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CAVERNS OF MARS I & II

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Caverns of Mars
Select = <pause>

NEW Settings:

play on each of the difficulty levels and post your scores for each.

Novice only has 5 caverns then the game ends - looks like it doesn't get harder after the 2nd one ;)

 

atarimania (has instructions)

Bonus challenge:

highest score shown after defusing the first bomb BUT you must escape the cavern all on the first life (NOT score after escaping,looks like it is +1280 if you do for escaping but scoring then starts again on Cavern 2).

 

Caverns of Mars 2

[Space] = <pause>

Bonus challenge:

highest score on first level on first life.

https://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=1547

https://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=1557

 

Bonus Game:

REARGUARD

fandal has an EXE of this one, I think it was BASIC game with some machine code routines :ponder:

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https://a8.fandal.cz/detail.php?files_id=2750

 

Round ends Friday 19th July 10am

HAVE FUN :!:

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Posted (edited)

COM I 65690 80400 88710 (Novice Completed)

          52100 149930 (Pilot Completed 144760 Zero lives lost)

          91050 124750 144310 215840 239010 (Warrior Completed 234230 1 life lost)

          180530 233870 (Commander)

 

COM II 93850 180150 250300

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Warm up goes from HSC HQ:

 

COM 63,380 lost my nerve on the escape :!:

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NEW: Bonus challenge for COM I score shown after defusing the first bomb BUT you must escape the cavern all on the first life (not score after escaping).

15,820

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COM II 97,700 stopped mid game to make Mrs a cuppa cost me 2 lives :mad:

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NEW: Bonus challenge highest score for first level on first life.

DNQ!

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COM1:

Novice: 40,300
Pilot: 23,030
Warrior: 21,660
Commander: 22,400                        

Cool game! Might grab the Recharged version while it's on sale.

 

COM2: 21,350

Such a different from the first game.. Sort of reminds me of Cosmic Avenger from my Coleco days.

 

REARGUARD: 250

Got this score 3x in a row. LOL time for a break.

 

Side note: COM file from fandal didn't work for me, all I got was a blue screen on my XEGS. The atarionline.pl version worked for me.

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Caverns of Mars - 43350 pts Novice, died on my way back up 2nd level
Caverns of Mars II - 75250 pts, end of level 4
Rear Guard - 500 pts

 

All around enjoyable and easy to play games. Rear Guard surprised me with some of the most chilling sound effects I've ever heard on the Atari 8-bit, the types of sounds that would be hard to recreate e.g. on the SID.
 

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On 7/5/2024 at 10:31 AM, McKong said:

COM I 65690 

COM II 93850 180150 250300

:thumbsup:

HSC records for the games are:

 

*CAVERNS OF MARS (NPWC) (Graphics:7 Sound:7 Playability:8 HSCR *8*) devwebcl  : C:312217  [10-4]  [1-8]

* though this was played on each level separately with 120K for completing novice and 170K for pilot...


CAVERNS OF MARS II (Graphics:7 Sound:6 Playability:7 HSCR *7*) tompateus  : 352800  [18-11]  [10-4]

 

*REAR GUARD [Graphics:7 Sound:7 Playability:7 HSCR *7*] Mr.Amiga500/trbb  : 740  [7-April]

* this was the run from BASIC version possibly the same as fandal's XEX :ponder:

 

https://forums.atariage.com/topic/171724-all-time-games-ratings-and-hsc-records/#comments

;)

 

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On 7/8/2024 at 11:09 AM, carlsson said:

Hm, 740 pts doesn't seem overwhelming.

Bring it don't sing it eh?!!! :D

 

OK After a top level HSC meeting it has been decided to play COM as follows:

Caverns of Mars

NEW Settings:

play on each of the difficulty levels and post your scores for each. [You do not need to complete them - this way you get to experience all of the game features!]

Novice only has 5 caverns then the game ends - looks like it doesn't get harder after the 2nd one ;)

 

Bonus challenge:

highest score shown after defusing the first bomb BUT you must escape the cavern all on the first life (NOT score after escaping,looks like it is +1280 for escaping but scoring then starts ticking again on Cavern 2). [I see McKong figured this out as he's been busy ;) ]

 

Select = <pause>

Tried pressing pause after setting the bomb for screenshot :!:

 

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I just completed Novice score 100.930

Bonus Challenge score 18,150

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COM: play on each of the difficulty levels and post your scores for each. [You do not need to complete them - this way you get to experience all of the game features!]

 

Compelted Pilot, it was touch and go as I was on the last man for the last two levels 153,650 ;)

 

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On 7/5/2024 at 10:31 AM, McKong said:

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COM II 93850 180150 250300

Forgot to post my COM II score 233,500 had a lapse but then a good spree where I built up a few lives, often floating down with no fuel right at the end, good game. Need to go some to beat McKong ;)

 

Will add screenshot when on other laptop ;)

 

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8 hours ago, therealbountybob said:

Forgot to post my COM II score 233,500 had a lapse but then a good spree where I built up a few lives, often floating down with no fuel right at the end, good game. Need to go some to beat McKong ;)

 

Will add screenshot when on other laptop ;)

 

I think if you lose a life at certain stages it's impossible to complete the round without running out of fuel

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Caverns of Mars

Novice: 43700 pts
Pilot: 39450 pts
Warrior: 25000 pts
Commander: 22430 pts

Rear Guard - 670 pts Novice

 

Was the HSC record for Rear Guard set on Novice or some more skilled level? I saw that tomapetus scored 750 pts above. The first fleet consists of 60 escaping ships, then you get replenished for lost shields. If more than 10 ships have escaped or you are out of shields, you lose.

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4 hours ago, carlsson said:

Caverns of Mars

Novice: 43700 pts
Pilot: 39450 pts
Warrior: 25000 pts
Commander: 22430 pts

Rear Guard - 670 pts Novice

 

Was the HSC record for Rear Guard set on Novice or some more skilled level? I saw that tomapetus scored 750 pts above. The first fleet consists of 60 escaping ships, then you get replenished for lost shields. If more than 10 ships have escaped or you are out of shields, you lose.

Not played it yet...

LAST TIME WE PLAYED IT ON LEVEL 2 SO SHALL WE DO THAT AGAIN FOLKS?

;)

 

Round 11 POLL OPEN:

https://forums.atariage.com/topic/369305-hsc21-round-11-poll/

 

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