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5200 HSC Season 13 Round 6 - Qix

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Welcome to the sixth round of this 5200 HSC season!  Qix was tied with Satan’s Hollow with  two votes each, and Qix won the resulting coin toss.  Play using the default settings.  Emulation is fine, as are custom controls. Pics preferred, but not required except for HSC wins and records.

 

The current record was set by darthkur with 477,241 points.  Bust it if you can for a bonus point.  (Good luck!!!)

 

The ROM can be found here: 

 

https://atariage.com/software_page.php?SoftwareLabelID=652

 

Round ends Sunday, April 5th, 2020 @9pm EST

 

Standings:

Cafeman - 250,956

rubeon - 140,291

Mangia-Boy - 134,581

patroclus99 - 133,706

jblenkle - 94,471

roadrunner - 85,184

troff - 51,125

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It's always the same with this game. I have a score in the range of 100K, but then I cannot improve. 

Maybe wrong strategy? 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Mangia-Boy said:

It's always the same with this game. I have a score in the range of 100K, but then I cannot improve. 

Maybe wrong strategy? 

 

 

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Here’s some tips from my absolute favorite book on classic games - Craig Kubey’s The Winner’s Book of Video Games (1982)

 

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Also, don’t forget that when you split two Qix, your score doubles for the next wave!  Do it again, and scores are tripled... and you can keep doing this!!!

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140,291

Got greedy with the bonuses, which eventually cost me!

 

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I showed this game to my wife while I was playing, and she was completely fascinated by it.  She kept saying she had never seen anything like it, but was too intimidated by the mighty CX52 to give it a go :-D

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Posted (edited)

51,125

I love this game, but apparently I'm not too good at it.

 

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Congratulations to our returning HSC veteran and master 5200 programmer Cafeman for drawing the most boxes and trapping the most Qix!  


Kaboom! is up next.  
 

Final standings:

Cafeman - 250,956  +11

rubeon - 140,291  +10

Mangia-Boy - 134,581  +9

patroclus99 - 133,706  +8

jblenkle - 94,471  +7

roadrunner - 85,184  +6

troff - 51,125  +5

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