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Season 19 Round 9 - Duck Tales

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There are two scores displayed on screen for this game.  Your "land money" is on the left.  This is money collected during the stage.  Your total money is displayed in the center.  The "land money" collected is added to your total whenever you return to Duckburg.  The total money banked is what you should post for the competition.

 

Be aware the total does not stick around long after game over.  As always, screenshots are not required, but if you want to get one the best time is between stages after the land money is added to the total.
 

 

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Game Rules:

Normal

Complete the levels in any order you'd like

No Continues

Point pressing is allowed

1-Ups may be collected only once

If you cannot complete a level, post your best land money score.

Manual

 

Score Post Deadline:  Sunday August 29 at 11:59 PM CDT.

 

AtariAge High Score:

2,483,000 by Lauren Tyler posted on 8/22/2007

 

Scores as of 8/29:

bubufubu       13,314,000
fakecortex     10,909,000
Razzie.P        8,973,000
Lauren Tyler    7,329,000
asponge         1,262,000
roadrunner        108,000
jblenkle           40,000

 

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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What level we start on "The Amazon" ?


No able to finish the first level, doesn't seem to have a halfway point.
Keep starting at the beginning. $108,000


 

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1 hour ago, roadrunner said:

What level we start on "The Amazon" ?

You can start on any level you'd like.  The order doesn't matter.

 

1 hour ago, roadrunner said:

No able to finish the first level, doesn't seem to have a halfway point.

There's a checkpoint in the Amazon when you reach the pilot duck, "Launchpad", who is standing on a ledge.  He'll also optionally take you back to Duckburg so you can bank your cash.

 

If you're unable to bank any of the money to your total then I'll take your best land money score.

 

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5 hours ago, asponge said:

You can start on any level you'd like.  The order doesn't matter.

 

There's a checkpoint in the Amazon when you reach the pilot duck, "Launchpad", who is standing on a ledge.  He'll also optionally take you back to Duckburg so you can bank your cash.

 

If you're unable to bank any of the money to your total then I'll take your best land money score.

 




Ok, thanks for the info
I'll try some of the other levels.

 

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$7,329,000

 

Given that there are no continues, completing this game always feels like an achievement.

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11 hours ago, Lauren Tyler said:

Given that there are no continues, completing this game always feels like an achievement.

Agreed! Such a great game and always a fun challenge.

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I've actually never played this. I'll try to get a score in anyway.

 

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3,804,000

 

 

So there I was, just back from my trip to the Moon, trying to bounce through the snow in the Himalaya mountains using my "old man" cane as a pogo stick, struttin' my stuff with $132,000 spare change in my pocket, and I got straight up mugged by a half crazed rabbit and a pissed off goat.

 

True story, folks.  You can't make this stuff up.

  

 

 

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I love this game, it’s one of my favs on the nes. I actually had a hankering for it in June and beat it, so I was happy to jump back in with more ease than I expected. Next time I play, I need to start with the Himalayas and plan out my route, bc I’m definitely missing stuff. I forgot how to get to the bonus rounds, so those will bump me up, and I missed a hit point somewhere (prob in Himalayas). Just shy of the 10mil special ending, so that’ll be my goal. 

 

Duck Tales - $9,741,000 normal

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8,973,000

 

This was a wee bit more difficult than I remember.  Need to focus on a path for more $$$ now.

 

 

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7 hours ago, fakecortex said:

I love this game, it’s one of my favs on the nes. I actually had a hankering for it in June and beat it, so I was happy to jump back in with more ease than I expected. Next time I play, I need to start with the Himalayas and plan out my route, bc I’m definitely missing stuff. I forgot how to get to the bonus rounds, so those will bump me up, and I missed a hit point somewhere (prob in Himalayas). Just shy of the 10mil special ending, so that’ll be my goal. 

 

Duck Tales - $9,741,000 normal

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Oooh... I didn't know it had a special ending.

 

Great job on that one!

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28 minutes ago, Razzie.P said:

Oooh... I didn't know it had a special ending.

There's also a third special ending for finishing with zero dollars. I did it on the PS4 Disney collection years ago, but I'm not sure if I used save states there. If it sounds impossible, you're not far off. You have to end up spending money to replenish health. I think it's a fun easter egg to try, and if ya wanna read more (includes ending pics *spoiler warning*) https://www.dkoldies.com/blog/did-you-know-nes-duck-tales-had-3-endings/

 

To get to the bonus rounds, you need to return to Duckberg via Launchpad with a 7 in the ten thousandths place (like 70,000 or 170,000). My old strategy guide says a "7 as the 5th number from the right" b/c kids don't wanna think about math when they're playing Nintendo!

 

Nice job beating it! This is one of those games you can just keep coming back to, it's great.

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Got the 10mil ending! Woohoo 🎶 Going for points really extends the game, considering you end up replaying a bunch of levels. Plus the strategy of squeezing points out wherever you can get them. I know there’s more I’m not getting. I could also probably complete more of a level and backtrack to Launchpad, which I’ll have to try out, tho I hope I can still get the 7 I need for the bonus round. I accomplished my goal, so maybe I’ll try for broke next (literally lol). 

