I'm sure I would have scored much higher, had it not been for the weak flippers on this pin. Couldn't make the ramps at the top center of the playfield. This I believe is where you lock balls for multiball mode.
Sure thing. I'll jump right on it. Thanks Mark for the reply and info.
You're absolutely correct. I have a question, perhaps you know the answer. Would I be able to retain the current votes on this game, even after moving it to the correct track, or would I have to start over by resubmitting it?
Great score! I can't believe this game came out 28 years ago! I remember playing it like it was yesterday. I was a tech at a very large arcade back then and had access to playing it for free whenever I wanted (the beauty of having a master set of keys!). Shortly after its release, I managed to finish it several times. I needed a new challenge so then I began points pressing because the game did had an inevitable end. Well after a while, I managed to get my score to up to over 1.257M and figured this was about as high as I could get it, and so I was happy with it and moved on to mastering other games.
This video inspired me enough that I'm considering getting back into it again.
Unfortunately, after not playing it in a very long while, I've become very rusty and struggle to get a score anywhere close to what you have here. Not sure why my score never made it to TG, when I remember giving it to Walter personally many, many years ago. However, I did manage to find it listed on another scoreboard here:
Just scroll down towards the bottom of the page. The scores are listed alphabetically.
:) That's without any T-Spins. Haven't mastered that technique yet. The players with scores around a million or more, use the T-Spin a lot.
This was played at The Pinball Dudes, in Jupiter Fl. Their selection of pins is incredible! All of them, new or old, are in 100% working condition. Cleaned, leveled and imaculate! It's worth the 1 hour drive north to see those guys.
I'm almost sure it was done on an original console because the reaction time on the controls in a NES emulator are horrible. I've played it on several emulators and it's really hard to get the pieces over to the wall fast enough in the higher stages like you can do with a game pad on an original console. When I do play the emulator version, I use a keyboard and I've hit the left and right arrow keys as fast as I can when in the higher levels and once the screen gets about one third of the way filled, it's almost impossible to get the stick piece over to the wall and down the side. Don't know why, but it gets frustrating and is the reason I'd much rather play this game on the original console. Pro Tetris player Harry Hong agreed with me in the chat while I was watching him stream one day. He too said it's much hard to control the pieces on an emulator when their coming down really fast in the higher levels. Hope this helps. ????
Hey thanks a lot Don. I'm hoping to raise this one even higher. My PB from bitd is around 750k give or take. So I know I have the potential to raise this one even higher. ????
Not sure how far away you are, but there's a small pinball tournament that's going to be held at The Pinball Dudes in Jupiter, FL, 3 weeks from this coming Saturday (April 6th). It's the same place I scored my highest scores on The Munsters and Dead Pool. The tournament is going to be IFPA sanctioned and there will be some pretty decent players there including myself.???? One player I'm sure will be attending, is Eric Stone. He's currently ranked 5th in the world. If you can make it, doors open at 9:30am for practice and the tournament starts at 10:30am. There's cash prized too! Here's a link on the IFPA site about the tournament.
Really? What ver. of MAME are you using? I bounce around, but most of the time I'm running Wolfmame 106. There are 2 versions of the rom from what I've heard. The sound should work with the both of them. I'd redownload it at one of the rom sites and overwrite the rom you're currently using in your rom folder and see if that helps.
Wow, I've heard that's one hell of a show. I couldn't make it either, unfortunately.
I don't know why, but this one just doesn't click with me. Struggled to get much higher than 100M a game for some reason.
This score would have been much higher, had the machine been in decent shape. One of Stewie's flippers didn't work and a few switches didn't work as well, depriving me of some points. It's still worthy to submit, for now that is. ????
Nice score! Did you do this with a joystick, or do you have a spinner on your MAME cab? I don't think I've broken 200k to date on MAME because I haven't been able to tweak the mouse controls just right and using the joystick or keyboard ain't cuttin it. On the original arcade ver, I can score 1.1M to 1.2M with using a spinner, all day long. Go figure...
What's the name of this handheld? Is it playing MAME? If so, how do you load games into it? Sorry for all the questions. I've never seen it before. Interested in purchasing one for myself if it's in fact running MAME.
Gotta love that stray bullet on stage 39. ????
Not a bad 1st man run. You were a third of the way to a cool million before your first death. I see you breaking the million mark before the Yolympics 2019 tourney is over.
Take this to heart my friend. As each of the formations come down from the top of the screen, from either the left or right side, DON'T shoot the last few bugs in the formation. Use the time it takes for the last few to break off and leave the bottom of the screen to shoot the remaining bugs at the top of the screen (usually opposite to the side the formation comes out, as you shoot your way across to the other side of the screen) before they start to swoop down on you. Food for thought.????
Definite Yes from the Galaga King.
My 1st "serious" game on my new personal machine and my 2nd "serious" game on a dedicated arcade cab since 2014. The highlight of the game was not so much my score, but the "Hit-Miss Ratio" at the end. 95.3%!! Which to the best of my knowledge, is the highest H-MR from any player on Galaga EVER! Another player is also very good at "points precision" as I am, and his name is Mike Thompson (he recently became the "new" WR holder on this same track with a score of 6.6M+). Mike and I will be going back and forth with this one I'm sure for a while, to see how much higher we can raise the bar. :)
I forgot how much fun this pin is. Especially the time machine. Definitely was one of the highlights for me in this one.
I may not have an initial card I show in my videos, but I flip around my phone and let the viewer see who actually just achieved the high score and put their initials up and still get "I couldn't tell if the submitter is actually the person who achieved this score". Annoying as hell, I know. Just don't let it bother you. Based on the videos you submitted and I've watched many of them and voted YES to them as well, you won't have any problems getting 80% of "yes" votes in order for your submission to be accepted. Just keep that gopro charged and keep submitting video evidence of your accomplishments.
