I haven't had much luck with 7800 emulators. MAME is too much of a pain to set up and other emulators don't play all the games.
@oyamafamily, why haven't you submitted any of your scores for this game here? i'm hoping to see more people play this one.
Standard is the default game settings, not sure why it says Normal when it is Standard. I didn't even realize it until you mentioned it. Not sure why we have two spots for default setting unless there's an older or demo version out there but I don't know. All i know is this is my favorite game and one of only about 3 games I'm actually very good at playing.
The same argument could be made for anything. Anyone could set a Raspberry Pi up to look like the original system and submit a score. Anyone can 'cheat."
I have taken the time during game score submissions to explain if it is possible to cheat in ways like changin the settings after the fact, and in games where it is possible to cheat, I have not submitted scores without video, it is just that I am in no place where that will be feasible in the near future, so I have lmited myself to scores where anyone familiar with the game should know that the score is legit.
For this particular game, the game is played from the Atari Flashback Classics Collection on a Vita.
I've been here for three years and have never given anyone reason to doubt my scores. I don't get anything out of it besides the joy of competing against others submitting scores, but it seems some of you take this waaaaay to seriously. But hey, I've never posted an unbeatable score. The only reason I have half the trophies I do is because the really good players rarely submit scores on the games I play.
I don't sit down every day with a camera in hopes to beat a score, I play for fun then out of curiosity I see if I happen to beat a currently submitted score and if so, I submit it. Or, if no one submitted a score, I do just to be first in hopes to get others to play.
I thought it was a great score until I saw some of the scores on the AtariAge high score challenges...
This score isn't that great compared to some others I've seen. Can't imagine why they aren't posted on this site.
The score can go to 9999, but the chances of getting that far is slim. I cleared one canyon and was one away from clearing a second one but I got bad luck at the end.
There aren't many game variations. Game 1 and 3 are limited bombs, six misses and it is game over, only difference between the two is in game 1 the bricks fall if there is an empty space beneath it, while in game 3, the bricks stay in place even if you clear spaces below them. The challenge is still the same, when you have only one or two bricks left.
There is a mode with unlimited bombs but that mode is a race to 1000 points so you can't go beyond that on that mode.
There's also a sea bomber mode (Game 7) but that is notably different and only a race to 1000.
There's only one game category for 2600 Canyon and is broken into A and B difficulty.
My submission is nowhere near the high score, so I think CousinVinnie's score will never be broken, at least by me.
For those with no experience with this game, quarters are 8 minutes long so a full game can take up to an hour considering timeouts and that neat little animation where the backboard shatters and the janitor comes out and grumbles at you.
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One of the big rules here is that some form of identification must be used in the pic to showthat it is indeed your score. Something as simple as a piece of paper with your screen name will suffice
AtariAge will have the 7800 PacMan Collection up for sale again after Al returns from the the Portland gaming expo, so it should be up for sale in a couple of weeks or so.
They're also looking into making these games with new Pokey One chips installed for enhanced sound.
I think some of the troll accounts are still active. All of my scores now have at least 3 No votes, many have 4, that's never been an issue before. Of course, I submitted many of these around the time that one guy made multiple accounts.
Whatever the case, I could do better than this score, I've beaten this game on an actual 2600, so I'm surprised that I had this many no votes on a pretty low score.
Will be a while before I can challenge these scores, I just sent off my 7800 for an AV mod and ordered a POKEY version from AtariAge. Will be a while before I get both in.
Well it is a very early attempt, and I'm not even sure that you can pick sides. What is that even if you already shut out the opponnt in the top of the 9th, you can till bat in the bottom of the 9th.
Looks like there are three troll accounts still active
The touch screen is more accurate than an XE light gun would be LOL
I have the high score for the emulated version of the arcade game... for now.
This submission is from the obscure Atari Classics Collection for the Vita. Since I couldn't order the Limited Run Games physical copy, and I'm willing to pay the scalper rates, i paid $20 for the download. It offers all 150 games the PS4 volumes offered for a third of the price.
I never realized it was an arcade port until I started doing emulation and stumbled across it.
Sorry, Mark, it might take you a while to crack this trophy.
*Ahem* As I was stating before I realized I posted this under the wrong category, video evidence is not needed because if you change settings your score disappears.
I will have to pay more attention in the future when I post scores from my phone.
My bad, I'll repost it under the right settings. That's why I hate submitting scores by phone.
Welcome to Highscore.com. I see you've also been visited by our resident troll. We have one troll, sometimes two, that love to downvote everyone en masse. It happens to all of us.
As a general rule, many regular, non-troll players here will simply request you post your name somewhere on your submissions. Since you posted screenshots, you can just go in and add your name to the picture file. Not sure what Mac offers, I'm a PC man.
You should check it out, it is an amazing game
Using the Prolines is punishment enough. Great score, BTW
Hey Mark, real men Highscore gamers play their 7800s sideways, you know :D
In regards to the person who voted no saying "video desired", this game does not have difficulty settings.
It is also worth noting that if you continue from the board you left off rather than starting the entire level over, the game stops keeping score. You're essentially trading your score for unlimited continues.
We have a resident troll who likes to downvote everyone for some reason. Sometimes two.
I have all those. At this point, I'm only missing Tank Command as well as some obscure 7800 homebrews. I've seen a number of Pac Man hacks pop up on eBay but I'm not fond of hacks, I think there's Santa Simon, something called Traveller though I'm unsure if it is a game, and a couple of Demo carts.
