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@oyamafamily: Doh! Good point. Dyslexic moment.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-11-18 18:14:03   Reply
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@DarrylB: Good point! I will delete this and re-submit. Good catch!
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-11-16 23:12:10   Reply
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@jfetzer: Thanks!
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-11-08 18:35:08   Reply
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@oyamafamily:

Thanks! I really do love this game.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-30 22:29:33   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-30 22:29:17   Reply
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@Sixx:

Ha!

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-30 22:25:55   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

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.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-30 22:25:39   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

From the manual:

Game 1 - One player
Game 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)

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-22 22:07:43   Reply
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@S.BAZ: I think there is at least one mode where a second player CAN control the other car. Plus there are definitely two player modes where players take turns.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-22 12:40:24   Reply
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Misplaced my picture at PRGE, so no photo this time.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-21 17:54:55   Reply
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@DIM: Ha! Sorry about that. Was trying to make it as out of the way as possible.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-21 17:50:38   Reply
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Lost my "GC"  photo at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, so no picture this time. Sorry.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-20 10:34:48   Reply
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Lost my "GC"  photo at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, so no picture this time. Sorry.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-20 10:32:37   Reply
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Video will be uploaded in the near future.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-20 01:35:58   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

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.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-20 00:17:30   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

This particular machine was at the Portland Retro Gaming Convention. Was thrilled to see it among the games.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-19 00:52:19   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Quite! According to Wikipedia: "10,000 units were produced, making this one of the rarest Pac-Man sequels"

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-19 00:51:00   Reply
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@glenncase: Admin: I don't see a way to remove my Robotron picture from this. Can you please remove it?
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-18 23:19:11   Reply
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Oops! Wrong game!
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-18 23:16:28   Reply
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At Portland Retro Gaming con.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-18 21:56:41   Reply
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At Portland Retro Gaming con. Video in the nearish future.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-18 16:57:45   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

I believe I heard someone say the backspace button 'fries' the cart on Stella, and might work.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-16 19:20:35   Reply
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Video is still processing as I type this.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-16 01:19:35   Reply
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Video is still processing as I type this.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-16 01:17:41   Reply
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Video is uploading. This took several tries.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-16 01:15:04   Reply
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@S.BAZ: I never knew about the game 2 thing either. Looked it up after noticing that the Twin Galaxies high scores seemed to all be based around Game 2 and Game 6.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-14 12:56:15   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Uh oh! I sense competition... :)
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-14 12:53:31   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

Thank you for the clarification and the vote!

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-14 09:26:32   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

Video has been added! :)

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-14 09:25:56   Reply
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Will upload video shortly.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-14 01:51:58   Reply
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Video will be uploaded shortly.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-14 01:09:41   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee: With the 5200 and 7800 scores it specifies that the player must win and hold the world record. The rules for the 2600 contest only mention cracking a world record. That makes me believe that you do not need to maintain the high score throughout the contest period for the 2600 scores.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-13 22:43:15   Reply
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Video will be uploaded in the near future. (You may notice I had 4 lives left. When you pass 1 million, the score resets to zero. I more or less stopped at 996,900 to avoid confusion.) This was accomplished on game 2, known as "normal mode" which is also the default mode when you press your fire button instead of using game select and game reset.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-13 22:39:07   Reply
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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.)

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-13 10:19:53   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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! :)

 

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-13 01:57:52   Reply
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Video to be uploaded in the near future.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-12 15:54:50   Reply
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Video to be uploaded in the near future.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-12 15:45:38   Reply
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Video will be uploaded in the near future.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-12 15:38:40   Reply
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Video shall be added soon.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-09 13:47:30   Reply
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@glenncase:

Or, you know... The VIDEO too...

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-09 01:45:25   Reply
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Vieo is uploading.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-09 01:45:01   Reply
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Video is uploading.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-09 01:42:19   Reply
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Video uploading.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-09 01:30:06   Reply
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Video added.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-07 02:02:43   Reply
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Video added.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-07 02:01:57   Reply
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Video added.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-07 01:59:58   Reply
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Video is uploading.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-07 00:03:48   Reply
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Video is uploading.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-06 23:56:39   Reply
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Video is uploading.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-06 23:53:55   Reply
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I think I may have accidentally deleted the video that would accompany this. I will upload it if and when I find it.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-06 15:42:04   Reply
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@SHiNjide:

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...

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-06 15:41:22   Reply
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@SHiNjide:

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.)

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-06 15:34:40   Reply
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Ooh! I was JUST playing this the other day! Not sure if I scored that high or not. Will have to check the footage.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-10-06 15:07:29   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

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
 

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-30 08:23:18   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee:

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.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-30 00:50:39   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-29 23:34:31   Reply
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Video is processing, and should be available not long after I typed this.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-25 02:08:12   Reply
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@SHiNjide:

Thanks! I don't think "The Same Color"  is going to be on the next album, but one never knows. :)

 

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-25 02:04:29   Reply
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@Sixx:

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. :)

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-22 13:05:32   Reply
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Score reached between 22:07 and 24:08.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-21 21:50:28   Reply
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@Frankie:

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.

 

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-15 14:55:06   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Intriguing! I have not heard of that one. Might need to check into it.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-10 08:42:44   Reply
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@S.BAZ: Thanks! I did better than I expected.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-09 16:37:29   Reply
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@Sixx: It can be a bit confusing. I grew up playing the Commodore 64 version. Harder with one button for guns and bombs. (You hold it down longer for bombs on that version.)
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-09-09 16:37:10   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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...

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-08-28 00:16:46   Reply
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@glenncase: For those who don't believe this is my score: Check Twin Galaxies for the top score and the name associated with it.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-08-26 14:34:30   Reply
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@glenncase: For those who don't believe this is my score: Check Twin Galaxies for the top score and the name associated with it.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-08-26 14:04:33   Reply
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@Sixx: Thanks. Maybe not, 'though. This was the video I submitted to get the official Twin Galaxies high score, but I am already down to a 66.7% legit rating. Not sure what is not believable with 8 and a half hours of proof.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-08-26 13:58:33   Reply
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@thedarkbanshee: Hey, thanks for the welcome and your vote! I love the premise of this place. Like a Twin Galaxies that polices itself. I do believe you are right about the game. I have never seen another level variation outside of the change in speed.
-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-08-21 18:34:43   Reply
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Submitted the score before uploading the video, so I am adding a picture temporarily. I'll get the order right from here on out.

-- Posted by glenncase on 2014-08-21 01:51:53   Reply