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@Mantalow:

I was also happy the difficulty became more manageable in the later games.

I'm sure cost was the problem. I'd love to have any of these Darius games in a dedicated cabinet ... if I had the space! ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-07-12 18:00:33   Reply
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@Mantalow:

Great score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-07-12 17:49:11   Reply
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@Mantalow:

You're a great player. Don't lose heart - some of the best players in the world are competing here, and you're holding your own against them.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-07-11 16:42:13   Reply
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@GTibel:

Great score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-07-11 16:40:08   Reply
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@GTibel:

Nice. The Amidar clone is my equivalent of this in IGBY2 - get a score and move straight on to something fun.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-07-11 16:38:35   Reply
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@GTibel:

Good score mate.

Wonderboy's Strikers score is incredible, so it'll be interesting to see how he goes with this one.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-07-11 16:35:43   Reply
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@Mantalow:

Great score mate.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-07-04 16:33:14   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

Wow!!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-26 03:24:13   Reply
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@ichigokurosaki1991:

Do you seriously have to take the back cover off to replace cartridges??

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-22 16:19:59   Reply
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Congrats - great effort.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-22 16:16:16   Reply
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Great score mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-19 18:12:29   Reply
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@mechafatnick:

Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-19 18:08:41   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

Volleyball with guns. 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-19 06:59:54   Reply
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Great score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-15 16:21:53   Reply
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Nicely done!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-14 01:19:57   Reply
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@oyamafamily:

It seems to be a pretty faithful port. Nice.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-11 04:41:44   Reply
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This game was a disgrace - definitely Exidy on the way out. I wouldn't have played it if I wasn't trying to be comprehensive in playing through all arcade shooters.

Don't watch the video if you're at all squeamish.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-07 06:20:38   Reply
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This game is awesome. One of my favourites from this epic journey through all of the arcade shooters.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-06 07:26:15   Reply
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@DarrylB:

It was the late 70s. Anything was possible! ????

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-05 02:58:32   Reply
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Score is the top right hand corner (CPU is left). 

Yes, it finished 7-2. It's a Champions League group stage score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-04 08:00:22   Reply
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@DarrylB:

Cheers mate. I definitely didn't suspect an extra button.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-02 15:34:58   Reply
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Got to look after these Australian National trophies! laugh

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-06-02 07:03:23   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Very surreal. Your score went up about a week after I played it and we almost got the same scores.

Definitely not the case with Razzamatazz!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-31 06:35:41   Reply
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Talk about taking back the National trophy in style!

Challenge accepted. ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-29 03:52:04   Reply
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@DarrylB:

I'll have to use a controller to play it again at some point.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-25 16:19:46   Reply
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Welcome back mate. Good score to resume with.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-23 06:03:16   Reply
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Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-20 15:04:59   Reply
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I struggled when I sat back and dodged the enemies - it's much easier if you play aggressively.

Clearly still some bugs in the emulated version.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-20 07:49:43   Reply
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@DarrylB:

Galaxian, Scramble, Pac-Man and Centipede.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-19 15:17:44   Reply
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@DarrylB:

Galaxian, Scramble, Pac-Man and Centipede.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-19 15:17:22   Reply
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Great score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-19 15:14:38   Reply
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Great to see one of the top Aussies back in the mix!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-18 04:02:12   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

I'm hopefully in my final pass through arcade shmups (1978-2003), filling in the remaining gaps.

Yeah, this one is great.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-18 03:33:34   Reply
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@DarrylB:

In one of the more recent ROM sets - 0.149 maybe?

It's amazing how quickly these Star Wars "inspired" games came out. Very much the proto games that the 1983 Star Wars game would perfect.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-17 15:08:22   Reply
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Great score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-16 18:08:26   Reply
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That game's creepy on every level. What is with that kid???

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-16 04:31:57   Reply
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Great score mate.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-16 02:39:15   Reply
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Bloody hell, that's a great score!!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-14 04:28:45   Reply
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It's a very impressive trophy cracking spree you're on at the moment!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-12 07:55:30   Reply
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Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-11 15:58:03   Reply
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The best kind of flood!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-11 15:52:25   Reply
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Relax!

;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-10 03:36:27   Reply
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Killer score mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-10 03:29:20   Reply
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@kernzy:

Yeah - I'm using the button configuration.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-09 23:38:36   Reply
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@kernzy:

Simple and addictive, but you're right, it's not a good game.

Are you interested in: http://www.highscore.com/discussions/topic/possibility-of-a-hs-mame-shmups-league/412

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-09 16:43:22   Reply
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Taking back your trophy in style!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-09 07:47:28   Reply
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You're getting some good scores. Would you be interested in this: http://www.highscore.com/discussions/topic/possibility-of-a-hs-mame-shmups-league/412

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-09 04:19:04   Reply
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It's the game - a bit clunky.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-09 04:15:08   Reply
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@derek:

Wow, those US SNESs do go yellow with age!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-09 00:08:48   Reply
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Definitely!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 17:27:29   Reply
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Nicely done!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 17:25:03   Reply
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What an emphatic re-taking of top spot - well done!

