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Thunderblaze16
09-05-2011, 01:20 AM
Phew... I finally beat this game. I was sooo focused the whole time. I haven't this focus since I beating R-TYPE III, Axelay, and Alien Solider and many more. I well forever remember this game as one those "frustrating games to beat" and I freaking loved ending of this game.

Anyways, here's my score, I only had to use 1 continue out of the 9 they give you. So good luck to everyone else that well try on getting a high score too, cause this was at my 7th attempt at trying to beat this game, lol.

http://i.imgur.com/RkIAs.jpg

Kollision
09-09-2011, 01:18 AM
let's show some love to ED and raise the bar, man
an old high score I got from a while back:

116K or somethin...

IIRC for every extra life you have when you beat the game you get a bonus.
a no-death run should result in a much higher score, I remember I died a lot in the credit above.

Thunderblaze16
09-10-2011, 12:29 AM
Damn you! Now the urge to playing is coming back, good things I know the patterns now, but the tank on stage 7-2 is still a bitch with its lasers lol.

What are you playing it on anyways? :P

Kollision
09-12-2011, 07:55 PM
I played it on my shiny Japanese MD. :)

StarMist
09-12-2011, 10:52 PM
[QUOTE=Thunderblaze16;402789What are you playing it on anyways? :P[/QUOTE]
Kollision always plays on total default unless default is Easy, where he'll set it to Normal or if none exists Hard (eg Hellfire), or when a a later localisation has taken it down a notch, such as one or two of the Takumi-Capcom shooters of the DC era, where he'll revert it to 'Arcade' difficulty. This is all derived from his own text.

--I might get in on this, how many levels are there?

Thunderblaze16
09-12-2011, 11:35 PM
There 8 big challenging lvls, each has a mini boss with a HUGE boss at the end. Also each Round, aka lvls, have 2 soundtracks, (one begins in the beginning of the round [derp], while the next track is played after defeating the mini boss.

WARNING: you wanna be at LEAST powered up to lvl 2 upgrade on Rounds 3 and 6 cause those places throw the enemies out of fucking everywhere and you wanna have as much gun fire as possible, lol.

BTW, you WELL die MANY times cause this game has patterns and obstacles that have to be very carefully remembered to be avoided, (which is why I love this game so MUCH!), you been warn...

StarMist
09-12-2011, 11:48 PM
I just don't know how to use the main/forward weapon: when it gets powered up to a certain point it spreads out so much it becomes effectively weaker, I can't kill anything in front of me, so I die on the second boss. If it weren't for that I could reach the lv 5 descent to the boss on 1 life every time. I don't know about after that though.
It's all irrelevant anyway, Kollision'll come back with a perfect clear tomorrow, or a 2-7 if this game loops.

Thunderblaze16
09-13-2011, 12:15 AM
I also wanna add that when you spot a little spinning robot, shoot it and it well drop you either a "B" which is your shield or "E" which well increase the power of your middle gun fire. Get 3 "E's" and your middle gun fire well turn into a Strong laser that can take down things pretty quick.

Kollision
09-14-2011, 12:36 PM
It's all irrelevant anyway, Kollision'll come back with a perfect clear tomorrow, or a 2-7 if this game loops.
Hahaha thanks for the vote of faith, my friend, but I don't think I'll be able to play it so soon. It will certainly be the next MD game I'll (re)play though.
And a 1LC would be sweet, but as Thunderblaze put it it's pretty hard to get. :|

StarMist
10-27-2011, 12:37 AM
Bump.

I'll have a score w/in a week. Let's just be sure of the settings. NORMAL, 5 lives, Continues Allowed/Irrelevant (because they don't break the scoring system, which is excellent). I'm not sure I could finish this game on Hard; the levels gain interest but the boss fights just feel endless.

By all means append a new score if you've one; if you've been too engrossed in other games meanwhile I'd suggest some emulation practice beforehand, as I've had it. Besides, Kollision might always join in.

Also, sorry about not having answered the following answer to my own post, that was pointlessly rude--and I do try to keep my rudeness pointed.

