1 credit clear, default settings =)
Since I had so much fun playing my favorite mode, Game B, I thought I'd give Games A & C a try too. =)
It's been quite a while since I've had any scores to submit, but I'm back with a new personal best high score in one of my all time favorite light gun games! =)
Very impressive score! I never thought I'd see someone break my record in this terrible game but you really nailed it. Great job!
Thank you LarcenTyler, and you're right, it sure wasn't easy! Even after a ton of practice I still struggle with the beginning section of the 4th tower, the stair climb at the end of the 6th tower, and pretty much everything in the 8th tower is just a nightmare. I'm still surprised that I actually beat this game. lol
Thank you Oyama! It took me about 8 hours of practice to beat this game so I was REALLY happy to finally complete the 8th tower, having gotten there and failed so many times before. It would have been nice to have been able to beat the AtariAge 7800 HSC record but I'm still very happy just to have beaten the game. :)
Oh man, I totally didn't notice that the sytem was still on! O_O Thanks for catching that Oyama, I'll be more careful in the future.
After a year of practice I finally got to see the final intermission and made it to the 4th maze! I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders. lol
I bought it from someone on AtariAge who had it sitting in a storage locker unused for a long time. I just put up a "Want to Buy" ad in the Marketplace section and he contacted me a few days later offering to sell the like-new in box XEGS with keyboard, joystick, and light gun for $125 USD + shipping costs.
Yep! The person who sold it to me had kept it complete in box (minus the manuals). They keyboard is super mushy feeling but works fine, and I haven't had a chance to test the light gun yet but in my experience all the light guns for Atari systems aim a little bit off. I've had a couple from Best Electronics and one XE light gun before this one and they all shot an inch or two to the right of where they should.
I'm really excited to have it too! I just got the XEGS in the mail yesterday and it's my first Atari computer. =)
The one that I purchased was a one off by Masschamber on AtariAge.com, but you can purchase similar Sega to Atari 7800 adapters for $25 USD from http://edladdin.com/Adapters_c3.htm
This was my first time trying out the Sega Genesis to Atari 7800 controller adapter that I got from Masschamber on AtariAge. I'd say it works pretty darn well! =O
The backlight is an olive green colored one from http://www.deadpanrobot.co.uk/ that I installed myself. =)
It really is awesome, and definitely the one homebrew that every 7800 owner should have. There's so much variety in Pac-Man Collection!, though I pretty much only play regular Ms. Pac-Man, regular Pac-Man, fast mode Ms. Pac-Man, and Pac-Man Plus on my copy.
I do really like the 7800 control pad and use it for most Atari 2600 and 7800 games, but I know lots of people hate the way the control pad feels. The D-pad and buttons are pretty mushy feeling, but to me that just makes them comfy to use. If you're looking for one of these control pads you can still buy them brand new from Best Electronics, which is where I got mine. =)
Thank you for the YES votes everyone! =)
Venture is my all time favorite Atari 2600 game, so I've been wanting to set the HighScore.com record in it for a very long time. Today was finally the day! :)
Apologies for the massive amount of glare and reflections on the TV screen. I ended up beating this game towards the end of the afternoon and the sunlight coming in through the window was causing no end of problems for my camera when I was trying to take photos of the screen. Hopefully everything is still reasonably visable though. =)
Thanks much Pjsteele! The controller was made by Ed at http://www.edladdin.com/ and I really like it too. It was made with Robotron 2084 in mind but works great for everything else on the 7800 too, especially 2 player co-op games if you don't mind sitting close to your buddy. =)
No problem at all! It's the same with Asteroids, Robotron 2084, and probably a few other Atari 7800 games that I can't quite remember off the top of my head.
The score on the title screen in Centipede for the Atari 7800 only stays there for as long as the game is left on the displayed difficulty level, in this case Expert. The moment you change the difficulty level the score disappears, so it would not have been possible to achieve the score pictured on any difficulty level other than Expert. =)
The trolls certainly are out in force today, and thank you Oyamafamily! I will make it my next personal goal to beat Shawn Sr.'s score of 296,330.
Thank you for the YES vote Oyama, but you shouldn't have let me win in the HSC if you could have beaten? my score. Always play your best, because there is no victory without honor.
I know exactly what you mean Oyama, I went back and played several more times after this score but could never do as good again just due to random cheap deaths. I almost got the high score for that round too, but Atarian7 took first place with an amazing score of 4,693 during the last few hours of the round. I'm okay with second place again though, I might still get 1st in some round eventually. =)
Thanks S.BAZ! It was a fun game to get my paddle controllers warmed up for the next round of the Atari 2600 High Score Club with. =)
Thanks S.BAZ! =)
They do! You only have a few seconds worth of flamethrower fuel per life, but activating the flamethrower scares away nearby aliens and makes them turn and run in the opposite direction.
I'll definitely have to check it out at some point if I ever get a Sega CD. The Genesis / Mega Drive version is my #1 favorite port of Mortal Kombat and it sounds like the Sega CD version is even closer to the arcade original, except with a bit of normal CD load times.
