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HELLO, Guys and Gals of the High Score Club!

 

Announcing Season 11:

 

~ Starts Feb 4, 2021 ~

It will last 23-25 Weeks and will have 28+ Games

It should be done in August 2021 

 

I will need your requests for the following:

~ What COMPANY do you want featured in Season 11. Suggest some games from that company.

~ Several games from the Arcade. 

~ Several games that are RARELY in the HSC! 

~ 2 Paddle Games

~ 3 Homebrew Games. I thought this went GREAT in Season 10! PLEASE send me the Bin file in a private PM . If you created a game and want it played in the HSC, please PM me! If you know someone who created a game and would not mind if we featured their game, have them PM me! Also, ALL Homebrew Games will have FULL points this season!

~ Your Requests of any game you would love to play. I look and play ALL REQUESTS!!!

~ Any Bonus games you would like to see done. (Games that would not be good for a regular pick but a nice bonus. 

YOU CAN POST ANY REQUESTs HERE or PM me anytime for game requests.

 

Season 11 will last 23-25 weeks and will end sometime around Aug/Sept with the Medal Brackets to follow in Sept/Oct 2021.

 

MAKE SURE YOUR REQUESTS ARE GAMES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN PLAYED IN 3 YEARS!

Just post below and I will be in touch with Season 10 MEDAL winners for their picks. (Gold/Silver/Bronze/Paper)

 

Thanks,

Vocelli

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Working mostly off the top of my head, and glancing at my shelf...

Company-

Imagic or U.S. Games.

Might not be enough recently unplayed Imagic games, might not even BE enough U.S. Games games, but just a couple that seem OK.

 

Arcade-

Burgertime.

Again, I DON'T want to ever really have to play the game, so I prolly won't unless "forced" to, haha, so kinda trying to "box myself in"...

Vanguard

Crystal Castles

 

Games rarely in the HSC-

I don't really know, TBH, only been here a couple years, so guessing-

The Earth Dies Screaming

Survival Run

Both those games kick butt, and tho not really my style, I enjoy both.

 

Paddle Games-

Demons to Diamonds is about all I can think of.

Backgammon!!!(Kidding).

 

Homebrew-

I've been really surprised. I'd have told you, before competing here, that tho I respected it, I didn't actually LIKE homebrew.

Well, turns out I do, lol, last years games were excellent, with Dragon's Descent being my personal fave, and all three this year were top-notch as well, with Doggone It! being my fave by default(I can't help being so damned good at it.)( 😛 ).

No particular recommendations from me on it tho-I actually don't mind being "completely surprised", haha, and as long as the games have Authors/Programmers as enthusiastic about their work as the ones I have encountered so far here, I'm sure it'll be "good".

 

Love to Play-

Skiing, please.

Actually, just add "Activision", and "Timer", you pick it, I'll kick it.

:P

Mebbe one of the two Activision protos, Kabobber or Thwocker.

 

Bonus Games-

Mebbe this is actually where "Activision" and "Timer" can come into play.

 

 

Another thing, just to throw out there Vocelli, I think I mentioned this on one of the game threads this season, an overall "bonus game".

Talking in the middle, I suppose I could see where someone could sandbag and throw all the numbers off in the end, but I dunno.

I was thinking, if there was a "relatively universally agreed upon" game, that was open for play all season long, so if someone is completely satisfied with their effort on a game for a particular week, knowing they ain't gonna improve(happens to me a lot...), they've at least got something to "fall back on" to play for a higher score.

IMO, Jr. Pac would have been a great game for that "format", tho we are actively playing it now, but a similar game, where improvements often take "attempts".

Mebbe even make it relatively low scoring(for tournament points), so it doesn't affect the overall "too much".

 

OK. Really a lot of fun competing here, I know I run against the grain a bit with the length of my posts sometimes, apologies, it just is what it is.

Thanks Everyone, and Happy Holidays!!!

 

 

 

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Here’s a link to some companies and their games. 
http://www.classic-games.com/atari2600/bankswitch.html

 

The HSC On-Line database hasn’t been updated for season 9/10

http://hsc.statotronic.com/listseasons.php

 

here are the Season 8 games

Dragonfire  
Week 2 Cosmic Ark  
Week 2 Cosmic Ark (Game 5)*  
Week 3 Demon Attack (Game 7 Difficulty A)  
Week 3 Fire Fighter (Game 8)*  
Week 4 Ghost Manor  
Week 4 Room of Doom  
Week 5 Track & Field (Arcade)  
Week 6 Mouse Trap (Difficulty A/A)  
Week 7 Kangaroo  
Week 7 Popeye (1 Level Challenge)*  
Week 8 Roc 'n Rope  
Week 8 Crystal Castles (Level 8)*  
Week 9 Dig Dug  
Week 10 Gopher  
Week 11 Ultra SCSIcide  
Week 12 Gingerbread Man  
Week 12 Reindeer Rescue  
Week 12 Toyshop Trouble  
Week 15 Spider Fighter  
Week 16 Barnstorming (Game 3)  
Week 16 Grand Prix
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Company suggestion:

