Jump to content
JacobZu7zu7

Intellivision HSC Season 13 - Game 1 - Space Armada

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

[Intellivision HSC Season 13]

 

 

(Game 1)

 

Space Armada

Mattel-Space-Armada.jpg

Space Armada by Mattel Electronics 1981

You're defending Planet Earth against the unrelenting attack of alien warlords.

space_armada.gif

 

ROM Download Link

https://www.romnation.net/srv/roms/21608/intellivision/Space-Armada-1981-Mattel.html

 

High Score Club Record

160,880 ed1475

New Record: 248,220 Rickster8

 

 

Game Setting

PRESS 1 (GAME)

 

Contest Ends
SUNDAY JULY 26TH 11:59PM EST

 

 

 

 

(HIGH SCORES)

 

1. 248,220 Rickster8

2. 126,700 INTELLIVISION SPARTAN

3. 103,190 ed1475

4. 71,910 Ace24

5. 63,680 BiffMan

6. 61,100 IntyFanMatt

7. 36,580 Oscar G.

8. 31,520 JasonlikesINTV

9. 27,310 JacobZu7zu7

10. 24,540 Player One

11. 22,690 gar0u

12. 20,300 Intelligentleman

13. 12,150 fakecortex

14. 11,870 cmadruga

15. 11,630 garu0u

16. 11,500 Mangia-boy

17. 10,840 dpisacane

18. 8,020 hoosierdadee78

19. 6,000 roadrunner

20. 740 jblenkle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rankings

NONE YET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games Won

Edited by JacobZu7zu7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Got a quick game in before work. Not my best, but a decent first score. I actually ran out of guys which is rare. They usually end up landing on me. 😝

 

SA1.jpg.e9c260a10a354029bbe68fa03611d33f.jpg

Edited by Rickster8
Wording
  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Rickster8 said:

Got a quick game in before work. Not my best, but a decent first score. I actually ran out of guys which is rare. They usually end up landing on me. 😝

 

SA1.jpg.e9c260a10a354029bbe68fa03611d33f.jpg

That’s an awesome score!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
46 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

That’s an awesome score!

Thanks, but if I want any shot at Ed I need to do MUCH better.... 🤓

Edited by Rickster8
Changed a word

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Rickster8 said:

Thanks, but if I want any shot at Ed I need to do MUCH better.... 🤓

Yeah he will be tough to beat if he decides to play this again here. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a good game, but I think it would have been great if they made the aliens a bit smaller, which would allow players to clear screens easier, advance in the game a bit more, and experience the other aspects of it, like the descending saucer etc.  But it's still a classic!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

This is a good game, but I think it would have been great if they made the aliens a bit smaller, which would allow players to clear screens easier, advance in the game a bit more, and experience the other aspects of it, like the descending saucer etc.  But it's still a classic!

Most people have problems with the 2 invisible screens. The trick to them is relying more on sound rather than sight. If you know Space Armada well enough then you will know how the armada sounds when there are less of them and can better pinpoint where they are. You can use that knowledge in the 2 invisible screens and defeat them more easily. Nobody should play Space Armada with the sound down, especially the two invisible screens... 😁 

  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, Intelligentleman said:

My body is ready

A2EF9663-CDA9-45EA-95C1-8DE7AB19E614.jpeg

Space Armada overlays. I love it... 👍

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking forward to getting in on the ground floor this season.

 

88K looks like a great start!  Not sure I can even come close to that.  We'll see...

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Rickster8 said:

Most people have problems with the 2 invisible screens. The trick to them is relying more on sound rather than sight. If you know Space Armada well enough then you will know how the armada sounds when there are less of them and can better pinpoint where they are. You can use that knowledge in the 2 invisible screens and defeat them more easily. Nobody should play Space Armada with the sound down, especially the two invisible screens... 😁 

Yeah I can get past them, but I think the game should have been made a bit easier in the first place.  Those invisible screens would be so much better if the aliens were smaller, making the screens easier to complete!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, gar0u said:

Looking forward to getting in on the ground floor this season.

 

88K looks like a great start!  Not sure I can even come close to that.  We'll see...

 

 

Gunna be tough to top 88k, that is a great score in this game!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
12 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Yeah I can get past them, but I think the game should have been made a bit easier in the first place.  Those invisible screens would be so much better if the aliens were smaller, making the screens easier to complete!

By 'smaller' you mean less in number right, not the actual size of the individual alien ships? I think there are what 32 alien ships per screen? So you are saying like 24 would have been better? 

Edited by Rickster8
Punctuation

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I sucked on this one last time...I'm sure I will suck again this time. Not good with Space Invader type games.

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Rickster8 said:

Got a quick game in before work. Not my best, but a decent first score. I actually ran out of guys which is rare. They usually end up landing on me. 😝

 

SA1.jpg.e9c260a10a354029bbe68fa03611d33f.jpg

Super!!!

 

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

2nd Entry... Got to the 19th screen... 😁

 

SA2.jpg.7af29c32db5d8da0bf30d204e5fc5312.jpg

Edited by Rickster8
Added a little more text.
  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Rickster8 said:

By 'smaller' you mean less in number right, not the actual size of the individual alien ships? I think there are what 32 alien ships per screen? So you are saying like 24 would have been better? 

I do actually mean size.  I think they are too big and fill up too much of the screen, meaning they drop quicker, which makes the game hard.  If they were smaller, they would spend more time moving left and right, and not dropping as fast.  See the following review:

 

http://www.intvfunhouse.com/games/sarm.php

 

He says exactly what I am saying...the aliens are too big for the screen.  But this is still a fun game and I enjoy it regardless.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Rickster8 said:

2nd Entry... Got to the 19th screen... 😁

 

SA2.jpg.7af29c32db5d8da0bf30d204e5fc5312.jpg

Unbelievable score. I don't even feel like playing this now!  LOL

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Unbelievable score. I don't even feel like playing this now!  LOL

Ahhh c'mon, how you gonna get better if you don't play? For me the game starts once the red saucer starts landing cuz then he's out all the time which means mucho points.... 😉

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

I do actually mean size.  I think they are too big and fill up too much of the screen, meaning they drop quicker, which makes the game hard.  If they were smaller, they would spend more time moving left and right, and not dropping as fast.  See the following review:

 

http://www.intvfunhouse.com/games/sarm.php

 

He says exactly what I am saying...the aliens are too big for the screen.  But this is still a fun game and I enjoy it regardless.

If they're smaller, there are more of them across the screen, so you have to shoot more of them to clear the screen.

 

So I'd think smaller == more shooting == harder.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...