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NES High Score Club Week #22 - Wizards & Warriors

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Put away your whip and get out your sword! It's time for Wizards & Warriors!

 

Post a score and let's get this thing rolling!

 

Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point!

 

And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it.

 

Note: Only scores achieved by playing a new game, from the beginning, will count - no continues.

 

A few special rules: there are a few glitches in the game; please do not exploit them (they don't seem like things you would do by accident, so if you don't know what they are don't worry about them). Follow the TG link for details. And no leeching!

 

This week's competition ends next Tuesday (Feb 6) morning at approximately 8:00 am PST.

 

This week's standings:

 

510,065 rjchamp3 (+10 pts)

224,255 shadow460 (+8 pts)

87,820 MetalSlime23 (+6 pts)

37,875 vdub_bobby (+4 pts)

28,395 LarcenTyler (+2 pts)

 

 

Twin Galaxies High Scores

 

999,999 Tom Votava

 

Overall standings:

 

1. rjchamp3 (130 pts)

2. vdub_bobby (86 pts)

3. LarcenTyler (59 pts)

4. figgler (54 pts)

5. galaxy warrior (53 pts)

6. 8th lutz (51 pts)

7. Cybergoth (49 pts)

8. mojofltr (40 pts)

9. MetalSlime23 (35 pts)

10. nester (29 pts)

10. gdement (29 pts)

12. bust3dstr8 (21 pts)

13. Slayer (18 pts)

14. Malc74 (13 pts)

15. RJ (5 pts)

16. keilbaca (4 pts)

16. mightymage (4 pts)

18. MCHufnagel (2 pts)

18. remowilliams (2 pts)

18. Kami68k (2 pts)

21. BrianC (1 pts)

21. HeckYesIDid (1 pts)

21. NightSprinter (1 pts)

 

 

Game Info

 

Written by Rare in 1987.

 

 

Tips

 

None yet.

Edited by vdub_bobby

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This isn't such a bad game, except for the tune that plays when you're about to die. It almost sounds like a musical version of being taunted about being about to die.

 

 

(In case you didn't figure it out, my score is in white ;) )

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Edited by LarcenTyler

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37,875

 

I love this game, but without the (unlimited) continues it would be insanely difficult.

 

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Edited by vdub_bobby

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47,715

 

Only my first try. I guess being good at the second Wizards and Warriors has made this game a little easier than I thought it would be. :)

 

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112,935. I used to be able to clear the second stage on my first continue. As you can imagine, I was quite good at this game back then.

 

I did use a FAQ to jog my memory this time around. Is that allowed?

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Read 'em and weep. 172020. I've been playing for a grand total of four hours--before that, I hadn't seriously played this game in ten years.

 

Er, never mind, I just cleared the third stage on one continue for the first time. I'll be changing that screenie... now my single game high is 224,255

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Read 'em and weep. 172020. I've been playing for a grand total of four hours--before that, I hadn't seriously played this game in ten years.

 

Er, never mind, I just cleared the third stage on one continue for the first time. I'll be changing that screenie... now my single game high is 224,255

 

 

You were saying smackdown. :ponder: I guess you forgot who you were playing with hunh :cool:

 

 

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rjchamp3 sent me a PM with a screenshot; his latest score is: 292,720.

 

Apparently his posts are being held pending moderator approval...:ponder:

 

I can repost his screenshot if anyone wants, assuming it doesn't show up here eventually.

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Read 'em and weep. 172020. I've been playing for a grand total of four hours--before that, I hadn't seriously played this game in ten years.

 

Er, never mind, I just cleared the third stage on one continue for the first time. I'll be changing that screenie... now my single game high is 224,255

 

 

You were saying smackdown. :ponder: I guess you forgot who you were playing with hunh :cool:

 

 

!

 

Great challenge, though! It will take a little work to beat half a million.

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Hey, you've got the cloak of invisibility there. I prefer the Staff of Power, and its timing is what I am having trouble getting used to again.

The timing is:

Hit B and Select simultaneously, then press and hold B to throw the second axe across the screen. Tap Select during this whole time to fire the Staff repeatedly.

 

Does the cloak really work?

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The cloak does not work it makes the game worse, I really want t max this out but I don't know at this pont if I can.

 

I know I will someday

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Aaaaaaaand...we're done. Sadly, I couldn't find/get a copy of W&W to play on my NES and so I wasn't able to put in any real time on this. :(

 

But kudos to those of you who did! Great scores!

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The cloak does not work it makes the game worse, I really want t max this out but I don't know at this pont if I can.

 

I know I will someday

 

I'm getting better, and I can see myself beating it without having to continue. If I can do that, you can too. :)

 

@Bobby: You're missing out. Get yourself a copy and play!

 

Did you guys hit select to make the cloak work, or just walk around wearing it? It does seems to work a little, but I'll take the Staff of Power any day.

 

My order of preference is:

Staff of Power

Wand of Wonder (it may be weak, but it will give you some breathing room)

Boots of Force

Cloak of Darkness

Horn

Boots of Lava Walk

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The cloak does not work it makes the game worse, I really want t max this out but I don't know at this pont if I can.

 

I know I will someday

 

I'm getting better, and I can see myself beating it without having to continue. If I can do that, you can too. :)

 

@Bobby: You're missing out. Get yourself a copy and play!

Oh, I have a copy....somewhere :ponder:

 

I've played and beaten this game a million times; it's one of my all-time favorites. :)

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93755

Nice score! We are done playing W&W competitively, however, so that score won't count in the standings - we are playing Contra now. :)

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