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The past 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
#24 - Defender - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: tcleary
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#39 - Smash T.V. - Winner: jasonbar, Second: quarterstringer
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#41 - Krull - Winner: jasonbar, Second: I/O
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#44 - Son of Phoenix - Winner: jasonbar, Second: syph007
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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
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#61 - Mario Bros - Winner: LeapinLew, Second: Nickelstringer
#62 - Chicken Shift - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: jasonbar
#63 - Roc'n Rope - Winner: dfmaverick, Second: Nephasth
#64 - Moon Patrol - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: jasonbar
#65 - Nibbler - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: jasonbar
#66 - Truxton II - Winner: jasonbar, Second: spoot
#67 - Aliens vs Predator - Winner: Nbk_Orchid, Second: spoot
#67 - Aliens vs Predator - Winner: Nbk_Orchid, Second: spoot
#68 - Caveman Ninja - Winner: Nbk_Orchid, Second: jasonbar


For the next round, I've tried to compromise between old-school & new-school games, but we know how compromises often work out...

Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV, a modern update of Space Invaders--I saw this in only 1 arcade back in the day & loved it, especially the Cattle Mutilation rounds!  :)




Good luck!

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ROMSet: majest12

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Default settings, which should be:

Difficulty: Medium
Shields: 1
Lives: 3

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- One credit only!

- No continues or adding credits!

- No MAME cheats!

- Last day is Friday June 24 (11:59:59pm Pacific Daylight Time), 2011.
 
- High score wins.

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

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- 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!

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-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!

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 06:46:30 pm »
First time........165,320.

Reminds me a bit of Galaga 88.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 04:12:58 pm »
At first I couldn't find the game in Hyperspin eventhough I have the rom but it seems
this is not a parent and I have clones deselected to keep a lot of clutter out of the list.

Will give it a whirl now.  :)

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 04:34:19 pm »
180,590

EDIT: Didn't realize mame doesn't keep the hi-score for this game so it got reset. I didn't take a picture, so now I can't prove it  :(
Of course now I'm only getting around 140K pretty much all the time, but not 180K.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 11:18:42 pm by mimic »

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2011, 09:50:44 am »
Oy, I'm not doing so well at my own pick!

90,280 staying on the right path (the radical path)
111,700 staying on the left path (the more traditional path)

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 11:58:25 am »
Hehe, yeah, the right-path is alot more painful.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 03:38:33 am »
This was my first try at the game, and so far my best of about four or five consecutive games. Did the right path on my second game, and got 95k.
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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 01:13:59 pm »
Gah!  I can get 100-125k pretty much every time without really taking damage.......then I cascade fail.   :angry:

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 04:19:12 pm »
First try: 146,390

a little better 177,970

« Last Edit: June 19, 2011, 04:49:12 pm by jimmy2x2x »

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2011, 05:34:58 pm »
Couldn't seem to break 100,000, until I had a couple of good cow rounds.  Still only 125,030 but I'm happy with it.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2011, 06:08:43 pm »
174,630.  I like this game.


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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 07:00:11 pm »
As the 5-1 stage is crazy hard, I suggest you try to really nail the Cattle Mutilation.

I've played this for about an hour now. It controls way better than Galaga 88.

JOR - 271,140
« Last Edit: June 19, 2011, 07:02:47 pm by emphatic »

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 07:05:54 pm »
Way to go. 

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2011, 09:40:39 pm »
Just broke 200k



2 big factors for me, good score on cattle mutilation and keeping your weapon powered up

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2011, 10:23:18 pm »
Broke 200K myself too, just to find out it's not enough! Not posting pic for now.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2011, 11:08:41 pm »
Well at least I was in second place for about an hour today.    ;D  Definatly going to have to play this more.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2011, 03:17:42 am »
I'm slowly getting better.  Finally broke 200K.

209,150

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2011, 10:51:01 am »
2 big factors for me, good score on cattle mutilation and keeping your weapon powered up

Yep. Also, here's a little tip: Take out the invaders column by column (best to start with the side that's heading towards a screen border as they will ascend towards you every time they reach that border. This makes the game somewhat easier (at least as long as those friggin' space rocks aren't raining on you or the circling jerks that's so hard to hit unless you have two power ups.

To score well on the Cattle Mutilation, try to not let any cows be abducted (20K points) but more important, try to hit the enemies as far away from you as possible. You can also let the aliens pick up a cow, then shot the ship (not the poor cow) and get big points. It's very hard to reach the second bonus round IMHO, so the key to win this competition is to score big on the first one (or reach the second for a 300K score).

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2011, 12:03:41 am »
300k ;)


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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 01:30:57 am »
NNNOOOOO!!!!  I don't stand a chance now.  Good job Jimmy.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2011, 01:56:10 am »
Don't give up!

I had a really lucky round, quite a few powerups at the perfect time + I managed to hold onto my powered up main gun for most of the game.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2011, 03:28:14 am »
Slowly imporiving my skills.

