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Season 18 Round 3 of 15 - Contra

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Up next is one of my personal NES favorites.  This round has both a high score and a low score competition.  Each will be awarded separate season points according to the standard scoring chart below.  Normal rules apply for the HSC.  Just play until you run out of lives.  For the LSC play through just the first level and note your score between levels 1 and 2.  Please indicate if you're posting an HSC or LSC score.  Finally, I'm going to automatically take last place in the HSC with regard to season points.  This is one that I've played a ton so I don't feel right choosing it without some sort of handicap.  I hope you all enjoy.
 

 

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HSC Game Rules:

Manual

No Continues

 

LSC Game Rules:

Complete the first level and record your score between levels 1 and 2.

Screenshots are not required.

 

Score Post Deadline: Sunday September 20 at 11:59 PM CDT.

 

AtariAge High Score:

3,130,300 by Austin posted on 1/15/2012

 

Scores as of 9/20:

HSC:
bubufubu           6,553,500
mbd30              4,511,900
Razzie.P           4,028,400
asponge            2,479,000
AtariSphinx           58,300
empsolo               43,200
fakecortex            41,600
roadrunner            30,200
Magmavision2000       26,500
tman03                11,600

LSC:
bubufubu              10,000
mbd30                 10,000
Razzie.P              10,000
asponge               10,000
fakecortex            12,800
AtariSphinx           17,300

 

Season Standings:

 

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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.
  • 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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Yes! Contra!

 

Remember guys that it's against the rules to use the Konami code.

 

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39 minutes ago, mbd30 said:

Yeah I'm rusty. First loop went okay. Second loop not so much.

Loop?! Wow. Great game, but I don't know how far I can get with the given lives. We'll see...

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31 minutes ago, fakecortex said:

Loop?! Wow. Great game, but I don't know how far I can get with the given lives. We'll see...

You can do it! It's not so tough. Although the difficulty does increase on subsequent loops.

 

 

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I finally got knocked out on stage 3 of loop 4. The number of enemies starts to get ridiculous. You can barely do anything because there's always someone shooting at you.

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4 minutes ago, bubufubu said:

HSC - 6,553,500

 

This is the highest possible score.

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Congrats. I'd like to max out the score someday. But even a few loops in there are already so many enemies that I start bleeding lives.

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8 minutes ago, fakecortex said:

I had no idea the game maxed out.

 

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Yeah it's one of those big video game accomplishments I've wanted to do.

 

Another one was get over a million points in Kung Fu to roll the score, which I actually did do for the first time recently.

 

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20 hours ago, bubufubu said:

HSC - 6,553,500

 

This is the highest possible score.

Out of curiosity, how many loops does that take?

 

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2 hours ago, asponge said:

Out of curiosity, how many loops does that take?

 

I lost count at some point.  At the pace I was going, I'd guess that it took me around nine or ten loops.

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22 hours ago, mbd30 said:

 

Congrats. I'd like to max out the score someday. But even a few loops in there are already so many enemies that I start bleeding lives.

Thanks.  This was my first attempt at maxing out the score.

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21 hours ago, bubufubu said:

I lost count at some point.  At the pace I was going, I'd guess that it took me around nine or ten loops.

Whew.  That's a lot of Contra.  I'm guessing that took about 2.5 to 3 hours.  You earned that one.  I'll be happy if I can complete the fourth loop.

 

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For low score I didn't kill anything except for the boss. 10k is the lowest possible score. It took some tries to figure out how to do it deathless and without playing safe by killing some other stuff at the boss.

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3,036,600

 

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I reached loop 5, but I unfortunately I was too short on lives by that point.

 

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