Amidar (Atari 2600 Emulated Novice/B Mode)

Score: 31,324
World Ranking: 2
Scored By: MikeDietrich (DIE)
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Amidar 31,324 points
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Top score dude. Yes here
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2019-01-15 21:05:51   Reply
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YES from Me :)

I'm going to follow your lead on how to submit scores for both Amidar (Parker Bros.) and Spiderdroid (Froggo Games).  The B Difficulty is actually the Expert Setting; the A Difficulty is actually the Novice Setting. I know that the emulator that I am using, EMU7800, carries these settings over. From watching the video it's obvious that you used the A Setting, so this is indeed a game played with Novice paramaters.

It's good that they have listed them as Novice/B Mode here, as opposed to B Mode/Novice. Novice Setting, then, takes priorty over B Mode.

Notes to High Score Users not familair with either Amidar or Spiderdroid:

Unlike most games for the 2600, B Mode is Expert and A Mode is Novice with these two games.

A Mode starts at Level 1 with 5 enemies onscreen to avoid. B Mode starts at Level 3 with 6 enemies to avoid. This is true with the actual carts for both games (I own copies of both), and it's how the emulator EMU7800 runs these games as well. I assume Stella handles them this way as well.

There are slight differences between the two games. The graphics were altered slightly for Spiderdroid, and the sound effects were changed as well.

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-15 22:54:41   Reply
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Oh, I forgot to say. Amazing score! :)

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-15 23:09:10   Reply
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@Mark: Thanks... there is an Atari Age Amidar tournament challenge going on and someone mentioned exactly what you said about A/B. So, I left it on A figuring someone knows more about this game than I do. I've never played it before yesterday and did a 40,000 pt. game after scratching together a rough pattern.
-- Posted by MikeDietrich on 2019-01-16 08:46:21   Reply
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Tried to do a video and at least duplicate my last 40k game. Lost focus and fell a bit short. Not a great controller game.
-- Posted by MikeDietrich on 2019-01-16 08:47:53   Reply
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-- Posted by Bamse on 2019-01-16 09:41:40   Reply
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That's correct. I think it's harder with a controller than with a Joystick. As I mentioned, I own copies of both. Spiderdroid has the better theme, but Amidar has the best sound effects of the two. I just have not been able to get a good game going with a controller.

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-01-16 18:29:23   Reply
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That's great! Glad that I helped out. :)

-- Posted by Mark on 2019-02-23 03:12:15   Reply