I never even heard of this one. Guess there's nowhere I could get this on an actual 7800 cart.
Looks like I'm going to have to reclaim my trophy for this one...
Unfortunately due to budget limitations, I've placed my focus on 7800 stuff. I even sold off most of my 2600 stuff now. I never owned a SMS, maybe someday.
At this point, I'm only missing Tank Command from the original run (hard to shell out $300-$500 for a CIB when they pop up on eBay) and a few obscure homebrews not on the Atari Age store shelves, and Pit Fighter/ Rampart Demos and ET Book offered by Good Deal Games.
Holy crap that was amazing
Thanks. I tried beating that 151k score but NESMike beat me to it.
I have every 7800 offering... except Serpentine but only because Al hasn't sent it to me yet.
Have you seen this game? Should be coming very soon:http://www.penguinet.net/Games/Rikki_Vikki/Purchase/index.php
This game is pretty hard. I thought my score would never be broken. You might keep this score a very long time
I had one but I hated it and donated it to a thrift store
Well, that Ms Pac Man trophy does look nicer in my virtual trophy case LOL
I might have a lot of trouble with this score, though.
I'll have to get this one so I can try to beat this score. That's pretty impressive.
I will have to look but I believe it does multiply score when making a tetris
I didn't realize you were overseas. Yeah, shipping is quite high. Walmarts here are starting to clear them out, if I catch some here on clearance, I could buy them and ship them to those who want them without the markup price. I'll keep on the lookout.
I bought this one on clearance for $4 yesterday
If you live near a Walmart, then you should find them in the toy section, usually near where they have the Funco Pops for some strange reason, yet they put the Data East Mini Arcade and the Tiny Arcade in the electronics sections. Odd.
Where's Slippy the Toad?
I feel the same way
I've wiped out all my voting backlog
@DarrylB, The movement of the game is choppier, and the ship is noticably larger, and my joystick doesn't feel respnsive but it certainly plays like the arcade as much as the mini game could be
I bet ol' JES though I forgot about him. This score should've been higher.
Made it to the 4th maze this time, apparently power pellets run out on the 4th board of Maze 3 and never return. At this point, the only way to get a good score is hope you get Banana boards each level.
@sbaz sorry, play it again and knock off whoever is now 10th
Glad yoiu finally posted this here, big yes from me.
Not yet, I just have a business trip pending, Ill be back in October to reclaim my trophy.
Probably because our resident trolls got to him first. I can't see any problems here, I'm voting yes
I love Realsports Football, personally. I mean, it is simplistic and all but for the time it was a decent game
OK, if it doesn't pass no harm no foul, but I beat this game way back in 2014, long before I heard of this website, and thus did not take a pic of the system. The scoring is generous as you aparently get 9,900,000 points just for beating the game. Of course, I still have the game, and could beat it again, just not today. It has been a long time since I played this game.
Whoever posted this is the wrong category, you must be confused, if you are thinking of the Walmart Exclusive full color version, it is under Arcade Classics 4: Q*Bert. This is not the full color version. I have a score for that one as well.
Whoever posted they need to watch a video needs to seriously reconsider that request. You don't want to know where I'm generally at when I play this game.
(This place doesn't have a poop smiley, but I think you get the idea where I play this game)
Ha! Well, enjoy it while it lasts, JES
This stick is very responsive, controls are solid, but it is harder to trick coily into jumping to his death and the wrong ways are hard to dodge
BOOM Chetiry for Mike
So close yet so far away... LOL
Such a pain to take a pic of these things
Glad to know some folks love the 7800. The 7800 was my fiest home system so it has a special place in my heart.
This game, Dungeon Stalker, and Dig Dug are my best games. I'm working on the most complete 7800 collectuion possible, but Tank Command continues to elude me. Only missing some obscure homebrews at this point like Santa Simon or Traveller or the dozens of Pac Man hacks I see on eBay.
This is a better port than the NES version.
And don't worry, I'm not being serious, I'm glad to see some other folks adding scores to the 7800 category. It's been mostly me and CousinVinny for a while but he's got the edge over me in a few games
This reminds me I need to play this game some more, can't have you breaking all my trophies ansd stuff LOL
Impressive score, took me a while to beat the last score so I might not top this one.
Almost got me... almost.
This site has a troll or two that votes no on everything due to being slighted somehow. I've been coming to this site for the better part of 2 years and they were here before me so whoever it is, he or she is persistent.
You can get the ROM from here.
THIS game, however, wasn't Atariage, this one was part of a kickstarter campaign. There are only about 100 or so copies of this game floating around.
I think many of the homebrews can be bought for PAL too. Try going to atariage.com
It was probably just the usual troll.
Yes, many homebrews are at least as good as original run games, in some cases, even better.
No I haven't yet. Would be nice if they brought it back.
I actually like the LCD games more than the NES rom versions
You mean the intermissions?
Yes, they're in the game.
Even in video games, Rodney Dangerfield gets no respect.
No hairpin turns on this game, for sure. In later stages, Sue becomes quite aggressive, too.
To be honest, I suck at this game, I just wanted to beat the game, which I did, at the cost of my character's soul. Heh.
Oh, it can be beaten, but I'm curious as to what happens when the time expires. I haven't played it since I posted this score.
Ah I see the trolls are out in droves today.
