Wednesday, July 25, 2012

To pattern or not to pattern? That is the question!

OK cheesy title I know! Some of you might be wondering why I would even consider trying a pattern especially considering that my last post I got my best score ever in Berzerk.

Why is really the best question for me to answer. It's because I'm curious. I love Berzerk so I want to know everything about it and after trying my hand at it tonight I can say with certainty that I doubt I will EVER depend on a pattern to get a new high score in Berzerk.

I tried several pattern games tonight and I just couldn't stand it, it took all the fun out of the game for me, I didn't realize until tonight that the major enjoyment I get out of the game was from NOT knowing what was going to come next.

Now to anyone reading this, please don't think I'm slamming people that use a pattern to get scores in Berzerk, I'm not! Personally I believe they should be tracked differently, but that is another conversation for another time.

For myself, I just can't do it, it takes the fun out of the game for me, knowing what is going to be coming next. Give me free play/random play any day! I'll break 200,000 points soon! It's just a matter of time!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I just set a new high score in Berzerk! 199,860!

Until today, the highest score in Berzerk RC28 slow bullets without using a pattern was 178,500 points set by Ron Bailey in 1982. I achieved a score of 199,860 points! 140 points away from 200,000 points!

I'm working on uploading the entire game footage now to youtube! I average 40,000 points a man, and that is almost exactly what I got on each mine, right at 40,000 points. I wanted to break 200,000 but I made a mistake and the 2 o'clock angle shot over a wall killed me, but still what a fantastic game!

The other great thing about this game was I almost doubled my previous high score of 110,930 points. When I got past 110,930 points, I was still on my 3rd man at that point! I'll post again once I have the video uploaded to youtube!