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DKong
10th August 2009, 09:11 PM
Game 3: Asteroids Deluxe
Rom: astdelux

Randomly selected from the MGL 9 game list (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=25399)



http://www.klov.com/images/11/1181242049107.jpg



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No current high score for this game



Manufacturer: Atari
Year: 1980
Class: Wide Release
Genre: Space
Type: Videogame
Monitor:

Orientation: Horizontal
Type: Vector
CRT: Black and White with a Color Overlay
19-inch Electrohome G05-802/805
Conversion Class: unique
Number of Simultaneous Players: 1
Maximum number of Players: 2
Gameplay: Alternating
Control Panel Layout: Single Player
Controls:
Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
Buttons: 3
Sound: Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)


Pilot a spaceship equipped with shields and auto-fire as you blast through level after level of rotating asteroids. UFOs and multi-segmented Killer Satellites take chase, searching for an opportunity to destroy your ship.

Asteroids Deluxe features modified gameplay intentionally designed to challenge players who had mastered the original Asteroids. Hyperspace was replaced with a new option called "shields", which creates a protective barrier around the players' ship. This barrier is only effective when the button is depressed and held (unlike hyperspace), and depletes with use (also unlike hyperspace). The players' ship was redesigned to include two side fins and a narrower body, keeping the overall ship dimensions identical to the original game. The ship has the same maximum velocity as in Asteroids, but can accelerate twice as fast. Firing is automatic, holding down the fire button will release a maximum of four shots (on screen) at a time. The asteroids themselves rotate as they travel about the screen. Firing accuracy of the two saucers was improved, and the saucers shoot both "wrap-around" shots and shoot immediately upon entering the screen (both features designed to discourage UFO hunting). Atari added extra challenge to the game by introducing the "Killer Satellite" or "Hexagon", a snowflake-like object which breaks into three ship-chasing "Diamonds" once hit. Each diamond in turn can break into two "Sharks" or "Wedges" (they resemble the dorsal fin of a shark) which also pursue the players' ship. Overall a much more difficult game than the original Asteroids.(http://www.klov.com/A/Asteroids_Deluxe.html)








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Mid week bonus of 10 MGL points are awarded to the highest submitted score as at Midnight Wednesday. The highest submitted score at the end of the MGL week will receive 100 MGL points.
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DKong

fringert
10th August 2009, 10:41 PM
Lets get the ball rolling!:rolleyes

ocdcsv
10th August 2009, 11:05 PM
Hey at least its a start.

Played normal asteroids before but not the deluxe version.

Foot
11th August 2009, 11:45 AM
Good timing with this one. I believe that there might be an Asteroids Deluxe at the Mega Meat this weekend :D

sairuk
11th August 2009, 01:45 PM
was never any good at this game (asteroids in general), should be interesting to get into it 'competitively' (so to speak)

Rat
11th August 2009, 02:59 PM
After getting used to it I actually prefer this version to the original. The shield is fairer than hyperspace.

DKong
11th August 2009, 04:37 PM
Good timing with this one. I believe that there might be an Asteroids Deluxe at the Mega Meat this weekend :D

:cool: We might get some scores from the Mega meet, better get the camera ready Foot.

kane
11th August 2009, 08:14 PM
I am so uncoordinated with this game, I'm floating all over the place.

DKong
11th August 2009, 08:58 PM
So satisfying blowing up asteroids, great sounds to with the bass cranked :)

wingtipvortex
11th August 2009, 09:48 PM
So satisfying blowing up asteroids, great sounds to with the bass cranked :)
Asteroids is the claytons Space Invaders when it comes to audio, "The Game Your Playing, When Your Not Playing Space Invaders":lol

wingtipvortex
11th August 2009, 11:00 PM
Thrust vectoring is the key to this:laugh: And a "quick trigger finger":lol
I agree Rat, shield is way better than hyperspace, at least you know where your at!
Ill post a pic soon, having trouble with bmp for some reason....to high a resolution it says????

Jed
11th August 2009, 11:11 PM
Never played this before, it feels like it too... it does seem easier to score than the 'real' asteroids though and is less of a bore. More effort required I can see looking at past Asteroids tourneys :o

Though vector games are a soft spot...Space Wars being my favourite two player video game of all time :)

EDIT: Score update. Inching forward, want that 50k...

Mikie
12th August 2009, 04:05 PM
my fav is Major Havoc, will hava go at asteroids later tonight

AdamC
12th August 2009, 05:09 PM
http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/data/597/astd.png
Always a good game .. shame im not too good at it :p

DKong
13th August 2009, 10:03 AM
Midweek points go to Rat 39,050
Remember to make your score valid a screenshot is needed ;)

MamePatrol
13th August 2009, 09:19 PM
This game's o.k.

