Thanks! I really do love this game.
I love ending the game on the Easter egg now that I know how to do it. One of my highlights of Portland Retro Gaming Expo was reaching the Easter egg on the Yars' Revenge arcade machine. I asked HSW about the Yars' arcade game, and he said "that came way later."
You are likely referring to my acoustic guitar with the wood grain look. It's an Ibanez that badly needs a setup. The action is really high, and it is hell on the fingers as a result.
The video looks different than what my eyes were seeing as I played. I think it may have to do with the refresh rate and the video camera.The visuals looked even weirder when I was streaming on Twitch. The base didn't even look like it HAD color.
From the manual:
Game 1 - One playerGame 2 - Two players/computer controls one car/ (See A. -GAME PLAY)Game 3 - Two players alternately control a point-scoring car and a crash car. (See B. - GAME PLAY)
Lost my "GC" photo at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, so no picture this time. Sorry.
It is a classic to be sure. One you should definitely play on a real machine if the chance arises. I believe they may still have it on Xbox Live Arcade for the 360, but it's not quite the same.
This particular machine was at the Portland Retro Gaming Convention. Was thrilled to see it among the games.
Quite! According to Wikipedia: "10,000 units were produced, making this one of the rarest Pac-Man sequels"
I believe I heard someone say the backspace button 'fries' the cart on Stella, and might work.
Video is still processing as I type this.
Thank you for the clarification and the vote!
Video has been added! :)
I used the Epyx 500XJ joystick for this one. Places the fire button near your trigger finger if you are right handed. Fairly comfortable controller. (They make one for the NES as well, but it's weird playing most of those games with a joystick.)
I was wondering why it was 'yikes' at first. Then I saw you have a score waiting on votes for this one as well.I hope yours goes through first, and then mine. Then we should both get credit in the contest! :)
Or, you know... The VIDEO too...
Vieo is uploading.
Video is uploading.
I think I may have accidentally deleted the video that would accompany this. I will upload it if and when I find it.
It gets so brutal when they start throwing dark rooms at you, with invisible doors. You will be walking across a platform and discover you don't have the key that is necessary to proceed. Then you fall in the fire...
Still a reasonable score, 'though! It is a fairly tough game.Found a picture of mine. Hoping to find the video as well, but the picture shows my score was 50,450. (Easily one of the best runs I have ever had on the game.)
Ooh! I was JUST playing this the other day! Not sure if I scored that high or not. Will have to check the footage.
Indeed, I did watch it on YouTube. Had never seen the series, so I have been working my way through the episodes.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccAJCc4sVJE
As much as I enjoy the G4 Icons series, I enjoy the Play Value video series even more!http://www.youtube.com/user/playvalue
Indeed. When I played this, I did not realize that Will Wright developed it, but he did. I saw his episode of G4 Icons not long after this.
My photo is slightly visible in the left corner. Had to take a screencap from the video, as there is no high score display I am aware of. This was taken as I lost my last life.
Video is processing, and should be available not long after I typed this.
Thanks! I don't think "The Same Color" is going to be on the next album, but one never knows. :)
Indeed. I subjected this game upon a friend of mine, and amazingly, he is still my friend. The game infuriated him. I wish I had video footage.
Takes a lot of patience to load a C64 game for sure. :)
Score reached between 22:07 and 24:08.
Indeed, I believe you were! Thanks for that final vote!It was definitely grueling. It sounds like you know a bit of what I am talking about with that 7 hour Jetpac session. I owned (and still own) a Commodore 64, but sadly have never been a Spectrum owner... yet.
Ah, I see what you mean. I saw that 66.7% and thought "Wait. What? The whole thing is on video!"
The one part that could be seen as strange is when it switches to VHS for a bit. I knew that I did not have enough space on the video camera to record for the full 8 hours, so I had the VCR ready as backup. I actually transferred the footage from the camera to my laptop and deleted the footage from the camera as I was playing.
I was NOT aware that I could take 15 minute breaks either. After about 6 hours, my wife asked me if I needed to pee in a cup. I told her I wasn't going to take it THAT far.
A half an hour later... I took it that far.
Yeah. That happened. Shouldn't be VISIBLE anyway...
Submitted the score before uploading the video, so I am adding a picture temporarily. I'll get the order right from here on out.