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    Quote Originally Posted by DKong View Post
    I did say mimicking SI's , sort of remember moving my arms like a SI did we shuffle along the floor

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    Perfect Yeah, we did the "space invader" dance... It was fun though mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingtipvortex View Post
    Perfect Yeah, we did the "space invader" dance... It was fun though mate
    uber awesome night! now we just have to top it Finally have Dad to bed so going myself with the bass line of SI's going through my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKong View Post
    Glad I didn't have an older brother just used to pawn my younger sister on every game, she gave up although might of made me a tougher gamer, so thats where you get it from Jammasized , do people still give dead arms
    Deadarms, Deadlegs, trying to avoid them was a large part of my childhood - that and hanging around in arcades

    The owner of my closest arcade would give us late night stragglers a handful of 20's to clean the pins and cabs, then give us 30 minutes of play to spend it in the machines, cost him nothing to get everything cleaned most nights.

    He was the first Arcade owner I saw that kept a high score blackboard above the change desk - getting on that board gave you major cred !!!

    Having just watched the Spazzy in Tassie vid, I'm picturing you guys doing the Space Invader Dance
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    my uncle got arrested playing spacies

    there used to be a curfew in perth of no arcade machines after midnight

    he went hardcore and broke the law
    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKong View Post
    Glad I didn't have an older brother just used to pawn my younger sister on every game, she gave up although might of made me a tougher gamer, so thats where you get it from Jammasized
    LOL I just worked out what you meant to type. When I first saw that you used to "pawn" your younger sister on every game I wondered how many 20s you got for her at Cash Converters Now I realise the "a" is a typo - I hope...

    Cheers
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    I think I've forgotten how to play space invaders efficiently...

    Funny after all these years to learn something new about the game... never heard of the Furrer method until this comp, looks like that's going to be the way to go for high scores ? Mebbe easier said than done though...
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    Couple of loaded questions

    1. How many invaders left before the UFO stops appearing?

    2. If you miss the Furrer method once it appears subsequent games before re-loading the game completely (in MAME) means you won't see the 300 again? Is that right?

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonoJoker View Post
    Couple of loaded questions

    1. How many invaders left before the UFO stops appearing?

    2. If you miss the Furrer method once it appears subsequent games before re-loading the game completely (in MAME) means you won't see the 300 again? Is that right?

    Cheers
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    1. I think it is 8

    2. If you miss it once you can work it out mid wave ie if you overshot by 1, only count 13 for example for the next 300, otherwise next wave starts off like the first. 22 then 14.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jammasized View Post
    I think I've forgotten how to play space invaders efficiently...

    Funny after all these years to learn something new about the game... never heard of the Furrer method until this comp, looks like that's going to be the way to go for high scores ? Mebbe easier said than done though...
    Counting and concentrating on not getting hit can be a downfall
    Last edited by DKong; 2nd February 2010 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Auto Merged Double Post.

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    Ive achived better scores not counting, just freeballing it, but there is a method!! It does rollover to zero at 10K. Not that i would know

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    Ok as a Furrer noob I tried it out, did improve my previous score slightly... it's easy enough to do it on the first screen - I can usually get to around 3K+ before the 2nd screen, then I start to struggle trying to stay furry, and by the third screen I've abandoned all hope of being furry again and gone back to traditional play.

    Sometimes I swear I've counted right too but it doesn't give me 300, usually on the 2nd or third screen that happens. I've also had the saucer deflecting my shot at least three times now especially when you've been fighting to stay alive and count shots and then you miss the #$@^%^ saucer how annoying is that.

    Interesting to play it this way though, score leeching in spacies, fancy that, you can teach an old dog new tricks after all


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