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Just now, IntyFanMatt said:

I see what you're saying, but I can get to 5,000 points very fast by shooting the robots as they spawn.  I just don't think it's worth spending any time on the bats, they just seem so insignificant to me. But to each his own!

Lol, actually one of the bats saved me just before. On the bottom row I got shot at and was dead in my tracks the bat hit me I fell down and the bullet sailed over me, HAHAHAHHAA!!!! 😜

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1 minute ago, Rickster8 said:

Lol, actually one of the bats saved me just before. On the bottom row I got shot at and was dead in my tracks the bat hit me I fell down and the bullet sailed over me, HAHAHAHHAA!!!! 😜

I've had that happen too!  LOL.  One of the rare times the bat can actually help.

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3 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

I see what you're saying, but I can get to 5,000 points very fast by shooting the robots as they spawn.  I just don't think it's worth spending any time on the bats, they just seem so insignificant to me. But to each his own!

Well that’s actually what I’ve been trying to determine. I’m very much still on the fence about the bats... you do earn some decent points for them.

 

 And the poor spider is just kinda there. I only shoot him if my life depends on it because I feel bad for him, lol

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1 minute ago, Intelligentleman said:

Well that’s actually what I’ve been trying to determine. I’m very much still on the fence about the bats... you do earn some decent points for them.

 

 And the poor spider is just kinda there. I only shoot him if my life depends on it because I feel bad for him, lol

Just hang in the bottom right and shoot the robots as they spawn in the early stages of the game.  It's easy and you won't even need to worry about the bats.  🙂  

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Jacob, when the Amico is released, do you think there will be a HSC here for that system too?  I would imagine the system will need to be a big success with lots of people owning it first.

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Improved my score a bit. Those tips help. But the controls got me a few times.  When I wanted my guy to move a certain way, he didn’t, and I got killed a couple times when I shouldn’t have. I think this might be the worst controlling/least responsive game on the entire system.  So frustrating. They really should have worked on that more. C’mon Blue Sky Rangers!!
 

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24 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

70,600
Improved my score a bit. Those tips help. But the controls got me a few times.  When I wanted my guy to move a certain way, he didn’t, and I got killed a couple times when I shouldn’t have. I think this might be the worst controlling/least responsive game on the entire system.  So frustrating. They really should have worked on that more. C’mon Blue Sky Rangers!!
 

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Happens to me too. I think they could have fixed it if they had widened the accepted input range for the four cardinal directions.

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2 minutes ago, Intelligentleman said:

Happens to me too. I think they could have fixed it if they had widened the accepted input range for the four cardinal directions.

Agreed!  A good game could have been even better with a simple upgrade in the controls.

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4 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Agreed!  A good game could have been even better with a simple upgrade in the controls.

Yeah, you’re right! With 16 directional inputs it would have been super simple. I wonder if it was ever considered during development.

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1 hour ago, IntyFanMatt said:

70,600
Improved my score a bit. Those tips help. But the controls got me a few times.  When I wanted my guy to move a certain way, he didn’t, and I got killed a couple times when I shouldn’t have. I think this might be the worst controlling/least responsive game on the entire system.  So frustrating. They really should have worked on that more. C’mon Blue Sky Rangers!!
 

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While I agree what you are saying is annoying, the dying and then having the robots all huddled around where you re-spawn giving you instant kill after kill after kill and then GAME OVER is what pisses the sh*t outta me the most. Happens way too much... Such a stupid aspect of the game. Gun re-spawns in 5 different places so should the player..... Ugggghhh 👎

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3 minutes ago, Rickster8 said:

While I agree what you are saying is annoying, the dying and then having the robots all huddled around where you re-spawn giving you instant kill after kill after kill and then GAME OVER is what pisses the sh*t outta me the most. Happens way too much... Such a stupid aspect of the game. Gun re-spawns in 5 different places so should the player..... Ugggghhh 👎

Totally agree with you!  That is a bad design as well. So they needed to fix a few things apparently lol. 

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3 hours ago, Intelligentleman said:

I agree with that, but for me the game is over when the invisible bot shows up. Granted, I’ve never made it that far, but to be honest, it doesn’t sound fun at all.

 

 Seems cheap, imho

I feel the same about Thunder Castle, chasing bats you can't see is not fun.

 

I think the programmer's idea with the invisible robot was to end the game.  Some of the early Mattel cartridges were found to be too easy, so some programmers didn't want their game to be mastered at all.  But there's always that kid that figures out a way.

 

3 hours ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Jacob, when the Amico is released, do you think there will be a HSC here for that system too?  I would imagine the system will need to be a big success with lots of people owning it first.

I'm pretty sure there will be more people playing the Amico than people playing Intellivision.  Eventually, the Amico will have it's own section on Atariage, under modern gaming.  If there's interest in an hsc, it will happen.  Amico will have online leaderboards too. 

 

2 hours ago, Intelligentleman said:

Happens to me too. I think they could have fixed it if they had widened the accepted input range for the four cardinal directions.

There seems to be some glitches/bugs with the controls.  There are times you move in the opposite direction you are pressing.

 

55 minutes ago, Rickster8 said:

While I agree what you are saying is annoying, the dying and then having the robots all huddled around where you re-spawn giving you instant kill after kill after kill and then GAME OVER is what pisses the sh*t outta me the most. Happens way too much... Such a stupid aspect of the game. Gun re-spawns in 5 different places so should the player..... Ugggghhh 👎

Another tip is to stay away from the centre area as much as possible.  Keep the robots away from the spot you respawn.

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10 minutes ago, mr_me said:

I feel the same about Thunder Castle, chasing bats you can't see is not fun.

 

I think the programmer's idea with the invisible robot was to end the game.  Some of the early Mattel cartridges were found to be too easy, so some programmers didn't want their game to be mastered at all.  But there's always that kid that figures out a way.

 

I'm pretty sure there will be more people playing the Amico than people playing Intellivision.  Eventually, the Amico will have it's own section on Atariage, under modern gaming.  If there's interest in an hsc, it will happen.  Amico will have online leaderboards too. 

 

There seems to be some glitches/bugs with the controls.  There are times you move in the opposite direction you are pressing.

 

Another tip is to stay away from the centre area as much as possible.  Keep the robots away from the spot you respawn.

All good points

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75,100
My last Night Stalker entry. I just can’t take the frustration of it any longer. I put the cart away and have officially retired from this game.

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1 hour ago, IntyFanMatt said:

75,100
My last Night Stalker entry. I just can’t take the frustration of it any longer. I put the cart away and have officially retired from this game.

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Matty Ice you will be over 100k in no time... 👍

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9 minutes ago, Rickster8 said:

Matty Ice you will be over 100k in no time... 👍

Haha. Nah man, I’m done with it. Boring, slow as hell, and frustrating controls. Only gets interesting over 50k. Just getting tired of playing it. Was fun though. 

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7th Entry - Finally had an EPIC game. With 8+ days left in this contest my new personal challenge goal is 200k. 👍

 

179700

 

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13 minutes ago, Rickster8 said:

7th Entry - Finally had an EPIC game. With 8+ days left in this contest my new personal challenge goal is 200k. 👍

 

179700

 

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59 minutes ago, Rickster8 said:

7th Entry - Finally had an EPIC game. With 8+ days left in this contest my new personal challenge goal is 200k. 👍

 

179700

 

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Sweet!  Do you even work Rick? Lol. Joking of course. 

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1 minute ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Sweet!  Do you even work Rick? Lol. Joking of course. 

Yes, but not on the weekends.... 😜

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