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#1 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:47 PM

Welcome to round 8 of the 7th season of the Atari Age NES High Score League!

This week's game is going to be Double Dragon.

Title: Pinball
Developer: Technos
Publisher: Tradewest
Released: June, 1988 (US)

Rules:

Select "Game A"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfTzSNGtQ18

Scores so far:

Current standings:

1(t). HatefulGravey	 24
1(t). bigbee99	 24
1(t). Austin	 24
4. asponge	 20
5. SoulBlazer	 18
6. roadrunner	 10
7. Jibbajaba	 9
8. LarcenTyler	 6
9(t). NightSprinter	 3
9(t). classicgamer_27330	 3
9(t). Sonic R	 3
12. theKLT	 2
13(t). dustfilledhobo	 1
13(t). Algus	 1
13(t). DemonoidTentacle	 1
13(t). Cebus Capucinus	 1

Edited by Jibbajaba, Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:23 PM.


#2 Jibbajaba OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:47 PM

I still need to tabulate the scores from the last round, so those standings are not updated.

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:18 PM

Very nice!! I was playing this one all last week for a review, so this should be fun. :)

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Posted Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:48 PM

hey I just started playing this game again wheras I haven't touched it in like 20+ years.

I'll try and put some scores up. :)

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Posted Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:30 PM

Sweet! I haven't played this game in forever either. Should be good times if this game is as good as I remember it being.

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:17 PM

I'll start things off with 23,440

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Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:02 PM

33,740

They said "You'll never have to stand in line to play Double Dragon again." Yeah, well why does it barely resemble the original arcade game? And where's two-player simultaneous standard gameplay?

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Posted Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:20 AM

44,730

Will probably try again since I didn't get to the end of mission 4. I died pretty pitifully a couple of times, such a waste. :lol:

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Posted Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:16 PM

30,790

I'm having trouble with attachments. I will not upload them. If the problem straightens out, I will upload the SS of the score.
So the forums are no uploading pics, and not telling you :P double post on the pics. My bad

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Posted Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:50 PM

39,160

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#11 NE146 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:57 PM

Finally had some time to try and got 44,020

I got a little nervous because once I died it went right to the title screen and didn't show the score :lol: But then I noticed the screenshots here had a "Hi" listing on it so I pressed start and there it was.

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Only the 2nd game I played (First one was last week and I stopped at the end of stage 2). I used to be able to finish this game with my eyes closed but it's been so long, that I got lost in the mazes :P

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Posted Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:54 PM

Just when I thought I was getting better, my games digressed. I did manage to get a 45750 in one game though

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Posted Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:44 PM

30,550


I suck at the 2600 and 7800 versions, but i'm doing good at this one. :)


On this new pc, if i go in fullscreen mode on FCE Ultra the picure is mostly all yellow. :(

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Posted Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:15 PM

46,220

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I was always a Double Dragon 2 fan and never really played this one back when. I've put some time into this game over the weekend and except for the stalactites, missions 1-3 have almost become routine at this point. Mission 4 however is killing me. Does anyone know a strategy for the walls where the stones are flying out at you? Or is it simply run and hope you don't get hit?

On this new pc, if i go in fullscreen mode on FCE Ultra the picure is mostly all yellow. :(


Is there a reason you use FCE Ultra over Nestopia?

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:40 PM

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I was always a Double Dragon 2 fan and never really played this one back when. I've put some time into this game over the weekend and except for the stalactites, missions 1-3 have almost become routine at this point. Mission 4 however is killing me. Does anyone know a strategy for the walls where the stones are flying out at you? Or is it simply run and hope you don't get hit?


On this new pc, if i go in fullscreen mode on FCE Ultra the picure is mostly all yellow. :(


Is there a reason you use FCE Ultra over Nestopia?



I never tried Nestopia.
FCE Ultra worked just fine in fullscreen mode on my old pc.
FCE Ultra doesn't need bios and the controller input was easy to set up.
I guess as long as i don't go in fullscreen mode and stay in window size 3 i'll be alright. :)
I can't even get MESS to work on this pc.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:06 PM

I just found that in Mission 3, you can loop the green/blue cavern area endlessly. When you start running out of time, you can exit back through the cave to go to the pink area, then back to the green area. It will reset the clock. Kind of broken, I guess.

Also, I did some testing and tried looping the forest area of Mission 3. If you do it fast enough, I think it's possible (I ran out of time just before getting to the two Abobos that come out of the cave a second time).

Anyways, after almost looping the forest area once and looping the green section of the caves once, I had about 59,000 points at the blue-ish outdoor area of Mission 4 (the platforming segment).

I guess my question is from here, should looping be allowed, or are we to plow straight through the game without taking advantage of some of these loopholes?

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:39 PM

I would think that in any point scoring game, you are allowed to mass points in any way that the game allows. And since you aren't doing cheating moves (e.g. like using emulator save states) I say yeah go for it. :) But of course that depends on how much you want to "win" a casual/just for fun contest like this one. :P

Personally for me that means just getting as far as I can in the game, fighting everyone with as many punches as possible (which gives more points), and no longer doing the strategy where you can make people fall off a conveyor belt since that means you don't get the points for beating them. But if someone else wanted to milk the loop, hey it's part of the game. :)

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:09 PM

I would think that in any point scoring game, you are allowed to mass points in any way that the game allows. And since you aren't doing cheating moves (e.g. like using emulator save states) I say yeah go for it. :) But of course that depends on how much you want to "win" a casual/just for fun contest like this one. :P Personally for me that means just getting as far as I can in the game, fighting everyone with as many punches as possible (which gives more points), and no longer doing the strategy where you can make people fall off a conveyor belt since that means you don't get the points for beating them. But if someone else wanted to milk the loop, hey it's part of the game. :)


I was thinking that maybe the forest area loop can be taken advantage of, since you have to do it right otherwise you run out of time. The pink cave to green cave loop though, I think that shouldn't be allowed since you can do it endlessly. I don't think there are any other points in the game where you can loop a section.

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Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:20 PM

Looping is a form of point pressing which, while not against the rules, certainly seems unsportsmanlike. Just my opinion though.

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Posted Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:58 PM

Yeah, you gotta keep moving forward, instead of playing the same part over and over.

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Posted Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:40 PM


Is there a reason you use FCE Ultra over Nestopia?


I never tried Nestopia.
FCE Ultra worked just fine in fullscreen mode on my old pc.
FCE Ultra doesn't need bios and the controller input was easy to set up.
I guess as long as i don't go in fullscreen mode and stay in window size 3 i'll be alright. :)
I can't even get MESS to work on this pc.


That's cool, I was just curious to know if I was missing something by not using it.

Looping is a form of point pressing which, while not against the rules, certainly seems unsportsmanlike. Just my opinion though.


Agreed.

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Posted Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:44 PM

Just a quick reminder that this round ends tomorrow.

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:46 PM

29,500. I suck.

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Posted Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:16 PM

31,730. I still suck, but slightly less.

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Posted Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:41 AM

This round is over. I'll post the new game tonight. No, really.

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