These Tiny Arcades are interesting, however, some of the arcade sounds are Pac Man not Ms Pac Man!
Also, it is either the banana board or just after the first banana board the energizers stop working.
There is no pause button but thankfully the high score stays up so long as you keep the game on, you'll just have to start a new game to see the score
Is that Rodney Dangerfield in the video thumbnail?
Looks like there are two trolls here, or someone with a double account.
Oh, score flips at 2:59
Been waiting a year to post this. At any rate, I ws talking on the phone with someone while playing Pac Man, was a real long convo as I can talk someone's ears off, when I noticed I was about to flip the score. However, it was set to game 5, so there was no score for that setting so I put in a request for that last March, and thankfully I remembered to upload the video. My computer crashed first of the year and lost high scores for other games but thankfully not this, because I don't have the patience needed to flip the score on this game again. This is the wonderful Taiwan Cooper cart working on my regular 7800. I like the short cart.
I had this one as a kid, beat the game back then. I don't think I had too many more. I believe I hate Double Dragon 3 at one time. I wanted Mega Man 3, never got one.
I had the talking Snakes Revenge one, Konami's "C" (Contra), and some of the regulars like baseball and football. I think that's about it aside from Ironsword.
Oh, and Simon's Quest, it actually was not too bad all things considered.
Played at the Web Archive website, which does some emulation now. I hope they put up the Acclaim handhelds on emulation someday, the Ironsword handheld was a fave of mine.
My take on this debate is it is like watching football. The NCAA, the NFL, and the CFL have different rules and regulations. A good football player can succeed at any of them but there are differences. This site has guidelines, in that scores are generally accepted with a pic of the score, a pic of the device and the nametag, and for particularly high scores, videos may be preferred over still shots. I have no idea how Twin Galaxies works but I've been here long enough to know how this site works. What I do find offputting is that you threatened to vote no on the scores of other people simply because your score submission to this site does not follow the guidelines expected of us. That is petty and hurts your cause.
Your family arrived safely without any clothes?
Now THAT'S a TV!
For the one guy who voted "photo insufficient," if you try to change the settings on Donkey Kong PK, the high score disappears. The game temporarily saves your high score for each setting until you turn off your device.
I don't think it is the troll that votes no to everyone, but since this person gave photo insufficient, I felt this explanation was necessary.
OK, for the one guy who says "photo insufficient," if you try to change the settings on Donkey Kong PK, the high score disappears. The game temporarily saves your high score for each chosen setting until you turn off your device. That is why I only used a photo for this game.
Yes, it looks and sounds great. Regular 7800 Donkey Kong wasn't that bad, but this version is obviously far superior.
Looks like the Shiitake hit the fan
I could beat this game, I just didn't do it this time, just enough to beat the old score. It might actually be easier for me to use my Tac 2 for pulling off the elbows.
On a Harmony Cart. I certainly can't afford the original cart.
On a Harmony Cart & Sears Video Arcade 2. It is easier to master the elbow on a Genesis Pad than an arcade stick
You sure you aren't EGGaggerating?
I just wanted to get that first trophy LOL
Should be noted that scores do not erase on this game when you switch modes, so photos should not be sufficient for Super Cobra 7800 submissions beyond Easy mode
The score doesn't change if you switch options so pics alone should not be enough. You can see my score from Normal Mode play before I started Hard Mode here.
I missed hitting the record button before the beating rthe Present stage. It goes back to apples but it is stage 18.
This score isn't aMAIZEing, but it is first.
Maybe we can get this site to hold a "fastest time to 99 points" contest.
Maybe we need a contest to see who can reach 99-0 the fastest.
I reposted with nthe correct score. Thanks for pointing out the typo
Someone pointed out I typoed my other score, so I removed the other score
They need both.
One you figure out the game physics, it is fairly easy to run up the score on the computer
Imagine how much higher the score could've been had I been able to rol the score or if they at least let it count to 200.
It should be noted that the difficulties in this game are dictated by the diffuculty switches. Left difficulty dictates the speed of your players while right difficulty dictates speed of your opponent. Mine are both on novice difficulty, meaning players on both sides move fast. If I made the computer slower, I could have run up the score even faster.
I used to play this game all the time as a kid so I remember all the tricks to beating the computer.
Yes it is. There is a hack out there that makes the game faster
My ears are even more offended than my eyes
I couldn't see a difference either. But many Atari games considers either more enemies and/or faster speed "higherr difficulty."
I just turned my 7800 off after getting 555,555 on the actual system but I had wondered if the score rolled ovber at 1 million but I see it does not. How long would it take to get 10 Million?
I think whoever requested the entry for this game didn't realize there is actually four modes for this game, not just two. I went back and looked and at least one other entry also submitted a Normal Mode submission. If you're playing on emulator that means you might not have read the manual so it is understandable why this site did not catch that. Myscore submission was also on Normal mode. Whatever the case, I'll have to pull out the FB Portable and get my high score back. Perhaps I'll put in a request to expand the modes for this game an hopefully that'll clear up confusion over this game.
Yes it is confusing but other submissions here has it in normal mode. I don't think the difficulty switches make a difference on this game and I quite frankly didn't notice the first time I played it either. I generally play default mode so usually it is "novice" mode on most games. Maybe someone who has been here longrer can clear up the confusion?
It isn't really that bad, it won't blow you away but it is okay.
