Well then the burden is on you. If you think I used someone else's photo or photoshopped the score, then prove it. You won't be able to because the photo is genuine, it was taken by me, and the score was accomplished by me.
What's ironic is your'e over on Atariage posting scores without ANY evidence...
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/252635- ('pot', meet 'kettle')
It's tampering in regards to people voting it down who either aren't familiar with the system or games, or who aren't competitive (i.e. experienced) players voicing their uneducated or biased opinions. It's a flaw of how these peer-review sites work, and it's the same problem now with Twin Galaxies. And considering I've spent more time now debating these issues than playing games, I'm done here.
Btw, I still have to top score on Twin Galaxies for this (and that was from a complete video fo the game). - 1,424,600
So much for your Atariage "theory" (which btw is a site that accepts scores w/o ANY evidence required... except your scores, that is...)
Well that's a flaw with the website, then. Twin Galaxies is like that now (peer review), and it's the same problem - you have people who aren't familiar with the system or games or who aren't competitive (i.e. experienced) players voicing their uneducated or biased opinions. There's no better example than to see the voting results for the few scores of mine that were accepted. Of the 5 games that were, none are currently rated 100%, and that's with complete video being posted of them. And the reasons for the negative votes were either
"I don't trust the submitter due to past actions, reputation, or their legit rating."
"I wanted to see better evidence of the settings of the game, system, or emulator."
Of course there's no way to see who voted, so it could be the same people voting the same way with all my games ("oyamafamily" and "ichigokurosaki1991" AKA "gorfy" would be my top suspects). But when sites like this don't do anything to filter out known cheaters or voting abusers, they quickly lose all credibility IMO. So until that happens, I see no point in contributing any more.
Again, nothing in the rules here about point-pressing not being allowed. Besides, point-pressing has always been accepted on games like coin-op Asteroids, which is why I mentioned it in my first post.
I thought this might have been a fun site to contribute to but, like Twin Galaxies years before, I see too many outspoken, inexperienced people have already soured it. See my comments on my Looping entry.
No ichigokurosaki1991, you weren't. You were being a complete d-bag, not to mention hypocritical. Look at the scores for 2600 Omega Race that are on this site. 3 of the 5 scores (including the top one - VectorGamer) have screenshots w/o any name cards in them. The top user on this site, S. BAZ, has several scores with screenshots w/o any cards in them (2600 Berzerk game 9, 2, 2600 Desert Falcon scores,etc). I don't doubt either of them as they have proven they are both skilled gamers. I used to contribute to Rob Maerz's former website, which is where most of my screenshots came from (and no, I'm not going to reply everything just to stick a card in the picture). I think some of his screenshots here came from there as well.
So IMO it's "all or none" - either the admin makes it mandatory that every screenshot include a card, or not (and it's currently NOT).
Also, the #4 top player on this site, "oyamafamily", has taken to spouting nonsense on some of my submissions, claiming my 2600 Kangaroo score couln't possibly be legit (b/c the top score on Atariage isn't that high?!) and wanting me to include detailed info about my Dark Cavern video. He's been caught cheating on aother site for using save states with emulators (http://atariage.com/forums/topic/205859-you-decidethe-integrity-of-the-hsc/) and I banned from my high score page as a result of it (http://www.2600connection.com/faq/high_scores/high_scores.html) but yet nobody quetions that here.
Lastly, it's clear there's corruption going on with regards to the voting on my scores here. Last week I had some 18 pending scores needing 1 or a few more votes; now they need 30 or 40 more (1 even needs 50). Considering the numbers initially started at 25 for all of them, it's pretty obvious someone is intentionally screwing with them. I've since emailed the admin of this site and requested that my account be removed due to all these issues, and considering I can still log in and post, even that simple request isn't being addressed. So until this site becomes more legit, that's it from me.
Oh, so since there's no scores on Atariage that are that high, my score must be impossible? LOL
How ironic, considering you've been caught cheating on Atariage for using save states with emulators (http://atariage.com/forums/topic/205859-you-decidethe-integrity-of-the-hsc/) and banned from another site as a result of it. I vote NO on your opinion, which you can keep to yourself.
Yep, more voting corruption going on here.
And again this game only needed a few more votes to suddenly needing 40. No corruption here...
So this went from needing 1 more vote to suddenly now needing 46?! LOL Yeah, this site is on the up-and-up. So much for that...
Well that's what happens when people start harassing me over nonsense.
