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NES High Score Club Week #14 - Lifeforce

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You thought you were done. You thought you'd blasted more alien bugs than existed. But you're not done ridding the universe of strange aliens yet; oh no, because it is time for Lifeforce!

 

Post a score and let's get this thing rolling!

 

Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point!

 

And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it.

 

Aaaand: only scores for games played from the beginning will count - no continues!

 

This week's competition ends next Tuesday (Dec 12) morning at approximately 9:00 am PST.

 

This week's standings:

 

134,600 bust3dstr8 (+10 pts)

80,180 galaxy warrior (+8 pts)

64,050 Cybergoth (+6 pts +1 bonus pt for best tip)

59,630 vdub_bobby (+4 pts)

31,680 gdement (+2 pts)

29,230 8th lutz (+1 pt)

25,590 LarcenTyler (+1 pt)

18,250 MetalSlime23 (+1 pt)

 

 

Twin Galaxies High Scores

 

2,695,300 Tom Votava

 

 

Overall standings:

 

1. rjchamp3 (80 pts)

2. figgler (54 pts)

3. vdub_bobby (44 pts)

4. mojofltr (40 pts)

5. 8th lutz (36 pts)

6. LarcenTyler (34 pts)

7. nester (29 pts)

8. galaxy warrior (27 pts)

9. gdement (26 pts)

9. MetalSlime23 (26 pts)

11. Cybergoth (17 pts)

12. Malc74 (13 pts)

13. bust3dstr8 (11 pts)

14. keilbaca (4 pts)

15. MCHufnagel (2 pts)

15. remowilliams (2 pts)

15. Kami68k (2 pts)

18. BrianC (1 pts)

18. HeckYesIDid (1 pts)

 

 

Game Info

 

Released in the arcade by Konami in 1986, ported by Konami to the NES in 1988. The sequel to Gradius (Nemesis). Also known (in Japan) as Salamander. Had numerous sequels/spinoffs, as far as I can tell.

 

 

Tips

 

Cybergoth:

First get a Laser upgrade and then a Sattelite, then everything else just as you like.
Edited by vdub_bobby

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Superb: I just died during the second boss battle and now don't have the slightest clue what my score was... :roll:

If you just sit on the title screen and wait for the demo to kick in, doesn't it show your last score?

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59630

 

Anybody have any tips for what powerups to get, in what order?

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Edited by vdub_bobby

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Anybody have any tips for what powerups to get, in what order?

 

First get a Laser upgrade and then a Sattelite, then everything else just as you like.

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Anybody have any tips for what powerups to get, in what order?

 

First get a Laser upgrade and then a Sattelite, then everything else just as you like.

 

i havent played life force since beinga kid. i always played gradius more.

Edited by galaxy warrior

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Do what I did when I submitted my score to Nintendo Power in 19alongtimeago, when you get to the last boss, don't beat it, it'll throw you back a few levels IIRC with your score intact.

 

Doesn't count if you don't beat the boss, right? :ponder:

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Getting warm with this: 59.350

 

I can probably still beat Gradius these days, but it takes time to adjust to Life Force, since I never played it before. It seems it's driving the NES to the very edge, there's spots in the 2nd level where it is hard to find your own ship in the flickery mess :lol:

 

One thing I noticed, and it really took me a while to realize, is that unlike in Gradius here your sattellites survive your destruction - just pick 'em immediately up again!!

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The sequel to Gradius (Nemesis).

 

Kinda. I think "Vulcan Venture" is officially supposed to be Gradius/Nemesis 2. The Life Force / Salamander games are more something like a spin-off series, comparable to the Parodius games.

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Dang it! I scored 64,000+ earlier tonight but didn't realize that was my high score so I didn't take a picture or note exactly what my score was.

 

And yes, this game is hard. :|

 

My tip: if you die on the first level hit RESET. :P

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this is way harder than gradius. they too many frikkin sneak attacks. things appear and i die :( i had 56,876 and my girl deleted the pic off the camera before i uploaded it :( but i should have some time to throw down today.

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About 10 hours left to play!

 

Oh, and

if i had this game, i would take a choke hold in the standings damn

Talk is cheap. :P

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About 10 hours left to play!

 

Oh, and

if i had this game, i would take a choke hold in the standings damn

Talk is cheap. :P

 

True but :D

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Hurray :) finally a game I have for small NES collection, and even better one that rjchamp3 doesn't have :twisted:

 

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Yea You know I have so many nes games too :D

 

I saw this one at game crazy the other day, but didnt pick it up :(

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31680

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I wish I had this on a cartridge. My PS2 style gamepad is clumsy with precise games like this. I had a finer touch 15 years ago on a NES pad... or maybe I just suck now. I used to love this game, but now it's making me angry. I'm slowly improving, but not much. Better stop before the gamepad lands inside my monitor.

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