It is pretty much you move your character up and down and dodge enemies of various speeds. It is similar to Freeway except you'll hear Battle Hymn of the Republic while playing.
It is a Zellers game, and for some reason the game art has the freaking Ghostbusters on it.
Doesn't look like Ghostbusters...
Enemy count is lower, that's about it. Only thing that ever gets me is those stupid shield-looking bomb trap things, there's one gate where they are everywhere and I always lose a life or two there.
I like this game. Music's real catchy too.
With Beef Drop, if you try to move the difficulty, the high score disappears, so you can't cheat the game, so photo is sufficient.
It should be noted that difficulty isn't determined by the difficulty switch. It has 4 difficulties -- Child, Novice, Normal, and Expert, so whatever mode you played is shown after you lose all your lives. Normal is the default mode. By the way, the music in this game and the sound of walking up the stairs makes me think a lot of Dragon Quest.
Novice is the lowest setting so there's no point in making a video this time.
You'll hve to pause about 7 seconds in to see the setup. Sorry, had a hard time balancing the phone on the gut. I usually use my other phonr for videos but it is recharging.
Can't let Vinny have all the Ballblazer trophies LOL
Yes it is. Was still fun, though, even with the iferior controls.
Reckon I'll have to dust this game off and edge your score out by 300 LOL
You'll have to resubmit this under Pac-Man 4k (or 8k)
"Novice" mode my butt. This game kicks into high gear in 3 rounds.
I use the same strategy but this one stinking Abobo catches me more often than the others for some reason.
This is a fun game
That damned Abobo killed me all 4 times (extra life included)
I already deleted the evidence from my phone. No biggie though, I will post another score soon.
I should have double checked the post, I thought I posted the one with the score on it, oh well, I'll post a new one later.
It wasn't even a high score, ither, I just wanted that "first" trophy.
Genesis does what Nintendon't. At least, not without someone doing some rewiring, but yes, Genesis controllers all work great, as long as you turn off ny turbo fire functions because it screws up games.
Sorry about the other score, I don't know what happened to the novice score, but i'll just have to go back and do another posting for that one. By the way, it seems the troll is here.
The number of enemies is far higher on expert mode.
I always get close but never actually win. The most I ever killed was 29.
I never knew this was an arcade game. I'll have to look for it now
Wow this is still the only 5200 game I own a trophy for. I am neglecting the poor thing, I need to fire that puppy up.
Yes they are. I was hoping they would have improved on it by now but some games sound great while some sound like total garbage (Ghould n Ghosts especially). Many games do not work, especially anything with a save function, except the sames pre-installed that have save like Phantasy Star 2 & 3.
However, a lot of games do work on it and some do sound right. The gameplay isn't impacted, I beat Ghouls n Ghosts on this device a year or so ago.
There's always room for some 7800 trophy breaking. Too bad Astro Fighter isn't in my collection. Yet...
I figured you'd finally get around to beating this one. Looks like I'll have to revisit this one.
But it is easy to rack up a big score. I finally made it to round 2, and quickly lost.
Anything with dark blue meeting black or red meeting looks bad on my TV, but this one comes out okay on mine. Maybe it works better on some 7800s than others? I have lots of electronics together and sometimes it causes interference but I can't pinpoint the issue. I've had issues where a game looks bad on one system (certain homebrews for the 2600) then play great on the 7800.
I like the game, personally. It is a PacMan clone (of course) but there are a few things that separate it from the others--
1. You only get one life
2. The dots move, and the less on the fireld, the faster they move
3. The mazes in games 3 and 4 change their shape, which adds to the challenge.
It was originally an Odyssey2 game so it is amazing to see this game replicated nicely on a 7800
You'll get it eventually. I haven't gotten this close to the score I posted ever again. My average game is closer to 2000-3500. I probably lucked out and didn't have any robots spawn close to me on that round, that's usually what gets me. It is almost like the game is thinking, "That player's doing too good, i'll fix him."
I think it is INTV's version of it, if not, it is extremely close. The basic gameplay is definitely there.
Damn, Coily's on speed halfway through the third stage. I just managed to get into a rhythym up until Stage 6.
Underrated game, no one else seems to play this game.
It is just easier to get both the system and the game screen in one shot holding the camera portrait style.
This version is horrendous.
This version seems harder than the Atari versions. It is harder to fend off multiple enemies, at the least.
Someone voted "no" for "other" reasons, I'm not sure wht that means but using flash carts on actual systems has obviously been deemed legit for score submission purposes by this site long ago.
It is probably out smashing all my 7800 trophies.
I didn't catch it at first, your high score shows up on the select screen
I like this game. Decent score for my first time playing.
Nice Arkanoid type game
I have some eclectic stuff laying around. I have a Trilobite fossil that's odd-shaped, I got it from KY a few years back and it is pretty unique. Have some other fossils too. But I don't have a Snake Man figure, which would go great with my avatar here.
I finally made it past the second board. Damn this game is hard!
Boom! 4Tris for me!
I see my phone is back to the old sidewinder posting again. Android sucks.
I love Burgertime, so Super Chef BT is a must-play. Funny, buying an LTO Flash and the ROM for Super Chef BT is cheaper than a standalone Super Chef BT cart. That LTO Flash Cart is awesome :)
That didn't take long. LOL
Just wanted to be first with a score for this setting.
Just waned to be 1st for Maze #4.
