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Season 20 Round 1 - Road Runner


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Happy New Year everyone!  Welcome back!  Let's get right to it...


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Game Rules:

No Shortcuts



Score Post Deadline: Sunday January 16 at 11:59 PM CST


AtariAge High Score:

187,495 by asponge posted on 3/24/2018


Scores as of 1/16:

fakecortex     110,969
asponge        107,007
roadrunner      64,720
Lauren Tyler    60,759
Frozone212      26,883


Season Standings:



General HSC Season Rules:

  • To participate, just post a score to the thread. Anyone can join in at any time.
  • A picture or screenshot is encouraged when posting a score but not required.
  • The season is 15 rounds long.
  • Games will be posted on Sundays and run two weeks through Sunday at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Do not exploit game glitches, take advantage of 1-up loops or intentionally die in order to replay a level.
  • If "point pressing" is not specified in the game rules you should be moving forward in an attempt to complete/loop the game and not "camping" for points.
  • No emulator save states, slow-mo, rewind, etc.
  • No cheats, e.g. Konami code, Game Genie, etc.
  • Turbo controllers are allowed.
  • Season points are awarded according to the following chart:
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Fun game! This one’s new to me in general, having never played the arcade, and just being introduced to it in the 2600 club recently. This one’s a good one, really captures the essence of the cartoon. I like how the title screen looks like it was drawn in a game that would’ve been on Nintendo, like color of a dinosaur or Pictionary haha, keeps it looking like a cartoon. The action, music, and acme gadgets make me feel like I’m playing a Road Runner cartoon more than other licensed games. I especially like the way Wile E Coyote skids on the ground when you make him turn around quickly. 


This was rough on my left thumb at first, so I busted out the advantage joystick for what I’d expect is similar to the arcade experience. That went well and got my high. I’ll have to try with a dog bone next since its dpad is softer. Anyway, my score...


Road Runner - 110,969 lvl 4



Level 4’s jumps are tricky and will need some practice. 

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On 1/9/2022 at 8:58 AM, fakecortex said:

This was rough on my left thumb at first, so I busted out the advantage joystick for what I’d expect is similar to the arcade experience.

I agree.  The advantage is the way to go with this one.  The back and forth dodging Wile E. kills my thumb as well.

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