Would you be interested in this, if something is possible? http://www.highscore.com/discussions/topic/possibility-of-a-hs-mame-shmups-league/412

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 17:21:51   Reply
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Well done. It's always good to smash the top score multiple times!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 17:18:14   Reply
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@Jigg:

There are plenty there that I'm sure you'll smash through. Looking forward to the head-to-head back and forth with you.

Serious is also considering this at the moment, which you might be interested in:

http://www.highscore.com/discussions/topic/possibility-of-a-hs-mame-shmups-league/412

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 17:05:01   Reply
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@derek:

Me too :-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 16:57:59   Reply
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Good score mate.

Great to see another player smashing through these arcade shmups!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 08:12:14   Reply
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@Mark:

That's fantastic. Great idea!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 04:16:02   Reply
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It really is rubbish game, isn't it?

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-08 01:58:39   Reply
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Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-07 08:47:08   Reply
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Short by 30 points - those are the most frustrating HighScore moments! 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-07 08:46:13   Reply
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... Because there can't be Larquey and OriginalGamer scores without a BarryBloso score, right?

smiley

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-06 05:50:05   Reply
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Great score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-06 03:01:34   Reply
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What do you reckon - one of the strangest shmups you've played?

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-06 02:59:30   Reply
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Nice one mate.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-06 02:57:14   Reply
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@JohnnyTenspeed:

It would definitely be easier with the spinner - still enjoyable without it, which is testament to the strength of the game.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-05 16:10:35   Reply
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@Sixx:

Thanks Sixx.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-04 14:58:50   Reply
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Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 22:44:07   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Incredible score mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 22:43:25   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Fair enough, but now *I* have to play it again!! Grrr.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 22:40:58   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Damn bubbles. Good score - a fair bit higher than the one I'll load up tonight.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 22:38:50   Reply
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Yes, imagine if Moon Patrol was a clunky piece if crap. That's Superbike.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 06:49:36   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 06:45:53   Reply
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Thought I was stuffed when I lost my second last base. Just sneaked through a few times on my final base - phew.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 06:24:17   Reply
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@BarryBloso:

God I love that system. So many awesome arcade ports (and excellent Asterix platformers, given how Euro-centric it became). The MS was massive here in the Sega stronghold of Australia (that and C64s, of course).

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 03:54:29   Reply
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@Frankie:

Pull back the sliding cartridge slot cover and put a cartridge in. Alex Kidd will only play if you turn it on without a cartridge in it.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 03:51:23   Reply
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@Larquey:

Cheers. I thought this game was pretty average the first time I played it, but it's really addictive, once you get into the rhythm. Are you tempted to play it again?

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 03:46:55   Reply
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@Mark:

Yeah, I get odd perspective recordings on some random games in MAME. Not 100% sure why.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 01:29:08   Reply
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@Mark:

Just the usual No-Other combo. They aren't voting down all of my scores at the moment, which is an improvement.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 01:18:01   Reply
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@Mark:

I don't know about that!

I'll send a reply to your email tonight, then you can start cracking some of these trophies.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-03 01:12:51   Reply
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Great game.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-02 20:22:11   Reply
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@phillv85:

I just picked it up last week on the 360. The gothic lolita style was always off-putting and prevented me from jumping in earlier on, but damn it's an awesome shmup.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-02 08:14:29   Reply
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@phillv85:

Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-02 05:44:02   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Every kill on those first two stages becomes even more critical, unless one of us can take out that damn dragon.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-02 01:52:03   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

It definitely has the stupidly high number of turrets of a Gradius game.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 23:55:36   Reply
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I read this as 'Rez' on the ZX Spectrum, initially.  I'm sure this game is good too. ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 23:18:16   Reply
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@BarryBloso:

I don't know what else the No voter expects you to do to get 100% support.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 23:11:21   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Gorgeous shmup for the SNES. 

 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 23:10:15   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Damn straight. I thought topping Larquey by 700 pts was cheeky, but you only put on an extra 500! That damn second stage boss - grrrr.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 22:19:35   Reply
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I don't even remember playing this game!

Great score mate.

 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 22:16:57   Reply
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This game felt like R-Type and Gradius had a baby together. What do you reckon?

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 22:15:02   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

It's one of the more unique shmups.

Great score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 22:13:38   Reply
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Gauntlets are being thrown down left, right and centre. Awesome!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 22:10:37   Reply
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Nice score mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 17:02:58   Reply
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@Larquey:

Thanks mate. A deceptively tough game!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-05-01 08:35:53   Reply
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@derek:

Dying from ceiling/floor collision damage is the only thing that holds the game back.

Looking forward to seeing some more scores on it. Larquey and I have head-to-head competition on most of these games, but a three horse race would be even better!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-30 19:38:06   Reply
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@bubufubu:

... Wow.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-30 19:34:09   Reply
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@kernzy:

Definitely. This score just snipes the national trophy, while I keep pushing on to 10,000. Starting to get my head around my preferred tactics.

Your score is nuts.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-30 08:24:54   Reply
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@kernzy:

Great score mate.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-29 15:03:30   Reply
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@Larquey:

It's a good little handheld, though I reckon I've used my JXD tablet more. Did yours come with that case? That looks like it'd make it a bit more sturdy.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-29 09:36:30   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

The troll seemed to disappear for a while - those heady days of 100% MAME scores...

