Golden Era Game of the Week 8/6/05: Robotron: 2084

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Golden Era Game of the Week 8/6/05: Robotron: 2084

Postby Weehawk » Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:16 am

Golden Era Game of the Week

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The Game: Robotron: 2084

romname: robotron

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Reward: $100 (usd)

Deadline for submission: August 12, 2005 2359 hours GMT

Further Bounty: $250 (usd) for scoring 1,000,000 points or more by Oct 31, 2005. If that is not claimed, $125 for the first submission exceeding 893,000 points.

Eugene Jarvis' sequel to Defender and Stargate.

Until recently, the MAME emulation of this title was significantly more difficult than the original arcade version, but a recent change of RAM addresses in the driver seems to have corrected the problem. Let's celebrate with some serious competition on it.

I'd like to see the cool million, but failing that I'll offer a 50% consolation prize to anyone who can best the arcade machine record of 893,000 held by Abdner Ashman.

I never thought too much of this game myself until the first time I saw a real expert play it. It's much more impressive to watch at higher levels of play.

Good page on it here:
http://www.tripoint.org/robo/robotron.html

For this week's competition, as well as the further bounty, we will be using Twin Galaxies Tournament Settings; Difficulty=5 (MAME default is 3), 5 lives to start, no extras)

Unfortunately, since Don Hayes, Matt Hall, and Tommi Tiihonen unilaterally decided to require the use of Difficulty=10 for MARP submissions on this title, GEGOTW submissions for this week will not be legal for MARP regulation play. You may therefore submit recordings to me on this forum via PM attachment, or email recordings to "weehawk95" at hotmail.com, or load to your own web storage and send me the URL. At the end of Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and finally Friday, the top three submissions will be available at:
http://www.gegotw.net/robotronresults.html

Your recordings will be submittable to TG if TG adopts WolfMAME .98 for MAME submissions.

Use WolfMAME .98

"On Deck" game: Red Baron
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Postby Weehawk » Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:17 am

Note in advance: Any discussion regarding MARP regulation play settings will be moved to the Regulation Play forum.
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Re: Golden Era Game of the Week 8/6/05: Robotron: 2084

Postby jbd41 » Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:40 pm

"On Deck" game: Red Baron

Feh, I might have to try squeezing in some time when this one comes up. (A quick warning about something non-obvious in Red Baron: the controls seem to require 'calibration' at the start, so you should give your joystick a few swirls right after you boot the game up.)

Good luck on Robotron, I cannot play this one at all even with authentic controls.
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Postby destructor » Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:59 pm

Time to play (after 3 days of my birthday ;)).

I have question to BBH first. What controller you use? (if it is not secret)
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Postby BBH » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:15 pm

destructor wrote:I have question to BBH first. What controller you use? (if it is not secret)


I hold a pad (PC Propad Blue) in my left hand to move, arrow keys to fire.

and Happy Birthday! Don't drink too much vodka. :P
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Postby The TJT » Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:14 pm

I think Des said that he just celebrated 3 days. He's worse than Irish! :wink:
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Postby AL » Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:10 pm

Only 3 days?

Pussy :lol:



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Postby Weehawk » Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:32 pm

Sunday's bonus points to BBH.

The top 3 so far:

http://www.gegotw.net/robotronresults.html
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Postby BBH » Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:07 am

wow Don, nice run on your last life :O
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Postby Weehawk » Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:29 am

BBH wrote:wow Don, nice run on your last life :O

For those who haven't watched it, Don's 4th death was at 263k on the second Brain Wave. (And though I'm not an expert, it appeared to be a pretty serious lapse in concentration, perhaps he relaxed too soon at the end of the wave?).

He did the remaining 242k on his last man. String a few of those together and we could be looking at a World Record.

And Don could be out looking for his own Robotron machine if he doesn't already have one.
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Postby Koza » Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:28 am

Oh damn... i'm really weak...
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Postby Weehawk » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:34 am

Koza wrote:Oh damn... i'm really weak...

Don't feel too bad.

Don and Matt have been playing this game a while, and are both truly world-class players.

There might be a couple others lurking out there....we'll see.
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Postby dbh » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:30 am

BBH wrote:wow Don, nice run on your last life

Thanks :) Now if I could only have avoided a couple of those other stupid deaths.... I really wish I didn't suck so much at the tank waves (2 deaths on 7, and the last death on 17).

Congrats on your 522K! You did a nice 100K run on your last man, too.

Weehawk wrote:He did the remaining 242k on his last man. String a few of those together and we could be looking at a World Record.

Yup, that's the hard thing about this game. One good run of boards in a game in not uncommon, but having two or three is extremely rare (unless your initials are ABA).

And Don could be out looking for his own Robotron machine if he doesn't already have one.

Already have one :D
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Postby destructor » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:31 am

Crazy, crazy, crazy ... My highest score 140k and stage 7 is mission impossible for me. Maybe when I watch your inps guys ...
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Postby The TJT » Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:28 pm

destructor wrote:Maybe when I watch your inps guys ...


Have you tried changing your initials to ABA? :)
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