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2600 Games Without Scores


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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:42 AM

A viewer recently made a comment alluding to the fact that almost all 2600 games have some sort of a scoring system. 
It got me thinking: What non-homebrew 2600 games have no scoring of any kind? (For this question, I would include timers in games as a way to keep score)

 

So far the only game I can think of is Adventure.


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#2 RadioPoultry

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:28 AM

The 2600 version of Star Strike has no visible score counter or timer, as far as I can tell. That's the only one I can think of right now.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:15 AM

Riddle of the Sphinx? Maybe Dragonstomper?
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#4 StormSurge

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 11:03 AM

Haunted House?


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#5 nosweargamer

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:59 PM

Haunted House?

 

 I thought of that one,  but you can count how many matches you use, which could be a way to keep score.


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#6 Starbuck66

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

Maze Craze?
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:01 PM

Swordquest games?
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#8 GRay Defender

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:22 AM

The board games like checkers...


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#9 slobu

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:28 PM

Don't think it's as rare as we all may think.  I guess my example would be Crypts of Chaos and Strawberry Shortcake: Musical Match-ups.
 
Why no homebrew?  Is it too common on the new games us modern developers are making?

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#10 nosweargamer

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

Don't think it's as rare as we all may think.  

 

My best guess is that less than 5% of the library would qualify, so it may depend on your definition of rare, but to me that would be pretty rare when over 95% of yours games have some form of scoring.

 

I guess my example would be Crypts of Chaos and Strawberry Shortcake: Musical Match-ups.
 

 

Crypts of Chaos does have scoring, but Strawberry Shortcake is a good one, although it target younger children and has a pseudo timer in some variations with the sun.

 

Why no homebrew?  Is it too common on the new games us modern developers are making?

 

I was just curious what games went against the grain during the original run of the VCS/2600.

 

So far, what I have is the following:

  1. Adventure
  2. 3-D Tic-Tac Toe
  3. Checkers
  4. Dragonstomper
  5. Maze Craze
  6. Riddle of the Sphinx
  7. Strawberry Shortcake: Musical Match-Ups
  8. Swordquest Earthworld
  9. Swordquest Fireworld
  10. Swordquest Waterworld
  11. Video Checkers
  12. Video Chess

Let me know if you can think of any others, or if one of the above games does have a form of scoring.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

Basic programming?

Superman?




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