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Season 10 ~ Week 6 ~ Dolphin

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Week 6

Dolphin

 Dolphin - 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

 

Dolphin

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 21, 2020

 

Bonus:

Extra Dolphins Bonus ~ How many extra lives can you get!

The cool thing about Dolphin is that after you kill the octopus or after the octopus kills you… the game pauses and gives you a breather.

 

This is a perfect time to take a pic!

 

Go ahead take a pic of the pause screen… if you have:

11+ Lives you get +4 bonus points.

9-10 Lives you get +3 Bonus points.

7-8 Lives you get +2 Bonus points

5-6 Lives you get +1 Bonus point

Take a pic with the most lives… +5 Bonus points.

Pics only excepted on the Pause Screen.

 

 

 

 

Dolphin  Scores

 

AMAZING! - RogerPoco (+50)

AMAZING! - OyamaFamily (+50)

AMAZING! - IsaiahAustin (+50)

AMAZING! - Deteacher (+50)

AMAZING! - Nads (+50)

AMAZING! - TheActivisionary (+50)

AMAZING! - PatLarocque (+50)

AMAZING! - ZilchSr (+50)

AMAZING! - FakeCortex (+50)

AMAZING! - CapitanClassic (+50)

AMAZING! - GBAG (+50)

222630 - Jaden (+39)

219810 - Vocelli (+38)

219610 - DrMooCowz (+37)

193550 - McCallister (+36)

140590 - LaurenTyler (+35)

138670 - Cwieland (+34)

135300 - JasonAtari (+33)

135020 - Keilbaca (+32)

133500 - Evandro (+31)

129910 - JacobZu7Zu7 (+30)

118040 - TRB_MetroidTeam (+29)

107100 - SkippyBCoyote (+28)

106210 - 5x7 (+27)

105170 - AtariWarlord (+26)

  86650 - Scrabbler (+25)

  83690 - RGC (+24)

  59910 - ClassicGamer (+23)

  56230 - NovaStar (+22)

  55310 - MoisesTuseto (+21)

  54970 - Redmiller (+20)

  51460 - Nester (+19)

  42570 - Atari_Warlord (+18)

  38080 - AustinBlair (+17)

  37310 - RoadRunner (+16)

  30710 - LordInnit (+15)

    9780 - SBAZ (+14)

    8610 - MisterVCS (+13)

    7540 - MangiaBoy (+12)

    2680 - BugCatcher (+11)

    1100 - Atarian7 (+10)

      

Extra Dolphins Bonus

 

18 - ZilchSr (+5)

 

16 - Nads (+4)

13 - TheActionvisionary (+4)

12 - RogerPoco (+4)

12 - FakeCortex (+4)

11 - CapitanClassic (+4)

 

10 - GBAG (+3)

  9 - Deteacher (+3)

  9 - Vocelli (+3)

  9 - McCallister (+3)

  9 - Jaden (+3)

 

  8 - DrMooCowz (+2)

  7 - PatLarocque (+2)

  7 - Evandro (+2)

 

  6 - Scrabbler (+1)

  6 - AtariWarlord (+1)

  6 - Cwieland (+1)

  6 - TRB_ Metroid Team (+1)

  5 - OyamaFamily (+1)

  5 - LaurenTyler (+1)

  5 - MoisesTuseto (+1)

  5 - Atari_Warlord (+1)

  5 - JasonAtari (+1)

  5 - RedMiller (+1)

  5 - Nester (+1)

  5 - 5x7 (+1)

  5 - NovaStar (+1)

  5 - SkippyBCoyote (+1)

  5 - JacobZu7Zu7 (+1)

 

Overall Standings

 Remember the Top 32 will qualify for the Medal Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!

 

309     ZilchSr
295     OyamaFamily
274     McCallister
268     Deteacher
256     Capitain Classic
253     Vocelli
251     JacobZu7Zu7
233     TheActivisionary
230     JasonAtari
227     SkippyBCoyote
223     Nads
220     FakeCortex
217     GBAG
214     Keilbaca
207     RogerPoco
205     PatLarocque
198     Evandro
197     AtariPacmanFan
191     MoisesTuseto
170     Toiletunes
162     Lord Innit
161     Dr Moocowz
158     TRB_MetroidTeam
154     Jaden
152     5x7
149     ClassicGamer
147     MisterVCS
146     AtariWarlord
138     Atarian7
130     IsaiahAustin
130     SBAZ
129     Gtype
127     Gorfy
114     LaurenTyler
114     RetroRob
108     Nester
102     AGB
99     Mchetzel
98     Scrabbler
82     RedMiller
81     AlNafuur
81     RGC
80     Atari_Warlord
78     NovaStar
72     Troff
71     CwieLand
71     JetSet
70     AlasdairCampbell
70     AustinBlair
61     Magmavision2k
47     KianSurfs
46     Roadrunner
44     ClassicGMR
40     MrBubble
35     MangiaBoy
34     BugCatcher
34     WickeyColumbus
21     HankReardon
18     Spriggy
16     Jblenkle
15     MikeBloke
12     DarQMassacres
11     DarthCloud
5     AsteroidZ
2     AtariUCLA24
2     CaptainKiwi
2     PjeDivision

 

 

 

Season 10 will have:

~ Activision Weeks (1 more to go)

~ Summer Fun

~ Gold Medal winner pick from ZilchSr

~ Silver Medal winner pick from Deteacher

~ Bronze Medal winner pick from LayrenTyler

~ Paper Medal winner pick from OldManG

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ HomeBrew Weeks

~ Paddle Weeks

~ Beat the leader weeks

This Season will last about 23 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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Lotta max outs on this one!!!