 

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And my pic looks wonky bc I recorded the ending on my vcr, and when I didn’t grab a pic in time, I just rolled back the tape to snap one. 

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In my rush to squeeze out every diamond before heading to Launchpad, I forgot about the bonus rounds twice! I don’t know how much more that would’ve gotten me, but I think it would’ve still been under @bubufubu. Did you do a lot of farming to get that score? I was wondering what’s worth more, farming then beating the level, or getting the timer points. Or did you spend lives getting enemy drops? Since point pressing was allowed this round, I’m curious what strategies you used. I spent too long after hitting my 10mil goal trying for the bad ending (got so close) and then when I saw the $13m score posted, I had to give the high score run another shot. Don’t think I’ll have time for another go tonight. Great job!!

 

Duck Tales - $11,620,000

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5 hours ago, fakecortex said:

In my rush to squeeze out every diamond before heading to Launchpad, I forgot about the bonus rounds twice! I don’t know how much more that would’ve gotten me, but I think it would’ve still been under @bubufubu. Did you do a lot of farming to get that score? I was wondering what’s worth more, farming then beating the level, or getting the timer points. Or did you spend lives getting enemy drops? Since point pressing was allowed this round, I’m curious what strategies you used. I spent too long after hitting my 10mil goal trying for the bad ending (got so close) and then when I saw the $13m score posted, I had to give the high score run another shot. Don’t think I’ll have time for another go tonight. Great job!!

Thank you!  Sorry for the delayed response.  I was busy playing some PS2 games.  The bonus scene can net you anywhere from 120,000 to 150,000 points, from what I have seen.  I do not have a great deal of experience with playing DuckTales for points.  It's been over four years since I last tried.  Back then, I managed around 11-12 million.  I did some research on Saturday.  Throughout the course of my attempts, I discovered a unique area for point pressing.  I farmed there for a bit, went to Launchpad, replayed the stage, and farmed that spot one more time.  I don't remember how much money it earned me, but it was considerable.  My score could have been even higher had I sacrificed lives on that stage.  I'm fairly sure I made it to Gyro (bonus stage) on each of the four opportunities.  Some enemies randomly drop a Large Diamond (10,000 points).   I definitely took advantage of that for those times I was going to play the bonus stage.  I also killed off some of my extra lives in order to beat the boss with more time left on the clock.  There is a trick (i.e. glitch) to get an extra $325,000 at the end of the first five stages.  After defeating the boss, collect the treasure with no time left on the clock before you die.  I did not use this glitch during my run.  I made some attempts earlier in the day but the timing is pretty tight.

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2 hours ago, bubufubu said:

I also killed off some of my extra lives in order to beat the boss with more time left on the clock.

Ooh, nice strategy!

 

Such a great game, and I'm still learning more about it after all these years. I looked up the maps yesterday to make sure I wasn't missing anything, and I learned of a hidden area in the Himalayas that I never knew about! It has an extra life and you have to do a jump cane swing to get more diamonds (which I never knew was a thing, and hard to pull off!).

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A lot of great scores this round.  More than half finished the game.

 

Points Awarded:

bubufubu       13,314,000   +25
fakecortex     11,620,000   +20
Razzie.P        8,973,000   +17
Lauren Tyler    7,329,000   +14
asponge         1,262,000   +12
roadrunner        108,000   +10
jblenkle           40,000    +8
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Oh no, Uncle Scrooge! I don't think that was the goal here!...But it was mine! 

 

Duck Tales - $0 

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After a few failed attempts by avoiding all diamonds and waiting for the clock to tick down after the bosses (which feels like forever), I decided to avoid most diamonds and then do some calculations with the timer bonus in order to finish with exactly $6mil in order to spend it away on the last level. Feel pretty accomplished :D

 

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3 hours ago, fakecortex said:

Oh no, Uncle Scrooge! I don't think that was the goal here!...But it was mine! 

 

Duck Tales - $0 

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After a few failed attempts by avoiding all diamonds and waiting for the clock to tick down after the bosses (which feels like forever), I decided to avoid most diamonds and then do some calculations with the timer bonus in order to finish with exactly $6mil in order to spend it away on the last level. Feel pretty accomplished :D

 

Well done, @fakecortex !  👍

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18 hours ago, fakecortex said:

Oh no, Uncle Scrooge! I don't think that was the goal here!...But it was mine! 

 

Duck Tales - $0 

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After a few failed attempts by avoiding all diamonds and waiting for the clock to tick down after the bosses (which feels like forever), I decided to avoid most diamonds and then do some calculations with the timer bonus in order to finish with exactly $6mil in order to spend it away on the last level. Feel pretty accomplished :D

 

I dunno.... you bankrupted the poor ol' geezer!   Seems like you should lose some points on the scoreboard for that.  😄

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Razzie.P said:

I dunno.... you bankrupted the poor ol' geezer!   Seems like you should lose some points on the scoreboard for that.  😄

 

 

😱 #1 on the unofficial low score club!

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