Don't know what the 'Other' could be. Because you didn't invite him to play with you? ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-28 21:14:58   Reply
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@kernzy:

DP is good, but DDP perfects some of what Cave tried in DP.

I'd be interested to see you take on Batsugun too (Toaplan's final game), if you're keen to play more of these.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-28 16:42:14   Reply
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Great score mate - on arguably the best shmup of all time.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-27 16:32:16   Reply
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50 pts! I don't know which is worse - having the trophy cracked or having to play this horrible game again! Grrr.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-26 18:48:48   Reply
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@BarryBloso:

"Jumped".

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-26 18:44:38   Reply
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All 3 scores are within 1,100 of one another. This just jkmpes to the top of my list of games to play again!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-26 18:42:08   Reply
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Nice score.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-26 08:23:48   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Must be psychosomatic. Have you tried blowing into your PC before you start up each game? ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-25 07:22:39   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Some of these NES ports are fascinating. "How do we capture the gist of this amazing arcade shmup within these meagre hardware capabilities?"

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@OriginalGamer:

Good tips. Cheers.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-25 05:08:01   Reply
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There is far too much bubble-dodging in Gradius III and Gradius IV. It's so frustrating! 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-24 05:16:59   Reply
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@JohnnyTenspeed:

Well someone has to protect those light residential zones! ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-24 02:58:44   Reply
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Nice going. This game has suddenly become popular!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-22 07:05:27   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Yes, it's a two stick game like Robotron, Smash TV, etc.

Nowhere near as good though ...

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-22 00:14:25   Reply
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These SMS Asterix games were amazing. So many memories .... ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-20 15:07:03   Reply
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The shmup library does make me want to get a PC Engine.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-20 07:37:53   Reply
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Great to see you've taken top spot. The score ending in 18 does suggest the site needs a retrospective review opportunity (maybe just re-sending it through the voting process, with the comments noted).

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-19 16:55:06   Reply
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Great to see someone else playing this. It took me a while to get a break through (much longer than DoDonPachi, which I previously sank some serious time into) - but it's definitely worth the pattern memorisation effort. 

Looking forward to seeing some other shmups!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-19 05:48:42   Reply
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@TracyPoff:

Great score.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-17 16:46:03   Reply
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@Mantalow:

Looking forward to it!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-17 05:07:55   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

It could have been an interesting artifact for archaeologists to uncover in the future.

"Did 21st Century man really enjoy Mr Do?"

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-16 12:09:59   Reply
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@Larquey:

Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-16 10:51:34   Reply
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Nicely done!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-16 07:50:54   Reply
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@Larquey:

Merci beaucoup! wink

J'étais surpris de voir que j'ai réussi à obtenir un tel bon score sur mon premier coup. Il ya quelque chose à dire pour vos réflexes lorsque vous jouez à un jeu pour la première fois, non?

Je suis désolé pour les pauvres français...

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-16 07:48:45   Reply
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@Larquey:

Yeah, I'll come back to this one.

There's just something really unappealing about these games. Maybe I have an unconscious bias against "cute em ups".

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-16 07:36:40   Reply
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@Mark:

Your thread has got me curious to play this and see if I can get past 51,900.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-16 03:09:41   Reply
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@Mark:

51,900? What a surprise! ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-16 03:06:11   Reply
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@derek:

Hey mate. No dramas. My comment was more about not publicly directing people to ROMs, which can be a bit of a sensitive issue for some sites.

My advice was pretty much the same as what you've given. I tend to use bit-torrent, rather than sourcing individual ROMs, but I've had success with E.P.

Happy to send you the email I sent Mark, if you email me at dudesvillearcade@gmail.com

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-12 23:55:45   Reply
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@derek:

I suggest any ROM-sourcing tips are done via email or twitter.

@Mark - I've emailed you.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-12 20:59:19   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

Cheers mate. 

They're pretty much only voting down my post-90s scores (my favourite era for shmups), so I suspect they must think I'm doing something dodgy with those games. WolfMAME might put their mind at ease (though maybe not if they're actually trolls).

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-12 20:49:25   Reply
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"I believe the evidence could have been doctored or stolen"?? Really?

It's clearly my play style and ends in "B B".

Might have to take the plunge and start using wolfmame. Grrr.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-12 15:45:04   Reply
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Another great arcade port on the Megadrive - what an awesome system.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-12 03:49:42   Reply
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Well played.

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@OriginalGamer:

Definitely one of the most frustrating shmups I've played.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-11 16:06:45   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

Yes, just by passing over the targets.

I'll definitely come back to this, as I'm certain this playthrough was pretty superficial and only just scratched the surface of the game system.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-11 16:05:17   Reply
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@Larquey:

Yeah, I'm still getting one regularly, though mainly in 1990s and 2000s shmups these days.

Great to have you competing on so many shmups scores. Don't let that voter frustrate you!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-11 16:01:33   Reply
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Nicely done.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-11 07:24:05   Reply
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So close!

