This run could be MUCH better, but two really stupid mistakes on the 2nd loop made me fall victim to Gradius syndrome.
Done during a race. I've actually scored more points than this, but I haven't recorded the final score after beating the final level. The left screen is me. Played on a Pegasus PAL famiclone.
I still haven't got a new NTSC TV, so I'm playing on my PAL-only CRT. While a PAL TV can display NTSC picture properly, it won't recognize the colors - that means I am playing in black and white (you can't see this on the video, since I have an NTSC grabber). As you can see, the lack of colors doesn't stop me from getting a new PB :P
Proper gameplay starts at 2:23.
It is much cheaper to buy such consoles from guys who import them in larger quantities and re-sell them rather than importing yourself.
I bought it in Poland
I do this in some games, but in Star Soldier it is rather unpractical, since you have to make short breaks between alternating key presses or the game won't register all the shots, so to fire faster, you need to find a certain "rhythm" for alternating the buttons. For Star Soldier, I'd rather stick with mashing
Played on a Pegasus PAL famiclone. The sound didn't record for some reason.
You can fire much faster if you hold your controller that way and mash using your forearm muscles rather than just a finger/thumb tapping. Takahashi Meijin did it this way to achieve his legendary "16shot" speed
Thanks :) !
RetroPie score (fceumm). My NTSC CRT got broken beyond repair, so now I have to resort to emulation until I get a new one. Too much Star Soldier :P
Keep training - you've already improved a lot, and you can get a ~500k score by just learning the enemy patterns :)
It is possible to mash that fast on a NES controller - I have one, too and it's pretty similar to the Famicom one, just a little bit thicker. Replacing button rubbers if they're used up might help :)
Played this one with the second controller (it is possible to play with both) to derust it - as you can see, it works like a charm :)
Absolutely awesome score!
Awesome one! :)
I had the same issue with loading times when using a 150 in 1 multicart.
Anyway, excellent score! Got even more motivated to play Star Soldier - maybe any of us can beat Takahashi's score? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGjcf0SjahA)
Voted yes :)
This time you've motivated me to play more Star Soldier ;)
The game is pretty long for a shmup, the most difficult stuff starts with Stage 8, but the final stage is a real choke - I always keep getting there and losing all my lives at just one part of that stage :)
I'm still trying to figure out all the stuff in this game, I always keep picking up wrong bells :P
Got owned by the speed section again... gotta practice this one for 1cc!
Yes, as far as I noticed it works slightly faster than the NES version.
Gotta mash faster next time!
I hope to do a 1cc run very soon, so I think this one won't last long :)
You can hear another game sounds and talking in the background, because I was watching a friend playing NES Gradius on Twitch in the background and wasn't aware that anything else than my Raspberry Pi is being recorded :)
You can hear another game sounds and talking in the background, because I was watching a friend playing FFIII on Twitch in the background and wasn't aware that anything else than my Raspberry Pi is being recorded :)
Thanks and good luck! yes
Awesome score! Voting yes.
So close to 1cc :(
The final boss made me really salty - Gradius syndrome is really strong with this one.
Thanks everyone for yes votes :)
It was played on Hard on the second loop, as mentioned above :) And yes, I've set the difficulty to Hard in first 2 minutes of the game, but afterwards I did a hard reset and forgot to set it back, then started playing with default settings (you can see the ending for Normal difficulty on the end of the first loop).
Played on a RetroPie during livestream on Twitch. I actually died on Hard difficulty, since the game loops and raises the difficulty after beating the Normal mode. Gameplay begins at 02:50, score at 43:00.
Great score! Voting yes.
Absolutely awesome score! Voting yes.
Score @ 20:48
Score from 30.04.2017 - just dug out some old gameplay videos from my second YT channel :)
Awesome score! Won't be easy to beat :)
Thanks for noticing - fixed it on YT.
Score at 1:24:17
It's a flashcart: https://forums.nesdev.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15757&sid=6a5c9983a8051a2c036d2516979e7bcd
Score from 12.02.2013
Contra is the NTSC version of Gryzor - they're exactly the same.
Score at 33:32
Score at 44:04.
Score at 1:10:47. Played on RetroPie's Nestopia - rest of the games in this video were played on a Famicom.
This is a score from 24.03.2013 :P
Great score (and PC) ! :)
score at 48:02
Absolutely right. Overlooked the "Ms." :P - score resubmitted.
Nice score, definitely voting yes :)
Original hardware. Pic uploaded.
Uploaded. The thing plugged into my FC's expansion port is a NES controller adapter.
It's NES hardware (PAL)