Block Hole (Jamma Pandora's Box 4)

Score: 83,590
World Ranking: 1
Scored By: TheGalagaKing (SMK)
88% Legit
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Nice score! 

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-01 01:08:02   Reply
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Yes :)
-- Posted by Bamse on 2018-12-01 09:20:18   Reply
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I'm curious, why is this Jamma Pandora's Box 4?   and not arcade. 

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-12-04 23:24:04   Reply
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Quarth. Isn't this arcade standalone?
-- Posted by zerooskul on 2018-12-06 13:10:02   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Hi Baz. After revisiting the Silverball Museum tonight, for the first time, I actually noticed that the Pandora's Box cabinet that I'm playing on is in fact a Pandora's Box X (10?) (I captured it in a video I was shooting). I just assumed that I was playing on a Pandora's Box 4 so I submitted to that track. The games are the same I'm sure between each version, but if there's not a specific track for "X" (ie 10), then one of the admin's will need to add it.

 

My question though is, why don't we just use one track for the Pandora's Box system being that the games are exactly the same, even if they show up multiple times in different volume's. Having individual tracks for all 10 versions is kind of overkill. Perhaps we can just merge all of them into one Padora's Box track, and just eliminate the version number. What do you think?

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-12-09 22:12:04   Reply
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@zerooskul:

I grew up knowing this game as Quarth. I first played it on the GameBoy. There may have been an arcade cabinet released with this game (Quarth) back in the day. As for this submission, it was actually played on a Pandora's Box cabinet with several hundred games.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-12-09 22:14:27   Reply
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@zerooskul:

I think I know what the confusion was. I forgot to mention in the file name before uploading the video to my YouTube channel, that it was played on a Pandora's Box X which I would have added just after the game name in the file name. I label all my video files with the same format. For example:

SMK_Block Hole [Pandora's Box X]_83,590_Arcade (Silverball Museum).

With this one part missing in the file name, it can easily be assumed that it was played on a dedicated arcade cabinet. Hope this clears things up. smiley

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-12-09 22:26:01   Reply
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@zerooskul:

I grew up knowing this game as Quarth. I first played it on the GameBoy. There may have been an arcade cabinet released with this game (Quarth) back in the day. As for this submission, it was actually played on a Pandora's Box cabinet with several hundred games.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-12-09 22:38:45   Reply
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@TheGalagaKing: Just needed that clarification. All good. Yes vote! Kick it where the others missed it, yo!
-- Posted by zerooskul on 2018-12-10 08:32:30   Reply
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@TheGalagaKing:

yeah I agree, it's pointless and cumbersome to have all these extra charts.  Just one Pandora's Box category would be much better.

Ultimately, I would prefer to see Pandora's Box runs simply added to (MAME/Emulated) category.  If it's not the same hardware as the original machine, it's simply "Emulated."  IMO., be it via hardware or software emulation.

If I had the authorization to make these changes I would, but alas...

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-12-14 07:56:05   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

If it were me I would submit this score under "Emulated."  Especially since it's not PB4

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-12-14 07:57:00   Reply
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BTW, this game has gone by a lot of titles!  some very crappy versions out there as well...

honestly I never liked Quarth much in the first place, but the GB Quarth is definitely one of the better versions I think!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-12-14 07:58:26   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

the scoring and powerups are much better in the gb version, i like the risk vs reward of it

-- Posted by Scorechaserpony on 2018-12-30 09:13:46   Reply
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also, yes vote here ^^

-- Posted by Scorechaserpony on 2018-12-30 09:15:20   Reply