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High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« on: March 24, 2011, 11:26:44 am »
The last 63 competitions:

#1 - Shinobi - Winner: Destructor, Second: fixedpigs
#2 - Jungle Hunt - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: DeLuSioNal29
#3 - Zoo Keeper - Winner: DeLuSioNal29, Second: Ummon
#4 - Q*Bert - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: CrazyKongFan
#5 - Robotron 2084 - Winner: (+_+), Second: opt2not
#6 - Joust - Winner: (+_+), Second: Shoegazer
#7 - Elevator Action - Winner: FrontyDev, Second: Zebidee
#8 - Mr Do - Winner: DeLuSioNal29, Second: rotheblog
#9 - Hyper Sports - Winner: drawfull, Second: Ummon
#10 - Wonder Boy - Winner: DrFrag, Second: drawfull
#11 - Bubble Bobble - Winner: mrclean, Second: isucamper
#12 - Gun.Smoke - Winner: isucamper, Second: Ummon
#13 - Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Winner: Ginsu Victim, Second: Zebidee
#14 - Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hac) - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: wooowman93
#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
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#30 - Black Dragon - Winner: Epyx, Second: CrazyKongFan
#31 - Twin Cobra - Winner: ArcadeNerd, Second: jasonbar
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#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
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#43 - Astro Blaster - Winner: mimic, Second: WhereEaglesDare
#44 - Son of Phoenix - Winner: jasonbar, Second: syph007
#45 - Metal Slug - Winner: doteater, Second: Hewskie
#46 - Puzzle Bobble - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: Benevolance
#47 - Street Fighter 2 - The World Warrior - Winner: isucamper, Second: jordanshadow
#48 - Crazy Climber - Winner: jasonbar, Second: quarterstringer
#49 - Strider - Winner:Jasonbar, Second: Bender
#50 - Donkey Kong - Winner: wweumina, Second: javeryh
#51 - Champion Wrestler - Winner: vorghagen, Second: Bender
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#53 - Gauntlet - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: vorghagen
#54 - Tapper - Winner: CapriRS302, Second: quarterstringer
#55 - Namco Classic Collection Vol.2 - Winner: jasonbar, Second: CapriRS302
#56 - Gain Ground - Winner: jasonbar, Second: upprc04
#57 - Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters  - Winner: DirtyDachshunds, Second: upprc04
#58 - Raiden  - Winner: jasonbar, Second: Gray_Area
#59 - Buster Bros  - Winner: spoot, Second: jasonbar
#60 - Dig Dug  - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: Matthew Anderson
#61 - Mario Bros - Winner: LeapinLew, Second: Nickelstringer
#62 - Chicken Shift - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: jasonbar
#63 - Roc'n Rope - Winner: dfmaverick, Second: Nephasth

For the next competition, I'm picking a game my friends liked to play, Moon Patrol.



Good luck!

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ROMSet: mpatrol

DEFAULT SETTINGS (For Moon Patrol : 3 lives and bonus lives at 10k, 30k & 50k)

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- One credit only!

- No continues or adding credits!

- No MAME cheats!

- Last day is Wednesday April 6 (11:59:59pm Pacific Daylight Time), 2011.
 
- High score wins.

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

- MAME INP recordings are encouraged but optional.

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

- 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.

-Please make sure your scores are from games that take place during the competition period (no posting your best score from last year, etc.).

Best of luck!
« Last Edit: March 28, 2011, 10:59:34 am by dfmaverick »

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 12:29:04 pm »
It's about time someone picked a game with some funky music. 
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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 02:15:19 pm »
It's about time someone picked a game with some funky music. 

That steady beat you hear is actually my face slamming into a rock cuz I forgot to jump in time.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 05:33:01 pm »
I used to flip the Atari 2600 version. I'll have to see how I do on the arcade one!
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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 06:55:33 pm »
Nice. I just got a Moon Patrol a couple of weeks ago, so I guess it is time to get out to the garage and start playing. Fun game, but I never have been very good at it.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 01:46:08 am »
Finally a game I like. Actually, just last night I played it in the first in months I think. Premonition?

Here's a beginning score. My best to date.
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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 09:44:24 am »
That's about where I make it too, although I can get to the part where you start to go uphill (I think it's around J on the Championship course). There's some wicked boulder spacing and I've only been able to pass that area once (using continues, on a real cab)

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 04:46:17 pm »
Squeaked past on my 2nd try.  I can do better after I memorize the places where there are annoying hole/rock/tank arrangements.

