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Season 17 Round 8 - Rad Racer

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Dig out your 3-D glasses.  It's time for Rad Racer!

 

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Game Rules:

Select either car.

Manual

 

Score Post Deadline: Sunday May 24 at 11:59 PM CDT.

AtariAge High Score:

65,525 by Skosh posted on 3/6/2013

 

Scores as of 5/24:

mbd30        54,591
Tempest      51,059
asponge      47,732
DarthCloud   30,003
RGC          22,611
fakecortex   20,382
roadrunner   20,192
jblenkle      5,939

 

Bonus:

Baseball:
asponge       15-6   +30
Tempest        5-1   +20
RGC          13-10   +15
DarthCloud     7-5   +10
fakecortex     4-2   +10

Soccer:
Tempest       10-0   +25
fakecortex    10-0   +25
DarthCloud     8-2   +25

Golf:
DarthCloud      -2   +15


Season Standings:
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Bonus Games
These are optional games where you can earn up to 25 extra season points per game.  To claim a bonus, post your final score in the current game thread anytime during the season.  Feel free to post multiple times if your score improves as the season goes on.  +5 season points will be awarded, up to 25, for every run/goal you score over the CPU.  For example, if the final score is Player 3 and CPU 1 then points earned are calculated as (3 - 1) x 5 = 10.  An additional 5 points per game will be awarded to the player who submits the highest score differential.  The bonus for Golf will be +5 season points, up to 25, for each stroke under par and an additional 5 for the best score.

Baseball
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Rules:
Choose any team.
Manual

 


Soccer
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Rules:
Choose any team
Skill Level 1
Half Time 15
Manual


Golf
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Rules:
1 Player Stroke Play
Manual

Remaining Black Box Season Titles:
Devil World
Donkey Kong 3
Excitebike
Ice Climber
Pinball
Wrecking Crew
Note: This may not be the play order.

 

General HSC Season Rules:

  • To participate, just post a score to the thread. Anyone can join in at any time.
  • A picture or screenshot is encouraged when posting a score but not required.
  • The season is 14 rounds long.
  • Games will be posted on Sundays and run two weeks through Sunday at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Do not exploit game glitches, take advantage of 1-up loops or intentionally die in order to replay a level.
  • If "point pressing" is not specified in the game rules you should be moving forward in an attempt to complete/loop the game and not "camping" for points.
  • No emulator save states, slow-mo, rewind, etc.
  • No cheats, e.g. Konami code, Game Genie, etc.
  • Turbo controllers are allowed.
  • Round points are awarded according to the following chart:
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Ohhhh... Rad Racer. Nice to see a game that is actually good and not Urban Champion. 😄

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22,458

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I'm really not good at racing games and this one is no exception.  I did enjoy playing the JPN version with my 3-D goggles though as they're MUCH better than the red/blue glasses the US version used. 

 

Oh and you have about 5 seconds to snap a picture of your high score before it disappears.  Learned that one the hard way.

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10 hours ago, Tempest said:

I did enjoy playing the JPN version with my 3-D goggles though as they're MUCH better than the red/blue glasses the US version used. 

Oh man, I wanna check that out! I always thought it was neat to include the 3D, but my eyes don't always agree.

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10 hours ago, fakecortex said:

Oh man, I wanna check that out! I always thought it was neat to include the 3D, but my eyes don't always agree.

The Famicom 3-D goggles work the same way as the SMS ones do.  Too bad there's only like 5 games that supported them. Rad Racer (or Highway Star as it is called in JPN) is definitely the best of the lot.

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Dang Tempest, you always come hot out the gate. I'm almost through the first course. Took my time through it and trying to learn when to turbo and when's best to break vs. lay off the gas. What's really rad about this game is the ability to switch music during gameplay. Great tunes in here.

 

7,730 course 1

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Soccer 8-2

Baseball 7-5

Golf +28

 

I did like Baseball a lot very well done, and I'm way better at Mario Golf 64 ;) still manage to get a few birdie and a eagle, but those Out bound killed my game!

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Posted (edited)
34 minutes ago, DarthCloud said:

I did like Baseball a lot very well done

WHAAAAT?!?!?! Do yourself a favor and play Baseball Simulator 1.000. Special powers, a park in outer space, and great music. My fav baseball game and one of my favorite multiplayer nes games. If you liked vs baseball, pull your socks up high, b/c they about to be blown away.

 

Respect for matching the title screen high in Golf. I was very proud when I accomplished that!

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Posted (edited)

54,591

 

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33,044

 

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I wish I could figure out the car bumping physics in this game.  Sometimes you tap the other cars and you just lose some speed, other times you go flying across the screen.  I also love how you hit a car and you go flying, they hit your car and you go flying.  They're like tanks that never move. 

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Tempest said:

33,044

 

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I wish I could figure out the car bumping physics in this game.  Sometimes you tap the other cars and you just lose some speed, other times you go flying across the screen.  I also love how you hit a car and you go flying, they hit your car and you go flying.  They're like tanks that never move. 

 

I think you're more likely to get flipped when you're sandwiched between cars. They can get aggressive and try to flip you over in this way.  Be sure to hit the brakes when in front of cars that are blocking you until there is a safe opening.

 

EDIT:

 

Okay, mostly they just try to force you off the road so you flip from hitting obstacles.

 

 

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I reached track 7. I've gotten over 60k before. The AtariAge high score is pretty good and almost requires beating the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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47,732

 

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Just like real life, there's always some idiot doing 45 in the fast lane!

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I know I can do better at this, I've just got to practice.  Racing games aren't my strong suit though, although this one is actually pretty good. 

 

BTW which car has everyone been using?  Is there a huge difference?

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1 hour ago, Tempest said:

BTW which car has everyone been using?  Is there a huge difference?

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure the differences are just cosmetic. When you choose the F1 all the opponents render as F1s as well. You get varied opponents with the Ferrari.

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Posted (edited)

Golf ±0

 

Had -4 on 18th hole and choked 😥

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1 hour ago, DarthCloud said:

Golf ±0

 

Add -4 on 18th hole and choked 😥

 

 

WOW nice! I gotta get back on that.

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Cool if I join the season? I have been play Atari 2600 club last few years and with more time on my hands would like join another high score club 

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2 hours ago, RGC said:

Cool if I join the season?

Absolutely. Anyone is free to jump in at any time.

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