I never realised just how many submarine/ship shmups there were. Crazy nautical sub-genre.

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@Mantalow:

Both a racing game and a shmup - a bit like Kingdom Grandprix.

There's a video for my score, if you're curious.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-11 07:11:17   Reply
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That's a great "take that!" response! Nice.

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@WonderBoy:

Yeah, it's a bit surreal. It feels like a vertical shooter that toppled over!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-10 03:46:55   Reply
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@Mark:

I've voted for all you scores - all good.

Let me know if you want the application files emailed through, though it doesn't sound like you'd be able to get ROMs (though there are plenty of trustable sites).

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-10 02:20:47   Reply
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@LarcenTyler:

What can I say? I have to play through every shmup. I'd be negligent if I skipped this one! ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 22:10:56   Reply
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@Mark:

A bit of a backlog that were waiting on additional games being added to the database. I wish I had the time to play this many games within a week!

Are you tempted to jump in on the MAME games?

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 19:39:45   Reply
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@Mark:

Looks dirtier than it actually is. ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 19:36:56   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

Great score mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 16:11:47   Reply
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@Mantalow:

Our internet speeds in Australia are a joke, so I always compress my AVI recordings into MP4s before loading to youtube.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 16:00:25   Reply
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@Mantalow:

There was a backlog in new titles being added, which Serious has caught up on (thanks by the way!). These are games I've been playing over the last few weeks, and are pretty much the final games that were missing from the database. There are probably 20-30 games still to go, but we've now got a pretty good arcade shmups database.

No hurry beating my scores, but I'm looking forward to the competition!!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 07:49:17   Reply
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@derek:

There are some minor differences, beyond the PAL vs NTSC territories distinction.

For example: http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40097

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 07:41:03   Reply
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I'll definitely be coming back to this one.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 06:45:04   Reply
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Grrrr.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 06:04:27   Reply
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This game is fantastic. Talk about addictive!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 06:01:42   Reply
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This game is awesome.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-09 05:38:08   Reply
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@Mark:

Interesting port.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-08 08:21:02   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

Well done mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-08 03:07:09   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

I believe the PS port was actually retrospectively titled 'Metal Slug Submarine' in some territories.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-07 02:50:43   Reply
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@Larquey:

And likewise! The more scores the better - it's hard to know if you have a reasonable score without a reference score to compare to.

I've almost finished playing through the arcade shmups. After that I'll have to get started on reclaiming some trophies!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-06 07:06:44   Reply
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Nice score. Looks like you're on a trophy-cracking spree!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-06 04:53:47   Reply
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Can't help but think you've got an unfair home ground advantage on this one! ;-)

Great score.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-06 03:14:48   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

The Dooyong games are great but damn hard. If anyone can 1cc it it's you!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-06 02:56:20   Reply
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This is an impossible game without 3 mates playing alongside you.

Nice score.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-06 00:23:07   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

Every Sydey-sider's greatest fear - a giant belligerent Koala!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-05 16:27:15   Reply
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Looks like you've had a shmuppy Easter.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-05 16:19:38   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

Incredible!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-05 16:17:17   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

This one is great fun, though I'd take vertical and horizontal shooters over isometric any day of the week!

That crab boss is a nightmare. I did okay against it initially, but then it all fell apart. Definitely keen to see someone else take the game on and smash this score.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-05 05:22:09   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

You can definitely see the roots of Metal Slug in this.

Definitely looking forward to some head-to-head competition on it!

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@S.BAZ:

You can definitely see the roots of Metal Slug in this.

Definitely looking forward to some head-to-head competition on it!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-05 04:27:35   Reply
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Welcome back mate.

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@OriginalGamer:

It's one of Capcom's first games.

Definitely addictive, and one to come back to.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-04 13:34:59   Reply
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I think so.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-04 13:32:07   Reply
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@mechafatnick:

Yeah - we put the pal in PAL! ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-03 15:59:04   Reply
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You really need to get into a meditative zone with these late 90s shmups. All about pattern/puzzle weaving.

I still don't feel like I have a good handle on the game system in this one.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-02 06:27:34   Reply
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The show was massively popular in Australia - can't say the same for the Speccy.

Nice score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-02 06:24:10   Reply
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@Mark:

How do you reckon it compares with the arcade original?

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-04-02 02:53:04   Reply
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@Mantalow:

I'm always happy to be given another reason to play a Darius game!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-31 06:52:38   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

The sad news is that I'm almost at the end of the shmups odyssey. Only got roughly 20 or 30 games left, most of which are from 1998-2003. It's been a fascinating experience, and I'm still thinking of writing a book about it.

Oh, and time to retake some trophies!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-31 03:49:14   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

These games are great. I was lucky to scrape into the top spot, with yet another score around 200,000. Maybe the games should be Strikers 200,000!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-31 02:48:50   Reply
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Wow - eerily close to your MAME score. Must clearly be where the major difficulty spike is (or just a freaky coincidence).

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-30 22:21:40   Reply
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Nice!

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@Mark:

The series is fantastic. An alternative history WWII - with giant mech bosses.