I also wanna add that when you spot a little spinning robot, shoot it and it well drop you either a "B" which is your shield or "E" which well increase the power of your middle gun fire. Get 3 "E's" and your middle gun fire well turn into a Strong laser that can take down things pretty quick.
That laser was exactly my gripe: enemies and destructible bullets fly in round it. It also adds some irritating slowdown against the lv 7 tank's opening section. No idea why since sprites aren't being destroyed. Perhaps there's some small emission one's ship destroys too fast to see whilst dodging.

Kollision
10-28-2011, 03:06 PM
Count me in!

Thunderblaze16
10-28-2011, 03:25 PM
I can't, I wanna finish P. Star IV before playing arcades again. :(

Kollision
10-28-2011, 03:34 PM
while you rest from one of the battles in PS IV you can squeeze an ED credit
an ED credit takes less than 30 min. huh?

StarMist
10-28-2011, 07:42 PM
@ TB16 = Post your first score again at least, the image is gone. Text will suffice. Also, were you playing on Normal? And you've been playing Phantasy Star IV awhile now. Wish it'd lasted me that long.;)

Thunderblaze16
10-29-2011, 01:25 AM
Shit, I deleted my old imgur account and took my image! I have I still have it on my phone, and yes I was playing on normal but I well do HARD for the new high score soon. I just wanna get P.IV over with, lol.

StarMist
11-03-2011, 03:47 AM
Shit, I deleted my old imgur account and took my image! I have I still have it on my phone, and yes I was playing on normal but I well do HARD for the new high score soon. I just wanna get P.IV over with, lol.

HARD is pretty broken. Enemies and bullets are one thing, slowdown and flicker another.

Anyway here's my Normal entry:


4066

That second digit's a 3. I suck with photos. I got hit 4 or 5 times but didn't die; this is the better of my 1LCs. Can almost do a run w/o getting hit.
A HARD 1LC probably isn't happening.

Thunderblaze16
11-03-2011, 03:49 PM
HARD is pretty broken. Enemies and bullets are one thing, slowdown and flicker another.

Anyway here's my Normal entry:



4066

That second digit's a 3. I suck with photos. I got hit 4 or 5 times but didn't die; this is the better of my 1LCs. Can almost do a run w/o getting hit.
A HARD 1LC probably isn't happening.

You enjoyed it?
I love the part were the colorful bubble escapes the ship and a HUGE fire shoots out.

StarMist
11-03-2011, 05:30 PM
You enjoyed it?
I love the part were the colorful bubble escapes the ship and a HUGE fire shoots out.
Which part would that be? The whole game is colourful and full of fire.
Well, remember I'm playing this on emulation so the sound is extra tinny and harsh; there are also some samples I can't place, which annoy me on both counts. The first big monster in lv 6 is a cheap chore, I had to reset any number of times from him, and the football midboss in lv 8 is a bit cheap too--especially on Hard, every missile becomes a ghost. I'll never cease to be annoyed that the full 'e' powerup diminishes the forward and the radial weapon (I really like when the radial wp is those iridescent green seedcases), but that may well be intentional. All in all I'd give it a 6, that's a 7 on Normal but minus 1 for the way it labours on Hard. Too bad the mini game doesn't support the lightgun. And for those who own the real thing it does have sweet box and sticker art. 7 still wouldn't be a stretch since the scoring system weighs in lives left and difficulty; however those effectively drown out one's in-game scoring. This is a game that benefits from not looping too, and at least the ending's music is apt. So I'd put it around #10 for MD/G shooters, certainly not below unless BioShip Paladin turns out to be a sleeper.
I'd be curious to see what you think of BioHazard Battle. You must own that, it's $8 CIB. Or would that price be slumming for you?
Also be interested to read how you play the ED boss. Dodge inside his fire spray? Likewise the tank.

Thunderblaze16
11-04-2011, 12:49 AM
All your questions well be answered soon. First, I gotta deal with P.IV, I'm at the Final battle and I''m buying tons of dimates.

Btw the tank on ED is pretty easy, I don't think you know the "Behind the wheel" trick. :)

StarMist
11-07-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm going to pull out of the Hard challenge here. Too much of this game for me. Plus you two are much better; if you want some real competition lasso TheCoop.