True, but it sucks because your deprived of getting that 100% which helps your overall percentage. I wish there was something that Serious could do about it.
I went back to the same location tonight and took a look at Gorf. The game I played on is set harder than default. You only get 2 men to start and another you can earn after I believe completing the 2nd rank. Because the game is set to free play, there's no way to start a "one credit" game without having your men doubled to 4 ("two-credit game"). Don't let the "8 men" throw you off in my video during the attract screen, as it is only showing you how many total ships you'll get for a 2 player game (4 each). Something else I noticed. On default, you get 3 or 6 ships depending on how many credits you use and another that you earn after completing a certain number of ranks. When you hit the player 1 button on the game I play on, you only get 2 men to start and another you earn after I believe completing the 2nd rank. The reason I started with 4 men is because the game is set to free-play and only knows to give the player the double amount of men because it thinks there's "unlimited credits" (i. e. free play mode) on the game and doesn't allow the player to choose between a one-credit or two-credit game. The "8 men" on the screen in my video, represents the total number of men in a "2 player" game @ 2 credits per player (i. e. 4 ships per player).
For future referrence, what I can do is only play with a total of 4 men instead of the 5 it gives me (4 to start plus one earned ship). When I'm down to 2 ships and I lose one, I will forfeit my last ship and my final score will be only the first 4 ships played. This is the best I can do, because I don't have access to changing the settings myself or know the techs good enough to ask them to change it for me.
Good catch KnexPaerdz! I had forgotten that since this particular game is set on free-play, as all the games at this venue are, when one hits the player 1 button, they automatically start a game with 6 men. Because it is set on free-play, there will be no way to play a "3-men" - "1-credit" game to submit to the existing track. Perhaps one of the admins can move my score to a new track listed as "6-ships", and then add in the words "3-ships" to the existing track that's already there to help clear things up.
Congrats on your score. Although I do believe default settings are the standard for Galaga (Diff.: Hard), I'll let one of the admins chime in on this one. To be honest with you, the game really isn't that much harder on the hardest setting as opposed to the Easy settings. Can you replay it on the hardest settings? I actually think you can beat your current score, and at least it will be on the correct default settings and won't get rejected by other voters. ???? Looking forward to you cracking 300k! ????
Come to think of it, that's a very good question Mike. Only because my score is definitely beatable if played normally (i.e. eating everything as you progress through the stages). I originally saw it as a much harder game when submitting it to this track, but I tend to agree after thinking about that it should have its own track.
I grew up knowing this game as Quarth. I first played it on the GameBoy. There may have been an arcade cabinet released with this game (Quarth) back in the day. As for this submission, it was actually played on a Pandora's Box cabinet with several hundred games.
I think I know what the confusion was. I forgot to mention in the file name before uploading the video to my YouTube channel, that it was played on a Pandora's Box X which I would have added just after the game name in the file name. I label all my video files with the same format. For example:
SMK_Block Hole [Pandora's Box X]_83,590_Arcade (Silverball Museum).
With this one part missing in the file name, it can easily be assumed that it was played on a dedicated arcade cabinet. Hope this clears things up.
Hi Baz. After revisiting the Silverball Museum tonight, for the first time, I actually noticed that the Pandora's Box cabinet that I'm playing on is in fact a Pandora's Box X (10?) (I captured it in a video I was shooting). I just assumed that I was playing on a Pandora's Box 4 so I submitted to that track. The games are the same I'm sure between each version, but if there's not a specific track for "X" (ie 10), then one of the admin's will need to add it.
My question though is, why don't we just use one track for the Pandora's Box system being that the games are exactly the same, even if they show up multiple times in different volume's. Having individual tracks for all 10 versions is kind of overkill. Perhaps we can just merge all of them into one Padora's Box track, and just eliminate the version number. What do you think?
Incredible performance and endurance. Didn't realize how good this looks and plays for a GBA emulation. Great job!
Oh my goodness. Another kill-screen to add to my to-do list. lol What was the price of this one and what store carries it?
A nice improvement over my last upload. My scores are increasing. Although I played a week after this one and after 2 attempts, I reached stage 33 and somehow hit the boss one too many times and completed it without having the chance to cash in all my remaining paddles which were quite a few. My score ended up being just under a million and had I cashed in all my remaining paddles, I believe my score would have been higher than this one. I'll be back again in a few days to try again.
I found one at Fun Depot in Lake Worth. Probably the same one that's been there for 25 years.
A game that quickly grew on me.
Ok I'm jealous. I was told that Walmart carried this one and I've been searching everywhere and haven't been able to find one. Then there was a rumor that the game wasn't actually playable. More like the Christmas ornament that was released several years back by Hallmark. I'm convinced now! Will have to add this one to my collection once I find it online somewhere for purchase and then see what I can do on it. Don't worry my friend, I won't be submitting any scores on this one anytime soon.
I told myself before hitting the start button that my goal was to finish the game, and best case scenario, I also achieve 1 million in the process. Well I did finish the game, and even though I was actually on track for 1.1M my game fell apart towards the end and as you can see, I was 2,970 points shy. Oh well. Achieve one of my two goals. Still a much lower score than I'm capable of getting had it not been for the fact that I haven't played it in ages. It's just a hard game to find these days. I'm going to have to buy this one for my house that's for sure.
Very unique game. Computes fine on my end.
I may not say it much, but thanks for the votes guys!
LOL. That's my anger getting the best of me. I was on a roll to completing the level and I slipped off the ledge and down I went to my demise. There was a lot more that went with it other than just hitting the ESC key as fast as I could (what you didn't hear was me cursing like a sailor for about 5 minutes after the game had already ended).
I'm making this video available to those on highscore.com. For submission purposes, I had to upload this video to YouTube for evidence. I didn't want to make this video public because I'm a bit embarrassed with the score. I'm submitting it to highscore.com for the purpose of getting the top spot. Once I replace the joysticks on my Hotrod with the original ones used on the arcade version of Robotron, I will easily put up a score in excess of ten million. I already have a 9,999,975 point score on my YouTube channel that I did in the arcade a few years back after killing the rest of my men off. That's the difference between crappy joysticks and original joysticks. I hope to redo this score in the near future.
