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Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:46 am
by Ganelon
I've been able to beat the Oretachi release of Akumajo Dracula AC without any major problems. Took just a week playing a few hours each day. Easier than CV X68k and even CVIII IMO. Super Contra on the other hand seems to me an exercise in boredom and frustration...

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:34 pm
by RadiantSvgun
Haunted castle for me was just memorization.

I finished both Castlevania games on Castlevania Chronicles with no deaths.

Has anyone tried beating Daioh in MAME yet?

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:43 pm
by LGB
zinger wrote:Salamander (2-1)

Never again. Never.

Haha, maybe I should try my hand at Salamander.

RadiantSvgun wrote:Has anyone tried beating Daioh in MAME yet?

The first 3 stages seem pretty easy, but I haven't played it in a good while, so I'm still technically stuck at the stage 3 boss. I hear Shienryu is one of those guys that you'll waste years getting through the final levels; maybe this is true with Daioh.
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Does anyone have any sort of strategy for Psycho Chaser? Other than "don't play it"?

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:51 am
by sven666
zinger wrote:Salamander (2-1)

Never again. Never.


? why not.. i enjoy this game immensley, ive beaten both the NES and arcade versions several times.
definetly my favourite old-school shooter.

i mean it looks great, plays great has a kickass artstyle and sounds great.

Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:24 pm
by zinger
Too much frustrating randomness (lol @ stage 4 boss, fucking joker), and if you lose a life in the later parts of stage 5 or anywhere in the last stage you can kiss that round goodbye. It worked much better in Gradius thanks to its powerup / checkpoint system.

And perhaps an even bigger concern is that almost nothing happens during the stages of the first loop (except for the regenerating flesh walls in stage 1, they were really cool!). It boils down to finding safespots in the end, and just sitting there through very long portions of the stages. Option placement isn't as strategically important as in Gradius either, which is a shame.

There are no developments from Gradius (except for the presentation, but compared to games like Darius it's still not very exciting) but quite a few impairments instead.

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:31 am
by RadiantSvgun
I actually prefer Life Force over salamander, but both games I can 1cc easily. Salamander 2 is a game you need to play. Be careful, some stages touch you in a way that is illegal in most places.

Oh yeah, 1cc Gradius Gaiden today. Strangely, only the boss rush gave me a lot of trouble.

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:17 pm
by zinger
Yeah, Life Force seems like a better game. And Salamander 2 is definetly ages better than the first, although the first couple of stages are a bit easy? I had no problem one-lifeing to the fifth stage after only a few rounds. After that the rank kicks in though. I probably won't bother with it again for a few years though...

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:09 am
by sven666
yaay i have another one to be proud of :D

Futari Black Label Original
sven666 - 548,767,344 - reco - ALL (lx3)
GaijinPunch - 537,972,098 - ALL (Lx1, Bx3)

no margin whatsoever just the way i like it :whack:
(i just gotta learn to play godmode :'()

i only really compare my scores to people ive met and seen play irl to be honest, or atleast people i talk to on a regular basis.

who cares what some faceless dude on the otherside of the world scores to be honest? thats one thing i like about shmups, most of the good players there like to parttake in discussions about the games they play, very few just play and shut up untill they post their scores.

/rant

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:03 pm
by Gaijin Punch
I played about 8 credits total of Original Mode. How many did you get that score in? :finger:

When you break my God Mode score, I'll bust the PCB out again. Death Smiling until then (or until I get a 250-300 mil).

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:24 pm
by sven666
played maybe 20 credits or so (tho i played like 200 in v1.5 but lets pretend i didnt say that :P).

you can bet your ass your godmode score is what im aiming for!, im about halfway there as it stands right now, getting raped by stage 4 which is loveley..

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:40 pm
by Gaijin Punch
The problem is you can't cock up stage 5, which has loads of points. I'm definitely not done w/ God Mode, but I'm off it for a while.

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:29 am
by Kaneda
Beat Vimana, Zanac Neo and Gaia Seed to pad the list some more.

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:19 am
by Gaijin Punch
Guess I should try Vimana. :)

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:59 am
by Kaneda
Beat the mediocre-but-enjoyable Crisis Beat as well as Aero Fighters.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:47 am
by RadiantSvgun
Got to play some Espgaluda II for the first time last weekend. Strange, I got way over 10 mill on my first try.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:01 am
by Gaijin Punch
RadiantSvgun wrote:Got to play some Espgaluda II for the first time last weekend. Strange, I got way over 10 mill on my first try.


Not that strange really. Another zero and you're up to a livable score.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:07 am
by RadiantSvgun
Gaijin Punch wrote:
RadiantSvgun wrote:Got to play some Espgaluda II for the first time last weekend. Strange, I got way over 10 mill on my first try.


Not that strange really. Another zero and you're up to a livable score.


Well, the board had to be returned to its owner who lives across the country. :(

GP, have you played Armed Police Batrider? Its a really good game.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:12 am
by Gaijin Punch
Yes. I popped a credit in a few weeks ago at Hey! playing Normal Mode. Cleared it.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:29 am
by Macaw
Normal mode is homo

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:37 am
by Gaijin Punch
Macaw wrote:Normal mode is homo


I had my tank top and cut offs on.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:30 am
by ZebraAirforce
Gaijin Punch wrote:Yes. I popped a credit in a few weeks ago at Hey! playing Normal Mode. Cleared it.
Yeah, but was there a letter or a number at the end of your score? :P

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:46 am
by Gaijin Punch
It wasn't last place on the shmups HS table, and it was my 2nd credit ever.

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:38 am
by RadiantSvgun
Armed Police Batrider is a really fun shooter imo. And what makes it appealing to me is that the board is not that expensive.

GP, I tried playing gunforce II/Geo Storm. Its incredibly difficult. Its one that I will not be able to 1cc in my lifetime due to the immense frustration the game puts on me.

Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:55 pm
by Kaneda
Beat the venerable Puzzle Bobble 3 and Puzzle Bobble 4 on a credit on versus modes. Now onto the puzzle stages!

Posted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:06 am
by Kaneda
Cleared Mushi Futari Black Label`s Original mode and Death Smiles. That was hard. :roll: