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#1 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:35 AM

Choplifter
Fly a helicopter on missions to rescue P.O.W.s. Four different levels featuring desert, sea, caves and city rescue. Avoid and shoot enemy jets, ships, tanks anti-aircraft fire. Digitized speech and catchy background music.

Game Information
Game Name: Choplifter (bootleg)
Released By: Sega, 1985
MAME ROMset: ChpLftBl
Dip Switches: Lives: 3; Bonus Life: 20000 70000; Difficulty: Easy
Chosen By: patbb
ROM Location: http://romhustler.ne...wnload/mame/819

Competition ends Sunday, August 28 @ 12PM EDT


Leaderboard
1. 532,700 bigbee99
2. 223,100 kojr
3. 214,400 M.A.M.E Offender
4. 195,000 patbb
5. 69,400 mr. toast
6. 26,900 Cynicaster
7. 14,700 LarcenTyler
8. 2,500 roadrunner








Do! Run Run
This is the fourth and last game in the series where Mr. Do! must collect dots and fruit on a multi-level platform while avoiding pursuing monsters. Enclose the dots to change them to fruit for more points or release traps to crush the monsters or use your power ball to eliminate them. Pick up the letters hidden amongst the fruit to spell "EXTRA" to receive an extra Mr. Do!

Game Information
Game Name: Do! Run Run [Set 1]
Released By: Universal, 1984
MAME ROMset: DoRunRun
Dip Switches: Difficulty: 2; Difficulty of EXTRA: Easy;
Special: Given; Lives: 3
Chosen By: patbb
ROM Location: http://romhustler.ne...nload/mame/1180

Competition ends Sunday, Auguest 28 @ 12PM EDT


Leaderboard
1. 341,590 patbb
2. 262,480 bigbee99
3. 219,090 kojr
4. 108,230 Cynicaster
5. 90,650 mr. toast
6. 79,370 retrorussell
7. 41,630 M.A.M.E Offender
8. 26,770 LarcenTyler
9. 15,490 roadrunner








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Edited by rmaerz, Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:51 AM.


#2 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:02 PM

Season 4 is underway

I'll get the Labor Day tournament thread up Monday

#3 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:28 PM

To all good season.

I hope everybody likes the games I selected.
I selected 2 games that were never played in the HSC. (I think)
I played a lot of Do Run Run in the past but never really play Choplifter, except on the C64.

I hope players will share tricks and tips more this season.
I think that the best part of this HSC is to learn things about games that we didn't know about or to give another chance to games that we first tough were not so good.


Do Run Run: 283,800

Tips:
-If you make the ball bounce on a wall before it kills an enemy your points gets increase by 500 for each bounce up to 3000. What I try to do is making the ball bounce between 2 walls that are close to each other. This way I get a 3000 point quickly.

-When you grab a letter, enemies will appear on the play field from the top, same as in Mr. Do. Try to get them all with a log to get the max points.

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Edited by patbb, Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:29 PM.


#4 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:33 PM

do: 233,120

please erase my previous score.
I did not use the right ROM+settings.
thanks.

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Edited by patbb, Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:34 PM.


#5 LarcenTyler OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:40 PM

Choplifter: 14,700
(I do a lot better with the music on, but I had to turn the sound off at this time.)

Do! Run Run: 26,770

#6 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:00 AM

Choplifter 195850

#7 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:56 AM

Do Run Run 89,060

Ok, I'm on board with both games now :)

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#8 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:25 PM

Choplifter 195850


That's a very good score.
Do you have any tips to share with us?

My Score at choplifter: 66,550
I was lucky to complete the first level without loosing any hostages to get a 20k bonus!

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Also I was wondering if "Sortie" is an English word?
In French it's mean "Exit"
See image below.

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#9 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:24 PM

I have no idea what a Sortie is.

On my 195850, I cleared both the 1st and 2nd levels with out the death of a hostage. That was 100k of my score, 50k for each level's bonus. The only hint I can come up with off the top of my head is to bounce while picking up hostages. The tanks are triggered to spawn if you sit on the ground for "X" amount of time. Just tap up every so often to avoid them.

