We will try to set a high score for HERO! So fire up that helicopter and save some souls!
Entering the competition is easy, here is what you have to do: - Play the game and make a picture of your full screen when reaching a personal high score. - Make sure the high score is clear to see. - Enter the competition by posting your screen shot in this topic. - Be honest! We prefer you use original hardware and do not make use of cheats or save states. If original hardware isn’t possible, emulation is accepted. But again: be honest! - You can enter the competition right up till the last day, right up till midnight.
I will keep track of the rankings in this post: 1. 101.430 - dennis 2. 68.940 - davidmt 3. 57.095 - JohnnyMcGibbits 4. 50.729 - Ponder 5.
H.E.R.O. is such a great game! While most of my time has been spent on the Atari 2600 version, I feel the Commodore port looks better and plays exactly the same. If you have never tried this classic, this is a great opportunity to jump in.
I played on a Windows laptop running Cloantro Commodore Forever, using a Atari CX-40 joystick attached to a Stella USB adapter. I will start this out by posting my high score after spending some time with it last night. I could probably do better but it really gets challenging as you progress.
Last Edit: Nov 3, 2019 10:59:51 GMT by davidmt: Challenged with uploading photos :)
Great opening score! Enjoy your first place. (for now...)
The game does get challenging as you progress! I get nightmares from the sliding lava doors, later on in the game. There is a 50% chance a door like that kills me!
I agree, that this version looks way better than the atari 2600 version. If there are really people that have not played this game yet, give it a try. This is top 10 material. Great graphics, even better gameplay!
TMR: When it comes to discussion forums, even on the code-heavy ones it's usually a case of someone asking how something is done and other people replying rather than articles about how specific routines work.
Dec 9, 2019 9:00:54 GMT
Omegamax: I wish there was a forum were others were showing code and explaining when I first started,that would have been very helpful.
Dec 9, 2019 20:45:23 GMT
Omegamax: Although most of the time someone else has already asked a question you might have so searching the forum for the same topic can help.
Dec 9, 2019 20:45:49 GMT
J64C: Exactly my thoughts Omegamax. Even sharing different techniques, makes the mind think, and often gets you coding, when you normally wouldn't have. Sure we could search other forums but then that kind of defeats the purpose of this forum existing.
Dec 9, 2019 23:29:37 GMT
J64C: In reality, this forum doesn't bring anything new to the table. So why not make it a solid 'resource'?
Dec 9, 2019 23:30:56 GMT
J64C: For this forum to become something, we need to make it something.
Dec 9, 2019 23:31:30 GMT
Omegamax: I enjoy programming and reading about it so personally I like the idea.
Dec 9, 2019 23:53:46 GMT
J64C: I've always wanted to write an IDE. Just one of those things to tick off on my to-do list. Maybe I could invent a new version of basic or something that will compile in to assembly. Dunno. We'll see.
Dec 10, 2019 1:56:52 GMT
TMR: If you want to "spark creativity" there's *already* a wealth of resources out there; Codebase 64, books, online tutorials, forum discussions, source on Github... so if those aren't working already, it won't make a difference doing it here.
Dec 10, 2019 7:14:27 GMT
TMR: 30 years ago I learnt 6502 from two books (one wasn't for the C64), figuring how things worked for myself and asking questions from someone who knew more when I got stuck. The only difference now is those answers would be public for others to learn from.
Dec 10, 2019 7:21:00 GMT
J64C: 35 years ago when I was learning 6502 all I had was magazine articles to glean information from. I didn't have anyone to fall back on, as I didn't know anyone who new how to program. Let alone in assembly code.
Dec 10, 2019 10:30:14 GMT
J64C: Same goes to this day. I still don't know a single person in the real world who knows anything about coding. 100% self taught my entire life.
Dec 10, 2019 10:31:35 GMT
Omegamax: I can't recall exactly but it's been around 12-15 years for me programming in assembly.Nowhere near some of you gentlemen
Dec 10, 2019 17:43:57 GMT
aNdy/AL/Cosine: Been almost a year coding in 6502 for me now!
Dec 10, 2019 18:48:36 GMT
Omegamax: Did you have experiance in another language before 6502 or is that what you started learning programming with?
Dec 10, 2019 18:50:50 GMT
J64C: That's what I started with. Started 35 years ago, but certainly wouldn't say I have that many years experience. Haven't touched 6502 asm for nearly three decades. LOL
Dec 10, 2019 20:55:17 GMT
aNdy/AL/Cosine: Over the years, I've used AMOS and Blitz Basic 2 on the Amiga and Purebasic on the PC. On the C64, I used BASIC lots when I was younger, but have only tried assembly seriously in the last year.
Dec 11, 2019 0:28:45 GMT