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Season 9 Round 2 - Gyruss

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Welcome to round 2 of the 9th season of the Atari Age NES High Score League!

 

The first 9 games have been pre-selected and entered into a random list generator. So you guys know the games, but not the order.

 

Let's try 1-week rounds this season.

 

This round ends on Tuesday, April 24th.

 

Title: Gyruss

Developer: Konami/Ultra

Publisher: Nintendo

Released: February 1989 (US)

 

http://youtu.be/bNqmS2MHKsw

 

Rules:

 

Scores so far:

 

Current standings:

 

1. Austin  9
2. peculiarsatyr  6
3. asponge  3
4. cparsley  1
5. atarilovesyou  1
6. theKLT  1
7. roadrunner  1
8. jblenkle  1

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1 week rounds sounds great to me! I really wish I put in a bit more time to get a better Mega Man score; making up any kinda points is going to be tough! Quick question, if only because I really don't know how the points work: is there some formula you use?

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Yeah. 9 points for first place, 6 for second, 3 for third, andeveryone else gets 1 participation point. I stole the point scheme from Mario Kart 64.

 

Chris

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There were alot of great scores for Megaman.

I think scores around 300k should have got more than 1 point.

Maybe use the F1 point system

 

1st 25 points

2nd 18 points

3rd 15 points

4th 12 points

5th 10 points

6th 8 points

7th 6 points

8th 4 points

9th 2 points

10th 1 point

 

Or use the points system the Lynx HSC uses

the 2600, 5200, and 7800 HSC's used to use this point system.

 

1st 11 points

2nd 10 points

3rd 9 points

4th 8 points

5th 7 points

6th 6 points

7th 5 points

8th 4 points

9th 3 points

10th 2 points

11th and onward 1 point

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First time playing a full game of this. I'm still not sure what control scheme I like, but I'm thinking Control A will be the one. This game is quite different from any of the other versions I've played, pretty cool with the bosses. I think I should be able to improve this over the next few days, but a bunch of cheap deaths on the bosses sealed this one early.

 

I still remember seeing this in the arcades way back when, with its completely awesome custom joystick (kinda like the Atari 720 jostick, you could spin it). There's no better way to play Gyruss, if memory serves...and it usually does. Yawn.

 

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There were alot of great scores for Megaman.

I think scores around 300k should have got more than 1 point.

Maybe use the F1 point system

 

1st 25 points

2nd 18 points

3rd 15 points

4th 12 points

5th 10 points

6th 8 points

7th 6 points

8th 4 points

9th 2 points

10th 1 point

 

Or use the points system the Lynx HSC uses

the 2600, 5200, and 7800 HSC's used to use this point system.

 

1st 11 points

2nd 10 points

3rd 9 points

4th 8 points

5th 7 points

6th 6 points

7th 5 points

8th 4 points

9th 3 points

10th 2 points

11th and onward 1 point

 

I'd be more inclined to use the F1 system. I used to use a system whereby the points you received were proportional to your score, but then if someone had a score that way way higher than everyone elses, he could build up a near insurmountable lead.

 

I don't like the system that the other HSCs use. Where's the incentive to go for first place if it's only one more point than second, and that's only one more than third, etc. The idea of our system is that win, place or show, that's where the money points are. So you have an incentive to better your score if you see your place dropping throughout the week.

 

I like our system the way it is, but I'm open to discussing it if several of you feel otherwise.

 

Chris

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I don't like the system that the other HSCs use. Where's the incentive to go for first place if it's only one more point than second, and that's only one more than third, etc. The idea of our system is that win, place or show, that's where the money points are. So you have an incentive to better your score if you see your place dropping throughout the week.

 

I like our system the way it is, but I'm open to discussing it if several of you feel otherwise.

 

Chris

 

I agree. I like the point system the way it is. It makes sense.

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I don't mind the points scheme, but it's only game 2!...lol, ask me in a couple months :grin:

 

You'll do fine. :)

 

I got lucky on that first round because it's a game I'm really familiar with.

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Here's an update:

 

247,800

 

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Personally I like Control B. Although I admit that sometimes I accidentally go the wrong way when I'm at the top of the screen.

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I got lucky on that first round because it's a game I'm really familiar with.

 

Bullshit, fella. I watch your YouTube videos. You're some sort of retrogaming savant.

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I got lucky on that first round because it's a game I'm really familiar with.

 

Bullshit, fella. I watch your YouTube videos. You're some sort of retrogaming savant.

 

Bwahahahaha... I'm sorry, but that made me crack up! Thank you. :D

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I got lucky on that first round because it's a game I'm really familiar with.

 

Bullshit, fella. I watch your YouTube videos. You're some sort of retrogaming savant.

 

Any links to some of these videos?

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My cart doesn't want to work on my NES, so I had to bust this one out in emulation. Could probably do better (this score was my first play), but I don't think I am going to have time to do another run:

 

223,600

 

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Hence why I used a modified one in the INTV (10-9-8-6-4-2-1)... I however like his for the # of participants in the game, and as it is his league, he has the right to define the score :)

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