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Season 12 ~ Weeks 3 and 4 ~ Arcade Favorites

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Weeks 3 and 4

Give Thanks to Atari

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

 

Asteroids (Game 14 A/)

Asteroids - Screenshot

 

 

Galaxian (Game 9)

 Galaxian - 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

 

 

Asteroids (Game 14 A/)

Released By:  Atari

Left Difficulty: A

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Game 14 A/  (Shields, Fast, extra life 20k and UFO’s)

 

 

Galaxian (Game 9)

Released By:  Atari

Left Difficulty: B or A (Your Choice)

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Game 9 

 

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 Dec 5, 2021

 

Bonus: NO Bonus

2 Games to play over a Holiday.

 

 

Asteroids Scores (Game 14 A/)

(Shields, Fast, extra life 20k)

(Rollage at 99,000)

 

ROLLAGE - Kermit (+50)

ROLLAGE - Deteacher (+50)

ROLLAGE - MarkGriff (+50)

70980 - DrMooCowz (+47)

67100 - JasonHRB (+46)

54000 - Vocelli (+45)

53680 - OyamaFamily (+44)

52640 - JasonAtari (+43)

48970 - JGKspsx (+42)

47660 - SkippyBCoyote (+41)

46170 - DomBradley (+40)

39820 - Keilbaca (+39)

37970 - AtariSphinx (+38)

37730 - CTelkin (+37)

36050 - McCallister (+36)

34140 - Evandro (+35)

33990 - Diamonds (+34)

33360 - Atari_Warlord (+33)

31010 - Nads (+32)

29160 - Absalon (+31)

28380 - RetroBreakout (+30)

28070 - LordInnit (+29)

26280 - TheActivisionary (+28)

24120 - AGB (+27)

23580 - GBAG (+26)

20810 - Maloff (+25)

18290 - RaymanC (+24)

18040 - Atariwarlord (+23)

17790 - Ed (+22)

16510 - LaurenTyler (+21)

15600 - JacobZu7Zu7 (+20)

14920 - Mchetzel (+19)

13150 - Atarian7 (+18)

12880 - Roadrunner (+17)

11250 - FakeCortex (+16)

11220 - Krytol (+15)

  9680 - CrazyClimber (+14)

  7960 - JBlenkle (+13)

  6450 - RGC (+12)

  2850 - MoisesTuseto (+11)

  

 

 

Galaxian Scores (Game 9)

 

113830 - OyamaFamily (+50)

106380 - Kermit (+49)

  71680 - Diamonds (+48)

  66710 - LordInnit (+47)

  49900 - Nads (+46)

  48920 - Evandro (+45)

  47410 - Atarian7 (+44)

  47300 - DrMooCowz (+43)

  38870 - JasonHRB (+42)

  34800 - AtariSphinx (+41)

  34180 - SkippyBCoyote (+40)

  31270 - MarkGriff (+39)

  29340 - Keilbaca (+38)

  28610 - JGKspsx (+37)

  28150 - GBAG (+36)

  26280 - Vocelli (+35)

  22430 - CTelkin (+34)

  22000 - Ed (+33)

  21740 - Absalon (+32)

  21510 - AGB (+31)

  17950 - RaymanC (+30)

  17910 - JasonAtari (+29)

  18380 - Atariwarlord (+28)

  17170 - McCallister (+27)

  16460 - TheActivisionary (+26)

  16380 - Mchetzel (+25)

  15170 - Maloff (+24)

  14870 - MoisesTuseto (+23)

  14160 - DomBradley (+22)

  13930 - Atari_Warlord (+21)

  11540 - LaurenTyler (+20)

  10910 - Deteacher (+19)

  10270 - RoadRunner (+18)

    9540 - Krytol (+17)

    8280 - JacobZu7Zu7 (+16)

    6600 - FakeCortex (+15)

    5970 - RetroBreakout (+14)

    5590 - RGC (+13)

    5190 - CrazyClimber (+12)

    2170 - JBlenkle (+11)

 

 

Overall Standings

Remember The Top 32 will qualify for the Medal Brackets at the end of the season!!!!

