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Spy Hunter - Season 3 Week 17


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Back to the streets! Yes, it's time for Spy Hunter!


Post a score and let's get this thing rolling!


Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point.


And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it.


This week's competition ends next Tuesday (January 29) morning at approximately noon PST.



This week's scores:


56,200 gdement (+10 pts)

40,155 LarcenTyler (+8 pts)

19,975 vdub_bobby (+6 pts)



Twin Galaxies High Scores


236,705 Mike Gampp

110,335 Ron Corcoran

84,515 Mr. Kelly R Flewin

28,280 Marcelo J Sanchez



Overall standings:


1. PressureCooker2600 (105 pts)

2. vdub_bobby (78 pts)

3. LarcenTyler (73 pts)

4. gdement (57 pts)

5. Blackjack (28 pts)

6. Artlover (24 pts)

7. rjchamp3 (18 pts)

8. theKLT (18 pts)

9. atari2600land (15 pts)

10. Roloking (10 pts)

11. shadow460 (10 pts)

12. RJ (6 pts)

13. Ryanw (4 pts)

14. potatohead (1 pts)



Game Info


Originally a 1983 Bally Midway coin-op, ported to the NES in 1987.


Other platforms: Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, ColecoVision, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum


Sequel/spinoffs: Spy Hunter II (coin-op, 1987), Spy Hunter (Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Macintosh, PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox - 2001), Spy Hunter 2 (PlayStation 2, Xbox - 2003), Spy Hunter: Missile Crisis (Zodiac - 2004), Spy Hunter / Super Sprint (GBA - 2005), SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run (PS2, Xbox - 2006)





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I always stink big time on the boat scene for some reason! XD

I've also always found the boat scene very tough! I think because some of the objects (reefs?) are stationary so they come at you very fast - and I think the boat reacts a little slower than the car.


But I think only a specific path will take you to the water; you can avoid it completely (and indefinitely) if you want. ;)

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I didn't expect to do very well, but on my 3rd try I suddenly did way better. I think the key is to figure out which paths will give you the oil slick. After I was left with missiles and smoke it was harder to survive.


It got more exciting when my power went out at 40k, creating a race against my UPS battery. Luckily the power came back. :)




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