I can't say I've ever played the SNES version, but I can tell you that the European exclusive Sega Master System port of Mortal Kombat might actually be worse than the Game Boy version in the control department. The SMS version did have blood and proper fatalities though, and I always thought it was cool for those reasons. To the Game Boy's credit though it does have an excellent version of Mortal Kombat II. =)
This may very well be the worst version of Mortal Kombat ever made, but it was a game that I had and played constantly as I kid so I have a real soft spot for it in spite of it's sluggish controls. It also happens to be the only version of Mortal Kombat I know of that lets you play as Goro without using a Game Genie, though for this high score run I played as Sub Zero. =)
I've been spending a lot of time lately playing Alien via the Harmony cart, and man is this ever a great game! What's not to love about Pac-Man with flamethrowers? =D
Great score, and very nice Super Twin 78! I dig the red and green color scheme. :)
I was on a bit of a Defender kick this week, playing it on a variety of systems, and I think Defender Arcade for the Atari 2600 might be my second favorite version; second only to the arcade original. I played it using a Harmony Encore cartridge and an Edladdin Super Twin 78 controller, with the second player joystick and buttons giving me quick and easy access to the hyperspace and bomb controls. =)
Thank you very much Oyama! I've never been able to get used to keyboard controls but I really love my Edladdin Super Twin 78 joystick too. Edladdin makes great controllers and I use mine for almost every Atari 2600 and 7800 game that doesn't require a trackball or paddle controllers. =)
No kidding! It's really surprising how many people seem to think that the Game Boy Player is emulation when it's really just the guts of a Game Boy Advance in a shell designed to connect to the GameCube.
Note to Voters: The "1/2" next to Player 1 is the screen view option and not a difficulty setting.
Note: My initials for this game read "JJN" because there is a bug in the game that prevents you from using vowels in your initials on the high score screen. Strange stuff, but that's just how it is.
It took a good couple hours of practice, but eventually I was able to not only beat Nemesis on the default settings with 2 lives and no continues but actually beat it without losing a single life! After finishing the game I decided to keep playing the second more difficult loop of the game until I ran out of lives (I had earned 5 extras over the course of the first game) and ended up making it to Level 4 of the second loop before I eventually lost a life. Once that happened the other 6 lives I had in reserve went very quickly, since the second game is mercilessly unforgiving if you lose your powerups. Nemesis is one of those games that doesn't give you any stopping point to take a good picture at after you beat the game, so you'll have to forgive the low picture quality, but I'm happy to be able to call this one beaten. =)
For this score I beat the game on 1 credit then kept playing when the game looped back to the first level, up until I lost the remainder of my lives on the level 3 boss. =)
Another Game Boy Color game that I handicapped myself by playing on an original Game Boy (especially considering that you can't tell what color the ghosts are on the old gray brick) but it was still a ton of fun and well worth the handicap to play with a backlit screen. =)
I handicapped myself a bit for this one by playing it on an original Game Boy, so I couldn't tell what color the ghosts were, but man do I ever love playing on that backlit screen!
A 1 credit clear run on the default (Game Level 2) settings with Ken, including a couple Perfects along the way. =)
Project S-11 is a fairly easy game as far as vertical scrolling spaceship shooters go, but it's still right up there with Solar Striker and Xevious as one of my all time favorites. I recommend the flamethrower weapon for maximum damage and point accumulation, and earbuds or headphones to fully enjoy one of the most elaborate original chiptune soundtracks on the Game Boy / Color. =)
Warrior shot the food!
Solar Striker is definitely in my Top 3 all time favorite Game Boy games and it was a real joy to play this one again. As a tip for getting the highest scores, try to not lose any more than 1 life on the Level 4 boss so that you can quickly upgrade your weapon to maximum early on in Level 5. Once your shots are at max power you can earn a ton of points by destroying the Blazers that fall down at you from the top of the screen in Levels 5 and 6. =)
Thank you Oyamafamily, and don't worry, I don't think I'll be uploading any scores for Pac-Man Collection. I'm honestly terrible at maze games and rarely ever make it past 30,000 points in any version of Pac-Man or Ms. Pac-Man no matter how much I practice them. I'm really only good at games that involve moving around shooting things. lol
Thanks omargeddon! It is a wonderful controller and I'd definitely recommend Edladdin's products to any Atari 7800 fan. Unfortunately one of the LEDs that light up the buttons burnt out, but I'll be replacing it with a new LED later this week. =)
This was a fun one to try for! The farthest I was able to get was Wave 10 (which was where I achieved my current high score of 206,575) but I think with some more practice I might be able to make it to Wave 15 eventually.
This high score run took me 4 and a half hours to complete, and since the score rolls at 9,999,990 I decided to make a video showing my progress up to the roll rather than use picture evidence this time.
Trying out my new composite modded Atari 7800 system from Video61 that game in the mail today, and I couldn't think of a better game to test it out with than the Atari 7800 port of one of my all time favorite arcade games. Centipede on the 7800 is really the only game I've ever played that I think controls better with Atari's CX-80 Trak-Ball set in joystick mode than a standard joystick or game pad. It definitely feels like this game was programmed with the Trak-Ball in mind.
That is correct, I am playing using the official ProSystem Emulator ported to Nintendo Wii ( http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wii7800 ) for Atari 7800 emulation. And thank you Oyamafamily! It was your encouragement that convinced me to start participating in the HSC on AtariAge, and it was my score in Scramble for the HSC this week that made me decide to sign up and make an account on HighScore.com. I'm happy that I can provide you with some friendly competition. =)
Identification added in second picture. =)
There we go. Went back and used the high score cart function in my emulator to take pictures of my scores with my name in them for the games that I could. =)
Shoot. I was hoping that the little character sticker in the upper left hand corner of the TV that matches the character in my avatar combined with the fact that all my scores for every game are pictured on the same TV would be sufficient, but in the future I will tape a piece of paper with my name on it to the top of the screen to verify that it is my score.