I used to play this when I was around 8 years old, before I graduated to Turbo. (I was intimidated by Pole Position and TX-1.)
The macabre artwork is seared into my brain from when I was 7. If anyone is in New Hampshire, look for this at Weirs Beach (3 miles south of Funspot). I haven't checked in 10 or 20 years.
Those pink & turquoise graphics remind me of a t-shirt I wore once a week in 1986.
I used to play this at a pizza place when I was 9; I didn't really like it, but the other game, Mars, was even less fun.
At Punch Bowl Social, Portland OR. I just barely missed an apple and then chased it and got surrounded by 3 ghosts. I should have tried to show that I got to apple level in the photo, but I had enough trouble getting a selfie with the screen in focus.
I swear that this score is legit (regular speed, 3 lives) because if I had wanted to lie, I would have submitted a picture of a turbo-speed game. :)
(I don't do videos.)
Notice that the bottom right corner droops precipitously (and the bottom left corner is partly out of sight). That makes hiding in the corners tricky.
At Punch Bowl Social, Portland OR. Lemme go get a picture that's in focus.
I added a photo from facebook showing a date from September 2011, in case that helps to convince anyone that this score is mine. Achieved at OMSI Game On 2.0, a science museum exhibit on the history of video games.
I added two photos from facebook that show dates of July 2011. The 65k is from a previous game, when I was still using a TV/game switch.
I want to confirm that this is the Millenium Falcon shaped device. My kid is really good at Red Leader, but I'll have to check my Assault on Hoth score.
At Musee Mechanique on the San Francisco piers. (This place is full of century-old games and player pianos, but the gas pedal on Spy Hunter is sluggish.)
Also coming for you.
At Pizza Schmizza, Beaverton OR.
I can't be too grumpy about missing 200k because I did get a decent diet of bananas and pears.
Thanks! I rarely get past round 12, so this was once-in-a-lifetime.
No worries, I died on my own. But I remember thinking "This guy must love that I'm barking on his video; I'll try to tone it down." Fat chance!
Folks, I can verify first-hand that this score is legit: That's me grunting "AGH!" at 5:14 and 6:07 as I die in Spy Hunter. Some bozo had a tripod set up at the Q*bert next to me. :)
Thanks; I thought that the votes were more about cheating with gameplay than with owning the photo. I had this picture from a couple of years ago; when I make new ones, I'll throw in a DIM.
I'm impressed that you could play this for more than 3 minutes without losing your mind. (For anyone who hasn't played it, here are the basic rules. Touch a fence: you die. Touch a step riser: you die. Touch a chair leg: you die.)
At Portland Retro Gaming Expo, 19oct2014. The game was set for free play, but there is no way to continue or do anything unusual.
Obviously, someone named Tim is a lot better than I am.