Vs. Castlevania (Arcade Emulated / M.A.M.E.)

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Scored By: LudicrousDa3ve (DWV)
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Farm points at 2:13 man ... why? Only play with no farm points....
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2017-05-21 15:47:48   Reply
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Point pressing is the name of the game in 'Vania 1 and to a lesser extent, 3. As the timer kills you, it's a fundamental and necessary strategy. The VS version has a hella short clock which I actually prefer, as some of the spots in this game are so lucrative they're silly.

-- Posted by LudicrousDa3ve on 2017-05-21 15:56:11   Reply
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@LudicrousDa3ve: So I can also make extra points? I do not think so...
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2017-05-21 16:14:56   Reply
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So here's how it works. To point press, the game has to have a penalty in place to prevent you from endlessly leeching- in Castlevania's case, you die when the timer hits zero.

So you have X seconds to clear the level, and can accumulate as many points as possible before a)you die or b)you finish the level.

Pressing becomes it's own metagame, and Castlevania is pretty much the introductory lesson! :)


-- Posted by LudicrousDa3ve on 2017-05-21 16:54:07   Reply
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@LudicrousDa3ve: Then we could all stay killing and making extra points? okay...
-- Posted by omargeddon on 2017-05-21 17:23:11   Reply
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Until time runs out, but you'll never hit the record like that- at least following TGTS settings with 5 lives being max. I believe Juan Castellanos holds the record, somewhere around 20 million?
Press to the last possible second where it's viable (level 1, 3, 5 especially), then clear. Loop the game as many times as you can within 5 lives, and voila!

-- Posted by LudicrousDa3ve on 2017-05-21 18:12:05   Reply
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yep...  totally acceptable to press for points, the game has a timer!

-- Posted by S.BAZ on 2017-06-07 01:33:26   Reply