I will never stop playing games. I just stopped using this site. All my score submissions were getting rejected for no apparent reason, and nothing was being done about it. It was causing me unnecessary stress, so I stopped using it.
I see you have beaten (thrashed) a couple of my Pinball Arcade scores. Congrats! Maybe one day I will try to regain my trophies.
It actually appears one of my pinball scores will go legit, which is refreshing.
I've stopped playing Pinball Arcade for a while. There's no way I'm putting days into a table, only for my score to be rejected for no apparent reason.
I have to say, I don't understand the appeal of this sort of bullet hell game. It looks epically stressful. I have TOTAL RESPECT for what players like you can do though Pearl. Well done! Well done indeed!
You'll be fine Benzi. Given the score is currently 94.1% legit, and the only way that can be achieved is by getting 16 Yes votes and 1 No vote, it's clear that this score is going to avoid the scrutiny that is reserved for select individuals here at High Score.
You need to ask yourself how you would feel if someone now submitted a score of 5 million for this game, with no evidence beyond a screenshot. If the answer is that you'd be cool with that, then you really don't care whether scores are achieved legitimately or by cheating.
I don't think you cheated. I don't have any evidence to suggest that you didn't though. It's about setting a standard to allow this site to hold some sort of value. It's really not hard to record a video of emulated Amiga games. I encourage you to help to set that standard.
Without a video, there's no way I can vote yes on this submission. There are already a number of world records on this site for emulated Amiga games that should never have gone legit without video proof (Bubble Bobble, Silkworm etc.).
Voting yes, as I can see the score on Farsight's leaderboard. Congratulations on an amazing score. I would try to beat it, but I know that my score would be rejected while yours will go legit. Too painful.
Thanks for the support.
Thank you mate!
If anyone would like to check the validity of this score, you can see it in the Pinball Arcade Leaderboards. They can be found here. Just search for the Funhouse table and then filter by PC and All Time.
Hey rexeus...this is very strange behaviour.
Great score maxgreat! I notice it's already getting lots of No votes though. My last few pinball scores have been rejected, so I hope you don't suffer the same fate.
I will try to beat it one day, but there's little point at the moment because my scores are consistently being voted down and rejected. It's just too painful to go through all the effort, only for that to happen.
A shout out to Maxwel for setting such a big score to chase down. Took me ages!
I've creating a discussion for this issue as it's going to push people away from High Score. I personally love using the site, but if my scores are going to get rejected despite having lots of evidence, I'm just going to get really frustrated.
I'm not sure I'm going to bother any more. My Pinball Arcade scores are starting to be rejected. It was only a matter of time.
So far I have 3 x Video Desired, 1 x Other, and 1 x "Submitter might have used saves, passwords/codes, cheats/trainers, continues, tampering, etc."
I always get a few Video Desired no votes, but the other two feel personal. You put up a score three days before me for the same table, with less evidence, and yet yours is sitting at over 90%.
There's no consistency at all.
You can access the leaderboard yourself by going here, clicking on PC, and then navigating to the Funhouse table.
If this score gets any more No votes (and it still needs 8 votes), then it will be the first score I've ever put through that gets rejected. Why are there so many people voting no on this particular score? I own over 100 other pinball records here at High Score, and have provided stacks of proof.
I've attached some extra evidence that shows that this score is currently 17th in the world in the Pinball Arcade leaderboards. It's a long way below the top scores. Please consider this before voting no.
Hi SHiNjide, I've just recently setup a Pi 3 (with RetroPie) and am happily playing through Nintendo and Sega games with my daughter. I'm keen to play Amiga and C64 games too. Do you just use a gamepad or do you use a USB or adapted joystick? Do you always needs a mouse and / or keyboard plugged in to get things working? Any advice would be appreciated. I want it to be as easy as possible without the need for lots of devices sitting around in my loungeroom.
Damn Maxwel! That score was bloody hard to get!
I had about 10 scores over 150 million in the past three days, but my best had been 320 million. Then I finally managed a game that lasted for over 2 hours with who knows how many extra balls. I actually lost my last four or five balls really quickly (was getting tired), so I'm lucky that my end of ball bonuses were enough to get me across the line.
Here's hoping you can crack my Addams Family score. Been meaning to play that table again for a while.
Well, if you want to have your spirit broken, watch him get 340 million on Funhouse in 20 minutes.
But then I'd lose all of my records!
Yes, they're real. In fact, I've seen an interview with them and I've watched some of their videos. They are truly superhuman when it comes to Pinball Arcade, and have a level of control I would never be able to achieve. They can keep three balls in play under total control almost indefinitely. Scary!
Just checked. I have all but the Super Bear Bonus, so yes, I think I agree with you.
Mind you, I don't care much for the wizard goals. I aim to get the best score I can and to "complete" the table, if indeed there is a way to do that.
I played Funhouse for a few hours today. I score over 150 million five times, but never made 200 million. I've got a lot of practice to do!
I've sort of been dreading this, because it was really tough to crack your previous record. I know I'll have to put many hours into the table to get even close to this one. I'll have to get in the right frame of mind to be able to concentrate for long enough.
You know I'll try though.
Yeah, I definitely hung out there for a lot of my game. No clue what I was achieving, but the points kept going up.
Had no idea what I was doing, but managed to survive for quite a long time. Will read the rules if someone beats my score.
I just know that you're going to get this soon.
You are good Mantalow. Don't let anyone tell you any different.
My very first game on this table. I don't even know what the "rules" are yet. Just did enough to get the record, but will play again when I have time.
My first game on this table. Just did enough to beat Mantalow. I'll play it again when I have more time.
I really enjoy the old tables. One thing I really like about them is that I can play a game in just a few minutes, whereas modern tables require about 20 to 30 minutes (at least) for a decent game. I'm short of time these days, so the added difficulty is actually a benefit.
I'll try the two new tables this weekend.
All fair points Bartjaah. I have always voted yes on your scores and will continue to do so.
I just wanted to ask the question that has always been burning in the back of my mind. You've answered that question now, so consider the itch scratched.
I hope you will excuse me for asking.
This is a pretty easy table to survive on, but not necessarily easy to score really big. Finishing each of the mini-games is hard, so getting CREATION letters is a real achievement. Oh, and six ball multiball is insane!
10 billion is the maximum score you get can. I reckon I could get it with more practice and a bit of luck.
If anyone wants to check the validity of this score, you can go here, select PC, and then search for the Frankenstein table. My score is currently 22nd in the world.
Well if it makes you feel any better, I played for 4 hours straight until I finally beat it. It was indeed a good score! As often happens, when I did beat it, I did so on my first ball. Strange how that happens.
This was one of the best games of pinball I've ever had. At one stage I had so many extra balls stacked up, I was starting to get worried about just how long it would go for. Of course I needn't have, as everything eventually went pear shaped. This is a hard table though, so I'm very proud of this score.
If anyone wants to check the validity of this score, you can go here, select PC, and then search for the F-14 Tomcat table. My score is currently 16th in the world.
I still don't like this table.
If anyone wants to check the validity of this score, you can go here, select PC, and then search for the Bone Busters table. My score is currently 36th in the world.
Hey, I just noticed that Mantalow is one spot behind me on the leaderboard! Were you saving this score up? Sorry!
To see my score in the Pinball Arcade leaderboards, you can go here and search for the Doctor Who table. Then select PC and scroll to #55.
I still really enjoy this table, but I do get frustrated at just how often the ball goes down the left and right outlanes. I swear a lot while playing this.
I meant search on PC obviously.
Unfortunately I am unable to delete games from the site.
I would recommend clicking on Advanced Search, selecting Amiga Emulated and then pressing Search. That way you can scroll down the list and double check whether a game exists in the database before submitting a new one.
It's not a massive deal e2e4. I just wanted to communicate with you to make sure it doesn't keep happening.
e2e4, can you please be careful when submitting both new games for approval and new score submissions? There was already a Pinball FX2: Epic Quest on High Score with score submissions. Now there are two, and no way to merge them. There are other instances of this popping up (Epic Quest, New Zealand Story etc.) This one is the worst of the bunch, as it doesn't have the "2" in the title.
Whoever is accepting duplicate Pinball FX 2 table entries, please be more diligent.
Thanks to all,
e2e4, can you please be careful when submitting both new games for approval and new score submissions? There was already a Pinball FX2: Portal on High Score with score submissions. Now there are two, and no way to merge them. There are other instances of this popping up (Epic Quest, New Zealand Story etc.)
Well done! I remember this table being really fast.
Will give it another go later in the week.
I never saw this submission, but looking at it now, it's actually for the Super Game, not the standard Judge Dredd game mode. We'll need to be careful when there are multiple modes of play (such as this game and Safecracker). Thankfully it wasn't a world record score.
Not ideal, but I vote YES. If you'd been using the situation to your advantage then you would have had a much quicker first stage.
Well done! I'll have a shot at this some time. I love this game.
Oh, and obviously my list is a top 10, not a top 8. I kept adding to it.
Before voting no, please note that this is the 33rd best score on this table on the PC. The best score is 13 billion, so this score is far from outrageous. You can validate that I scored it by going here, making your way to The Champion Pub table, selecting PC, and then clicking through to score #33.
maxgreat, this was an epic score to beat.
I've done nothing else but play this table for the past 5 hours, and wasn't sure I was going to get there. When I achieved my second highest score (593 million), I actually had 793 million, but gambled 200 million on a fight and lost!!! That hurt a lot! This time when I passed your score, I let my last ball drain so that I wasn't forced to take any more gambling risks.
In honour of a great challenge, I've put together a list of the eight toughest scores I've chased down for Pinball Arcade (hey, it was fun reminiscing).
10. Mantilow's The Getaway: High Speed II score
9. GTibel's Attack from Mars score
8. maxgreat's Champion Pub score
7. GTibel's Elvira score
6. maxgreat's Monster Bash score
5. jondsd's The Twilight Zone score
4. Mantilow's The Phantom of the Opera score
3. Maxwel's Addams Family score
2. Maxwel's Funhouse score
1. Mantilow's Last Action Hero score
I think this is the first time at High Score that I've looked at a pinball score and wondered whether I could possibly get close to it. Congratulations maxgreat!
I'll give it my best shot of course.
Is there a reason why you upload every level separately Bartjaah when submitting scores for games like this one?
I can't help but think how easy it would be to use save states between every level on any game using emulation. Yes, I realise you could edit them all together and make it look pretty seamless anyway, but that's not always easy due to loading music or graphics.
To be clear, I'm not outright suggesting you're cheating. I'd just like to get rid of that voice in the back of my head that keeps raising doubt.
This game is renowned for having terrible controls, mostly due to it being a platformer that's entirely played using the mouse. Once you get used to it though, it's really not that bad. It took me many attempts to complete it, as it relies heavily on memorising the best way to get through each screen without dying. I made it back to the starting point with no lives left, so I was very tense for the last few minutes! The game scores you on how quickly you can defeat the main bad guy, but you then need to go back through all screens in the reverse direction to actually finish the game.
Thanks e2e4, and sorry for questioning you.
It's a YES from me.
Are you using autofire e2e4? As mentioned previously, autofire isn't allowed for games that don't offer it ingame. Apidya doesn't offer autofire ingame, so scores should not be submitted if it has been used.
I apologise if I've made an incorrect judgement. I certainly can't fire at that rate with the consistency shown here. Power to you if you can!
This is a duplicate entry. It has no scores on it currently, so I think we should keep it that way.
I wish we could delete these duplicates, but there's no way to do it currently.
There's already a New Zealand Story listed for the Amiga e2e4. It's under The New Zealand Story instead of The Newzealand Story. There are a number of accepted scores on that entry.
I not sure who administrated this addition recently, but I've just changed it to have (DUPLICATE - DO NOT USE) at the end of the title. I'd recommend removing this score submission and submitting it on the other one.
Oh but what a first ball!
You're good enough to crack 100 million. Keep trying!
The only advice that I would give would be to not forget about the LIGHT targets once you've got the extra ball. You did it so easily in the first couple of minutes, then started trying to hit the left ramp from both flippers from then on. I know it's tempting to go after the left ramp with every possible shot, but you can make 5 million and 10 million comparitively easily by making LIGHT multiple times.
My tactic is always to go for LIGHT from the left flipper and always go for the left ramp with the right flipper (unless there's a specific reason to go for the hole such as a jackpot or extra ball). Occasionally the ball will approach the left flipper from an ideal angle to hit to left ramp, but I never try to manufacture it the way you do.
I hope I don't come across as arrogant by giving you advice. I genuinely want someone to beat me so I have something to go after.
I have you to thank for making me play Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies again.
I really love the Amiga, so it's great to have another Amiga player here at High Score.
Mantalow, I think I now know how your uncle scored such a massive score on this table. I didn't quite get it right in this game, but I can see how you could raise your bonus to a stupendous level by concentrating on holding and doubling your bonus every ball, particularly as getting extra balls is so easy.
00:30 Lit TV
00:52 Lit the Car
00:57 Lit the Trip
01:27 Collected the TV
01:50 Collected the Trip
02:05 Collected the Car
02:15 Scored the Jackpot
02:30 Lit the Plane
02:46 Lit the House
04:48 Lit the Boat
05:25 Collected the Boat
06:12 Collected the House
08:08 Collected the Plane
09:28 Lit the Billion
09:34 Got the Extra Ball
10:48 Lost Ball 1 - Launched Replacement Ball 1
11:25 Lit the Billion
11:35 Scored the Billion!!!!
11:35 Awarded an Extra Ball for highest score
11:55 Lit the TV
12:00 Lit the Car
12:23 Lit the Trip
12:33 Realised that Collect Prize wasn't lit, so there was no way I could achieve anything
18:38 Lost Ball 1 - Launched Replacement Ball 1
18:59 Lit the Car
20:30 Lost Ball 1 - Launched Ball 2 (although the game told me it was a relaunch of Ball 1)
21:12 Lit the TV
21:16 Lit the Car
21:30 Lit the Trip
21:40 Collected the TV
22:10 Collected the Trip
22:28 Lost Ball 2 - Launched Ball 3 (although the game told me it was a relaunch of Ball 1)
23:47 Lit the Trip
24:13 Lit the TV
24:36 Lit the Car
24:50 Collected the TV
25:06 Collected the Trip
25:17 Collected the Car
25:25 Scored the Jackpot
25:53 Lost Ball 3 (this is when my game should have ended, but it didn't!!!)
My score at the time was 1,165,968,010. Technically this should have been my final score.
Please read this before voting.
This is the first and only time that I've managed to score the billion dollar prize on this table. Unfortunately, the game completely screwed up after this achievement. Firstly, it appears to have given me unlimited balls (which is not supposed to happen). Secondly, it locked up when my score was around 1.2 billion.
At first I figured the game crashed because I'd been given the correct amount of balls. It is only possible to score two extra balls per game (one through play and one by reaching the previous highest score), so I thought perhaps I'd actually used up all five and the game then crashed.
I soon realised that I'd in fact used about seven balls when it crashed, so I can't possibly submit the 1.2 billion score.
What I'd like to do is submit the score I was on when I lost my fifth ball. That score was 1,165,968,010. This is when my game should have ended, but it kept going due to some strange bug that was activated by scoring the billion. I have no idea whether this would occur every time when using emulation.
Below is a rundown of my game up to this point. It can be confirmed by watching the video. I scored the billion on my first ball, so please consider that when voting.
Absolutely. The key to winning is mastering the first three or four races. Once you can consistently get through those quickly and without losing any marbles, it's only a matter of time before you complete the game.
Marble Madness sure is a very short game, as you can see by the fact I completed it in 7 minutes (including loading times). But this is a really amazing conversion of the arcade classic, and it's just so much fun to play.
I reached the end for the first time today with a few seconds to spare, then loaded it straight back up and managed to win by 39 seconds (this video). With the pressure finally off to reach the goal, I was able to relax and breeze through it. Pleased would be an understatement!
Not sure about this table. It's pretty hard, and doesn't offer much reward. Not one of the better Pinball Arcade tables IMO.
Please note that this is a brand new table, so my 26th in the world is not as impressive as that might seem. I've only played it a dozen times or so.
I'll have to have another go at this sometime.
Thanks, but I've got much better scores on this since and now know what I'm doing. Nothing close to 500 million though!
Maybe you could crank up some emulation and show us how it's done?!
It is generally considered cheating to use joystick activated auto-fire, as harsh as that seems. All the scores for Amiga Emulated shoot'em ups here at High Score were made without using auto-fire, including Xenon II, Hybris, R-Type, and X-Out.
Please note e2e4, that there is no autofire allowed on High Score, unless it is available as an option in the game itself and not through hardware or emulation settings. You appear to be using it here (please correct me if there's a way to use it in-game that I'm not aware of).
I will await your response before voting, but will otherwise have to say no for this submission. No offence meant. I wish I could use autofire for this game!!!
I am NOT a pinball whore GTibel!!!! Pinball is my whore!
Oh wow. I can't believe Trump quotes are becoming part of standard English vernacular.
That's the spirit!
45 million on your first ball, and it all went downhill after that. You even managed to do the most anger-inducing thing possible in a pinball game. You nudged yourself literally out of the return lane and into the right outlane for your third and final ball, all while the extra ball was just waiting to be taken. I feel your pain e2e4! Oh how I feel it!
One thing's for sure though. You're good enough to beat my score on this table. Come on, you know you are.
Yeah, I thought that too, but it seems to remain at 2 million sometimes even when I have gone back to a Mail Wagon, while other times it doesn't. It's inconsistent, which makes me think it's a bug in either the original game or the emulation of it.
I could be wrong of course.
This is really hard table to do well on, as it's super fast, and relies on hitting the ramps with accurate shots or having the ball rebound back towards the drain at high speed. Still, like all of these early Amiga tables, it offers a lot of cool fun. I'm not completely happy with this high score, mostly because I was literally one ramp away from getting to 1st place for the very first time. I'll try again sometime.
It happened a few times while playing today, so it wasn't isolated to this one game. Annoying, as I planned to milk that ramp for all it was worth.
Out of all of the tables on Pinball Dreams, this is the high score I'm most happy with. It's strange really, as it's my least favourite table in the game. I just had one cracking game where I tripled my best score.
The game stopped rewarding me 2 million every time I hit the middle ramp after a while, even though 2 million was lit. Does anyone know why? I would have got a really massive score had it not.
I played this for a couple of nights in a row, attempting to beat my previous best, and ended up doing it by only about 10 million.
I really love this table, mostly due to the great theme.
Did you mean 700 billion or 700 million?!
I can see how you could milk things using the double bonus. I might try it sometime, if someone gives me a reason to.
I'm not certain, as I never attempt to do it. I focus on getting through the solar system and getting extra balls. I'm not even sure if I've ever managed to spell IGNITION.
My vote? You mean for your score submissions?
I've always loved this game, and this table is my second favourite behind Nightmare. I set out to achieve 100 million points on this table today, and fell agonisingly short. Still, it was close enough to be satisfied.
It normally takes around a month, depending on whether there are voting contests on at the time or not. I used to watch them all the time, eager for my records to become legitimate. Now I ignore them and concentrate on playing more games. The voting sorts itself out in the end.
Please do. I love this game and welcome all challengers.
At some point this week, I will try to get my Beat Box record back.
Hi e2e4. My ADF files are called Pinball Dreams (1992)(21st Century)(Disk 1 of 2) and Pinball Dreams (1992)(21st Century)(Disk 2 of 2).
I got them in the Amiga TOSEC download, so can't be sure exactly where else you can find the same ones. Good luck!
I'm still learning the rules of the table too, but I do know that I scored a LOT of points by constantly going for the Cliffhanger ramp, particularly as part of a WHO sequence. I nailed the multiball jackpot a few times too, but I reckon I could do even better if I understood the actual relevance of the Doctors and the various targets. I'm keen to learn and beat this score.
What a wonderful table. I'd heard this one was good, and was particularly excited as I'm a fan of the original tv series. I've only played it a handful of times so far and already love it. I feel like there's still so much to learn to master it, which is always good.
Before voting no (as many people seem to be doing for Pinball Arcade entries), please note that my score is currently the 55th best score for the PC on this table, so it's not outrageous by any stretch. You can view the leaderboards yourself any time you want to by going here.
I'll vote yes on this score as it isn't the record. As soon as you get a record though Max, you will need to show either a video or an online leaderboard showing that you achieved the score.
Great score though. I know how hard it is to crack a billion, as I only managed it three times after a solid week of playing every single night for hours.
It's no shame to beaten by the Doctor.
I'm looking forward to playing this one. I didn't know it existed until it was announced.
Yeah, but I don't know what he can do. People have a right to vote no. I just don't know why they are focussing on Pinball Arcade scores when doing so.
Why is this submission getting more NO votes than the others? Is it because of oyamafamily's comment? If anyone is reading this, he's not suggesting that he voted no on this score. He's saying that he only votes no on my scores if I get the score wrong or put it in the wrong category. That didn't happen here.
I really love the theme on this table, and once I learnt to nudge whenever the ball comes out of the vault (or it goes down the side lane nearly half the time), I very much enjoyed the table too. Very happy with this score, although I was literally one shot away from completing all ghosts when I lost my last ball in this game. Aaaaagghhhhh!!!!!
I'm just using the standard ones:
Pinball Fantasies (1992)(21st Century)(Disk 1 of 3)
Pinball Fantasies (1992)(21st Century)(Disk 2 of 3)
Pinball Fantasies (1992)(21st Century)(Disk 3 of 3)
I'm pretty sure I've used others in the past too without any trouble.
This is a really hard table, mostly because missing the ramps normally results in the ball coming back super fast from close range. It's one of those tables that becomes fun once you learn which shots you should try to avoid.
This is quite a fun table, and I have the feeling that with a little bit of practice, the billion dollar prize is achievable.
I received the jackpot in this game, but it was when I went past Pluto. I can't recall whether I've ever actually completed IGNITION. It's not something I attempt to do as it's risky.
I believe this is the best score I've achieved on this table and I'm almost certain it's the first time I've managed to get a jackpot by reaching the end of the solar system. Happy day.
I just watched the first few minutes and can't see anything untoward happening. Are you sure you're not just comparing the physics on these old Amiga games to Pinball Arcade? ;)
Is there a particular moment int he video you feel highlights the problems you're experiencing?
Does it do the same thing when you're not recording? I find it's the recording process that screws with my pinball.
Fair enough. I can tell you that most work just fine, and when I do discover that one doesn't, I can easily track it down elsewhere.
I don't remember having these problems, but it's been a while since I last played. All of my Amiga games are from the TOSEC pack. I try each version until I find one that works as expected.
Well done! That's a pretty damn good score!
To me, Serious is an enigma. I haven't seen him on the site since I started posting scores here. It makes me wonder whether he is still interested in his creation. I guess I would have expected that someone who created a high score site might also play games and post high scores to it. Did he ever do that?
Anyway, I don't know what I will do if my scores start to be rejected. I tried to record video of me playing Pinball Arcade the other night to see whether I still have the performance issues. Most of the time it's fine, but just occasionally there will be slowdown and the physics start to be affected. I'd be so scared that I'd be on a really great run, only for my PC to struggle at exactly the wrong time and ruin everything.
Sadly it appears my recent Pinball Arcade scores may actually get denied legitamacy. They are all below 80% with only a few votes left. Everyone can see all of my scores on Farsight. Not only that, I've posted stacks of videos of me cracking records for pinball games on the PC, Atari and Amiga over the years, yet people still doubt me.
This game might look amateurish, but it's actually a lot of fun to play. It looks like it's a big game too, with lots of levels to get through and quite a few testing puzzles as well.
That is possibly the best thing I've ever seen in my life!
Spacebar changed the weapon for me. There's not much difference between the guns anyway. You throw grenades by holding down fire and then letting go.
This is a pretty good top down racer similar to Supercars, but it has one significant flaw on the Amiga. Out of nowhere, an opposition vehicle can suddenly start racing at ridiculous speed without crashing, making it absolutely impossible to win a race. You can see this flaw in action at the end of this video.
This is a very different game to the first one, being an isometric shooter with a touch of strategy. It gets chaotic at times, and if the enemy had even a quarter of a brain, I would have been dead a thousand times over. It was more fun than I thought it would be, but probably not one I'll come back to.
I was able to play without any trouble Mantalow. Grenades are fun to use, but from what I can see that are not required to progress in the game. If you were planning to use them to destroy all the valves, you don't have to. You can simply shoot them. I'll upload my video soon.
This is an attractive action adventure game, with challenging (if a little obtuse) puzzles and pretty much non-stop arcade action. It's not a classic, but it's a game I might try to finish one day. Please excuse the fact that I clearly have little clue what I'm doing in this video. I eventually got past the first section, but I could do it in a quarter of the time now that I know what to do.
I'll give it a shot now and see if I can figure it out.
This is a pretty crappy vertical shooter that at least has autofire by default (as in you don't have to use some form of emulator or joystick driven autofire). I doubt I will play this again.
Quite a clunky platformer really, but it has some nice music and reasonably fun gameplay. Apparently I shouldn't have shot all the humans at the end of the video!
This is clearly a Green Beret clone and it's not a bad one either. It is annoying that you have to start the level all over again when you lose a life though.
Quite an interesting game that lets the player take control of multiple different vehicles. Not particularly great gameplay though, at least not on this platform.
0%! Well that's a first. It feels like a record in itself.
Competition brings out the best in me.
It was a good score maxgreat...but you'll have to do better than that.
No Steam? I didn't know you could even play Pinball Arcade on the PC without it.
Well done Max! I'll try and beat this sometime soon.
Add me on Steam. thetrickster77
Actually, you beat me by 45 million.
Bring on the challenges Max, but know that I won't accept defeat without a fight.
I thought I'd have one more go after my previous submission for this table and beat my score.
For anyone considering voting no due to their being no video, there is a general agreement between Pinball Arcade players that it is not necessary for three reasons.
1. Recording hours and hours of pinball is just not practical, and would result in MASSIVE files that no-one wants to manage without really good reason.
2. Unless you have a VERY good PC, recording software can have a significant impact on the performance of Pinball Arcade play. Pinball is a game of very deliberate timing, so any slowdown at all will result in missed shots and often lost balls.
3. All scores are available to view on the Pinball Arcade website, including every single one I've ever submitted here on High Score. There is no way that these scores can be faked.
You are of course welcome to vote no if you still feel that I have not provided enough evidence to convince you that I achieved the above score. All I ask is that you consider the above before doing so.
Mantalow, I think you can do better than that.
This is by far the best pinball game on the Atari 2600, not to mention the entire second generation of consoles. It's super fast, and the physics and effects are pretty decent given the low spec of the platform. It gets very nerve-wracking when you've progressed through the various levels and are scoring big, but have no extra balls up your sleeve (if you lose a ball, you go back to the first pink level with normal scoring). I'm very pleased with this score, having rolled the game past 999,999 and on to a total of 1,193,560.
This is a really excellent early pinball game, offering players so many different ways to score and loads of unique achievements (moving targets, three sequential tables, double points etc.). It can be unforgiving, but once you learn what shots NOT to attempt, consistency is achievable.
Hey, that's a good score! Will take some beating!
Yeah, I always have 2 to 3 no votes on every Pinball Arcade score, despite anyone being able to check the validity of the scores on the Farsight website. The truth is that there is more proof of our Pinball Arcade scores than over 90% of other submissions here. As long as the scores are going through in the end, I can't care anymore either.
It's a brutally hard game due to their being no way to nudge. The ball never feels in your control. The only way to get a big score is to spell ACE with the rollovers and close off the side drains for the rest of the ball. I managed to do that for a long time in this particular ball, getting a score I didn't think I could achieve.
I know! I was intently watching that bonus going up, expecting to fall agonisingly short.
This game has some serious flaws, not least of all the fact that the ball goes straight through the flipper sometimes, and that I could literally nudge the ball over the rollovers for eternity and rack up a gazillion points, but hey...it's pinball...and I love pinball! This is game 1, which means that the bumper values don't reset between balls.
The score rolls over at 999,999, which occurs at about 16:43 as I'm receiving my final bonus.
I find games like Pole Position to be much more enjoyable, because you can get through any situation using skill and reflexes. In Grand Prix, you have absolutely no time to react when at top speed, so memorisation is the only way to do really well.
Yep, that's likely true for me too.
I've now played the arcade version, as well as the Atari 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision ports. All of them are great fun!
The Colecovision version is the only one to offer multiple skill levels, but they only appear to add more vehicles to dodge and an increasing amount of dump trucks. This is skill 4, which is the hardest of the 4 levels.
The Colecovision version is the only one to offer multiple skill levels, but they only appear to add more vehicles to dodge and an increasing amount of dump trucks. This is skill 3, which is the second hardest of the 4 levels.
The Colecovision version is the only one to offer multiple skill levels, but they only appear to add more vehicles to dodge and an increasing amount of dump trucks. This is skill 2, which is the second easiest of the 4 levels.
The Colecovision version is the only one to offer multiple skill levels, but they only appear to add more vehicles to dodge and an increasing amount of dump trucks. This is skill 1, which is the easiest of the 4 levels.
This game is all about memorising exactly what path to take to avoid crashing. Race 1 is reasonably fun, but each successive race gets longer, requiring way too many attempts to master. This is Race 4.
This game is all about memorising exactly what path to take to avoid crashing. Race 1 is reasonably fun, but each successive race gets longer, requiring way too many attempts to master. This is Race 3.
This game is all about memorising exactly what path to take to avoid crashing. Race 1 is reasonably fun, but each successive race gets longer, requiring way too many attempts to master. This is Race 2.
This game is all about memorising exactly what path to take to avoid crashing. Race 1 is reasonably fun, but each successive race gets longer, requiring way too many attempts to master.
It is. It just doesn't happen at all on skill 1.
Sorry, I should have explained that better.
Just like the Intellivision port, this is an enjoyable racing game with a neat twist. I'm very happy with this score, having beaten the first five levels without smashing any other cars to get 250,000 bonus points and 5 extra lives.
This is game 4, which means the hurdles are randomly spaced and the opposing horses are considered poor. They are rated good and excellent in games 5 and 6, and I'm not able to win those races.
This is game 1, which means the hurdles are uniformly spaced and the opposing horses are considered poor. They are rated good and excellent in games 2 and 3, and I'm not able to win those races.
This is skill 4, which is the hardest out of 4. Unlike skill 1, you are only allowed to crash twice every 99 seconds or it's game over, and there are more cars to dodge.
This is skill 3, which is the second hardest out of 4. Unlike skill 1, you are only allowed to crash twice every 99 seconds or it's game over, and there are more cars to dodge.
This is skill 2, which is the second easiest out of 4. Unlike skill 1, you are only allowed to crash twice every 99 seconds or it's game over, and there are more cars to dodge.
This is skill 4, which is the hardest out of 4. The game is brutally hard, mostly due to the appalling controls and the way the roads and scenery very abruptly change with no warning. By skill 4 the other cars pass you so quickly that it's pretty much impossible to have passed (and stayed in front of) 30 other cars when the time runs out.
I meant third hardest obviously.
This is skill 3, which is the second hardest out of 4. The game is brutally hard, mostly due to the appalling controls and the way the roads and scenery very abruptly change with no warning. By skill 3 the other cars pass you so quickly that any crash results in your losing about 5 places.
This is skill 2, which is the second easiest out of 4. The game is brutally hard, mostly due to the appalling controls and the way the roads and scenery very abruptly change with no warning.
A surprisingly good port of the game. Not sure how it compares to the Atari 2600 and Colecovision ports, but I'm off to find out.
I'm glad you found a way to play it. I struggled so badly with the controls, and unfortunately don't have any Wii controllers to play around with. I'm quite happy with my scores considering what I was up against.
I didn't seem to be able to map the mouse controls to the keyboard. The accelerator isn't the real issue though, it's steering with the mouse. The arrow keys are used to move the gear stick into position, meaning I had to let go of the mouse regularly to change gear, or take my finger off the accelerator button. This resulted in me hitting oncoming cars a lot!
If you can figure out a better mapping system, I'd love to hear about it.
I've been using BlueMSX, but that doesn't emulate the driving controller. So for this game I used Bee. It at least allowed me to play, but it was damn difficult to control with the mouse / keyboard combination.
Oh yes, I think every 30 something guy remembers Daisy!
It's really tough to play this emulated, as you need to accelerate and change gears with the keyboard while steering with the mouse. If only I had three hands! This is skill 4, which is the hardest of the 4. The aim is to chase down Jeremiah Stinge's blue car while avoiding Boss Hogg's white car. The graphics are really impressive for 1984. The physics...not so much.
It's really tough to play this emulated, as you need to accelerate and change gears with the keyboard while steering with the mouse. If only I had three hands! This is skill 3, which is the second hardest of the 4. The aim is to chase down Jeremiah Stinge's blue car while avoiding Boss Hogg's white car. The graphics are really impressive for 1984. The physics...not so much.
It's really tough to play this emulated, as you need to accelerate and change gears with the keyboard while steering with the mouse. If only I had three hands! This is skill 2, which is the second easiest of the 4. The aim is to chase down Jeremiah Stinge's blue car while avoiding Boss Hogg's white car. The graphics are really impressive for 1984. The physics...not so much.
It's really tough to play this emulated, as you need to accelerate and change gears with the keyboard while steering with the mouse. If only I had three hands! This is skill 1, which is the easiest of the 4. The aim is to chase down Jeremiah Stinge's blue car while avoiding Boss Hogg's white car. The graphics are really impressive for 1984. The physics...not so much.
This is skill 1, which is the easiest out of 4. I figured out that there are certainly lines that I can drive where I don't hit any cars, which is just as well. The game is brutally hard, mostly due to the appalling controls and the way the roads and scenery very abruptly change with no warning.
There's a problem with the sound emulation which is why there isn't any. Quite a fun little game, but very unforgiving once you reach the first time extension. From then on, two crashes and it's game over. The difficulty is exacerbated by the scenery (not to mention other cars) very abruptly changing position, causing you to crash.
You can do it Mantalow. I believe in you!
I decided to discontinue RetroSmack due to a lack of readership. It was always going to be difficult to match the popularity of my first blog (The Adventure Gamer, which is now run by the community), but I only managed a handful of readers for RetroSmack. I think the subject matter was too broad. I'm now working on a new gaming blog, and all the Atari, Intellivision and Collecovision games I've been playing recently are part of the plan. It will be a while before I'm ready to launch though.
