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by dbh
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden Era Game of the Week 9/25/04: Congo Bongo
Replies: 28
Views: 31790

Zhorik, You are correct. The default difficulty is indeed medium, and the number of jumps to get the monkeys off your back is the primary indicator. When Jason was playing, he said that the rhinos where behaving differently than what he was used to. He said that's normally the easiest board for him ...
by dbh
Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden Era Game of the Week 9/25/04: Congo Bongo
Replies: 28
Views: 31790

And this points up why I have requested players not previously known to me to notify me via email or PM before they submit their entry - I can only assume that the new forum member jkc is you, Jason. Anyway, I don't think anyone would go to too much trouble to try to scam me out of 25 bucks. PM me ...
by dbh
Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Hyper Sports NVRAM
Replies: 122
Views: 25108

I am not an expert at HS, but the discussion about allowing nvram or not is quite interesting. I would tend to agree with TJT and AL that it would be much better if nvram were allowed for this game. My suggestion for really fixing this type of situation would involve an enhancement to MAME itself. T...
by dbh
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden Era Game of the Week 9/18/2004: Hot Shocker
Replies: 5
Views: 4176

Once again, i notice that players post their inps in the last 4 hours of the challenge. I think it's a bad way to beat score cos we can't see progression and it's the worst way to compete with others players. This way to do is only to win money prize that you offer John. I actually didn't start pla...
by dbh
Fri Sep 24, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Poll: What do you consider cheating?
Replies: 14
Views: 2543

The question about save states being cheating was actually raised at the Twin Galaxies panel discussion at California Extreme 2004. My answer was that I do not consider it cheating. It is simply a quicker way to learn how to play a game. It is definitely an advantage over playing a game over and ove...
by dbh
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who knows?
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

by dbh
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden era Game of the Week 9/4/04: Slither
Replies: 15
Views: 8321

So I wouldn't qualify for the chamionship, but still thought they might list me for the individual game. I asked Robert about this and he said that he wouldn't be listing or tracking scores that don't affect the outcome of the Advanced Deca. I figured this is how he would be handling it and it actu...
by dbh
Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden era Game of the Week 9/4/04: Slither
Replies: 15
Views: 8321

So I wouldn't qualify for the chamionship, but still thought they might list me for the individual game. I'm not sure if they will list individual games scores for those who are no longer qualified. On the summary thread, it could be confusing to see scores that don't affect the final outcome. Some...
by dbh
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:58 am
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden era Game of the Week 9/4/04: Slither
Replies: 15
Views: 8321

Don't they all? Well....yes :) But this one seems worse than most. I can't count how many times I thought I shot something and then it killed me. I guess I'm too used to Centipede/Millipede where I can get extremely close to things before shooting them (and when I shoot them, they die!!) I also not...
by dbh
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: The Pit
Topic: Sounds
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

I got 16/18. I missed one early that I shouldn't have (I'll blame it on having my speaker volume too low), and I got lucky on one or two others.
by dbh
Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden Era Game of the Week 8/28/04: Black Widow
Replies: 17
Views: 9159

Also, I'd be curious to know what type of controls you guys used, if you don't mind sharing a little trade secret. Please don't anyone tell me they used the keyboard... I used a Hotrod SE. Like Tommi, towards the end I was feeling better about my average score. Although, I can't remember how many t...
by dbh
Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nice Score Retro-B! (dkongjr)
Replies: 8
Views: 1519

Definitely a great score and replay! I may have to give this another shot :)
by dbh
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden Era Game of the Week 8/21/04: Timber
Replies: 8
Views: 4694

If Martin Bedard finds out that this is the game of the week, he will likely win :)

John, you may want to impose the 1-hour time limit on this one since Martin proved it to be marathonable in last year's ADeca.

(edit)
Oops, didn't see that you had imposed the 1 hour limit already.
by dbh
Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Solar Fox
Replies: 1
Views: 663

five bally/midway games all had the same joysticks GORF TRON Satans Hollow Solar Fox Lazarian Funspot (located in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire) recently acquired a Lazarian. It has a regular joystick, not one like Tron or Satans Hollow (Funspot has these as well, and a Gorf...I don't think they have ...
by dbh
Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Golden Era Game of the Week
Topic: Golden Era Game of the Week 7/24/04: Crystal Castles
Replies: 17
Views: 24589

Thanks again, John! I too am a bit surprised that there were not more uploads this week, although I was a bit relieved that MDA didn't notice it until too late :) But, Mark, saying you can beat my MAME score with your foot isn't quite accurate since you're comparing it to your arcade foot score. My ...