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High Scores

So, what is this high scores junk?

I've been playing a lot (read: way too much) of Atari 2600 games on my computer. And, since in so many of the games the goal is to get a high score, I started recording them (just in a text file).

Then it hit me: (ow!) I should put up a place where we can all post our high scores! That way, we could have a kind of low-key competition going on ;-). Or high-key, whatever you want. I though it'd be kinda cool to see how we all do.

Anyway, if you don't have a 2600 or an emulator already, you can get one (for, like, every operating system ever invented -- I kid, but there are a lot) at http://stella.sourceforge.net/, and you can get every Atari 2600 ROM you ever wanted (and plenty you didn't) at atariage.com (linked directly to a page where you can download them all).


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I did it!

Today is Veteran's Day / Armistice day, a day I know today is usually to celebrate peace. But this day, it was slightly different: I finally did it, did what many have thought almost impossible. I had to leave my NES on for almost 2 weeks, but finally, on 11-11-11, at 3:23 PM, I beat Ninja Gaiden. Huzzah! A game even the AVGN couldn't beat (at least in his tribute review)!

Every time I close my eyes, I still see all of Act VI in my head. You must replay it So. Many. Times. Gah, stupid eagles and monkeys!

I know I'm hardly the first, and that the first game is no Ninja Gaiden III, but dammit, I'm happy with myself right now. Perseverance works! (Should I say that procrastination works? Either way, the little red light on the NES almost seemed to be taunting me every night as I went to sleep...)

Photos of the moment below. Sorry for the cell phone pics of a TV, but I had to grab my phone (the closest thing to me) to record this moment.

And now the NES is off for a well deserved rest; it did me proud, never glitched once. And then, after a break, I can finally play some other games. Once again, huzzah!

Edited to add: And see you next!

 

 

 


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Ending Pic #4

Ending Pic #4

Sorry for the cell phone pics of a TV, but I had to grab my phone (the closest thing to me) to record this moment.


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Ending Pic #3

Ending Pic #3

Sorry for the cell phone pics of a TV, but I had to grab my phone (the closest thing to me) to record this moment.


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Ending Pic #2

Ending Pic #2

Sorry for the cell phone pics of a TV, but I had to grab my phone (the closest thing to me) to record this moment.


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Ending Pic #1

Ending Pic #1

Sorry for the cell phone pics of a TV, but I had to grab my phone (the closest thing to me) to record this moment.


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Q-Bert

Q-Bert is one of my favorite games. Simple, not overly intense, addictive, cute. I love it! The 2600 version has its flaws, but oh, I think its sweet, and a good translation. Anyway, onto the scores-ez.

I guess it would be smart to list what level you get up to, but since that's so hard to really figure out (there are no numbers), I'll just put my best score:

  • 47150

I was into the third set of levels- the ones where if you land on a square a second time, it returns to it's original state.

Good Q-berting, everyone.


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Seaquest

Seaquest, by Activision. One of the best games for the 2600, IMHO. I've been playing way too much of it recently... but it's a really good way to relieve stress.

First, something to make you feel better, some of my first recorded scores:

  • 7520

  • 8030
  • 9030

But now, to crush your hopes! My current high score:

  • 70980!!!!

Beat that, chumps.


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