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#10 patbb OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:15 PM

Thanks for the tips B.

I got 50k bonus for the first level, I thought that it was 20k the first time! probably misread.
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Choplifter: 112,700

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#11 mr. toast OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:06 AM

I'll get to these on the weekend.

Sortie: troops escaping from a contained location......an operational flight made by one aircraft

Makes sense.

#12 Cynicaster OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:21 AM

Glad to have a new season underway!

Rob--I regret that I missed the summer showdown, but I had my MAME machine crap out on me and couldn't find the time to deal with it. I got a new one, should be back up and running in time to get in on this round.

#13 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:36 AM

Do run run - 158560

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#14 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:58 PM

Hey guys!!

My first submission of the week:
Choplifter - 138,000

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#15 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:36 PM

Choplifter!


Step aside last place for this one is all mine. :)

2,500 i prefer the 7800 version. :)

#16 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:54 PM

I have never played Do Run so I have nothing to offer as far as playing tips.

I have some experience with the Chopper on Choplifter! though. The bounce while you accept hostages is a really nice one.

Fly quick and high and kind of "skim" the entire playing board, trying to eliminate the ground enemies. Move out of that position only to dodge a F14 shot at you. The shots are easy to dodge and extremely predictable. The enemy shots from F14's will fly at 0 y axis at all times.

When you are rescuing hostages, only the F14's can kill you if you do the "bounce" trick. The F14's will shoot at you at ground level only near the landing pad. And only occasionally. So rescue with ease. No one is getting you at this point. Not even those weird jeeps that roll by with the turret going to and fro. However, as soon as you begin your altitude climb, you will be getting shot at immediately by any ground enemies in sight. If you are climbing, the bullets will lag behind you the identical way they do in other Sega titles like Space Harrier and Thunder Blade.

When you get to the third board where you have to fly into a cave, shoot those two stationary guns at the entrance of the cave. The dozen or so ground enemies you run through prior to getting to the mouth of the cave don't all have to be killed. Shoot them for bonus points. However, the enemies within reach of the cave mouth should be disposed of. That's the last thing you need, getting shot by them after successfully getting by the fireballs and on your way back to hauling 8 dudes to safety

Also on the third, when you are rescuing the hostages and flying back, you must dodge fireballs raining downward after crashing into the top of the screen. The key here is to pretty much give 'er. Don't hesitate. You'll be surprised at your success with this approach. It's gonna take some time to master the fireballs, so be patient.

The fourth is easier than the third. It is similiar to the second board. So there's your trick. Beat the third board to get crazy scores on this game. I beat the fourth the second time getting there.

Anyone ever play the 7800 version of Choplifter? It was decent, but there was a big problem. There was only one stage. Not four. And you scored 1 per hostage. Max was 64.

#17 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:24 PM

^^^ I rescued 63 hostages on the 7800 version a few times. :)
I just have to watch out for those air mines, there HUGE!!

#18 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:58 PM

Back again.

Choplifter - 214,400

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#19 bigbee99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:29 PM

Choplifter 226800

I've been playing it off and on all day. This run I made it past level 3 but made a silly mistake on 4 that ended my run short.

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#20 retrorussell OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:30 PM

Do! Run Run: 79,370
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#21 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:21 AM

Do! Run Run: 79,370


Welcome back!

#22 retrorussell OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:42 AM


Do! Run Run: 79,370


Welcome back!

Thanks rmaerz!
Been around AA, just not putting in high scores. Thought I'd dust off Do! Run Run and see how I stack up.. not even close. :)

Edited by retrorussell, Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:42 AM.


#23 roadrunner OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:27 PM

@rmaerz you got my Choplifter score listed under Do Run Run.
My scores for Do Run Run aren't much better. lol
I stink at every Mr Do game except Wild Ride.

Do Run Run looks like a mix of Pac Man and Qix.


Welcome back retrorussell :) :thumbsup:

#24 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:26 PM

@rmaerz you got my Choplifter score listed under Do Run Run.


Sorry 'bout that - fixed

#25 M.A.M.E Offender OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:28 PM

I agree. Do run run is definitely Pacman meets qix!!




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