August 19th, 2002

digimind

Holy Flippers, Batman!

I just scored 69,592,250 in Full Tilt! Space Cadet pinball, achieving the rank of Commodore (7 inner lights, where all 9 is Fleet Admiral) and having two very productive meteor showers (3-ball play). I was completing missions like "hit remote attack bumper 3 times" and "pass through exit lanes 3 times", or "pass through any lane 15 times"... missions I had never seen before. And most of that was done on my first ball.

Coincidentally, for this game I decided to turn off the game sounds and play Jon Schmidt's "Game Day". I wonder if that affected my luck. LOL

I must say Space Cadet is one of the best pinball tables I've ever seen. It actually makes sense and you can tell what you're doing and what you're supposed to do. Most pinball games are quite confusing. The screen might tell you to do something, but you have no clue where the component is that it's talking about. On this table, it has blinking arrows that point to the stuff it's talking about.

It's just too bad Maxis no longer exists. It would appear that the makers of the Sim games have acquired them or something, and there's no trace of the Full Tilt! pinball game anywhere on their site. The game at least works in XP, but it obviously wasn't designed for it. The main problem is it can't save high scores, probably because it doesn't understand the filesystem in XP. I'd love to see the Space Cadet table remade for today's systems.
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digimind

Spades

We played Spades at Borders tonight and I whipped everyone's collective ass. I ended with a score of 319, which is coincidentally the price of a medium chai there. :) (Well, $3.19 that is.)
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