I might get mine done tonight, not sure...

Darnitt, I really wanted a grind this week!!!

:D

My first Rollage...

AMAZING!!!

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This is another game I suck at (so far).

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Dolphin-Rollage

Can't believe I got the first one in!

:D

No lie, it took a couple attempts-stupid Seagull gets a bit faster than I remembered.

The secret is to "hop the top".

 

 

2600DolphinAmazing.png

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Bonus-12 lives

Got there twice in this game, fell off in the middle, this is probably the most lives I have ever had, and was actually gaining lives at the end of the game, found my groove.

 

2600DolphinAmazing12lives.png

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Well, there are certainly better players than me(I have friends who can max this, essentially death-free, with the sound turned off...Sheesh...), but I do know how to break this game down pretty well(not a lot to it, really), so here goes...

 

There's no "freestyle" when you play this game to max it, there is a "method" that kinda needs to be followed, or you won't likely reach Amazing(Max Score).

 

Stay towards the top, and head to the right. Jump OVER the seaweed as it approaches-basically, listen to the tones, you'll jump just as one(tone) fades away.

As the game reaches mid-point, you'll almost need to listen for the beeps to know when to jump-you can pretty much get it visually the first 100k, and it is so fast that you are almost jumping all the time in the last 100k, so mid-game is when you really need to rely on the beeps.

Try to hit the arrows heading right, and try to trick the octopus into hitting the ones going left.

If you have a nice lead on the octopus, when it changes colors, stop jumping the seaweed and just let it bump you, and watch for the seagull, jump up and grab it and change directions in the air, chasing the Octopus back to the left.

 

That's it. Head right, jump the seaweed, be ready for the Seagull when the Octopus and seaweed change color, snag it, and nail the Octopus.

 

By keeping it to one "plan", you will get farther and farther as you keep playing, and eventually this one "clicks" for most people.

 

Have Fun, Good Luck, I have no idea what I am going to do with myself this week now...

:(

(Teasing).

 

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After taking the screenshot for my 5 lives, I accidentally hit Escape! D'OH!

 

Consider this both my bonus and my first score if possible?

Dolphin (1983) (Activision).png

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54 minutes ago, Lauren Tyler said:

After taking the screenshot for my 5 lives, I accidentally hit Escape! D'OH!

 

Consider this both my bonus and my first score if possible?

Dolphin (1983) (Activision).png

Use OBS(or whatever) to record the gameplay, make sure to hang a bit at a pause screen, then capture the pic later from the video?

:D

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86,150!  I remember "rolling" this one a long time ago.  Once I get better at the timing, I think I can do it again.

Dolphin (1983) (Activision).png

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Amazing!  Also, 9 lives for the bonus.  I've found, after playing the super speed, going back to the slow levels is actually quite difficult.

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How the merciful hell are you guys so good at video games? Did you take a class in it or something? I've owned this game for 35 years and thought I was decent at it. Got a 40,000-plus score first try and came here to see if it was even worth posting. Guess not. 

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49 minutes ago, Deteacher said:

Amazing!  Also, 9 lives for the bonus.  I've found, after playing the super speed, going back to the slow levels is actually quite difficult.

Dolphin (1983) (Activision)_7.png

Dolphin (1983) (Activision)_3.png

Oh, haha-I embarassed myself, trying to remind my Son how to play(I had shown him before), and I swear, I blamed it on being used to the speed of the faster levels!!!

:)

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18 minutes ago, AtariWarlord said:

How the merciful hell are you guys so good at video games? Did you take a class in it or something? I've owned this game for 35 years and thought I was decent at it. Got a 40,000-plus score first try and came here to see if it was even worth posting. Guess not. 

I had excellent teachers/mentors, many of whom play in the HSC!!!

I promise, just a "regular Guy" here, tho I view them as Geniuses.

 

Seriously, read how I described to play, and look up someone doing it online, it will help!!!

 

Good Luck!!!

 

 

 

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24 minutes ago, AtariWarlord said:

How the merciful hell are you guys so good at video games? Did you take a class in it or something? I've owned this game for 35 years and thought I was decent at it. Got a 40,000-plus score first try and came here to see if it was even worth posting. Guess not. 

On the faster levels, I count how many of the arrow things go across the screen.  There are 14 of them before the seagull comes out.  Then it's just timing the jump.  Another way to tell when the seagull comes out is the squid will change color.  Once he does, the seagull is going to come out.

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I watched a YT video of a "perfect run."  Amazing score and no lives lost.  The max lives you can have is 18.

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