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Season 18 Round 14 of 15 - Ninja Gaiden II

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Sorry this is late.  I had a busy week and forgot yesterday was this round's deadline.  Only two rounds left this season!

 

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Game Rules:

No Continues

Manual

 

Score Post Deadline: Sunday March 7 at 11:59 PM CST.

 

AtariAge High Score:

175,800 by Roloking posted on 12/11/2007

 

Scores as of 3/7:

mbd30          652,300
Razzie.P       595,500
Captain Kiwi   188,200
fakecortex      81,400
AtariSphinx     67,600
asponge         63,700
jblenkle        48,900

 

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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63,700

 

Take note of your score before you lose your last life because it doesn't come back after the Game Over screen.

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I'm working on getting a decent score. I'm realllllly rusty.

 

Crazy knockback and enemy respawn in this one.

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113,200 to start.  Should be able to get pretty deep into this one.

 

My "ninja" skills really leave a lot to be desired, though.  I've not been able to sneak past anyone.    Instead of "be one with the shadows..."  I feel like I'm more "HEY EVERYBODY I IZ HERE!!!"

 

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339,500

 

Made it to stage 5-2.  Did a totally bad-ass ninja flip across a chasm but slipped on a patch of ice and botched the landing.  True story.

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This is the first time in years I've played this game.  Pretty proud of myself.  Fun fact:  This was the first Ninja Gaiden game I played back in 1991.  Good times.  One time I plugged the Game Genie in and was able to clear the entire roof top part of 1-1 with a single jump.   The good ol' days.

NINJA GAIDEN 2 - 188,200

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On 2/23/2021 at 5:08 PM, asponge said:

Take note of your score before you lose your last life because it doesn't come back after the Game Over screen.

Thanks for that heads up.  I was taking a picture every time I got a chance.

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Killer opening and cutscenes. Wish the hit box on the spheres were a little more lenient. The continues at least help ya practice that brutal 2nd level, learning to use the wind to boost you along. I may have beaten this score by a smidge, but didn't hit screen capture in enough time (mapped it to select, so I should be faster with it). When practicing, I got to the 2nd boss, but couldn't manage a hit in. Creepy spiders tho.

 

81,400 Stage 2-2

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mbd30 and Razzie.P are crushing it as usual.  Welcome to Captain Kiwi with a strong 3rd place!

 

Points Awarded:

mbd30          652,300   +25
Razzie.P       595,500   +20
Captain Kiwi   188,200   +17
fakecortex      81,400   +14
AtariSphinx     67,600   +12
asponge         63,700   +10
jblenkle        48,900    +8
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