Cross Country Road Race

Boulder Dash

Bristles

Blue Max

Montezuma's Revenge

Cavelord

The Pharaoh's Curse

Dropzone

Los Angeles SWAT

Warhawk

Jungle Hunt

Zybex

Keystone Kapers

Pitstop

Loderunner

Rescue on Fractalus

Mercenary Targ (There must be a way to pointalize)

Caverns of Mars

NEW STUFF

 

 

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We have a handful of regulars who are not allowed to leave

I tried... but failed ;-)

 

Dont tell TRBB... I'm digging a tunnel.

 

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Posted (edited)

Kikstart

Koronis Rift

Laser Gates

MIrax Force

Mr Dig

Pengu

Panther

Realm of Impossilbilty

Schreckenstein

Sexfox

Stealth

Stellar Shuttle

SWAT

Tapper

Zorro

BS Quest for TYres

Captain Beeble

Crystal Raider

Decathlon

Draconus

Elekraglide

Firechief

Gremlins

 

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Yikes! The rest of us try to limit to 10 suggestions, but RedThunder lists 43 games + unnamed new stuff.

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Lone Raider

Marta Blatta

Nadral

Shamus

Air Raid!

Extirpator

Journey to the Planets

Fred

Mission Shark

The Jet Action

Tactic

Tuptus

Fire Chief

 

 

 

 

 

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H.E.R.O
Henry's House
LA SWAT
YOOMP!

Manic Miner (maybe a homebrew Spectrum port round Skool Daze, The Great Escape?)

Super Pac-Man

Jet Set Willy 2019

Bruce Lee 2 (Here's hoping it gets released this year!)

Wonder Boy (Maybe for season 18!)

Time slip

Great Escape

Skool Daze

 

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I'm trying to think of games I played as a kid that would work in a high score scenario. I saw a few people mention Bruce Lee which I love (can't wait for Bruce Lee 2), but I'm thinking games like that wouldn't work, you could just point press to get the score up as high as you like

 

Anyway, here's my list of 10(ish)

 

Kik-Start - we could play all 9 courses (in groups of 3) and add up the total time, I think that would work

 

BMX Simulator

 

Zybex

 

Warhawk

 

Crystal Raider

 

LA SWAT

 

Boulderdash 1 or 2, Rockford

 

Pole Position

 

Mr Do!

 

Dig Dug

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes we play for progress rather than score, for such games where you otherwise could stall and grab easy points. Some of the games may not even have a score per se, which leaves progress as the indicator.

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19 hours ago, carlsson said:

Yikes! The rest of us try to limit to 10 suggestions, but RedThunder lists 43 games + unnamed new stuff.

🙂

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6 hours ago, carlsson said:

Sometimes we play for progress rather than score, for such games where you otherwise could stall and grab easy points. Some of the games may not even have a score per se, which leaves progress as the indicator.

Ah yes, I'd be on board for that, sorry I'm a newbie, cheers for that 😁

 

In that case, I'd be all for Bruce Lee (1 and 2), though I've enough on my list

 

I've little knowledge of the new games, other than what I've played here, so I've stuck with the oldies for my suggestions, but I'm all for the new stuff too!

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I see RedThuinder has gone crazy :-o , good job there's no 10 game limit this time!

 

It will be great if you play DOPE, I'm just off to the bookies to place my bet on the new champ :ahoy:

 

Everyone - I've just posted a survey and round up players post on the main forum.

 

better start on my list:

Gumball

Whilstler's Brother

that'll do for now!

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11 hours ago, therealbountybob said:

It will be great if you play DOPE, I'm just off to the bookies to place my bet on the new champ :ahoy:

If my 10-year old laptop survives, then I will stay until the end.  :)

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@Dope

 

Liking the new avatar :)

 

Atari needs a Dopefish game ;)

 

play atari,

play atari,

hungry,

play atari,

play atari,

 .....................

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Here are my picks for the new season:

 

Miner 2049er

Captain Beeble

Jumpman

Beach Head I and II

Juice

Star League Baseball 

Asteroids (arcade emulator version)

Blue Max (Always wanted to really dig into this one)

Fantastic Voyage

Quasimodo

 

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9 hours ago, devwebcl said:

Any Tetris.

Java jim

Orc attack

 

Orc Attack is awesome. It scared the crap out of me when I was a kid 😊

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On 1/10/2020 at 1:31 PM, therealbountybob said:

 

better start on my list:

 

Gumball

Whilstler's Brother

that'll do for now!

Some more from me though I really like deteacher's list  :thumbsup:

Bristles

Congo Bongo

Lost Tomb

King Tut

Drol

Blue Max 2001

Wouldn't mind another crack at the Fanda platformers Beer Belly Burt etc

Gyruss

Axis Assasin and Genesis - did we ever play that :ponder:

HiJack (E.S.C.) (PAL)

Zone X (PAL)

Juno First

Kik-Start

Mr Do!

Porkys

Repton

Parallax

Turmoil

River Rat

Zaxxon/Super Zaxxon

Topper

Crystal Raider

The Tail of Beta Lyrae

Up 'N' Down

Vanguard

Wing Wars?

Atartris II

Panther

Aquatron

Boulderdash II

Dawn Raider

Phobos

AE

Threshold

Roundabout

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OK, after the pleading in the general 8-bit forum by @therealbountybob , I've decided to give the HSC another try. I think I played one game in the HSC a couple years back then something happened and I dropped out. I'll try and stick with it this time. I know there are probably many in my list that have already been done, I'll go read the rules/beginner's guide after I post.

 

Blue Max

Blue Max 2k1

Fort Apocalypse

New Moon Patrol Arcade hack

Wilmunder Star Raiders 2

Rescue On Fractalus

The Eidelon

Beach-Head 1 & 2

Dimension X

Time Slip

Encounter!

New Games

 

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Welcome! Many commented there are too many games and too short rounds. TRBB will have to decide if we should run each round a little longer and has already promised to lay low on the multi game rounds for a while. Perhaps my suggestion of interleaved rounds that last 4 weeks each but a new round starts 2 weeks after the current one isn't too bad. It would give in average 2 active main games and each game can be competed for the entire 4 weeks.

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I don't mind trying that format, a lot of the rounds were left open for people to post late scores anyway so it wouldn't be too much different 

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