Tuesday, September 2, 2014

River Raid, a classic for my patch #11

I was waiting to play this one, but I had forgotten how painful it was for my hands.
I must be so stressed piloting that airplane that my hands get cramps and there is no way for me to make it more comfortable, perhaps some other joystick. I did manage to get to the 15 000 points necessary to get the patch, but even tough I like it I won't replay that game, it hurts too much. Once again, thinking that this is the same machine that delivered Combat at launch, what a journey it has been for programmers. Speaking of this, everyone should read Racing the Beam that I mentioned already.
I feel that there is much more for me to learn about this game, I rarely used the speed to avoid objects for example, and definitely did not use the gas and weapons to their full potential. Beating the patch score was not too hard (15 minutes?), so I did not have to learn how to optimize my game. And in the end while I recognize why this is a classic and a must have, I don't love this game, just because it hurts my hands so bad, I don't enjoy playing it,
River Raid Activision patch
River Raid 26250 points
Now the exciting part of the evening is that I am going to play Space Shuttle, and aim for the patch score, so I must follow the mission plan.

GamePatch difficultyGame Rating
FreewayMediumNice game speedy cars, great colors. netter than Frogger 
DragsterMediumWeird game, with 6 seconds gameplay. Super stressful
Laser Blast Very easy Boring and pointless
SkiingMediumScrolling, colors, learning path, awesome game
Pitfall! Very easyClassic, so many screens, animations, colors, it has everything
Kaboom HardAwesome, colors, paddle control, in the zone feeling.
Pitfall IIEasyHuge map, so many screens, colors, sound, awesome
Chopper CommandEasySpeed and colors, such a long road from Tank
TennisEasyColorfully boring
MegamaniaEasyLike 8 games in 1, great game
River RaidEasyMy hands.....

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