Worth downloading MAME for these alone! ;-)

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@kernzy:

Well done mate.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-29 13:29:46   Reply
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@WonderBoy:

Great score. That's going to be difficult to top!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-29 13:27:45   Reply
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@kernzy:

My brain didn't pick that up either. Less than 12,000 is much less impressive! ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-29 05:23:44   Reply
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"CAC" initials were meant to be "BBB" - I just couldn't use that shoot-the-letter mechanic properly.

Guess that explains why I couldn't complete the first mission ...

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-29 04:56:06   Reply
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@kernzy:

I've just recently played this (score coming in the next 24 hrs), so I can definitely appreciate just how good this score is. Great effort - you are the master of Invaders games (and the clones)!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-28 17:03:29   Reply
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This will be a great game for a bit of back-and-forth competition on!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-28 16:59:48   Reply
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Nice work mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-28 16:50:49   Reply
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We've both added a fair bit to our previous scores. Who will be the first to crack 200,000?

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-28 16:49:41   Reply
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Nice score. I know what I'll be playing tonight!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-28 15:56:52   Reply
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Epic.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-27 19:38:28   Reply
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@Mark:

Definitely get yourself MAME. I use MAMEPlus, which has an easy to use interface and direct record function within it.

If you need a link to where to find it, let me know at dudesvillearcade@gmail.com

 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-26 15:35:05   Reply
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@DarrylB:

Thanks for the tips against my previous score (http://highscore.com/scores/ArcadeEmulatedMAME/Challengerchalleng/23937).

Still 50,000 points off your score, but that's an improvement.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-26 06:20:33   Reply
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@kernzy:

It'd be hilarious to see video of you trying to beat this score. Would be a fascinating montage!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-24 06:38:02   Reply
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Great score mate.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-23 14:28:02   Reply
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@kernzy:

;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-23 14:11:41   Reply
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@kernzy:

I'll give it a go at some stage, but 30+ mins of this game would be excruciating. I'll save it for a rainy day ...

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@kernzy:

Great score!

Part of me wants to go toe-to-toe with you on this one ...

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-22 17:13:21   Reply
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@Mark:

This is very late Toaplan. It's not quite as close to bankruptcy as Batsugun was, but definitely at the point where they were both perfecting the genre and about to go down in a blaze of shmuppy carnage. Very limited ports of these late games, unfortunately.

Yeah, there are obviously guys who don't like MAME, screen recordings, etc. While the no votes are frustrating, it's really the lack of a reason provided that gets my goat. Almost 300 'Other' no votes and counting.

 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-22 06:26:20   Reply
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@Mark:

It captured the essence of Star Wars better, that's for sure. 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-22 06:17:16   Reply
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@Mark:

Bugger. I was hoping there was a secret 16 bit Seicross gem I wasn't aware of!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-22 06:15:32   Reply
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@Mark:

I'm definitely curious to see what the SG1000 plays like. This game should have ported really well.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-22 06:13:07   Reply
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@OriginalGamer:

It's a great game, with some tight margins for error. This was one of those runs where everything seemed to click, finally!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-20 15:22:10   Reply
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Following the precedent of multiplying score by 100 to remove decimal point scoring, as set by Larquey. 3040.40 x 100 = 304,040

See: http://highscore.com/scores/NeoGeoEmulated/CaptainTomadayctomaday/14219

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@S.BAZ:

Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-20 05:27:12   Reply
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@Mark:

I'd take the 1983 vector game over this any day of the week.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-20 02:46:19   Reply
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@Mark:

This was the first game I ever played, anywhere. Over the years whenever I've seen a cab it's always has someone playing it continuously, so it's been a long time since I've played it in any form other than MAME.

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@Mark:

I didn't realise it was on the SNES - how does that version compare with the NES version?

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@BarryBloso:

Actually, I'll give this one another play while I'm at it. Bit embarrassing lasting less than 3 minutes ... <cough>.

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@S.BAZ:

Doing a fine level zoom ... I think you might be right. I'll resubmit.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-17 05:54:01   Reply
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@S.BAZ:

This was for the recent MAME Olympics.

Joust is definitely one of those games where perfecting a technique quickly breaks the game. I've got a long way to go before I perfect the fluttering hover, but maybe one day.

Next goal on this will be to beat your score ;-)

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-14 06:32:19   Reply
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@MrDo:

Great x-arcade cab mate. Did you make it yourself?

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@S.BAZ:

Yeah, it's Nichibutsu at their best. Call it Mag Max, rather than Mad Max (clever), and then proceed to put Mad Max in the high score table.

And in a further nod to Australia ....macadamia nuts.

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@Larquey:

I actually already have a Funky Bee score ready to go - I was also waiting for it to get added.

Which do you think is the better game?

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This is going to be a horrible game for us to go head-to-head on. :-)

Challenge accepted!

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@oyamafamily:

Thanks mate.

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@Frankie:

Generally it just says 'Other'. I wonder whether they are hardware purists that don't believe in emulated scores.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-05 17:05:20   Reply
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Great score mate!