I went to 2014, 2015 and last year. Back in 2014, there was an after party of sorts at a local Uno Pizzeria and Grill on I-Drive with Walter Day and many of my other video game buds and there was a Gilligan's Island there. Me and my friend Danny played the heck out of it after we gorged on pasta! I love it when you hear Kona's roar as you're working on getting the 50M point jackpot . A great pin by far.
The fact that you got a higher score than Sir Moovenstein who's a respectable PA pinball player speaks for itself.
Lol. Early to mid 70's for me. And I remember needing a milk crate to stand on in order to reach the buttons.
Boy would I like to see them emulate Demolition Man! Being that we're on the subject, I may as well list my top 10 "wish list".
In no particular order:
1. Gilligans Island
3. Mousin Around
5. Dirty Harry
6. Popeye Saves the Earth
7. Johnny Mnemonic
8. Baby Pacman
9. Police Force
10. Mr. & Mrs. Pacman
Hopefully they'll start with these tables being that there aren't too many left that haven't been emulated (by Farsight that is).
Awesome! I wasn't aware. I need to play more Zaccaria Pinball.
Are these tables usually 5-ball games?
Looks like an electro-mechanical pin.
Lots of tables. Will have to try this one out too. Good score!
Will have to try out Pinball FX. Seems like they have a decent selection of tables to play.
Now this one I faired well in. Managed in the high 200m's in the arcade. If played right, this pin can yield BIG points. Just ask pinball pro Keith Elwin (1.4B). Oh yea, that was ball one by the way.
Ironically enough, I've never played this one from Stern. I sure as hell have played a lot of pinball in my lifetime. lol.
Another great score. Did you manage to complete the final mode? I've always come thisclose but never have myself. Arcade pb's around 150m.
Very impressive score Mark! This bests my pb in the arcade. I'm in the 290m's.
A really fun pin by Stern! Got to spend some more time on it for sure. Only had 1 day to learn it but think I did pretty good with almost breaking 300m.
One of the games that really got me started with gaming back in 1980! Played this one in the back of a laundramat every day after school.
I've always liked this game, but the unexpected crashes always has me jumping out of my seat! Lol
I didn't see any issue with submitting this score because although I chose to eat ONLY the dots (it was a challenge during a tournament I was in a while back), I managed to take the top spot on the leaderboard (sorry Jes ). So yea, I intentionally avoided eating all ghosts and collecting any of the fruits/prizes. I managed to clear almost 38 stages, thus reaching the 23rd Key in the process. One interesting note. A perfect pacman under these conditions is 663,540. This includes the 9 dots on the kill screen x all 6 pacs (must get to the kill-screen on without dying). In comparison, my score is equivalent to around 509k had a played the game normally. This is about 15.3% of a perfect game. Ok, enough with the stats. Lol.
I have a much higher score (400k+) recorded many years ago. I'm not able to get the inp to run because of how old the version of MAME it was played on so I had to just replay it. That 400k+ is my pb.
Fun game but damn hard! Too bad the pinball aspect of it isn't playable. Not in MAME that is.
Who would have thought this game could be so addicting! A very tough game by far, but lots of fun once you develop a strategy to out smart the coppers. :)
I've always wanted to play this one and finally did when it showed up as one of the games in a tournament I was in. A unique maze game for sure, but fun none-the-less!
Interesting game. Never played it as of recent in a tournament I was in. Fun none-the-less.
I really like this game. Wish is would have showed up more often in the arcades back in the 80's.
I really like this game if it weren't for the cumbersome controls. :( I think my pb is around 120k.
Out of all the Pac related games, this one probably frustrates me the most. Without having a grouping or pattern strategy, it becomes much harder when all you're doing is "winging" it. This recording is another submission to the MGL tournament I played in.
Can't believe I missed this one. Thought for sure I was going to reach the kill-screen in this run. Fell 6 stages short. I also was a bit low on points leading up to the kill screen. The score to beat is 3.2M. I just missed too many challenging stages. I'll be content with a 3.3M~3.4M.
Nice score Jon. Just noticed you uploaded this score to HighScore. I'm only 4 months late! Still searching for a local Galaga machine here in Palm Beach. In the meantime, I'm focusing on MAME being that it's all I have access to at the moment. I managed to lock in a pretty good score back in early May on TGTS. Next will be to raise my marathon score. :)
Hey Baz. Forgive me for asking, but since I've never played this game before, I have no idea what difficulty this game starts on when in default mode. You would think normally, it would be "something in the middle" i.e. "normal", but there are games where the game defaults in hard mode and you would have to manually change the diff setting to normal or something else. I like the fact that there's video evidence, but I just don't now enough about the game to know if it defaults on normal or high. The player obviously played it on hard as you can see this in the beginning of the video. Perhaps I could download the emu and rom and see for myself then revisit this submission.
Good score and thanks for the video evidence. Oh and nice arcade ctrlr.
Nice score and thanks for the video evidence.
I covered a lot of information and stats about my game on my YouTube channel. Check it out! :)
Didn't realize there's another score over 100M! Looks like I'll have to go back to the location and get a new Grand Champion score! :)
Yea, I don't expect any of my scores to get voted on 100%, thanks to the trolls. Wish there was something Serious could possibly do about it. Most likely not. :(
For the time being, I use my smart phone to capture a short video. Usually when I go to play, it's a spur of the moment thing so I don't have all my "other" gear with me (i. e. tripod and connecting hardware that allows me to mount my phone to the top of the tripod, extension cord etc). I'm saving up for a decent laptop so that I can jump straight to streaming my games instead of just capturing them only on video. When you stream them, (i. e. TwitchTV or YouTube) it also records a video of them too. I used to use my Sony camcorder, but my SD card for whatever reason, keeps getting corrupted and I end up losing the data. Not sure why, so I just use my cell phone to record now instead.
