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@Scorechaserpony: When I got this score on this system, I knew the game would actually continue on, most likely to stage 255 which is technically the kill screen. I just decided to put up the score that I did because there was no score closest to mine at the time and I knew I would eventually revisit this one at a later date that would require me to play for a few hours in order to reach the kill screen which I definitely plan on doing in the near future. What kind of scores are you able to get?
-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-04-20 14:15:51   Reply
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@SeanStewart: If you're itching to play the game and can't find a real machine locally, there is always pinball arcade. Of course the dynamic is nowhere close to that of the arcade, you can still play the modes, listen to the sound effects and audio and watch the animation on the dot matrix display. It's the next best thing. :)
-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-04-20 14:10:47   Reply
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@RetroRob: Definitely one of my favorite solid-state machines from the 90s. 25 years ago when I was in my prime, I actually rolled the machine over. It took me a few hours to do and a crapload of extra balls. Lol
-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-04-20 14:08:00   Reply
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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! :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-15 23:29:42   Reply
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@SeanStewart:

Thanks Sean! yes laugh

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-12 22:02:19   Reply
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@SeanStewart:

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. :(

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-12 22:00:43   Reply
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@SeanStewart:

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.

https://www.amazon.com/GripTight-Mount-Large-Smartphones-JOBY/dp/B00M9BJ4TG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520909677&sr=8-1&keywords=tripod+phone+mount+best+buy

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-12 21:57:13   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-11 18:52:03   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-11 18:45:07   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-08 14:43:09   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-03 23:46:00   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-03 23:39:47   Reply
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@MikeDietrich:

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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-03-03 23:16:29   Reply
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Incredible score! yes x 2.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-02-17 23:50:46   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-01-07 10:28:33   Reply
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@MikeDietrich:

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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-01-03 17:52:17   Reply
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@KMP:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2018-01-01 20:56:38   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-12-04 22:40:40   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-11-11 21:12:17   Reply
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@GTibel:

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! :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-11-02 23:12:18   Reply
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@SeanStewart:

yes Next goal will be 200. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-11-02 23:04:01   Reply
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@bubufubu:

Damn, your right. I'll re-upload it to the correct track. Thanks for pointing it out! :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-11-02 21:35:31   Reply
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Looks good to me. yes

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-31 19:02:00   Reply
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Ok, I think I found the problem. I forgot to publish it... Hey what can I say? I'm from Flori-duh!! :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-30 20:47:03   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

Yes, by default. There are other settings that it can be set to as well. The game just ends on different, higher stages.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-29 01:01:30   Reply
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@TheGalagaKing:

Done.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-27 23:08:01   Reply
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@DakotaKid:

Agreed. Jaleco should have gotten more credit then they deserved. 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-27 23:07:29   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973:

Thanks a million! (no pun intended). :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-27 23:05:33   Reply
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@nads:

It should be availble now. It worked when I clicked on it a few seconds ago.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-27 23:04:24   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

Oops! Good catch. :) I'll remove it and resubmit. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-27 22:58:51   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Hi Maxwel,

 

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-27 21:26:51   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-27 00:44:51   Reply
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@Ivanstorm1973:

Thanks Ivanstorm1973. More great videos coming your way. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-25 22:11:32   Reply
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@Maxwel:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-25 22:10:49   Reply
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@JES:

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

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-25 22:05:52   Reply
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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!

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-10-25 12:10:58   Reply
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Great gameplay. Thumbs up for me. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-05-22 21:50:01   Reply
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@jmaio:

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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-05-22 21:29:41   Reply
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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! :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-05-17 23:24:20   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-05-15 23:35:41   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-05-15 23:31:34   Reply
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@Gamegod:

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. 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-04-26 23:27:21   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Is bubufubu from Orlando? I played my game in a local bar in Orlando, Florida area. That would be something if it was. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-24 21:50:15   Reply
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@Maxwel:

I'll check out your recent submissions.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-24 21:48:17   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-24 21:47:51   Reply
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@DakotaKid:

Hi DakotaKid,

 

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-18 22:00:54   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-18 21:55:36   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Maxwell,

 

You should be able to PM me on MARP.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-18 21:50:24   Reply
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@DakotaKid:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-17 23:52:15   Reply
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@Maxwel:

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. 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-11 22:50:46   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-08 23:28:44   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-08 23:23:53   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-08 23:17:05   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-02-08 23:12:43   Reply
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@pathebert:

Thanks. A very simple game, and addicting at that! :)

 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2017-01-18 16:13:15   Reply
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@DBCooper:

I noticed the video is still here, even though I already deleted it. Oh well, I did my part. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-30 09:21:42   Reply
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Done. Thanks for pointing out the oversight. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-30 09:18:25   Reply
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Thanks dude. I'll revisit this one again soon. I still have some more in me.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-30 00:24:08   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-29 22:27:53   Reply
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@wowitsbob:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-28 11:44:19   Reply
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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. :)

 

Stats:

Final Stage: 80

Shots Fired: 5,274

Number of Hits: 4,346

Hit-Miss-Ratio: 82.8%

Total Game Time: 41:08

 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-21 12:28:23   Reply
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Accepted.