Middle part (Goblin base) turns but this maze is still far easier than Maze 3 was.
Just wanted to be 1st for Maze #3.
The middle part turns but the rest of the maze stays largely the same. This was the hardest maze, and plenty of cheap deaths waiting on that damned middle corridor to turn awaits.
The maze layout is proof this is Maze 2. I just wanted to get the 1st trophy.
I don't have a title belt or a Beluga but for the moment I have the high score
Score is really, REALLY hard to see vbut it is there if you look closely. I should've just used the red tank, it is easier to see the red tank score.
The score will not change of you select higher settings after finishing a game so video should be desired for higher difficulty setting score submissions.
Since this is easy setting, no video should be desired, but for normal or hard settings, video should be used because the score does not change if you change the settings.
Someone eat my score already? Well shoot, looks like I'll have to warm the INTV up LOL
Great score, BTW. The INTV version of this game goes from sleepwalking easy to insane difficult about 50k, at least it seemed that way when I played it.
I don't know if it is a glitch or intentional but the high score doesn't disappear when I start a new game. I turned off the 7800 and back on to reset the score to zero. I think if anyone ever submits a really high score video proof should be submitted for this game.
I really enjoy this game. Those snowflakes get tricky in later stages, though.
First time playing.
Also, there should be an entry for lowest wattage meter score. Some machines run up the power more, particularly the saws, presses, and computers. So mine would be 2676.
There IS one way to die in this game... skate off the roof.
Once you go Edladdin, you'll never go prostick. It is well worth the money.
Uh oh, looks like I'm going to have to step up my game.
Wal-Mart in SW Ohio
Sorry I couldn't get a pic of the enttire arcade, it is extremely dark in there and lots of brats running wild in the place.
It was nice to play an arcade version of this game, though the colors were off and the joystick felt unresponsive when going up and left. (The gameplay was still solid, the machine is probably ready to go to arcade heaven.) The game certainly seems harder than the 7800 version I'm used to playing.
Well I just picked this one up on a trade, but I have the FB5 with added paddle controller. I just thought I'd give it a test drive.
Guess it isn't a holy cow.
Nice, another Dungeon Stalker player. This game deserves more love. Great score.
Those last two votes always take a while, so yes, enjoy it while it lasts, MWAHAHAH! LOL
The troll(s) really loved our scores this time around, eh?
I think our troll buddy created multiple accounts, I got slammed with negative votes about 3pm Eastern time.
I don't get too bent out of shape over it, personally, but I know others do and are trying to sniff out the troll, so I thought I'd report my findings.
I just tried a round of millipede. Wow, they even managed to screw that one up! This thing is a joke.
It is crazy. The Flashback 1 is definitely flawed. Adventure was really screwed up and that burns me up.
Well now I know.
The controllers aren't too bad, though, all things onsidered.
The Flashback 1 version may look like the 7800 game but certainly doesn't play like it.
Holy crap the Flashback 1 version of Desert Falcon is horrible!
And now a third troll? Or maybe the same one using multiple accounts?
Two trolls hit this one, one with the usual "don't trust sumitter due to reutation" and a second with "Can't see the score" (LOL on that onne.) Did Mr. Troll find a friend?
It seems Mr. Troll is active already, 3:15pm Eastern time.
I didn't bother with video with this one since easy mode is the easiest mode. The diffivulty ramps up in a hurry on this one, by hole 7 I thought I was in Kamikae mode.
I just wanted to be the first to submit a score. I haven't invested much time into this game, it kicks my butt every time. I managed to get further in Kamikaze than in Hard mode.
Oh, and I've never gotten this far before. I don't think I've ever gotten to the level where you face two fortresses in a row in my life.
I have a full SD card on my phone so I didn't start recording until I already surpassed the current record. Also, I wasn't prepared for filming so I just put the phone on my stomach while I played.
I figured recording video was necessary since Xevious lacks a high score screen and you thus can't see the settings when you see the score.
Didn't really try here, just wanted to get a first trophy for this mode.
I never drink, I'm straight edge. But it seems my smartphone is in need of an intervention.
I just got lucky somewhat. On all the Atari Dig Dug games, I've learned that if I push the button towards the enemy as I push the fire button, let go of the joystick then push towards the enemy again while hitting the fire button again, I can inflate the enemies faster than if I just hold the direction button while continuously pressing the fire button. Of course, this is harder to pull off on these Atari 5200 controllers since they aren't self centering. But when it does work, I'm able to kill up to 3 enemies coming at a tunnel towards me. This game is good, the only problem with it that makes it inferior to the other version is that you can't drop rocks on the monsters as they're passing through the ground. That fact killed me early in the game. I was down to my last life at 30k, thus, I'm really fortunate to have gotten into a groove.
Looks like Mr. Troll has been active in the hour since I posted this score.
My strategies for playing Dig Dug work almost as well on the Atari 5200. This is a very impressive port.
I'm just happy to have gotten a copy. I asked CollectorVision if they had any copies yet despite their website stating it was discontinued and they said they did. Beats buying it for $200 on feeBay.
I just noticed that I also received the same negative vot due to reputation as well. However, thy aren't stopping my scores being voted legit so they're wasting time.
Most of you that have been here a while are tight knit, so here's an idea, maybe when some folks who come and regularly post proven scores, they can reach a level where you would need a higher number of bad votes to have a score rejected. Just a though.