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@DarrylB:

Those tips make a huge difference!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-03 00:35:05   Reply
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Thanks for the tips mate. Definitely a deeper game than it appears to be on the surface.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-02 12:20:01   Reply
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I was hoping to hear an awesome Spectrum sound chip rendition of the Jaleco masterpiece - no such luck. I know what I'll be playing in MAME tonight!

Nice score mate.

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@kernzy:

Yeah, it was the most heartbreaking "I wonder if anyone else has played this game?" moment!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-03-01 19:42:25   Reply
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20 points short of Kernzy. Don't know if I can handle playing this a second time any time soon!

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@DarrylB:

The sequel is a bit better, but only marginally.

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@DarrylB:

Yeah - stunningly bad.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-02-23 11:47:52   Reply
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I reckon you had to grow up with a NES to enjoy this.

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@WonderBoy:

That made me feel a bit better about the difference in score!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-02-21 16:20:29   Reply
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Wow - great score!

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@kernzy:

I'm expecting you'll smash it in taking back top spot ;-)

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@DarrylB:

It would have been pretty impressive if you'd only played Space Invaders and its clones, but it definitely feels very basic. It seems incredible to think games like Xevious were only a couple of years away.

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@kernzy:

Yeah, it's high on my list too - after I finish playing all of the other shmups, of course. ;-)

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Great score mate!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-02-12 14:35:49   Reply
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... Wow. That's incredible!

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@mechafatnick:

Those games are broken enough to make any head-to-head high score competition hilarious.

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@kernzy:

Does The Barmy Army eat Barmy Burgers? ;-)

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@S.BAZ:

I'm hoping to see Golden Axe at some point!

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Nice!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-02-04 00:59:44   Reply
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Another Aussie with a love of arcade shmups? Legend!

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@Mantalow:

Speak of the devil!

Great first score.

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@Mantalow:

Definitely, though DoDonPachi is by far the greatest game in the series.

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Great score mate. I just played this one too - and found it punishingly difficult!

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@WonderBoy:

Great score mate.

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Great score!

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@Mantalow:

I've got an "Other" on most of my scores. One fickle voter out there - would be great if they actually picked a category that reflects their reason for voting no.

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Great score mate.

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@Sixx:

Yeah, we're all on Wolf's team. Should be good fun.

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@Larquey:

Okay mate - over to you.

I forgot how challenging this game is, but finally worked out how to use the tentacle function effectively, which makes a big difference.

Damn Level 3 dragon - such a massive difficulty spike after the first two relatively straightforward bosses.

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@Sixx:

28 games in a month - I don't know if any of us will have time for games on the side ;-)

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Great score mate!

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@kernzy:

5 NES emulated scores and 3 MAME scores - all caught up now. Looking like there'll be some healthy shmups competition, now that you and S.BAZ are slowing on the NES scores. It'll be like The Ashes of shmups!

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Definitely going to take you down on this one! ;-)

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Another difficult Space Invaders clone, right?

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@kernzy:

Cheers mate! I think I'm almost caught up on your NES scores - I'll vote on the remaining now.

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Challenge accepted!

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@Sixx:

The shmup odyssey continues!

Yeah, I reckon there are another 100-150 arcade shmups left to go and then I might write a book about them. It’s been a fascinating journey (or ‘fantastic journey’? wink).

SOS is definitely not a high point

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@Sixx:

It's different to the other shmups (and a bit unintuitive). Looking forward to a bit of head-to-head competition on this one! yes

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@kernzy:

Punch some damn pants on them already!

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@mechafatnick:

Best ... game title ... ever.

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@LarcenTyler:

It's an amazing concept game - would be a great head-to-head competition!

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@LarcenTyler:

It's great for an early polygon game, and definitely much easier than Xevious (which was pretty punishing).

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Talk about taking a trophy by the skin of your teeth!

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The scoring mechanic in this game is crazy.

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@MegaRetroMan:

This thread will help you get the files and get set up:

http://mameaddicts.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=387

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@MegaRetroMan:

What was your score, out of curiosity?

Have you tried using MAMEPlus on the PC? It has an easy record function built in (creates AVIs that you can the convert to small MP4s to load to youtube). Very happy to help you get it set up if you need a hand (dudesvillearcade@gmail.com).

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@S.BAZ:

Yeah, onto my second pass through the genre, picking up the games that I didn't have on my abridged list.

This shmups odyssey has been such a fascinating experience I'm thinking I might write a book on the history of shmups!

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@Frankie:

The time limit is a killer, after having played so many later shmups where you can pace yourself.

I've just played Polaris - it definitely feels like the logical evolution of Sea Wolf. No time limit, rounds, and much more scope for strategy.

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@Frankie:

Hi Frankie. I use MAMEPlus as the GUI front-end (version 1.5.4), which draws on MAME 147.

The new rom set in your score looks like an improvement. It seems to now emulate some of the colour overlays as well.

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@mechafatnick:

If you want a great MAME-on-your-phone challenge, try playing Tron ;-)

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To quote The Simpsons - "So many 8 bit maze games and no platformers make Homer go ... something, something." :-)

I reckon this could be a sub-contest within the broader contest.

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@FosterAMF:

Do Don Pachi for me.