I agree with you regarding Space Invaders. If getting a high score means making the game a whole lot less fun, it's not worth the trouble.
I'm not telling! The world record is mine!!! Mwahahahahaha (ahem)...
Oh alright. I'm using kat5200. It took me a little while to configure things correctly, particularly when it came to making zoomed in video work, but I got there in the end.
I used this very helpful post to get things up and running.
It took me quite a while to even qualify in pole position, let alone complete all four laps before the time ran out. Eventually I figured out that turning as few times as possible on every corner is the key to better lap times (so a couple of big turns rather than lots of little ones, which is the opposite to the gameplay on the Atari 2600 version), then everything fell into place. Fun game that looks really good for the time.
It's worth noting that I never went top speed in the Enduro video. It's very difficult not to crash at top speed, and crashing too often ruins any chance you have of making it to the next day.
Both games are enjoyable for different reasons. Pole Position is an adrenaline rush that's good for a short burst, whereas Enduro is more of a controlled experience that offers both more and less (if that makes sense).
This is a challenging and fun game, but I wish there was more to it. The entire game lasts 4 and a half minutes, and after that the only thing to do is to try to beat your best score.
It's quite a unique racer really, with the player required to pass a specified amount of cars before the sun rises the next day. It means you don't necessarily have to go at full speed the whole time, which is refreshing for the time.
I think that's by design, so that a couple of crashes once you've reached 41 can still send your Cars Passed total below 30 and end the game if the time runs out. I might be being too generous though.
Those sharp right hand corners are almost impossible to survive though. I hate them!!!!
It's on the harder side, but I don't think it's too frustrating because I generally feel like it's entirely my fault when the ball drains. Unlike some other tables where there's often nothing you can do. It's definitely difficult to keep multiple balls on the table for long.
I don't know anything about baseball, so I have no idea what the commentator is talking about.
This is game 16, which has moving shields, zigzagging fast bombs and invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 1,840.
This is game 15, which has zigzagging fast bombs and invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 1,630.
This is game 14, which has moving shields, fast bombs and invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 1,930.
This is game 13, which has fast bombs and invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 2,510.
This is game 12, which has moving shields, zigzagging bombs and invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 1,635.
This is game 11, which has zigzagging bombs and invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 1,830.
This is game 10, which has moving shields and invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 2,460.
This is Skill 1, which is the easiest skill level. You can crash as many times as you like, but you must have passed 30 cars when the time runs out to be given another 99 seconds.
Ooooh, I didn't realise there was a new table. Will give it a try over the weekend.
And yet the score is 100% legit after nearly a week! Most of my scores get No votes without any explanation, and yet I so often see scores getting all Yes votes when they're not even the correct score.
Not your fault obviously.
Did you realise that you're playing the game in one gear? The car has two gears! That's why all the cars are passing you.
The only reason you did so "well" is because of a bug making the Cars Passed tally "decrease" below zero back to 91 and then down by 10 every time a car passes you. You just happen to be running out of time when your Cars Passed is over 30, which it needs to be for you to continue playing with another 99 seconds.
Watch my video and you'll realise how hilarious this is.
I'm looking at the score in the video, and wondering why it shouldn't be 4,181,100. There are two 0's on the end aren't there?
Over to you Bartjaah.
In this variant the player cannot affect the ball after it leaves the hand (it goes straight all the way).
In this variant the player can steer the ball all the way down the lane.
None of these early pinball games are anywhere near as good on` DOS than than they are on the Amiga. Precision is critical in pinball, and that's just not possible in these versions. I actually find it easier to hit the left ramps from the left flipper and vice versa, which is just not accurate physics.
This particular table is also pretty buggy. I had balls get stuck at the edge of the table a couple of times during good runs (once when I was over 500 million). The only option is to tilt, but then I had to restart the game to play again once I did that.
I enter my initials at the end of the video.
I believe your score should be 90,190 for this one.
This is game 9, which has invisible invaders. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 3,490.
This is game 8, which has moving shields and zigzagging fast bombs. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 2,095.
This is game 7, which has zigzagging fast bombs. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 2,090.
This is game 5, which has fast bombs. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 2,760.
This is game 4, which has moving shields and zigzagging bombs. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 4,000.
This is game 3, which has zigzagging bombs. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 3,980.
This is game 2, which has moving shields. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score rolls at 10,000, making my total score 17,980.
They might be a troll, or they might want more evidence of what game it is you were playing. If it's the latter, it would be so much more helpful if they told you why!
Was that a challenge? Cause it sure sounded like a challenge.
Video has been blocked in my country apparently. Will skip.
This is game 6, which has moving shields and fast bombs. The frame rate I recorded at has resulted in bullets not always being visible unfortunately. I recorded all the videos before I realised. The score achieved is 2,180.
Another Aussie! Nice score.
We'll need it.
Nah, I'm done with this game. As much as I hate to concede defeat to a Queenslander, you well and truly deserve to sit on this throne.
This is game 5, which is the 30 gate Expert Slalom run. The aim is to get down the hill as quickly as you can. Missing gates adds penalty seconds. My best run of 0:28.94 starts at around the 10 minute 38 second mark. For game 5, the hill is different every time you play.
This is game 4, which is the 50 gate Olympic Slalom run. The aim is to get down the hill as quickly as you can. Missing gates adds penalty seconds. My best run of 0:48.68 starts at around the 4 minute 47 second mark.
This is game 3, which is the 30 gate Expert Slalom run. The aim is to get down the hill as quickly as you can. Missing gates adds penalty seconds. My best run of 0:28.34 starts at around the 19 second mark.
This is game 2, which is the 40 gate Intermediate Slalom run. The aim is to get down the hill as quickly as you can. Missing gates adds penalty seconds. My best run of 1:04.80 starts at around the 2 minute 30 second mark.
Aha! I have to admit that I was wondering how I could possibly get world record on one of my first attempts at the game. Now it all makes sense!
Thanks for voting yes, although I would have been happy if we agreed to have a separate PAL entry for the game. Seems a little unfair. Then again, you went and beat it straight away anyway.
Money run starts at 17:47.
I played this earlier tonight and got a time of 32.60 seconds. When I hopped onto High Score to submit it, I realised just how good that time actually is, so decided to have another crack at it. I just managed 32.54 seconds, and decided to upload the whole video as it shows the settings at the start and a number of sub-32.70 runs.
This is game 1, which is the Novice Slalom Run, and has 20 gates.
I figured this time was decent when I achieved it tonight, but didn't realise just how good it was until I checked out the scores here under both emulation and hardware. I think I nailed it!
It's not a very convincing simulation, particularly the ridiculous helicopter swing and the very odd angles, but it's golf I guess.
This is a really fun table.
Before anyone votes no, please note that scores for Pinball Arcade are very easily validated on the Pinball Arcade website. You can see above that this score is currently 13th in the world for any platform. The table has only been out for a couple of days, so it's not as impressive as that makes it appear.
This variant is the novice (easy) difficulty. This was literally the third time I played it, so it's pretty easy to go at top speed for the entire 90 seconds without crashing. I've seen that others have managed 54 on real hardware, but it's not enjoyable enough for me to keep trying.
Haha I know! It was one of those moments where I expected death to occur any moment, but it just never did. I was so pleased to have that recorded.
I don't think it's the controller, as it works perfectly well on other games. You could be right regarding the ROMset. I'll try another one some time and see whether it's any different.
This is still super fun today.
Watching some of the videos for some of the other scores here, I don't seem to be able to shoot as fast as others (I'm pressing the button faster, but seem to be limited to the rate of fire by the game). Anyone know how they're achieving this? I'm using an X-Box controller if that's relevant.
Thanks nads. I wouldn't have been able to do it without your video.
I'm still very annoyed that achieving the maximum score for a game on High Score does not result in a shared trophy. That really needs to be changed one day. It makes achieving it much less exciting, and there is absolutely no reason to attempt it during a contest, as it doesn't even count as a crack.
At first I thought this game was near impossible, but then I watched nads' video (credit where it's due) and realised that there are really only two types of levels with very distinct patterns. From there it was only a matter of time until I beat it. The maximum score is 1080 (it rolls at 1000 and then stops after another 80).
Yeah, it's a backhanded compliment. "I believe that this score is legitimate because it's not worthy of winning some worthless, virtual patch"
Isn't your score 1,750?
You totally ripped yourself off Kernzy. You gave yourself a score of 55,415 when you scored a much, MUCH higher 55,416!!!
What a strange game. Has there ever been a shorter game?
My best run here is 6.07 seconds and starts at about the 58 second mark.
When you reach 100 within the time frame, the game ends with the letters KO on the screen.
Not much longevity in this one, but it's a bit of fun while it lasts. Hurt my hand playing it though.
This is a fun little game. I really wish there was more to do in single player mode, as I love the fishing mechanic.
Happy to vote yes Sixx, but it looks like your score should be 65970.
What the hell happened at the end there!? Very strange, not to mention unlucky. You took it better than I would have.
Oh great. Another one.
WTF is this?!!?
There are a lot of options in the game, including what hand you bowl with, how heavy your ball is, how slick the lane is, where your starting position is, and how you want to spin the ball. Pretty comprehensive really, and very satisfying when you come to grips with it.
This is the standard variant where the player chooses when the ball starts to curve but cannot effect it thereafter. I reckon I could challenge nads score if I played over and over again, but it's just too repetitive. I'm happy with second place.
You might want to take another look at this score S.BAZ.
Perfect. Can you please do the same for game 7 as well? Thank you so much!
This variant is similar to Breakout Circus, except that you have to pop all three rows of balloons for them to restore and to gain an extra clown (life).
This variant is Breakthru Circus. In this game, the clowns don't deflect off the balloons, but there are moving walls that do deflect them. Popping all the red balloons gives you an extra clown (life).
This variant is Breakthru Circus. In this game, the clowns don't deflect off the balloons. Popping all the red balloons gives you an extra clown (life).
This variant is Breakout Circus, but with moving walls that deflect clowns. Popping all the red balloons gives you an extra clown (life).
Great, a troll that doesn't trust me due to my past actions, reputation, or legit rating. *sigh*
Great, a troll that doesn't trust me due to my past actions, reputation, or legit rating. *sigh*
This variant is similar to Breakout Circus, except that you have to pop all three rows of balloons for them to restore and to gain an extra clown (life). There are also moving walls deflecting clowns.
This variant is Breakout Circus, which is the standard game. Popping all the red balloons gives you an extra clown (life).
Yeah, I guess it doesn't make much difference whether it is points or time. I think what's bothering me is that technically someone that let all 5 balls drain quickly would get a very low score and therefore the record.
Is there a way to clarify that the player needs to clear the screen of bricks to be able to submit the score?
I'm an admin for PC and Amiga, and I can still edit the last 250 games. You should be able to edit games 7 & 8 to make them Time: shortest.
I'm using original Atari paddle controllers through a 2600-daptor. The paddles are absolutely perfect to play any Pong-style game. I wish I could play Arkanoid on the Amiga with them. I'd do much better then!
Oh damn! Given you only just processed them, you might still have the option to edit them???
I'd happily remove my score submissions if that is required to correct them.
This is the single player Progressive Breakout variant. The rows of bricks move down the screen towards your paddle, increasing in speed as time goes on.
This is the single player Children's Version variant. It never increases in difficulty. I reckon I could play this for hours, but who could be bothered.
This is the single player Double Breakout variant. It has two paddles and two balls (at least until you lose one).
This variant has breakthru (the ball doesn't deflect off bricks and instead ploughs through them) and invisibility enabled (meaning the player can't see the blocks until they make contact with one). The aim is to clear two screens for a max score of 864.
This variant has breakthru enabled (the ball doesn't deflect off bricks and instead ploughs through them) and catch (meaning the player can temporarily catch the ball on the paddle). The aim is to clear two screens for a max score of 864.
This variant has breakthru enabled (the ball doesn't deflect off bricks and instead ploughs through them) and steering (meaning the player can change the trajectory of the ball after it leaves the paddle). The aim is to clear two screens for a max score of 864.
This variant is standard Breakout, but has breakthru enabled (the ball doesn't deflect off bricks and instead ploughs through them). The aim is to clear two screens for a max score of 864.
This variant has invisibility enabled (meaning the player can't see the blocks until they make contact with one) and the aim is to clear the screen in the quickest time possible.
The screenshot is the moment the last brick is being hit. You can see that the time is 167 seconds. I requested this game entry score be the lowest amount of time taken, but I can't see whether it has been put through like that or not.
This variant has catch enabled (meaning the player can temporarily catch the ball on the paddle) and the aim is to clear the screen in the quickest time possible.
The screenshot is the moment the last brick is about to be hit. You can see that the time is 200 seconds. I requested this game entry score be the lowest amount of time taken, but I can't see whether it has been put through like that or not.
This variant has steering enabled (meaning the player can change the trajectory of the ball after it leaves the paddle) and the aim is to clear a single screen in the quickest time possible.
The screenshot is the moment the last brick is about to be hit. You can see that the time is 147 seconds. I requested this game entry score be the lowest amount of time taken, but I can't see whether it has been put through like that or not.
The screenshot is the moment the last brick is about to be hit. You can see that the time is 178 seconds. I requested this game entry score be the lowest amount of time taken, but I can't see whether it has been put through like that or not.
Me playing Game 5 of Breakout on the Atari 2600. This variant is standard Breakout, but the aim is to clear a single screen in the quickest time possible.
I'm voting yes on this one as I know the game and it's very achievable.
I just want to say that your constant aggression would not be encouraging people to vote yes on your submissions. There are a lot of people that expect video for emulated scores. They're not trolls if they vote no. Trolls are people that come to the site and vote no on everything or submit fake scores. Everyone has the right to vote no on submissions if they expect more evidence.
I too have a score that I can't submit for this (admittedly emulated). How can we get this fixed up?
This variant has invisibility enabled (meaning the player can't see the blocks until they make contact with one) and the aim is to clear two screens for a max score of 864.
This variant has catch enabled (meaning the player can temporarily catch the ball on the paddle) and the aim is to clear two screens for a max score of 864.
This variant has steering enabled (meaning the player can change the trajectory of the ball after it leaves the paddle) and the aim is to clear two screens for a max score of 864.
Well that's anticlimactic. It just ends after two levels!
The newest Pinball Arcade table. A pretty difficult one too. Took me three hours to beat that score Mantalow!
I finally figured out that continually going for extra balls wasn't resulting in points. As soon as I started ignoring the levels and focused on hitting the lit ramps, I found my groove.
It took me three straight nights of playing to finally beat maxgreat's score. It was a ripper!
For those of you that continually vote no on all my pinball scores, you're welcome to go and see them in the Pinball Arcade leaderboards anytime you want to. Just select the table and then PC, and you will see my score sitting at 93rd for this particular table. There's no way to cheat this system.
The score should be 7,200 kernzy.
No, I'm still at 34. You have to set the view to PC only.
Yes, I think so. It doesn't fundamentally change the game I guess. You could get used to both control systems.
I hold the record for close to 100 pinball games on this site and have included evidence that simply cannot be faked for every single one of them, yet my submissions are receiving more and more no votes. Anyone can go onto the Pinball Arcade leaderboard website at any time and see my scores there.
The controls. When the game was first released it had terrible controls, where the car would always turn to the left of screen if you pressed left on the controller, regardless of which way the car was actually facing. So if you were driving towards the bottom of the screen and pressed right, the car would turn towards the right of screen, which is actually left. There were stacks of complaints, so Mattel released a revised version with intuitive steering.
Annoyingly, there was nothing on the packaging or in the manual to state whether a particular copy of the game was the original or the revised version.
34th in the world. I'll take that.
Haha, yeah, it's a pretty dirty sound isn't it. Quite an impressive game for 1979.
Please don't be discouraged maxgreat. We welcome more members here, especially Pinball Arcade players. Do add Mantalow and I on Steam and we'll all get down to business (i.e. going after each other's scores).
All I do on this table is hit the rocket from the right flipper for 2 million every time and numerous extra balls, and hit the Ha Ha Ha targets from the left flipper to get multiballs. Repeat for 40 minutes and you get the above score.
That's weird. I wonder why your scores are taking longer to go through that mine. I promise there was no foul play involved!
Yes, as much as I welcome competition on Pinball Arcade, I'd feel a lot more comfortable being able to see these scores on the Farsight leaderboards.
If you can get that score, you can get mine.
I almost voted no due to the accompanying radio selection, but I decided that would be immature. ;)
The slingshots on this table are the main cause of ball loss. Basically if the ball connects with the top part of either slingshot, it will likely drain down the opposite gutter. My tactics to avoid this are to firstly play straight as much as possible, hence the slot machine and the middle ramp, and secondly, to nudge whenever it looks like my ball might connect high on either slingshot. They're really unforgiving, which is bad design in my opinion.
I don't know what to think anymore. There's some strange behaviour on show here.
I think there's a lot of anger around here since FIG and RBD started trolling the site. Let's try not to take it out on other members.
