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Week 7

Gold Medal Winner

Pick by ZilchSr

 

Star Wars:

Empire Strikes Back

(Game 16 A/ )

 

 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Screenshot

 

 

 

CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. There cannot be any game enhancements or favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATOR! Vocelli

 

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (Game 16 A/)

Released By: Parkers Bros.

Left Difficulty: A

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Game 16 A/

 

Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of March 28, 2021

 

Bonus: Frogger (Game 3A/)

TOP SCORE Gets +6 Points!

Score Over 5,000 Points for +5

OR

Score Over 4,000 Points for +4

OR

Score Over 3,000 Points for +3

OR

Score Over 2,000 Points for +2

OR

Score Over 1,000 Points for +1

 

 

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (Game 16 A/) Scores

 

Rollage!!! - ZilchSr (+50)

5152 - Kermit (+49)

4475 - Keilbaca (+48)

4351 - DrMooCowz (+47)

2848 - TheActivisionary (+46)

2847 - Mchetzel (+45)

2499 - GBAG (+44)

1783 - AtariSphinx (+43)

1722 - JasonAtari (+42)

1631 - JasonHRB (+41)

1180 - SpaceyInvader (+40)

1101 - Maloff (+39)

1036 - RGC (+38)

1027 - IsaiahAustin (+37)

1021 - RogerPoco (+36)

1004 - RetroBreakout (+35)

  988 - FakeCortex (+34)

  978 - DomBradley (+33)

  953 - 5x7 (+32)

  825 - LaurenTyler (+31)

  816 - MrTrust (+30)

  801 - RedMiller (+29)

  790 - Vocelli (+28)

  786 - JacobZu7Zu7 (+27)

  763 - ToileTunes (+26)

  763 - Evandro (+26)

  743 - RaymanC (+24)

  620 - GType (+23)

  593 - Nester (+22)

  570 - MoisesTuseto (+21)

  568 - HankRearden (+20)

  456 - Cwieland (+19)

  454 - AGB (+18)

  369 - Atarian7 (+17)

  322 - Atari_Warlord (+16)

  271 - JBlenkle (+15)

  262 - ClassicGamer (+14)

  175 - OyamaFamily (+13)

  107 - CaptainKiwi (+12)

 

Frogger (Game 3A/)Bonus

The Top Score +6 (Rollage at 9750+)

ROLLAGE - Kermit 

ROLLAGE - MrTrust

ROLLAGE - ZilchSr

 

Over 5,000 Points for +5

 

 

Over 4,000 Points for +4

4013 - JasonHRB

 

Over 3,000 Points for +3

 

 

Over 2,000 Points for +2

2740 - JasonAtari

2505 - RaymanC

2236 - DrMooCowz

 

Over 1,000 Points for +1

1338 - GBAG

1287 - LaurenTyler

1281 - RGC

1253 - TheActivisionary

1203 - AtariSphinx

1162 - DomBradley

1100 - ToileTunes

1095 - GType

1033 - HankRearden

1331 - Evandro

1029 - FakeCortex

1026 - RogerPoco

1008 - JacobZu7Zu7

 

 

Overall Standings

 Remember The Top 32 will Qualify for the Medal Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!

 

478     Kermit
419     ZilchSr
409     AtariSphinx
380     Vocelli
360     JasonHRB
346     GBAG
331     OyamaFamily
329     RogerPoco
324     JacobZu7Zu7
307     Evandro
304     JasonAtari
303     McCallister
300     Toiletunes
295     RaymanC
288     TheActivisionary
286     GType
282     MoisesTuseto
280     Dr Moocowz
272     CwieLand
268     IsaiahAustin
246     Mchetzel
237     Nebulus
233     Keilbaca
221     LaurenTyler
218     FakeCortex
216     DomBradley
215     AtariWarlord
207     Maloff
203     5x7
196     RetroBreakout
195     HankReardon
173     Nester
171     Capitain Classic
171     SneakyTurtleEgg
170     RGC
163     ClassicGamer
156     Atari_Warlord
155     AGB
112     MrTrust
111     SpaceyInvader
86     SkippyBCoyote
80     Deteacher
78     JeremiahK
78     Roadrunner
77     Atarian7
76     Karokoenig
68     MangiaBoy
55     Nads
55     PixelStuff
46     CaptainKiwi
45     Jblenkle
37     Lord Innit
30     SBAZ
27     RedMiller
10     NamcoPlayer