Xonox: Spike's Peak, Sir Lancelot, Robin Hood, Chuck Norris, Tomarc the Barbarian

 

Other games: Reactor, Draconian

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1 hour ago, G-type said:

Company suggestion:

Xonox: Spike's Peak, Sir Lancelot, Robin Hood, Chuck Norris, Tomarc the Barbarian

 

 

Friggin masochist...

(Haha, I have the SP/GM double-ender, and for as "bad" as they are, I actually enjoy several of those, Tomarc, Lancelot, Robin Hood.)

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Company suggestion: SPECTRAVISION

(Bumper Bash, Challenge of Nexar, China Syndrome, Cross Force and Tapeworm)

 

Arcade: Buck Rogers Planet of Zoom, Miner 2049er (Volumes I and II - Combined Score), Pooyan, Up 'n Down and Xenophobe

 

Rare games: Cakewalk, Communist Mutants from Space, Dishaster, Gauntlet, Killer Satellites, Malagai, Marine Wars, Mines of Minos, Ram It, Secret Quest and Stronghold

 

Paddle games: Fireball, Guardian, The Music Machine, Piece o' Cake and Solar Storm

 

Would love to play: Crash Dive, Deadly Duck, Earth Dies Screaming, Journey Escape, Laser Blast (Game 4), Off The Wall, Pigs in Space, Riddle of the Sphinx, Spacemaster X-7, Threshold, Turmoil and Yars' Revenge

 

Bonus Games: Kabobber, The Activision Decathlon, Realsports Soccer and Summer Games

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I don't have a lot to add here, but please: less Activision and more Imagic games. Activision's great but it's a well-tapped well; there are all kinds of great Imagic games that I haven't seen in the competition and I started in 2016. A few for your consideration: Shootin' Gallery, Subterranea, Moonsweeper.

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I haven't been much of an active participant in HSC the last few seasons, so you can weigh my vote accordingly, but I'd like to suggest Telesys for the featured company. They've always been one of my favorite third party publishers for the 2600 with several good, sort of under the radar games. I'd say Demolition Herby, Cosmic Creeps and Fast Food are my favorites, but Ram It and Stargunner are good too.

 

Some homebrew suggesttions:

Space Cactus Canyon

Tower of Rubble

The End

Space Game

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On 11/1/2020 at 7:55 PM, AtariWarlord said:

I don't have a lot to add here, but please: less Activision and more Imagic games. Activision's great but it's a well-tapped well; there are all kinds of great Imagic games that I haven't seen in the competition and I started in 2016. A few for your consideration: Shootin' Gallery, Subterranea, Moonsweeper.

I agree with this as well. Plenty of great titles with Imagic

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sorry for the long post....I am a collector because I love playing unique games...making suggestions I find very interesting.

 

Games I would love to play:  

 

              Cops and Robbers Week:  Lock n Chase and Bank Heist are two good games that have a common Theme.

     

              Missile Command Game 7( or 6 maybe...the one with smart bombs that evade your missiles and starts at hardest level)

 

              Space invaders.....invisible invaders with fat ship and lasers that don't move straight.

 

               Chuck Norris Superkicks....I used to love Walker Texas Ranger as a kid!!!

 

               Tapeworm by Spectravision

 

               Sea Hunt by Froggo(this is actually fun when you get over the cheap kills...its like a terrible Tutanhkhaman)

 

                Frostbite....hardest setting

 

                Beamrider(not for score but to see what level you can get to)

 

                Demons to Diamonds...Paddle Game

 

                Spies in the Night I or II(Homebrew)

 

                Oystron(very unique homebew)

 

                 Qbert like games...Qbert obviously, Rabbit Transit, Boing, Qberts Cubes

 

               

 

Companies to Consider: 

 

Fox & Games of the Century....games like spacemaster x-7, Alien, bank heist, mega force, revenge of the beefsteak tomatoes, turmoil, worm war 1, crash dive

 

Tigervision.....king kong, river patrol, jawbreaker, (wee recently did polaris), maurader, (we also recently did Espial),Threshold(even though this game really sucks...even worse than King Kong).