No-one will want to come to High Score if we abuse them for not meeting our own personal standards. We face situations all the time where new users submit lots of scores using screenshots they took long before coming to this site. All we can do is politely inform them of the general expectations here, and then let the voting do the talking. There's no point bashing them over the head with the same message. If / when their submissions start failing, they can then make a choice as to whether they want to supply more evidence or if this site is not for them.
My tactic is to never actually try to hit the targets on the edge of the screen. That means I never aim for the extra ball target or the craps target. They're just too dangerous. I really just focus on the centre ramp and slots, gaining a consistent flow of multi balls, points, chips and most importantly, cheats. When I miss that ramp, which is inevitable, I inadvertently hit one of the game areas by accident, and have a cheat up my sleeve to make sure I win it. By the time I've won all casino games twice through, winning any of the games gives you big points, and you can break the bank by going over 100 chips, which results in lots more.
Another tough score GTibel! I've ended up playing until 1:00am, trying over and over to beat it.
Thanks GTibel! This was a challenging score to beat! It took me about three or four hours of playing to do it, including about 50 restarts. I can't tell you how many times I got about 700 or 800K first ball, only for the remainder to drain away within the next minute or so. It's a fairly brutal table that way.
Did the sound screw up for you while playing this? I found that after a while Gorgar would stop talking, and some of the other effects wouldn't be heard. It didn't happen in every game, but it happened quite frequently.
I'm getting more and more no votes lately. For those of you requesting a video, there's an agreement between all the pinball players here that video isn't required for Pinball Arcade for two reasons.
1. You can very easily verify these scores by going to the Pinball Arcade Leaderboards. There isn't anyway to cheat that system.
2. Recording videos while playing Pinball Arcade effects the physics in the game, which has a big influence on the score you can achieve. Exact timing is absolutely critical in pinball.
Definitely Australian with that accent. Welcome to High Score!
Why didn't you keep going? Or did you just not record past 150K?
I believe it should be 50,280.
I'm so damn excited! I've not submitted any scores for any other games since Mantalow cracked my record for this table. I've literally played nothing else but Last Action Hero during the past week.
Finally, I cracked it tonight! You made me get a top 10 score in the world in the process Mantalow.
I challenge you to go higher. Are you up to it?
YES!!!!!!!!!!!! After over a week of playing no other games apart from Last Action Hero, I have finally cracked it!
Now...I can move on...at least for a while.
I'm not going to go through every discussion to try to find comments people have made about accounts used solely to vote on score submissions. I can point you to this one though, as I was quite active in it. Yes, I started it. But with good reason, and others chimed in with their own concern.
I've made no secret that I'm skeptical of accounts with tens of thousands of points yet no score submissions. Surely you can understand why it might seem odd to other members of the site. What I was hoping to do above was gain some insight into why someone might do that. I'd like to understand so I'm not so skeptical. I wasn't rude or aggressive. Just interested.
Aaaaggghhhhh!!!!! Last night I had a score of just over 2 billion and I f#$%ing tilted! Not only did I lost that last ball, I lost a bonus of 50 million too.
I'm gonna get it Mantalow. Mark my words!
It was 4:30pm Australia time when you submitted this. Perhaps you have different sleeping habits in Belgium?
Oooohhhh that's a nice score!!!
At least I will have something else to focus on apart from Mantilow's score on Last Action Hero. I'm really struggling to beat that one.
I'd like to reiterate that I'm not making accusations. I know that it seems strange to quite a few of the regulars here that there are accounts set up for the sole purpose of voting on submissions. They've been discussed a few times of late. When I saw your comment, I thought this would be a great opportunity to try to reach out to one of them. Thank you for responding.
As for people demanding videos when they themselves don't provide them, well I believe there are circumstances where they are required and others where it is not as critical. Personally, I expect video evidence for any emulated score that claims a world record from another member of the site. For non-emulated scores, I will still vote yes if there's no video, as long as I have seen proof that a) the score was achieved on real hardware and b) that the submitter actually achieved the score. For other scores that don't claim world records, I'm happy to vote yes unless there is some specific reason to doubt them.
I can understand why a newcomer might see some inconsistencies with the above approach, as it appears as though I'm demanding video one minute and not another, but there is method to the madness.
Now, if you're talking about FASHIONISLANDGAL, well that's a whole other kettle of fish.
I want to be clear that I'm not making any accusations here. I'd just really like to understand why anyone would happily spend their time voting on thousands of other people's submissions while never submitting a score to High Score themselves. I'm assuming you are one of the numerous Norwegian friends that Maxwel asks to vote on his scores, but it's clear that you're voting on more than just his.
I'm genuinely just interested to know what the appeal is, and it would be great to put to bed the skepticism that I have around the practice in general. I'm a skeptic by nature, and the fact that this comment was made on one of Maxwel's world records once again raises red flags.
I played for a few hours today, but have yet to crack 2 billion. Just got 1.9 billion, and it was the first time I've reached two World Premieres. I feel learning how to death save might be my only hope of beating your score Mantalow.
Just checked out the tables. Your coming 11th in the world and I'm comin about 15th. How high can we go?!
Since you gave me some great advice, I will return the favour. It took me a while to figure out how to launch the smart missile too. Eventually I stumbled on it by accident.
Simply press whatever button or key you are using to launch each ball initially. For me, that's the CTRL key. Choosing the right time to do it is tricky though.
As for the death save, I have no idea how you can do this, so there's obviously something I don't know about Pinball Arcade in general. I tilt a lot obviously, but it would never be enough to send a ball back up onto the table. Can this be done on other tables!? I used to do it on the Amiga pinball games all the time, but never in Pinball Arcade. Can I hold down a tilt of something? Or is it a particular tilt key to hit the table hard?
Hey, what's the deal with Second Cousin Frank's? It says to take the left ramp twice and then hit the Chicken Scoop. I've done that stacks of times, but am never awared the Second Cousin Frank's award. Is there a special trick to it?
Wow! That will take some beating!
I have no idea what a Death Save is, so clearly I still have some things to learn on this table. I only managed 1 and a half World Premieres in my high score, so it seems likely that you concentrate on safety and survival rather than attempting to score as many points as you can in each mode. I've been trying to figure out what the best approach is.
You realise this means war right?
Barthax, this video seems incomplete. The final score is only just over 2000. I will skip for now.
And yet it's currently at 90.9% legit?! In all likelihood 10 people have voted Yes out of 11, without seeing any evidence of the submitted score. That's...disappointing.
Please just stop. You will continue to get no votes if you keep creating new accounts and changing your initials. They don't even match half the time. You're just wasting everyone's time, mostly your own.
If you decide to be serious about submitting scores to High Score, then at least be consistent and consider recording videos for emulated games.
Thanks OG. Yes from me.
Yep. They scores looked dodgy to begin with. Now they look REALLY dodgy.
I reckon I put between 15 and 20 hours into this table over the past three nights, attempting to get your score Mantalow. It was a huge challenge, but I finally had a really great game.
Fantastic table too!
Oh so close!!!! Tough table too. Well done!
Where in the video is this particular course? I've looked through about half of it, but can't find it.
Score should be 9075.
Awesome. I'll go check it out.
Whoever this is has now changed their initials to reflect the latest scores they're submitting.
I had *fun* playing it, not *found*.
There are a few things to note here:
1. This is not a good game for High Score, as the score is actually a form of currency. You really need to spend it all at the end of each level to be able to survive very long, and that inevitably results in a low score. I didn't spend any points after the first level so that I'd get a decent score, which pretty much meant I had no chance of surviving the second.
2. The high score table starts at 15000, so I had no opportunity to enter my initials ingame. Hopefully I can get at least 15000 next time I try, but it's pretty hard.
3. When I watch people playing this game with autofire on, it's much more playable. You have to concentrate on not hitting any of the scenery in X-Out or it's an instant kill, and that's pretty hard when you're also having to press the fire button about 200 times a minute.
Despite all this, I had found playing it. Not as much as Uridium 2 though.
I'm not being filled with confidence by all these incorrect submissions. I'm going to skip until there's some more compelling evidence of identity and fair play.
Also, the music is really great in this game, but it sounds rubbish in this recording. As soon as I started recording it started sounding crap, so it must be a resource issue or something.
This is a great game, if a tad difficult at times. I'd never even heard of it before the Amiga shmup contest that is currently running. I'll definitely play it again sometime, even if no-one cracks my score.
Hey what even happened to Mark? He used to be on the site daily adding pinball scores, but I haven't seen him for at least a couple of months.
In case anyone is wondering, there is a bug on this table that makes the highest score appear twice in the leaderboard. I didn't score exactly the same score twice.
This is the 17th highest score for this table on Pinball Arcade. Only my Phantom of the Opera score is higher than that, being 15th.
Mantalow's score is a very respectable 48th, so it was a challenge to beat.
I do understand, but I've not seen that on any other table where there are Grand Champions. Lots of other tables display Grand Champions and then 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest scores separately (I think Cactus Canyon does from memory), but the leaderboards don't show the highest score twice.
At least it's happening to both of us, so it's obviously the way it is for everyone.
Nice one! I'll have a crack at it on the weekend.
I'd only ever played Blood Money and Xenon 2. I'm not a big shmupper.
I need to configure my special weapon to be a second joystick button if I'm going to get better at this. Having to press the letter K on the keyboard means I have to let go of the joystick and messes me up. Fun Space Invaders alternative though.
Nice one Mantalow! I've been meaning to have another crack at this table, but have been distracted by the Amiga shmup contest.
Speaking of which, I thought you might be my main competitor for that!
Unless I'm mistaken, I think your score should be 80,400.
This is just stupidly fast now. I think I'll stick to the Slow and Normal settings.
It was so great to play this again after all these years. I have to say that I REALLY struggle to play it without autofire though, which I always used as a kid. You have to fire at top speed the majority of the game, or you just can't take out entire waves and collect cash. My thumbs are killing me after playing a few games in succession. If you're wondering why I occassionally sit at the bottom of the screen, pulling it down over and over for a few seconds, it's just a way of resting my trigger thumb.
I have no idea how I managed to get my best score in this particular game, as I missed the power-up that falls at the very start. That meant I had to shoot a lot of enemies twice rather than once. Somehow the extra effort I had to put in resulted in me surviving longer rather than shorter.
Oh, and this game has amazing music for the time.
I notice you've already got a NO for this. Serves you right for submitting too much quality evidence. Or perhaps they figured you submitted the score in the wrong category, as the Playstation symbol can clearly be seen in the top right corner of every screenshot.
Another one that I've covered for RetroSmack. Did you manage to get any extra balls? The table is renowned for making it too easy to get extra balls once you know how. You only need to hit the numbers 1 to 5.
I'd love to visit Pinball Hall of Fame.
A big thanks to TRBMetroidTeam for picking up on my embarrassing maths fail in my first submission.
((7x100) + 12,800) = 13,500 (not 19,800)
Oh my! You're absolutely right!
What's more embarrassing is that I personally came up with the formula, and then completely screwed up in applying it.
I appreciate this catch TRBMetroidTeam, and will remove and resubmit.
Yeah what's with that?! They don't even eat any of your party. Just pick you up and dump you on another level. If they were around today, they would undoubtedly be trolls that vote No on all our High Score submissions.
We're all a little bit crazy right?
I may have put an unnatural amount of hours into Pinball Arcade (381 hours in the last year apparently), but I don't suppose you were born with ridiculously awesome Arkanoid skills were you? Or maybe you were!
Yes, it's random every time. You watch the mazes being generated though, so there's nothing stopping you from taking screenshots and then referring to them later. I chose not to, as I enjoy the unknown aspect.
As for the sleeping dragons, what can I say? My party is damn noisy!!!
It's a yes for me, but I must admit that my first thought was also "no video?". If you only need to verify your account once to be able to upload long videos to YouTube, it might be worth giving a friends name and getting them to verify for you. Not having an obvious play button will likely result in incorrect "no video" feedback.
It's a YES for me.
I am indeed celebrating a great win for my country. I'm even ignoring the fact that nads is a Queenslander.
I'm one of those people that encouraged you to make videos, so the first thing I want to say is thanks for making the effort. Putting up a bunch of videos really helps when it comes to building up a reputation as a gamer on High Score. Once people see that you really can game, then a lot of the doubt that people have turns into trust.
It appears you recorded your play with some form of camera rather than capturing it on your computer. That's definitely a more complicated and time consuming way to do it, and does result in stupendous file sizes. Is there a reason why you don't just use software to record? Your emulating after all.
I personally use Bandicam to record (yes, it costs a bit of cash, but not much) and then Handbrake to compress my videos, but whatever works for you. There are numerous options out there, and members of High Score are more than happy to advise if you need help.
Anyway, a definite yes from me.
It is indeed a very hard table. It too me many, many goes to get a decent score on Pinball Arcade.
Haha! Difficult, but not impossible. This table takes a lot of practice though, mostly to learn exactly how to approach each continent that you travel to. Once you know how to safely complete each of them, you can rack up some big scores quickly. It's definitely a table where your scoring increases exponentially too. I managed to visit all the continents about four or five times over, with my bonus for doing so being cumulative (so I scored about 13 million the first time I did it, then about 25 million the second, and so on). The last time I visited all the continents I got about a 60 million point bonus.
I've been training on this table all week. I was struggling to get anywhere close to my best score of 192 million and then wham, an hour and a half game where I reached over 600 million on my first ball!
In the end I let my last ball drain, as the table has screwed up on me several times lately, with the ball disappearing during multiball and the "attendant" not being able to find it. I just wouldn't have been able to cope if that had happened during this particular game. It's the most buggy table on Pinball Arcade from my experience.
It's the 18th best score in the world on the PC, so I have to be satisfied with that. I have no idea how players score in the tens of billions. Honestly...no idea!
I played this table for hours and hours to achieve this score. It's an addictive but hard table.
I think we should be careful when commenting about trolls. There are obvious instances of trolling, where people vote down submissions for "Other" or for not having a video when they do. Then there are instances where people vote No because they genuinely don't feel there is enough convincing evidence to vote Yes.
Given how easy it is to fake a score through emulation, and how easy it is to record video of sessions, I feel voting no for any significant emulated world record scores that don't have an accompanying video is a reasonable assessment to make.
And no, it wasn't me.
I'm jealous that you got to play this table, as well as all the other tables you have access to. We don't have many options in Australia to play classic pinball tables.
1 and a half years before you joined HighScore.com!!
Jealous! I covered this for RetroSmack and would love to play it.
I believe your score should be 26,640, not 26,040.
I've watched about half the video, and can't see anything suggesting foul play. It just looks like the collision detection is a little bit generous on this game.
Why not 2:05:20?
Oh man! I can't believe how this ended. I feel your pain!
Great effort nonetheless.
I still love this game, even after putting endless hours into Pinball Arcade. Only on the Amiga though. I recently tried the DOS version, and it handles very poorly. It's basically impossible to hit the ball where you want to half the time.
Seriously, is this on the C64? That's really impressive!
I've had to admit defeat by Ransom for a few Amiga games. But now he's challenged me on a pinball game. This one will be to the death.
This time my score was saved to the Pinball Arcade leaderboards, unlike earlier in the week.
Oh, and well done.
I'm afraid I will have to reject this submission QSpaceman. You have provided too much quality evidence. It simply can't be true.
Feeling very annoyed right now. It appears the Farsight servers are down at the moment, so this big score will probably not be official. Anyone else notice that there leaderboards are empty?
Well done mate! I love the closing commentary. Really captured how much it meant to you, which everyone here can fully relate to.
Oh, and by the way, it's nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine.
I apologise for submitting three scores for the same table today. I've been training on it, as I'm determined to have a score in the top 100 for PC for every table on Pinball Arcade. The 2.7 billion score I got earlier today came in at a very frustrating 101st!!!
This score comes in at 65, which I'm satisfied with.
I still haven't got a Super Jackpot though. Lots of Jackpots, but keep screwing up when I go for the final Snack Bar.
I've been determined to get better at this table, as the score above still didn't rank in the top 100 for the table on PC.
I just got another score though which certainly does.
I'm always happy to see more Pinball players on High Score, but there are a couple of red flags here that you might want to clarify t3andy.
As Mantalow mentioned, the initials are different on the two tables. BG does appear on the T2 table, but not with the score submitted. Is there perhaps two people in the household playing Pinball Arcade (AH and BG) or is there some other explanation?
I also can't see these scores on the Pinball Arcade Leaderboard. If you set your initials here at High Score and then log into Farsight when playing Pinball Arcade so your scores are official, it will be much easier for us to verify your submissions.
Well I got the score GTibel, but it sure took a lot of tries to do it. This is a brutally hard table, with that damn spinning wheel sending the ball out of control constantly. Like all pinball tables, there is obviously some skill involved in getting a good score, but I think this one requires a lot more luck and sheer perseverance than most.
If someone can beat my score on this one, I don't know how high I can go.
Yay! A target!
It seems there's a bug on this table that makes whatever the highest score is appear twice.
Apologies for adding the same picture twice.
I consider myself to be a pretty good pinball player, but there's something about this table that makes keeping balls in play incredibly difficult. It doesn't matter how in control I feel, any single slight miss and the ball inevitably goes down an outlane.
And let's not talk about the kabillion times that my point blank range shot at a brain bug rebounded straight down the drain.
This table almost killed me. It's brutal!
