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  1. Minotaur Arcade Vol. 1 is supposed to be released for PS4/PSVR next week! (October 10th) Jeff Minter has updated two of his delisted Minotaur Project iOS games for PS4/PSVR/Steam. The first volume will contain Gridrunner and GoatUp. They've had massive overhauls and now fit the trippy pseudo-3D Llamasoft style. Really looking forward to these... hopefully all nine of the Minotaur Project titles will eventually get updates. Preview video: https://youtu.be/4OHX7gCtzoc Blog: http://minotaurproject.co.uk/blog/?p=461
  2. Congrats on hitting 490 on Monte Carlo Vita! Been trying to at least tie but no luck yet. Also noticed that you've taken 1st on tracks 2-8. Pretty sad that you're the only score on a couple of the tracks... of all the Vita owners, no one else has played them?? I did manage to get 1st on Black Widow. I never use the stage select/starting bonus on games that offer it... feels like cheating to me... so getting 1st when starting at level 1 was an extra challenge. Are you playing Lunar Lander on 'Command Mission'? The PS4 version has a trophy for scoring 800+ in that mode, so that's the mode that trophy hunters would be playing. Scoring may be higher for the harder mode? Or people may be hacking scores just to get the trophy?
  3. I'd never tried expert track Super Bug until now either... so many branches/dead ends that it doesn't seem fair. Since it doesn't have its own leaderboard, I wonder if either mode posts to the main leaderboard? Seems like the score adds up more quickly on expert. I reached bonus time and scored 220 in one try, even though I crashed a lot. Could probably beat my standard mode score with a little luck. I won't be chasing #1 on Lunar Lander. I'm horrible at that game and lucky if I can land once. Your current score is close so should be able to boost it a little. Good luck! I've been trying for first on Black Widow but hitting a difficulty spike similar to what you mentioned in Red Baron. After level 25 the game is determined to get someone else's quarter asap.
  4. I use the analog stick. I keep upward pressure and make slight rotations along the upper hemisphere. Was actually playing Breakout today to get to #1 in each game mode on Vita. Also got the Breakout trophy on PS4 vol. 2 earlier while in the groove. Analog stick on both systems. I don't use the touchscreen/touchpad on any of these games. EDIT: Also, if you go for the Breakout trophy, I found it much easier to clear all the bricks in Double instead of Cavity.
  5. First place on PS4 Red Baron is currently 56,920. Second is 40,670. I spent a lot of time going for trophies on all the PS4 volumes, but Vita has become my go-to platform if I just want to play... having all 3 volumes on a portable is awesome for quick arcade gaming.
  6. 43k is a great score! Still would have been 2nd on PS4 vol. 2 though. I switched to the d-pad for Red Baron and it seems much easier to control. Just quick taps to steer and I can line up shots more accurately. To me, the lost gem of these collections is Poolshark. I'd never played it before and keep going back to it trying to beat my own high scores. Add a puzzle mode with some obstacles/blocked pockets and it'd make a great mobile game.
  7. Might want to check some of those leaderboards. 😈 It would have been nice if the leaderboards were cross-platform... at least between PS4 & Vita. A lot more players on the PS4, esp. for the volume 1 & 2 games.
  8. The arcade collection is currently 20% off on the UK PSN. Hopefully the US will get a similar discount soon...
  9. Someone asked on amazon whether any of the games required a download and a customer answered that everything is on the disc.
  10. ABC was covering Overwatch League like it was an actual sport all afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday... someone must be watching.
  11. Happy to see these collections. The Arcade Archives release of Salamander has all three variations... Salamander (JP), Life Force (US), and Life Force (JP). Hopefully all three will be available in this collection also since they have some substantial differences.
  12. We're tied for 1st on the PS4 Monte Carlo leaderboards. There definitely isn't much competition though... top scores aren't very high on the Vita version either. PS4 volume 3 was patched since I last played and the arcade Baseball leaderboards are now working. Just have to play a 1 inning game on default settings and your runs scored goes on the leaderboards. Doesn't have to be a shutout since I just won 6-1 and I'm now at the top of that leaderboard...
  13. I've been playing the Vita version recently and just wanted to rave about how great it is. All 150 games from volume 1-3 for only $20. Tate mode for the vertical arcade games, touch screen for keypad controls, and the emulation is solid. The game selection menu crashed on me a couple times, but they actually released an update patch last week to fix that issue. My only minor gripe is that the leaderboards aren't shared with the PS4 volumes. Best version of the game... same features as the Switch version at a much lower price. A couple of really tough trophies repeated from earlier volumes... finishing Xari Arena is beyond my skills. The PSN trophy list shows that a lot of people already have the platinum on Vita though. Hooray for trophy hackers!!
  14. No problem. One other caveat is that the PS3 download list will show each of the S4 tables twice... separate PS3 and Vita versions. The filenames are usually identical, but downloading the Vita versions onto the PS3 will just make an install icon for transfer to a Vita. The PS3 versions are usually the larger file size. Another note for anyone who's planning to purchase the post-season 7 Stern tables on PS4. Stern Pinball Arcade table packs 1 & 2 are cross-buy and will give you the PA versions as well. The individual tables for SPA are not cross-buy. The PA versions are not cross-buy. SPA has slightly better lighting and physics, but having the tables in PA puts all the Farsight tables in one game. Better to buy the packs in SPA and get access in both games. Even though I already had SPA on disc, I recently re-purchased the two packs for SPA digitally to have access to every table in both games. With no news from Farsight about the future of TPA/SPA I'm a little worried that their Stern license could expire and we may not get the same advance warning they gave about the WMS delisting...
  15. PA season 4 was cross-buy between PS3/Vita & PS4 for me also, and I have the tables installed on all three platforms. As long as all of the S4 table packs are in your PSN download list for each platform I don't think there's any issue on the PSN ownership side. I've never tried the demo version of PA but I suspect that's the issue. You probably can't use DLC unless you own the base game. I'd delete everything, then purchase/install/update the base game, then download the S4 tables.
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