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    FIRE_POWER
    has you in his sights with






    ROM NAME: Radarscp
    .zip

    DIP SWITCHES:




    Manufacturer: Nintendo
    Year: 1980

    Number of Simultaneous Players: 1
    Maximum number of Players: 2
    Gameplay: Alternating
    Control Panel Layout: Single Player
    Controls:
    • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
    • Buttons: 1 [Fire]


    Radar Scope Description


    Your ship moves horizontally at the bottom of the playfield. Shoot at alien ships in the rows at the top and as they dive-bomb you. Best described as a cross between Space Invaders and Galaxians. Few game sounds, most of which are fairly high pitched, and tend to be annoying after a short time. Hardware Blue-to-Black-to-Blue background generation.

    Even more info if you need it @: http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_de...p?game_id=9238

    To qualify for MGL points you will need to have submitted a score by stating your score in the subject line of your message, and posting a screenshot in this thread. Submit scores as many times as you like, please post a new message for each new score.

    RADAR SCOPE comp closes 7PM August 21st.

    GOOD LUCK!

    Leaderboard

    Brad: 66,050
    Pelly: 59,100
    kane: 53,150
    Spartan: 50,050
    Fire_Power: 48,550
    DKong: 33,500
    Rat: 32,450
    John73: 29,100
    Foot: 8900

    @lien_Zed: 7550





    Last edited by Jed; 22nd August 2011, 11:24 AM. Reason: Updated title to finished

  • #2
    14,050

    Amazingly I've never played this game, or even knew what style of game it was. Now that I have, I like it.

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    • #3
      9600

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      Never played or heard of this game either, a year or two before my time.

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      • #4
        20,100

        Originally posted by kane View Post
        Amazingly I've never played this game, or even knew what style of game it was. Now that I have, I like it.
        Same, pretty sure it's the first time I have played it, elements of Juno first in it as well. Good game so far.
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        • #5
          Another game where you get more than 3 letters to use for the top score. So many possibilities for putting obscenities into the high score table You can only be so creative with 3 letters

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kane View Post
            Amazingly I've never played this game, or even knew what style of game it was. Now that I have, I like it.
            There's some interesting history around this game. Nintendo banked a lot of money on it being a success. Shipped heaps of cabinets and the game flopped everywhere.The legendary shigeru miyamoto (the author of radar scope) was tasked with saving a young Nintendo from financial ruin. They put him to work coding a new game that could be used on the radar scope hardware. So what did he come up with ? Donkey Kong

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            • #7
              24,350

              What a cool selection

              There's a whole series relating to this game, includes Juno First and a few others.

              I though this was a success in Japan, but flopped in the USA, where they had a few warehouses of them lined up. If you like this sort of history stuff, a great read is The Ultimate history of Video Games by Steven Kent. Starts at the fist command line games, goes through the golden age of arcades, Sega, Atari, Nintendo and up to PS2. Lots of quotes and interviews from industry types.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fire_Power View Post
                What a cool selection There's a whole series relating to this game, includes Juno First and a few others.I though this was a success in Japan, but flopped in the USA, where they had a few warehouses of them lined up. If you like this sort of history stuff, a great read is The Ultimate history of Video Games by Steven Kent. Starts at the fist command line games, goes through the golden age of arcades, Sega, Atari, Nintendo and up to PS2. Lots of quotes and interviews from industry types. [ATTACH=CONFIG]26894[/ATTACH]
                Gotta get me that book ! Sounds like a fun read.Thought Juno First would have to be a spiritual successor to this game, they look like brother and sister, just on screenshots alone.

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                • #9
                  What is with the starting high score of 7650? How many games had this as the starting high score?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Fire_Power View Post
                    What a cool selection

                    There's a whole series relating to this game, includes Juno First and a few others.

                    I though this was a success in Japan, but flopped in the USA, where they had a few warehouses of them lined up. If you like this sort of history stuff, a great read is The Ultimate history of Video Games by Steven Kent. Starts at the fist command line games, goes through the golden age of arcades, Sega, Atari, Nintendo and up to PS2. Lots of quotes and interviews from industry types.

                    [ATTACH=CONFIG]26894[/ATTACH]
                    Sometimes the best hints you get are by looking at other peoples scores: 24,350 afetr 2 patterns compared to my 22,450 after 4 (below). A bit more point pressing required.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John73 View Post
                      What is with the starting high score of 7650? How many games had this as the starting high score?
                      Its a common binary denominator identification in early programming. It basically was a result of low bit code resurrection of particular parameters in very basic codes, which most pre 83 games had.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Fire_Power View Post
                        What a cool selection

                        There's a whole series relating to this game, includes Juno First and a few others.

                        I though this was a success in Japan, but flopped in the USA, where they had a few warehouses of them lined up. If you like this sort of history stuff, a great read is The Ultimate history of Video Games by Steven Kent. Starts at the fist command line games, goes through the golden age of arcades, Sega, Atari, Nintendo and up to PS2. Lots of quotes and interviews from industry types.

                        [ATTACH=CONFIG]26894[/ATTACH]
                        Love knowing about the history of video games, just ordered the book you mentioned from Amazon, can't wait to give it a read.

                        ---------- Post added at 09:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:35 PM ----------

                        Originally posted by wingtipvortex View Post
                        Its a common binary denominator identification in early programming. It basically was a result of low bit code resurrection of particular parameters in very basic codes, which most pre 83 games had.
                        Do you a source to back this up? The nerd in me would really like to know more about this. I know a lot of games use binary as it's the basis of computer programming, but I don't see how 7650 fits into any binary pattern

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by John73 View Post
                          Do you a source to back this up? The nerd in me would really like to know more about this. I know a lot of games use binary as it's the basis of computer programming, but I don't see how 7650 fits into any binary pattern
                          Thats because i made it up

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by wingtipvortex View Post
                            Thats because i made it up
                            Well there must be reason behind picking this score, must find out what it is

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John73 View Post
                              Well there must be reason behind picking this score, must find out what it is
                              When you find out, let me know as i cant be bothered looking for myself

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