 

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Season 11 will have:

~ Silver Medal winner pick from JasonAtari

~ Bronze Medal winner pick from IsaiahAustin

~ Paper Medal winner pick from OyamaFamily

~ Several Request weeks or Special Weeks

~ HomeBrew Weeks

~ Paddle Weeks

~ Quickies

~ Beat the leader weeks

This Season will last about 24 weeks and have 28+ Games.

The Season will end at the end of July.

The TOP 32 will qualify for the Medal Bracket Challenge which will include a special Paper Medal Bracket Knockout Tourney.

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Posted (edited)

Congrats to Zilch Sr... Last years winner of the Gold Medal!

He likes to play the hard versions... so this weeks games are HARD!

 

I would suggest if you are unfamiliar with Star Wars: ESB then practice on the easier versions first.

Then give 16A a try for your score.

 

Zilch Sr's second pick for a game was Frogger (Game 3/A)... So I made it into a bonus game!

This one is hard too! (Game 3A/)

 

Good Luck and no RAGE QUITTING!

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As tough as a $2 steak...

20210317_214751.thumb.jpg.3994e62055a88ee12023664d14a1f065.jpgI know my Frogger is worth zero points, but I'm posting it anyway to encourage everyone. 

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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: 560 (The Force is not with me yet.)

 

Frogger: 1,287 (I'm pretty decent at Frogger, but DAMN that is one tough variation!

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19 hours ago, Rogerpoco said:

Crap. lol!

Darn you, Zilch!!!

:P

At least it wasnt Gorf 🤣🤣

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31 minutes ago, ZilchSr said:

At least it wasnt Gorf 🤣🤣

Haha, fair enough!!!

Meh, unfortunately, it may not "matter" to me anyway, in a sense.

Just got back from the doc, I have a "problem", but it's evidently not an obvious one, am gonna have to have nerve conduction tests ran soon(being scheduled), so they can figure out where to *start* looking for the problem.

(Right arm pain/numbness).

 

Ah, you know me-if I can "go", I will.

Still, haven't played Atlantis, or these games, OR Thin Ice for the INT HSC(which I am in too, BTW, Guys, but not nearly as competitive as I am here, haha!).

 

I'll be around, regardless, but still, kinda worried about the next few weeks...

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3 hours ago, Rogerpoco said:

Haha, fair enough!!!

Meh, unfortunately, it may not "matter" to me anyway, in a sense.

Just got back from the doc, I have a "problem", but it's evidently not an obvious one, am gonna have to have nerve conduction tests ran soon(being scheduled), so they can figure out where to *start* looking for the problem.

(Right arm pain/numbness).

 

Ah, you know me-if I can "go", I will.

Still, haven't played Atlantis, or these games, OR Thin Ice for the INT HSC(which I am in too, BTW, Guys, but not nearly as competitive as I am here, haha!).

 

I'll be around, regardless, but still, kinda worried about the next few weeks...

:(

Really sorry to hear that Roger. We've never met obviously, but this place has been a really friendly community in the short time I have been involved, and it's sad to hear about a member of that having a tough time. Hopefully the doctors get to the bottom of things soon, and you get back to your best soon

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Well this week is a toughie. Frogger was probably my favourite of the cartridges I owned as a kid, but this version is really hard. I think I will struggle to get to 5,000, so am posting my best effort so far. I love Frogger, so might come back to this later on to try and get my last bonus point

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As for Empire Strikes Back, that is just bonkers hard. I have had a good go at it, but feel any success I get is more luck than judgement !. I've posted a score, but think you need to be a far better player than me to actually enjoy that variation. I love the game as a whole, but this version is just tooooo hard 

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Broke 1k on Frogger! Wooooh! I love that froggie, and boy is 3A hard. 

