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Star Voyager

(Surprise Moderator Pick)

~ WEEK 21 ~

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CLARIFICATION: No use of CHEATS, emulation advantages, bugs, cart frying or other variables that gives you an unfair advantage in this HSC. Please assume you have to follow the game difficulty and mode for the playing week/s. No game enhancements or special favorite settings to play in the 2600 HSC, unless you are given authorization to do so by your humble yet strict MODERATORS! Jacob/BAZ.

 

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Star Voyager

Released By: Imagic

Left Difficulty: B

Right Difficulty: B

Game Mode: Default

 

The HSC Record for Star Voyager: ______________ (Never Played)

 

 

 

 

Special Note On Scoring:

 

Your actual score in Star Voyager is NOT shown on screen, but must be calculated according to the # of ships shot down and the number of portals passed through, as follows:

 

* 5 pts. for each ship shot down

* 10 pts. for each portal passed through

 

Your number of ships shot down is the number on the left at the bottom of the screen.

 

Your number of portals passed through is shown by the color of the border around the edge of the screen, as follows:

 

0 Portals -- Blue

1 Portal -- Gray

2 Portals -- Yellow

3 Portals -- Orange

4 Portals -- Green

5 Portals -- Violet

6 Portals -- Pink

7 Portals -- Blue

 

Rank: Your rank is determined solely according to your score, and therefore does not affect your score nor your placement in the contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post your scores right here in this thread, and we will add them to the list. Remember to play the game with the recommended game mode and difficulty settings as shown above so that your scores will be consistent with everyone else.

The deadline for posting scores is Midnight (EST) the evening of Sunday, June 14th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus: A ROUND ON THE HOUSE

 

That was difficult! everyone who participated this week gets (+1) bonus :) Hooray!

 

 

 

 

 

Star Voyager High Scores

(Scoring is +1 point for last place and up from there)

 

570 voodoo_chilly (+16) (+1) :arrow:maximum score! :-o

220 MoomUnit (+15) (+1)

210 Wickeycolumbus (+14) (+1)

190 Northcoastgamer (+13) (+1)

180 darthkur (+12) (+1)

175 karokoenig (+11) (+1)

170 S.BAZ (+10) (+1)

165 StanJr (+9) (+1)

135 Gorfy (+8 ) (+1)

130 keilbaca (+7) (+1)

105 GornThrifting (+6) (+1)

105 JacobZu7zu7 (+5) (+1)

100 LarcenTyler (+4) (+1)

90 Scrabbler15 (+3) (+1)

85 Spacey Invader (+2) (+1)

10 Hyperboy (+1) (+1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall Standings Through Week 20 (Juno First)

Top 24 make the Bracket Challenge at the end of the season!

The bracket winners get to choose a game for next season :thumbsup:

 

1. Northcoastgamer 571

2. StanJr 517

3. voodoo_chilly 510

4. S.BAZ 496

5. Gorfy 382

6. KaeruYojimbo 379

7. oyamafamily 371

8. darthkur 356

9. JacobZu7zu7 348

10. Hyperboy 300

11. karokoenig 292

12. Dauber 281

13. keilbaca 237

MoomUnit 237

15. SpiceWare 228

16. Scrabbler15 217

Spacey Invader 217

17. LidLikesIntellivision 211

19. Nathan Strum 194

20. ReflectionAngle 172

21. classicgamer_27330 152

22. Tony The 2600 143

23. GornThrifting 137

24. roadrunner 127

25. CapitanClassic 121

26. DT Kofoed 120

27. skosh 113

28. adri_o 111

RJ 111

30. Mister_VCS 110

31. SIO2 100

32. LarcenTyler 96

33. Zeptari1 94

34. Fallout_002 78

35. NIKON 77

36. Cafeman 74

37. jblenkle 68

38. Wickeycolumbus 63

39. Botbird208 59

40. centiqueen81 52

41. Shadow460 23

42. Retrogamer81081 21

43. gamerguy99 20

Random Terrain 20

45. Private Eye 16

46. Brian C 15

47. retrorussell 14

48. lodger 12

49. flammingcowz 10

50. StarThief 7

51. SuperFreddie 6

Ry guy 6

53. DanIacovelli 5

54. Goochman 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW SEASON ~ The NEW High Score Club Season 4:

# in parentheses represents total games for each week/s theme.

 

up next:

 

(1)
(2) Paddle Weeks
(3) Never Been Played!
(3) ?
(2) Moderator Picks
(2) Player Picks
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(3) Double Points - Beat the Leader Weeks

-------------------------
(After Season) Bracket Tourney [4 Weeks]

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASON 4: EXTRA INFO

There SHALL be special weeks ! Rounds that will include several games.

Overall the NEW High Score Club Season 4 will last (LIKELY) THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2015.

Bracket Challenge to follow. TOP 24 make the Bracket Challenge single-elimination tournament!

STARVYGR.BIN

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Just an issue of clarification here.

I've never played this game before. Looking at the HTML manual, it seems that we need to use the left and right difficulty switches to select weapons and game speed.

----start quote----

SPEED

The Left Difficulty Lever controls the pace of enemy attack and star portal appearance.

  • Normal mode: A
  • Accelerated action: B
WEAPONS

Select weapons with the Right Difficulty Lever:

  • Lasers: position A
  • Photon Torpedoes: position B

----end quote----

So are we restricted to playing on the B/B settings?

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25 is a terrible score? Then I am functionally incapable.

 

6

 

You really have to learn how the lasers target because you have no maneuverability and are going to take repeated hits unless you can take the enemy ships out.