 

Nice run. I still haven't finished the game, but have come close. Good job.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-11 11:37:56   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-09 13:06:37   Reply
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Very well done. Accepted.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-08 21:56:22   Reply
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Very well done. Accepted.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-08 10:19:02   Reply
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@TheGalagaKing:

I just noticed that my setup isn't exactly the same, but pretty damn close! :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-07 21:39:26   Reply
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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.

 

 

 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-12-07 21:37:22   Reply
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@MikeDietrich:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-24 21:31:11   Reply
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I agree. The score should be: 459,253,470. Only the "3" is bolded.

 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-24 21:25:06   Reply
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I agree. The score should be: 459,253,470.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-24 21:24:06   Reply
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@TheGalagaKing:

Dr. Mario was the 3rd and final game; my forte, which is why I did so good and advanced to the finals.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-18 11:42:25   Reply
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@GTibel:

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.

 

 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-18 11:39:59   Reply
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@GTibel:

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. :( 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-18 11:19:34   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-17 22:13:30   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-17 10:10:14   Reply
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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!

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-17 10:06:04   Reply
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@Maxwel:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-16 21:09:55   Reply
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@Maxwel:

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. 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-16 15:38:17   Reply
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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!

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 23:16:34   Reply
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@pathebert:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 22:21:42   Reply
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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?

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 12:33:10   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 11:22:21   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 11:16:53   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 11:03:21   Reply
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Good evidence package. A fan favorite of mine too. Nice job.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 10:48:24   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 10:36:53   Reply
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Reminds me of Sinistar and Bosconian with beefed up graphics.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-15 10:22:06   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-12 18:52:42   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-11 09:49:40   Reply
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@TheGalagaKing:

Why isn't the image showing? Anyone have any idea?

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-09 17:30:47   Reply
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Not sure why the image didn't show. Let me try it again.

 

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Jes,

 

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. :)

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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-08 18:18:38   Reply
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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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-08 18:05:27   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-08 17:43:58   Reply
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@GTibel:

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. :)

 

 

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-06 10:26:07   Reply
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@Mantalow:

The new video's good to go. I re-uploaded it minutes after I noticed it froze about halfway last night.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-06 10:00:27   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Thanks for the bump. My trophey case looks more attractive when it's not empty. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-06 09:58:01   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

I just replied to one of your other messages regarding my inability to start a new topic. That's moot now. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-06 09:56:28   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-05 22:23:39   Reply
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I had to delete my last video because I noticed it froze up about halfway through. Here is the complete working video.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-05 18:49:50   Reply
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@Mantalow:

@mantalow

 

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-05 18:27:47   Reply
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Nice Galaga score dude. 

I can sure use 1 more vote on my own Galaga submission below if you can help me out. Thanks! :)

http://highscore.com/score/?s=30818

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-04 20:23:56   Reply
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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!

 

http://highscore.com/scores/ArcadeEmulatedMAME/Galaga/50353

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-04 19:44:48   Reply
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@Maxwel:

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-03 16:01:11   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Hey Maxwel,

 

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-03 09:34:20   Reply
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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-02 17:43:08   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

OG,

 

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-02 10:26:05   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

OG,

 

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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-11-02 10:12:51   Reply
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@Maxwel:

Hey Stig,

 

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.

Take care,

 

SMK

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@OriginalGamer:

@OriginalGamer

 

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).

 

TGK

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@ichigokurosaki1991:

Thanks. I'll delete and resubmit.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-10-27 23:01:58   Reply
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@ichigokurosaki1991:

@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.

 

TGK

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-10-27 23:00:29   Reply
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@ichigokurosaki1991:

@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.

 

TGK

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@ichigokurosaki1991:

Oops! My bad. You're 100% correct. My final score is 3,499,980. I will correct this. Thanks!

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@oyamafamily:

Oops! My bad. You're 100% correct. My final score is 3,499,980. I will correct this. Thanks!

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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.

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-10-26 16:57:23   Reply
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@RetroGamersHub:

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. :)

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@RetroGamersHub:

Oops. Just saw your 2nd comment. You realized I had played it on the hardest settings. :)

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@RetroGamersHub:

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. :)

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-10-22 11:37:31   Reply
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@omargeddon:

Accepted.

 

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. :)

 

SMK

"The Galaga King"

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-10-12 10:34:23   Reply
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@JES:

:)

I will improve on this one. I've done 5,869,690 on 5-men only via the PS3 a while back.

 

SMK

-- Posted by TheGalagaKing on 2016-10-12 09:46:12   Reply