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I realise that this is a game I had no business being unaware of...but I was, and I just lost the best part of Saturday to it...and I couldn't be happier to have done so:-) I became determined to reach the 40,000 needed for the Activision patch, despite knowing that I'd never actually receive one in 2017! I didn't get there, and the more I played after my highest score (around the 30,000...ish), the worse I became. After playing, I Googled around a bit, and discovered that this game is considered fairly easy...and 40, 000 therefore pretty easy to reach. Ah well...I still had an absolute blast with it.

 

Are there any more 2600 shooters as awesome as this that I should know about!?

 

 

This gameplay is emulated on the Android emulator, through the Nvidia Shield TV. I have the real cart (minus packaging) in my Amazon basket, but am holding off final purchase in case this wasn't released in Pal territories. Anyone know for certain?

 

https://youtu.be/w0xEDxelN0g

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I never had this one as a kid. I just discovered it myself about 18 months ago. My high score is about 120,000 or so - to me, the hardest part of the game is between about 18,000 and 30,000 points. I can't really get into a flow in that early/middle sort of action. After about 30,000 I am totally in the zone. :)

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I like Spider Fighter a lot. I played it for the Activision Patches challenge that was here on Atari Age this past summer. I finally made it to 40,000. 30 to 40 seemed easier than 20 to 30.

My experience is similar to DrVenkman's.

 

I think GORF is a great shooter. It's a game I would have never played if not for the High Score Club.

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I'm now the proud owner of a real Spider Fighter cartridge, which feels great to play with a genuine Atari joystick (as painful as it is;-)) Tomorrow, a package should arrive containing paddles and a trackball, so I should be able to try Astroblast and the other suggestions the way they were meant to be played...If I can find the carts:)

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I liked Spider Fighter but when I bought it bitd, on my first go I lasted for over an hour before I had to switch the console off. I thought I might have had it on a children's setting, but no. Even now I find it too easy because too many extra lives are awarded. Shame really.

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I liked Spider Fighter but when I bought it bitd, on my first go I lasted for over an hour before I had to switch the console off. I thought I might have had it on a children's setting, but no. Even now I find it too easy because too many extra lives are awarded. Shame really.

 

You are a Spider Fighter Master, sir! And I like the Wittertainment reference that is your sig:-)

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You are a Spider Fighter Master, sir! And I like the Wittertainment reference that is your sig:-)

Ahh, Wittertainment, keeps me sane on a Friday afternoon and also the following monday listening to the podcast edition. I don't always agree with Kermode's reviews (Sing was dull imo), but I enjoy listening to them nontheless, especially his rants and particularly the ones against Micheal Bay films. Edited by Lord Innit
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Ahh, Wittertainment, keeps me sane on a Friday afternoon and also the following monday listening to the podcast edition. I don't always agree with Kermode's reviews (Sing was dull imo), but I enjoy listening to them nontheless, especially his rants and particularly the ones against Micheal Bay films.

I have a real backlog of episodes at the minute, but I'm hoping to have a binge soon!

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