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Ringo 12-20-2005 11:22 PM

Space Invaders
 
I've been playing a lot of Space Invaders recently, and have been reading strategy guides. One of them talks of the "Wall of Death" trick that is required to get really high scores.

Can anyone here pull it off? I can't for the life of me. How about any Space Invaders experts out there make a screen-capture video of a super high score or Wall of Death manuever, the way the guys in other card-game forums are doing. [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Ringo

Eihli 12-20-2005 11:24 PM

Re: Space Invaders
 
explain the wall of death

Ringo 12-20-2005 11:30 PM

Re: Space Invaders
 
The Wall of Death is described halfway down here:

http://www.spaceinvaders.de/tricks.html

TimM 12-21-2005 12:45 AM

Re: Space Invaders
 
[ QUOTE ]
I've been playing a lot of Space Invaders recently, and have been reading strategy guides. One of them talks of the "Wall of Death" trick that is required to get really high scores.

Can anyone here pull it off? I can't for the life of me. How about any Space Invaders experts out there make a screen-capture video of a super high score or Wall of Death manuever, the way the guys in other card-game forums are doing. [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

Ringo

[/ QUOTE ]

Where are you playing this?

I played it in the arcade form, in the early 80's. So obviously I can't give you screen caps.

I have used the wall of death. My best score is around 30,000, and it took about half an hour. But once you can beat the later racks there is no reason you can't play indefinitely if you don't screw up.

The wall of death is only needed in the very late racks, like 5 or 6, if I recall. the enemies start so low that there is no time to do anything else. You bascially let them get one row from dropping on you, and at this distance they can't hit you because their missles appear on the other side of your ship for some reason. Then you wipe them out one row at a time. If you miss, you're dead.

Ringo 12-21-2005 01:29 AM

Re: Space Invaders
 
Tim:

I'm playing it on a PS2 - original Taito ROM, so all the tricks and the likes work as they should. What I do is create a "5 x 1" setup, as described in the guide.

By the time they get down to the "safe" row, I'm waiting in the safe window area created between the 5 and the 1. They drop down, and I race along under them, safe from their missile fire - and shoot them when travelling right to left, back to the safe zone.

I can never keep up with the last invader though. He always gets to the bottom before I can shoot him. Incidently, you can play the original using the MAME emulator on a PC. That's how I became hooked!

Ringo

TimM 12-21-2005 01:53 AM

Re: Space Invaders
 
[ QUOTE ]
I'm playing it on a PS2 - original Taito ROM, so all the tricks and the likes work as they should. What I do is create a "5 x 1" setup, as described in the guide.

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I think I just used to use a 7 column setup with no safe zone. It's been so long though.


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