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Sorry about the rotated photo. Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show, Tacoma, Sunday June 10, 2018.
-- Posted by DIM on 2018-06-10 13:42:14   Reply
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@DIM: (Everything works, by the way!)
-- Posted by DIM on 2016-06-26 13:03:36   Reply
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@S.BAZ: I had a period of blah in my life when I didn't want to do any of the juvenile, fun things I used to do, such as reading Hardy Boys books. But my basement flooded and I had to test my Atari systems...
-- Posted by DIM on 2016-06-26 13:02:40   Reply
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@oyamafamily: Thanks, I hadn't seen the new contest!
-- Posted by DIM on 2016-06-26 12:25:36   Reply
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You can see the silhouette of my unmistakable hair reflected in the tv screen. Things to note about gameplay: 1. The right joystick button fires your secondary weapon; I play barefoot and use my toe. 2. You rarely get the missle when the helicopter is around; you have to dodge a lot of bombs. 3. You don't have to take a side road to the boathouse; the road ends and becomes a river, then the river ends and becomes a road. This is an expensive cartridge, so you may never have played it; if you're ever in Portland (say, for Retro Gaming Expo), hit me up and you can come over to my house and play it.
-- Posted by DIM on 2016-06-26 12:19:43   Reply
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Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Saturday, Oct 17, 2015.
-- Posted by DIM on 2015-10-19 12:40:40   Reply
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Maintaining my 2nd place ranking (at below 10% of the top score), but I was excited because I hardly ever get to the icicles anymore.
-- Posted by DIM on 2015-10-17 16:43:17   Reply
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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.)

-- Posted by DIM on 2015-08-04 01:13:16   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-22 11:35:11   Reply
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Those pink & turquoise graphics remind me of a t-shirt I wore once a week in 1986.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-18 07:49:46   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-17 20:38:44   Reply
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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.)

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-16 15:46:58   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-16 14:22:04   Reply
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At Punch Bowl Social, Portland OR. Lemme go get a picture that's in focus.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-16 14:18:00   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-13 10:44:13   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-13 10:40:13   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-13 08:35:07   Reply
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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.)

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-11-08 09:16:19   Reply
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Also coming for you.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-26 17:18:47   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-26 17:15:32   Reply
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@Fr0st:

Thanks! I rarely get past round 12, so this was once-in-a-lifetime.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-22 15:55:42   Reply
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@glenncase:

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!

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-21 21:25:32   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-21 15:20:41   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-19 16:55:57   Reply
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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.)

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-19 16:50:52   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by DIM on 2014-10-19 16:44:14   Reply