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2017 - 2018 7800 HSC Season Game 9: TOWER TOPPLER


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2017 - 2018 7800 HSC Season Game 9



TOWER TOPPLER



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Settings: Tower 1



Contest Ends Midnight (PST)


January 14th 2018



I would strongly suggest that everyone read the manual...


For console users make sure that BOTH difficulty switches are in the RIGHT position for gameplay.


For emulator user set your dip switches to the right position.



BONUS POINTS: beat current record for 5 bonus points


Current Record: famicommander 75,770





Usual rules.



Current Scores



Trebor 102,160 RECORD BUSTER! +11 +5 ForBreaking Record



jin 64,940 +10



LidLikesIntellivision 44140 +9



Dr Moocowz 25270 +8



toiletunes 23640 +7



NIKON 20580 +6



S.BAZ 13170 +5



BydoEmpire 8590 +4



oyamafamily 5940 +4





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Current Standings:



1. Trebor 171



2. oyamafamily 126



3. toiletunes 123



4. jin 120



5. Dr Moocowz 92



6. S.BAZ 88



7. NIKON 79



8. LidLikesIntellivision 53



9. BydoEmpire 47



10. Cousin Vinnie 42



11. jblenkle 40



12. Gorfy 39



13. Dauber 22



14. Atarifever 18



15. MrBeefy 17



16. PacManPlus 16



17. Mister-VCS 12



18. roadrunner 4



19. troff 3

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This is certainly an interesting game, especially considering that it was a pack in game with the Atari 7800. I can see why they made it a pack in though! It has really astounding graphics, platforming gameplay with a brand new IP, and a good bit of replay value. On the downside it's frustrating as all get out and definitely one of those games that your success or failure just comes down to trial and error, rote memorization, and a little bit of luck. I spent about three and a half hours playing it tonight and after many (many) attempts I finally made it to the 5th tower with a score of...

 

Tower Toppler (Right / Right Difficulty): 40,740

 

 

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8,590

 

Got to Tower 2, which is where, if memory serves, is as far as my patience ever allowed me to play this game over the last 20 years. I could upload a pic if necessary, but my score hardly warrants it. I might give it another go before the end anyways... we'll see.

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I put in another 3 hours tonight and managed to make it to the 8th and final tower "The Edge of Doom". I was really hoping I could beat the game since I made it to the last level with 5 lives in reserve, but holy cow is that final level appropriately named. Even after watching some other people play through it on YouTube and memorizing exactly what to do to make it through the level I couldn't get even halfway up the last tower. I will keep trying though, since I would very much like to beat this game if I can, but for now my current high score is…

 

 

Tower Toppler (Right / Right Difficulty): 58,550

 

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Even after watching some other people play through it on YouTube and memorizing exactly what to do to make it through the level I couldn't get even halfway up the last tower.

 

First, congrats on your perseverance and score, but wow, this quote sums it the game's philosophy: frustration, memorization and controller-breaking difficulty.

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First, congrats on your perseverance and score, but wow, this quote sums it the game's philosophy: frustration, memorization and controller-breaking difficulty.

Thank you Bydo! Strangely I haven't been getting frustrated with Tower Toppler and have actually been really enjoying it, which is weird because difficult platformers usually drive me batty. I guess there's just so little in the way of platforming games on the 7800 that I'm appreciating it in spite of the difficulty. Your username reminded me that the gameplay is a lot like R-Type: Practice, die, memorize, repeat. :lol: It can be fun if you like the mechanics of the game, but maddening if you don't.

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I think my biggest issue has been the (unfortunate) timing of whatever that jerk thing is called that comes from all the way across the screen and knocks me off, sometimes all the way to the water. It's easily what's cost me the most when I get caught in a spot where I can't avoid it!

 

But, yes, there's a lot of trial and error with this game. But, it looks soooo pretty... except maybe the "fish" on the in between levels. They look like weird, giant shrimp to me. :)

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