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Intellivision HSC Season 12 - Game 14 - Beamrider

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[ Intellivision HSC Season 12 ]

 

(Game 14)

 

Beamrider

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Beamrider by Activision 1983

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An impenetrable shield of light, 99 sectors deep, is encompassing the planet. You, alone, must cruise from beam to beam, casting lariats of laser bolts into white saucers, red zig bombs, yellow chirpers and more!

ROM Download Link

https://www.romnation.net/srv/roms/21469/intellivision/BeamRider-1983-Activision.html

 

High Score Club Record

87,712 skosh New Record by cmadruga 115,466

 

 

Game Setting

PRESS ONE

 

Join the "Official Beamriders Club"

Score up to 60,000 on Sector 20 or further and earn Activision Patch points [+2]

 

"Beaming up"

Earn 30,000 and receive one point [+1]

 

Game ends,
SUNDAY JUNE 7TH 11:59PM EST

 

 

 

 

 

 

(HIGH SCORES)

 

1. 115,466 cmadruga [+11] [+2 Patch Record holder]

2. 59,600 BiffMan [+10] [+1]

3. 45,874 gezkc [+9] [+1]

4. 44,040 JasonlikesINTV [+7] [+1]

5. 43,466 Mangia-Boy [+6] [+1]

6. 41,734 JacobZu7zu7 [+5] [+1]

7. 38,584 roadrunner [+4] [+1]

8. 33,506 wolfy62 [+3] [+1]

9. 30,880 IntyFanMatt [+2] [+1]

10. 30,750 Player One [+1] [+1]

11. 19,970 fakecortex [+1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rankings

 

1. BiffMan [+98]

2. gezkc [+95]

3. cmadruga [+74]

4. IntyFanMatt [+68]

5. JasonlikesINTV [+64]

5. Ace24 [+64]

7. JacobZu7zu7 [+61]

8. mr_me [+46]

9. wolfy62 [+41]

10. fakecortex [+33]

11. cparsely [+31]

12. dpisicane [+28]

13. Player One [+24]

14. Intelligentleman [+23]

15. jblenkle [+21]

16. ed1475 [+16]

17. m-crew [+13]

18. Intellfan [+10]

19. roadrunner [+9]

20. hoosierdadee78 [+7]

21. Mangia-Boy [+5]

22. S.BAZ [+4]

23. t0spmad [+2]

23. Mister-VCS [+2]

25. DarthCloud [+1]

 

 

 

 

 

Games Won

 

4 - BiffMan (Atlantis - Demon Attack - Mission X  - Auto Racing)

3 - mr_me (Lock 'N Chase - Tron Deadly Discs - Space Hawk)

3 - gezkc (Burgertime - Auto Racing - Happy Trails)

2 - IntyFanMatt (Frogger - Carnival)

1 - cmadruga  (Tron Deadly Discs speed 1)

1 - cparsley (Mouse Trap)

1 - ed1475 (Space Armada)

 

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39 minutes ago, Intelligentleman said:

You guys think this is a good game to add to my collection? Might try to snatch it up so I can participate in week 2 of this one.

Absolutely, it is one of the better games for the system.

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35 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Absolutely, it is one of the better games for the system.

Agreed! Pretty unique gameplay and great controls! 

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58 minutes ago, BiffMan said:

Agreed! Pretty unique gameplay and great controls! 

I always found this one fun and well designed, but it gets frantic and hard fairly quickly.  I wish the gameplay lasted longer.  Maybe I just need to "get good" at it then, lol.

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6 hours ago, Intelligentleman said:

You guys think this is a good game to add to my collection? Might try to snatch it up so I can participate in week 2 of this one.

This game is a masterpiece, definitely a must buy. Can't find a single thing I dislike about it.

It's like some guys sat in a conference room and brainstormed all the possible ways to make a game cool.

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34,930

 

Hell of a game, but those red smart bombs give me the fits! 

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1 hour ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Wow great score!  Well I guess I have no chance. Lol. 

Of course you do. Plenty of time to catch up!

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6 hours ago, cmadruga said:

This game is a masterpiece, definitely a must buy. Can't find a single thing I dislike about it.

It's like some guys sat in a conference room and brainstormed all the possible ways to make a game cool.

Yikes, it's also pretty expensive on the bay.

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1 hour ago, Intelligentleman said:

Yikes, it's also pretty expensive on the bay.

Yeah I see those are CIBs.  Don’t see a loose cart.  That’s a bummer. Great game though if you have some extra cash. 

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5 hours ago, cmadruga said:

Of course you do. Plenty of time to catch up!

Don’t see myself ever coming close to your score. I usually die around sector 12. 

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Alright, I rode some beams tonight...

30,880

Pretty much where I die all the time, so this may be my max. Game gets really hard for me at this point. But it’s an awesome one!

 

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Well, I'd say it is as much about not dying, as it is about collecting extra lives.

You have to do both well to reach sector 20 and survive beyond it.

 

How would you describe the way you are playing?

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To elaborate, this is how I would describe a good Beamrider match.

The green curve represents the accumulation of lives. 

Red curve means deaths.

X-axis means game sectors.

 

The point where you seem to be dying is when you actually should be peaking on that green curve.

At that point you shouldn't have died a lot either, so you are able to stock up for the "winter" (sectors 18+).

 

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I think I'm a long way from the "winter" - I'm barely out of spring! 😁 

 

I missed a few bonuses by missing the Sentinel twice so not a great score. It's been a while since I played this last - definitely need some practice! 

 

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Here's a rule of thumb I use, for what is worth... I don't think I'm good anyway.

 

The longer you can keep:

 

stock of lives >= sector level #

 

... the better.

 

If you can keep that up at least until level 12, by my humble standards, I'd say you are doing well.

 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, cmadruga said:

Here's a rule of thumb I use, for what is worth... I don't think I'm good anyway.

 

The longer you can keep:

 

stock of lives >= sector level #

 

... the better.

 

If you can keep that up at least until level 12, by my humble standards, I'd say you are doing well.

So all we have to do is accumulate a lot of lives and not die as often? Easy peasy! 🙂

 

I know what you mean though, I get very frustrated when I shoot an extra ship by accident because I know how much I'll need those later and how many bonus points I'll be missing out on 

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On 5/26/2020 at 5:44 AM, Intelligentleman said:

You guys think this is a good game to add to my collection? Might try to snatch it up so I can participate in week 2 of this one.

Oh,hell yeah!

This is an awesome game!!!👍

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On 5/26/2020 at 12:18 PM, cmadruga said:

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Wait,they already sent your patch?

We just started!!!

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15 minutes ago, BiffMan said:

So all we have to do is accumulate a lot of lives and not die as often? Easy peasy! 🙂

 

I know what you mean though, I get very frustrated when I shoot an extra ship by accident because I know how much I'll need those later and how many bonus points I'll be missing out on 

 

I guess you are were too polite to say...

 

well-thank-you-captain-obvious - Grypp

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4 hours ago, cmadruga said:

To elaborate, this is how I would describe a good Beamrider match.

The green curve represents the accumulation of lives. 

Red curve means deaths.

X-axis means game sectors.

 

The point where you seem to be dying is when you actually should be peaking on that green curve.

At that point you shouldn't have died a lot either, so you are able to stock up for the "winter" (sectors 18+).

 

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I like your analysis with the graph, lol.  But quite simply, my answer is that I have a hard time dodging everything that is coming at me beginning in Sector 12.  I like this game, but can't make it much farther than that.  I will be lucky to get to Sector 15 or 16, but will try again sometime.

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