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Squad Challenge - Chopper Command (Atari 2600)


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#41 RickR

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:23 AM

I've tried a few different strategies:

  • Going left instead of right.  It seems like the enemies don't get behind you so easily this way.  But my brain doesn't like it.
  • Going fast and clearing each horizontal row at a time.  This works to a point, but around wave 3, the other row shots become incredibly accurate. 
  • Going slow and trying to shoot each trio is the best option for me.  Try to keep them from getting behind you.  Once you get to 40k or so, things start moving very fast.  There's no time limit, so moving very slow has no real downside.

In all cases, keeping your eye on the radar is key. 


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:30 PM

Played a bit right now and here is the score I got!

 

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#43 RickR

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:33 PM

Nice score! 



#44 TrekMD

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

Thank you!  We still have to add our scores to beat NSG!  LOL


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#45 RickR

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:47 PM

Thank you!  We still have to add our scores to beat NSG!  LOL

I think we should!  No disrespect to NSG....he's the master of this game.  We are striving to get close to his awesome score.


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#46 nosweargamer

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

I think we should!  No disrespect to NSG....he's the master of this game.  We are striving to get close to his awesome score.

 

My guess is that at some point, someone else is going to bust out another 100K+ score.

If I can do it, I'm sure a bunch of you can do it too!

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

115,100

 

I think I've discovered the strategy that works for me. 

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#48 TrekMD

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:09 PM

Awesome score!


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#49 nosweargamer

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:32 PM

Wow. That prediction came true pretty fast! WTG Rick!


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 08:52 PM

:pole_position_blimp_big: Congratulations nosweargamer!

 

 

GREAT SCORES GUYS!! I really enjoyed seeing you guys tackle the learning curve on this game and ramp your scores up over time. Going through the thread you can see everybody's game improve over time. Congratulations on your win No Swear! nosweargamer won with a whopping 279,600 points! RickR takes 2nd Place with a score of 115,100 points. TrekMD, kamakazi20012, and dauber all showed up with great scores too! ALL of you showed a great game. I encourage nosweargamer to add his new high score to the Chopper Command thread on the Scoreboard! Way to go guys!

 

:commodore_joystick: We invite Squad Challenge winners to share their winning scores on the Scoreboard and keep the game going!  :commodore_joystick:  

 

 

 

:pow: FINAL STANDINGS :pow:

 

 

 

1       nosweargamer           279,600

 

2       RickR                          115,100

 

3       TrekMD                         56,400

 

4       kamakazi20012            36,300

 

5       dauber                          11,400


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#51 RickR

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:01 PM

NSG did beat our combined scores!  Very impressive. 


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#52 TrekMD

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 11:52 PM

He sure did! Congratulations!


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