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NES High Score Club Round 9 - Star Soldier

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The game for round 9 is Star Soldier. They key to this one appears to be shooting the "P-Mark" to release a capsule. You can capture up to four capsules to power up your ship. The manual for this game is a bit sparse. If anyone has any good tips for this one please post them.

 

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Game Rules:

None

Manual

How to Play

Score Post Deadline: Sunday March 24 at 11:59 PM CDT.

Scores so far:

asponge 690,700

empsolo 157,200

S.BAZ 150,700

Floyd Turbo 49,600

roadrunner 41,200

mbd30 40,700

jblenkle 23,300

mr_intv 10,400

Season Standings:
48 mbd30

41 asponge

34 S.BAZ

25 empsolo

17 jblenkle

17 roadrunner

12 mr_intv

6 Mister-VCS

5 bubufubu

1 agb

General HSC Season Rules:

  • To participate, just post a score to the thread. Anyone can join in at any time.
  • A picture or screenshot is encouraged when posting a score but not required.
  • The season is 15 rounds long.
  • Games will be posted on Sundays and run two weeks through Sunday at 11:59 PM CST.
  • No emulator save states, slow-mo, rewind, etc.
  • No cheats, e.g. Konami code, Game Genie, etc.
  • Turbo controllers are allowed.
  • No point pressing.
  • Round points are awarded according to the number of participants. Every player earns 1 participation point plus 1 point for every player they outscore. For example, if there are 8 players, the player with the highest score earns 8 points, second 7 points, third 6 points, etc. down to the last player who earns 1 point.
Edited by asponge

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The stupid gimmick where you sometimes go under the background almost makes this unplayable. I haven't experienced this in any other shooter so I guess it didn't catch on

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This is a GREAT game for high score contests! Many hidden bonuses and many challenging ways to boost your scoring.

The diving under platforms can be very annoying, and it's the main complaint this game gets. However it does add more to the scoring potential as some bonuses and I think powerups are only found under a platform.

 

Here is an excellent guide for Star Soldier:

https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Star_Soldier/Walkthrough

 

IMO one of the best shooters on the NES!

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IMO, there should be a rule about your run ending if you fail to defeat a boss so that you can't keep looping a level.

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IMO, there should be a rule about your run ending if you fail to defeat a boss so that you can't keep looping a level.

 

I'm not familiar enough with this game to comment in depth, however if a player is purposefully looping a level, that's point pressing and against the rules.

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166,800

690,700

 

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This game is starting to grow on me.

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My internet was down from Sunday through Thursday. I'll try to post a decent score by Sunday but I suck mightily at this game.

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Late to the party. Star Soldier - 49600.

 

Not late at all. We've still got the whole weekend left!

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150,700

 

btw, the looping thing is not a problem, iirc it only allows you to go back once.

Edited by S.BAZ

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Another round done.

 

Points Awarded:

asponge 690,700 +8

empsolo 157,200 +7

S.BAZ 150,700 +6

Floyd Turbo 49,600 +5

roadrunner 41,200 +4

mbd30 40,700 +3

jblenkle 23,300 +2

mr_intv 10,400 +1

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