72,180.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2011, 09:27:08 am »
Don't have the exact score, but I think it was 87K. Was playing on a real cab yesterday, and I don't know if the settings are the same. Started with 5 men, got 1 at 10K, 1 at 50K. As luck would have it, got to J on the Championship Course (the one I mentioned I couldn't pass)....had 5 men at that point, lost all 5 :(

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2011, 11:18:17 am »
I'm almost 100% sure that I didn't change my default settings, & I'm starting with 3 rovers, not 5.

Thanks,
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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2011, 11:23:19 am »
My settings show 3 lives and bonus lives at 10k, 30k & 50k.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2011, 11:37:01 am »
OK, won't count a score then ;) I wish you guys would list the settings when you make a thread for a new competition...sometimes the default settings change between versions of MAME too. Unfortunately, I can't change the settings of the machine, it's at the Midwest Gaming Classic and not mine. I think I may be able to pass those boulders after "J" now though, so look out! ;D

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2011, 10:49:26 am »
I wish you guys would list the settings when you make a thread for a new competition...sometimes the default settings change between versions of MAME too.

This is a good idea to put in, instead of just saying default.
So we know we're all playing with same amount of lives and extra lives.

For Moon Patrol it would be -
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3 lives and bonus lives at 10k, 30k & 50k.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2011, 11:00:09 am »
Updated original post.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2011, 05:45:33 pm »
Thanks! If you look back, you'll notice the couple ones I started, I did include the settings :) Also helps with those playing on a real machine, since they might not be able to know what default is (not every manufacturer specified that). That being said, I tried that Moon Patrol cab a couple more times yesterday, but kept screwing up early and quit...got too frustrated ;)

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2011, 05:43:04 pm »
Finally got a little farther, past the uphill boulders after J. You get closely spaced landmines at the top and man are they a pain. Ended up at M on Championship Course with 85080 (with the correct settings ;D )

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2011, 05:49:08 pm »
I may not get good enough to even take a pic. I played a couple of games yesterday and only got to 24k. :)

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2011, 09:15:16 pm »
Um...is there a secret button to start this?  I am using .138 and nothing happens after the RAM / ROM check screen.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2011, 09:52:38 pm »
Um...is there a secret button to start this?  I am using .138 and nothing happens after the RAM / ROM check screen.

You didn't install the secret button in your cab?  :duckhunt

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2011, 11:06:19 pm »
Um...is there a secret button to start this?  I am using .138 and nothing happens after the RAM / ROM check screen.

There are no rom/ram checks. The game just starts up.


Finally got a little farther, past the uphill boulders after J. You get closely spaced landmines at the top and man are they a pain. Ended up at M on Championship Course with 85080 (with the correct settings ;D )

I find double-tapping, like in DK, is helpful. Sometimes paranioically. Which isn't enough in some circumstances. This path from E to J is crazy. Going against form, I played it through a few times. It's been so long since I've been to this spot, I'd forgotten about it. It sure requires some fancy moving, and the right pace. I think I finished it, though. The next leg was just too intense.

I have to say, though, that this version of MAME32 was giving me the hardest games I've played in a long while.






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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 01:38:55 am »
Fudge, on my last try, I aced the beginner course with no losses, but then I lost 3-4 rovers right in a row at the same spot where there were a few holes & lots of spaceships above--usually that part is cake.  Fudge...

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 06:08:03 am »
The second half of the championship course is nearly impossible. It's like they anticipated the homogenous sequentiality of late 80s side scrollers. Totally ruins the game.
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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2011, 10:48:38 am »
Upping the ante a bit :) 89,930 (so close to 90K!) I tried to get a snapshot with "game over" on the screen, but was a tad late. So this is during the demo mode.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2011, 04:30:40 pm »
Added a little more fuel to the fire ;D 95,810 this time.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 01:23:13 am »
I didn't have time to take a pic, but I finally made it through the beginner level for the first time today. I ended up at 53,something. I am hoping to get a few hours to play Tuesday or Wednesday. I think with a little practice, I might be able to get a little higher.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2011, 12:32:16 pm »
Finally got to play a bit yesterday and can now get passed the mine field level and into the 30,000+ scores so may get lucky before the deadline is here.
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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2011, 01:46:31 pm »
I finally got out of the service menu.  Are there any bonus points for that?    ::)  No score worthy of posting yet; the moon is a harsh mistress!


update: 27K is my highest so far.
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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2011, 01:48:22 am »
Uncle.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2011, 09:02:51 am »
Looks like I won this round ;D I'll try and come up with a new game before tonight. I've got a couple ideas, I want to test them out to see which one I think is the most fun :)

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2011, 09:54:51 am »
Congratulations.

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Re: High Score Competition # 64: Moon Patrol
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2011, 09:18:42 pm »

OH, geez! I missed this. Finally a game that I'm in the ballpark of. I really gotta learn to pay attention  ;D


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