I've been here a year, and quite frankly, when I see some folks who've been here when I first arrived and are regular, trusted posters, I do get lazy and just auto-vote yes.
Seems to me most of the fake score problems revolve around phone games or that Google Image Breakout game
I wouldn't sweat the one or two trolls here. At any rate, there's no way to game this system as far as I can tell, so there's no reason to vote no on submissions for this game. . It seems to me they made their own version of the game, or if it is emulated, it is a version I've never played before.
Well, at least if you buy them together, it is free shipping. The price of shippin would be great if someone bought them and shipped them for you.
PS: If you want one then don't hesitate, people are buying them up and reselling them for twice as much on eBay.
If you're lucky, your local Walmart still has them for $20. If so, they'll be in the Toy section where those square headed collectibles and puzzles are.
It is REALLY hard to take a good pic of such a tiny screen.
This game jumps in difficulty real quickly. It seems once you hit 35k, centipede drinks some Red Bull. I was lucky enough to have a funnel to kill the Centipedes before hitting 35k. If someone beats this score, I'd never be able to do it again.
If anyone in America wants these, better get one when you find one. eBayers are buying up yje last of them and selling them for twice as much. i found a Qbert one today but not a Centipede.
There's only one way to master this game. Master the elbow. If you get quick enough and work on the timing, you can move up and hit them with an elbow just as they are getting up. Funny enough, Abobos get up the quickest and Linda the slowest.
32TH place? How does one pronounce that?
All things considered, this isn't THAT bad of a game.
Yes my score sucks but it was great to finally figure out this game. Maybe someday I'll try for a higher score.
But at least I didn't post a pic of a cat using the litter box or something.
Yes but where will non-FB get their hands on this game?
I've caught up on voting.
This game is terrible!
This was my first time playing, and without reading the manual before playing, I had no clue what I was doing. I probably would've scored higher but got a cheap death on my second fighter.
I don't see anywhere in the manual that says there is a difference in difficulty, but I pretty much keep my Atari set to novice/ lower difficulty by default.
At any rate, this is a pretty cool game. I'm shocked it hasn't gotten more love here.
Not bad for my first time playing.
So apparently Android phones take the same sideways pics as Windows phones.
In regards to Desert Falcon, you kill the Sphinx by getting a direct hit on the face. I think it only takes one hit but if you aren't quick and lined up just right and do it before it starts spitting enemies or bullets, then it is difficult. There is a Heiroglyph combo to kill the Sphinx but I misplaced my notes,, and I'm not sure if the Hlyph combos are the same on other versions, I've always played the 7800 version.
Your video is "unavailable."
Thanks. When I run emulation I always use default settings. To be honest, I don't know how to manipulate settings anyways.
Also, this was actually my first time playing this game ever.
Do the flamethrowers actually do anything, though?
I should've invested in one sooner. It was certainly worth the money. And Red and Green are my favorite colors.
This version takes a lot of getting used to.
What a difference a controller makes. With a regular joystick, I can't even pass stage 3.
Mouse Trap is actually way harder to play on those discs. It is hard to stop the mouse when it needs to turn down a different path, so I learned to just tap the disc (the "mouse pad"?) to make it move one space.
This version has red, white, and blue doors and 1,2,3 control the doors in the order I mentioned the colors, which I thought was interesting. Would you believe this is actually my first time playing?
This one is A/V modded, of course. I'll probably use this for many of my high score submissions in the future because you can see the difficulty switches. I like the look of it.
It is pretty much a hack of Venture but it does capture thhe essence of Wolfenstein. There is even a secret ninth level and if you can beat it, i'm sure you could crack even this high score.
AtariAge sells copies for $20 plus shipping under "2600 hacks"
Controllers do make a difference. I just ordered an Edladdin controller so hopefully I'll have it soon.
I did flip the score on Pac-Man but the game setting was 5, not 6, so I'm waiting for the powers that be here to add that category so I can post it. I wasn't expecting to flip the score but I was talking on the phone with someone and just kind of gotten into a groove. I figured out a pattern for the fast moving Pac Man.
Maybe soon I can develop a pattern for slow moving pacman since the ghosts eventually outrun Pac-Man.
Wow, there's one trophy that won't be cracked any time soon.
This is my busy time of the year. Nebraska, DC, Florida, everywhre but home.
This has become one of my favorite homebrew games.
I believe that's the general consensus for this game.
The game doesn't suck, it is just hard. ET's energy drains fast, and even after you collected the parts of the phone to "phone home," your pickup can be interrupted by the FBI agent or scientist.
Your video disappeared just like DB Cooper did.
Damn, I had finally developed a pattern and was in a groove but got distrcted by a text message. Oh well, I finally broke 100k.
I have the standard Genesis pad and a Quickshot Genesis controller, a TAC, a Euro Pad, and of course, a variety of run of the mill Atari controllers. But I tend to use the Quickshot for game playing because I'm a lefty and most classic controllers gave us lefties the shaft.
Just go out and get a Genesis controller. Genesis does what Nintendon't, and with this game, you don't even need the Genesis-to-7800 adapter.
You beat me by a "nose" BTW. Heh.
Well I've been playing a lot of PS4 games lately, ones that lack scores, like Uncharted 4, Doom, Dragon Quest, etc.
