WEEK 13 & 14 Game: Space Invaders Platform(s): Arcade, various Challenge Type: High Score Game Details: Full Game, High Score When: May 28th - Jun 10th, 2018
I’ve updated the website with the new game, let’s get fighting!
Good luck everyone, please submit your scores via screenshot or video by replying directly to this post!
Competitions last one week, close on Sunday night @ midnight.
Post screenshots in this thread as proof.
The winner from the previous week chooses the next game to play.
You cannot choose twice in a row. 2nd place will choose if someone wins two weeks in a row.
If there’s a tie, the person that submitted the high score first gets to choose.
Games must be high score compatible (think “arcade style scores” like Pac-Man, or Spy Hunter, not Super Mario).
Emulation is okay (MaME is often the best for high scores).
No save state manipulation (pausing to take a break is fine though).
Submit scores as soon as you get them! To keep the competition rolling and fair, do not hold on until the last moment to submit.
Points will be awarded for the entrants, based on the position finished for the week. This is to encourage wider participation, and the points will be posted each week as well as on the website.
Any honest attempt:
Overall, we should keep it simple. This is just a good time, not a crazy official high score competition! Game plays should ideally be short and fun so people that can’t invest hours into this can still compete. Obviously we are working on a trust based system here, so don’t ruin it for the others!
So… I actually picked up the GB color version of Space Invaders, thinking it was probably the same as the OG GB version. Nope! It’s a totally updated, discrete version. Anyone played this? It’s actually quite fun. It’s very true to the original formula but updated with power ups, new enemy types and occasional boss fights and more.
I know there have been a LOT of Space Invaders updates over the years, but this one seems pretty good. It’s not a real Taito game, though. Published by Activision and created by some no-name developer.
It seems like with summer here that this competition is low on people’s priority list, which kinda sucks, but that’s life. I know I failed to make it into the Bust A Move one and I owned the game already and was juiced to play but never got to it.
Maybe we should put the whole thing on hiatus until September?
Since this one is done, I should tell you that I did check to see how you play Space Invaders for score which led to my 5000…
Turns out that you must count your shots. The 23rd shot of each new screen of Invaders will always get you 300 from the saucer. After that, and not including the 23rd, every 15th shot will score 300 on the saucer. If you pay attention and count your shots (hits or misses… doesn’t matter) then you can always nail those 300s and significantly increase your scoring.
Also, you may have noticed that saucers stop appearing after awhile… as soon as you get down to less than 8 Invaders, no more saucers will appear.
I thought these were both cool trivia items about the game as well as helpful tips for getting a higher score. I mean, I played this game when it was new in 1978 and I had no idea how it worked. Cool stuff.