If your interested, here's the link to the hardware I use to mount my cell phone to the top of a tripod.
Wow, didn't realize my score on this mode put me in last place. Now I have a new goal to chase for Casino Run, 1.5B+! :) I didn't want to crop my original video in order to just show my initials for Casino Run, so I just submitted the same video for both because both scores are in the same video.
I love this pin for it's high-scoring jackpots and overall scoring in general. I've always been a fan of pins with high scoring. I don't like keeping a ball in play and working my @ss off for 15-20 minutes only to look up and see that I've racked up only 20M points. I believe my highest single jackpot was over 400M. 1.3B of this score was achieved during one of the several Casino Runs I had, which I will submit on a different track. 20B+ is definitely possible. I'll be revisiting this one again soon.
Not sure what happened to my comment I left here yesterday, but basically I was wondering why 2 links somehow got attached as evidence of this score. The other link (the 3.8M score) needs to be removed. If anyone knows how I can go about doing this without canceling my other score and resubmitting, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Streamed this performance live on TwitchTV around June, 2016. I reached my goal of achieving 10M on 5-men settings only. The highlight of this game is the fact that I reached my goal with 3 men left before ending my game on purpose. :)
I did this score back in August at Dave & Busters, Orlando. The highlight of this game is that this entire game was done on one(1) set of "dual ships". Basically, my 1st man without ever dying (up until I killed off all 18 men on purpose). Next goal: 10M - 1st man. :)
My YouTube channel is loaded with Galaga related videos. Take a look (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oywMKnv796I&list=PLuM-7-yPvBf_B_SQCrZhFMsyRF1fnhAs5).
I'm sure they'll help in some way. :)
Incredible score! x 2.
Well done Brandon. Some how I missed voting on this. It would have been an easy YES for me. Bringing the total votes to 26. Lol.
Btw, I grew up in Woodhaven, NY. Spent ALOT of time at Rockaway Beach and Riis Park (I guess it's now called Jacob Riis Park). Great memories. Probably doesn't look anything like it did back in the 70's and 80's.
The "2 hits for 1" happens when two enemies cross paths and one bullet is able to take them both out. Although a challenge in itself to set up and pull off when trying, it actually happnes more often when your not thinking about it and just playing. :)
Thanks for the vote KMP. I will have to check out that documentary. Sounds interesting. :) Last month I had the pleasure of not only meeting legendary designer Steve Richie, but playing a few games of pinball with him here in Orlando at a gaming event they had.
Forgot some of my strategies for getting really big points. Almos made it to the final mode. I believe this is where the big points are. Great Williams wide-body pin though. :)
Hi DeadThumbGamer. After playing a game in MAME (wolfmame106 is what I use), I play it back in OBS so that I can record the game and save it as an MP4 file. This allows me to then upload it to my YouTube channel. I wish MAME had the opportunity to record in a video format like MP4, AVI, mpeg or some other video format but it doesn't so I have to go through some steps in order to post a video file of my game achievement to YouTube and then link to the video for evidence purposes. With regard to the settings, when recording an INP, MAME won't show the process of navigating the multiple screens once the Tab key is hit. Some exceptions are games like Mortal Kombat where you do actually see the player move around in the settings screen before starting the game. All my games are played religiously on TG standards. I don't ever deviate from this. I've been following the TG standard since the dawn of time and won't change the settings to any other format. I try to keep everything consistant. :) As for the border around my video, It's just a part of the process of recording an INP back through OBS. It wasn't anything I created or is used when launching a game in MAME. For future recordings in OBS, I can add some I.D. info on the side of the screen for clarification purposes. Hope this helps. :)
Funny you should say that. For that exact reason, I usually only play to stage 100 and then kill my game off. I didn't want to press my luck with me recording a full game (they already told me once that I couldn't record any games in their venue. Yea, a really crappy policy). By a million, I'm usually on or around stage 78. I play to 100 because by the time I reach a million, I usually have an audience and figured not to many spectators have ever seen Galaga being "flipped", let alone stage 100. Every once in a while, I'll kill-screen it (stage 255, but the game does allow you to continue to stage 0 and then 1 again). Score still doesn't move, but stage counter does. I love stage 249. It's when the stage counter is at it's widest and will actually cover the last 3.5 of my men! :)
Next goal will be 200. :)
Damn, your right. I'll re-upload it to the correct track. Thanks for pointing it out! :)
Looks good to me.
Ok, I think I found the problem. I forgot to publish it... Hey what can I say? I'm from Flori-duh!! :)
Yes, by default. There are other settings that it can be set to as well. The game just ends on different, higher stages.
Agreed. Jaleco should have gotten more credit then they deserved.
Thanks a million! (no pun intended). :)
It should be availble now. It worked when I clicked on it a few seconds ago.
Oops! Good catch. :) I'll remove it and resubmit. :)
I still have the current Galaga arcade and MAME WR, both on marathon settings (arcade - 15,999,990 & MAME - 6,800,910). I'm currently working on the 5-men only settings on MAME (record currently stands at 4,184,390). If I can get Joysticks to set theirs up to these settings, then I will work on the arcade record which still stands at 4,525,150. I'm in communiction with a friend of mine who's trying to find me a 60-in-1 board. It has Galaga in it and will allow me to practice. Don't need a dedicated machine at the moment. Still can't quite aford one at the moment.