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I'm confused about the scoring.......According to the manual, the score depends not only on the number of hits, but also on the number of star portals crossed.

 

Specifically,

  • Multiply your tally of enemy casualties by 5
  • Add 10 points for each star portal penetrated

You can determine how many portals you crossed by the color of the viewer portal (see manual).

 

Here's my score as an example:

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As you see, I shot "3" enemy ships, as shown on the bottom right. But this isn't the total score.

 

Multiply "3" by 5 = 15

 

Now, notice the grey viewer border, which indicates I passed through one portal. Therefore, add 10 points.

 

Thus, total score is 15 + 10 = 25

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  • Karokoenig's actual score, to obtain a ranking of Lieutenant, is between 144 and 175 (see manual for scores and rankiings). If the color of his viewer border is violet, as I think it is, then Karo's exact score is 175.

  • Scrabbler's actual score is 80, I believe (5*12 = 60 pts for enemy ships shot down; Add 20 pts. for passing 2 portals, as indicated by the yellow viewing border; Thus, total score is 60 + 20 + 80)

Stan Jr's actual score is 50, I believe

I couldn't calculate the BAZ's score; Without the picture, I couldn't determine number of portals passed

;)

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Here's my score as an example:

attachicon.gif2004-05-23 06.53.55.jpg

 

As you see, I shot "3" enemy ships, as shown on the bottom right. But this isn't the total score.

 

Multiply "3" by 5 = 15

 

Now, notice the grey viewer border, which indicates I passed through one portal. Therefore, add 10 points.

 

Thus, total score is 15 + 10 = 25

 

Oh gee, this is gonna be a mess... As the manual states right after what you already posted: "color tone varies depending on TV screen". Add the good old PAL-NTSC color confusion, and we'll be in for a detective game. See my screenshot for example:

 

25 enemy casualties * 5 = 125. So far, so easy. Now, is that a violet or a blue border?

 

Violet border would mean +50 (= 175), blue would be +70 (=195). As my rank is Lt., it must have been violet.

 

So here is my actual score: 175.

 

@ Mods: Do you see the TV color variation (and possibly PAL/NTSC screwups) as a problem? If yes, here's my suggestion: Don't count the number of portals passed and just use the *5 multiplier. This would of course make comparisons in the HSC statistics difficult, but at least the No. of kills can be easily identified on any screenshot, no matter how bad it might be.

 

 

Wait... Captain's rank starts at 176? I was one lousy kill away from becoming a Captain...?

 

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

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@Karo --- I think we should keep the portals part of the score. It's an important part of the game. We both determined your specific score to be 125, so there doesn't seem to be a great problem.

 

@Mods and everybody --- In the case of my "90" score, I kept track of the number of portals I crossed. Even though my viewer portal appears pinkish, I know it was meant to be orange (It cannot be pink because that would take me to a level higher than 3 chevrons). If this cannot be accepted via the honor system, then I'll take the minimum score in the three chevron range, which is 80.

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Here are Stella screenshots showing the border colors for the number of portals:

post-41961-0-75705200-1433909999_thumb.png Blue: 0 portals, +0 points to your score

post-41961-0-92609700-1433910004_thumb.png Gray: 1 portal, +10 points to your score

post-41961-0-94723100-1433910008_thumb.png Yellow: 2 portals, +20 points to your score

post-41961-0-70875100-1433910012_thumb.png Orange: 3 portals, +30 points to your score

post-41961-0-40079500-1433910015_thumb.png Green: 4 portals, +40 points to your score

post-41961-0-47520300-1433910019_thumb.png Violet: 5 portals, +50 points to your score

post-41961-0-06307100-1433910025_thumb.png Pink: 6 portals, +60 points to your score

post-41961-0-43779500-1433910027_thumb.png Blue: 7 portals, +70 points to your score

[Passing through the 7th portal ends the game with a little fanfare melody.]

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I concur with all of the scores so far, except for Scrabbler15 (in order to get 12 kills, you have to go through 3 portals).

(K/P) denotes number of kills and portals. Multiply K x 5 and P x 10 and add results.

 

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karokoenig (25/5) = 175 points [LT rank]

 

Scrabbler15, Gorfy, MoomUnit (12/3) = 90 points [3 chevrons]

 

StanJr (6/2) = 50 points [2 chevrons]

 

S.BAZ (3/1*) = 25 points [1 chevron] *not shown, but you have to go through (at least) one portal to get three kills

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I concur with all of the scores so far, except for Scrabbler15 (in order to get 12 kills, you have to go through 3 portals).

 

(K/P) denotes number of kills and portals. Multiply K x 5 and P x 10 and add results.

 

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karokoenig (25/5) = 175 points [LT rank]

 

Scrabbler, Gorfy, MoomUnit (12/3) = 90 points [3 chevrons]

 

StanJr (6/2) = 50 points [2 chevrons]

 

S.BAZ (3/1*) = 25 points [1 chevron] *not shown, but you have to go through (at least) one portal to get three kills

Thanks for the correction on Scrabbler!

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Since every score is a multiple of five, then the ranges given the HTML manual to determine final rank are needlessly complex.

Score Rank
0 AWOL

20 ^

50 ^^

80 ^^^

115 ^^^^

145 LT

180 CAPT

210 ADM

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Each level has a set number of enemy ships:

 

Blue: 2
[portal #1]

Gray: 3

[portal #2]

Yellow: 4

[portal #3]

Orange: 5

[portal #4]

Green: 6

[portal #5]

Violet: 7

[portal #6]

Pink: 8

[portal #7]

END

 

Total enemy ships: 35

 

Maximum possible score: (35x5)+(7x10)=245

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