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Season 17 Round 6 - Donkey Kong Jr.

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Continuing our black box titles season...Donkey Kong Jr.

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Game Rules:
Game A
Manual

Score Post Deadline: Sunday April 26 at 11:59 PM CDT.

AtariAge High Score:
189,800 by darthkur posted on 6/29/2014

Scores as of 4/26:

fakecortex   240,600
Tempest      203,500
mbd30        141,500
asponge      133,900
PlayerOne    133,400
roadrunner   132,600
jblenkle      68,800
agb           51,100
empsolo       45,800


Bonus:

Baseball:
asponge       15-6   +30
Tempest        5-1   +20
fakecortex     4-2   +10

Soccer:
Tempest       10-0   +30
fakecortex    10-1   +25

Golf:
Tempest        +18    +5


Season Standings:
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Bonus Games
These are optional games where you can earn up to 25 extra season points per game.  To claim a bonus, post your final score in the current game thread anytime during the season.  Feel free to post multiple times if your score improves as the season goes on.  +5 season points will be awarded, up to 25, for every run/goal you score over the CPU.  For example, if the final score is Player 3 and CPU 1 then points earned are calculated as (3 - 1) x 5 = 10.  An additional 5 points per game will be awarded to the player who submits the highest score differential.  The bonus for Golf will be +5 season points, up to 25, for each stroke under par and an additional 5 for the best score.

Baseball
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Rules:
Choose any team.
Manual

 


Soccer
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Rules:
Choose any team
Skill Level 1
Half Time 15
Manual


Golf
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Rules:
1 Player Stroke Play
Manual

Remaining Black Box Season Titles:
Devil World
Donkey Kong 3
Excitebike
Ice Climber
Pinball
Rad Racer
Urban Champion
Wrecking Crew
Note: This may not be the play order.

 

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 14 rounds long.
  • Games will be posted on Sundays and run two weeks through Sunday at 11:59 PM CST.
  • Do not exploit game glitches, take advantage of 1-up loops or intentionally die in order to replay a level.
  • If "point pressing" is not specified in the game rules you should be moving forward in an attempt to complete/loop the game and not "camping" for points.
  • No emulator save states, slow-mo, rewind, etc.
  • No cheats, e.g. Konami code, Game Genie, etc.
  • Turbo controllers are allowed.
  • Round points are awarded according to the following chart:
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You missed my Golf score from the other thread I think.

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126,200

 

I know I can do better, but I don't have the time right now.

 

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On 4/12/2020 at 2:01 PM, Tempest said:

You missed my Golf score from the other thread I think.

Yup, I forgot about the +5 for having the best score.  The board has been updated.

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3 hours ago, roadrunner said:


132,600

 

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It seems like at this point you're forced to jump from the springboard to the moving platform because of the bird's egg and that is very tricky to time.

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8 hours ago, mbd30 said:

 

It seems like at this point you're forced to jump from the springboard to the moving platform because of the bird's egg and that is very tricky to time.


this is a tough level, part that gets me is the small moving platform doesn't move as much as it did on earlier levels.
end up taking the long way around it and fall into the bottom of screen.

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171,100

 

I love how once you get to level 5 all hell breaks loose. The game is like "Ok, we're done screwing around now"

 

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I've always steered clear of dk jr b/c I've always found it to be crazy hard (and I can't stand how you die when you fall just a teeny bit). But after giving it some more attention here, I'm enjoying it more than I thought and I'm excited to break my current high...unlike Mach Rider, where I felt I was lucky.

 

74,700 Level 3-3

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Slight improvement. I think my favorite level portions go 4, 3, 1, 2. That's just in general, haven't gotten far enough to change it so far.

 

78,600

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Oh, and I gave Golf a shot. First time playing through an entire game, as I've mostly ignored it before. Tempest, I hope you're not bragging with your +18, b/c I got +92! We're doing a HIGH score club right? Not an official submission b/c I will definitely be playing again. It's cool to see how much Wii Sports Golf took from NES Golf. Now that's a golf game I've sunk some time into.

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1 hour ago, fakecortex said:

Slight improvement. I think my favorite level portions go 4, 3, 1, 2. That's just in general, haven't gotten far enough to change it so far.

 

78,600

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Oh, and I gave Golf a shot. First time playing through an entire game, as I've mostly ignored it before. Tempest, I hope you're not bragging with your +18, b/c I got +92! We're doing a HIGH score club right? Not an official submission b/c I will definitely be playing again. It's cool to see how much Wii Sports Golf took from NES Golf. Now that's a golf game I've sunk some time into.

Golf gets easier once you learn how far each club goes.  You just have to practice with them a bit on the first hole.  Honestly I think I used one wood and one iron the entire game.  The wind usually doesn't effect anything unless it's like 10 mph or more.  You can also learn how to hook/slice shots which helps on one or two holes.

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I'll be keeping that manual handy when I play next. It has a nice table in the back that goes over yardage for each club. BTW, anyone know how handicaps work in the game? There's a table for that as well. I know very little about golf...I was actually just googling different terms that they use in the instructions, lol.

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I think the better you are the higher your handicap to help bring your score down.  Not 100% sure on that though.

 

Everything I know about golf I learned from this game and Neo Turfmasters.

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12,300. First time ever playing. Will keep trying

 

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Thoughts on Golf- it says a lot about Nintendo's impression of their difficulty level when the the default high on the title screen is +28...

 

Gave it another shot using the club table in the manual as reference, and increased my initial playthrough score from +92 to +56. I then followed the only guide on gamefaqs (https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/nes/578275-golf/faqs/15591) as my personal caddy to recommend a club. It doesn't guarantee a great play, but it did have me hovering around -1 to +2 for the first couple of holes. Towards the end...not so much. Next games were +43, +41, +42, so score one for consistency.

 

My hat's off to anyone who scores under par for those bonus points. Till then, just lookin' to beat Tempest's +18 haha. Even tho it's harder to score bonus points for, Golf is a hell of a lot more fun than Soccer and Baseball!

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