Going the opposite direction of the huge, diverse, very wonderful world of video games, here you can vent on unfair stuff that pisses you off!
For instance, the other day I was playing Rockaroids on All Good Things. I usually get up to 100,000 points before quitting on a good game, although sometimes you get screwed and those saucers blow you to hell and you can only get 30-60,000 or something.
So I'm playing along for a bit and I'm juuuuust about at 90,000 (on my last ship) when BAM! A saucer came out and shot me. I see the GAME OVER message.
But I had shot him in return.
The small saucer. 1000 points.
That gave me 90,000, along with the beep beep beep of an extra ship!
But did my game continue? NOPE, it was too late! And all I had to do was shoot the saucer a good half second earlier, which would have instantly canceled out his shot before it reached me and allowed me to continue my game.
It sounds like that saucer just landed the million-dollar shot. Any other time, you would've had your clean kill, but you executed what might be called a "frame perfect" shot, which means you somehow got caught in that one- or two-frame window between the time an enemy dies and the time its bullet disappears.
I don't have any rants of my own. I suppose I got most of my frustration out in the Now Playing thread, when I ranted about Lufia for the SNES!
It sounds like that saucer just landed the million-dollar shot.
Yeah, no kidding. At least it answers the question (probably/I think) in regards to what happens on Rockaroids Remix: Third Rock, as the saucers will add to your score when they appear and shoot rockaroids. I've died many a time with only a couple of thousand left and saw my score go up, but not high enough to get an extra ship and to see if my game would continue. I severely doubt it will now, after it initially says "game over", if it doesn't do that on the original Rockaroids.
For instance, I was happy to hear of Atari continuing with consoles with their Jaguar. But then several titles were available already on other systems, such as Flashback, and that was the same version that was available for the Genesis, possibly NES (from the photos) and maybe even the PC!
When I asked Greg of The Atari Times why they did this (since he knows way more about the Jaguar than I do, which isn't much), he said he guessed they just needed product for it.
The Sega CD version had several of the same music pieces as the Genny version, but it sounded way better (the original's sounded awful) and they did a better job with the cutscenes. Other than that, it was the exact same as the original, but the CD version was THE one to get if you were a Sega guy. That's the one I have, since I rented the Genesis version a few times, then got it for my CD when it was down to $20 or something.
For the Jaguar version to be the same as the Genny version...sad. Among other games.