HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by Retro Lord Bob » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:56 pm

All done and dusted. Paid for as well. I can't wait for this one!
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by Pacman 83 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:04 pm

Do we have a list (possible list) of games for the tourney ? I'm going to need some practice :oops:
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by witchfinder » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:03 pm

Pacman 83 wrote:Do we have a list (possible list) of games for the tourney ? I'm going to need some practice :oops:
Oh yeah, like you of all people need practice Jon! ;)

Here's the list of nominated games thus far...

Trackball/spinner games - one of these will be chosen:

Arkanoid
Boot Camp
Cabal
Centipede
Crystal Castles
Marble Madness
Millipede
Missile Command
Super Breakout
Tempest
Wacko

Classic games - 4 of these will be used on MAME cabs:

1942
Amidar
Anteater
Congo Bongo
Cosmic Alien
Frogger
Galaga
Galaxian
Ghost 'n' Goblins
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Hyper Sports
Joust
Jump Coaster
Lunar Lander
Moon Cresta
Nemesis
Pleiads
Q*Bert
Road Fighter
Robotron
Salamander
SideArms

Additionally a subset of the original cabs from The Lass will be used which may include Pac-Man or Ms Pac-Man, Indiana Jones, Paperboy, Donkey Kong, Bombjack and others... Also there may be a couple of surprises whcih I'm keeping to myself for now! :D
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by DPrinny » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:19 pm

^You not using his coming soon board then?

There should be one more arcade machine there soon.

I am not allowed to say more.
but lets just say its a great one

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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by resident paul » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:39 pm

witchfinder wrote:
Pacman 83 wrote:Do we have a list (possible list) of games for the tourney ? I'm going to need some practice :oops:
Oh yeah, like you of all people need practice Jon! ;)

Here's the list of nominated games thus far...

Trackball/spinner games - one of these will be chosen:

Arkanoid
Boot Camp
Cabal
Centipede
Crystal Castles
Marble Madness
Millipede
Missile Command
Super Breakout
Tempest
Wacko

Classic games - 4 of these will be used on MAME cabs:

1942
Amidar
Anteater
Congo Bongo
Cosmic Alien
Frogger
Galaga
Galaxian
Ghost 'n' Goblins
Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Hyper Sports
Joust
Jump Coaster
Lunar Lander
Moon Cresta
Nemesis
Pleiads
Q*Bert
Road Fighter
Robotron
Salamander
SideArms

Additionally a subset of the original cabs from The Lass will be used which may include Pac-Man or Ms Pac-Man, Indiana Jones, Paperboy, Donkey Kong, Bombjack and others... Also there may be a couple of surprises whcih I'm keeping to myself for now! :D
Boot Camp is that another name for Combat School?
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by Helensification » Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Well I think the purchase of my 60 in 1 jamma was well timed as quite a few of those are on there.

I don't have the time to practice smraedis style but at least I can check them out before June.

There will still be quite a few that I will be seeing for the first time which I enjoy as well. :wink:
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by witchfinder » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:32 pm

DPrinny wrote:^You not using his coming soon board then?

There should be one more arcade machine there soon.
I can only go with what I know is there now for the moment can't I? Plus the cab he's hoping to get isn't really suitable for tournament gaming and will probably need some work before it's ready to be used by the public too... ;)
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by Dark Reaper » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:11 pm

Hmm... I've been away from retro gaming for a few years so I should probably start practising now that I've entered. :D
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by witchfinder » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:12 am

For those of you still looking for a hotel for the event, I've just found a cheap deal (£62 inc breakfast for a double/twin room) at the Days Hotel which is less than 5 mins walk from the venue...

http://www.travelrepublic.co.uk/hotels/ ... hotel.html
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by mohicankid » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:33 pm

after discussing it with matt, the DIP bin will be making an appearence at highscore as well as a raffle! :)
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by DPrinny » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:21 pm

^Thats good to know, ill hand you some of my stuff

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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by witchfinder » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:55 am

Just a quick update to say there are now less than ten places left in the tournament, so don't delay signing up if you want to enter! ;)
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by mohicankid » Fri May 04, 2012 2:16 pm

UPDATE:
I am currently organising a charity raffle and lucky dip to be at HIGHSCORE2012 if you are able to donate or sponsore prizes for this event PLEASE contact me ASAP!
all monies raised will be donated on a 50/50 split between The Sophie Lancaster Foundation & Special Effect
thanks guys! :) :D
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by Retro Lord Bob » Fri May 04, 2012 2:23 pm

The Retro Lords will be happy to donate some games and perhaps a few peripherals if that's the sort of stuff your after? :)
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Re: HISCORE 2012: Arcade Tournament 2-3 June in Manchester

Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Wed May 09, 2012 4:18 pm

So I've left it to the last minute (again)... Anyone willing to share a room? For economic purposes? I've been told I'm reasonably okay to get on with. PM me if anyone's interested, yes?
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