Okay Baz, let's start looping :)
After watching your video, I really don't need to hear you questioning my playing skills as a VCS gamer again.. ever.
And that's enough from you.
You do that :)
"Well, it should be"
Well, it's not. The scores were posted under my account. I'm not going to waste time putting up a video of a game like this that I can play for hours on end.
Show me in the rules for this site that it's mandatory.
Considering you've been caught cheating on aother site for using save states with emulators (http://atariage.com/forums/topic/205859-you-decidethe-integrity-of-the-hsc/) and banned from another site as a result of it, I highly recommend you start using a real console, before giving advice to those who do.
Fine, then don't. I've already posted several videos for other scores. Believe what you want to believe.
It's not required.
Difficulty switches are not used in this game.
17 seconds left.
3 seconds left.
Variations 6 and 8 should both have a track for time remaining.
I sent the complete (camcorder) video of the game to Twin Galaxies years ago (which I no longer have) and I still have the top score there. The photos were taken from the video which is why the quality is so poor. I also wrote most of the info and created the screenshots on this Digital Press page for the game: http://www.digitpress.com/eastereggs/vectrexarmorattack.htm
That's all the "evidence" I have to offer. If that's not enough, oh well. I know I did it :)
Here's a quick game I just played, showing my strategy:
Because I stayed on rack 1, hence the strategy I mentioned :)
I added a video clip of me rolling the score (at 10,000), with a final score of 10,015. The shakey video is due to the unusual framerate the game generates when recording on a VCR.
I've pushed this game pretty far, beyond just 1 score counter roll, and there's some nasty glitches in the game the further you go:
If I play it again, I'll have to use a camcorder since the framerate was so unstable, the VHS recording I made was unwatchable.
Show me, Baz! I'm serious, that 2nd (cavern) screen gets tough.
It is what it is.
I used a unique strategy to get this score, similar to the UFO hunting strategy for coin-op Asteroids.
Heavy use of point-pressing for this one.
There's only a handful of games that were truly different between the 2 systems (Centipede, Dig Dug, Mario Bros, Qix, Space Invaders). The rest have some minor differences between them, but most of the 5200 games were hacked/pirated for use on the computers back in the 1980s, mainly to avoid using the horrible 5200 controllers.
Just checked the manual. The difficulty switches are not used for changing difficulty but rather to switch between NTSC and PAL. See the manual for more info:
Just added a YouTube link to my game for this so you can see my strategy, which is the same strategy mentioned in the manual :)
There's also a rare glitch that sometimes occurs after a game ends, where every time a sub is destroyed, you’ll get the points for it! If this happens and you leave the game on long enough, the score counter will roll. This is probably what Todd used to roll the score counter:
Just checked the manual. The difficulty switches are not used and there's only 1 game variation, so there's no reason to have separate novice and expert tracks for this.
Since Liduario is from Brazil, I'm guessing he used the PAL version. But I just found a page where 2 people (James Randall and "deteacher" both maxed the game out at 9,999, so I gladly withdraw my score:
Took me about 2 hours to get that score. It would take me a good 10 to roll the score, which I'd like to try to do one day. Here's a short clip of a game on my youtube site where I reveal a glitch in the game. My score was just under 200k at that point:
I use the same pattern for every building. There are 6 different buildings. The hardest is the 5th:
I record my games with a VCR, using a real cartridge and a real console with a CRT. Always have. I watermark some of my videos on my YouTube site (https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottithGames). If folks don't want to accept my scores, so be it :)
You have a copy of the 5200 version that was hacked to run on the Atari 8-bit computers.
The 8-bit computer version has a large rocket on the left side of the screen and invaders that don't change. The 5200 version doesn't have the rocket and the invaders change the further into the game you play.
100k might be, but the game is insanely hard by 90k. The subs move so fast that it would take (me) one lucky game to pull it off. I think Todd Rogers' 1+ million record is complete bunk for is one, as there's no way to point-press the game that I know of.
I have a video of the complete game (1,016,015) but the highest score I know of is some 4+ million by Todd Rogers:
It's certainly beatable, just not high on my list of things to do.
It took me a good month of steady playing until I was able to top Todd Rogers' old record. Here's an article I wrote about the game:
Thanks S. Baz, nice to be here :)
I wrote a review for it here:
It's a great port and plays almost identical to the original Atari 400/800 version. The smaller area makes it harder, though.
That's the 5200 version, not the 400/800 version.