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Author Topic: High Score Competition #49 - Strider  (Read 6470 times)

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2010, 01:34:38 pm »
Darn you, Bender!  I'm really busy today--I didn't budget time to play more Strider!!!   :badmood:

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2010, 03:21:55 pm »
Spent so much time messing withing my nearly finished vertical cab it was 8PM (GMT) before I had a chance to have one go, but I got a good un, 72200, hope its good enough. I can do better kept messing up on level 5 where you hang upside down between the moving spikes (got killed 3 times there), kept moving before they had re-tracted (plonker).

No time for anymore goes, going on Holiday tomorrow (isle of wight), so need to get sorted, good luck to those still playing.



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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #42 on: August 22, 2010, 04:31:39 pm »
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If you enjoy Strider, check out Osman in mame, kind of similar gameplay

A true testament to the power of MAME when great games are being referred that I haven't played yet even though Ive been around since MAME's first incarnation.

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2010, 10:17:39 pm »
Strider2 works fine on my good machine, but wicked slow on my atom netbook

Hey Bender - just curious, what are the specs on the "good" machine...I just tried running Strider 2 on a couple of year old Dual Core Athlon X2 5000 and it seemed only marginally better than my old P4 2.53 clunker.

Great score too by the way - you guys are nuts, I can barely clear the first stage.

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2010, 12:51:30 am »
73,300
well I think This is it for me
HB I died 3 times in the same spot you did, piss me off I want to get past that bit so bad!!!

DeepBlue, my "good" machine is actually the laptop I took apart for the benderama it's a core2Duo 2.5GHz with 4GB of ram and a Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT running xp64, the 64 bit version of mame is quite a bit faster at least 30% faster for me
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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2010, 01:14:29 am »
Thats twice today I have read about xp 64 running mame a lot faster!

I must try it out on my ageing mame pc

Excellent score there bender, well done ;)

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #46 on: August 23, 2010, 01:33:55 am »
Well done Bender, haven't got time to come back at ya.

I've actually beaten this bloody game in the Arcade so it doubly annoys, that I got killed so lame, it gets harder later when you have the orbs to fight and the amazon boss and kong boss before the final boss (which is a stink)

I think I'm gonna keep playing at this one so I may enter a throw down score at some point.

Well done.
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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2010, 02:01:53 am »
Got back from my dinner party & had a little time to play.  Investigated some opportunities to point-press.  In the first level, you can kill lots of time along the first area & kill lots of guys & midget robots.  That can give you another thousand or so.

Then I came across a sweeeeet point source near the end of the 3rd(?) level, just before the boss that is the giant orb spinning around in the giant empty room.  You can squat there & shoot the small floating mines that slowly fill up the screen & shoot the occasional soldier who comes by.  I had 1 helper which was keeping the soldier from being a threat.  I don't know how many thousands I racked up there, but it was a lot.  You can let the timer run down to near-zero & then enter the big boss chamber & the timer resets again.

88,150 was the result--I didn't quite get as far as those slowloy extending & retracting spikes--that part's a real bear.


Still 1 hour to go--go for it!

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2010, 03:00:37 am »
second again :cry: :cry:

didn't want to mess with point pressing till I beat the game on 1 credit
I did get past the spikes only to die twice in the second orb room
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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2010, 07:42:23 am »
DeepBlue, my "good" machine is actually the laptop I took apart for the benderama it's a core2Duo 2.5GHz with 4GB of ram and a Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT running xp64, the 64 bit version of mame is quite a bit faster at least 30% faster for me

Bender - can you Link me to where I get mame 64?

Jasonbar - my hat off to a true competitor who not only takes top spot again, but tells other players his secret!  :lol

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2010, 08:36:46 am »
Well done guys. Wish I had more time for some proper goes.

Cheers Eric

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #51 on: August 23, 2010, 09:51:44 am »
When I tried to play "for keeps," I just did worse and worse each time. Made me not enjoy Strider.

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #52 on: August 23, 2010, 11:26:34 am »
DeepBlue, my "good" machine is actually the laptop I took apart for the benderama it's a core2Duo 2.5GHz with 4GB of ram and a Nvidia Geforce 8600M GT running xp64, the 64 bit version of mame is quite a bit faster at least 30% faster for me

Bender - can you Link me to where I get mame 64?

Jasonbar - my hat off to a true competitor who not only takes top spot again, but tells other players his secret!  :lol

http://mamedev.org/release.html under binaries

and I second that, Jbar is always generous with the info, keeping with the spirit of the forum!
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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #53 on: August 23, 2010, 11:39:04 am »

http://mamedev.org/release.html under binaries


Duh - thanks, can't believe I missed that.

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2010, 01:04:49 pm »
Well played jason, thats a fantastic score!!

Very sportsman like to share your winning tactics, I like it ;)

bender: Just installed xp x64, massive improvement for me - Thanks for the tip!

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2010, 02:08:19 pm »
Thanks thanks thanks...I'm just a little too competitive for my own good sometimes...   :-[

Looking back on my last mail, I wasn't totally clear--it seems that the game has a 1m29s counter in each area, & it resets when you move on to the next area.  Each level has many areas.  You get no bonus for any time remaining on the clock when you make it to a new area.  And I assume you die when the timer runs out (never happened to me).

I'd never even heard of point pressing until a year or so ago & I've always played games to get far & advance, not to get a high score, so it's against my nature to point press.  It feels weird.  That's why it didn't even occur to me to try this until last night.

Right before the big orb boss, you can hang out on the platform until the timer runs out, and then, when you enter the orb chamber, the timer resets & you fight the boss.  You can't go back & shoot more guards & floating mines.

You can also hang out at the beginning of level 2 & kill tons of wolves, but they're not worth as many points.


Anyway, thanks--I'm glad to see some good competition at the end of this one--since I picked Strider, picking of the next goes to Bender--have at it!
Thanks,
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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #56 on: August 23, 2010, 05:02:31 pm »
Grats Bender!

*cough* horizontal shooter...*cough* R something... ;) jk
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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #57 on: August 23, 2010, 05:04:57 pm »
Grats Bender!

*cough* horizontal shooter...*cough* R something... ;) jk

I like the way you think.

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2010, 05:24:39 pm »
Grats Bender!

*cough* horizontal shooter...*cough* R something... ;) jk

Ya I agree.  I think some TYPE of horizontal shooter would be good...
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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2010, 05:33:26 pm »
BYDO way,  what are you guys talking about?

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Re: High Score Competition #49 - Strider
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2010, 06:51:38 pm »
BYDO way,  what are you guys talking about?


Punny man, Punny!!!

hey glad you got the Mame64 running


Love me the R-Type, but seeing as this the gold anniversary of the competition I got something more diabolical in mind