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How good are you guys at Galaga?

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Compared to everyone here, I'm probably garbage. But I destroyed my friends a few months ago when we were playing "loser boys the first round." What made me lose was my buddies taking a video of my burgeoning second chin jiggling as I hammered the fire buttons. That was just too much of a distraction for me.

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If I get in the 100k range that's a good game for me. I just never really saw the appeal of Galaga, and never felt compelled to really work at it. It's OK I guess, but there are dozens and dozens of other games I'd rather play in my limited gaming time. The only reason I play Galaga at all anymore is because it's one of the only games my buddy likes, and we're pretty evenly matched, so it makes for some good friendly competition (read: beer drinking, trash-talking sessions.)

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It's my favorite game and when I build my MAME cabinet I played it constantly. Now I can pretty much rollover the score without the no-fire trick and no rapid fire.

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Galaga was my jam when I had Namco Museum DS when I was younger. I have the first two bonus round patterns memorized and would make it to around round 11 or so. I'm probably not as good as I used to be, but I can't help but play a game or two whenever I find a Galaga cabinet.

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I play it at the arcade alot,so arcade version all the way for me!!! :) After watching the movie WarGames so many times(it stars my good friend Eddie Deezen) I like doing that trick where you get your fighter plane captured,and then when you get it back you have more firepower because now you have two fighters lol Makes the bonus levels alot easier.

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been playing the Atgames Namco Bandai Arcade Blast version,

that has the actual arcade roms. gameplay is fine, the control is

terrible 6 button dpad.

 

Game does not support the no shoot bug, but has rewind, and

savestates. I used savestate at 2 million, to continue later on

to get to the killscreen at level 256, where the game freezes.

 

 

 

later

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16 hours ago, adamchevy said:

Better than most but not as good as some

you already said you were good on the 7800 version.

 

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you already said you were good on the 7800 version.

 

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Right! I forgot about that. I’ve been playing the handheld version mostly lately. Time does go by when your playing Galaga. I’ll see if I can remember to post some screenshots with a score.

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At the Houston Arcade Expo last year, they had a "20 Year Reunion" Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man machine.  I don't know if the mechanics on that one are any different than the original game, but I obliterated my old high score...

 

GalagaHighScore.thumb.jpg.9f775f0537e1ca76e7412e574c601e98.jpg

 

I rolled the score counter, so it was actually 1.4 million.  I might have lasted longer, but I burned several extra lives trying to get double-shots again at one point, and only realized after the fact the game stops awarding extra lives when the score is rolled over.  I'll also swear the game was making me kill my own men by having shots go through the flagships... I know, always blame it on the game, right?  Anyway, I was good and tired by the time the game ended, so I figure I had a good game either way.

 

PS: No, I didn't use any continues. :)

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2 hours ago, FujiSkunk said:

At the Houston Arcade Expo last year, they had a "20 Year Reunion" Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man machine.  I don't know if the mechanics on that one are any different than the original game, but I obliterated my old high score...

 

GalagaHighScore.thumb.jpg.9f775f0537e1ca76e7412e574c601e98.jpg

 

I rolled the score counter, so it was actually 1.4 million.  I might have lasted longer, but I burned several extra lives trying to get double-shots again at one point, and only realized after the fact the game stops awarding extra lives when the score is rolled over.  I'll also swear the game was making me kill my own men by having shots go through the flagships... I know, always blame it on the game, right?  Anyway, I was good and tired by the time the game ended, so I figure I had a good game either way.

 

PS: No, I didn't use any continues. :)

Great score.

 

It's exactly the same as the regular galaga, no differences.

Play player 2 next time, it shows the millions digits.

Although the highscore table, still maxes out at 999,990.

 

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