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High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« on: April 21, 2011, 12:13:35 pm »
The last 64 competitions:

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#64 - Moon Patrol - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: jasonbar
#65 - Nibbler - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: jasonbar

I'm a sucker for SHMUPs.  An under-rated, seldom-mentioned pair is Truxton & Truxton II.  Although Truxton II appears harder than Truxton at first, I chose II for the following reasons: awesome weapon power-ups, lots of enemies & big bosses, your bombs travel up the screen instead of just surrounding you in a small halo, 2-player option (not for this comp, but I hope to turn people on to this game...), & most importantly, you can hold down the fire-button to save your index finger from abuse.  :)



Good luck!

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ROMSet: truxton2

(Mostly) DEFAULT SETTINGS (Rapid Fire: On, Difficulty: Medium, Bonus Life: 70k & 200k, Lives: 3, Invulnerability: Off)
Let's flip Territory to USA, since (I assume) most of us are in the  US.  As far as I can tell, this switch affects only the boot-up copyright warning & the title screen language.

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- One credit only!

- No continues or adding credits!

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- Last day is Thursday May 5 (11:59:59pm Pacific Daylight Time), 2011.
 
- High score wins.

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

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- 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.).

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011, 12:14:58 pm »
After getting past the first bit & ramping up my weapons, I found the game to be relatively easy & I had a rather long game.  Score on my 1st try is 305,210.  I'm always a sucker for the red shotgun/spread-type weapons on SHMUPs.

This game definitely has a Raiden feel to it, though it's all in outer space.

Enjoy!  (I hope...)

-Jason

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011, 01:10:17 pm »
WOOOT! LOVE THIS GAME...THANK YOU FOR THIS PICK!!!!

Going to be playing this like mad!
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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011, 12:43:42 am »
What happened to a snap of the game in the heading post?
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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011, 02:46:26 am »
The only thing cool about this game is the backdrop.
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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011, 02:52:10 am »
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The only thing cool about this game is the backdrop.

You are entitled to your opinion ;) I was even less kind to Nibbler...but this game, one of my favs.
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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 10:25:53 am »
What happened to a snap of the game in the heading post?

There's one there. You're not seeing it?

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 10:38:40 pm »
I like this game.  The music is quite calm for a game with so many firey skulls....

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 10:56:39 am »
I like this game...didn't say I was great at it though lol. Not going to bother posting the SS for this low score when I know I can do better. For now the rust:

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 11:45:07 am »
117k  Man the levels are long in this game.  First boss spanked me.   :angry:

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 11:06:49 am »
Wow, I really suck at this type of game :( Can barely get 100K...and I hate games that when you die the first time, you're pretty much screwed because you lose all the power-ups (which is hard enough to play with them, let alone without) I tried a continue or two just to get to the first boss...no way am I beating him :'(

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2011, 12:36:56 pm »
OK, gave it another try, got 125,190. Got to the first boss on my first ship, but I still don't think I'll ever finish him off without dying (and won't after I die either, due to lack of power-ups)

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2011, 05:11:07 pm »
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OK, gave it another try, got 125,190. Got to the first boss on my first ship, but I still don't think I'll ever finish him off without dying (and won't after I die either, due to lack of power-ups)

Same here...beat my above score but shy of yours by about 2k (123,690)...that first boss is a bugger...but im sure once passed him the points will likely double...it's just getting passed him :)
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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2011, 09:56:58 pm »
173k.....finally got past the first boss.

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2011, 09:45:53 am »
I'm in for this one....but can't start playing until Wednesday :(

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2011, 10:21:06 am »
first effort, 125k killed at the 1st boss ;)

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2011, 08:21:29 pm »
what does the "S" bonus do?

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2011, 10:50:32 pm »
what does the "S" bonus do?

Speed upgrade

BTW, 222k for new score.....pretty sure I was just getting to the 2nd boss.  And I failed at taking a pic cuz I'm a boob.  :duckhunt

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 02:04:31 am »
OK, time to give you guys a kick in the pants.  As per my norm, I rocked this game on the very 1st try & then, as I learned the game & its nuances, I never once got close to that first score... :dizzy:

305,210, baby!

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2011, 10:10:51 am »
OK, time to give you guys a kick in the pants.  As per my norm, I rocked this game on the very 1st try & then, as I learned the game & its nuances, I never once got close to that first score... :dizzy:

305,210, baby!

-Jason

Good, maybe I stand a chance of catching up to you then.   :angel:

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2011, 11:50:06 am »
Spoot, what's your weapon of choice?  I'm a fan of red, though blue is fun too.

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2011, 12:17:31 pm »
Spoot, what's your weapon of choice?  I'm a fan of red, though blue is fun too.

-Jason

Well, I prefer Red for the damage and "360 degrees shoot" after powerup....but I do better with the Blue in the first level as it's almost always hitting sumthing and Red won't till it's powered up a bit.  2nd round I'll have to say Red to take out the bigger ships that keep coming up from behind in groups.  Haven't really seen a use for Green yet...perhaps in one of the other levels?

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2011, 08:51:42 am »
Played last night for the first time.  My high was 130k dying slightly after the first boss.  I know I can do better, I'll post the screen when I do.

1st Boss Tips:  Even if you die before the first boss, keep playing to gain experience on the boss.  You'll need it.  I like to hang in the lower right side of the screen during the fight (lower left side is covered with bomb icons).  Eventually you'll take out his spread shot.  Use bombs freely when needed.  After a few encounters with him, it becomes easier.

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2011, 07:53:53 pm »
174,860

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2011, 08:04:18 pm »
And...?

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 11:23:44 pm »
Jasonbar wins, but he hosted....so the next game goes to spoot

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2011, 02:15:54 pm »
Jasonbar wins, but he hosted....so the next game goes to spoot

It does?  Um......aight.  Will think for a few moments.   :)

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Re: High Score Competition # 66: Truxton II
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2011, 04:56:03 pm »
Sorry for the blackout--the wife's grandmother died yesterday early in the morn.  Tried to post on my new Android phone but it didn't take...

Thanks,
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