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Season 19 Round 4 - Double Dragon

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Sorry this is a bit late.  Since there's a timer on this one, go ahead and point press whichever way you'd like including sacrificing a life to replay a section of the game.

 

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Game Rules:

Mode A

Point pressing is allowed

Sacrificing a life for points is allowed

Manual

 

Score Post Deadline: Sunday June 20 at 11:59 PM CST.

 

AtariAge High Score:

231,150 by bubufubu posted on 4/11/2019

 

Scores as of 6/12:

mbd39          174,800
Razzie.P       103,100
Lauren Tyler    35,790
RuySan          34,620
fakecortex      19,650

 

NES Arcade:

Below are 10 arcade ports we're playing alongside the regular games. You may post a score for any title, during the current regular season round.  Score improvements are always accepted as well.  Points for these games will be awarded at the end of the season.  Each game will be scored like a regular season round, e.g. first place will receive 25 points, second 20 points, etc.  All points earned here will be added to your season total.

 

Click here for the Arcade Scoreboard

 

Bad Dudes                                    Bump 'n' Jump                               BurgerTime

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Manual                                         Manual                                          Manual

 

Donkey Kong                                 Donkey Kong Jr.                            Gyruss

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Manual                                         Manual                                          Manual

Game A                                        Game A

 

Palamedes                                    Popeye                                          Q*bert

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Manual                                         Manual                                          Manual

Start at Level 1                             Game A

 

Shinobi

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Manual

 

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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Posted (edited)

Oh boy I can get a huge score with point pressing allowed. Awesome.

 

You can reset the timer in certain areas by re-entering them. That should be explicitly forbidden. Also the glitch in level 2 where you hit an invisible enemy to fill up your hearts (I never do this even when playing casually because it feels cheap). Although it looks like glitch exploitation is already covered in the general rules.

 

Maybe burning lives for points should be okay in this instance since you only get three lives.

 

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16 minutes ago, mbd39 said:

You can reset the timer in certain areas by re-entering them. That should be explicitly forbidden. Also the glitch in level 2 where you hit an invisible enemy to fill up your hearts (I never do this even when playing casually because it feels cheap). Although it looks like glitch exploitation is already covered in the general rules.

 

Maybe burning lives for points should be okay in this instance since you only get three lives.

Game glitch exploits are definitely off limits.  For simplicity I think we should avoid replaying any area whether that be reentering it to reset the timer or intentionally losing a life to start a section over. 

 

However I also understand that it's a risk/reward scenario to spend a life to try and grab more points.  Does anyone else have an opinion on whether we want to allow this?

 

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5 minutes ago, asponge said:

Game glitch exploits are definitely off limits.  For simplicity I think we should avoid replaying any area whether that be reentering it to reset the timer or intentionally losing a life to start a section over. 

 

However I also understand that it's a risk/reward scenario to spend a life to try and grab more points.  Does anyone else have an opinion on whether we want to allow this?

I think sacrificing lives should be allowed.  By the way, I asked you about your decision to combine the leader boards in the BreakThru thread but you didn't respond.

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58 minutes ago, asponge said:

Game glitch exploits are definitely off limits.  For simplicity I think we should avoid replaying any area whether that be reentering it to reset the timer or intentionally losing a life to start a section over. 

 

However I also understand that it's a risk/reward scenario to spend a life to try and grab more points.  Does anyone else have an opinion on whether we want to allow this?

 

I will most likely just try to get as far as possible in the game and take whatever score I get. That said, I'm up for any rules that are chosen, like "die for points", which sounds like a hardcore motto for this club.

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@asponge

 

Just a heads up, the season standings list doesn't include BreakThru.  Not sure if any arcade scores were left out, as well.

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3 minutes ago, bubufubu said:

@asponge

 

Just a heads up, the season standings list doesn't include BreakThru.  Not sure if any arcade scores were left out, as well.

Now it does.

 

I'm thankful for the arcade scores this season and that I'm good at some of those games.

 

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1 hour ago, bubufubu said:

By the way, I asked you about your decision to combine the leader boards in the BreakThru thread but you didn't respond.

I wasn't ignoring you.  I just haven't been on here in a while which is why I was late posting this round.

 

2 minutes ago, bubufubu said:

Just a heads up, the season standings list doesn't include BreakThru.  Not sure if any arcade scores were left out, as well.

You beat me to the punch.  We're all up to date now.  Thanks for the reminder though.

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3 hours ago, mbd39 said:

Maybe burning lives for points should be okay in this instance since you only get three lives.

 

2 hours ago, bubufubu said:

I think sacrificing lives should be allowed.

 

1 hour ago, fakecortex said:

That said, I'm up for any rules that are chosen, like "die for points", which sounds like a hardcore motto for this club.

 

That's good enough for me.  I'll update the rules.  @fakecortex Put me down for a bumper sticker.

 

 

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34620

 

I played plenty of double dragon on the arcades in the late 80s, which ended up with me buying the Amiga port, which was kinda crap.

 

I think it's been maybe 30 years since I played this game, but when I started it felt off. Slow and plodding. Almost like a different game. I ended up enjoying it despite it and checked the arcade original afterwards.

 

And yes, the NES plays very differently, slower, but somehow I had more fun with it. Feels a bit deeper and more fair. What what are those hearts? Level ups?

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26 minutes ago, RuySan said:

34620

 

I played plenty of double dragon on the arcades in the late 80s, which ended up with me buying the Amiga port, which was kinda crap.

 

I think it's been maybe 30 years since I played this game, but when I started it felt off. Slow and plodding. Almost like a different game. I ended up enjoying it despite it and checked the arcade original afterwards.

 

And yes, the NES plays very differently, slower, but somehow I had more fun with it. Feels a bit deeper and more fair. What what are those hearts? Level ups?

 

 

The hearts give you moves and get filled up as you fight enemies. One of the most useful moves is the elbow that you get after six hearts. It's the strongest attack in the game.

 

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I never got into Double Dragon. Starts off stiff and a bit frustrating, but the weapons help a lot and getting that third heart, I wanna say, that gives you the jump kick makes all the difference. 

 

19,650 - mission 3

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I cannot for the life of me beat the level 1 boss in Shinobi. Just to make sure I wasn’t going crazy, I popped in the SMS cart and had no problem. Submitting something to get on the board at least. Highest I believe for level 1 when missing the bonus...

 

Shinobi - 55,000

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Double Dragon -- 103,100

 

Played enough over the past few days to where I can finish the game now, but I’m not sure where any point pressing opportunities are.  May revisit a few more times to see if I can squeeze out some more.  


I was so disappointed with this game as a kid.  Big fan of the arcade, then I picked this up to play with a friend, and nope.  Then when I started playing, couldn’t do all the moves until you “learn them.”  I remember thinking, these guys should probably already know how to fight before they jump in there.

 

Plus, it didn't feel like the "real" double dragons.  Where was Spike and Hammer with the matching bro tatoos????

 

Once I got over that initial butthurt, I liked it quite a bit.


 

 

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Posted (edited)

I was doing a deathless Battletoads contest on another board the past week and now I'm ready to relax with some Double Dragon.

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I'm going to be off the grid for the next week so I'm going to let the run through the 20th.

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Thanks for your patience.  I'll have the next round up shortly.

 

Points Awarded:

bubufubu       184,140   +25
mbd39          174,800   +20
Razzie.P       103,100   +17
Lauren Tyler    35,790   +14
RuySan          34,620   +12
roadrunner      31,030   +10
jblenkle        22,160    +8
fakecortex      19,650    +7
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