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High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« on: June 23, 2010, 12:45:16 am »
The last 45 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
#45 - Metal Slug - Winner: doteater, Second: Hewskie

So there haven't been many puzzle games picked in the 45 competitions so far and puzzle bobble is my absolute favorite!

Competition #46 is Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)


ROMSet: pbobble or pbobblen (Japanese/English) I don't think there's any differences in difficulty or scoring but if anyone knows of any let me know, I will be playing with pbobblen.

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- One credit only.

- No continues!

- No MAME cheats!

- Last day is Wednesday July 7th (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!
« Last Edit: June 23, 2010, 02:18:59 am by Hewskie »

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 03:00:17 am »
Well I guess I'll start it off. If I win I will let the 2nd place person pick as usual. This was my first try, had a pretty good run, lost on lvl 16 to a crappy error on my part.

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 01:38:32 am »
Great game choice!  :cheers:

Although the 3 mil is pretty damn intimidating Hewskie  :scared
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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 12:55:08 pm »
Wow, I played 3 games last night & topped out at 170k.  I was playing pbboblen.

Were you playing the other version, Hewskie?  Is it easier?

Or am I just lousy???   :'(


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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 01:01:12 pm »
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Wow, I played 3 games last night & topped out at 170k.  I was playing pbboblen

That is the one I played and they same the same difficulty wise.  Im pretty sure the breakthrough is getting large chains to fall but i think I need to play a few dozen more games first :)
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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 01:47:02 pm »
Epyx is right, you need to create big chains that touch both sides that are then destroyed with one shot. Here's an example of a chain that I made on the first round. You can score about 1.3 million for destroying a chain.

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 04:19:10 pm »
Hey, I was getting a little worried that nobody liked this game!

@jasonbar - nope, I was using pbobblen

@epyx - You're absolutely right, when you get a little further, lvl 10 or so, there's a few levels that can easily be broken with one bubble netting you over 1 million points. The trick is knowing which levels you have to just try to stay alive and beat and which levels you can go for the money shot!

@quarterstringer - wow, 1.3 mil on the first level! that's a pretty good start

Keep it up guys, like I said I won't claim victory on this one so it's up in the air

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 04:23:30 pm »
OK, I got 1 big chain reaction.  That netted about 1.3M on that move alone.  Score: 1.5M.  Every other move you make in the game is absolute peanuts compared to the big ones.  Can't make it past level 8 yet...

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2010, 04:54:23 pm »
Here is a great Youtube video that shows a lot of scoring tips:







Look at round 9...one easy shot and 1.5m so you that appears to be the key...back to the drawing board now...again great game choice.

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 08:42:51 pm »
The player in the videos is a great shotmaker but he isn't creating any big chains to get the 1.3 million bonus. Here's my score - 3,430,320. I didn't create any chains, I was just trying to finish the game. The game ends at round 30 and I choked and didn't complete the last round.




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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 01:29:01 am »
I'm getting pretty good at getting some big fat scores on round 2.

Why does the bottom of my screen say "LEVEL - 4" all the time, instead of showing the round #, as it does in the videos & screenshots above?

Anyway, made it to 3,010,910 tonight.  Boy, this music drives me nuts after a while!   :dizzy:

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2010, 02:03:55 am »
level 4 is the difficulty, keep it up though, 3 mil is pretty close

I think I'll have a few more trys tomorrow maybe, gotta catch quarter

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2010, 06:33:35 pm »
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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 02:14:19 am »
I've played this game for years and I was always so focused on just clearing the levels, it never occured to me to stack extra bubbles for a higher score.   :-[

But now that I know that...

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010, 04:24:56 am »
6,581,240 - only got to round 6. Tried for too many big chains.

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2010, 11:30:25 am »
On my last session, I got many scores in the 2-3M range.  OK, I think it's time to stop trying for me on this contest!   :hissy:

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 02:04:28 pm »
Finished the game at 16 million.

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2010, 03:32:22 pm »
Haha, now I'm kinda glad I didn't get around to entering this one.  :lol

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2010, 04:15:14 pm »
Lol...no kidding...I thought wow this should be competitive and fun...well it was fun! :)
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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2015, 04:46:03 pm »
I just found this forum so I decided to raise a bit the bar in the high scores for my favorite games :)

Puzzle Bobble high score 19151120  ;D

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2015, 08:23:44 pm »
I just found this forum so I decided to raise a bit the bar in the high scores for my favorite games :)

Puzzle Bobble high score 19151120  ;D

Haha. Unfortunately this competition is closed already and you are NOT the winner! But you can always submit your score here

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Re: High Score Competition #46 - Puzzle Bobble (Bust-A-Move)
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2015, 04:07:36 am »
I just found this forum so I decided to raise a bit the bar in the high scores for my favorite games :)

Puzzle Bobble high score 19151120  ;D

In the ArcadeSpain forum you can try to improve any record of the games that have been played. You can search the forum in google (Retos ArcadeSpain).
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