Pepper II: Skill 4 (Colecovision Emulated)

Score: 133,010
World Ranking: 3
Scored By: QSpaceman (QSX)
92% Legit
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Pepper II: Skill 4 133,010 points
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Nice score!  But please show proof that you are playing on Skill 4.  Skills 2, 3 and 4 all start with the same number of lives.  In my Colecovision Flashback videos, you see my hand pressing the button on the controller; in my emulator videos, you see the controller's graphics display on the screen selecting difficulty 4.  I see nothing of the sort in your video to suggest this is Skill 4 instead of Skill 2.

-- Posted by DuggerVideoGames on 2016-04-25 22:18:18   Reply
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@DuggerVideoGames:

Nice score!  

Thanks :) It's only the second time I've ever played on Skill 4. Jees-oh it's hard.

But please show proof that you are playing on Skill 4.  Skills 2, 3 and 4 all start with the same number of lives.  

Yeah, but in Skill 4 the enemies move noticeably faster and after you've cleared the first 4 boards the unzipper comes out at a truly ferocious rate.

An easy way to prove this would be to look at the top score video here for Skill 2. Unfortunately this score has been accepted as 100% legit with no video at all, so it's hard to know what skill level it was played on for sure, or if pauses, or slowed speeds, or save states were used.

in my emulator videos, you see the controller's graphics display on the screen selecting difficulty 4.  I see nothing of the sort in your video to suggest this is Skill 4 instead of Skill 2.

What emulator do you use? I'm using Mess at RU. If you are unable to determine what the Skill level is from watching the gameplay, I'll put up a higher score using the same emulator as you use.

-- Posted by QSpaceman on 2016-04-26 05:31:46   Reply
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@QSpaceman:

I don't doubt that you achieved this score, as I certainly see it as doable (huge bonuses for completing all four mazes); I just think it's not that easy to tell the difference between 2, 3 and 4 in this game.  The differences are there, but may be subtle.  It's not like Smurf where it's extremely easy to spot the differences.  The guys on this site gave me a hard time when I first started submitting scores.  They wanted video, wanted proof of difficulty levels chosen, etc.

As for the emulator I use, I use WiiColEm.  When you choose the difficulty level on WiiColEm, there's a graphic display of a Colecovision controller in the top left corner and it shows you highlighting and choosing the difficulty.  Since I saw no display in your video, I'm assuming you used a computer monitor and keyboard.

Again, nice score!  Going to set this one as a goal soon.

-- Posted by DuggerVideoGames on 2016-04-26 05:44:50   Reply
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@QSpaceman:

It's strongly recommended  showing difficulty when not using default settings. I give the benefit of the doubt and vote yes 

-- Posted by derek on 2016-04-26 05:52:11   Reply
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No sweat Dugger :)

I'm all in favour of solid evidence and being 'given a hard time!'

Tbh I don't really play much Coleco and I can see how the emulator you use gives a much clearer picture of what difficulty has been chosen. Though I also like the drama of the other uploader on the title who has a camera trained on his finger pressing the '4' on his keyboard... great stuff!

I'll probably just delete this submission and do it again with the other emulator.

-- Posted by QSpaceman on 2016-04-26 06:42:21   Reply