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NEW MAME HSC - Round 9/10 - Space Fury / Pengo / Rygar

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NOTE: Welcome to the penultimate round of the competition!  I will be on vacation at the time this round would normally end, so I have extended the duration of this round by an additional week.  Of course, we can't have a 3 week round without a proportional increase in gaming goodness, so this round will consist of 3 titles.  Game on!  -CYN

 

This round's game 1 of 3:

Space Fury

 

ROM Name: Space Fury (Revision C)

ROM File: spacfury

Picked by: AtariWarlord

 

DIP settings (changes from default shown in RED😞

 

Lives: 3

Difficulty: Normal

Bonus life: 20,000

 

 

This round's game 2 of 3:

Pengo

 

ROM Name:  Pengo (set 1 rev C)

ROM File: pengo

Picked by:  Floyd Turbo

 

DIP settings (changes from default shown in RED😞

 

Lives: 3

Bonus Life: 30,000

Difficulty: Medium

 

 

This round's game 3 of 3:

Rygar

 

ROM Name:  Rygar (US set 1)

ROM File: rygar

Picked by:  MAME Offender

 

DIP settings (changes from default shown in RED😞

 

Lives: 3

Bonus Life: 100,000

Difficulty: Easy

Allow continue: NO

 

 

Rules:

 

  • Please change your DIPs to the settings listed.  If you're unsure how to do this, please ask
  • Screenshots required
  • No continues
  • No save states
  • No cheats
  • Any working version of MAME can be used, but the ROMs provided for this competition will be verified to work on MAME v0.139.  The "user interface" version of MAME v0.139 can be downloaded at: http://www.progettosnaps.net/mameui/

 

Competition ends: Sunday March 22, 11:59pm PST

 

 

PREVIOUS ROUND RESULTS:

 

New Rally-X

 

 

Ramses

155,970

100.0%

Cynicaster

116,590

74.8%

AtariWarlord

110,770

71.0%

Floyd Turbo

71,640

45.9%

jblenkle

47,170

30.2%

Mangia-Boy

33,870

21.7%

hero2billions

17,280

11.1%

patbb

 

0.0%

S.BAZ

 

0.0%

MAME Offender

 

0.0%

youxia

 

0.0%

asponge

 

0.0%

zoyous

 

0.0%

roadrunner

 

0.0%

Mister-VCS

 

0.0%

 

 

Juno First

 

 

Cynicaster

243,600

100.0%

MAME Offender

138,950

57.0%

youxia

111,340

45.7%

Ramses

85,090

34.9%

AtariWarlord

74,920

30.8%

Floyd Turbo

34,910

14.3%

hero2billions

31,620

13.0%

jblenkle

9,600

3.9%

Mangia-Boy

 

0.0%

patbb

 

0.0%

S.BAZ

 

0.0%

asponge

 

0.0%

zoyous

 

0.0%

roadrunner

 

0.0%

Mister-VCS

 

0.0%

 

 

OVERALL STANDINGS TO DATE:

 

** NOTE: standings now reflect the rejection of each player's lowest (3) percentage scores

 

 

STANDINGS TO DATE

 

1

Cynicaster

79.88%

2

Ramses

77.34%

3

MAME Offender

62.77%

4

youxia

58.78%

5

AtariWarlord

51.61%

6

Floyd Turbo

49.78%

7

asponge

26.97%

8

zoyous

21.60%

9

hero2billions

17.68%

10

Mangia-Boy

17.51%

11

patbb

16.32%

12

jblenkle

14.01%

13

S.BAZ

12.14%

14

roadrunner

6.40%

15

Mister-VCS

0.98%

pengo.zip rygar.zip spacfury.zip

Edited by Cynicaster
Corrected Rygar DIPs
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Space Fury - 17,130

Pengo - 21,190

Rygar - 116,610

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Edited by Floyd Turbo
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6 hours ago, M.A.M.E Offender said:

Rygars

 

502,750

 

I'll come back for more later on this one.....

 

Or you could give the rest of us a fighting chance😝. Just kidding, of course. (Or am I?)

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Space Fury - 18,730

^^ I find this game borderline unplayable.  It’s fucking impossible!