Finally! After multiple failed attempts to capture my entire game from start to finish, I finally was able to get my game on video, thanks to a friend who had to come with me in order to record my game while I played (notice how far back he's sitting, otherwise he wouldn't be able to get the whole screen including me in the video). In this video, you will clearly see that there was one(1) swipe of my play card and NO continues used. In fact, in order to continue, I would have had to died and lost all my men, which I clearly didn't. I think I had like 8 or 10 men left over when I reached the maxed out score of 999,990. Note: Pay close attention to the score once it hits 999,990. You'll notice I finished the stage I was on and then even went one more stage and completed the challenging stage to show that Namco decided for whatever reason, to not allow the score counter to continue counting past this mark. So after hours scouring the internet looking for high scores on this game and only finding one posted by a player who clearly mentioned he used continues, I can claim that I have the 1st perfect score on this version of Galaga, until other evidence surfaces. :)
Thanks Ivanstorm1973. More great videos coming your way. :)
I wish I had good news Maxwell. Boomers! Dania (aka Grand Prix Race and Golf-O-Rama) has been leveled. There's nothing but acres of dirt left behind. There's videos on YouTube of the Hurricane rollercoaster demolition which was the last attraction to go. Sad, by far. You want to guess what their planning on putting in it's place? If you were thinking ANOTHER shopping plaza, you were 100% correct. It'll be called, Dania Pointe Shopping Plaza. Like that's what we need, another f*&%^ng shopping mall/plaza. I actually did this score at a barcade downtown. Check out the link I provided in Jes's response above. I'll sent you an email in a few minutes.
Thanks Jes. I wish I had more time last night to play it out. I had to be somewhere shortly after. I'll return in the near future and play it out, and hopefully set up my equipment to record the full game. If you want to check out the place I played it at, here's the site: http://www.joysticksorlando.com
I'm in the process of changing the orientation of the video to vertical. If it's still horizontal once you click on it, come back a little later and it will be fixed. :) More videos to come!
Great gameplay. Thumbs up for me. :)
Thanks for the vote jmaio. I love pinball and will start submitting more of PA or better yet, arcade pinball. I want to record some of my gameplay on Game of Thrones, Star Trek, & Metallica which are the ones I have access to here in Orlando. I'm still tweaking the controls/nudging on my Xbox ctrl. Once I find that sweet spot, my score will start to sore. :)
I did this score during a stream I did on Twitch back some time ago. I definitely have the potential to raise my score much higher, I just have to work on mastering the nudge technique with the controller I'm currently using. Great game and one of my favs! :)
Btw, the guy in the background at 0:18 who says, "alright man, kill it", happens to be my friend Keith who's the tech at Player 1 and is also the world record holder on Gorf (arcade) with 1.2M.
I had 2 rough attempts before I was about to call it a day when my friend Keith convinced me to try one last time after taking a short break. 2.5 hours later, I accomplished my goal. :) My next goal is to beat my PB of 19,999,975 set back in the mid 80's.
Thanks Gamegod. My PB is around 1.2M (arcade). This game had the potential to surpass that, but I had to go so I gave my game away with more than a dozen men in reserve. :( I'm planning on playing it on MAME soon and try to beat my PB.
Is bubufubu from Orlando? I played my game in a local bar in Orlando, Florida area. That would be something if it was. :)
I'll check out your recent submissions.
Thanks S.BAZ. I have one even higher (on MAME) but can't get the version of MAME I played it on to playback. It was a million years ago and trying to get these older version of MAME to playback is a challenge. If I can find a way, I have dozens and dozens of scores from way back when to submit. The only ones I've been submitting were ones I've played on wolfmameplus 0106 and versions of wolfmame from like 170 to current.
This game is actually in a friend's bar called BART (Bar-Art). I can get over there probably tomorrow and have my friend take another pic of the high score table with me in the photo this time. I don't have a video of it unfortunately. Not to say I can't beat the score, I would just have to find the time to get over there and play another 1 hour plus game.I'd like to bump it up to 1,000,000 in the coming weeks.
Thanks guys. I actually get more enjoyment out of entertaining others with my talent on this game. It's always fun to go to an arcade and after playing for some time, I turn around, only to see a crowd of people watching. :) This is when the adrenaline really kicks into overdrive. :)
I have more records to chase, but just have to set aside some time on my days off from my 3 jobs. This Sun I'm going out with a friend to play some pinball all day. Next Sun I should have time to do some more steaming.
You should be able to PM me on MARP.
Hi DakotaKid. Unfortunately, I didn't get the whole arcade cabinet in the photo at the time. I used an old LG phone to take the picture, which meant, the further away from the game, the more blurry the photo would be. This is why I zoomed in and only captured the screenshot. You'll notice how bright the Defender logo is on the monitor. It gives off a glare. I played my game at a barcade called Player 1. It's an establishment in Orlando with a bunch of classic games. I can try to get down there and take a better shot (providing my score is still on the game), but it may be hard with my work schedule. If you still want to refrain from voting, I understand.
Thanks Maxwel. Chris I'm assuming still has his small collection of games in his house but I'm curious why he hasn't uped his score on any of them to this day. If I remember correctly, he's a manager in a meat department in a supermarket in Miami. Perhaps it takes a lot of his time thus not allowing him to spend some personal time in trying to break some of his records. I don't think he's in retirement. Probably just has to find the time.
As for Billy, knowing him like I do, he likes to remain low key. I'm sure he's still playing, and always has something up his sleeve with regard making an announcement that he's broken a record. He just doesn't make it too public. What everyone sees is him showing up to events and the like, as a promoter/supporter more-or-less. You may catch a glimpse of him playing a game or two on the side, but it's strictly casual. Never for a record. As for the others like Dwayne Richards, Darren Harris, the Crams, Leo Daniels, and several others, unfortunately, I do not know. I haven't heard of any*retirements* made public, so I would think their still playing on the sidelines, but just not as they did 20-30 years ago. I would love to see a posting of one of these guys breaking some record out of know where. Perhaps it will happen some day.
That's amazing! That would definitely make headlines if someone were to beat Kelly's legendary record that stood the test. What I didn't know is that Kelly's score was in fact broken by none other than Hector Rodriguez. The Track & Field king. It's up to 576,480 now. Can the players you're referring to tackle a score that high? I would love to see someone break the 600K barrier.
