Alright folks, the tournament is over!!!
I think you will all agree that this was a very successful tournament in terms of participation and level of competition.
Out of the 10 games played, we had six different players with top scores!
I will calculate the tournament final standings shortly. It'll be interesting to see how tight the standings could be.
I'll leave this thread unlocked for a time for post-tournament commentary.
M.A.M.E Offender, on Mon May 2, 2011 12:01 AM, said:
Rmaerz, I can't believe this, our score submission on Astro Fighter is a twin!!
Astro Fighter - 8,980
As the Cynic said, this game is a test of patience.
I've run out of patience with Astro Fighter.
I don't want to see one of those little yellow turds EVER again!!
While some may say that games like Astro Fighter are cookie cutter games, it is really different in its own right. It rewards players for accuracy and patience. And those damn diagonal missiles are a killer!
The hardest stage for me was always the "TIE Fighter." But, what I discovered last night was to look for the fighters that are bunched up at the very beginning of the stage and fire away at that group. You can knock two or three out at a clip.
The pink aliens I always referred to as the "ice cream cone" stage.
Luckily, we put rules in place this season to deal with tie scores. It was the game Space Launcher
that prompted this when only 300 points separated patbb
The point distribution in this case: first place points (20) + second place points (15) /2
rounded up to 18
for each player.