+therealbountybob Posted April 26, 2016 Share Posted April 26, 2016 (edited) MANIC MINER and BEST PORTS! TOURNAMENT ROUND! OK I need a catchy name for this round We'll cover 1 game from each system that has a port to the Atari 8 bit. I've picked some big games so this round will be nearly 4 weeks giving time to play. Play as many (hooray) or few (boo) as you wish! Round NOW ends *SUNDAY 29th May* 12PM UK time! Scoring 1 HSC point per player per game; so if 5 players play a game the top score will get 5pts. Bonus points and challenges may appear too so check this post. This is a big chance to climb the HSC current standings! EVERYONE welcome to play, there are some great games here, including some new ones which never seem to win the polls and several not played in the HSC before, including one of my all time favourites Bug Attack! HERE ARE TWO DISK IMAGES WITH ALL THE GAMES ON: HSC13 R8 Ports and New Games - Disk 1.atr HSC13 R8 Ports and New Games - Disk 2.atr Late breaking Atari news Manic Miner has been released so we'll add it to this round! (ATR/XEX). NTSC version being worked on. Bug Attack (Apple II) Fantasic Centipede style game I didn't realise it was a port until I researched this round. Released by Cavalier Computer in 1982. Info. Perplexity (BBC) One of the best ports from recent times, thanks to Fandal It's 3d Pac-Man just in case you were wondering! Info. Level codes can be used. Scoring 1pt for each level completed, max 10 for top 3 players. Frisky Tom (5200) When I found this one at first I thought "too hard" but after you learn to avoid the falling thing it's a surprisingly good single screen game. Thanks to Mike "homesoft" Langer Originally a Nichibutsu coin-op. Info. Score not shown at end of go. You need to collect/catch the blocks dislodged by the mice and climb up an press fire to fix the pipes, keep as much flowing as you can until the level ends.... then it's Hello Nurse! The orange mice can be knocked off but the red ones kill you and later start kamikazeing on you so lure them and get out of the way fast. Movement is a bit tardy but the game is very good once you get engrossed. Watch out for them lighting the fuse on the left side - you can wrap round the screen to get to it quickly. Deathchase XE (Spectrum) Motorbikes Ready? Joystick Ready! Charles Bronson Ready?! One day we will get an update of this Let's see if we can complete the 8? levels. Port by XXL Info. ATR on link but have found an XEX ver. r Bobby Bearing (C64) Balls! Marble madness style game. Please play and give the guys some much needed feedback. By Mariuszw, Jose Pereira & Poison in 2016 Supports stereo! No scoring but I think you are trying to re-unite your balls (ouch!) if you do you will score 2 points for each one. Crash 31 Instructions & Review 94% - plus4world Map - Atari Release Info - Interview with Marius. Galaga (Commodore PET) We played it before but it's just so darn good. [Option] to change colours. Ported by Norbert Kehrer. 2013. Info. Parsec XL (TI99/4A) I don't even know what this is! Ok I have a small clue from the screenshot below! This may be the bad one in the bunch! Info. It's not bad, movement is though! Pressing Select chooses lift 1-3 (during the game) but I can't see what this does. Update: If you limit your horizontal movement the game is quite playable, if you clear the first round (approx.10 waves) the background on the panel changs from red to purple. There was a refuelling tunnel but I crashed thinking you had to land on the flat bit so don't do that!! Spectipede (Commodore Plus 4) Another one we played before - there is a no dots version which is easier on the eye, thanks to Xuel. Info in game. Very playable game ported by Gary "rybags" Ryan in 2010. Metagalactic Llamas: Battle at the Edge of Time (Vic 20) A Jeff Minter classic. Sorry it's PAL only so NTSC guys will need to use emulation or play another port of their choosing. Ported by Sal Esquivel, Mario Krix, Karolj Nadj, Michal Szpilowski. 2008. M.Lamas Info.txt Probably don't need this as full instructions are in game, pull down on stick to page through them, scoring and hints are on the last 2 pages. Stampede (2600) Last but not least is Avery Lee's recent port of the classic cattle round-up game! Play on default skill 1. Instructions. Have Fun, let me know if you need any help. Regular single game HSC action will return after this round! Edited May 26, 2016 by therealbountybob Round now ends SUNDAY 29th MAY 12pm UK time Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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