I played Starship Troopers for a couple of hours last night and fell just short of your score about 4 times. Honestly, it's one of the more frustrating tables on Pinball Arcade, yet strangely compelling at the same time.
I've still never made it to the final planet.
No, sorry. I've never had an issue with it, as long as I'm logged into FarSight at the time I connect.
Yeah, there's a new tournament. I would go in it, but I found last time I did it I had very little time left for my blog (which is www.retrosmackblog.com in case you want to have a look).
I'm one of those people that can't do things in halves. I go all out and have to win, no matter the cost to my social and family life!
You're right Mantalow. This table is very, very hard. I like it though, as the idea of travelling to planets and wiping out bugs is awesome.
I got a score of 333,975,620 in the recent tournament, but since that isn't saved in the Pinball Arcade leaderboards, I'll have another crack at it.
Yeah, me too!
Is that real hardware or emulation? Hard to tell from the video.
That was one epic game! I must have won about 12 races.
My first game on this table. Had no idea what I was doing, but a couple of unintentional jackpots seemed to get me a decent score.
I also have no idea why my leaderboard shows the same score twice. I only played once. Must be a bug.
Since this duplicate has never been deleted, I might as well put a score up for it.
To be clear, there are two entries for Arabian Knights:
Pinball Arcade: Tales of the Arabian Nights [3 balls]
Pinball Arcade: Arabian Knights
They're both the same thing.
22nd highest score all time for the PC. Gotta be happy with that.
You're currently #60 Mantalow. Very respectable!
I aim to be in the top 100 for every table. It's not easy on some of the really popular ones. For some reason I do much better on the older tables.
Sorry Mantalow. I reckon I got between 8 and 10 extra balls during that game. It's such an intense table, and it's over 30 degrees here even though it's 11:00 at night. After that epic game I'm literally soaked with sweat!
It has been a while since I last played the table, but from what I recall, my tactics are to not worry too much about each independent room total. If you get caught up trying to score big on Mamushka, Hit Cousin Itt or Raise the Dead, you end up losing a ball. You'll naturally score a bunch of points in these rooms anyway as the pinball just hits stuff. I just concentrate on moving from room to room as quickly as I can, as the majority of points come from mansion tours. Plus you can get an extra ball each time you reach the Lite Extra Ball room, so why not get back there as many times as you can.
The rooms that I do go for points in are Quick Multiball (as hitting the vault a few times can give you BIG points), Fester's Tunnel Hunt (as I just seem to be able to hit the tunnels without much risk) and Thing Multiball (once again, hitting the vault a few times can give BIG points).
One thing's for sure though. Seance is an absolute bitch to survive! The magnets just about always send the ball down and out and there's nothing you can do about it. My tactics for it ended up being to sit it out as much as possible. Every time you can trap the ball with a flipper, the time continues to tick down for a few more seconds before stopping. If you can manage to trap it a couple of times then most of the time has gone and you can move onto a safer room.
Good luck. It's a fantastic table.
Great score Mantalow!
This was one of the tables I played in the recent Pinball Arcade Tournament. I scored 16 million in the allowed 20 minutes, so I reckon I have a pretty good chance of cracking it without a time limit.
Will have a go tonight!
Well, I'm happy to get such a good score, but I can't help but be disappointed after reaching just under 15 million on my first ball. The last two balls drained very quickly.
Looks like I'll have to have another crack at it.
Brilliant stuff! Thank you for putting the video up and well done for the fantastic score.
It was truly horrifying, but I couldn't take my eyes off it until it was over. I then kind of sat there in shock for a couple of minutes, twitching while my brain rebooted in an attempt to wipe the remnants of the experience away. I have a horrible feeling that it will come back to haunt me at the least opportune time!
I really want to vote yes for this as it does look like you've achieved a great score. Is there a reason why you can't upload the video to YouTube? If it's a massive file, you can use something like Handbrake to lower the file size without effecting the quality of the recording (at least no more than YouTube would do itself). There are YouTube videos that describe how to prepare files for YouTube in Handbrake if you want to know more (or you can ask me).
What the hell did I just watch!?
Is it just me or is that score out by 9. It looks like 939,750 to me.
Not a big deal I know.
Are you suggesting this is in the wrong category? I keep skipping it in the hope that more information will become available.
Your score was 68,100 Event. You ripped yourself off!
You sure do have blazing balls Deteacher!
I can only see a single image I'm afraid.
Is there anything in the screenshot to show that this is advanced rather than intermediate etc.?
I think you entered the previous record rather than the the much better lap time you just got. I think you'll want to resubmit this one.
It has always bugged me that I fell just short of 300K on this table with my previous score. It took me a while, but I finally got there tonight.
I'm a huge metalhead, particularly death, black and thrash metal. You can find me on Rate Your Music as The_Trickster. I did a review of the album and gave it 4.5 out of 5.
Yes from me, and an extra YES for Vader's De Profundis album.
Hey Deteacher, you really should include video in your submissions. Just sayin!
Haha...we all know it's 21, 16, 16. That's the only way to score big!
Well I did a little better this time. Definitely getting better at the 22-14-14 thing. I screwed up real bad at the end there though, losing all of my lives in seconds.
Thanks Derek. Voting yes.
I thought it was emulation too. Will skip for now.
Thanks for the video Deteacher.
I watched a few minutes and pretty much nothing came directly at you. Can you even move forward in this game, or is twisting your ship around all there is to it?
Hmmm...I feel like I should know this.
I've managed to have some pretty good levels, shooting 3 or 4 UFOs worth 300 points each, but the difficulty is in stringing a bunch of good levels together. Practice makes perfect!
Haha...that might be why. Nah, I did know that, just confused myself typing it. :)
Now I just need to master the 23-14-14 approach. I keep screwing up!
I've been trying to learn how to get a good score on Space Invaders. I'm slowly getting better, but I'm a long way from matching kernzy.
I would feel much more comfortable voting yes for your submissions MangiaBoy if they had videos. I don't doubt that you're achieving these scores, but the evidence provided sets a poor precedent for newcomers to the site. Adding a watermark to screenshots doesn't really prove much, and videos are pretty easy to produce for emulated games. Are you in a position to record your game sessions?
There has been a discussion on emulated and hardware score submissions here. I'd like to hear your thoughts if you have the time.
Thanks for showing the hardware CoCoForest. Not only is it great to see, it makes voting very straightfoward.
Please note that for Hardware submissions, I did not include video as a requirement as I do think it's more difficult than it is for emulated submissions. You include a photo that includes the hardware and a note with your name on it in all of your submissions. I feel this is proof enough, and video is not required.
4. Is a video provided, or is there any proof that the submitter achieved the score in the image(s), such as initials on a high score table or a piece of paper? (if no, then vote NO)
Please also note that I'm just putting ideas out there for awareness and not claiming to be some sort of High Score voting power. I just wanted to get some discussion happening.
Thanks for the response Deteacher. Please note that I've made the flowchart as a way of raising awareness and create discussion more than anything else. I don't doubt you or your scores in the slightest, and I don't believe I've voted no on any of your submissions. I trust and respect you as a player and community member.
It's the precedence that worries me. When new people come to HighScore and see that lots of the world records that have been voted legit have nothing more than a screenshot, with nothing to prove that it was achieved by the submitter, on the right hardware, or even at all, they of course are going to think that this approach is ok. I personally feel a bit hypocritical voting yes to your submissions and McKong's submissions (for example) and then feeling like I should vote no to a first time submitter who does exactly the same thing.
I'll continue this discussion in the Flowchart thread.
Evidence of hardware? - YES
Evidence of score? - YES
Does evidence score match submitted score? - YES
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (name on piece of paper)
Any sign of cheating or tampering? NO
Note: If you're wondering what this is all about, please look at the Draft Flowchart discussion.
Evidence of hardware? - NO (there is no definitive evidence that this was played on a real Atari 2600. Just showing a TV or monitor is not enough.)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (name on paper)
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no evidence that this score was achieved on the real hardware. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel MisterVCS's reputation is not in question. Voting YES.
Evidence of hardware? - NO (there is no definitive evidence that this was played on a real Spectrum. Just showing a TV or monitor is not enough.)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (name on mobile phone)
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no evidence that this score was achieved on the real hardware. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel CoCoForest's reputation is not in question. Voting YES.
Thanks for the info!
I've seen snow once in my life, and that was in New Zealand. If it ever snows in my part of the world, then global warming has really screwed things up.
It would be preferable to have some proof that this was played with an A setting. Is there anything in the image to suggest that?
Does selected platform appear correct? - YES
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - NO (A watermark can easily be added to any screenshot found on the internet and proves very little.)
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - YES (This score would be considered the world record if voted legit. It really should have video evidence, particularly as recording video for emulated games is easy.)
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no evidence that this score was achieved by the submitter, or at all for that matter. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel Deteacher's reputation is not in question. Voting YES.
Evidence of hardware? - NO (there is no definitive evidence that this was played on a real Colecovision console. Just showing a TV or monitor is not enough.)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (name on sticker)
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no evidence that this score was achieved on the real hardware. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel ed1475's reputation is not in question. Voting YES.
Evidence of hardware? - NO (there is no definitive evidence that this was played on a real Colecovision console. Just showing a TV or monitor is not enough.)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (video provided)
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - NO (video provided)
I VOTE YES!
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (high score table and physical card with name)
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - YES (This score would be a world record, beating two other players. Video should be provided, and is easy to do so for emulated games.)
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no compelling evidence that the score was achieved fairly or indeed at all. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel Larquey's reputation is not in question. I also recognise Larquey's arcade cabinet, and imagine it would be very difficult to savestate while playing in this fashion. I'd love to hear other opinions on this one. Voting YES.
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - YES (first submissions for a game achieve world record and there is no video evidence, which is easy to provide for emulated games)
Note: If you're wondering what this is all about, please look at the Draft Flowchat discussion.
I know it's over the top. But it got your attention didn't it!
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (physical card with name)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (high score table, although McKong has not included his initials in his High Score profile)
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - YES (this would be a world record, beating eight other players. A video should be provided, which is easy for emulated games)
I am voting NO for this submission as there is no compelling evidence that the score was achieved fairly or indeed at all. I am not questioning McKong's word, but feel voting yes would set a bad precedent and is not fair for those that have provided more compelling evidence.
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (highscore table and physical card with name)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (high score table)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - NO (a personalised watermark can easily be applied to any image found on the internet)
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - YES (there is no video evidence for this world record, which is easy to provide for emulated games)
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no compelling evidence that you achieved this score fairly or indeed at all. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel McKong's reputation is not in question. I will vote YES on this one, but please come and join the discussion.
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - NO
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no compelling evidence that you achieved this score. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel MangiaBoy's reputation is not in question. I will vote YES on this one, but please come and join the discussion.
If I follow my draft voting flowchart, I should vote NO for this submission as there is no compelling evidence that you achieved this score fairly or indeed at all. However, I'm doing this merely to raise awareness and feel MangiaBoy's reputation is not in question. I will vote YES on this one, but please come and join the discussion.
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - NO (a personalised watermark can easily be applied to any image found on the internet)
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - YES (first submissions for a game achieve world record and there is no video evidence, which is easy to provide for emulated games)
I can also confirm that credits act as lives for this game, at least on the Amiga and apparently the Atari ST too.
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (video provided and initials on high score)
Would score achieve World Record with no video? - NO
Evidence of real hardware? - YES
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (high score table and GTibel's trademark toy)
Video provided, high score table or physical proof of submitter? - YES (name on card)
Happy to vote yes, but shouldn't you submit the 26750 score?
Is this emulated?
Awesome score too!
Everything is right with the world now.
Someone else reported that for a different table. We'll have to be aware of it for future score submissions. I normally include other screenshots that show the score was done on the PC, but I lost them in this instance while waiting for the table to appear on HighScore. I think we'll need them for really big scores going forward.
This score doesn't match the screenshot. It should be Zelda not Yoshi.
I can't help but notice that the score is incorrect. It should be 10,342,220.
Seems irrelevant for a score this big, but still...
Oooohhhh...so close! I know the feeling.
I'm afraid you've entered your score incorrectly. You will need to resubmit this one.
I reached the 13th level of the dog video mode too, so got a lot of points from that. I probably had about 8 balls all up.
I have no idea how many times. About 8 I reckon.
This is the 16th best score on this table for Steam, so I'm pretty happy with that. I tilted three times though, so probably lost about 50 million points at least!!! The table lets me double nudge most of the time, but occasionally punishes me for it without warning.
Mantalow, yours is the 29th best score ever. No shame in that!
Sorry, but I did it again.
Well, you happened to pick a table that was in the recent Pinball Arcade tournament, so I've been playing it a lot!
And well done!!!
Well before I vote on any of Don's submissions, I'd like to get some clarity around this. After all, there don't appear to be any clear guidelines on what is or isn't considered OK when it comes to point leaching / farming / whatever else you want to call it.
Is the general consensus that as long as there is a time limit and lives, then players are within their rights to sit in the one spot and farm points? If that's how everyone else is going to vote, then I'm not going to go against the flow.
I don't farm when going for high scores, but that's mostly because I just don't have time to sit in the one spot and kill respawning enemies for over an hour in a video game. Could there be anything more boring?
He point farms for almost the entire two hours. Doesn't seem in the spirit of HighScore, unless of course another entry was submitted for Alien Syndrome (any rules).
Sorry Don. You're scores generally seem legit. But I can't get behind point farming.
I think you got this score wrong Deteacher. It should be 23,518.
Plus recording videos slows the game down a bit for most of us, and given how critical it is to have pinball running smoothly, that's just not cool.
To the person that voted no due to there being no video, the pinball players on HighScore can all see each other's scores on the Pinball Arcade leaderboards, so we all agreed there was no need.
This score took me about an hour and a half to achieve, and some games go well over two hours. Making videos and uploading them is just too cumbersome.
You should log on to Pinball Arcade so that your scores hit the global leaderboard. That way they're there for everyone to see.
Challenge accepted Maxwel.
I think you got the score wrong on this one. Only slightly, but still.
It's great because there is a 20 minute time limit for each table. That means it's all about learning how to score quickly rather than how to survive.
I improved my skills on all 8 tables significantly. Unfortunately the scores achieved there don't appear on the Pinball Arcade Leaderboards.
If you go to the above link you can see there are three categories and three platforms.
I won the Bronze category for Steam. I reckon you would have done pretty well too.
I think you should have a go at the next Pinball Arcade tournament Mantalow. I won the 12 days of Christmas tournament last week pretty comprehensively, and you're scores are competitive. I will move up to the silver category next tournament, so would support you all the way in bronze.
That was a bitch to beat Mantalow! One of the hardest scores I've had to crack since joining HighScore.
Great score Maxwell. I'll have a go at this some time.
Actually, I've been contesting a Pinball Arcade tournament for the last week. Currently coming first out of 240 players. :)
This score seems huge compared to the existing ones. I don't know what to think of it as I've never played the game. Does anyone have any experience? Is this an instance where video proof should be required? It is emulation after all.
Welcome to HighScore 11flonksj. Please note that any doubt that I (or other members) show towards your score is a result of us trying to protect the integrity of the site.
This is a pretty tough table. I had to play a LOT of games to get this score.
Reached the final battle with Ronan, but sadly lost. Still, this was about five times better than I'd done previously.
Haven't managed to finish Scene 1 yet, but got close to 40 million in one multiball through jackpots.
That was one damn long game! Finally fought Dracula, which gives huge points!
I was finding the same thing Mantalow, but then I discovered that the best way to contend with the failed ramp shots is to hit both flippers simultaneously as the ball rapidly comes down. I somehow survived moments when I was certain the ball was going to drain by doing this, which shows how dodgy the physics are on Pinball FX 2.
Nudge is nowhere near as effective in Pinball FX 2 than it is in Pinball Arcade. It's absolutely critical in Arcade, but doesn't really help much in FX 2.
And now it's 12:30am. How the hell did that happen!?
I wondered how I would ever get the 105 million record on this table. My best score was around 20 million, and that took a while to get. Then all of a sudden one accurate shot during a multiball got me 100 million points in a second, just like that! The game seems to have a very lopsided scoring system.
It's a nice table though.
I find it really hard to get skill shots on this table, which are required to pass the wisdom test. Haven't managed to do it yet.
I didn't complete a single tale or side mission on this game! I don't know how to do any of them.
I just survived for an hour, gaining multiball over and over and over.
If someone beats my score, I guess I better read the rules.
Is it just me or is it much harder to understand the rules of the Pinball FX2 tables? The tutorials seem very vague.
I don't understand the Superscore or Wizard Score things yet either.
Thought I'd give Pinball FX2 a go. Completely different (and not very realistic) physics compared to Pinball Arcade, but this first table was very atmospheric and fun.
The video is for Ghouls and Ghosts, but the screenshot is for Ghosts and Goblins.
Oh boy, you made me work for this one GTi_bel.
I probably should. But then you challenged me. I'm not one to shy away from a good challenge!
I've got your El Dorado one already. But that Elvira one...that's...nasty!
Perfect timing! You've given me a reason to play Pinball Arcade again tonight.
That's a good score. It will take some beating.
Aaaaaannnndddd that's the last one. I've got the highest score on every Pinball Arcade table on HighScore.
I'm sure you'll excuse me if I boast a little.
