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High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« on: November 21, 2017, 12:27:48 am »
High Score Competition Rules and Scoreboard

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Game Name : Viewpoint (Zaxxon 3)
ROM Name  = viewpoin
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Settings:
Stock: 3
Bonus: Second Bonus
Bonus Rate: 50000/30000
Difficulty: Normal

Controls:   
    8-way joystick, 2 buttons


   

The (Zaxxon 3) levels are themed with polygonized versions of fish, insects, tanks and "slinky" springs all of which must be avoided or destroyed.
The player (attack shuttle) must follow the diagonally scrolling screen, avoiding assorted enemies and mechanical contraptions to reach the end-level guardian (the Zaxxon) which must be destroyed. The main weapon is a pulse laser which can be charged up for increased damage. Only a pair of drones can be collected as power-ups. Three types of bomb are available: a fire-wall, homing missiles and a nuclear bomb. The vendor can configure the game for either simultaneous or alternate two-player games. Alternate mode also affects one-player games by introducing restart points when the craft is destroyed. (i.e., Zaxxon 3)

Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viewpoint_(video_game)


Last day: Sunday, December 3 2017, midnight Pacific Time
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- Quest for the Bronze Joystick! The most successful competitor of each calendar year will possess & display the BYOAC Bronze Joystick Trophy. See this thread for details: The BYOAC Bronze Joystick.
Happy Gaming!

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I'll kick it off with what I am sure is an unremarkable 32,800, making me just a little better than Wednesday, but not nearly good enough to catch that expert Tuesday. My goal for the next game is to actually use a bomb instead of hoarding them...

-Jason
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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 09:52:07 pm »
Oh my goodness, it's like someone fixed the Zaxxon gameplay! This will be fun, but only had time for one go tonight.

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 01:16:07 pm »
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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 10:33:18 am »
God this game kills your hand....

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2017, 08:18:28 pm »
Small bump... friggin crab.
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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 04:55:22 pm »
Argh. Is anyone else playing this? Has anyone cleared that dang crab?  :hissy: :banghead:

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 02:19:51 pm »
I'm about 9000 points ahead of you, so far I have managed to shoot one of Mr. Crab's pincers off. Took me a while to realize that the big bubbles become smaller when shot, so at least now I know I have to hit them multiple times. I can get to him with all lives intact, 3 smart bombs and a shield and still get popped by a fonking bubble.
                  

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2017, 02:22:47 pm »
I'm about 9000 points ahead of you, so far I have managed to shoot one of Mr. Crab's pincers off. Took me a while to realize that the big bubbles become smaller when shot, so at least now I know I have to hit them multiple times. I can get to him with all lives intact, 3 smart bombs and a shield and still get popped by a fonking bubble.

This is exactly my problem, too.  I got two pincers off, once.  Even with all lives and smart bombs, he's just a pain.

Because of that, my highest scores actually came when i kept dying towards the end of the first level, and then would progress with one life left.  Those gears on the first stage are 500 points each.

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 02:28:55 pm »
So it's actually a disadvantage to play the game well enough to get to the 2nd boss without dying. Wait till I beat him though, that will give me at least 5000 extra points. Hah!
                  

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 08:49:42 pm »
 :angry:

Finally killed the crab...or so i thought.  His final (?) form looks like this:


THIS CLOSE to my high: (But i didn't notice that i had gained two extra lives, thought it was my last.)


Still never beat him, but the extra tries bumped my score.

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2017, 12:19:02 am »
Played my 2nd game tonight.

Remembered to use bombs. Hella easier.

Crab got me with his rocket claw punch.

2nd time around, got his claws off & his body off. His robot brain boomerangs got me.

I don't find the bubbles challenging. Yay me.

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2017, 12:58:54 am »
Threw another few tries at it.

I don't find the bubbles challenging. Yay me.

They are not challenging, just very annoying. You can herd them around, until you overlook the small one that kills you.

His robot brain boomerangs got me.

Same here.

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2017, 07:07:02 am »
4 bright buttons and 2 joysticks.... *Dancing away*

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2017, 08:01:15 am »
Finally! Used 2 bombs on the body, 1 on the head.

                  

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2017, 08:02:22 am »
Nice! But... being THAT sneaky about score? Haha.

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 09:39:28 am »
Nope. 146k. I'm done with the competition, so I won't post it.
                  

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2017, 09:42:47 am »
The scoreboard.



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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 01:09:05 pm »
Played this one some last night.  Didn't much care for it.  Thought it was interesting that the game would move the enemy spawn points around between lives.


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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 01:10:32 pm »
Played this one some last night.  Didn't much care for it.  Thought it was interesting that the game would move the enemy spawn points around between lives.
Really? I don't recall that.

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2017, 01:15:19 pm »
Yeah, at least in the 1st level where I kept dying a lot.  The enemy ships would come in on a different angle.


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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2017, 02:14:48 pm »
The scoreboard.



lettuce, your turn to pick a new challenge.

Ok, give me a bit to go over what already been played and i select a game and put up a thread

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Re: High Score Competition #231: Viewpoint
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2017, 02:31:21 pm »
The easiest way to do that is checking this thread http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=152912.0. All the compo games listed alphabetically.
                  

  
 

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