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Crackpots

 Crackpots - Screenshot

 

 

 

CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. There cannot be any game enhancements or favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATOR! Vocelli

 

Crackpots

Released By:  Activision

Left Difficulty: B

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Game 1 

 

Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of June 14, 2020

 

Bonus:

Patch Bonus Plus

Get +1 Bonus for getting the patch score of 75,000.

AND

Get an additional +1 if the Top 5 scores are ALL over 75K

AND THEN

Get another additional +1 if the Top 10 scores are all over 75k

PLUS

Get another additional +1 if the Top 15 scores are all over 75k

FURTHERMORE

Get another additional +1 if the Top 20 scores are all over 75k

 

(Total Possible BONUS +5 if you score over 75k and all of the Top 20 scores over 75k)

You do not get a bonus if you do not get over 75k

 

Crackpots  Scores

NO BOOM BANG SCORES ~ Thanks!

 

PATCH WORTHY

253630 - Keilbaca (+3) (+50)

108440 - OyamaFamily (+3) (+49)

101030 - McCallister (+3) (+48)

  89160 - Vocelli (+3) (+47)

  84680 - PatLarocque (+3) (+46)

  84460 - ZilchSr (+3) (+45)

  84390 - DrMooCowz (+3) (+44)

  83200 - Jaden (+3) (+43)

  78400 - Deteacher (+3) (+42)

  78230 - Evandro (+3) (+41)

  76820 - GBAG (+3) (+40)

  76000 - RogerPoco (+3) (+39)

 

NOT PATCH WORTHY

  74490 - JasonAtari (+38)

  73800 - MoisesTuseto (+37)

  69960 - FakeCortex (+36)

  66680 - Nads (+35)

  61910 - JabobZu7Zu7 (+34)

  61070 - TRB_MetroidTeam (+33)

  61060 - TheActivisionary (+32)

  54400 - AtariWarlord (+31)

  54260 - AtariPacmanFan (+30)

  53120 - CapitanClassic (+29)

  52580 - LaurenTyler (+28)

  48430 - SkippyBCoyote (+27)

  48070 - CwieLand (+26)

  47050 - Atarian7 (+25)

  46850 - GType (+24)

  44340 - Gorfy (+23)

  43540 - IsaiahAustin (+22)

  41790 - Atari_Warlord (+21)

  38840 - NovaStar (+20)

  31720 - Scrabbler (+19)

  28660 - 5x7 (+18)

  26430 - Mchetzel (+17)

  25400 - RetroRob (+16)

  23880 - AGB (+15)

  23010 - LordInnit (+14)

  21440 - ClassicGamer (+13)

  18220 - JBlenkle (+12)

  14310 - AustinBlair (+11)

  14020 - RGC (+10)

  11840 - RoadRunner (+9)

    9710 - MangiaBoy (+8)

    6800 - MisterVCS (+7)

 

 

Overall Standings

 Remember... The Top 32 will qualify for the Medal Bracket Challenge at the end of the Season.

 

261     ZilchSr
243     OyamaFamily
227     Capitain Classic
223     Deteacher
223     McCallister
217     JacobZu7Zu7
203     Vocelli
201     TheActivisionary
200     SkippyBCoyote
192     JasonAtari
188     Nads
184     FakeCortex
174     GBAG
170     Toiletunes
167     AtariPacmanFan
165     RogerPoco
161     Keilbaca
156     PatLarocque
154     Evandro
154     MoisesTuseto
148     Lord Innit
140     MisterVCS
136     ClassicGamer
134     5x7
130     SBAZ
125     TRB_MetroidTeam
115     AtariWarlord
114     Dr Moocowz
113     Atarian7
108     IsaiahAustin
108     Jaden
108     Nester
105     Gtype
104     Gorfy
98     RetroRob
87     AGB
86     LaurenTyler
82     Mchetzel
82     RedMiller
81     AlNafuur
79     Scrabbler
72     Troff
71     JetSet
71     RGC
70     AlasdairCampbell
61     Magmavision2k
59     Atari_Warlord
59     AustinBlair
58     NovaStar
47     KianSurfs
45     CwieLand
44     ClassicGMR
40     MrBubble
37     Roadrunner
34     BugCatcher
34     WickeyColumbus
27     MangiaBoy
21     HankReardon
18     Spriggy
15     MikeBloke
12     DarQMassacres
11     DarthCloud
5     AsteroidZ
4     Jblenkle
2     AtariUCLA24
2     CaptainKiwi
2     PjeDivision

 

 

 

Season 10 will have:

~ Activision Weeks

~ Summer Fun

~ Gold Medal winner pick from ZilchSr

~ Silver Medal winner pick from Deteacher

~ Bronze Medal winner pick from LayrenTyler

~ Paper Madal winner pick from OldManG

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ HomeBrew Weeks

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ Paddle Weeks

~ Beat the leader weeks

This Season will last about 25 weeks and have 25+ Games

The TOP 32 will qualify for the Medal Bracket Challenge which will include a special Paper Medal Bracket Knockout Tourney.

