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2018 Homebrew Tournament - Lady Bug - Round 4


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#1 LidLikesIntellivision OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2018 12:37 PM


 

2018 - Homebrew Tournament

LADY BUG

 

Difficulty to play: Standard

Round ends: September, 30th.

Tournament's rules are here.

You can download the rom here.



#2 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2018 12:44 PM

Excellent choice!

 

PAL60 version can be found here.


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Posted Sat Sep 1, 2018 1:46 PM

Okay I am hell on ladybug:)  Its on.

 

Veggie special here I come:)


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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2018 4:49 AM

Great choice!

 

It's been a while since i played Lady Bug, looking forward to play it the whole month. :-D

 

My first lame entry:

 

23,100

 

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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2018 6:36 AM

Lady Bug  186,520

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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2018 6:49 AM

NOTE TO LidLikesIntellivision: Since Difficulty Switches position has not been specified, I set Left Difficulty to B position (Faster Lady Bug).

Unless otherwise noted, I will use Factory Default (normally Standard skill) and Difficulty Switches set to B / Novice position.

 

To give frames of reference:

2600 All-Time High Score Club Record (standard skill) - 573,590 by S.BAZ (2014)

Lastest Lady Bug Contest Winner on 2600 HSC - 383,300 by S.BAZ (Ending of the NEW HSC Season 6 - 2017)



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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2018 7:23 AM

NOTE TO LidLikesIntellivision: Since Difficulty Switches position has not been specified, I set Left Difficulty to B position (Faster Lady Bug).

Unless otherwise noted, I will use Factory Default (normally Standard skill) and Difficulty Switches set to B / Novice position.

 

To give frames of reference:

2600 All-Time High Score Club Record (standard skill) - 573,590 by S.BAZ (2014)

Lastest Lady Bug Contest Winner on 2600 HSC - 383,300 by S.BAZ (Ending of the NEW HSC Season 6 - 2017)

Everyone can play with any defficulty settings. Left B is the better because you move faster, but anyone can choose left difficulty A.

Right difficulty is used to adjust image brightness, so everyone is also free to choose what fits better.

 

186,530

Only 10 points ahead of oyamafamily!

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Posted Sun Sep 2, 2018 12:36 PM

205,430!  Stayed up so late last night chasing this, still about 10,000 shy of my all time top which I hope to surpass, 2 veggie rampages!:)  I have a lot of practice hours in this game, i actually prefer this port to arcade.  My only gripe, not enough C's come up for SPECIAL

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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 5:03 AM

Great scores guys! I doubt i'll ever break 100k but i'm slowly getting better:

 

72,450

 

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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 9:32 AM

Its key one understands the rules in Ladybug, you do get the blue/yellow/red phases?  Getting SPECIAL is key to a higher score.

 

My strategy each screen - at start, clear the center, then when turns blue get all 3 BLUE hearts as quick as possible.  Keeping gates uniformly closed/open is a key to wall off baddies, as well as traps to steer them into skulls



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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 10:46 AM

Are you waiting for a clear center or do you just completely the level?

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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 10:49 AM

Are you waiting for a clear center or do you just completely the level?

The center is where I'm weak, I DO go for it after about 3rd level, but if baddies are thick I'll concede with a clear:)  Come to think of it no time penalty to wait out screens 1 and 2



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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 10:55 AM

Sorry, I don't get your last sentence.

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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 11:00 AM

I usually go for the blue hearts first to increase the score multiplier and mostly concentrate on getting "Extra". Hadn't tried to get "Special" yet... So that's the way to rack up points.  :-D 

 

Everyone should read the manual before playing, a scanned copy can be found here:

 

https://www.atari260...om/ladybug.html



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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 12:50 PM

Here is my take on a LadyBug's priority list:

 

Easy levels (1-3?)

1. blue hearts

2. SPECIAL

3. EXTRA

4. Grab the veggetable in the center.

 

Later levels

1. SPECIAL

2. Survive! Eat everything fast.

3. Try to spell the EXTRA.



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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 12:54 PM

Sorry, I don't get your last sentence.

meaning I usually just complete and move on for screens 1 and 2 instead of waiting for the center veggie:)



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Posted Mon Sep 3, 2018 7:51 PM

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Posted Tue Sep 4, 2018 8:08 AM

Getting myself onto the scoreboard... 128,310

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Posted Tue Sep 4, 2018 11:31 AM

Strategy Tip

 

The letters are not distributed equally. There are only eight different three letter combinations. Within these the letters appear:

  • A, E, T: 4x
  • I, L, P, R, X: 2x
  • C, S: 1x

So when you are going for SPECIAL, make sure that you get the C and S, because these are most scarce. A or E come are in each combination. And the T is overly frequent.


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Posted Sat Sep 8, 2018 9:27 PM

played it today on my podcast first try 4020 second try 5200 (don't have pic from first try but got on my second try)My Snapshot_9.jpg
it was taken with my webcam after the game)



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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 1:20 PM

Lady Bug Standard  310,090

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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 3:33 PM

Holy crap thats amazing Oyamafamily!  Congrats!  Is that 3 veggie Specials?:)  The speed must be insane



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Posted Sun Sep 9, 2018 6:31 PM

Holy crap thats amazing Oyamafamily!  Congrats!  Is that 3 veggie Specials? :)  The speed must be insane

2 SPECIAL (Veggie Specials) and 3 EXTRA (Lives). At the starting of gameplay, I pressed Reset, Select, Reset, Select... until the appearance of letter S on the Stage 01.

CONCENTRATION is the main key for the later stages.


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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:38 PM

Lady Bug Standard, new attempt  349,680



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Posted Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:22 PM

NICE work, so impressive:)  Something tells me Lid is lurking:)






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