Kollision
11-07-2011, 09:51 PM
how come you assume we're better?
we haven't even posted anything yet!

Thunderblaze16
11-07-2011, 10:38 PM
Yea, and I just finished PHIV.

You well face my score!

StarMist
11-07-2011, 11:31 PM
how come you assume we're better?
we haven't even posted anything yet!
(1): I assume TB16 didn't practise on emu first to beat the game, which makes him better.
(2): I suck to a degree that should not be possible for a human that has all the necessary digits and eyes.
(3): I've read your blog. And it goes something like this: Grindstormer 1cc 2-4 = What the fuck is that? Giga Wing 1LC = Fuck you Edward. Chaos Field 1CC with Max Combo of 7314 = And I'll never play that game again.
(4): I can't even beat Cotton or Dino Riki.

from Thunderblaze16
Yea, and I just finished PHIV.
You well face my score!
Lad, you need to learn some spelling. Is that 'yea' as in "yea or nay" or 'yeah' as in "yeah right"? Then there's the second sentence.
>>>
Back @ Kollision: Hellfire does have "Yea Right", and it has just as much Engrish as Zero Wing. ZW being the only game I cope with you at, maybe we should try that one...but no padding your score with deaths, it's 1LC or nothing.

@ TB = anyhow congratulations on your first RPG triumph. (SNES RPGs don't count).

Kollision
11-10-2011, 11:48 PM
Dude that was close!
As the number kept rising during that final bonus prize I wondered if I would be able to catch you!

http://www.kollision.biz/games/megaDrive/eliminateDown/hS_mDeliminateDown.jpg

Such a wonderful game, one of the best in the genre for the MD.
The sad thing is that you can milk points forever in some places. I didn't do it in this run though.

... aaaaand I'm done!

StarMist
11-11-2011, 12:14 AM
You killed that monster at the beginning of lv 6 didn't you? I just dodge him and try not to give myself cause to break my emu controller by dying on a bubble. This is a 1LC right? You couldn't have got that score otherwise. I don't know man, stammed, thought I had this thing won. *sigh*

Kollision
11-11-2011, 11:02 AM
Yes, it's a 1LC.

I don't think the monster in stage 6 can be killed. As much as I try to use the rear shot against the flock of spermatozoids there seems to be no damageable part whatsoever in it.
I did collect all power-ups I could. Some of them are a bit tricky, but totally worth it because for every 5 you get 100.000 points. But I'm sure you know that already.


I love the part were the colorful bubble escapes the ship and a HUGE fire shoots out.
Me too. Just one of the tiny bits that make ED so awesome. :)

Thunderblaze16
11-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Ok, I well work on my new score on ED once I get back from running.

Btw Kollision and Starmist, we should try Summer Carnival '92 next :)

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5822/527785-recca_large.jpg

StarMist
11-12-2011, 08:36 PM
Rekka's a good idea. I'm green to this one as well...so guess what the outcome will be? Had been playing it, oh, 6 or 7 weeks ago, but stopped and soon ROM oblivion set in. Very nearly bought a CIB and am regretting not. Had I known how uncommonly cheap it was I probably would have (less than ED JP = cheap). If you're looking to buy it watch out for repros--but you probably know the real thing's Famicom only.
By the way you might like the Star Soldier games (NES, but most of the 'Soldier' shooters are PCE and Duo), which are one of Rekka's sources. Rekka's the nitroglycerine version.

Thunderblaze16
11-13-2011, 05:56 PM
Ok So I finished again, this time without using any continues, did die only 2 times and was shooting everything that came on the screen. Some how I did WORST than my previous score

http://i.imgur.com/KOHUn.jpg

Guessing you get the full points if you actually do beat it on hard cause I forgot to set it from normal to hard, lol. Oh well, I ain't playing this for at least a month cause it really wears me off. This was on my first try when I played it though. :D

