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Season 19 Round 15 - Bucky O'Hare

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Last round of Season 19!  Every manual scan I found online was terrible.  I linked one of them below, but it's difficult to read.  The controls, however, are pretty straightforward:  A to jump and B to shoot.  Each character has their own special ability that can be charged by holding B and used by subsequently releasing B.  New characters can be unlocked by completing the various stages.  Switch between characters with the select button.  Unless you exceed the default high score of 50,000 the score disappears quickly after your last life so be sure to take note.

 

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Game Rules:

Complete stages in any order

No Passwords

No Continues

Manual

 

Score Post Deadline: Sunday November 21 at 11:59 PM CST

 

AtariAge High Score:

53,400 by Starcry posted on 4/8/2010

 

Scores as of 11/19:

Razzie.P     296,700
asponge       35,900
jblenkle      15,200
roadrunner     8,700

 

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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Manual

 

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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Just updated the season scoreboard.  Razzie.P has jumped ahead at the last minute with the arcade submissions from last round.  However, it's still a tight race for first.

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On 11/8/2021 at 6:34 PM, asponge said:

Just updated the season scoreboard.  Razzie.P has jumped ahead at the last minute with the arcade submissions from last round.  However, it's still a tight race for first.

I gotta make a fake account so I can log in and cheer me on.

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Bucky O'Hare -- 127,300

 

 

This game feels odd to me, and I'm not sure why.   Haven't been able to beat it yet, but I can finish the 4 initial planets consistently now.

 

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Bucky O'Hare -- 296,700

 

 

Hot damn!  I made it!  It only cost a bit of sanity and a small fortune added to the swear jar.

 

This game is a mixed bag for me.  So many great ideas, that it always seemed to find a way to make me smile and say “oh.. that was neat.”  Heck, it even changes the genre a bit for the final level. It’s like they managed to include every nifty NES trick ever done, as some point.


However… many parts just seemed overly difficult for the wrong reasons.  Harsh collision detection on the 1 hit death parts, and some pretty cruel platforming sections.  


Oh well, glad I can check it off my “to finish” list, and will add it to my “would love to see it revisited in a modern game” list.

 

Oh… there doesn’t seem to be a way to view the score after it’s finished, unless my brain was fried at that point and I was just missing it.
 

 

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This is the last weekend of season 19.  All submissions are due by Sunday night.  I just updated the arcade scoreboard and the season standings so points shown are now current.

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24 minutes ago, bubufubu said:

 

Great score.  Congrats.  👍

Thanks. I got three no crash bonuses and reached scene 14. I was hoping to possibly beat the game and play into second loop for a higher score but it didn't happen. Those last few stages are really hard.

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Managed to beat the green planet without continues; tough game, but not bad. Now for a last ditch effort on the arcade games that I’ve sorely neglected...

 

Bucky O’Hare - 27,200

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Bad Dudes - 28,500

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“I’m so bad.”  You said it, buddy. 

 

Bump ‘n’ Jump - 18,360

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Donkey Kong - 53,000

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Donkey Kong Jr. - 138,800

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Palamedes - 148,6200D4156F0-53D9-4A60-8784-0F4E9F3B40FE.thumb.jpeg.7370dca81d5d8c53b7e92a0b164d016b.jpeg

 

Q*bert - 32,000

Forgot to pause to grab a pic, so I rounded down from what I remembered. 

 

I had a lot of fun this season, especially with Duck Tales and getting the different endings. The arcade games were fun, but I definitely didn’t take advantage of the seven months we had to keep improving. Great job to everyone this season!

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