RetroRob

RetroRob

Initials: ROB
Twitter Handle: None
Nation: Germany
State/Province: North Rhine-Westphalia
City: Bocholt
User Points: 1,027,063
User Level:    Black Belt   
User Since: 02-25-2018
Trophies: 1,831
Goals Achieved: 318
Legit: 99.3%
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RetroRob: Star Wars: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600 Novice/B) 36,361 points on 2019-12-11 15:28:43
Star Wars: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600 Novice/B)
Points: 36,361
2019-12-11 15:28:43
Legit: 100%
RetroRob: Star Wars: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600 Novice/B) 36,361 points on 2019-12-11 15:28:43
Star Wars: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600 Novice/B)
Points: 36,361
2019-12-11 15:28:43
Legit: 100%
RetroRob: Star Wars: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600 Novice/B) 36,361 points on 2019-12-11 15:28:43
Star Wars: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600 Novice/B)
Points: 36,361
2019-12-11 15:28:43
Legit: 100%
Star Wars: Death Star Battle (Atari 2600 Novice/B)
Points: 36,361
2019-12-11 15:28:43
Legit: 100%
RetroRob: Super Pinball: Behind The Mask: Jolly Joker (SNES/Super Famicom) 46,374,040 points on 2019-12-10 11:36:30
Super Pinball: Behind The Mask: Jolly Joker (SNES/Super Famicom)
Points: 46,374,040
2019-12-10 11:36:30
Legit: 100%
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Jetzt dürfte ich wieder auf dem aktuellen Stabd sein. Hast ja ne Menge gespielt. 

Bin jetzt auch wieder öfter hier bei dem schlechten Wetter.

LG Sascha

-- Posted by Commodore72 on 2019-10-06 10:35:44   Reply
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@ZilchSr: Also the Sega Genesis console with a flashcard you can play games in these categories: Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear. All can be placed in the Hardware category. Also the Game Boy Advance Console you can play: GBA, GB, GBC.
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2019-07-03 13:47:30   Reply
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@RetroRob:

Excellent! Thank you for that helpful info! I'll be voting yes on all of your scores then. As always, great job!

-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-06-30 08:09:55   Reply
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@ZilchSr:

Thanks for your thoughts! However S.Baz no longer adds requests to the Atari Flashback 3 category other than in exceptional circumstances. The reason being scores getting redundant in all those Atari Flashback categories. According to what I learned the Atari Flashback 1 and 2 are exceptional from the rest but from 3 to 8 (probably also the new FB 9?) it's said to be all the same type of emulation. S.Baz advised me to instead post the scores under Atari 2600 emulated. I guess the same applies to many mini consoles, such as NES, SNES mini and PS1 classic. However I'm not a big expert in the use of emulators so I'm glad that more experienced users advise me on this.

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2019-06-30 07:59:24   Reply
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Hey, bro! You're killin' it lately! I really enjoy seeing Atari 2600 titles being played by more people! Just a heads up ... you have a few submissions played on a Flashback 3, bit you submitted them under "emulator". You may want to consider resubmitting all of them under the correct category. I didnt vote on your scores, but you do run the risk of having a bunch of people vote no because of this, which will drive your overall legit rating down unnecessarily. Maybe S.Baz. or another admin can expedite getting all of your games and variations added quickly (?) Anyone know how to contact an admin?

-- Posted by ZilchSr on 2019-06-30 07:21:47   Reply
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@RetroRob: Thanks for the Info. I saw that games. Looks similar many games.
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2019-03-03 05:47:05   Reply
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@omargeddon:

xD That's one of the low budget games distributed in Germany by a mail order company called Quelle! I think 'Strahlen der Teufelsvögel' is heavily borrowing from  Atlantis! See discussion with S.Baz below for reference to other such titles. Also check here for a comprehensive list of Quelle games: 

http://www.atarimania.com/list_games_atari-2600-vcs-quelle_publisher_28_2_G.html

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2019-03-03 03:06:31   Reply
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Hey dude. I have this Cart http://www.atarimania.com/game-strahlen-der-teufelsvogel_s7174.html Click in Star War
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2019-03-02 21:11:34   Reply
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@Commodore72:

Great! ... Welcome to Highscore!  :-)

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-11-21 12:51:34   Reply
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Hello, I am also here. :)

 

-- Posted by Commodore72 on 2018-11-21 08:53:27   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Hi! I just requested it as I realised it's on there but it asks for points to be entered and not time (hr/min/sec, lowest time wins). In this game expert A is a speed run. ... Maybe this can't be changed. Never mind, not so important. I know how busy you are with loads if requests. Many thanks! :-)
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-08-22 23:59:34   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Many thanks! yes Unfortunately I don't know the gameplay difference between Dschungel Boy and Pitfall as I don't have either of the games. It was just an example of a clone game I knew. B.t.w. I believe it also goes by the name of Tomboy.

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-03-13 10:54:24   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Hi S.Baz, thanks for looking into this!

'Astro Attack/Time Warp' and 'Angriff der Luftflotten/M.A.D' appear to be exactly the same in deed! It is just the same game under a different name and I didn't notice this! Can their respective alternative names be added to the existing titles in order to avoid 'no votes' please?

However the other games are klons of their respective original games. In Germany in the 80ies there was a big warehouse company called Quelle that published loads of these titles. They simply produced games with very similiar gameplay to the respective originals and gave them a different name (e.g. Dschungel Boy/Pitfall, Super-Ferrari/Enduro, Raumroboter/Missile Command). Some of the titles are very close to the original (such as Super-Ferrari/Enduro) others differ more (Raumroboter/Missile Command). Now the main question:

Would they be regarded the same or equal to the originals?
In my view clearly no, as of the differences that are still in place. However more importantly as back then it probably went like: 'Oh, you got Pitfall! Great!' opposed to 'Oh, you got Dschungel Boy! Well, okay then!' wink You see what I mean...

If the before said makes sense, then your question may be:  Is it then worthwhile to put these old hats on highscore.com?
I'd say, it depends! Surely they will not start a worldwide competion as they were probably only avaialble in Europe and even there they were probably not particularly popular! However maybe there is still some value in it for some fellow gamer may dig them out and play them again and also for reasons of curiosity and gaming history. So, maybe, but wouldn't be a problem, if not.

Now finally, I hope I haven't messed up your day by my requests. blush If this becomes to complicated then better skip it! For my part I can say that I found it quite interesting to further look into the history of these games and I can imagine to look up similiar curiosties soon.

I hope this is helpful no matter the outcome!

Best wishes,
Rob

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-03-12 03:51:05   Reply
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@DeadThumbGamer:

Thanks! yeslaugh

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-03-11 09:36:39   Reply
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Welcome to highscore.com. Always good to see new Thumbs at the helm... Have fun, Play Hard, Set or Break some Records - Later Gamer!

-- Posted by DeadThumbGamer on 2018-03-11 08:21:10   Reply
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Welcome to highscore.com

-- Posted by Larquey on 2018-03-04 06:31:30   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973: :-) came up as ????, sorry!
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-02-25 21:46:32   Reply
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@RetroRob: Don't know why there are ????, should be: :-)
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-02-25 21:31:00   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973: Thanks! It's great fun to play those good old classics! ????
-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-02-25 21:29:35   Reply