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On 4/15/2022 at 12:05 AM, AtariSphinx said:
On 4/14/2022 at 11:00 PM, jgkspsx said:

. Full disclosure: I have had this game since 1998 and never figured out how to get past the first fence before :D 

First time playing it tonight myself.   The two games I lost all my lives on that first fence.    Interesting jump mechanic.   Finally got passed it but need more practice.

I just tried the game a little for the first time tonight and had a similar experience with the first fence.  Then, the next 2-3 games were spent getting past the river on the second screen.  I expect I'll get used to it and improve with time, but I have to wonder how they came up with the idea of having to push up twice to get a higher jump, yet not use the joystick button for anything other than to start a new game. 

 

As goofy as the control scheme is, I give them credit for the graphics and the sounds.  The Smurf actually looks like a Smurf and the music is in tune.

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First effort, though i really dislike this game

 

Smurfs : 54,200

 

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The rocks in the Colecovision game really irritated me, so I’m happy to see that they’re not here...so far 👀

 

Still on loop 4, but I broke 30k, and I’m pretty happy with that. I think that skill 4 starts you at that loop, so it’s a good place to get some practice. Just when I got a good strategy down for the hawk, the snake now becomes a problem?? Jeez. 

 

I’m finding that the challenge in this game comes from learning (read: dealing with) the controls. If it controlled more like Pitfall for example, it would be a much easier game. So while I’m enjoying playing it, that does say something about the overall quality. Maybe I should look at it as less of a platformer and more of a Smurf Simulator; you know, since they’re notorious for jumping straight up before taking a giant leap forward from a standing position. Happened all the time. 

 

Smurfing Adventures in Double Jumping - 30,900

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1 hour ago, fakecortex said:

Maybe I should look at it as less of a platformer and more of a Smurf Simulator; you know, since they’re notorious for jumping straight up before taking a giant leap forward from a standing position. Happened all the time. 

As the man said, “that’s one small step for a smurf, a giant leap for smurfkind”

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4 hours ago, kermit73 said:

have to wonder how they came up with the idea of having to push up twice to get a higher jump, yet not use the joystick button for anything other than to start a new game.

Maybe if the button was blue they would have used it 😄

 

I totally agree the controls are the challenge and goofy in this game.  I do like the floating/moving  cloud in the bird stage and the diagonal lines on the floor of the last stage.   Nice touches.

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Improvement, maybe I am starting to like this a little more 😏.

 

There are some definite patterns once you exceed 35k, the snakes are my biggest problem, they are more erratic in their movements.

 

Smurfs : 74,900

 

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30,600

 

I remember buying this game after the crash in a bargain bin.  I tried playing it and couldn't get past the first fence and just assumed it was broken and haven't played it again until now.  I probably should have read the instructions back then.

 

 

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oh my...I don't like this game very much. Even after some training on the atari portable (easter vacation) this is all I want to post: 39400

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9 hours ago, Atari_Warlord said:

I remember buying this game after the crash in a bargain bin.  I tried playing it and couldn't get past the first fence and just assumed it was broken and haven't played it again until now.  I probably should have read the instructions back then.

I didn’t get instructions with my copy but the scary thing is that your copy was sitting idle for 14 (?) years before I got mine in 1998, and both have been idle for 24 years since. Hold on, gotta send in my AARP dues…

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Smurfs ( B/B): 52,800

 

Improvement!  I did what any good smurf would do: ask for help from Papa Smurf.   Getting better with the patterns.

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Cracked 100k!

 

Smurfs : 130,500

 

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Smurfs: 23800

 

This was a minimal effort.  I may try to improve today/tomorrow, but am not sure I'll have the time.

 

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