Bowling: Game 5 (Atari 2600 Novice/B)

Score: 167
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Scored By: RetroRob (ROB)
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Bowling: Game 5 167 points
Bowling: Game 5 167 points
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Successful run starts at 3:58min, result shown towards the end from 8:18min.

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-06 20:52:35   Reply
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@RetroRob: Holy Cow!!! Oh man. You beat me. Yes here
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2018-12-06 21:21:58   Reply
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YES on ALL! :)

Good 'ol Atari. The bowler is seen from the side while the view of the pins is top-down. laugh

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-12-06 23:05:06   Reply
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@omargeddon:

Thanks, Omar! I bet you're already working on a new score to beat this! wink

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-07 02:19:24   Reply
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@Mark:

laugh Well observed, Mark! ... I'm always amazed how well programmers of this era solved the limitations of 8-bit systems! In today's games the sky is the limit but game developers don't have to go to the edge of their creativity to nail it. Thus the old games are often better! ... B.t.w. I love the bowling guy's celabratory dance of a strike!

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-07 02:30:39   Reply
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@RetroRob:

A lot of the tricks the programmers managed to pull off were things that the VCS hadn't been designed to do. Atari had planned on the VCS only being on the market a couple of years, so they gave it the bare minimum of internal memory, most of which was used during boot-up. 

-- Posted by Mark on 2018-12-07 03:31:43   Reply
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Yes from me :)
-- Posted by Bamse on 2018-12-07 05:48:59   Reply
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Very good.
-- Posted by Boegas on 2018-12-10 05:10:31   Reply
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@RetroRob:

Well said!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2018-12-23 16:30:45   Reply
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What!!! Germany winning in Bowling. Well done
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2018-12-25 21:46:10   Reply
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@omargeddon:

Thank you! I won't keep the trophy for long though! My fellow countryman atari2600forever is already challenging it! ;-)

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-26 00:53:32   Reply
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@RetroRob: And I'm waiting for Him to win to post my new score :P
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2018-12-26 01:11:57   Reply
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@omargeddon:

Great! The erstwhile so quiet category 'Bowling game 5' became a real action hot spot! Bring on your scores everybody! XD

-- Posted by RetroRob on 2018-12-26 01:22:39   Reply
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@RetroRob: This is my Atari 2600 Junior 32 Games Built in http://www.highscore.com/scores/Atari2600/Bowling/70340
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2018-12-26 01:40:27   Reply