I'm so close to completing my 7800 collection, missing just Ninja Golf and Tank Command as far as first generation NTSC games go. I'm also waiting on AtariAge to release those new 7800 games they've been tempting me with. I just got some new homebrews and waiting on whoever is in charge here to add new gams to the high score list (I have a copy of Conjoined for the 2600 so I can hopefully be the first to post a score, LOL).
I pop in every couple of weeks when I'm not busy and catch up on voting. I've just been really busy lately.
Thanks. I just haven't been breaking too many scores lately. I've been working on beating games for my more modern systems plus I recently acquired a working 5200 so I might be posting a few scores from that soon.
No way will I devote 8+ hours to beat the high score. I'm fortunate I can get ET home once.
I got it for maybe $15 on eBay.
Should be noted game 1 is the default mode. Both difficulty switches to novice.
Finally escaped from Castle Wolfenstein! I haven't found the secret level yet, though. Maybe next time.
Was testing out this modded 2600. Whoever modded it didn't do the greatest job, the sound buzzes and the video doesn't really seem like much of an improvement.
Wow I've never even heard of an Oric-1.
I do come in and vote every couple of weeks or so, so yes, I'll get around to it when I arrive.
It took a lot to finally get to get this sucker to work. First, I had to get a ono-to-stereo headphone jack so it would connect to a modern device. I only had a 7800 so I acquired a 2600 Jr, but the screen looked really fuzzy, so I got a regular 2600 (I traded some PS3 and Wii games in plus some cash for a "promotional use only" 2600). I had some of the actual cassettes, but no cassette player, so i went online and I found "Stella Gets a New Brain," but the mp3s wouldn't work, so I used an online mp3 to WAV converted and it allowed me to change stereo to mono sound, and now it plays great. What a pain the the you-know-what. At any rate, i'll be posting some Starpath scores. This was my first crack at this game.
Don't worry, I will.
I have no idea what you are even asking. I don't know that much about the system.
Just wanted to show off the sweet deal I got. Working Intellivision with over a dozen games CIB w/ all the overlays for $50.
Obviously, I love Burgertime.
Watching the vids of other folks playing improved my ability playing this game. Maybe i'll roll the score before long.
You have the actual machine gun controller? Nice.
I thought I was going to go on forever but this stage was just too much. The difficulty certainly spiked for this level.
Master the elbow, stand slightly below the topmost enemy, hit them when they get within range, and as soon as they drop, move in and time another elbow. Once you get the timing down, taking out any enemy is easy. On the downside, if you mess up even once, you could get beat up even by Linda.
If you move diagonally away from a knife thrower you can avoid the knife. Same with Abobos throwing drums.
I may get around to posting a video of me actually beating the game. I hadn't played in in 25 years and this was my first crack at it. But I have work to do so I'll not be posting much for a while.
Thanks. I still prefer the real deal to emulation but I don't have a physical copy but even eBay doesn't post up many copies.
On a Genesis pad, the B button will act as the fire button for the 2600.
I have an Edladdin adapter for the few 7800 games that use both buttons. On that, the C button acts as the right fire button and the B button acts as the left fire button. Best $25 I ever spent.
Next time, maybe. Where I went wrong is I had a few occasions where I got sloppy and started losing lives. The level marker ends at 125, so i'll have to go back and count the number of successful level finishes to know just how many more levels there are. I'm guessing 255 just like in pac Man. I could be wrong though.
I couldn't say. I haven't played other versions of this game. i will say this much-- the gameplay is pretty good. i'm not that good at them, though. I got lucky on this round.
Just in case there are any USC fans here, this is what the scoreboard is going to look like for your first game this season. Roll Tide Roll :p
What I noticed about this game is if you pass all the levels A-Z, it bumps you up to the next level. Once I got to the later stages of Advanced mode I really started to struggle.
This wasn't a game I saw as a kid but I would have enjoyed it if I did. But since I already spent 2 hors on it on different mode I didn't want to invest half the night in it becuse this is one game you have to record to prove your score, because when I went A-Z in standard mode mode and died halfway through the second run, the title screen said i was on "Advanced mode" even though I had played in standard, so I assume the game just bumped me up after clearing all the levels.
Considering the 7800 cartridge's limittions it is still an impressive game.
I just decided to stop playing after 50 minutes.
It is pretty fun. Hard as hell, but fun to play. I never even seen the arcade version before until today.
Took a while but I made it to stage 6. I can't figure out how to get past those boulders!
Addendum: The score for Mouse Trap "flips" at 10,000 points; thus 13,289 appears to only be 3289.
I rolled over the score once in this video:
10,000 points @ 1:17.
I have Missile Command but no trackball. I may get around to it but you set the bar pretty high.
If you don't want to se a chokefest and hear me grumble, the high score game starts at about 3:48
Makes me want to play Paperboy....
Thanks. (Only took a few dozen tries. Damn spiders.)
I'm not that good at racing games. Funny thing is, I actually prefered to play the 2600 version as a kid.
I swear I hit this exact score five times in a row! This must be the most one can get on this track.
Thanks. I used to play this game to death as a kid.
Hopefully he is distracted enough not to notice. Heh.
Well crap. At least now I know what the earth shield is for now. i'm just glad it wasn't a glitch or something.
I haven't read the manual for this game, but I do have a copy of it around hee somewhere...
I just wanted to see if I could get the score closer to 99,999 than the other guy. I missed it by only 210.
It is like the Price is Right, get it as close to 99,999 without going over.