 

107     JGKspsx
107     Kermit
105     MarkGriff
101     Deteacher
99     Nads
95     AtariSphinx
94     OyamaFamily
92     Dr Moocowz
92     SkippyBCoyote
88     CTelkin
88     JasonHRB
87     Absalon
86     JasonAtari
85     Evandro
81     Keilbaca
81     McCallister
78     Atari_Warlord
76     GBAG
72     CrazyClimber
72     RaymanC
71     Vocelli
63     Maloff
61     DomBradley
60     AGB
59     Atarian7
56     GType
51     LaurenTyler
48     Nester
44     FakeCortex
40     Krytol
39     TheActivisionary
38     AtariWarlord
38     MoisesTuseto
37     RGC
36     Diamonds
36     Roadrunner
31     Ed
28     Mchetzel
25     JacobZu7Zu7
16     Jblenkle
13     RetroBreakout
3     Capitain Classic

 

 

Season 12 will have:

~ Red Label Games

~ Gold Medal winner pick from Kermit

~ Silver Medal winner pick from IsaiahAustin

~ Bronze Medal winner pick from DrMooCowz

~ Paper Medal winner pick from McCallister

~ Winter Olympic Games

~ Suggestions and Requests

~ HomeBrew Weeks

~ Chosen Company Games

~ Paddle Weeks

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Since many of us will be traveling and 'out of town' the next couple weeks... Here are 2 of my favorites from the Arcade.

I will not be updating much next week because I will be 'Out of Town' as well.

 

ENJOY.... and be Thankful!

 

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I've had Galaxian since I was a kid, and somehow I never knew there was more than 1 game variation.  Should be interesting.

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Two absolute belters for this week 😀. On the downside, it does mean that there is no prospect at all of me improving my Popeye score. These two will take up any time I get to play this weekend, meaning there is no chance of me going back to Popeye 🤣 

 

And while we're at it, here's a score for Galaxians to start us off. Being the first one to submit a score, I haven't got the first clue whether this is good, bad, or indifferent 

 

 

 

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@Vocelli I would like to propose a Galaxian bonus challenge: Score 3,920 in wave 1 of game 1/b. A perfect wave, where every bug is shot while diving for the max possible score.

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Galaxian: 16300. It’s a lot more fun if you start on level 9!

 

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Asteroids: 14060

 

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I didn’t have either of the cartridges for this round immediately on hand so I drove into town and bought them. This is probably the first and last time I would have been able to do that :)

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Asteroids - 23280

 

Finally a passable game after, like, another hour :(


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This is reminding me, game by reset game, how much better 7800 Asteroids is 😬
 

The collision detection is just really off. Shots that directly hit tinyroids harmlessly pass through, and medium sized asteroids with two pixels of clearance destroy you. I regularly destroy asteroids I should have missed and vice versa. It’s a little sad. Maybe it’s because I’m playing on a 7800?

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Asteroids: Rollage (100,000+)

 

I was hoping to end the game at 99,990, but at 99,950, a saucer appeared and hit the 20 point large asteroid I shot at, causing me to hit a 50 point asteroid instead, rolling the score.

 

@Vocelli, I would recommend setting rollage to 99,000 for this game.

 

My strategy is to clear the right half of the screen first since the game seems to place your ship slightly to the right and it seems like you can blast away asteroids faster to the right than to the left.  If you shoot straight to the right, your shot barely wraps around the screen, but if you shoot straight left, you may miss an asteroid at the edge.  Once the right side is clear, then I aim for whatever is heading my way and try to take down the saucers when they appear. 

 

When the board has only a few asteroids or you're trying to hit a saucer, be patient and don't fire until you have a clear shot.  You can only have two shots on the screen at once, so if you miss with both shots, you have to wait for one of your shots to leave the screen before being able to shoot again.

 

I never use the thrust and always just stay in the middle of the screen.  I don't hunt saucers since I'm not very good at this technique and I found it to be more risky than just blasting away at the asteroids.  I prefer when the saucers appear when the screen is full of asteroids which act as a shield from their fire.

 

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7 hours ago, jgkspsx said:

Asteroids - 23280

 

Finally a passable game after, like, another hour :(


ACF27123-1567-427C-A622-958C3D1EBCF7.thumb.jpeg.0185776f96ae0991fc05fcd87381d31f.jpeg

 

This is reminding me, game by reset game, how much better 7800 Asteroids is 😬
 

The collision detection is just really off. Shots that directly hit tinyroids harmlessly pass through, and medium sized asteroids with two pixels of clearance destroy you. I regularly destroy asteroids I should have missed and vice versa. It’s a little sad. Maybe it’s because I’m playing on a 7800?

It's not the 7800.  The same collision issues happen on the 2600.  I died a few times by taking down my shield a little too soon a few times, even though I should have been clear of the asteroid.  It took me awhile to get used to this timing.

 

I also had sometimes issues getting the fire button to respond.  I'm not sure if it's the game or if my joystick is wearing out.  I guess I'll find out when I start playing another game.

 

I love the old school TV.  It's the same cabinet my family had when I was a kid, although the channel display was different.  Unfortunately, I seldom got to play Atari on the good TV in the living room.  The Atari was on a cheapo TV in the basement.

 

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Alright Galaxian! I've always loved this game, and I'm not too shabby at it either. Asteroids will take some practice but I feel like I got a pretty good score in Galaxian straight out of the gate :)

 

Galaxian (Game 9, B/B Difficulty): 34,180

 

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