StarMist
11-13-2011, 06:15 PM
Ok So I finished again, this time without using any continues, did die only 2 times and was shooting everything that came on the screen. Some how I did WORST than my previous score

http://i.imgur.com/KOHUn.jpg

Guessing you get the full points if you actually do beat it on hard cause I forgot to set it from normal to hard, lol. Oh well, I ain't playing this for at least a month cause it really wears me off. This was on my first try when I played it though. :D
Baffling. How about photographing the screen prior this where it states how many lives you had remaining. Those are worth 5 million each on Normal. And are you sure the default's not Easy? Anyhow Hard will remind you it's on Hard at the first boss, it's unmistakable.
--When I first started reading your post I thought it was for Rekka and was going to hawk a throatful of anger and coffee. You are aware there's a second set of stages in that game? (I don't believe it's a loop). Anyhow as I said before I'm terribly rusty at it, but it did go into my Favourite Shmups post. To which Dino Riki should be added.
Cheers.

Thunderblaze16
11-13-2011, 06:24 PM
OK, since where doing Recca next, which one do we do?

-Normal Game
-Score Attack
-Time Attack?

btw check out this cool orch of the games Cd Soundtrack.

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StarMist
11-13-2011, 06:47 PM
I'd leave it up to whomever we can rope in for third--I don't think that'll be Kollision, he's so busy and Rekka's not a game I'm sure he's played with any amount of thoroughness. Perhaps Genesis Knight or The Coop or even Kamahl...or if you're in anywise friendly with them Obviously or Segaddict. Those are the local shmuppers that spring to mind. Don't know how good GK is though he's certainly knowledgeable, but The Coop will kill us.

The Coop
11-15-2011, 07:55 PM
A little bird landed on my windowsill and tapped out a message about some kind of shmup competition going on with Recca. So here I be.

Thunderblaze16
11-15-2011, 07:59 PM
http://www.iywib.com/birds_with_arms991.jpg

I think we should just do Normal game or Score attack.

StarMist
11-15-2011, 08:48 PM
A little bird landed on my windowsill and tapped out a message about some kind of shmup competition going on with Recca. So here I be.
Excellent news. Other than for us competitors.


I think we should just do Normal game or Score attack.
It's looking like Normal to me as well; Score seems very limited, like Blade Buster or whatever that hack was called. -- Anyone feel free to correct me here.
Hope you don't mind but I invited quite a few members.
Flygon and Kamahl so far have expressed interest (time and other stuff permitting of course).

My final ED mention will be that after further consideration my personal judgment's going to stand at a solid 8. I can't take points off for every game Kollision beats me at.

The Coop
11-15-2011, 08:50 PM
Score attack will become one big reset fest, and get both old and frustrating rather quickly. It may only be two minutes long, but how many times do you want to play through the same small section of game in an hour or two?

StarMist
11-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Then NORMAL mode will be it.

And to answer your rhetorical question: 45. That's my maximum, and, queerly enough, my minimum at once.

Kollision
11-15-2011, 09:19 PM
Heh
You guys should create a new recca thread, this is ED's ;)

And how long is it going to be on? I might join!

StarMist
11-15-2011, 11:39 PM
Heh
You guys should create a new recca thread, this is ED's ;)

And how long is it going to be on? I might join!
I'm thinking more like a weekly/fortnightly Shmup Competition thread.

I was going to give it 3 days before commencement, that should be long enough for everyone to have noticed and considered his invitation. (If not, say so).
Then a week's worth of gaming. >>> This would make it Friday to Friday as well.

Glad to hear from you. There are others with tight schedules I'm hoping can manage a session as well. We could always divide this (or future matches) into brackets for low and high play time. I too don't wish to commit the amount of time I did for the ED contest.

Thunderblaze16
11-16-2011, 01:03 AM
For the record, I really don't care if we use emulation at all, seeing how the cost of this game is so dam high, I doubt anyone here even owns it and I'm looking forward to next week where they'll no school for the whole week. :D

StarMist
11-18-2011, 01:56 AM
Created a new thread for this to be found here http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?19427-Shmup-Contests-Official-Thread

Late entrants are welcome.

Thunderblaze16
11-18-2011, 07:13 PM
We'll be back Eliminate Down,...

http://i.imgur.com/Jw4DF.jpg