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@mr_me I have footage of the two sprites on the Shark. I zoomed-in to see more clearly. The yellow fish just took a bite off the fin and you can see on the right-side of the Shark that it's spongy; while the left side is hard like a rock. You were right ... two sprites !! When the Shark gets bit, there's one frame where you can see his body divide into two sprites.

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21 minutes ago, INTELLIVISION SPARTAN said:

I tried .... can't catch the Matt-Man :)

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Almost!  You have plenty of time get there though. 

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Never played this game at 1-player.  Did considerably worse than my 2-player games.

 

Game 1: 450

Game 2: 1,600

Game 3: 24,250

 

Playing to break 60k and we'll see how it goes from there...

 

 

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32 minutes ago, gar0u said:

Never played this game at 1-player.  Did considerably worse than my 2-player games.

 

Game 1: 450

Game 2: 1,600

Game 3: 24,250

 

Playing to break 60k and we'll see how it goes from there...

 

 

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You can do it!  Game gets harder every 10k, but 60k is very doable for anyone!

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22 hours ago, IntyFanMatt said:

And to get into the really high scores, you need to use the dash button constantly and get good at killing the shark while using that dash button.

 

My goodness, there's a dash button ??

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91,200

At this point I thought the shark could no longer be killed.  Now I know there's a dash button, that throws a whole new paintjob on things!

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3 minutes ago, S.BAZ said:

91,200

At this point I thought the shark could no longer be killed.  Now I know there's a dash button, that throws a whole new paintjob on things!

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Ha ha! Awesome score regardless.

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8 minutes ago, S.BAZ said:

 

My goodness, there's a dash button ??

Absolutely!  It’s a big part of the game. Any keypad button can, and should, be used as the dart button. It will change the game entirely for you. 

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I like this one, but man is it tough (and a bit frustrating). I think it's another game that suffers from the "can't press keypad buttons and use the disc at the same time" nonsense. These scores are awesome. I'm still trying to find my footing. Very cute game, and I love gettin' that shark as a little tiny guy.

 

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Wish the top buttons were dash and the bottom buttons were stop.

 

In general, I ignore stop and dash for little fish or to avoid dying.

 

Killing the shark is pretty easy, at least so far...

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38 minutes ago, gar0u said:

Killing the shark is pretty easy, at least so far...

Yup, are you using the up/down motion?

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3 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Yup, are you using the up/down motion?

That’s usually how I do it... but sometimes I’ll feel a little frisky and I’ll use a circular disc motion.

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2 minutes ago, Intelligentleman said:

That’s usually how I do it... but sometimes I’ll feel a little frisky and I’ll use a circular disc motion.

Haha. There ya go. Mix it up a little. Once I hit 50k I usually use the dash button exclusively to kill the shark for the rest of the game. 

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Just noticed the pac-man sneak peak 🤦🏼‍♂️ Checked it out...had no intellivision pac-man was more like the arcade and less like the 2600 version. It's funny, coleco's intv arcade ports make you cringe, but atari almost wanted you to buy an intv over the vcs?

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4 minutes ago, fakecortex said:

Just noticed the pac-man sneak peak 🤦🏼‍♂️ Checked it out...had no intellivision pac-man was more like the arcade and less like the 2600 version. It's funny, coleco's intv arcade ports make you cringe, but atari almost wanted you to buy an intv over the vcs?

Yeah it’s so weird. The INTV Pac Man Port is really good, maybe the best of the era. The VCS version is just pathetic. Doesn’t make much sense!

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27 minutes ago, Ace24 said:

After I hit 90K, I was toast. The shark was relentless and too fast. 

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Great score though!

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15 hours ago, gar0u said:

Wish the top buttons were dash and the bottom buttons were stop.

 

In general, I ignore stop and dash for little fish or to avoid dying.

You should never need to use the Stop buttons in this game.  They won't do anything to help you.  Not sure why they even offer it as an option.

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39 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

You should never need to use the Stop buttons in this game.  They won't do anything to help you.  Not sure why they even offer it as an option.

Totally agree about the stop button. The fish is pretty responsive without it.

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Sound effects and music are great in this, too. Love the shark’s intro chime, his whooosh as he doubles back and even is groan when he sinks to the bottom in defeat.

 

Also love the sound it makes when you eat a lobster.

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7 minutes ago, Intelligentleman said:

Sound effects and music are great in this, too. Love the shark’s intro chime, his whooosh as he doubles back and even is groan when he sinks to the bottom in defeat.

 

Also love the sound it makes when you eat a lobster.

I haven't been successful at grabbing one of those creepy crustaceans yet. I need to though as they are a nuisance... 😠

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On 8/4/2020 at 10:48 PM, INTELLIVISION SPARTAN said:

I have footage of the two sprites on the Shark. I zoomed-in to see more clearly. The yellow fish just took a bite off the fin and you can see on the right-side of the Shark that it's spongy; while the left side is hard like a rock. You were right ... two sprites !! When the Shark gets bit, there's one frame where you can see his body divide into two sprites.

 

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These are the only two 'Sprites' I see.... 🤪😝😜🤣

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When I'm on a roll, I love it. Whenever I die..."fffffffff". But at least you get extra lives at a nice rate.

 

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