Good hearing from you Maxwel.
PS: I've been dormant for a while because I was a bit frustrated with the way the site is not being maintained. I still have score requests pending for almost 6 months now. I just figured since I don't have any control over that part of it, I might as well keep on submitting scores.
Another favorite of mine and also available at my friends bar (Bar-ART). I believe I finished 7 or 8 rounds. I had originally wanted to play it as a 1-round game, but the game was set to continue after the first round and I saw what the leaderboard looked like and just had to have my name at the top of the list. :) My PB in the arcade back in the 80's was around 4M. I had the stamina then.
I went one day to my friends bar in Orlando called BART (Bar-ART) and decided to play some Burgertime after not playing the arcade version in years. It all started to come back to me with regard to some of my patterns and after 30-40 minutes, I was fastly approaching 1M. The unfortunate thing is that I had to catch a bus back to the house and I was running out of time, so I had to cut my game short and give it away to a guy who was watching me play. As you can see in the photo, I had a sh!t load of men left over, which meant I could have easily broken the million barrier and possibly even reach 2M as well. I will have to revisit this one again when I have some more time to play it.
I own like 4 of these things. I keep finding them in swap shops and thrift stores. There all in really good condition too. I managed to put up basically a million, even though it was very cumbersome to play. I'm right handed and the button is on the left side for one, and two, it's too bulky to hold in one hand and play with like the Atari 2600 controller so I had to sit on my floor and put the joystick between my legs and then fire cross-handed. Wish I would have gotten a pic of that. :)
Definitely not my personal best. I hadn't played a Defender dedicated machine in years before I ran into one at a place here in Orlando called Player 1 arcade bar. Some things are just like riding a bike. You never forget how to do it. :)
I had a lot of men left over, but just wanted to take the top spot on the all-time board and put my initials.
Thanks. A very simple game, and addicting at that! :)
I noticed the video is still here, even though I already deleted it. Oh well, I did my part. :)
Done. Thanks for pointing out the oversight. :)
Thanks dude. I'll revisit this one again soon. I still have some more in me.
After doing some research, I decided to go ahead and remove this score and replay the game. At the time I achieved it, this "leaching" tactic was allowed during a tourney I was in over at TG. No one said anything so others jumped on the bandwagon. One reputable site I frequent is MARP and the top score over there is only 259,480. A lot lower than my score for obvious reasons. I'm wondering why the heck I submitted it here anyway. Oh well, no big deal. The games fun to play and now I'm curious how many levels I can progress to without leaching of course. :) DBCooper, I respect your vote. Hell, I would have voted No too. :)
Your right. That's what's keeping me from scoring really high on this game. There are videos out there of players maxing out the score (9,999,999). I'd be happy if I can score a few million. Just have to find a new strategy that will keep me from dieing as much, thus losing any power-ups in the process.
My first crack at playing this version of the original Galaga on the Game Boy Advance (emulator), using the keyboard for controls. Not a bad score, but could have used fewer men to reach my final score even though I still had 10 men left at the end.My next goal will be to take the game to the "kill-screen" which is stage 255, unless it will allow me to continue playing past this stage. I won't know until I get to stage 255. Some consoles allow you to continue and others will just reset at this point.Another Galaga game on my list of games to play and submit scores on. Still lots more to go. :)
Final Stage: 80
Shots Fired: 5,274
Number of Hits: 4,346
Total Game Time: 41:08
Nice run. I still haven't finished the game, but have come close. Good job.
Very impressive score. This is one of my favorite solid-state 90's pins. Just the other day, I played one in the arcade with a weak left top flipper so I couldn't build up my multiplier for big multiball jackpots, so I just concentrated on the video mode. I completed 19 video modes and ended up with scoring close to 700M, with the bulk of it just video modes alone. :) I did collect a few small jackpots during the game, but couldn't set up for the big ones (4x multiplier could reward you several hundreds of millions of points if done correctly). I don't own this table yet (PA), but am planning on purchasing it soon. I should do pretty good being that I don't have to worry about "weak" flippers. :)
Very well done. Accepted.
I just noticed that my setup isn't exactly the same, but pretty damn close! :)
Nice setup you have. I had to glance twice when I noticed some familiarity. I have the same entertainment center! In fact, a few months ago, I put together a short video of my gaming setup. Check it out below.
I thought the exact same thing. I have scores that unfortunately I don't have videos or photos of because back in the day, they were varified by qualified TG referees. I'm wanting to submit my world record on Galaga on the arcade platform from '91, but don't know how to do it at this point in time.
I agree. The score should be: 459,253,470. Only the "3" is bolded.
I agree. The score should be: 459,253,470.
Dr. Mario was the 3rd and final game; my forte, which is why I did so good and advanced to the finals.
Some trivia for you. Pay attention to the time frame between 3:45 & 3:48 in the video. Notice the guy in the background in the white sweatshirt with glasses. Yea, that was me. :) I came in 5th when I should have gotten that car for 1st. It was so damn cold that weekend. My hands were frozen.
Every so often, I visit the local swap shop at the county fairgrounds and peruse the isles looking for classic consoles and games. I haven't come across an Odyssey yet, but you can bet if I do I will buy it. So far I've gotten several PS1's, PS2's, NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, GB, DS, an aftermarket Atari 2600 with about 80 games and a few Jakk TV games. Oh I also forgot my Hotrod, X-Arcade and a bunch of PS1 and PS2 gamepad controllers. :) Now where the hell am I going to find the time to play all those systems? That's not including MAME and Pinball Arcade. :(
So much for maintaining a 100% legit rating. What needs to happen, is when someone votes "other" or "no", there should be a text box where they can explain in their own words, why they voted either "other" or "no". I'd like to know the reason when theirs 100% irrefutable proof in front of them.
