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High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« on: June 08, 2010, 01:56:09 am »
The last 44 competitions:

#1 - Shinobi - Winner: Destructor
#2 - Jungle Hunt - Winner: CrazyKongFan
#3 - Zoo Keeper - Winner: DeLuSioNal29
#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
#37 - Pengo - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: MazzMn
#38 - Bomb Jack - Winner: bpark42, Second: Flaptop
#39 - Smash T.V. - Winner: jasonbar, Second: quarterstringer
#40 - Rygar - Winner: Cakemeister, Second: jasonbar
#41 - Krull - Winner: jasonbar, Second: I/O
#42 - Tutankham - Winner: DrFrag, Second: creatine28
#43 - Astro Blaster - Winner: mimic, Second: WhereEaglesDare
#44 - Son of Phoenix - Winner: jasonbar, Second: syph007


To cater to the youngsters, we'll try a newer game.


Competition #45 is Metal Slug Super Vehicle-001    ...surprise...


ROMSet: mslug

DEFAULT DIP Switch Settings:

Test Switch: Off
Coin Chutes: Whatever
Autofire (in some games): Off
Comm Setting: Off
Free Play: Whatever
Freeze: Off

Game Settings (accessed by turning on test switch):
Hero: 3
Continue: Whatever   [just don't use continues, per the rules!!!]
Difficulty: Level 4
Play Time: 60
Demo Sound: Whatever
Play Manual: Whatever
Blood: Off...hey, blood?  Blood: On!!!
Credit/Level: On/On
Language: Whatever

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- One credit only.

- No continues!

- No MAME cheats!

- Last day is Monday June 21stth (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!

- Even if you don't have a competitive score or if you don't *think* that you have a competitive score, please post it anyway to keep the thread fun & to give everybody a good sense of score ranges.

Good luck!


-Jason

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 03:49:15 am »
106,400 on my first game. Will definitely need to practice dodging those bullets.

Good pick, good luck everyone

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 08:36:39 am »
Wow, this looks like it will be a nice challenge. NO ONE plays this game on a single credit! Great pick!

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 11:10:48 am »
As an "old timer" I say great choice. The one credit will make this quite the challenge.  Looking forward to this.
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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 11:15:19 am »
I've been looking for an excuse to push aside responsibilities and go out to the garage and fire up the Neo Geo. Looks like I found it. Time to see if I can make it past the second mission on one credit! (I kinda doubt it)

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 11:19:19 am »
I'd rather be home right now giving this a shot. Work stinks.

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 01:15:33 pm »
Had a quick few games and managed to get to stage 3 on 1 credit. I've played this alot on the Anthology for the Wii so I will put it down to that :D
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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010, 01:22:45 pm »
Damn!!!!!!

Must get real work done......

maybe after a couple more games >:D

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2010, 02:52:02 pm »
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I'd rather be home right now giving this a shot. Work stinks.

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2010, 03:02:19 pm »
Oh it is so on!

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2010, 04:25:07 pm »
Now we better get some "ankle biter" turn out since all of us "old timers" seem so excited :)
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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 04:30:38 pm »
Have tried a few more times and only came close once. Just have to say though, this game is a lot more fun when you know you have no continues to use  :applaud:
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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2010, 05:19:05 pm »
Yep, when I play any of the Slugs I only ever play 1 credit. Will try this tonight.
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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 05:25:29 pm »
Played a few rounds today. Never really got into the metal slug games but it's growing on me. Not bad for my first few tries. 355290

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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2010, 05:54:03 pm »
Nice work! Do you recall which mission you got to?
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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2010, 06:32:10 pm »
Third mission. New score ;D

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2010, 07:48:00 pm »
Wow 461000 is pretty good, I'm going to have to give it a try tonight, I should have a early day at work tomorrow.

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2010, 10:03:47 pm »
Wow...can't break 100k...ok some practice in order methinks...
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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2010, 03:05:38 am »
So I'm up to 256,000 (I'll post a screen shot if I get a little closer to doteater's score) and I have a question. Are the items that appear on the screen predictable at all or are their values effected by anything you can do? On my high score run I picked up two 50,000 point teddy bears! There's usually 1 near the start of the 2nd mission under the 2nd electro thingy but the 2nd one appeared where there was usually just a 5,000 point item. I can make it to the third mission but on this particular run I died to the 2nd boss which kinda ticked me off because of the 2nd bonus 50k.

Anyway, to sum it up, is there anyway to control the bonus items?

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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2010, 05:42:48 am »
AHHH!! so I just played for a few hours and boosted my score up to 407,910!!!!! I got too anxious and excited, I can't believe I didn't make it! A big hint for all those struggling is there is a massive bonus for completing a mission while saving at least 10 hostages.

I'll catch you soon doteater!

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 06:32:25 am »
Blimey. Please stop this. I keep sitting down to wire my CP but end up playing this instead.

You can finish stage one with 120000+ points if you rescue all the hostages so that's where alot of the points are.

I still need to work out a good strategy for the mini boss (Machine gun chap) on stage 3.
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« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2010, 10:07:04 am »
I'd rather be home right now giving this a shot. Work stinks.

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« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2010, 04:17:25 pm »
I still need to work out a good strategy for the mini boss (Machine gun chap) on stage 3.

I've only beat him once. I stood on the lowest level and got lucky that he didn't jump down. It's fairly easy to dodge the bombs he throws at you and when he's right above you, you can unload all your grenades and he goes down pretty quick. But like I said, I've only done it once.

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Edit: even closer... 448k
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« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2010, 09:53:31 pm »
Ya I noticed that about the bonus items in stage 2 as well. One time 5000/50,000 then 50,000/50,000. I have no idea what causes it, unless it's time taken to pick them up. Some of the other items like fish will decay a bit and lose some of its point value. I have yet to get past the stage 3 mini-boss(shirtless machine gunner). The only way to get big points in this game is to save all the POW's for the 100k bonus(and not die).

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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2010, 04:26:58 am »
I'm up into the 300,000 now. I took a screenshot but its a pain to get it off my cab so I will wait till I can improve upon it a little. I really need to improve my score per level because I lost my first life at the machine gunner on three and my last life on the 3rd level boss.


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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2010, 04:34:07 am »
Had a bit of time now to get in on this one. First run, not too shabby starting off -- 198,670.  Then 225,970. Man it's been a while since I've played MS, I forgot how much I love it!

Would have played more but the fire button's micro-switch gave out.  :banghead: Oh well, I'll put in some more time later.


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« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2010, 09:36:43 am »
Great game. I have been too busy to play it much though. Getting to the 3rd level boss on one credit is tricky. I really need to practice but I dont think the compitiion will last long enough for me to get the high score! :laugh:
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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2010, 10:38:12 am »
I cant even catch the high score with a continue!
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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2010, 04:53:46 pm »
So I thought I'd bump this thread before the deadline expires. (It almost made it to the 3rd page!) I have 4 or 5 scores in the 400k range. That mini boss on the 3rd level is just so hard! I'll give it a few more tries before midnight tonight but it looks like doteater doesn't have much competition on this one.

Good luck everyone

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« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2010, 02:08:03 am »
Well I give up... I tried my best. Even after taking the picture I played a few more games and managed to get 453k  :banghead:

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Re: High Score Competition #45 - Metal Slug (surprise...)
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2010, 11:51:43 pm »
Hewskie can you please pick the next game? My cab is in ruins at the moment and it will be some time before its sorted.

  
 

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