 

Frogger - 1,029 lvl 3

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And ESB is like the movie- no matter how long you play, it’s gonna end on a downer. Got the force and that was cool. Some good tips in the manual, like this- hold down game select and reset to get to 16 faster! Haha it’s the little victories. 

 

Pretty happy with the progress I’ve made here so far. This one’s a real wrist-wrecker. 

 

Empire Strikes Back - 831

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ESB score update from 672

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Posted (edited)

Frogger, game 3-1,026.

Beat my PB by just a tad, I may try this one again.

Gets stupid fast pretty quick.

 

*Edit*

And tho it doesn't particularly suit me, I gotta admit, this was a "good" pick for competitive gaming, definitely.

 

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Empire Strikes Back: 1465

 

Frogger: Rollage (11,369)

 

One tip I'd offer for Frogger is that if you're not sure whether blue turtles are on their way down or on their way up, there is a way to tell.

 - When the top set of turtles are blue, they are on their way to the surface (and safer to jump on) when the bottom set of turtles are submerged and not visible.

 - When the bottom set of turtles are blue, they are on their way to the surface if the top set of turtles are on the surface.

 

I'm still trying to come up with a reliable strategy for Empire Strikes Back.  I have found that I get more shots in shooting the from behind, especially if I can get my ship going about the same speed as the walkers and am able to dodge their fire.  However, when doing this, I'm less likely to score a quick kill by hitting a bomb since there is only one place a bomb can be revealed from behind while there are two places bombs could be hit shooting head on.  I get the impression that on this game variation, killing walkers in a single shot by hitting a bomb is key.  You get a kill quicker which slows their progress to the right edge of the screen.  You also prevent a smart bomb from escaping and chasing you down.

 

 

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Frogger: 1,424.  SW:ESB: 816.

 

 

The really nailed the heart of the movie with this game: boring and shitty, yet inexplicably beloved.

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I love Frogger, but couldn't get anywhere close to scoring a bonus point.  It's probably my imagination, but the middle log seems to speed up when I jump on it.

 

ESB = I think I played the wrong variation, so have to go back and try again.

 

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2 hours ago, Atari_Warlord said:

I love Frogger, but couldn't get anywhere close to scoring a bonus point.  It's probably my imagination, but the middle log seems to speed up when I jump on it.

On the first board with this game variation (which is the third board if you play Game #1) that fast middle log is a definitely a challenge.  It gets even worse if you wrap through all the boards, get to this board again, and have to manage a snake on that log.

 

I had previously posted that this middle log with a snake makes this board the hardest one to complete, but then edited/deleted that comment because I mistakenly stated that the only way to cross that log is with the snake present.  While that is sometimes true, I have gotten to that board other times and was able to cross that log the 50% of the time the snake isn't there.  I expect it has to do with the timing of when you complete the previous board or possibly even the position of the log when you start the game.  I also found that I lost more frogs on the 5th board (or the 7th board if playing Game #1), so this is my new pick for toughest board to complete.  This is the board where the largest number of plows (or whatever those purple things are in the second lane of traffic) moving at top speed while a single green sports car (third lane) is also flying across at top speed.

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Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back
Game: 16 A/
Score: 107
   (I did manage 141..  but the score was cut off and I couldn't replicate that play through)

 

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Frogger
Game: 3 A/
Score: 123 


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7 hours ago, Atari_Warlord said:

I love Frogger, but couldn't get anywhere close to scoring a bonus point.  It's probably my imagination, but the middle log seems to speed up when I jump on it.

 

ESB = I think I played the wrong variation, so have to go back and try again.

 

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If you didn't, I'm gonna throw up, hahaha.

 

And yeah for Frogger, I feel like it's luck when the game wants me to do well, especially when it comes to hitting that far left landing spot.

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