One of my favorite Odyssey 2 games. I don't have my system anymore, but I could download an emulator to play it. I just may need to do that. :)
A big "Yes" from me. A video package always makes the voting process so much easier. I'm just curious if there's any rule in place on HS with regard to pausing a game. Granted, I would have wanted to accept my Skype call too. :) I just didn't want others to claim that the recording may have been tampered with while paused. I know from being over at TG for a while that pausing isn't allowed and if I short break is needed, to just find a "safe spot" which in the case of pinball, would be either holding the ball on the flipper or it sitting in the shooter lane. Just my $.02. I wouldn't want to see members questioning any of your submissions down the road. Always fun watching a good pinball player play. :) Keep the vids coming!
I'm wanting to post my 1.1M+ score from back in the day, but I'm having problems with playing that INP back so I can convert it like the others and post a link to High Score. I just may have to redue it again. I haven't played it in a while, so I'd need to get some practice in. I did manage not too long ago, a score close to 500K. I think I have the potential to break 2M. My still 2nd in the world on the arcade cab with 1.6+. I'm looking for one to play so I can try and get my record back one of these days.
Towards the end of stage 9, the game sped up and caught me off guard. I missplaced a few viruses but managed to recover before the game sped up even faster. I tend to sometimes get too greedy with setting up chain reactions and it ends up costing me when I only have a few viruses left and the capsules are falling so fast that it becomes hard to process. I'm thinking of tinkering around with the settings so I can play on the hardest possible settings the game will offer so I can practice killing viruses when the game gets rediculously fast, at earlier stages.
I had to resubmit this video because I had 6 votes that were anything other then a "Yes", because I originally had uploaded a photo instead of a video by accident. The lack of sufficient evidence caused me to get an overall percentage of 76%, so I just deleted that score and resubmitted it again but this time just the original video which is 100% evidence of the score I got. The photo this time wasn't needed.
Sorry for all the confusion. If everyone who voted "Yes" and the 6 who voted otherwise, based on just the photo evidence, can please vote again for this submission, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks again!
At one point, John had both records for the arcade, until another player bumped him down to 2nd on the 5-man settings with a 299,010. This was the track I was referring too. I was totally unaware that he played on a speed-up hack to increase the scoring in his marathon game. I only caught the last part of this game in the special features section of Ecstacy of Order: The Tetris Masters. There's a special features section where they show John playing right before he takes a bathroom break. Then he comes back to finalize his score before killing off all this ships. I thought he played for like 3 days. A lot more than 55 hours.
What a great performance. You should take a crack at the much harder tournament settings of 5-men only. When growing up as a kid in the early 80's, I swear I remember watching this much older player playing the game as good as you, but I could have sworn I saw 2 rows of ships. Either they were on top of each other or the 2nd row started at the bottom of the screen. Perhaps it was a bootleg or earlier version from Atari. Any thoughts?
Cool little handheld. Makes me want to fire up a few of my Jakk's Plug n Play TV games I have. I need to record another million on Galaga again. :)
Normally, I'm pretty firm with having video evidence. However, I'm also pretty aware of the high score board over at the Pinball Arcade site. So after doing some research, I was able to find that if someone (not assuming you did my friend :p) were to turn off the tilt mechanism via the options menu, their final score would not qualify for submission to the leaderboard. I'm not sure exactly what it would say, but I've read that the PA site acknowledges whether or not a game was played without the tilt in operation and will not allow it to be uploaded to the leaderboard high score table. So with that said, and the fact that you clearly showed that your final score did in fact make it to the PA leaderboard on their site, I'm ok with voting "Yes" and pushing your score through. Great job and keep the score coming! Also, this pin happens to be a personal favorite of mine too. :)
Great game, but without original controls, it can be a totally unforgiven game when trying to get a decent high score on. I don't think I've even broken 20k myself on the PS2 version.
Good evidence package. A fan favorite of mine too. Nice job.
Great run. Sufficient evidence. You have a "Yes" from me. I haven't gotten a perfect run myself, yet, but I'm thisclose. Will have to revisit this one via my PS2 soon.
Reminds me of Sinistar and Bosconian with beefed up graphics.
First of all, I appreciate your honesty. With that said, I have no problem voting "Yes" for this submission. This has happened in some way to all of us. I don't feel the need to tell the player he would have to replay his game and then resubmit just because of this kind of technicality. Great job. Oh, and welcome to the Billionaire club. :)
Even though Galaga is one of the games in this cabinet, it should still be listed under a Ms. Pacman / Galaga Class of 1981 Reunion track. The reason is that the settings are not the same as the original Galaga.
I'm in the process of requesting this and other Galaga tracks as we speak, but I'm having problems with the request page and no no has gotten back to me yet. I also have scores to submit but won't submit them under the Original Galaga because this cab should be its own track.
I would hold off to submitting it until the track gets created (inevitably will be me, as soon as I hear back from Serious).
Trust me, I know a lot about this game/settings and the different Galaga tracks in general. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
Why isn't the image showing? Anyone have any idea?
Not sure why the image didn't show. Let me try it again.
