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Intellivision HSC Season 12 - Game 14 - Beamrider

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Late to the beamridin' party. Enjoyed this game very much this season on Colecovision. Glad the INTV version doesn't disappoint. Such a good game.

 

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6 hours ago, BiffMan said:

I think those exist in this version, but are called 'Red Zig Bombs'?  Whatever they're called, they are the bane of my existence in this game. 

Here are the manuals of the different versions (CV  vs.  INTV)

 

 

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60ks to get a patch?! I bet they sent 3 😬🤣

 

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Still keep missing out on too many bonuses. This game was much better for me, apart from that.

 

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2 hours ago, gezkc said:

Still keep missing out on too many bonuses. This game was much better for me, apart from that.

 

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Sector 15 is very solid, congrats! If you can hang at all consistently on sector 12 and above, you can likely pull out a better score. 

 

I find I do much better on my 2nd or 3rd sequential playthrough after my brain gets properly speed-adjusted to the higher levels. Makes it much easier to rack up the extra ships in the early sectors. 

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Very slight improvement to score, but at least I got one sector further.

I confess I couldn't believe I was still alive at some points during this particular game.

 

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19 minutes ago, cmadruga said:

Very slight improvement to score, but at least I got one sector further.

I confess I couldn't believe I was still alive at some points during this particular game.

 

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Holy crap! Consistently hanging in that far is amazing! 

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I post this mostly for the amusement of others. This was a somewhat frustrating point to end a game... 

 

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6 hours ago, BiffMan said:

I post this mostly for the amusement of others. This was a somewhat frustrating point to end a game... 

 

59,600 - sector 19 boss, 1 shot from a patch

 

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Oh man that’s brutal!  I bet you could get there though if you already made it that far.  Me...I have no hope. 

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I tried ridin’ some more beams tonight. Man do I suck at this game! I am so bad at it and I don’t know why. I wanna be good at it because the game is awesome. But I just can’t get there. One of those games that gets the best of me I guess. Oh well. 

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3 hours ago, IntyFanMatt said:

I tried ridin’ some more beams tonight. Man do I suck at this game! I am so bad at it and I don’t know why. I wanna be good at it because the game is awesome. But I just can’t get there. One of those games that gets the best of me I guess. Oh well. 

I feel your pain! 👍

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This was the first game where I actually felt I was vaguely in control of what was going on.

 

It looked like I was on course for a really big score and then it all went wrong for me!

Still, a bit of an improvement. 

 

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Beamrider, like many third party cartridges, doesn't use the exec game engine.

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3 hours ago, IntyFanMatt said:

So close to 1 extra point for 30k!

I looked through my past high scores and 30k seems to be a barrier I could never break...until today!

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55 minutes ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

I looked through my past high scores and 30k seems to be a barrier I could never break...until today!

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There ya go!  I’m lucky if I get to 30k on this one. Great game but it gets the best of me.  Nicely done Jason. 

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Just now, IntyFanMatt said:

There ya go!  I’m lucky if I get to 30k on this one. Great game but it gets the best of me.  Nicely done Jason. 

Thank you!  This game really escalates in the later sectors.  I got lucky with extra lives and mother ships.  At a certain point you're either in the zone (and lucky) or not (and unlucky).  I tried playing with beer and bombed.  Today's score was half a pot of coffee 😁

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24 minutes ago, JasonlikesINTV said:

Thank you!  This game really escalates in the later sectors.  I got lucky with extra lives and mother ships.  At a certain point you're either in the zone (and lucky) or not (and unlucky).  I tried playing with beer and bombed.  Today's score was half a pot of coffee 😁

Lol!  Yeah I gotta be very awake for this one. Gunna give it another go this weekend and see what happens. I suck at it but still enjoy the game. Maybe I’ll try your half pot of coffee strategy. 😊

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Posted (edited)

Very fun and exhilarating game.

Very tough and fast too!

I achieved my set goals but I am going to play a little more.

It's amazing the scores everyone's posting as hard as the game is!👍

Glad I played another game before I quit!😃

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3 hours ago, wolfy62 said:

Very fun and exhilarating game.

Very tough and fast too!

I achieved my set goals but I am going to play a little more.

It's amazing the scores everyone's posting as hard as the game is!👍

Glad I played another game before I quit!😃

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You should be receiving your patch from Activision in 2-3 business months.

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I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to play this again today so this will probably be my best effort.

 

This is a brilliant game - the pace is relentless and really gets the heart pumping! 😁 

 

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