 

Pengo - 69,010

 

Rygar - 178,430

 

 

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As promised.

 

733,820

MAM

Round 10

 

Ok, ok.  I can't keep hitting these boards with such massive scores without sharing some of my strategies. 

 

1.   There are several ways to score big points in Rygar.  Here is a mini list of them:

 

Flying Dragons --- 1000

Flying Dragons with Rider--- 1250

Boss guards (every fourth board) -5000, or 50000 if you kill with jump attack.

The 4 dudes that form a column, but you must kill all before any touch ground - 10000

Collect 7 white stars -- 70000

Get the iron cross with full power -- 160000! ; only one per game.

And finally, the 13th Board.  Approximately 1/3 into this board, there will be some hidden stars in the sky between the two trees.  Just to the right of the last hidden  star contains a secret "Red Scroll" .  It takes several hits to unlock it at the top of the screen.  Once you hit it enough, the Red Scroll will fall to the ground.  Collect it for a MASSIVE 1,000,000 point bonus!!

 

2.  Rygar is a constant battle of risk vs reward.  Focusing on forward movement (to the right) should be more important than getting kills.  However, kills will give bonuses between rounds as repulse bonus AND you advance your weaponry quicker with more kills.  Use balance.

 

3.  You can ride through an entire board on the back of Griffins, who are the monsters that fly and suddenly swoop down as an attack.  This can first be useful on Board 3; The Waterfall Board.  Note that this can only work if you do NOT possess the Tiger Power gem.

 

I hope will help scores elevate to at least the 300,000 point range....

 

 

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16 hours ago, Cynicaster said:

Space Fury - 18,730

^^ I find this game borderline unplayable.  It’s fucking impossible!

 

 

 

It gets REALLY confusing which direction you are facing when you get the powerup that shoots forwards and backwards. I also wish it had a spinner/paddle control for turning.

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12 hours ago, M.A.M.E Offender said:

I hope will help scores elevate to at least the 300,000 point range....

 

Thanks for the tips! I'll try them out next time, though I kinda worry about improving with this game as the play times seem like they'll get long! Maybe the difficulty should have been set to HARD.

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Pengo 20,380. Does anyone else experience the phenomenon of getting a good score (or at least hitting a milestone, in my case getting 20K in Pengo) and immediately going back only to find you're absolutely useless at the game? I think it may just be fatigue.

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Yeah that happens to me in a lot of games.  Seems like especially really good ones for scoring points!  As soon as I get suddenly better at the game, then my efforts to duplicate the new skill just get me killed over & over and then I'm crappier at the game for a while.

 

Space Fury:  38,370

I love these vector games! 

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I feel a little guilty for having suggested Space Fury, or at least in the process not suggesting a more reasonable difficulty setting. I originally played it on the Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/arcade_spacfury where it defaults immutably to "Easy." It's already pretty hard on that setting. TBH, I'm struggling with it like mad on "Normal" right now as well. 

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1 hour ago, AtariWarlord said:

Pengo 20,380. Does anyone else experience the phenomenon of getting a good score (or at least hitting a milestone, in my case getting 20K in Pengo) and immediately going back only to find you're absolutely useless at the game? I think it may just be fatigue.

Pengo.png

Yeah, that's happening to me a lot with Pengo. It's one of those games with a lot of randomness, so you can't really memorize the levels. I also find the AI to be difficult to predict at times.

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Pengo:  27,940

Isn't there a way to use those egg-blocks for bonus pts?

 

Rygar:  158,100

 

Space Fury improvement!:  42,600

Made it to battling all forces at once.

Personally I don't mind the difficulty at all!  It's hard as hell, like an arcade game should be  x)  Makes it exciting!

Pengo (MAME) 27940.png

Rygar (MAME) 158100.png

Space Fury (MAME) 42600.png

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As a reminder, this round is still ongoing; you have until Sunday 11:59pm PST to get your best scores in!

 

Hope everyone is managing OK in the current chaos.  We cut our vacation short by 4 days and flew home to start our 2-week quarantine.  The plan is still to start the final round of the season on Monday, which will also consist of multiple games and have a longer duration.  

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