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I scored 235k yesterday but decided to not post incremental improvements. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-09-18 10:25:14   Reply
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ARGH, I got an itchy trigger thumb and my initials are D.M. I have never gotten to bonus balloon round 19 before; it resets to act like round 3, no help from Goro needed.
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-09-10 19:17:26   Reply
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Yikes, there are some tough corners to get out of! And the cats didn't steal the Mona Lisa. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-26 10:32:27   Reply
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Nice!
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-25 23:19:58   Reply
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@galaxian77:

Thank you for the final vote, and thanks to everyone who voted earlier!

I just got my Atari 2600 Mappy cartridge in the mail a couple of days ago; watch for that.

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-24 10:55:04   Reply
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Nice!
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-24 10:38:59   Reply
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Yes! I know that NamcoPlayer has already voted on my scores, but I have a Mappy score that needs just ONE more vote, if anyone can help me out!
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-22 19:58:41   Reply
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@BabofetH:

Sorry, I already voted on it. Good luck!

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-14 09:04:46   Reply
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Yes!

I'm still begging for votes on some Dig Dug, Mappy, and Galaxian scores. NamcoPlayer and BaboFetH have already voted on them -- ¡Gracias! -- but if anyone else out there hasn't, please support an old school player. (My Galaxian needs just 1 more vote!)

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-14 09:02:12   Reply
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hOW HAVE i NEVER HEARD OF hOPPING mAPPY?!

(Accidental use of caps lock, but I think it conveys my mood pretty well.)

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-12 14:04:32   Reply
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I love 2600 Moon Patrol! Yes vote.

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-12 13:48:26   Reply
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Great job! I don't know why Jr. Pac-Man is so hard for me; I need to practice more.

You have probably voted on my older scores already, but I have some that still need a few votes.

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-12 13:46:29   Reply
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Fun! I have been voting (yes) on your scores today; please vote on mine if you get a chance. Thanks!

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-12 13:33:47   Reply
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@NamcoPlayer:

Thanks -- They've been languishing for weeks, and I'm afraid that most of the old school players have already voted.

-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-12 13:26:46   Reply
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Nice! I also have a Mappy score waiting on 5 more votes; if anyone could vote on mine, I would appreciate it.
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-12 10:12:22   Reply
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I always stunk at Popeye, so it was fun to watch someone be good at it. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-10 17:38:59   Reply
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@DarrylB: My rig is starting to glitch and die, but I decided to spend $35 on Mappy for the Atari 2600 instead of a new one of these.
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-08-03 00:39:39   Reply
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Yes vote from me! If anyone wants to vote for more old school Namco scores, I have a Dig Dug, Galaxian, and Mappy that need a few more votes. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-28 22:27:06   Reply
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Nice! Please vote my scores as well; I have a Mappy, Dig Dug, and Galaxian waiting for votes. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-27 00:06:00   Reply
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@LouchMDQ: Ok, votes cast... and great job on NES Mappy!
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-25 12:11:28   Reply
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@LouchMDQ: Ok, votes cast... and great job on NES Mappy!
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-25 12:10:40   Reply
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Oof, tough start on round 46. :) It's interesting to see your approach; I spend a lot of time grabbing the items in order to maximize the score multiplier, averaging 11k per round, but your speedy method clearly works.
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-25 12:09:16   Reply
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@BabofetH: Gracias! I am always happy to vote on Atari scores. I have a couple of scores that also need votes. ????
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-25 00:47:22   Reply
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Sorry for the blur; my phone camera sucks. If you prefer video, PLEASE consider skipping instead of voting no. There is no way to cheat on this device, and if you look at the current Mappy rankings for this device and arcade, you'll see that I'm competing against myself. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-24 23:43:15   Reply
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Oops, I got a "no" vote because I neglected to include a photo of the gaming device. (A reminder here in the comments would have been appreciated!) Third photo added.
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-10 10:27:33   Reply
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Upgrading my current high score of 101k. My rig apparently has a bug where it won't retain high scores over 100k (I guess?) because the high score is shown as 92k. I had the same issue with my 101k score, but nearly everyone voted yes on that score. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-10 00:31:09   Reply
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@omargeddon: It's ok, I have the trophy. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-08 16:46:21   Reply
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Argh, I just scored 130k+ (I think I had 70k before losing my first life) and thought I had a shot at beating this.
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-08 16:45:39   Reply
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Wow, I haven't logged on in months. Nice job cracking my trophy!
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-08 01:29:44   Reply
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I suck at Galaxian; it makes me feel like I'm 7 years old again, when I sucked at video games. I usually don't make it past the first level, but today I was in the zone. Unreal.
-- Posted by DIM on 2020-07-08 01:26:26   Reply
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I used to play Totem in like 1981 at Lakeside Pub & Deli in Hillsboro, NH. This was also where I honed my (marginal) skills in Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man (cocktail table).
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-11-24 21:55:42   Reply
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I watched the whole video. Yes vote!
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-11-21 00:09:36   Reply
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@S.BAZ: FYI, New Rally-X has the world record exhortation as well.
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-31 22:58:35   Reply
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Score rollover at 23:40. Yes vote!
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-24 17:49:38   Reply
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@RetroRob: Yeah, it occurred to me that it could be any Namco game that lets you record five high scores and calls each level a "round". Thanks for the reassurance, everyone.
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-22 23:06:11   Reply
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Ugh, my evidence has issues, but hopefully people who don't like my evidence will Skip instead of voting No. The problem is that the high score didn't register on the yellow title screen. You can see the high score of 69,910 in my fourth photo, and that 69,910 is my second-highest score in the second and third photos. I wouldn't make such a big deal out of it except I realized that none of the photos showing 101,160 have any indication what game it is (i.e. Dig Dug). I know that, in theory, the best way to solidify my evidence is to replay the game and get a similarly high score, but this felt like a once-in-a-lifetime score. I have been waiting for years to crack 75k, always falling short, usually dying by level 9. Getting to level 13 is a crazy outlier that might never be repeated. Well, that's my story. I'll see how the voting shakes out. Thanks for reading.
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-21 23:37:43   Reply
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I haven't been paying attention for the past year, but HOLY CRAP WE HAVE MAPPY ON THE 2600! Yes vote from the current Worldwide Mappy champion on two other platforms. :D
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-19 19:06:19   Reply
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I am also a fan of the corrupted digit guide. ????
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-19 18:51:00   Reply
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Looks like you stumbled a bit around 1.99 million. ;)
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-19 18:32:35   Reply
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I am skipping Portland Retro Gaming Expo this weekend, but I decided to dust off the Jakks plug & play. My score improved once I remembered that I had to press the button to blast the ghosts.
-- Posted by DIM on 2019-10-19 17:59:32   Reply
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@KnexPaerdz: I think I just pushed your Sinistar into legit territory. Congrats!
-- Posted by DIM on 2018-11-21 16:14:15   Reply
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I am not good at this game. My kid has been good at it since he was about 6 years old. :(
-- Posted by DIM on 2018-11-21 16:12:09   Reply
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@Bamse: done.
-- Posted by DIM on 2018-11-21 16:10:23   Reply
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Ground Kontrol, Portland OR. What stinks is that the screen was off center, so I couldn't see the spinning discs that were to the right of the bottom row. I had to make a leap of faith a couple of times and hope there was a disc there. :)
-- Posted by DIM on 2018-11-20 09:01:03   Reply
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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