Never really played it much, but its not bad....

I'm only getting 14k, 15k thus far, but i recken there could be more.......

I hate those triangle things...

Jed
14th August 2009, 05:16 PM
Tell you what, this game is giving me what Motorcycle Racers refer to as 'Arm Pump'. You need to hammer away on the fire button like crazy to get decent results, Oh my aching forearm...

I've grown to really enjoy this game over the last week of the comp. You can have a lot of fun with the shield and those hunter ships that split off and seek you are good to joust with, too. They get quite angry after 40k though, real fast.

Great game.

SectionZ
15th August 2009, 07:21 PM
Can't get into this... 22k

Tweaked some settings & enjoyed it alot more.

Rev
15th August 2009, 11:13 PM
Tricky!

Foot
16th August 2009, 07:32 PM
Score: 13270

12317

Haven't put too much effort into this, and after playing AK's dedicated unit I can assure that the you can't beat the real deal

sairuk
17th August 2009, 11:03 AM
played it on xbox, thing was so postprocessed i couldnt see any bullets. Appears playing blind worked out for me, playing it on the PC I couldnt crack 7k. :/

Have been maming my cab and rearranging the house this weekend so didnt spend any additional time on it.

MamePatrol
17th August 2009, 03:13 PM
No more black and white shapes........

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx238/mamepatrol/High%20Scores/0003.png

SectionZ
17th August 2009, 03:29 PM
No more black and white shapes........

This game Rocks! after that, there are more rocks :D

Jed
17th August 2009, 04:49 PM
Wingtipvortex that is a freaky avatar is that dude for real or photoshopped :o

Pretty scary if that dude is for real.

wingtipvortex
17th August 2009, 05:19 PM
Wingtipvortex that is a freaky avatar is that dude for real or photoshopped :o

Pretty scary if that dude is for real.
About as real as the dude on the right of this pic:lol

kane
17th August 2009, 05:37 PM
Those guys have been playing lots of asteroids, er well, the 'roids part anyway...

PS This game is as hard as hell! I don't know how anyone cracked 30k

DKong
17th August 2009, 09:59 PM
Congratulations to wingtipvortex for winning this game with a score of 52,320 , and well done to Rat for taking out the midweek points.



MGL - T9
Game 3 Results

Game 3 is officially over

Thanks to those who participated and submitted scores




Results for Game 3: Asteroids Deluxe


wingtipvortex now has the Highscore for this game with a score of 52,320

1. wingtipvortex 52,320
100 points

2. Jammasized 47,080
90 points

3. Rat 39,050
85 points ( includes 10 midweek bonus points

4. SectionZ 30,910
59 points

5. DKong 30,640
58 points


6. kane 29,120
56 points

7. MamePatrol 25,040
48 points

8. fringert 23,860
46 points

9. Adam C 18,530
35 points

10. Rev 18,400
35 points

11. Foot 13,270
25 points

12. Mikie 12,510
24 points

13. Sairuk 11,750
22 points

14. ocdcsv 8410
16 points







Leaderboard (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?p=317848#post317848) as been updated.

Scoreboard (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=13631) has been updated

wingtipvortex
17th August 2009, 10:16 PM
Wohoo, what a score!!:lol:lol

DKong
17th August 2009, 10:19 PM
Wohoo, what a score!!:lol:lol

:laugh: You wish! Thanks for pointing it out , have lots on my mind ATM.

DKong
27th August 2009, 02:47 PM
Sorry thought I'd posted this but obviously didn't.


Congratulations to fringert for winning this game with a score of 1,291,480 , well done for taking out the midweek points and beating my hiscore :realmad:



MGL - T9
Game 4 Results

Game 4 is officially over

Thanks to those who participated and submitted scores




Results for Game 4: Galaga


fringert now has the Highscore for this game with a score of 1,291,480

1. fringert 1,291,480
110 points inclused 10 point midweek bonus

2. DKong 610,000
47 points

3. wingtipvortex 359,360
28 points

4. SectionZ 254,420
20 points

5. Rat 242,000
19 points

6. kane 232,000
18 points

7. horseyboy69
17 points

8. MamePatrol
14 points

9. Jammasized
10 points

10. Mikie 93,930
7 points

11. sairuk 51,390
4 points









Leaderboard (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?p=317848#post317848) as been updated.

Scoreboard (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=13631) has been updated