Super Breakout (Atari 2600 Novice/B)

Score: 448
World Ranking: 3
Scored By: Ivanstorm1973 (DAZ)
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Super Breakout 448 points
Super Breakout 448 points
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a gift from Santa Claus? nice Atari 2600 Voted Yes
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2017-12-26 12:58:21   Reply
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@omargeddon: Ho! Ho! Ho! Thanks Omar
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-12-26 13:03:59   Reply
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@omargeddon: Aye on the Atari now , my Bartop isn't well i screwed up the wiring so the buttons dont work anymore
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-12-26 13:05:30   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973: what games do you have from Atari?
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2017-12-26 13:42:54   Reply
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@omargeddon: Breakout,super breakout,boxing,star raiders,sprint master,combat,yars revenge,midnight magic,soccer,roc'n rope,solar storm,reactor,fire fighter,pitfall,cosmic ark,crystal castles,missle command,seaquest,bowling,fighter pilot,planet patrol,video pinball,jungle hunt,mouse trap,keystone kapers,pole position,H.E.R.O.,ms. Pacman,stargate,dig dug,Q*bert,millipefe,river raid,commando, California games and video checkers...
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-12-26 13:56:09   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973: Oh man.. the best games... did you have Star Raiders Video Touch Control?
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2017-12-26 14:25:19   Reply
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@omargeddon:

No i dont have the touch pad ..but i might buy one nowlaugh

-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-12-27 14:11:15   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973: I have one but I do not play star raiders, I have seen tutorials on youtube but in my game I can not play it .. everything works perfectly but nothing happens
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2017-12-27 16:42:29   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973: By increasing the zoom, I could see the "P" on your Super Breakout end label cartridge, which means PAL format. Your region is Europe, and I saw you are a British member.
-- Posted by oyamafamily on 2017-12-27 19:29:48   Reply
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I have a "Joust" cartridge with the "P" on the end label.  But, I can play it on my North American Atari 2600 console. 

What does this mean ??

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2017-12-27 21:41:34   Reply
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@oyamafamily:

Are  the PAL cartridges a different game or category for submitting ? are they easier?. All my games are PAL i think

-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-12-28 03:49:22   Reply
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I have a "Joust" cartridge with the "P" on the end label.  But, I can play it on my North American Atari 2600 console. 

What does this mean ??

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2017-12-28 13:08:08   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973:

PAL games have not gotten a separate category.  The games are the same although sometimes the PAL copy runs a little slower or faster.  Which may or may not affect the difficulty.  Maybe certain games should have separate charts, but personally I don't think it matters for the most part.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2017-12-28 13:11:57   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973:

Nominal Framerate on PAL format is 50 frames per second (video frequency is 50 Hz). PAL is slower than NTSC format, whose nominal value is 60 Hz / 60 FPS.

I play Atari games mostly on NTSC format and nominal framerate of 60 FPS.

In my country (Brazil), 60 Hz is the nominal frequency and PAL-M is the video format implemented in the 1970s.

-- Posted by oyamafamily on 2017-12-28 17:08:29   Reply
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@oyamafamily:

So does the framerate affect the difficulty of the game? are PAL releases easier or more difficult?

-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-12-28 17:11:56   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973: In my opinion PAL is easier than NTSC, and therefore the best video format for players who have slower human reaction.
-- Posted by oyamafamily on 2017-12-28 18:55:54   Reply
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@oyamafamily: Thats good for me im pretty slow
-- Posted by Ivanstorm1973 on 2017-12-29 12:30:32   Reply
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It's known in the retro gaming world that PAL is slightly slower than NTSC format. Almost every game was designed in NTSC format then for Pal regions games had to be slightly adjusted for the TV's of the region. Highscore is one of the only sites that I'm aware of that doesn't seperate PAL from NTSC

-- Posted by derek on 2017-12-30 20:32:44   Reply
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I should say most console games were designed in NTSC format

-- Posted by derek on 2017-12-30 20:37:09   Reply
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Impressive, this game is hard.yes

-- Posted by rowcom on 2017-12-30 21:01:50   Reply