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Season 19 Round 8 - Mighty Bomb Jack

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This is the first appearance of Mighty Bomb Jack in the NES HSC.  I recommend reading through the manual as the controls and power-ups aren't immediately apparent.

 

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Game Rules:
Manual

 

Score Post Deadline:  Sunday August 15 at 11:59 PM CDT.

 

AtariAge High Score:

None

 

Scores as of 8/15:

mbd39          501,460
Lauren Tyler   314,130
Razzie.P       296,340
VectorGamer     58,850
roadrunner      42,390
jblenkle        31,540

 

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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DK 64700

 

I played Palamedes but it never went back to the screen to show my score.

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MBJ 31380

 

I was just getting a hang of this game and then it threw me into the torture room and I was like WTF do you gotta do here?

 

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3 hours ago, VectorGamer said:

MBJ 31380

 

I was just getting a hang of this game and then it threw me into the torture room and I was like WTF do you gotta do here?

 

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You get thrown in the torture room if you collect too many coins. Then I think you have to jump 50 times to escape. It's stupid.

 

I think that it also resets everything in the level so something that could be abused for points. Best to avoid it altogether.

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On 8/4/2021 at 12:36 PM, VectorGamer said:

DK 64700

 

I played Palamedes but it never went back to the screen to show my score.

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For Palamedes just start a new game and it shows your score in the high score spot.

 

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MBJ -- 186,180

 

I'm really digging this game, but having a hard time with it.  Can't seem to figure out any strategies, so I'm always in "react" mode.  

 

 

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On 8/6/2021 at 9:57 PM, Lauren Tyler said:

314,130

 

I must be one of the few people who actually enjoys this game.

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I like it quite a bit.  I just don't seem to be getting very good at it.

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10 hours ago, Razzie.P said:

MBJ -- 186,180

 

I'm really digging this game, but having a hard time with it.  Can't seem to figure out any strategies, so I'm always in "react" mode.  

 

 

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You can just scroll enemies off the screen in classic NES fashion. Or if you have enough mighty coins (the ones with the faces on them) you can transform all the enemies on screen into gold coins by using three mighty coins (the coins with the faces on them) by pressing B. Mighty coins also temporarily let you open locked chests. But if you collect more than nine mighty coins then you're sent to the torture room where you have to jump 50 times to escape.

 

P balls will also turn enemies into coins. They appear when you collect enough bombs.

 

 

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MBJ - 296,340

 

Started focusing on bonuses from the end levels, and had a bit of an improvement.  Didn't get as far as I usually do, but got more points.

 

 

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45 minutes ago, mbd39 said:

 

You can just scroll enemies off the screen in classic NES fashion. 

 

 

 

 

Gonna have to work that in.  Seems like a lifesaver.

 

I had also been ignoring the "get them in order / while fuse is lit" at the end of the levels, previously.  Focusing on that really jacked up my points.

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MBJ -- 341,980

 

 

Hoping for a couple more tries later, as I think I got it "figured out now" but posting this in case I can't come back to it today.

 

 

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3 hours ago, mbd39 said:

But if you collect more than nine mighty coins then you're sent to the torture room where you have to jump 50 times to escape.

 

 

 

 

 

I had a run where it seems to have glitched in the torture room.  Made me invincible, so all I had to do was sit there and touch enemies for points.  It was weird.

 

Not posting that score, of course, because it didn't seem legit at all.

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This is definitely a rtfm game, even after skimming I have q’s. Should’ve gotten on this one earlier cause it was neat. Happy with my last minute entry tho :)

 

Mighty Bomb Jack - 101,950

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Another one for the history books...

 

Points Awarded:

bubufubu       532,280   +25
mbd39          501,460   +20
Razzie.P       341,980   +17
Lauren Tyler   314,130   +14
fakecortex     101,950   +12
VectorGamer     58,850   +10
roadrunner      42,390    +8
jblenkle        31,540    +7
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