Should we get an EMU track created for Parsec while we're at it?
In the same article:
"My brother, Jason Doucette, and I discovered that if you press the joystick button and the corresponding "fire" button on the keyboard simultaneously, the laser never overheats..."
... and ...
"Another cheat is holding up allows you to pass through the screen forwards and backwards. This allows you to gradually speed up more and more, if you wish, as you can continually go through the screen. The cheat is, if you time it right, you can get "stuck" on the left side of the screen with your engine blast (the blast coming out the backend of your ship) on the right side of the screen, making you unreachable by enemy shots. "
... the latter being revealed just before the paragraph that you included. He didn't say he got the score using the cheats ... but he didn't say he didn't, either.
I haven't found anything over the 70k 'ish' range after days of searching online, this score is 100 percent bogus and needs a dispute...
I just posted my attempt on Parsec played on real hardware and original game cartridge, posted here: https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthr...0=#post1060160
Have over time looked at the current hi-score, a bit more than impressed - so to speak.
But if you look at my video i make more than 100K in score before the end of level 4, if we say a level is color change of the ground. So the information in one of the post that you have to reach level 15 before getting close to 1000K seems a bit off. The problem when reaching level +3 is the laser, you have only a few shots in a row - otherwise your laser will overheat.
So do i think itīs possible to beat the #1 record, yes, in the near future.
Do i think the current #1 is real, well maybe, i think they donīt remember the precise way they reached that score...
But it would be nice to see the video that seems to be the proof, not just for fun / proof - but also to learn how they did it.