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@FosterAMF:

I agree, though it may have been out of necessity, given the decline of the arcades. One key differentiating gameplay feature to ensure operators and gamers would take a chance on it.

Which game's your favourite from the 1996-2000 period?

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@FosterAMF:

Cheers mate. I'll definitely use that advice when I play through it next.

It's amazing how every late 90s shmup has a different gameplay and scoring mechanic, given how similar they all were in the late 70s and early 80s!

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@OriginalGamer:

It's about as Japanese as you get: random Americana + force of nature. 

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@OriginalGamer:

It'll be good to get some back and forth cracking on these scores!

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@OriginalGamer:

3 no votes now .... very strange.

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@Larquey:

Yeah, the other scores should be merged into this one.

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There's definitely a troll on here.

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Good score though. ;-)

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Looks like this game and 'Snow Bros.' need to be merged.

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Big thanks to S.BAZ for picking up the error in the previous score entry (i.e. 179,600, instead of the actual 179,700).

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@S.BAZ:

Thanks for the pick up! I'll resubmit.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-01-02 21:30:40   Reply
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Cracking the trophy by 7 one-hundredths of a second - nice!

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@OriginalGamer:

I felt pretty cheeky when I posted it, given I hadn't specifically chased your score back when I played it. But it was nice to reverse the roles in a rare instance! ;-)

1000 points is a good margin for us to do a bit of back and forth on this one, if you're keen!

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2015-01-02 14:54:15   Reply
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Brutal.

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@Larquey:

I agree. Almost every one of my scores gets a single negative vote, though with no reason provided (i.e. "Other"), even though I always have the entire gameplay recorded and add a score screenshot.

At this rate my legit rating will go down to 96% - oh well.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2014-12-31 22:27:10   Reply
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@Larquey:

Merci beaucoup!

It's a major slog to get past the first stage boss, and Level 2 becomes brutal almost immediately. I reckon I could get over 20,000 with the right level of pattern memorisation.

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@Larquey:

It's a very addictive game.

It's also one of the two games for January at The Dudesville Arcade, if you're interested. http://dudesvillearcade.freeforums.org

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2014-12-31 22:18:23   Reply
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OG - this score is clearly legit. If rollovers didn't count half the original arcade games wouldn't have their current high scores (eg. Missile Command).

You've documented it perfectly with your video. Great score.

 

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2014-12-30 02:07:06   Reply
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Huge thanks to oyamafamily for picking up the typo in the previous entry for this game (mistakenly read it as 147,300, rather than 147,900). I almost cheated myself out of 600 hard earned points!

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@S.BAZ:

It was one of the master system games I had back in the day (sold on the box art ...), but I also remember seeing a cab in an arcade back in the day (it looked prehistoric next to the Capcom 90s brawlers). I actually think the arcade original is the easier version.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2014-11-12 18:16:21   Reply
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@DarrylB:

It's bizarre. Don't think I'll go back to this one, unless someone else wants to compete for these cute 'em up scores.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2014-11-12 18:11:38   Reply
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Great score!

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I'm going love listening to this awesome Jaleco music as I take back top spot! ;-)

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@OriginalGamer:

It's definitely unique. One of the most memorable shmups I've played, so I'd encourage you to give it a go.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2014-11-08 01:21:42   Reply
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Yes, it's not a shmup. Was one of the games for October at http://dudesvillearcade.freeforums.org/

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@OriginalGamer:

I think it's great! It'll give me some scores to challenge when I finish up my shmups odyssey, so definitely keep them coming. I'm up to 1992, so I'll be a while .... ;-)

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@DarrylB:

I think Konami was focusing too much on what was happening in other shmups, rather than reflecting on why the original was such a hit.

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@OriginalGamer:

They're definitely contemporaries. Fortunately it's difficult, but not Ghouls 'N Ghosts difficult. 

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@S.BAZ:

Cool, but hard.

-- Posted by BarryBloso on 2014-10-21 15:00:14   Reply
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Can't beat that fart-in-the-bath interpretation of the soundtrack.

These ports really are technical marvels. Kudos to the programmers for trying, and for getting closer than should have been possible.

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@Serraxor:

I reckon it's one of those "I hate emulated scores" sour guys. It's not like the hardware and emulated scores all in a single category, but some guys are just bitter purists. 

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Awesome!

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@OriginalGamer:

This shmups odyssey I'm on has shown just how much innovation there has been over the last 35 years. That said, some of the games are pretty frustrating when they don't pull it off - like this one.

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@BarryBloso:

It'll be fascinating to look back and consider in which period shmups hit their high water mark, but certainly the late 80s has some very creative innovation. Like this game.

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@S.BAZ:

Cheers mate. Only just through to 1992; so still a long way to go!

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@S.BAZ:

I'm playing through all of the arcade shmups at the moment and there are some very odd games. Great games, but odd.

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@sav2880:

I haven't got a working trackball in my current setup, though hopefully I'll have one soon. I know others have had more success playing it in MAME with a trackball. It's difficult to faithfully reproduce the experience of playing an actual cab.

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@WonderBoy:

From the interface you can choose where you want to save your files directly, so it's really easy to create an INP and AVI file for each attempt. It also doesn't seem to affect your PC's performance like running independent recording applications do.

