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High Score competition #37: Pengo
« on: February 03, 2010, 11:37:25 pm »
The last 36 competitions:

#1 - Shinobi - Winner: Destructor
#2 - Jungle Hunt - Winner: CrazyKongFan
#3 - Zoo Keeper - Winner: DeLuSioNal29n
#4 - Q*Bert - Winner: quarterstringer
#5 - Robotron 2084 - Winner: (+_+)
#6 - Joust - Winner: Shoegazer)
#7 - Elevator Action - Winner: FrontyDev
#8 - Mr Do - Winner: DeLuSioNal29
#9 - Hyper Sports - Winner: drawfull
#10 - Wonder Boy - Winner: DrFrag
#11 - Bubble Bobble - Winner: mrclean
#12 - Gun.Smoke - Winner: isucamper
#13 - Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Winner: Ginsu Victim
#14 - Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hac) - Winner: CrazyKongFan
#15 - Frogger - Winner: CrazyKong Fan, Second: Jasonbar
#16 - Grobda - Winner: Mimic, Second: Cornchip
#17 - Bank Panic - Winner: ahofle, Second: Jasonbar
#18 - Juno First - Winner: RayB, Second: Shoegazer
#19 - Rolling Thunder - Winner: DrFrag, Second: isucamper
#20 - Terra Cresta - Winner: isucamper, Second: Jasonbar
#21 - Gladiator - Winner: Jasonbar, Second: Hewskie
#22 - Alcon (Slap Fight) - Winner: DrFrag, Second: Bender
#23 - Galaga - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: ToddH
#24 - Defender - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: tcleary
#25 - Klax - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: TAG
#26 - Funny Mouse - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: Epyx
#27 - Rampart - Winner: isucamper, Second: john_abey
#28 - Satan's Hollow - Winner: jasonbar, Second: ummon
#29 - The Speed Rumbler - Winner: Epyx, Second: Mimic
#30 - Black Dragon - Winner: Epyx, Second: CrazyKongFan
#31 - Twin Cobra - Winner: ArcadeNerd, Second: jasonbar
#32 - Tetris - Winner: DrFrag, Second: qlunch
#33 - Gyruss - Winner: Hurray Banana, Second: vorghagen
#34 - Mappy - Winner: Jasonbar, Second: TAG
#35 - Bump 'n' Jump - Winner: Comtek, Second: DrFrag
#36 - Popeye - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: isucamper

ROMSet: Pengo
Bonus Life: 30000
Cabinet: Upright
Lives: 5
Rack Test [Cheat]: Off
Difficulty: Medium
Special Rules: None

- One credit only.

- No continues! (I don't think Pengo allows them anyway)

- No MAME cheats!

- Last day is Wednesday February 17th (11:59:59pm Pacific Daylight Time), 2010.
 
- High score wins.

- No savestates, savestate practices, etc. during the round.

- MAME INP recordings are optional, but encouraged!

- A screenshot is required to enter a score (press F12 to save screenshot showing your final score) or take a photo of the screen if playing on a real machine.

- If you're a MARP competitor on this title, keep in mind this is just a friendly competition amongst forum members, so maybe you shouldn't enter. However, if you're a forum member and this is a game you're good at and nobody knows about it, this is your time to shine!

Note: Default is 3 men to start, I chose 5 to coincide with TG's settings, in case anyone wants to record and submit (make sure you use WolfMAME 106 if you do). I also chose the parent ROM, even though I actually prefer the one with the regular music instead of Popcorn music. Most of the other games so far have used the parent ROM (except Black Dragon)

Good luck!

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 11:44:19 pm »
Scoring
The point award for crushing Sno-Bees depends on the number crushed in one push of an ice block:

400 for 1 Sno-Bee
1,600 for 2 Sno-Bees
3,200 for 3 Sno-Bees
6,400 for 4 Sno-Bees
Walking over a stunned Sno-Bee awards 100 points.

10,000 points are awarded for aligning the three diamond blocks together if at least one is not touching a wall, but only 5,000 if all are against the walls.

Crushing an ice block will award 30 points, or 500 points if it contains a Sno-Bee egg.

A bonus is awarded upon round completion, depending on time elapsed:

5,000 points for under 20 seconds
2,000 points for between 20-29 seconds
1,000 points for between 30-39 seconds
500 points for between 40-49 seconds
10 points for between 50-59 seconds
0 points for 60 seconds or more

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 11:58:44 pm »
This game is so hard.