Whenever you'de like to go for a record on Galaga in the arcade but don't have access to the technician or anyone at the venue who can check the settings on the game, all you have to do is reset the game and pay attention to after it goes through it's power on self test, and right before the game goes into attract mode, you will see a screen shot of the settings that the game is currently on. I provided a screen shot of what it will look like below. However, being that it's upside down and will only be on the screen for like 1 sec, you may want to video the power up sequence so that you can play it back on your phone per se and pause the video when the similiar screen below comes into view so you can check the settings. Most games are set to default settings which sets the difficulty to "Rank A" which is Easy, instead of "Rank D" which is the hardest. At least if you don't have a video of your performance, but have a screen shot of the settings screen before you play, that should be sufficient. :)
Normally, I would hold off from voting Yes for a score if there isn't any video proof. However, being that I'm a huge Pinball Arcade fan and are well aware of their online worldwide leaderboard page, it helps to convince me otherwise. Now if you were submitting a score in the tens of billions, I would have to abstain from voting until I can view video evidence. My game lags too, unfortunately, but only when I try to stream my gameplay via Twitch. Now, I just record my game through my Web cam. This way I'm able to play and their's no lag what-so-ever. Still a great score by the way. :)
I voted Yes based on the game being played on the correct settings and to the score you listed. However, it's always been the norm that if within the settings of a particular game, there is no mention of "fastest time" or some other variance, the game is usually by default, played for a score. Therefore, I suggest that this game has 2 tracks. The admin of this site (Serious?) needs to include "fastest time" somewhere in the settings for this game and a whole new track for score needs to be implimented. Just my $.02. :)
I can see the fun factor in this one. Never played it before though. Btw, did you know you listed your score as 16,750 instead of 16,790? Just thought I'd throw it out there.
I forgot I also own the NES version too. I've had the TG world record (999,999) since pre '05. Due to the fact that the game was never programmed for a 7-digit score, I managed to lock it up several stages before I ever reached the boss (stage 33). I continued to play so that I could have a "completion" in addition to the maxed out score under my belt. :)
The new video's good to go. I re-uploaded it minutes after I noticed it froze about halfway last night.
Thanks for the bump. My trophey case looks more attractive when it's not empty. :)
I just replied to one of your other messages regarding my inability to start a new topic. That's moot now. :)
Congrats on a great score and reaching the boss! I just acquired this game not too long ago but I ordered some cables for my SNES so I can't play it right now. I'll have to give it a try soon.
Have you played the arcade original version? I'm currently 2nd in the world right now and have been since '99. I believe.
I had to delete my last video because I noticed it froze up about halfway through. Here is the complete working video.
I'm in the process of uploading a working video of this game. I noticed it got froze about halfway through, so I redid it and will upload it shortly.
Nice Galaga score dude.
I can sure use 1 more vote on my own Galaga submission below if you can help me out. Thanks! :)
OG, I got you to 100%. Perhaps (if you haven't already done so) you can vote on this submissino below. I'm short 2 votes. Then I'll able to start creating new topics on the discussion board. Thanks!
I haven't see Chris Ayra in ages. He still lives in Miami and I believe still has a room full of arcade games.
As far as Billy, I see him from time to time whenever I attend gaming events that make their way to the Orlando area. I still keep in touch with Walter as well. Just got off the phone with him just a few days ago as a matter of fact.
I'm looking for one I did a while back of around 400K. My personal best is more than double this. I'm trying to get used to using an Xarcade joystick I have to play with. The feel is a bit different fthan what I'm used to using in the arcade. My goal is eventually to break the 900K barrier.
It takes time to convert the original INP to an MP4 and then upload it to YouTube. So here it is.
PS: I also requested that the moderators give us the opportunity to upload an INP file for evidence. I think this is crucial in addition to a video. Still haven't heard anything back from my them yet.
I'm having a bit of a problem with 2 features on this site and haven't gotten a response from the page maintainers so I thought since you're #1 on this site, you may know the answer. If not, that's cool, I could just wait until someone gets back to me.
First question: I cannot find any button to click on that would allow me to create a new thread in the disscussion area, even though I have 3 scores validated at 100%. Am I missing something here?
Second question: Is there anyway I can delete my requests for new tracks? I started out as 2 tracks (1 for each different game), but made some tweaks and changes and each time I did this, it added the revised request to the list. So now the list is over 10 and growing and it originally started as 2!
Thanks a lot.
Long time no talk to. Thanks for the props. I accidentally stumbled onto Highscore.com and thought what the hell, another site to upload my score to. :) The only downside to this site is that they don't have the option of being able to upload an INP for evidence. I have to playback my INP's and re-record them in OBS as a MP4 file and then upload them to my YouTube so I can attach a link to them. A bit of work, but that's cool. I did put in a request for the page maintainer to consider adding that feature to their list of ways to attach your evidence. As a matter of fact, shoot me some votes on some of my games that are pending votes right now. My 5.6M Galaga score is one of them.
Thanks for the welcome. I've always loved Tetris. If I had to say what my top 3 Tetris games would be, it would probably be this version, the original NES and the original Atari arcade version (to which I still have the 2nd best score in the world on).
Thanks. I'll delete and resubmit.
@ichigokurosaki1991, I'm a bit new to this site so I'm not sure if I can edit my score info (which I prefer) or do I need to delete this score and resubmit it again? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Oops! My bad. You're 100% correct. My final score is 3,499,980. I will correct this. Thanks!
I'm working on getting my original INP to playback so that I can convert it and post it to my YouTube channel. I don't even have a photo of my high score at the moment because I have to run the game in order to take a snapshot of the high score table.
This performance was done on the hardest setting in the game which is a setting of "D" (or "4") out of the 4 possible settings in the game. This is the only setting that will allow the player to play past the "kill screen" which happens after completing the last challenging stage (stage 255) before the game will either freeze up or reset. Once stage 255 is completed, the game will advance to stage "0" and then to stage "1". The gameplay at this point is exactly as it is when the game starts from the beginning. The great thing is that the game retains your score and allows you to play on infinitely, or until you use all of your 18 men. :)
Oops. Just saw your 2nd comment. You realized I had played it on the hardest settings. :)
May I suggest whenever possible, you try and record your gameplay via video? I voted Yes due to my familiarity with this pin and the kind of scores (on the high side) that can be generated. Had you posted a top score or even higher, it would have been tough to vote Yes without knowing if it was in fact a 3-ball or 5-ball game and how liberal the tilt setting was (death saves are a reality). All in all, congrats on your score and keep pushing your other ones higher. :)
"The Galaga King"
I will improve on this one. I've done 5,869,690 on 5-men only via the PS3 a while back.