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5200 HSC Season 14 Round 8 - Gorf

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Welcome to the eighth round of the 14th 5200 HSC season!  Gorf and River Raid tied in the poll, but Gorf won the resulting coin toss. Play using the default setting.  Emulation is fine, as are custom controls. Pics preferred, but not required except for HSC wins and records.

 

The high score was set by zylon with 46,500 points.  Bust it if you can for a bonus point! 

 

The regular game “features” some rather jittery analog controls.  Some like them, others don’t.  As such, please feel free to use kenfused’s hack instead if you prefer more standard controls.  Just let us all know which version you used.

 

The standard ROM can be found here:

 

https://atariage.com/software_page.php?SoftwareLabelID=623

 

And the hack can be found here:

 

 

Round ends Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 @9pm EST

 

Standings:

zylon - (original) - 31,210

Mr. Trust - (original) - 30,590

rubeon - (original) - 28,030

Cafeman - (hack) - 25,790

jblenkle - (hack) - 11,420

roadrunner - (hack) - 10,790

Mangia-Boy - (?) - 10,210

bemis - (hack) - 10,380

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3 hours ago, jblenkle said:

It ends June 2?

My bad... corrected to May 2nd. 

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Posted (edited)

17,670 via OE as a warmup

 

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19 hours ago, DamonicFury said:

My bad... corrected to May 2nd. 

I'd be down, I love this one. ;)

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30,590.  Gorf is an anagram of "frog".  Is that what those pink bad guys are?🤔The places your brain goes when zoning out on a retro game 

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From Wikipedia:

 

Gorf is an arcade game released in 1981 by Midway Mfg., whose name was advertised as an acronym for "Galactic Orbiting Robot Force". 

 

Gorf was originally intended to be a tie-in with Star Trek: The Motion Picture but after reading the film's script, the game designers realized that the concept would not work as a video game; however, the player's ship still resembles the Starship Enterprise. The underlying hardware platform for Gorf allowed arcade operators to easily swap the pattern, CPU and RAM boards with other similar games such as Wizard of Wor, since only the game logic and ROM boards are specific to each game. The name of the game is also Frog spelled backwards; "Frog" was the nickname of designer Jamie Fenton during college.

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Posted (edited)

2nd session- 29,110 

 Nothing but the real stuff used here :)

 

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Posted (edited)

31,210 all 80's here

 

Now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be.

I'm running free, yeah, I'm running free ;),

then cleaning TV, lol

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28,030 (original)

 

This game does such a great job of mixing up the old-school sliders, lots of fun.

 

Once you get used to the janky controls, they actually become a useful and fun part of the game!

 

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I may take another run at it 🙂 

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On 4/27/2021 at 9:17 PM, zylon said:

31,210 all 80's here

 

Now all the boys are after me, and that's the way it's gonna be.

I'm running free, yeah, I'm running free ;),

then cleaning TV, lol

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Alot of dust 

 

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Congratulations to zylon on successfully repelling the Gorfian invaders!

 

Standings:

zylon - (original) - 31,210  +11

Mr. Trust - (original) - 30,590  +10

rubeon - (original) - 28,030  +9

Cafeman - (hack) - 25,790  +8

jblenkle - (hack) - 11,420  +7

roadrunner - (hack) - 10,790  +6

Mangia-Boy - (?) - 10,210  +5

bemis - (hack) - 10,380  +4


Interestingly, however annoying the jittery controls are to get used to, it sure looks like mastering them leads to higher scores!

 

2 hours ago, Bemis said:

The poll for the next round may have closed early.  

It does look that way.  My apologies, but y’know, anyone who wanted to certainly could have cast a vote in the comments.  As is, Wizard of Wor is up next.  

 

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1 hour ago, roadrunner said:



Alot of dust 

 

has since been cleaned, pollen season here

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