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2010, 10:26:53 pm »
little over 20,000 is my best so far

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 10:37:44 pm »
One of the best Atari 5200 titles ever! (yes, I know this contest is MAME)
MY FIRST BUILD:

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010, 11:18:43 pm »
This game is fun...and hard. I remember having an old dos version of this back in the day.  This one is a lot better.  A little over 22k is my best so far.

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2010, 12:10:56 am »
very fun but frustrating game  :banghead:
36,680

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010, 01:14:46 am »
Haha, last night I dreamt I completed this game with a score of 1500.  I'm sure I can do better in real life.

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010, 09:02:50 am »
This is one of those games where the default high score is almost unreachable!  It's not as bad as Burger Time though - the default score in that one is like 28,000 and I can barely top 10,000.  I think I'm missing some aspect of the scoring though...

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010, 11:00:16 am »
eliminate them quickly as possible and if u see a chance to line up the thee diamond blocks 10,000 points but trying to only seems to mess me up

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010, 11:15:59 am »
Getting the dreaded first post out of the way...  8)

This game is fun, but very frustrating.  I played for a while last night and topped out around 27,000, but I just realized I was using only 3 lives so I will have to give it another go tonight.

These competitions are a great idea.  Just looking through the old competitions got me to play a bunch of games I had never even heard of.

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010, 11:41:01 am »
i'm only using 3 lives tooo

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010, 11:57:25 am »
using 5 lives now i should learn to read  :dizzy:

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2010, 12:43:59 pm »
Yeah, I set it to 5 lives for TG submissions, since they use 5 instead of 3 for some reason (it's also one of the reasons I picked the parent ROM with the Popcorn music, which I don't care for...supposedly that version is also easier too!) Of course, to submit, you need to record the INP and use WolfMAME 106, but that's pretty easy to do. I usually record the game when I'm playing, you never know if you have a breakout game (like I did with Popeye and Klax)

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2010, 07:46:02 pm »
First go at it with 5 lives...

I screwed up early and missed a couple bonus opportunities.


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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 11:59:21 pm »
Here's my first entry, 59330. I got to level 5 (maybe 6) on my first guy then lost 3 or 4 men in a row trying to line up the diamond blocks :banghead:

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 07:08:51 pm »
Tough tough game--I got in the hi 30s on my 1st 2 tries.

I used to own this but never played it enough to figure it out.

Ack, the music on this version is weird!

Control can be tricky.


OK, enough complaining.

It's still a classic & a great pick.  If I have time & patience, I'll have a go at it, but I'd probably just rather refine my Popeye skills...  =D

-Jason

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2010, 07:10:37 pm »
Finally had a decent game!  :cheers:


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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2010, 04:27:07 am »
If you guys do BOMB JACK next I'm totally in.  I've recently discovered this gem of a game and I can't stop playing it (that and Mr. Do of course).

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2010, 11:25:55 pm »
Thx for pointing out Pengo has a 5 life option, my previous high score was like 33000
course I was getting some "help" gaming this weekend.


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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2010, 12:14:40 am »
Woot! Finally a breakthrough



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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2010, 07:16:37 pm »
Nice one.  I got kind of sick of this game because I played it so much in the first few days of the competition, but I guess I need to give it another go.

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2010, 03:14:15 am »
24 hours left, will anyone unseat MazzMn? I haven't played it lately, but gonna give it a few more goes before tomorrow night. I've had a little higher on a real machine (not running this romset though), but doubt I'll beat it (and if I do, 2nd place will get the next pick anyway) Good luck!

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2010, 11:27:59 am »
Message to the 2nd place winner:  Please highly consider "Bomb Jack" as the next game.  Super fun to play and it's old school.  :)



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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2010, 02:04:50 am »
Last minute entry for me :) 104,570. Included is a screenshot and a zipped INP (done with WolfMAME 106)
BTW: MazzMn, I love your helper. I can see my cat doing the same thing if I let her in the basement (I have my cocktail DK down there)
« Last Edit: February 18, 2010, 02:07:43 am by CrazyKongFan »

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Re: High Score competition #37: Pengo
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2010, 08:03:29 am »
Congrats CrazyKongFan! that's a great score   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
I tried a bit more this week hoping to break 100000 but no luck.
I also checked out BombJack and I'm up for trying out a new game, it works on my machine but I really don't remember ever playing this one before, it has possibilities.