Whoo, it took an awful long time to get in my groove for this one tonight. I wish there was some way of starting and stopping input recording from within the playing game so you don't have to drop back out to the MAME Plus! interface if you botch a run and want to start again. Would be nice if you could make the scanlines option persistent as well.
gsl ("GAA") - 265,300 - 7
Was thinking that 250k would be a good thing to shoot for, so I'm pretty happy. I assume 7 is the final stage? There's no other excuse for what a prick the boss is in contrast to all of the others.
I did tonight identify the one buggy aspect of the game that really pisses me off--the guys with the olive colored pants who hurl grenades. The grenade effect (that is, kicking your ass) is not limited to the area taken up by the explosion sprite, but instead extends a mysterious amount further. Attempting to jump over the explosions is futile, because you'll still fucking die if you cleared the explosion (and half the time the explosion sprite seems to bug out and not even appear). It's almost like if your character is on the same X-coordinate of the playing field as the explosion you're screwed, regardles to your vertical position.