It's there. It's the third stat.
What a unique table! I really like it.
I was 1 space away from reaching the vault on two other occasions during this game. I could have got some REALLY big with just a little bit of luck.
I hate casinos. I had to learn how to play a couple of these games (craps and hilo) to be able to do well on the table. Not my type of theme.
Literally my first game on this table. Can't believe how well I did!
I'm pretty annoyed at myself. Once you become pub champion, you can bet your points on every fight thereafter. I bet 80 million and lost, taking my score down from 300 million plus.
Still, I'm pretty happy with this.
Very tough table!
I found this table difficult to score on. Once you join the circus, you really can't score many points unless you're good (or lucky) enough to complete all four steps. I was so excited to complete this for the first time, only to find I had half of my best score from an earlier game where I'd failed to even join the circus. You really have to make the most of the rest of the table to score big, including the Juggler and Highwire multiballs. Fun table though!
Next? No Good Gofers!
Mantalow, this score was an absolute bitch to beat!
I reckon I've put about 20 hours into this table over the last week, and just when I thought I was going to get the record, I fell agonisingly short! Check out my second highest score and compare it with Mantalow's. Feel my pain?
As happens often though, when I did beat the score, I relaxed and just kept going. I actually had close to 600 million on my first ball with about 3 or 4 extra balls left, but I got really tired and started screwing up.
That's one more table down. Now what's next? Circus Voltaire. Sounds interesting.
Quite possibly the easiest table I've ever played. My first game went for 45 minutes!
Oh man that sucks! I was even disappointed when the game froze. You must have been very cranky indeed!
Saved the princess three times. Or were they three different princesses???
Can someone explain why there is this one on HighScore and another one called Tales of the Arabian Nights [3 balls]? This table only has the option for three balls. Is it a duplicate?
I wonder what the other guy did?
Really? 3 seconds, when the previous record was 5 minutes and 18 seconds? What gives?
Oh baby! Ruler of the Universe twice over!!!!
This was the first pinball arcade game I played when I started out a few months back. I've come back to it today and obviously my skills have improved a fair bit since then. The majority of my points came from victory ramps, as I managed to keep my ball in play for ages after each successful Ruler of the Universe shot. 320 million every single ramp I hit!
Thanks Mark. I'm sure you know the feeling when everything comes together in a game of pinball. It's awesome!
First go at this table. Hadn't even read the rules yet. Thankfully it had features from the previous PinBot tables, so it wasn't hard to figure out what to do.
I can't tell you how excited I am about this score. I was struggling to get close to Mantalow's score and then had an amazing game with two Grand Finales. Not sure I could beat this effort.
Possibly the most fun you can have on a pinball table.
I always thought that I would prefer the electromechanical period of pinball machines, but some of the ones I've played recently have been absolutely outstanding! The Addams Family, The Twilight Zone and now this awesome Star Trek table. I'm having a great time chasing records on these.
I'll be covering the later ones on my blog. Can't wait!
It's RetroSmack for anyone that's interested.
I love the original Twilight Zone tv show, so this is a dream table for me. I absolutely love playing it!
It was tough to beat the record though. Took me a couple of nights playing to do it.
"Oh no! Why?"
Is it just me or is the score on the screenshot different to the submission?
If I understand your question correctly, you need to be logged into FarSight when you get the high score, otherwise it won't be considered "official". I got a great score on The Addams Family during the outage the other day, and it never appeared in the leaderboards. Thankfully I was able to beat it once the servers came back up.
Wow. I was on my third and final ball and had about 500 million. Then I triggered Anything Goes mode and scored 1.8 billion points in the next couple of minutes!
Now this table is awesome! I think I love it mostly for the theme, but also for the stupendous amount of multiballs that you can combine at once. My first few games returned very little, with the ball going down the outlanes very quickly. Then suddenly I strung together three multiballs at once and started getting 30 million for every ramp I could hit!
I'll definitely play this again.
Nope. Nothing there.
At first I didn't like this table, but then I figured out how to play. It's actually quite unique!
This was the first time I managed to get the 500 million shot, taking my score from an ok one to the top of the leaderboard.
I can't find anyone on Steam with that name I'm afraid.
"There are no users that match your search."
The two trophies of yours that I've cracked in the last couple of weeks (this one and Funhouse) have taken an immense amount of practice and effort. You're obviously a great pinball player to set these scores, so I have no doubt you'll be cracking some of mine soon enough.
Loved my Intellivision growing up.
I've played this game for hours every night for the last week, trying to have that perfect game where everything comes together. Finally it happened. Two full Mansion Tours, completing the second one for a bonus of 80 million.
I've rarely worked so hard for anything in my life, so I'm feeling very chuffed right now.
No video I'm afraid.
Damn it! Got 1,010,000,000 tonight. So close! ?
I've just discovered the Pinball Arcade online leaderboards for the first time. It turns out I have the 12th highest score on this table for the PC (a couple at the top are questionable too).
You come in at number #30 Mantalow.
But...I don't want to play this game again! Frankie!!!!! Why??!!
I can no longer see any scores in my Pinball Arcade leaderboard. Can you confirm whether or not my scores appear in yours Mark? I'm pretty worried that they've all been lost somehow!
Now this is a fun table! It's difficulty comes from its speed, not from the ball unfairly draining. Pulling off loops and jackpots on this table feels fantastic.
Hmmmm someone voted no for no given reason. Is the troll back?
Seems a big score to have no video. Are these old screenshots Grimey?
I find going for the snackbar to be stupidly dangerous on this table, so I decided to avoid doing it. Yep, this score was achieved without ever saving the woman or earning a jackpot. :)
I just concentrated on earning extra balls with kisses and getting constant 16 million point double features. I could sit there doing that safely all day. On the rare occasion that I accidentally went into multiball mode, I just kept hitting the left ramp for CREATURE millions.
Honestly, just about every time I ever went for the snackbar, I lost control of the ball.
It took focussing on the points pickups to get it. Plus getting extra speed and handling early on is key to being able to get any sort of pickup before your opponents.
For those of us that haven't played this game, do you have to score 100 points to get a KO?
Multiball is indeed very easy on this table. In fact, it's so easy that it sometimes gets in the way! There were a few times where all I wanted to do was hit the locker so I could shoot at a ship, but kept getting multiball instead, which closes the locker.
Can't complain though, there are lots of points to be had either way.
Hi Toymailman. I would highly recommend you include something (anything) that has your initials on it in these photos. People will feel much more confident voting yes when they can see that the photo was taken by you, particularly when you submit a big score like this one.
You've put your score through incorrectly on this one. I'd say yes, but you've given yourself more points rather than less.
I read the manuals in full before I play each table. I go in at least understanding how to earn the jackpot or activate multiball. After a few games, I read the parts of the manual that didn't make sense to me the first time. I don't know how you guys figure out how tables work without training yourself first.
Um...literally my first score on this table.
I didn't get any super jackpots or anything. I just kept hitting the monster fish, getting 10 million, 20 million, 30 million, 40 million, 50 million and then 60 million. Add to that the 15 times I rocked the boat and well, that's 360 million right there.
This table is fun, so it's such as shame that playing it the way it's supposed to be played doesn't really work. The idea is to invite three groups of monsters to a party by hitting the right ramp. This results in 2 ball multiball, at which point hitting the left ramp repeatedly results in a 20 million point big bang. So far so good. The issue is that once you've scored it once, the only way to invite groups is to first hit the request hole in the middle of the table to light them, meaning you have to hit the request hole at least three times to go for a second big bang. That bloody request hole about half the time spits the ball out straight down the left outlane!!!!! This caused me to swear at the game a LOT!
In the end I decided to avoid the request hole altogether. My game was based entirely on hitting the left ramp, followed by the haha targets on the right. The left ramp increase by 100K until it reaches 2 million, where it stays for the rest of your game (not just ball). It also gives you extra balls. I reckon I hit that ramp well over a hundred times, at 2 million point a pop. Hitting the haha targets turns on the Comic, which regularly gives you instant multiball, and therefore a shot at the big bang 20 million without the risk of that stupid f#$%ing request hole.
Has anyone found a safe way to use the request hole? Yes, I've tried nudging as it launches, but it's fraught with danger, and gives me next to no control.
Yeah, I've been to level 18 a couple of times without losing a life, but somehow I always manage to get screwed on that level.
Practice, practice, practice.
Should never have been given the green light with only a screenshot. It's a VERY big score.
I've been playing this quite a bit lately, and slowly getting better. I don't know if I'll ever get the record here, but I plan to keep trying.
It does rely very heavily on luck to score points though. If you don't get potions, you don't get a big score. It's as simple as that.
Well, not my first game. My first session. I probably played a dozen or so games.
I didn't actually realise that I had the record here (for some reason I thought it was 585M), so didn't take a screenshot of my final score. I guess that's what the leaderboard's for.
This is my first time ont his table. It's bloody awesome! I just watched the new Terminator movie too, so was in the mood.
This doesn't seem right. You've put your best lap time, but I have a feeling that this submission should be for total time. If I'm not mistaken, you will need to remove and resubmit.
3:18:30 would still be the record though, so well done.
I've been having some trouble with my videos not recording lately. This is the second time in a week that I've beaten a top score and then found that I have no video to show for it despite pressing record.
I hope the screenshots will do, as it takes close to hour to win. I have videos of me scoring 234000 and 244000 if anyone wants to see some evidence that I can beat the game.
Why do I have the feeling you're going to give me a new target?
I'll take that as a compliment.
I'm afraid mama's going to have to wait a while. A long while!
Took me three nights of playing to get the top score. Thankfully it's a fun game, albeit a bit broken. There are tactics you can use with pretty good success, that give you an extra ball almost every ball.
I still suck at multiball on this though. I know other people can get multiple 10 millions by keeping the balls alive and shooting the trapdoor. I never got more than 5 million on that, meaning I had to play an EXTREMELY long game to get this score.
Thanks guys. I appreciate the trust.
I tried this game a few times over the last few months. Always found it pretty tough. Today I finally got past level 1.
The version I'm playing is titled "Menace (1988)(Psyclapse)[cr Melnok][t +1 Melnok]"
If you can find that one, I have no issues using either keyboard or my X-Box controller.
Been playing this with my new X-Box controller. Still can't get close to your score. I'll keep trying, but I fear I'll get arthritis before I get the record.
I'm one of those members that is always going on about how a video is needed for emulated game records. Well I just played Menace about 8 times straight, and the only time it didn't record properly was the one time I beat Mantalow's score!
If people feel I should provide a video, I'll accept that and try to beat it again.
Well this looks like one of the most boring games ever. Fly from left to right and back again, shooting the whole time. That's it.
Took a long session to finally crack Mantilow's score. This was a good one buddy!
The game kinda breaks when you get over 100 million. Not only does the score roll over, it ignores the 100 million altogether. I wasn't able to put my initials in for a top score, and my score doesn't appear in my own personal high score table (only on the Pinball Arcade Leaderboard). Thank goodness for the leaderboard, otherwise it would be like this score never existed!!!
You can see my score in the top left, having rolled over back to 0 when passing 100 million.
You guys have a little Donkey Kong gaming party?
This game gets very samey very quickly. It becomes difficult to remember where to go because the levels all look the same.
This game is all about memorisation. Once you know the maps and where all the comrades are, it's just a matter of figuring out and memorising the quickest path to saving them all.
I reckon with time I could complete it, but have had enough for now.
Mantalow, do you have any advice for using the X-Arcade for emulated Amiga? I've been using the Amiga Forever frontend, but I can't see any way to use the stick through that. I've been able to get it working using plain old winUAE, but my settings don't seem to save and I'm not sure what key configuration to use. Basically I don't know what I'm doing, and can't find any clear guide anywhere. Any advice would be much appreciated.
I tried playing IK+ with it, but it kept picking up a diagonal up push when I felt I was only pushing left, causing me to block when I wanted to move (this made the bomb sections very frustrating). I was planning to use it for games like that, but now I'm not sure it's suitable.
You have to be so patient to get a big score in this game. Rushing always results in either dead dinosaurs or dead you!
I played for two frickin hours and still had 6 lives left. I was so bored that I just stopped playing. You can tell I was just getting over it for the last half an hour, constantly killing dinosaurs accidentally.
And I just so happen to have both of those devices now. :)
Loving my new X-Box controller. Allows me to play shmups much better (was using the keys before)! :)
I've bought myself an X-Box controller. My third attempt at 1943 with it almost doubled my previous recorded best score. Still not close to the record, but it shows that the game is much easier with a controller than it is with the keyboard.
I didn't bother uploading a video since it's still not a great score. Will do so if I manage to get close to OriginalGamer.
I'm thinking it's my style of play that makes this table so infuriating for me. I just want to go for ramps, but doing so is fraught with danger. I finally found a tactic that worked for me, but I can't say it was all that enjoyable. Stressful more like it.
What a tough table. In fact, I found it absolutely infuriating at times. No matter what tactic I took, the ball just kept going down the outlanes.
I originally figured I might be able to get a high score if I ignored the customers and went for the diner cup over and over. That way I would score big quickly before the inevitable ball drains. I soon discovered that going for the cup was a big risk itself, with a slight miss draining instantly.
Mantalow took the approach of focussing entirely on customers, as you get a percentage of your current score as a bonus for every happy customer (a tip). I tried this but had no more luck than my way. Any slight miss is fraught with danger, and the tips weren't big enough to be worth it as I didn't have enough of a score to make the most of them.
In the end it was a combination of the two that worked. I hit the cup three or four times, getting myself 15 million or so early on, then focussed on customers and dine time jackpots, gaining big tips due to my early score jack. My last three balls got me tips of over 5 million each, taking a good score to a great score!
I'm finding I have more luck if I ignore the customers altogether, and focus on hitting the two ramps. I inadvertently miss sometimes, and the ball tends to hit the food and drink drop targets by accident when I do. As soon as I focus in on the drop targets, I lose my ball within a minute of two.
Now if only I can spin the ball in the cup six or seven times in one game...
Not missing a single shot you say!? Well that should be easy enough.
Finding this table really tough! The ball goes down the outlanes so often, and there's not much you can do about it. I guess it's about learning how to score big as quickly as possible, as longterm survival involves a bit of luck.
I'll keep trying though!
This table is frickin amazing! Once you figure it out, it's a heck of a lot of fun.
Seriously great score!
That score took some beating Mantilow! I've probably put five hours into this table on and off today. My forearms are actually hurting! Might need to have a break from Pinball Arcade.
I use the keyboard to play, and pressing space brings up the magic menu. Then you can use the arrow keys and fire to select the one you want to use.
Now go beat me so I can beat you back!
I'll have another crack at this one on the weekend.
Aha! So that's how the game should be played. I'll have another go one day.
After two nights of playing and scoring 41 million twice (one of which crashed while I was entering my score), I finally beat the 42 million record.
I got really nervous (I could literally feel my heart beating and was hands were getting clammy) approaching the score as I'd fallen just short two times. It became a battle against myself. So relieved.
Finally I did it!
Aaaggghhhh!!!! I got 41 million again!!!!! So close!
At least this time my score saved.
So close!!!!! Great score regardless.
I had 41 million on this last night, only for the last two balls to drain really quickly! Was so disappointing after getting so close to your score. The game then crashed while I was entering my high score (which has never happened before), so it wasn't recorded. I'm actually happy I didn't get the record now, as I can't imagine how frustrated I would be if I had, only to lose it!!!
I'll have another go tonight.
If you'd seen my first two levels, you would have had a good laugh. Somehow I scraped through them (the game starts very easy) and then improved as the game went on. I failed to complete quite a few levels, but it's only game over if you fail the same one twice in a row. I managed to avoid that somehow until I'd looped the game three times.
Videos don't seem to work.
I'm quitting it too. There's no way I could beat this. Not only did I have the best game I've had on the table by far, I then hit the double score for the first time ever. Unlikely to achieve that again, let alone beat it.
This took about an hour and half to achieve. It was my first go at the game, so I didn't even bother recording it. I hope photo evidence is enough in this case, as I really don't feel like playing it again (as fun as it was).
Why did it have to be this one?
Alright, I'll have another go.
Aaaagghhhh...I can never manage to get the Double Score on ball 3. I had to get this record the hard way.
Mantalow, was your score a double score? It's a cool feature, but only if you can manage to hit the ramp two times in a row the only time double score is lit. The pressure is too much for me!
Someone wasn't very happy at the end there.
We all know that feeling. The one that makes you throw your controller down in disgust.
I was going to do them in alphabetical order too, but decided it would be fun to work through them chronologically. It's really interesting to see how tables changed. They certainly got a lot faster, and the scores get progressively larger too.
Holy crap Batman!
Victory x 5
Another super fast table! I was finding this really tough for the first dozen or so games and then wham, I got 18 million. FInally adjusted to the speed I guess.
As you can see from my video, I had no clue either. Trial and error won through in the end!
Nice score! I would recommend recording a video in future though. It's kind of expected for emulated games, especially for a world record score like this one.
I'll vote yes, if for no other reason than I want to have another score to chase down in this great game.
Unbelievably fast table! A lot of fun too, although if you don't quite make it up the ramp, it often comes back down and straight down the right outlane.
I thought it was going to be easy to get the record when my very first game scored over 7 million. It then took about two hours of playing to finally make over 9 million though.
This is a great, fun table. I'll definitely play this one again.
Someone has voted against this submission, saying a video is required. *sigh*
I'd love to record all my Pinball Arcade sessions, but doing so slows the game right down and makes it crash often. The pinball players here can see my scores in the game itself.
In case you're wondering, the high score table doesn't go past 9,999,999, but the overall leaderboard does. I've past 10 million a handful of times, hence the strange looking high score table.
That was one tough score to beat Mantalow! I had to work REAL hard to get there. This table can be brutal at times, with two or three balls often draining with hardly a touch after scoring big on the first couple of balls. I've played for 4 straight hours tonight and finally cracked it on my last game of the evening. Not sure how I'm going to sleep now. Too wired.
You are indeed! I would do something similar if I had the space.
Can you do me a favour? Crack open a beer and play a game of Metallica Pro for me. I'll be riding the lightning with you in spirit.
Is that a pinball table I can see in the monitor reflection? Is it in your home?
Sorry, I'm being nosy.
I've already got another 50 or so Pinball Arcade tables to play, and then there's Pinball FX 2 to try my hand at. Now there'll be Stern Pinball Arcade and Pinball After Dark?!
So much pinball...so much fun...so much challenge...I'm not sure I can handle it...(collapses in a heap)
I now have 18 Pinball Arcade world records, and not one of them has gone legit yet. Things are really slow at the moment. I guess I'm going to have a really good couple of weeks soon when it comes to earning points.
Excuse the double image. The site was giving me upload errors, but apparently the images were still uploading.
I like this table. The weird thing about it though is that Mr Bungle sampled a lot of the effects and voices on their self titled album. It was truly strange to hear them in their proper context.
This is a tough table! My brain is ok with playing upside down in the cellar, but I really stuggling in the attic because the flippers are around the wrong way. If a flipper faces right, my brain wants to hit the left key, and vice versa.
Finally got a decent score after a lengthy session.
Oh no! Nothing more infuriating!
A few things to note here.
1. This is a shameful ripoff of Gods, and nowhere near as good. It looks like the game looked completely different when released on the C64 in 1990. Then Gods came out in 1991, and they changed the graphics (and gameplay?) for Deliverance and released it on other platforms to try to ride the Bitmap Brothers' coattails.
2. My video stopped recording each time I had to swap disks. I didn't actually expect to get this far on my second go, so hadn't set the disks in UAE. Anyway, that's why there are three videos, with each picking up exactly where the last one left off.
3. You'll notice I stand still for long periods of time. This is because your health recovers over time, very, very slowly.
4. Due to point 3 and the fact I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, these videos will be insanely boring. I get lost several times, and it took me ages to figure out how to kill second boss.
So close...yet so far!
Thanks again. It does seem to be working with the chip memory set to 1 MB and with kickstar 1.3. As you say though, it crashes once you enter your high score after playing.
I'm interested to note that you expect to play for 2 plus hours! I scored just under 5000 last night and it only took 40 minutes. I wonder if we're taking different approaches?
You dudded yourself 1000 points Larquey. I'll say yes, but you might want to resubmit.
What a unique table. You start with multiball and a timer. If you lose two balls and then the timer reaches zero, the ball ends. You can increase the timer by hitting targets, and regain multiball by hitting a ball on the table.
What a shame there were only ten of these tables ever made. It deserves better.
Thank you! I'll give it a try.
I can't play this anymore. I keep doing really well and then the game crashes on me in between levels. It can happen between any two levels, and often does when I'm approaching your high score. I've tried using four different copies of the game, but it's the same result.
I haven't played this one yet, but I can't wait to. T2 is one of my favourite movies.
How did you guys get so many "friends" that play Pinball Arcade?
I agree. I think I had over 6 billion after one hour, but spent the second hour spinning the big wheel over and over for very little reward. Too much luck involved.
It's one of the most enjoyable tables I've played though, so I wish it wasn't like that.
This is a fun game. Easier than games like Bubble Bobble and Rainbow Islands, but with a similar charm.
I can't say why, but I don't find this table as difficult to score on as other people have stated here. It's one of the more simple tables on Pinball Arcade (and by that I mean rules, not difficulty). Put the ball in the hole three times, then hit the tube to lock, then put one more ball in the hole for multiball. Once in multiball, just keep hitting the spinner and the hole as many times as you can, while inevitably hitting the drop targets on the right hand side, resulting in an extra ball. I can get an extra ball on most balls, meaning my game can go on for along time until I finally screw up.
I should point out that you MUST nudge heaps on this table. It's the only way to consistently put the ball in the hole, so is critical to success.
I think you've dudded yourself 3 points McKong.
You are The Champion of Selecting the Wrong Candy Crush Level When Submitting a Score on HighScore. Well done!
I'm exhausted. Just had a two hour plus game of Bride of PinBot! I must have spun the big wheel over 40 times all up (maybe 50), but only won the billion 8 times. I'm very proud that I managed to get 1.7 billion from normal points (as in not winning the billion).
Still couldn't get a backdoor billion.
This was literally my third attempt at the table. Got about 5 extra balls and multiballs. Beginner's luck? I dare not try again to find out!
Oh man...I put hours and hours into this one (probably about 5 or 6). It's absolutely brutal!
Deteacher's record was 1.28 million and as you can see from my high score table, I fell agonisingly short time and time again. I can't tell you how many times I scored 800K to 900K on my first ball, only for the next two to drain without me being able to do a thing. Some of the ramps seemingly direct the ball straight down the sides if you don't nudge perfectly, which seems a bit unfair.
Still, when I got there, I really got there!
Bloody hell! 5 ball multiball is hectic as! Once you get there though, it's pretty easy to keep replacing lost balls with new ones. My first ball on this game got me just under 6 million.
I use Bandicam for recording videos from all software. It picks up what you have open and you just map a suitable key to start and stop recording. I love it, but then I do have a powerful PC.
You've submitted some huge scores jondsd, at least they would be for PC. Are these games easier on Android or are you about to come over and show us PC users how it's done?
I wish I was playing with 5 balls now. I can only imagine what I might have got with an extra two balls. Could have cracked the 300K mark.
Someone will do that soon I'm sure. I look forward to trying to chase it.
I got my second highest score ever while playing with only three balls.
You can see the 3 down the bottom left and I took a screenshot of my settings while the three and my score are showing. It rolls over every 100,000 in case you're wondering.
I actually like this table. Once you understand that hitting all drop targets across the top maximises your bonus for ALL balls, you can start getting decent scores. It sure is brutal though, throwing you down the sidelanes regularly.
Tough table. Finally managed to get an extra ball, and that was enough for me to get the high score.
What an odd table. You start getting extra balls every ball pretty quickly, and then it's a matter of getting as high a score as possible before the extra balls suddenly stop.
Is it just me or is this table as much about luck as it is skill?
I just had a 45 minute game where I gained about 6 extra balls. I must have spun the Big Wheel about 10 times at least (maybe 15?), but only got the billion twice.
You've dudded yourself a whole 6 points here. Not sure if you want to resubmit for such a small amount. I'll say YES for now regardless.
I've always used Bandicam to record. I really can't say whether it is intensive or not, as my PC is a pretty powerful. It works very well for me though, so if all else fails...
Wish I still had my Amiga. *sigh*
It's good enough for me, and I say well done sir!!! As the owner of the current high score record for Amiga Emulated, I wish that I recorded the scores I achieved as a kid. I know I put many, many days into Pinball Dreams, particularly this table which I'm very fond of.
Care to come and challenge my emulated score, or are your pinball days a thing of the past?
I struggled with this one, as I was spending so much time trying to successfully use one of the ball saving magnets. I never managed to do it, and as soon as I gave up and starting concentrating on just playing the table, I did much better. Has anyone else mastered the magnet?
Holy crap! I played this game for the first time about two hours ago. Just had the best pinball game of my life! Still in shock.
Nice one. I'll have to give it another go.
Not a port? You mean Ocean made this first and then the arcade came later? Ha!
Well, the arcade made it better.
Finally! After getting so close to the record a bunch of times, I had a near perfect game!
I used to play the arcade version of this as a kid. I don't recall whether I had it on the Amiga too. Either way, this isn't a great port.
I was thrilled to get the highest score, only to find out that it has already been beaten by Deteacher. Oh well, back to the game I go.
You're playing the game emulated so it would be very easy to take a video as evidence.
Haha yeah, not criticizing your skills, which are obviously of the highest order.
Really? You can't get shot by aliens in the bottom row??? What kind of crappy arcade game is this?
I take it the score resets every 10,000 too, making it extra crappy.
I don't believe this score should have been legitamized without video proof. It's a very high score!
I just played this and when I finally got to the end of level 1, I was sent back to the title screen because I didn't know the password. I should have paid attention to your comment!
Isn't there a cracked version where it accepts any code?
I finally became Ruler of the World last night. Nearly did it a second time in the one game! Just fell short of the record though, with 42 billion. I'm finally getting the hang of Pinball Arcade though, after only ever really playing pinball on the Amiga.
I've invited a few High Score members on Steam, including yourself, Mantalow and GTibel.
10 billion more than my previous best without even getting a Super Jackpot.
I still haven't managed to be Ruler of the Universe. Been one shot away twice and screwed up!
Nothing seems to happen when I click Add Friend. Am I doing somethin wrong? Happy for others to add me if that works.
What a strange game. I had one of my worst games, yet got nearly twice my highest scores, simply because I picked up three 100,000 point bonuses. Oh well, I'm not complaining!
So why don't we have it removed from the site? There are a few games like this that no-one believes anyway, yet a lot of scores go through.
Should we be demanding videos? Not likely given the time invested.
Ah...just noticed the level is incorrect on this submission, which explains the score.
Still, I do wonder whether these people are actually purposely coming here and submitting scores, or if something else is happening.
OK, what's the deal with all these Candy Crush scores? How do they get on here? Are these people really submitting them? What am I to make of this score? It's so much higher than every other score it's ridiculous. Thoughts?
I didn't even realise that there was a sequel to Rainbow Islands. It's pretty fun too!
Will do. I just beat your Turrican score, and really hope you have the time to make me play it again. Hadn't played it since I was a kid and it's so, so good!
By the way, I'd love to know the answer to my question on your Gemini Wing score. I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason for the score jump (or maybe it was a glitch?).
I've not been recording every game of Pinball Arcade, because I'm thinking perhaps my recording software is making the game crash so much.
I'll try to record this table from now on, in case I get close to the top scores.
I hope my screenshot is enough. Is does have the bonus of having the score on it twice.
I have one thing to say to you OG...1943!
Just kidding. To be honest, I've left some of your scores for a while because I figured they would be out of reach. That wasn't the case, and knowing your skillz, I reckon you just put scores up on these and could do MUCH better.
I wouldn't say great work. They're bloody hard! Particularly this second one.
I welcome your competition though. Just don't go and finish it like you did with Final Fight and Prehistorik!
A pretty bad port, it has to be said.
I just watched this video to see whether I wanted to play the game. Your score jumps from 108300 to 208300 in a flash, and for no apparent reason. I'm not suggesting you did something dodgy here, but do you have any idea how or why that happened???
Does your game ever crash between levels Sixx? Mine has crashed about four or five times while transitioning from one completed level to the next. The first four times it was near the start of the game so no big deal. Last night however, I had 4000 points with two lives left and it crashed. I doubt I would have got your score, but I was determined to get my personal best.
That makes sense to me, although I'm not sure which one to vote yes on here. VigorousJammer, did you play this on MAME?
It seems to me that you've already submitted these scores previously Kernzy. At least you have the same scores listed already, with the same videos attached.
Excuse my ignorance, but you've put the same scores up twice, once for Neo Geo and once for MAME. Did you mean to do that? Sorry if this is a silly question.
This is one of those games where it always feels like your own fault when you get killed. I love that, as there's nothing worse than having your game abruptly ended due to a random event, bad controls or unfair AI.
Thank you for introducing me to Gravity Force!
Hmmmm...my new high score is 4290. I'm coming to get you Sixx! ;)
It's worth knowing when voting that Horace is using a patch he created for the game. The way he's described it to me, the patch allows him to modify his controls, making it easier to manage weapons. Unless I'm mistaken, it does not modify actual gameplay, only the controls.
I'm voting yes, as it seems fair game to me. Would be interested to hear other's views. Not sure if there is a precedent for this sort of thing.
Here's the patch:
In Horace's words:
It gets rid of the annoying need to use the keyboard, which imho slow the pace of the whole game making it ridiculously difficult. (even more so on Cybernoid 2)
You can either use a classic "2 button" approach, and just use the second fire button to switch between secondary weapons, or you can use a full CD32 type control that uses RWD/FWD to switch back and forth between weapons and green to activate the second weapon (rather than holding fire) .... the PLAY button also performs the pause action :)
Another fantastic game that I knew nothing about.
I ended up killing all of my remaining lives because I couldn't find a way to get past one of the Italian levels. Turns out I've been playing the game with no clue that you can stand on the soccer ball to jump higher!!!!
Will definitely be able to beat this score.
Glad it's not just me.
Good to hear. I only asked because you seem to be able to shoot faster and for longer than me on games like this one and Hybris. Do you mind if I ask what controller you're using? I've been using the keyboard because my hand cramps after a while using my Competition Pro.
Are you using autofire in this video?
Yes, I figured this wouldn't be my "final fight".
No autofire was used for this score. I don't feel joystick or emulator enabled autofire should be allowed for this game, or any other game where it isn't built into the game itself.
Going to have to play this with new tactics from now on. Only throw eggs when absolutely necessary. I ran out, with plenty of lives left.
This was quite fun. Had to take it slow as it was my first time playing. No chance of getting any time bonuses.
Will definitely play this one again some time.
Happy to vote yes, but you've dudded yourself 1000 points on this one.
Level 4 * 1000 = 4000 + 18 critters = 4018 - 19 minutes = 3999 points
This was my very first attempt at the game, so I didn't start recording before playing. Obviously it would be easy for someone to beat this score.
I'm not sure how to use any of the additional weapons properly, and don't really know what's going on. What do the blue squares in the highscore table represent? Is it the amount of critter-holding pods you've emptied on the level? I think I should read the manual before playing again.
It took me a while to figure this one out too Mantalow, but soon realised it has a puzzle element that I wasn't focussing on. Really don't know what I was supposed to do at the end there though.
That looks intense!!!!
It must be modern Megadeth. There's no way I could beat Peace Sells or Rust in Peace.
Welcome aboard! That is indeed a very good score. I'll have to have a go at this game soon. I remember reading about it as a kid, but never got my hands on a copy.
A couple of recommendations to help make your scores gain legitimacy. Firstly, I suggest entering your initials (DOM) in your profile. This will make it much easier for people to know that screenshots belong to you. Secondly, recording videos will really help to build trust and get your scores lots of yes votes. It's very easy to record game sessions for emulated platforms (much easier than the real thing), so people will want to see videos for really high scores.
I'm voting yes on this one.
Surprisingly, the last track appears to be the easiest. I completed it on my first attempt, while some of the others took many.
If you're willing to accept a point less, then who am I to say no. Yes it is.
Holy crap! The whole thing? Without dying?
It took me about 15 attempts to finish this course. Was tough!
Didn't actually finish this course. It's tough!
Will have another go sometime.
I got better with each attempt until I cracked 90K.
Now for the other courses.
Can you use a different format for the video ransom? Not targetting you, but I think video is important when someone submits a "completed" score with no highscore table or proof of identity.
Aren't all Amiga games old?
I played this game for over an hour before finally everything came together for me. It's a lot of fun, although I did shout at my screen a few times.
I wasn't quite good enough to beat Harrison Ford or George Lucas, but I did alright.
I ended up getting this score using the keyboard, as playing with a joystick was killing my hand and wrist. Such an intense game!
Took a few games to get my timing right on this, but ended up really enjoying it. Not sure how to beat the second boss though.
I like this game. It's fun and addictive, with different ways to approach things.
I apologise to Mantalow for this. I beat the high score by only 70 points. Feels lame!
I'll definitely play this again some time though. Enjoyable.
Just the keyboard. Arrow keys and CTRL for fire.
I use a Competition Pro for certain games that really need a joystick, such as IK+.
Been trying to beat this score. You're right. It's bloody hard!
There are two videos above. The second one picks up exactly where the first one stopped. I set the L key to start and stop video recording, then stupidly tried to type "talk", stopping my recording instantly.
Quite a fun game for when it was made. Still haven't managed to get any artifacts or weapon upgrades (if indeed there are any).
Tough game. At least you get an extra life for every 1000 points you score.
OK cool. Yes it is then.
I don't know this game, but the image looks like the game is not over yet. Was this your final score or did you decide to stop or something?
Awesome! Can't wait to play this again.
Thanks everyone for your responses and support. I wish we could change the description on this game to say 3 credits, but I guess we will just have to hope any future players see this discussion.
OK. This is likely going to be controversial. I used 3 credits in this game. Yes, I know, using credits is against the rules. However, in Blasteroids, the credits seem to act as lives. The idea seems to be that players 1 and 2 can share the 3 extra lives (aka credits) between them, and the game does not end until that happens.
