Atari 2600 / VCS - Kaboom! - PAL - Game 1, Difficulty B (Points) - 999,999 - Matthew Tolhurst

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  1. Atari 2600 / VCS - Kaboom! - PAL - Game 1, Difficulty B (Points) - 999,999 - Matthew Tolhurst

    01-01-2019, 12:32 AM
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    PAL - Game 1, Difficulty B (Points)
    Score Track
    https://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=91564
    Rules
    Difficulty switch must be set to B position.
    Any other settings should remain default upon boot-up.
    Submission Message
    Recorded on 2018-12-31


    PAL version. Not sure if I specifically mention this in the video, but anyway you can tell by my accent.


    Excuse the rumbling sound, I had a fan running and didn't realise it was blowing into the microphone. Also please excuse the crying child / birds / motorbikes in the background. None of those are mine.

    Coincidentally got the max score on the last bomb of the wave. Started with 998802. You get 1200 per wave. So I wasn't left with any floating bombs at the end, just the buckets disappearing. Looks the same as dying on 999999.

    Streamed to Twitch:
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/356749356

    Recorded with Streamlabs OBS
    Pinancle 510-USB
    Samsung Hitron TV-348


    Included a photo of the rear of the TV showing RCA output is above the input. Can corroborate with what you see in the video.

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  2. 01-01-2019, 12:40 AM
    This time actually attached photos of the screen, and the rear of the TV.
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  3. 01-01-2019, 01:12 AM
    Great submission to start off the New Year.
    That last 10K definitely looked stressful.
    Outstanding accomplishment Matthew! Accepted!!!
  4. 01-01-2019, 09:26 PM
    Accepted. Congratulations on an extraordinary feat! You have become only the 4th gamer to max-out this game on TG.
  5. 01-01-2019, 10:57 PM
    PERFECT SCORE, MATTHEW! ACCEPTED!
    Jared Oswald
    World record holders on "Guitar Hero", "Rock Band" and Sonic games.
  6. 01-02-2019, 12:07 AM
    Congrats on the max-out. Look forward to seeing more of them.
  7. 01-02-2019, 04:03 AM
    Been watching on and off last couple of Days.

    It truly is a Phenomenal performance!

    Only one left to do is award you with the the Bucket Brigade Patch

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    Congrats! Hopefully you can add more Max-Out Scores to the PAL leaderboards!
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  8. 01-02-2019, 02:04 PM
    Voting YES ACCEPTED
    Congratulations Mathew Tolhurst a World Record a PERFECT MAX OUT SCORE 999,999 and Welcome to Twin Galaxy
    1 999,999 100.00% Matthew Tolhurst 2019-01-01 IN PROCESS [Vote]

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  9. 01-02-2019, 02:16 PM
    Incredible Feat Mathew Tolhurst
    Note To Twin Galaxy Members
    1. EXTRA BUCKETS OR ( EXTRA LIVES) (MAXIMUM of 3) are AWARDED at EVERY 1,000 POINTS.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaboom!_(video_game)
    The game is similar to Avalanche in concept, but instead of there being a pre-existing set of rocks across the top of the screen that randomly fall, a character known as the "Mad Bomber" moves back and forth randomly dropping bombs. As the game progresses, the Mad Bomber traverses the top of the screen much more erratically, dropping bombs at increasingly higher speeds, making each of the seven higher levels more difficult.


    The player uses a paddle controller to move buckets back and forth near the bottom of the screen to catch the bombs before they reach the bottom. The player starts with multiple buckets arranged over each other, which makes it more likely to catch the bombs in one of them. If the player fails to catch a bomb, it explodes, along with any other bombs still on the screen in a chain reaction from bottom to top. This also causes one of the buckets to disappear, the game ending when the player loses the last one. Points are awarded for every bomb caught, and extra buckets (maximum of three) are awarded at every 1,000 points.


    While the Mad Bomber is dropping bombs, he has an unhappy face. If the player misses and a bomb is dropped, he smiles while the bombs on the screen explode. The game manual mentions that something "special" will happen after 10,000 points.[5] When the player reaches that score threshold, the Mad Bomber's face appears surprised/upset, even if the player drops a bomb.


    When Kaboom! was originally sold, anyone who scored above 3,000 points could send Activision a picture of his or her television screen to receive membership in the Activision Bucket Brigade and a Bucket Brigade patch.
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  10. 01-02-2019, 03:37 PM
    Awesome run Matt. It was great fun watching your progress as you worked to get this score. I particularly enjoyed how tense this video became around the 850,000 mark as you realised you may reach the 999! Lots of deep breathing, it got tense!

    The squeaky knob for the last stretch was additional entertainment.

    Congrats. Accepted!
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