Goal: Highest score on 1-credit using Difficulty 10 and 50K life bonuses.
Romsets Allowed: --Any official release from VidKidz (Larry DeMar/Eugene Jarvis) --2015 Tie-Die --1987 Patched Blue --1982 Blue --1982 Yellow/Orange (Red marker across yellow label) Note- The gameplay, enemy dynamics, and wave layouts are 100% identical across the romsets.
Settings: --Extra Man Every- 50,000 --Turns Per Player- 3 --Difficulty of Play- 10 (maximum setting available)
Illegal: --Using any form of pause to halt the game code, either hardware or software. Game code must be actively running for the whole scoring session.
Development Tech Notes- Eugene Jarvis has long-stated that the only real way to play Robotron is on max difficulty. And when the player bumps up the life bonus to twice the default, it makes a challenge which puts a stop to even the most extreme players. The term "endurance marathon" becomes an amusing taunt by the devious "Robotrons of 2084" as they always win.....