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Submission #3807: TehSeven's A7800 Centipede "20,000 points" in 00:36.21

Console: Atari 7800
Game name: Centipede
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Centipede (1987) (Atari).a78
Branch: 20,000 points
Emulator: BizHawk 1.4.0
Movie length: 00:36.21
FrameCount: 2170
Re-record count: 3932
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: TehSeven
Submitter: negative seven
Submitted at: 2012-12-30 14:14:50
Text last edited at: 2013-01-16 06:04:39
Text last edited by: Ilari
Download: Download (1170 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
Encode soon :3

Hello! This is a game called Centipede, and it's about, well, shooting things for points! This movie was mainly made to show off BizHawk 1.4.0, which features Atari 7800 support.

Game objectives

  • Emulator used: BizHawk 1.4.0
  • Attempts to get 20,000 points.
  • Small amounts of luck manipulation.


  • Sometimes I had to wait 1-2 frames because the bullet would just go through the centipede for some reason.
  • I hit the heads of the centipede because they give 100 points, as opposed to the rest of the body giving just one point.
  • Time can probably be saved from better luck manipulation, though I've tested a few maps. As for enemy spawning, it's very difficult to manipulate.
  • This took around 3 hours to make. I now hate Atari games >.<

Suggested screenshot: Frame 2063


FractalFusion: Judging.

FractalFusion: The goal of fastest to obtain at least 20000 points is arbitrary, and does not produce an entertaining TAS. It does not fit the criteria of any tier. So I'm rejecting the submission.

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