This is the Sears Tele-Games cartridge. I know it isn't that much like Pac Man but when I was a kid, my next door neighbors had the game and since I was the runt, I rarely got to play it, so it was a treat when I finally got to play.
Hey you forgot to actually post your score
I wouldn't know why that is happening, since I use an actual 7800 and haven't tried emulation for it yet. From what I understand, emulation for the 7800 is far from perfect, but then again, I've seen a couple of strange glitches on my 7800 system.
The only system I have emulated on my computer is NES, and I'm using FCEUX for that one rather than MESS.
There are a couple of things I need to mention with my score submission.
First, my phone decides it will only record for a maximum of 60 minutes, so I had to pause the game, upload the video to my laptop, then delete the video from my phone, and start up recording again.
Second, I had been playing through standard level, and I made it through all 26 stages and made it to Level "P" on the second runthrough before I finally died. Oddly, when it went back to the title screen, it says "advanced" rather than "standard." Apparently, if you make it through all 26 stages, the game moves you up to the next difficulty level automatically. That is weird. Thus, I had to post the entire run so you could see that for yourself.
Not sure if you can see my reply. I found a problem with my submission. At any rate, the right button is only for bombs if you have any in your inventory. It is just like Gauntlet for the NES or arcade.
Sorry posted this in the wrong setting.
Now my videos are recording sideways too? My phone is acting stupid now.
Yes. The Olympic games are murder on controllers because many of the games require pushing left-right-left-right as fast as possible, and Winter Games was death to my controllers in my youth. Whoever thought that was a great idea was an idiot.
I use a Genesis pad with an Edladdin Genesis-to-7800 adapter. It works great for the handful of games that utilized both buttons.
The actual score is 181.30 but it won't allow me to add decimal points so this was the only way to add the score.
Please note the actual score is 7.4, not 74. However, the score entry won't allow me to add a decimal point.
Since I'm trying to get in few more submissions before the contest ends, I spent yesterday morning rearranging my game area so my 7800 can be front and center. If only I can get over that hump of just a few more voters, some of my submissions are stuck at four or five votes shy.
I don't know if this is part of the game itself or just a glitch, but I was playing this game waaaay better than usual. i actually beat a boss for once and made it very far into the game. About 25 minutes into the game, my three extra lives went to zero. Obviously, I was too busy dodging aliens to notice, so when I died, I got a game over instead of getting another life. I'm disappointed that I made it so far only to lose all my lives unexpectedly.
I apologize for the crap video but it shows up great on my Nokia Windows 8 phone and I can see it plain as day. Right around the time I hit 475,000 points, my lives went from 3 to 0.
It should be noted whether folks choose 3 player or 5 player start. Here I used 3 to start.
Yes, sorry about that. I had to convert the film on video software to highest resolution. I didn't want to give up on posting this score because even with my Dig Dug strategy I still struggled to beat the high score. Took me a couple dozen tries, I kept making mental mistakes and it took me two days to get a high enough score. I think the current high was just under 200k and I died at 193k on my last run.
Working on it. I love this collection. Ms Pac Man- Random mazes set to random friut is my favorite mode.
I'm not sure if it has anything to do with what kind of 7800 you have. Mine isn't the oldest 7800, the one that can play Robot Tank. Maybe they can't handle a Genesis controller? Just a guess. I've been using an Edladdin Genesis-to-7800 adapter so the C button runs the right fire button and the B button runs the left fire button. I had an off-brand Genesis pad that didn't work. The one I use is a standard official Genesis pad. I use it mostly to preserve the authentic 7800 controllers I have. I didn't want to ruin them playing the Atari olympic games.
I've been playing it but my scores aren't good. Yet.
I'm working on it, but as a kid I only had Winter Games so I've had a bit more experience with it. These games are murder on joysticks so thank goodness for Genesis pads.
The score is 229.5 but it would not recognize decimal points.
Also, I don't know how to fix the fact these pics load up sideways. It shouws up properly on my Windows computer.
I did. By the way, the pics still uploaded sideways even though I uploaded it to my computer and made sure the pics were right side up.
PS: I can't prove it now, of course, because I'm almost 40, but I beat the Atari 2600 version as a kid. You have to spam the elbow move to beat that game. That game is actually harder than this one.
The Atari 7800 was my first home system so it is still my favorite system.
Next time I'll put them on my computer first before uploading.
My pic looks fuzzy as heck too, hope folks can read it.
Thank you. I learned a trick or two other than that spin kick spam move to make the game just a little easier. It is a little hard for me to explain, but i'll try, for those who want to play this game later.
If you move your character up and down the enemies will match you by moving up and down, but eventually, one of the enemy fighters will slowly move up slightly then walk around behind you. While they are walking slowly past you, you can walk up and kick the daylights out of them. It works on everyone, even Abobo and Willy. It even works in the narrow walkways. I was aware of the "knife trick" (hold the knife and your kicks become as powerful as the knife) and I did utilize that on the first part of Mission 3.
i've seen others successfully pull off the spin kick spam trick on other videos but I'm not great with diagonals on the Genesis game pad (to preserve my controllers, I use a Genesis D-pad with an Edladdin Seagull 78 Controller Adapter, that thing is awesome) to play my Atari. I don't know if the difficulty switches impact gameplay any but I always keep both to the left. This was actually my first time beating it. I think it took me 20 tries to get the patterns down right. Last time, Willy shot me and I was barely 1000 points from beating the score. Ouch.