 

 

US Games:  Raft Rider (I really like this one...underrated), Entombed(this one is pretty good), Name this Game(also underrated in my opinion), commando raid(a classic)

 

Imagic:  Solar Storm(paddle), Quick step, moonsweeper, no escape.

 

All Three Konami Games:  Strategy x, pooyan, marine wars

 

M-Network:  Bump n Jump, Burgertime, HeMan, Tron Deadly Discs

 

From the arcade:  The 2600 Pengo port is really good imho, Gravitar(I love this game...lots of different strategies), Jungle Hunt, Moon Patrol, Roc N Rope, Pooyan, wizard of wor

 

 

Homebrews:   JUNO FIRST, SEAWOLF, AMEOBA JUMP, climber5, falldown,

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I haven't played much the last few years either, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt. Quadrun, Beamrider, Fast Eddie, Fast Food, Worm War I, Reactor, Tac Scan (Paddle), Super Breakout (Paddle), Night Driver (Paddle), Wizard of Wor, Stargate, He-Man, Juno First (Homebrew), Sea Wolf (Homebrew), Pac-Man 4k (Homebrew), Lead 16k (Homebrew), Atlantis, Dig Dug, River Raid 2, Jungle Hunt, Battlezone, Frogs N Flies, Entombed, Lasercade

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~ What COMPANY do you want featured in Season 11. Suggest some games from that company.

I like Epyx. California Games, Summer Games, Winter Games. All great classics on any system!

~ Several games from the Arcade. 

Jr. Pac-Man, Wizard of Wor Co-Op, Edtris

~ Several games that are RARELY in the HSC!

IDK any 

~ 2 Paddle Games

Breakout, Circus Atari, Bumper Bash

~ 3 Homebrew Games. I thought this went GREAT in Season 10! PLEASE send me the Bin file in a private PM . If you created a game and want it played in the HSC, please PM me! If you know someone who created a game and would not mind if we featured their game, have them PM me! Also, ALL Homebrew Games will have FULL points this season!

SARL, Chalk & Duster, Ivan Castillo's upcoming "cowboy game"

~ Your Requests of any game you would love to play. I look and play ALL REQUESTS!!!

Red Sea Crossing

~ Any Bonus games you would like to see done. (Games that would not be good for a regular pick but a nice bonus. 

YOU CAN POST ANY REQUESTs HERE or PM me anytime for game requests.

Casino, Party Mix, Text Adventure

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 ~ What COMPANY do you want featured in Season 11. Suggest some games from that company.

Imagic.  My personal favorite game is Demon Attack, though I know it was played a couple years ago.  Atlantis, Dragonfire, Fathom, and Laser Gates are some other great Imagic games.

~ Several games from the Arcade.

Ms. Pac-Man, Jr. Pac-man, or Pac-Man 4K (technically a homebrew).  Frogger, Missile Command, Phoenix, Space Invaders, Asteroids.

~ Several games that are RARELY in the HSC!

I'm not 100% sure, since I haven't played much, but Solar Fox is a great game that I am sure some have never played.

~ 2 Paddle Games

SCSIcide (also homebrew), Casino (the Poker Solitaire game variant is a lot of fun).

~ 3 Homebrew Games.

I don't know which games were played, but here's a couple favorites of mine:  Swoops, Spies In The Night, Oystron

~ Your Requests of any game you would love to play. I look and play ALL REQUESTS!!!

Spider Fighter, Frostbite, Crackpots, River Raid, No Escape

 

~ Any Bonus games you would like to see done. (Games that would not be good for a regular pick but a nice bonus.

Journey Escape

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Last Call for Requests!

 

The next Season starts on Feb 11th, 2021

 

I am spending the next 4 weeks making the list for Season 11

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 5:01 PM, Vocelli said:

The next Season starts on Feb 11th, 2010

I just noticed this: you have the year 2010 which should be 2021. 

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On 1/9/2021 at 5:01 PM, Vocelli said:

Last Call for Requests!

 

The next Season starts on Feb 11th, 2021

 

I am spending the next 4 weeks making the list for Season 11

 

First post says Feb 4th start, which is correct?  Thanks.

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It is Feb 4th.

Jeez. 

I have been working way too much lately!

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Phew, haha!

I'm planning to try to keep up with the INT HSC, and this one, both just starting up.

So much for the Real World. I guess.

Would like to say that I'm sure it'll be "just fine", but...

Prolly a good time for us all to just stay home and ignore it, play the games!

See Ya'll Soon!!!

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1 day to go!  

 

The last 3 or 4 seasons I told myself I would practice hard and be competitive.  But once the season started I just didn't feel like it or the game selection wasn't good for me.

 

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