Mark Plays... Beamrider - a highscore challenge!

Mark Vergeer's picture


Beamrider (Atari 2600) Highscore Challenge - scores can be found on InterGhost's RETRO RECORDS

I dare you to beat my highscore on the 2600 game 'Beamrider' if you can please try to make a video response and reply to this video.
Beamrider is a game by Activision and it has also been ported to other platforms like the Colecovision, Intellivision, Commodore 64. The scoring seems to be the same on the other platforms, yet the difficulty seems to be a little different so scores may not be comparable across the various systems. Below you can see my scores & attempts on the other systems I have the game for.


Beamrider (Intellivision) Highscore Challenge - 2nd system
I dare you to beat my highscore on the Intellivision game 'Beamrider' if you can please try to make a video response and reply to this video.
After playing the wickedly hard Atari 2600 version I tried the game on the Intellivision. It plays a little differently - may be down to the controller. It has a nice launch sequence and bonus counting screen. The patterns seem very similar with the bonuses and the levels being very similar. Yet the tempo/timing may be different. Not sure if the scores compare well between the systems. Recorded off the console with Archos 605 Media recorder - zoomed in slightly to accommodate the widescreen format but with the correct aspect ratio. If you do a video response real hardware or emulation is fine.

Score: 16725, Sector 9 @ Level 1, 3 lives


After playing the wickedly hard Atari 2600 version and the Intellivision port I tried the game on the c64 which is the native platform I played this game on the first moment I laid eyes on it. For me this is the version I am best at - I use the Suzo Arcade Stick which is an excellent stick for this game on the C64.
I dare you to beat my highscore on the C64 port of the game 'Beamrider' if you can please try to make a video response and reply to this video!
Beamrider is a game by Activision and it has also been ported to other platforms like the Colecovision, Intellivision, Atari 8 bit, Commodore 64. The scoring seems to be the same on the other platforms, yet the difficulty seems to be a little different so scores may not be comparable across the various systems.

Score: 23750, Sector 13 @ Level 1, 3 lives


Mark Plays.... Beamrider (ZX Spectrum)
Playing yet another port of this game - did a couple of other videos on the game on various other systems - but this is quite different from the rest in quite a few ways. Check out the video and see what I think of it and how I fared.