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HSC18 Round 5: DIG DUG

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53620.

Last one for me too, quite a sluggish and frustrating port, but there is a classic in there somewhere.

 

(First screen best score -  3990) 

 

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The first time I have ever played DigDug! 9060 will play more hopefully but just wanted to get a score in. 

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This game is maddening! My scores are very low.  I'll have a good few hours to improve tonight but the collision detection seems off, I always die when I think I shouldn't...

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64,590 NTSC

 

I didn't manage to get a chance to play this weekend, but I got a few scores in the 60k region last weekend, I think this was the best of them

 

I definitely prefer the 83 version I played as a kid, I'm pretty sure the gameplay was a lot easier, enemies are frustratingly difficult the kill/stun in this version. Fun challenge for sure though

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5 hours ago, STARBUG said:

enemies are frustratingly difficult the kill/stun in this version

I setup my 1200xl yesterday and took the opportunity to play on NTSC for a while, the kill/stun is a little more frustrating than the PAL version. 

Maybe the speed increase is making it feel like this, I don't know.

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Congratulations to tompateus for the convincing win at Dig-Dug with Deteacher in runner up spot and picking up the NTSC bonus point. Didn't have much time to play this in the 2nd week but will have another play when we do a season catch-up later on. OK Let's start up Round 6...

 

DIG-DUG "WIDE"

  1st   tompateus                  152,780  12pts
  2nd   Deteacher                 97,100  11pts+1pt #
  3rd   therealbountybob        73,670  10pts

  4th   RedThunder                71,960  9pts
  5th   McKong                      70,800  9pts
  6th   Starbug                     64,590  9pts
  7th   Mr Trust                     53,840  9pts
  8th   jdh                            53,620  8pts
  9th   NamcoPlayer               51,730  8pts
 10th   orpheuswaking            47,980  8pts
 11th   doctorclu                   46,080  8pts
 12th   AtariSphinx                 40,520  7pts
 13th   Caco                         37,810  7pts
 14th   Sikor                         35,670  7pts
 15th   graywest                    29,940  6pts
 16th   8BIT 1337                   29,580  6pts
 17th   oo7 *                        27,620  6pts
 18th   Sleepy                       27,420  5pts
 19th   Mister-VCS                  26,980  5pts
 20th   pusakat                      22,190  5pts
 21st   jblenkle                      18,040  4pts
 22nd   chevymad                  15,340  4pts
 23rd   Gury                          13,540  4pts
 24th   mimo                         13,390  3pts
 25th   slx                            12,860  3pts
 26th   carlsson                     9,170  3pts
 27th   spookt                       9,060  2pts
 28th   8bitguy1                     8,340  2pts
 29th   Piotrus (Sikor Jr)           2,080  2pts
 30th   Alicja (Caco Jr)             2,000  2pts

# Top NTSC score bonus point

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5 hours ago, jdh said:

I setup my 1200xl yesterday and took the opportunity to play on NTSC for a while, the kill/stun is a little more frustrating than the PAL version. 

Maybe the speed increase is making it feel like this, I don't know.

That's a possibility I hadn't considered. I played Pal as a kid, maybe it's the NTSC factor that's the issue, should have got myself a Pal machine, but I found an 800xl for sale in Venezuela a few years ago in such good condition with lots of extras, I couldn't pass it up. Might consider doing a trade at some stage if the offer comes up. I find Boulderdash so hard to play on it too

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Posted (edited)

71,960

 

Arse, void score missed the deadline.

 

Last go.  As said before its does get better.... still no Lode Runner though ;-)

 

Good round as always, still not enough time to play 😞

 

Film now.. looks heavy. The GF needs to watch for her art studies.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri_ySVeF4L0

 

See you in the next round.

 

RT

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22 hours ago, RedThunder said:

71,960

 

Arse, void score missed the deadline.

 

Last go.  As said before its does get better.... still no Lode Runner though ;-)

 

Good round as always, still not enough time to play 😞

 

Film now.. looks heavy. The GF needs to watch for her art studies.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri_ySVeF4L0

 

See you in the next round.

 

RT

 

No problem RT, table updated (above) :)

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On 3/29/2021 at 6:27 PM, therealbountybob said:

No problem RT, table updated (above) :)

I did get a slightly higher score,  but that will muck the tables right up.

 

Leave it as it is. I did'nt expect a table tweak in the first place.

 

Next Galaxian.

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On 3/15/2021 at 6:25 AM, carlsson said:

Update to what I posted above: If Altirra is to trust (I suppose it is accurate, but one never can be sure enough), I found the following:

 

Dig Dug 1982: Boots OK on Atari 400/800 with 16K RAM or more. With 8K, the graphics are horribly corrupted, flicker badly and the game is unplayable.

Dig Dug 1983: Boots OK on Atari 400/800 with 16K RAM or more. With 8K, it doesn't even get to the title screen.

 

It means that not even the first version of Dig Dug would run on an original 8K machine, though it would start with corrupted graphics. I don't know if it ever was intended to work. I saw a reference to that the source code to the 1982 version was posted here on AtariAge so unlike the case of Frogger, the sources probably never were lost. Perhaps it was a matter of outsourcing the first version, and Atari only had limited rights to republish it so they just as well begun to reissue the 5200 version for A8, in particular if it was considered more accurate?

Interesting!  Never new there were 2 versions of Dig dug on A8.  I am not sure which one I had as a kid.  Will have to play the other one (have not played either since I was a kid).  

 

I really like knowing the history of things including video games so this is great to learn. 

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