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@WonderBoy:

Hey mate. I use MAMEPlus (M+GUI 1.5.4 for MAMEP 0.147, from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mameplus). It has a great inp file compression rate and it's easy to record AVI from the very intuitive interface. That said, the aspect ratio of the AVI and PNG files is a bit screwy every now and again - especially on the very early 80s games. The games play fine though.

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@derek:

Being from Australia, where the NES was very rare (compared to the Master System), I have the opposite reaction when looking at NES high scores! "They ported it to the NES???"

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@derek:

Thanks mate. I'm getting some shmup scores on the board, but I'll be coming back to them all.

I always use MAMEPlus (M+GUI 1.5.4 - MAMEP 0.147, from http://sourceforge.net/projects/mameplus). It has a great inp file compression rate and it's easy to record AVI from the very intuitive interface.

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......... wow.

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@OriginalGamer:

There should be a "gimp joystick challenge" category for it - it's like an extra game within a game!

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I love it.

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One of my favourite pins. Curse that goalie!

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@DarrylB:

They must have found their niche audience and couldn't bother with innovating too much.

It's amazing to think how controversial this was in the early 90s.

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@Sixx:

It's great fun. I have no idea why it appears on so many 'Worst arcade games' lists.

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Okay guys. Will also add a pic from now on.

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This game is horrible with a standard joystick.

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@Scootablue:

Definitely. It was impressive how they used sprite-scaling, but there really isn't much to love about the game.

Most of the bosses are broken, in favour of the player.

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Ah, my favourite website - froggerhighscore.com.

And yes, I have a frogger score being voted on as we speak... so many frogs.

FROGS!

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It's only ever one person from my experience. The best one I had was someone complaining about my 'tactics' in a scrolling horizontal shooter!

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I had this game on the MS as a kid. Still amazing to think its a great port of a 1986 arcade game. Feels much older than that.

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That's definitely not what I was expecting to see when reviewing Amstrad scores. Will have to give this one a go, just for comparison.  

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Some games click for you. Others ... not so much.

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A nightmare to play in MAME with a joystick and buttons. Accelerate and shoot are mapped (by default) to the same button - argh!

The delay at the 'enter your initials' screen is me trying to work out the missile button.

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Another game with an interesting aspect ratio when you record an AVI straight out of MAME.

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@BarryBloso:

"Sewn up" - damn iPhone autotext!

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@MattDonaldson:

It's good fun. Difficult to maintain high scoring momentum, but good.

Are you going to join Team HighScore.com in the challenge? Reckon you'd have the hack 'n slash and run 'n gun games down up!

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@MattDonaldson:

Yeah, it's definitely a game I struggled with. Too many cheap deaths.

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"I have an issue with the tactics used to achieve this score" ... ? That's hilarious - it's a SCROLLING shooter! Definitely some anti-MAME voting at play.

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This games is one of the worst my MAME group had to review: http://dudesvillearcade.freeforums.org/game-013-pro-soccer-1983-february-2012-t21.html

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I didn't know you could! Thanks for the tip!

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Playing this with a joystick is like trying to steer a drunk cow.

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Great score mate.

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It was also a challenge for Frogger, which has a similar aspect ratio.

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Sorry for the bizarre video aspect ratio. MAMEPlus does not like the Galaxian aspect ratio when it converts the .inp file to an .avi file, no matter what I try. The video can be viewed directly at http://youtu.be/AXj5cv4vN3E, if you have any difficulty watching it here.

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Just got a non-legit vote on this - with no feedback. It's a video with the full playthrough in it ... um?

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Definitely. Much earlier than the usual brutal third level in most games of this genre.

 

If you found my score useful inspiration, you might be interested in a MAME community where we've been doing reviews and high score contests for the last 3 years - and maybe even join if you're interested.

 

For example, here are the Rolling Thunder reviews: http://dudesvillearcade.freeforums.org/game-032-rolling-thunder-1986-november-2012-t40.html

 

Complete list of games at: http://dudesvillearcade.freeforums.org/complete-list-of-games-played-incl-forum-links-t46.html

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It just controls as a 'going up a slope' move, like it does with the original trackball. 

I'm not sure what the issue may be. Have you accidentally unmapped some of the default control settings?

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Looks like we've got a good competition brewing!

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It's great fun. The timer is pretty unforgiving.

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The joystick on a cheap arcade stick. Would definitely smash this score with a trackball. As good as this run was (compared to the others) it did look at times like watching drunk driving.

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YouTube glitch. Thanks to the anonymous clown who said it wasn't legit, rather than just adding a comment. 

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Getting out of the trench run after taking out that last satellite dish is a nightmare. It has to be one of the most difficult isometric games ever made.

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@S.BAZ:

Is there anything more late 80s beat 'em up than a boss with 'illusionary clones'?

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@muscleandfitness:

Already done mate. Always vote on the MAME and Arcade scores as soon as they come through.

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@muscleandfitness:

Hey mate. Looks like HighScore has truncated the youtube video as it passes through. You can view it directly at http://youtu.be/JdlCCkIsWDE

Cheers.

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