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  • Mgl13 game 8: Swimmer [finished]

    FOOT dips a toe in the water with



    Manufacturer: Tehkan
    Year: 1982

    Controls:
    • Joystick: 8-way
    • Buttons: 1 [Dive]

    ROM: swimmer.zip

    DIP SWITCH SETTINGS:




    Game description:

    Venture up stream gathering fruits while avoiding various water-bound pests and obstacles. Eat power pills to attack critters. You begin the game with three lives and an extra life is awarded at 10,000 points. The game has four levels and on each one you must gather four kinds of fruit: strawberries, bananas, grapes and melons.

    For more info go to: http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_de...p?game_id=9988

    To qualify for MGL points you will need to post in this thread, stating your score in the subject line of your message, and include a screenshot. Submit as many score updates as you like, but please post a new message for each new score.

    SWIMMER comp closes 7pm Sunday August 14th.

    GOOD LUCK!

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    Last edited by Jed; 15th August 2011, 06:10 PM. Reason: Updated to week 2

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    My first attempt ever at Swimmer, pretty cool game!

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    • #3
      Never played nor heard of this one, will have to have a crack for sure.
      "If I can't build a time machine then I'll build machines from back in time." - Me, 2010
      A.W.R.T.G.U.M.A Sisterhood

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      • #4
        33,040

        I hear good things about this game, although it seems a little bit Jungle King-esque (yes, I meant that as a negative ).

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        • #5
          36620



          My starting score. Does kinda smack of Jungle King but I came to enjoy that game.

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          • #6
            7580

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            The boss came out of nowhere!

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            • #7
              35,500

              My first shot also... timing is everything in this one... I take it that second chance thing at the end is legal? It *could* make a big difference in some scores.. For instance I got past the frogs for the first time, then lost my last life shortly after then happened to score another one with the bonus game!

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              • #8
                5180

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                Not my sort of game this one, but I'll give it a few goes over the two weeks.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pelly View Post
                  My first shot also... timing is everything in this one... I take it that second chance thing at the end is legal? It *could* make a big difference in some scores.. For instance I got past the frogs for the first time, then lost my last life shortly after then happened to score another one with the bonus game!
                  So it continues your game and score after the bonus stage ?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jammasized View Post
                    So it continues your game and score after the bonus stage ?
                    Yep, gives you one more life and you continue from where you were. As you can see, it didn't help me greatly

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John73 View Post
                      Yep, gives you one more life and you continue from where you were. As you can see, it didn't help me greatly
                      Yeah, I died straight away again First game I have ever seen that has a "chance" crack at another life.. bit like the pinnies of the 80's/90's Has anyone else seen this in another game?

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                      • #12
                        Well I officially suck at this game!

                        Even managing to score the extra life I still sucked! Have to work out the timings on this one.
                        "If I can't build a time machine then I'll build machines from back in time." - Me, 2010
                        A.W.R.T.G.U.M.A Sisterhood

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                        • #13
                          Look forward to trying this out, it seems to polarise opinion so far. Does anyone else remember park patrol on the c64 ? Wonder if it was based on this...

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                          • #14
                            I think I have played it? looks like a clone of River Patrol which I enjoyed in the arcades.
                            Winter is here and I'm still riding more than gaming, my current goal = 100,000 meters elevation gain for the year - well ahead so far

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                            • #15
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                              That should keep me out of last place for an hour or two

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