Golden Era Game of the Week 6/10/06: Galaxian

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Golden Era Game of the Week 6/10/06: Galaxian

Post by Weehawk » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:48 pm

Golden Era Game of the Week

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The Game: Galaxian

romname: galaxian

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Reward: $100 (usd)

Deadline for submission to MARP: June 16, 2006 2359 hours GMT

Further Bounty: $250 (usd) for exceeding 503,710 points by August 31, 2006.

Here the Space Invaders theme is souped up with diving aliens, a moving background, and color graphics. This was state-of-the-art in 1979. Still looks decent today, I think.

Page devoted to the game:

http://www.galaxian.dds.nl/index.html

Wikipedia (rapidly becoming the repository of all human knowledge) article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxian

The further bounty is inspired by 2004's breaking of the 20 year old arcade record on this title by Englishman Gary Whelan. Robert Mruczek's big write up:

http://www.twingalaxies.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3467

Robert is also knowledgeable on the title. His Lessons 101 and 102 on the subject:

http://www.twingalaxies.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1966

http://www.twingalaxies.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1986

Gary Whelan came to Funspot this year and beat his own record, scoring 503,710 points. Gary's page:

http://www.geocities.com/galaxip79/index.html

Random prize: One gamer who submits a score over 50,000 points, chosen randomly from those who do, will receive a Galaxian t-shirt in the size of their choice:

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Use WolfMAME .101 or .106

On Deck game: Space Fury
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Post by The_Pro » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:28 pm

Nooo, my 1st place score has bitten me in the ass. I don't know if I can get back in shape.

Incidently, Gary has a much higher personal best on galaxian but he is holding on to it until he gets 1 million. He is damn close.

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Post by Weehawk » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:47 pm

The_Pro wrote:Nooo, my 1st place score has bitten me in the ass. I don't know if I can get back in shape.

Incidently, Gary has a much higher personal best on galaxian but he is holding on to it until he gets 1 million. He is damn close.
Interesting.
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Post by dbh » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:21 am

It's good to see GEGOTW back in action!

Are bonus points going to be awarded again for the highs during the week?

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Post by The TJT » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:15 am

Is there a year-end prize?

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Post by destructor » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:27 am

Why start when Deca on TG start?

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Post by Weehawk » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:00 pm

destructor wrote:Why start when Deca on TG start?
I didn't, I waited a week.

Actually, I had a premonition that the selection of Deca games was going to be a horrible disappointment and was prepared to launch GEGOTW in response, one week earlier.

The list for Deca, from my perspective:

Rip Off: great game, now I gotta play it for three months to try to defend my "title" from all the elite gaming bastards
Omega Race: good game, but I thought had been tainted by leeching issues
Gyruss: good game, but I am no good at it
Speed Coin: different game, but I had enough of it in WCC about two years ago
Cabal: no interest
Dig Dug II: there's a game that never should have had a sequel
Alien vs Predator: no interest
Nightmare in the Dark: no interest
Indiana Jones: I like the theme, but I am no good at it, and there are people out there that have completely mastered it
Strider: no interest

So maybe the selection overall didn't suck as badly as I had feared, but after a week of pondering I thought since I was already prepared to start I may as well go ahead.

So here we are.
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Post by TRB_MetroidTeam » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:29 pm

lol
DECA2006
World Cup
GEGOTW
lol
Valter "TRB" - The Real Battle
Metroid Team, from Brazil
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Post by TRB_MetroidTeam » Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:43 pm

MarcoMarocco@AIVA (@) 10 Jun 06
18:46:00 21,810 (confirm) wolf103
Only wolf101 or wolf106, right?
Valter "TRB" - The Real Battle
Metroid Team, from Brazil
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Post by Weehawk » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:08 pm

TRB_MetroidTeam wrote:lol
DECA2006
World Cup
GEGOTW
lol
And not necessarily in that order.
TRB_MetroidTeam wrote:Only wolf101 or wolf106, right?
For GEGOTW eligibility, right.

For MARP regulation play .103 is perfectly acceptable.
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Post by TRB_MetroidTeam » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:15 pm

Weehawk wrote:
TRB_MetroidTeam wrote:lol
DECA2006
World Cup
GEGOTW
lol
And not necessarily in that order.
WORLD CUP on the TOP, for sure 8)
Valter "TRB" - The Real Battle
Metroid Team, from Brazil
Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 world champions

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Post by AL » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:34 pm

Heh...I already have that Galaxian tee-shirt. Well actually, two.
The hazards of ordering XL from the USA. I have a t-shirt and a tent.



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Post by Weehawk » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:41 pm

AL wrote:Heh...I already have that Galaxian tee-shirt. Well actually, two.
The hazards of ordering XL from the USA. I have a t-shirt and a tent.
If you win the random prize we'll find an alternative.

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Post by AL » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:47 pm

Yep, seen that one too. They didn't have my size.




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Post by destructor » Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:08 am

What with bonus points John?

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