+therealbountybob Posted May 10 Share Posted May 10 (edited) Hard Hat Mack, Axis Assassin, Archon and Worms? over to Carlsson for the explanation: On 4/29/2023 at 12:26 AM, carlsson said: @therealbountybob For round 10 (two rounds away from the current one), we should play Hard Hat Mack and Axis Assassin in celebration of the Electronic Arts 40 years release. Indeed Archon (hard to play in HSC settings), M.U.L.E. (already is continuously played) and Worms? (not sure it even generates scores?) also were included in that first batch. We'll do something with MULE after this 3 Week round ending Weds 31st May 8pm UK time Some of these links will need updating... Hard Hat Mack we all know this one. Classic platform action over 3 stages . Note: Press Space to drop the rivet gun on the first screen. Players may want to practice the other screens - press  or  and then [Start] to set starting level. On screen two make use of the double jump by holding in fire to get past the moving jaws thingy. You can jump (forward) by pressing fire, no need to move at the same time, you don't need to be too near the edges. Once you've figured the screens out it's all about discipline ok and precision Downloads Mack Fandal XEXs hi-res or colour or colour versions, Atarimania Instructions, Atarionline.pl XEX/ATR Axis Assassin another goodie, not played since HSC2 Fandal holds the record with 185,100 Play from the default orange "V" shaped level. Downloads looks like atarionine have a version where the inner lair works on 130XE (requires translator at least if you want to enter your initials) http://www.atarionline.pl/arch/A/Axis Assassin/Axis Assassin (1983)(Electronic Arts)(US).atr fandals version may not work as above? https://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=3767 See carlsson's post below for the best write up: Axis Assassin Info atarimania has limited info, comments below: - You can also move down onto the grid and even fire in both directions there. - It seems only the blue spiders(?) are attacking you, while the brown ones are creating the web. BTW, there's more to the game than just the Tempest-like levels. When the spider appears, press the space bar to activate the smart bomb. If your timing is right, you'll be flown to another screen. [not sure this is correct - trbb] Nice game, it is like Tempest but it is not Tempest. And I like Tempest much Archon We've HSC played Archon before so here's the edited blurb from last time One of the greatest games of all time Archon has made it into the HSC again and it still doesn't even have any scoring! If you've not played before Turn up the TV volume, load Archon and let the demo mode play though, there are two sets of guys; light and dark, you move one of them around the board and when they overlap the opponents, it's battle time! The winner's piece remains on the square. If you wipe out the opponents side or capture the 5 power points you are victorious! NOTE: the light side pieces are stronger on the light squares and vice versa. Downloads Fandal XEX Instructions and reviews on Atarimania slx found this pdf of the original full manual The challenges Play each one using both Light and Dark sides (so you get two sets of points for each challenge). NTSC players - let me know if you think the game is too hard to beat - on PAL(UK) it's challenging but not impossible! 1 play Archon! 1pt 2 win by capturing 5 power points 2pts 3 win by eliminating the opponent 2pts 4 no spells allowed - win by elimination 2pts 5 sacrifice your wizard/sauceror - move them into a battle at the first opportunity - no other moves, and let them be killed. No spells allowed. Opponent moves first - win by elimination 2pts 6 NEW Wizard/Sauceror spells and Knights/Goblins only, all other pieces must sacrifice when attacked. Wizard/Sauceror can defend themselves. Can revive one knight/goblin, can use all spells e.g. summon elemental. Bonus play 2 player (not on your own!!), 2pts for each game - max 10pts Worms? https://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=3391 probably just a bonus might be more fun with multiplayer you tell me if you get anywhere! There's an interesting discussion with the author about the game on one of the Antic Interview Pod Casts Have fun, Join in everyone Edited May 31 by therealbountybob Axis Assassin version that Inner Lair works 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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