Breakout: Game 8 [All Bricks Cleared] (Atari 2600 Emulated Novice/B Mode)

Score: 167
World Ranking: 1
Scored By: TheTrickster (TRK)
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Breakout: Game 8 [All Bricks Cleared] 167 points
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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.

-- Posted by TheTrickster on 2016-06-15 06:33:53   Reply
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I just processed your requests for games 7 & 8 & they are entered for lowest score!

unfortunately games 5 & 6 were already in there & the only thing admins can do is process new requests, and edit recently added ones.

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2016-06-15 19:20:48   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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.

-- Posted by TheTrickster on 2016-06-15 22:47:46   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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.

Thanks S.Baz!

-- Posted by TheTrickster on 2016-06-15 22:53:57   Reply
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hmm, well yeah I can do that.  I'll be happy to change it but are you sure that's better, considering the way the game displays it?  -- not giving you a score in minutes, just # of seconds.  I was unsure which is best.

I agree it kinda makes better sense to score as shortest time.  This would also make it more clear that it's actually a time we're looking at, not points. 

Still it also seems more clear to write it in total seconds the way it reads on the screen.

Your thoughts?

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2016-06-16 13:04:19   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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?

-- Posted by TheTrickster on 2016-06-17 07:18:27   Reply
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@TheTrickster:

yeah, good point.  That should probably be in the title.

...how's it look now?

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2016-06-17 10:31:08   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Perfect. Can you please do the same for game 7 as well? Thank you so much!

-- Posted by TheTrickster on 2016-06-17 20:26:07   Reply
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-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2016-06-18 12:16:28   Reply