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Season 19 Round 11 - Cobra Triangle

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This is one of my personal favorites.  There is an exploit where you can loop the first level over and over again by dying and recollecting the 1-up.  This is normally used to fully power up the boat before leaving level 1.  Please don't do this.

 

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Game Rules:

No Continues

Manual

 

Score Post Deadline:  Sunday September 26 at 11:59 PM CDT.

 

AtariAge High Score:

831,600 by asponge posted on 2/17/2012

 

Scores as of 9/26:

mbd39          963,750
asponge        769,400
Lauren Tyler   127,450
Razzie.P       263,800
fakecortex      41,100
roadrunner      39,100

 

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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Nice.  I recently beat this for the first time.

 

High score will depend a lot on doing well in the target stages.

 

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17 minutes ago, asponge said:

This is one of my personal favorites.  There is an exploit where you can loop the first level over and over again by dying and recollecting the 1-up.  This is normally used to fully power up the boat before leaving level 1.  Please don't do this.

 

 

I think that 1up was put there so that players can fully upgrade at the beginning of the game. It's what I do when playing casually, but I wouldn't do it in a contest.

 

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9 minutes ago, mbd39 said:

I think that 1up was put there so that players can fully upgrade at the beginning of the game.

Yup. That's what I mentioned in the post.  It's a great trick if you're just playing alone to beat the game.

 

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Another thing, guys. You only need two speed upgrades to beat the game. Any more than that is an unnecessary difficulty increase. I start with one upgrade and get the second much later in the game when I need it for the ramps.

 

I also recommend maxing out missiles and upgrading FIRE until you have the forward spread shot. Homing missiles make it a lot easier to do well in the target stages which gives huge points as well as extra lives.

 

 

 

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Reached the final boss with 6 lives and still failed. Seriously fuck that shark.

 

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6 hours ago, mbd39 said:

Reached the final boss with 6 lives and still failed. Seriously fuck that shark.

 

I think you're gonna need a bigger boat.

 

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On 9/18/2021 at 11:13 AM, mbd39 said:

I beat the game with 5 lives left!

That's awesome.  Even after all these years I've still never completed this one without cheating.

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263,800

 

I can't quite get a good feel for this game.  Love the racing parts, but not so much everything else -- save the men, dispose of mines, etc.    I don't think I'll beat this one  ☹️

 

 

 

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Own it, but don't remember it hah. Not bad, takes some getting used to, but fun. I did notice that when I went to the right on the first stage, I ended up with a different stage 4 than when I went to the left (guard people vs race w/rapids). I can see myself coming back to this one. I also like that some of the sound effects are from Kung Fu :)

 

Cobra Triangle - 41,100

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14 minutes ago, fakecortex said:

Own it, but don't remember it hah. Not bad, takes some getting used to, but fun. I did notice that when I went to the right on the first stage, I ended up with a different stage 4 than when I went to the left (guard people vs race w/rapids). I can see myself coming back to this one. I also like that some of the sound effects are from Kung Fu :)

 

Cobra Triangle - 41,100

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Yeah, there are multiple paths that give the stages in different orders. One of the toughest stages near the end can be skipped entirely by taking a different path.

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Points Awarded

mbd39          963,750   +25
asponge        769,400   +20
Lauren Tyler   127,450   +17
Razzie.P       263,800   +14
fakecortex      41,100   +12
roadrunner      39,100   +10

 

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On 9/21/2021 at 6:41 PM, asponge said:

That's awesome.  Even after all these years I've still never completed this one without cheating.

I do have a strat for the second waterfall. Just activate force right after the first ramp and all the other ramps will line up. I saw someone do it in a speedrun before. Otherwise that's one of the hardest stages in the game. As it is, I think the shark is by far the hardest.

 

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3 minutes ago, mbd39 said:

I do have a strat for the second waterfall. Just activate force right after the first ramp and all the other ramps will line up. I saw someone do it in a speedrun before. Otherwise that's one of the hardest stages in the game. As it is, I think the shark is by far the hardest.

That's a good tip.  Not having to deal with the whirlpools would make that much easier.

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