Kaboom! (Atari 2600 Novice/B)

Score: 3,499
World Ranking: 7
Scored By: glenncase (gc)
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Kaboom! 3,499 points
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The controller your using is a nice controller no doubt. I have many of them. I can help you improve your score with these controllers. In the begening you thought you were doing badly as you could not pass round 8 with out loosing a bomb where as later you seem to have no problem with it.

Here is why, In the begening your controller was gittery. Was not badly yet it was visiable. If visable then the game will jump your paddle in locations that get the bomb to go KABOOM!

Solution. Pull the controller and clean the contact's on the spinner. WAIT. not these controllers there is a nasty X shaped spring that is a bare to put back together that is needed for contacts. There is a plastic film as well that prevents cleaning procedgures as well unless you peel it off which leads to further curroding. This spring runs acrost the entire controller. So your only sonution is to play with the controller back and forth left and right like a mad man until it wears on its self for a bit before you play. Then you will see a good run from start to finish from your own skill. Hence why later you could beat level 8 with more ease as the gitter was subsiding as you used it more.

I reccomend a gemini paddle that looks much like the atari paddle. There smoother and easy to pull apart for cleaning with actual nuts and screws unlike the ATARI ones. Thats why my score is so good. You would be amazed how skillful you actually are over what you currently think you might be.

-- Posted by thedarkbanshee on 2014-09-25 14:54:41   Reply
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I give this help because i hope one day you can beat my score. I want a fair playing feild so I offer the info to help make that possible.

-- Posted by thedarkbanshee on 2014-09-25 14:55:33   Reply