Ad Infinitum (Commodore 64)

Score: 44,550
World Ranking: 1
Scored By: Pessimeister (Bob)
84% Legit
Pessimeister avatar
Ad Infinitum 44,550 points
Ad Infinitum 44,550 points
Ad Infinitum 44,550 points
Avatar of Pessimeister

This is a masterful tribute to Astro-Blaster by Shaun Southern. I've only been playing Ad Infinitum on and off since the mid 2000's after finding a copy of it on a random loose disk that was in a box from a garage sale. Haven't bought an original for it yet but I really should do that! 

My old PB from 2014 was 37 k, so I was keen to improve on this most of all. Got a pleasant surprise to find I'd pipped ISB. There's a real thrill in surpassing previous progress and seeing more of the alien sprite formations. Fuel usage remains an issue though and I'm not sure how I'd meet this going forward with the game. More regularly shooting formations without missing to get the bonuses is another key to improvement. 

The second photo shows the joystick used - a modified rapid fire I with only the thumb button. Thanks for looking and long live Ad Infinitum. :) 

-- Posted by Pessimeister on 2020-01-12 23:09:53   Reply