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Season 19 Round 6 - Rad Racer

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Game Rules:

Choose either vehicle

Manual

 

Score Post Deadline:  Sunday July 18 at 11:59 PM CDT.

 

AtariAge High Score:

65,525 by Skosh posted on 3/6/2013

 

Scores as of 7/13:

Razzie.P       66,464
mbd39          57,122
bubufubu       41,466
Lauren Tyler   37,184
RuySan         20,454
roadrunner     20,326
fakecortex     17,952
VectorGamer     4,026

 

NES Arcade:

Below are 10 arcade ports we're playing alongside the regular games. You may post a score for any title, during the current regular season round.  Score improvements are always accepted as well.  Points for these games will be awarded at the end of the season.  Each game will be scored like a regular season round, e.g. first place will receive 25 points, second 20 points, etc.  All points earned here will be added to your season total.

 

Click here for the Arcade Scoreboard

 

Bad Dudes                                    Bump 'n' Jump                               BurgerTime

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Manual                                         Manual                                          Manual

 

Donkey Kong                                 Donkey Kong Jr.                            Gyruss

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Manual                                         Manual                                          Manual

Game A                                        Game A

 

Palamedes                                    Popeye                                          Q*bert

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Manual                                         Manual                                          Manual

Start at Level 1                             Game A

 

Shinobi

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Season Standings:

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General HSC Season Rules:

  • To participate, just post a score to the thread. Anyone can join in at any time.
  • A picture or screenshot is encouraged when posting a score but not required.
  • The season is 15 rounds long.
  • Games will be posted on Sundays and run two weeks through Sunday at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Do not exploit game glitches, take advantage of 1-up loops or intentionally die in order to replay a level.
  • If "point pressing" is not specified in the game rules you should be moving forward in an attempt to complete/loop the game and not "camping" for points.
  • No emulator save states, slow-mo, rewind, etc.
  • No cheats, e.g. Konami code, Game Genie, etc.
  • Turbo controllers are allowed.
  • Round points are awarded according to the following chart:
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20454

 

This game is a bit weird. Very smooth, but the handling is strange. The car looses the grip almost instantly, so the only way I could do some progress is to brake in almost every corner. And there's the "up" to turbo, and since it seems it's good to go turbo most of the time, the game essentially has 2 acceleration buttons. Up to acelarate just doesn't work well on a dpad, so I had to fetch the arcade stick. It's alright for a 87 game thoguh.

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45 minutes ago, RuySan said:

20454

 

This game is a bit weird. Very smooth, but the handling is strange. The car looses the grip almost instantly, so the only way I could do some progress is to brake in almost every corner. And there's the "up" to turbo, and since it seems it's good to go turbo most of the time, the game essentially has 2 acceleration buttons. Up to acelarate just doesn't work well on a dpad, so I had to fetch the arcade stick. It's alright for a 87 game thoguh.

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I love this game, but it probably kills my hand more than any other game.

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1 hour ago, RuySan said:

Up to acelarate just doesn't work well on a dpad, so I had to fetch the arcade stick.

Not a bad idea...tried it, but I have to admit I was terrible. Tried my quick shot thumb pad type controller, did even worse. Whatever you do tho, don’t try the power glove. Broke that out last year when we played- pretty much nonfunctional, as is the case with the power glove. You want it to be so rad so bad, but it ends up so bad so bad. 

 

I always thought the game was fun, just so hard. I used to check out the later levels with game genie. It’ll take consistent play to get the hang of these courses. I really dig the second stage. I was pretty close to that checkpoint too. 

 

15,921 - Course 2

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22,804

 

I had heard you could wreck by hitting certain cars while going too fast, but I thought that was in Rad Racer II only.  Turns out I was wrong.  An unexpected crash cost me the race.

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39,575

 

I didn't win the race, but I did flip a Ferrari a few times in the air without getting a single scratch on it.  So that was satisfying. 

 

 

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49,087

 

I don’t think I really appreciated this one enough when I was a kid.  I remember playing it a bit, but it just didn’t seem like anything special.  I’m sure I wasn’t mature enough to understand the concepts of using brakes when the goal was “go fast.”


But yeah, I’m digging it quite a bit now that I’m focused on reaching the end.
 

 

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66,464

 

This was weird… so, I finished the game, but couldn’t get a screenshot because it seems stuck on the ending.   As in, I get the congratulations and the ending cut scene, but no way to see the score.  And here’s the weird part – pressing reset doesn’t restart the game.  It just restarts the ending. 

 

On a positive (to me) note, seeing the ending was so familiar, I think I must have finished this game as a kid.  I didn’t have game genie or anything like that, but I remembered the ending so well once it started, I think I had to have finished it.
 

Fun fact:  I ran out of time and coasted across the finish line.  😁

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Bump N' Jump -- 158,380

 

There's a body in red car in the water on scene 6.  Ignore the suicide note, it was an accident.

 

 

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On 7/17/2021 at 4:26 PM, Razzie.P said:

On a positive (to me) note, seeing the ending was so familiar, I think I must have finished this game as a kid.  I didn’t have game genie or anything like that, but I remembered the ending so well once it started, I think I had to have finished it.
 

Fun fact:  I ran out of time and coasted across the finish line.  😁

There are level select and view credit cheats, so that’s how I must’ve seen them as a kid (along with game genie perhaps). https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/nes/587550-rad-racer/cheats

 

Also, I love when I coast to the finish line 🏁

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Nice to see people playing Bump n Jump. I may have to give it another go.

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Bump N Jump -- 220,460

 

Managed to get past stages 1 and 6 without crashing any cars.  That 50K bonus really pumps up the score!  Hope to spend some time trying to finish this one this week.  You guys mentioned it had an ending, right?  Or does it just go on and repeat?

 

 

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20 hours ago, Razzie.P said:

Bump N Jump -- 220,460

 

Managed to get past stages 1 and 6 without crashing any cars.  That 50K bonus really pumps up the score!  Hope to spend some time trying to finish this one this week.  You guys mentioned it had an ending, right?  Or does it just go on and repeat?

 

 

Yes there is an ending after scene 16 but then it keeps repeating. I don't think difficulty increases either.

 

 

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Let's add 'em up!

 

Points Awarded:

Razzie.P       66,464   +25
mbd39          57,122   +20
bubufubu       41,466   +17
Lauren Tyler   37,184   +14
RuySan         20,454   +12
roadrunner     20,326   +10
fakecortex     17,952    +8
VectorGamer     4,026    +7
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20 minutes ago, asponge said:

Let's add 'em up!

 

Points Awarded:

Razzie.P       66,464   +25
mbd39          57,122   +20
bubufubu       41,466   +17
Lauren Tyler   37,184   +14
RuySan         20,454   +12
roadrunner     20,326   +10
fakecortex     17,952    +8
VectorGamer     4,026    +7

 

Thanks, man.

 

But I have 320k at Bump n Jump not bubufubu. Not that he won't beat me at the game eventually!

 

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11 minutes ago, mbd39 said:

But I have 320k at Bump n Jump not bubufubu. Not that he won't beat me at the game eventually!

 

Thanks for catching that.  I think I assumed you were already at the top of the list and didn't even look at the name next to the score before I updated it.

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