There's no Continue? screen. No Game Over until you've used all credits. There's absolutely no way to end your game and enter your high score until you have used up all 3 credits. In fact, you can't even see your final score until you have used up all 3 credits (see around the 7 minute 45 second mark)
The current leader definitely used up all the credits, as his score is showing in the high score table.
Happy to take this score down if everyone disagrees. My final score is at around 24 minutes 30. The game should be taken off the site if that's the case though.
I think it's great what you do. Wish I'd thought of it...but now I don't need to.
Harsh. Dead ends are never fun.
So did I, but seemed to get my hands on all the darker games like Turrican, Shadow of the Beast, Gods. Not the cutesy platformers like Arabian Nights, Fire and Ice and these games. I had played Giana Sisters though. I just didn't realise it until I started playing.
I take it you're recording the music in these games while you're checking them out?
Both of these videos (for Nick 1 and 2) ended with you having nowhere to go and nothing to do. Is it easy to get completely stuck in these games?
You're introducing me to so many platform games on the Amiga that I didn't know about. Never heard of this one but will give it a go sometime.
I must admit I was hoping to get my name on all the current Amiga Emulated scores, but a few of OriginalGamer and your scores (particularly that Arkanoid one!) are likely out of my reach.
Plus that Turrican 2 score is outrageous!
Pretty crappy game, but I felt compelled to try and collect all the lamps. Annoyingly, I defeated the dragon both times I played and got the Black Lamp, but wasn't able to find a chest to put it in.
I find it hilarious that the only way to jump a short way diagonally is to do so backwards. You'll see me do it regularly if you watch the video.
Forgot to Reply.
You can find the full thing here.
What do you mean first go? As in, you finished the game the very first time you played it???
One of my very favourite Amiga games. Intense, charming and very addictive!
Pretty happy with Level 25, although I messed up a few ball and bomb sections, so could have cracked 100K.
I'm not sure. I did have a lot of trouble getting it to run. Only ran on an Amiga 1000 setting with ROM 1.3. Otherwise I could hear it back the screen was black.
Thanks! And thanks for introducing me to this game.
I always have a quick game to make sure things work before playing properly and recording video. Cybersphere has to be up there with the easiest games ever! My test game went for about 45 minutes, and I ended up letting myself die so that it would all just be over.
Long story short...I don't have a video...but I also don't want to play again! It's Arkanoid for 3 year olds.
This entry should be listed as Normal by the way, as there are Trainer and Hard options.
I know how to request new version be added to High Scores, but I still can't see any way to request an existing one be edited. What should I be doing?
I somehow didn't know anything about this game, but it's fantastic!
Holy crap!!!!! That's a tremendous score!!!
Care to give any tips to a struggling worshipper? I feel like my reflexes are up to the challenge, but I just don't seem to be able to get the control I need using the mouse. Whenever I need to move really quickly, I often end up jumping too far.Are you playing with Windows sensitivity options?
No highscore table. This game takes a long time to play. Was only on stage 3 after a 40 minute session.
Oh oh...we have a No voting troll!
After weeks of submitting scores, I've finally received my first No vote for "Other" reasons. Yay!
It's not a great score, but I'm getting better each time I play.
It's not the record, but it's the first time I've cracked 100,000.
This game sucks (sorry).
Love, love, love Godflesh. Each to their own.
Looks like a typo in your score Baz. It should be 93,600, not 96,300. Time to resubmit.
Just watched it now. That's nasty. Due to some of the events in the game happening at random, it seems you can end up with either really easy or really hard scenes. I lost about 5 lives on scene 2, but only because the enemies just happened to respawn on that scene, making it really tough.
I have you to thank for raising my game. Got my competitive juices flowing.
Not bad! Not bad at all.
It took me a few games to beat it.
Ah! This Ed Krynski table layout would be reused for several other variations, including Gold Strike, Lucky Strike, Target Alpha, Canada Dry and Solar City. I'll be covering it for RetroSmack shortly.
Woah! This game gets real hard real quick! Is it supposed to run this fast?
Hmmm...I don't seem to be able to get this working. Just get a black screen (can hear sound but not see anything). Have tried numerous configurations.
Would you mind sharing your config?
Don't bother trying to read my score on the highscore table. Whoever chose that ridiculous font is an idiot.
Happy to see that the creator(s) was a big metal fan though.
Had another go at this on the weekend. Don't think I'm ever going to be good enough to get this score.
I played this for an hour or two on the weekend. The best I've got so far is just under 3000.
Still, I'm getting better, and hope to give you some competition soon.
I've seen and approved many of your submissions and have often wondered why it is that you state "video alone for this submission is not enough!". Can you explain why a video isn't sufficient for games like this one?
I'm just interested.
Oh, the Meteor Storm starts at 9:03 and ends at about 10:55.
I didn't think this was my best Meteor Storm, but the score was the highest.
This sounds interesting? What does the control patch do exactly?
Yes, I could look it up, but you seem to hold the knowledge.
I hadn't played this until this morning. I've been playing it on and off for the rest of the day! So addictive and fun!
Actually, they're already there, so this one should really be deleted.
What do we do in situations like this? What's the best way to make such a request?
Also, the game has Easy, Normal, Difficult and Very Difficult options. I played on normal.
I will request the other modes.
I thought this was ok after I figured out that fuel only decreased when I was flying. It was tough to navigate the levels though. Everything looks pretty similar.
Thanks! I got it working, but had to set compatibility to Slow. If I left it at Normal, then the graphics were all over the shop.
Another game from my childhood. So addictive! I wanna play again! :)
This was literally my first go at it and played for close to an hour, so perhaps the Genesis version was harder? I did take my time though, going very slowly as I didn't remember much.
I didn't turn any music off, nor do I remember there ever being any. Apart from the awesome intro music of course.
Oh boy. The first time I've played this in over 15 years. It's pretty awesome!
Still haven't managed to get this running properly. Do you have any advice GTibel?
There were many great games of course, but many of the conversions just didn't meet the quality of the original arcade games.
No high score table.
It's so easy to get caught in the middle of other fighters and hit repeatedly until you die. Not a very good conversion.
What's up with this one, just so I know what to look for?
Hmmm...you can totally farm points where you have to draw the three guys up to the...gem...thingy. Not that I would.
I only played it because I fell just short of your Rick Dangerous score three times in a row! Will come back to it tomorrow night.
Very derivative platformer with dodgy environment.
Can you have too much Turrican?
Never heard of it. Will check it out sometime.
I know! I'm guessing we're supposed to assume that Rambo uses camouflage and stealth so well that they can't see him when he's right in front of them. In gameplay terms it's just embarrassing.
A really great score!
Not sure I can beat that one...but I'll try.
Excellent! I've been looking forward to having a new target. Won't be able to play until the weekend though.
Thanks for letting me know. All fixed!
As soon as I started playing I realised I played this as a kid. Weird, nostalgic feeling!
It's one of those games that gets real hard as soon as you die once.
Many more to come too. I've got a whole childhood to relive.
This looked rubbish when I first started it up, but I actually had some fun with it. The high score table doesn't allow you to enter your name, and the top score isn't mine I'm afraid.
I just couldn't select the T when putting my name in, so I entered it as HIGH instead (for High Score). You can see me trying to select the T for quite some time and failing miserably. Pretty humorous really.
I also couldn't jump diagonally in the game, which meant I couldn't jump over gaps. Not sure what was going on with my controls. Pretty crap game regardless. Can't believe I got to the end of level 3 while playing so attrociously.
Glad to hear it.
Over to you.
It took me about an hour to achieve this score as I had to start over about 5 or 6 times. I get a little bit further every time I play, finding traps through trial and error. Getting pretty good at flying through the first level without much trouble now,
I really want to avoid watching any videos or reading any walkthroughs for this. It feels like a big achievement to make progress on my own.
A little bit further. :)
This is a lot easier than the arcade. That is...until I got to the terrible platform bit and lost all the lives I had just trying to get across it.
Well at least I know what I'll be doing tonight.
Like Bionic Commando, this game suffers from respawning enemies and terrible collision detection and scrolling. Not recommended.
An enjoyable variation on Pacman. I don't know what any of the items I collected actually do though, and would no doubt do better if I did.
This doesn't bode well.
The ball is now in your court. Good luck.
I get slightly further each time I play. Where I'm up to now is pretty damn brutal though. Death at every step it seems.
Yeah, it's a bit lame I know. I'm almost apologetic about it. Almost.
Let the competition begin.
Not a very good score, but it's a start. I recall briefly playing this back in the day and finding it pretty difficult then too.
Eeeewww...shocking port! The scrolling is attrocious.
Terrible game. I've wasted enough time on it already.
This was fun! I'll happily play it again to see how far I can get.
Is it just me or have you put your time in as 1 hour and 8 minutes rather than 1 minute and 8 seconds?
OK, I just played this for a while and all I can say is...RESPECT!
Great game! I've nearly cracked 1000 points and am feeling pretty proud of myself. Would love to see 5660 in action.
I can't even get this to play properly. Graphics issues all over the place. Any advice on configuration? Cheers.
These games suck, and I suck at them.
This is one hard game, right from the first screen.
I had a go at it, but the graphics went all screwy. Did you play it in WinUAE?
I had to play this for myself after reading Sixx's comments. It is as terrible as he says, and was made worse by the strange graphics defects I was faced with. I wonder how he made it look right?
This is the first time I've played this. It's not really a great game to play for High Score. You can easily farm points by leaving and re-entering rooms.
It could really do with a map too!!!
Well there goes that idea.
The arcade game had a gun for a controller I think, so you could actually aim it. With the mouse, you're kind of guessing half the time.
Playing a game like this without a crosshair is pretty damn hard. Is the mouse the best way to play? Am I missing something?
Paddles you say. I wonder if I can use my Atari 2600 paddles to play the Amiga version? Hmmm...
Wow! Either this is an incredible score or the C64 version of Arkanoid is easier than the Amiga one (it could be both of course). I can't get over 100,000 on the Amiga.
Either way, well done.
I played this a lot as a kid, but am finding it pretty tough without a joystick. I've ordered a couple on EBay, so will revisit once they arrive. :)
@Frankie Really? I tried typing my name and using the arrow keys, but neither seemed to do anything. Oh well, I hope my video is proof enough. :)
The game dumps you back to the title page as soon as your last life is lost.
Oh man, this took me back to my teenage years. :)
Forgot to tag you.
I use Bandicam to record all of my videos (for Mame, Stella and WinUAE). I've had a couple of minor audio synching issues over time, but have been able to sort them out by trying different settings. I recommend it.
That makes sense in theory, but in practice it means that scores are pointless. I could literally sit in the one spot in Atomic Robo-Kid and shoot an endless wave of aliens for hours, racking up millions of points. It becomes a contest of endurance rather than skill.
I figure that if I'd be embarassed to upload a video showing how I got my score, I probably shouldn't be submitting it. Maybe it's just me. :)
My attempts at level 2 did not go well, as you can see in the video. I'll have another go when someone raises the score, which they inevitably will.
It would be very easy to farm for points in this game, as the enemies are respawning and there is no time limit. I think a video should be a requirement for submissions to prove the player wasn't taking too much advantage of it.
Silly game, but strangely compelling. I was determined to beat @Mantalow's score, and finally got the knack of it.
One day I'll have to join in on this Pinball FX 2 fun. I can see it taking up all of my time though!
It took me an hour of trying to finally get past level 3 for the first time. That thing requires some luck to get through!
You can disable the full table view? That sounds great, although I wonder how that would work. Would my view be limited to the bottom of the table throughout multiball? That would make it pretty difficult to know what's going on, and even more difficult to use the third flippers if they're above the top of the screen.
I'll try it when I get a chance.
And yes, I regret getting rid of my Amiga in the late nineties. It just didn't seem important when I had a much faster PC with endless new games to play.
This was my very first attempt at this table, meaning it's either way too easy or I had an extreme case of beginner's luck.
First time I've played Slam Tilt. It seems fun, but the multiball view is pretty much impossible through emulation. The balls become invisible!
Cool. Is there any way we can rename the existing one to Alien 3 [Normal] for clarity?
I am! Although in a lot of cases I'm not replaying them. This is a chance to revisit some favourites, but also to play all the stuff I never even knew about (like Alien 3).
This was my first attempt at playing this. I couldn't find the last captive, but otherwise it seemed quite good. Will likely have another go sometime.
There really should be Easy, Normal and Hard variations of this game. I'm going to assume this is Normal, which is what I selected.
I really like the Illusions tables, but there's something wrong about the physics on them. Dreams and Fantasies "felt" better.
Does it ever get any harder? It seemed to be the same on each subsequent run through.
You'll see in the video that the view changes during multiball, and the graphics go all funny. It's pretty hard to play when that happens and it took me a while to figure out that F9 changes the view back to normal. Cool table, but the ball leaves the flippers in unexpected directions. I hope it's not the same for the other Pinball Illusions tables.
My video didn't record for some reason. All I managed to get was a few seconds just as I decided I'd had enough. I hope that's enough to convince you that I did indeed waste half an hour of my life on this.
Once you know what to do in this game, it's impossible to die. I was still going after collecting the golden egg three times and the game doesn't even raise the difficulty.
Horrible, horrible game that I never want to play again. Feel free to beat my score. It's easy as.
Thanks for the tips! I was wondering whether I should be avoiding or hitting those things. It's pretty damn annoying when the ball hits one close to you and flies off diagonally.
Hang on. I can shoot? *facepalm*
@OriginalGamer Nooooooooo!!!!!!! ;)
Alright, challenge accepted. Yeah, it's the rate of fire that bothers me so much. I just want to rapid fire those pesky planes out of existence, but I have to wait a second between shots.
I look forward to it. I really enjoy this game. :)
Man, this thing goes impossibly fast sometimes. I'll need to learn what all the power-ups do if I'm any chance of getting to round 4.
Terrible, terrible port. I hope no-one beats my score so I don't ever have to play it again. ;)
I think I'll have to go play it in M.A.M.E. to wash away the stain that this Amiga version left.
This table was challenging. If you even slightly miss the left ramp you end up with the ball rebounding at close range and high speed, which is tough to handle. Still not sure what I should be going for on this one.
@GTibel No problem. Voted yes. :)
I think you got the score wrong on this one. You've dudded yourself 400 points. :)
To try and beat I should say. That came out more arrogant than I intended.
Can't understand why anyone would bother doing that. I've said Yes to every single one of your submissions by the way. You've given me some scores to beat. :)
I started the video to make sure it was legit, then watched the whole thing, totally enraptured! Haven't played this game since I was about 13.
Anyway, yes from me.
Aren't we concerned about tactics here? I'm not suggesting that derek has cheated (he hasn't), but I imagine someone that has earned a non-bug-induced record (in this case @bubufubu) would feel a bit disappointed that all of their hard work was for nought.
I've noticed other games have "Any Tactics" variants on the site. This would seem a good candidate?
I totally agree. I'm actually really surprised at just how much enjoyment I'm getting out of these games. Even the ones I didn't play when I had an Amiga, like Alien Storm.
Wow! That is one craptastic game! The respawning monsters are a pain in the butt,
My memory told me this game was pretty good. It wasn't! I assume it was a decent arcade game that got a really bad port or something.
This one was a bit more challenging to crack, but I go there.
Right, that's all four Pinball Dreams tables done. Any challengers? I sure hope so. :)
This is the table I like least on Pinball Dreams, but that has more to do with the theme than anything else. I totally worked over the yellow carriage line in this game. :)
Now...onto Beat Box.
Wow! That's a big jump from what I've seen previously. Well done!
Thanks for the explanation and I understand your issue. Given I've seen a stack of other clearly legitimate entries from you, and your overall rating is near perfect, I'll vote yes on these. :)
I plan to have a go at this game, although it will have to be emulated. It seems so familiar and yet I don't think I played it as a kid.
I think I need more proof for a few of your entries Deteacher. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like you're taking a screenshot that doesn't have your initials in it and then editing your name and the date onto it. I wouldn't be pedantic about it, but your submitting record scores.
For now I'm skipping them.
It sure takes a long time to get 25 votes here. I'm still yet to get my first trophy a week after I started submitting scores.
Leaves me excited I guess. :)
I really can't remember what scores I used to get back in the day. I doubt I ever got much more than this one though. It was one of those games where everything just came together.
Once again it was a good second ball that gave me the majority of points. I reckon I can go higher on this table, unlike the score I posted for Nightmare which I'm not sure I can beat.
Fair enough. I didn't actually look at how your score compared to others, so will at least do that from now on.
Ignore that. I just saw the very dark note.
Yes from me.
How do we know this was you S.BAZ? Or do you go by PTNKY on the weekends? ;)
This could be anyone's screenshot McKong. Is there any other evidence?
I can't see anything here that proves this is your score Mantalow. Not doubting you, but don't want to assume anything on this site. Am I missing something obvious?
@Gtibel Done! Thanks for the tip.
I'm not sure I'm a pinball wizz. I just happen to have played Pinball Dreams a LOT as a teenager, and still remember exactly how to get points. Sure was great to play it again after all this time. :)
So there's no way to differentiate between a legitimate score and a continued score other than through honesty? I'm not doubting you here S.BAZ, as you're obviously a trusted regular, but what if an unknown came through with a similar situation? Would we have to demand video?
Well in that case...yes.
I take it the score represents the dollar amount?