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We will not be accepting any Boom Bang Scores this week.... Thanks.

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Well, that tears it-if anyone ever meets up with Vocelli in real life, give him a flowerpot to the head for me...

:P

Teasing-this is actually a good "bad" pick for me, almost perfect even-my list of unacheived Patch Scores is pretty small now, and down to ones that are really tough for me-

This game is actually towards the top of my "Man, at least stick with it a few days" list, so I guess this is like a forced opportunity to try to get that one done.

 

I have a very specific problem on this game-the red spiders. Just can't seem to get the hang of predicting them properly, mebbe practice will help.

 

Good Luck Everyone!!!

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An Activision game a don't have...so I just grabbed myself a copy on ebay :D I'll be emulating till then. I like the bonus- rewards us helping each other, very nice. Of course, sorry to those who don't meet the cut off. Which very well might be me, hahaha. 

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3 hours ago, fakecortex said:

An Activision game a don't have...so I just grabbed myself a copy on ebay :D I'll be emulating till then. I like the bonus- rewards us helping each other, very nice. Of course, sorry to those who don't meet the cut off. Which very well might be me, hahaha. 

This game is tough, well.... for me, its one of the very few Activision games, I HAVEN'T EARNED A PATCH ON.... 🤔

:-o

 

I can nearly roll the score in Megamania and I rarely play that game, so ... get ready for CRACK. 🧨

 

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5 hours ago, fakecortex said:

An Activision game a don't have...so I just grabbed myself a copy on ebay :D I'll be emulating till then. I like the bonus- rewards us helping each other, very nice. Of course, sorry to those who don't meet the cut off. Which very well might be me, hahaha. 

As referred to by @JacobZu7zu7 -

This patch score is pretty brutal, compared to most of the others.

I hope I am proven wrong, but I am guessing 5 75k scores, tops, even with the high level of play here.

This is a tough one to share strategy, as it's kinda all reflexes.

Again, tho, kinda glad to be "forced" into grinding on this, should be fun!

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47,590

 

This is one of those more brutal games, I agree.

 

The thing about the red bugs is that they always finish two spaces from where they started.  If they start under the third window, for example, and move to the right, they'll be going into the fifth window.

Crackpots (1983) (Activision).png

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78,400!  Patch! 

 

Here's my tip:  Keep dropping flower pots, when you can.  Especially the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ones.  They tend to crush the critters crawling on the street, before they have a chance to start climbing up the wall.

 

Crackpots (1983) (Activision)_1.png

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31,140. 33,420. (Note: for some reason I can't get rid of the snap with the old score.)

Crackpots (1983) (Activision).png

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Improved score.
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On 6/4/2020 at 2:38 PM, oyamafamily said:

Check out this video!

 

So I'm confused as to how you are supposed to avoid that if it's part of the natural flow of the game.

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Crackpots-59,700

Well,no patch, but this WAS encouraging-my PB had been 52,150, after days of grinding a few months back, but honest to gosh, this was my first attempt for the compo, so I do see the Patch score potentially happening for me-not swearing so, but mebbe.

 

 

2600Crackpots59700.png

 

*Edit*

And yes, as always when it comes up in these type games-I am conflicted about "killing the bugs", but as they are regarded as "pests", it's a necessary evil.

:D

 

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34 minutes ago, AtariWarlord said:

So I'm confused as to how you are supposed to avoid that if it's part of the natural flow of the game.

I'm not gonna lie-

There's NO WAY I could actually notice that happening/not happening, as I am playing the game, just no way.

I do agree with your sentiment tho-

I had a score submitted elsewhere, for Spike on Vectrex, only a middling score-one of my best buds(still), who watches that system carefully, said I stayed in one spot too long once, and shot too many enemies, i.e., leeching, score was rejected.

Hell, I was just trying not to die...

:D

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20 hours ago, Deteacher said:

78,400!  Patch! 

 

Here's my tip:  Keep dropping flower pots, when you can.  Especially the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ones.  They tend to crush the critters crawling on the street, before they have a chance to start climbing up the wall.

 

Crackpots (1983) (Activision)_1.png

I've always dropped the second from left pot as the round starts, but keeping the middle pots dropping probably helped increase my PB by 20% or so, I guess, Thanks!

 

*Edit*

And BIG Congrats!!!

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@ AtariWarlord.

 

'Boom Bang' is a game that is a knockoff of Crackpots.... Looks almost the same but plays slightly different and I think scores differently too.

That video oyamafamily posted has nothing to do with gameplay and has everything to do with that is NOT Crackpots in the video.... It's a game called 'Boom Bang'.

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