229,110

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2011, 11:52:13 am »
300k ;)

 :applaud:

Man, I'm impressed. Time to break out my joystick and stop playing on my laptop's keyboard.  :blah:

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2011, 02:50:52 pm »
Hahaha I did the same, I played this on my half converted cocktail cab - was playing with a tiny keyboard switched over to my namco joystick and got the 300k ;)


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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2011, 05:56:22 pm »
And here I was proud of the 86,000 I scored.
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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2011, 06:02:41 pm »
329,240 points!

I actually got to the second Cattle Mutilation, so the score really should be higher, but I had no clue what they saucers were up to so. But anyway,  :afro:

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2011, 02:15:08 am »
Great work emphatic  :notworthy:

Off work for 2 days, I will be giving it my best shot!

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #27 on: June 22, 2011, 03:16:32 am »
Any idea how to always get 3200 pts from the item dropping ships?

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #28 on: June 22, 2011, 07:45:57 am »
It controls way better than Galaga 88.


No. And it shoots way worse.
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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2011, 03:02:11 pm »
Switched to an older MAME (0.99) and it plays much better on my laptop. Broke 400K! Alas, the F12 didn't seem to be set to save a snap, but I didn't see the short "freeze" that happens when you press F12 on later versions, so I pressed Print Screen, luckily.

423,270 pts!

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2011, 03:25:58 pm »
bajesus!

Is the game running at 100% speed now with no frameskipping?

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2011, 06:08:57 pm »
bajesus!

Is the game running at 100% speed now with no frameskipping?


Yes. And no more input lag.

Edit: 430370  ;)
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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2011, 11:28:06 pm »
why is the hi-score table on the last 3 pics that emphatic posted does not match ?


I might have to give this game a try. I like space invaders type game.
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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2011, 12:27:37 am »
why is the hi-score table on the last 3 pics that emphatic posted does not match ?

What do you mean? The background always show the stage background that you ended on. The reason I posted a .jpg once is explained by the F12 button not saving the screenshot. If you think I sit at home with Photoshop and alter my score to impress other nerds online then you must think I'm a sad person.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2011, 05:40:17 pm »
why is the hi-score table on the last 3 pics that emphatic posted does not match ?

...alter my score to impress other nerds online then you must think I'm a sad person.
hey, who are you calling a nerd! I'll kick your ass in a game of chess while watching Ultra Extreme Edition of Lord of the Rings anytime of teh day!

I think I'm gonna give up with hi-score around 222K unless Thenasty's accusations are going somwhere  :laugh:

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2011, 05:57:30 pm »
hey, who are you calling a nerd! I'll kick your ass in a game of chess while watching Ultra Extreme Edition of Lord of the Rings anytime of teh day!

 :cheers: Everyone knows that the smartest guys have glasses and rather watch SG-1 instead of putting the moves on the Mrs.

Btw, the game is a bit unfair, because unless you get really nice powerups ( S or P icons) in the first two rounds then play it really safe you're in for a tough ride. My most successful route this far IIRC is:

LEFT
RIGHT
LEFT
LEFT
RIGHT

or

RIGHT
LEFT
RIGHT
RIGHT
LEFT

The key is choosing to change direction as the second "checkpoint" appears, or the following stages will get really nasty. Too bad this game doesn't give you extends. It would be much more fun to play then.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2011, 07:26:45 pm »
Empahtic, I meant the Score Listing don't follow thru.....

Like your previous lower score is not listed when you get a New higher score.

Does the game only saves the first 2 or the first one only (like Asteroids Deluxe, only the first 3 gets saves)


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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2011, 07:52:24 pm »
Empahtic, I meant the Score Listing don't follow thru.....

Like your previous lower score is not listed when you get a New higher score.

Does the game only saves the first 2 or the first one only (like Asteroids Deluxe, only the first 3 gets saves)




Oh. No, I don't have a highscore.dat file even, so it's not saving my scores. If I feel that I've screwed up, I just go to the END character and the initials entry will be blank. Just playing for fun on my laptop, so the bare minimum = a folder with MAME + the roms.

I think this will be my last entry in this game's tournament: 484,040 pts!

When you've played the bonus rounds enough, you'll start to memorize 'em, and I can get almost 200K from the first one now.

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2011, 08:42:27 pm »
Looks like you have it in the bag emphatic!

If you do win, don't CAVE in and pander to others - choose something you enjoy ;)

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Re: High Score Competition #69: Majestic 12: The Space Invaders Part IV
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2011, 09:10:56 pm »
Quote from: emphatic
Oh. No, I don't have a highscore.dat file even, so it's not saving my scores. If I feel that I've screwed up, I just go to the END character and the initials entry will be blank. Just playing for fun on my laptop, so the bare minimum = a folder with MAME + the roms.

I think this will be my last entry in this game's tournament: 484,040 pts!

When you've played the bonus rounds enough, you'll start to memorize 'em, and I can get almost 200K from the first one now.

LOL.  I'm doing the same thing with the blank entries.  Just wish I had a joystick to play with.  Still using my keyboard until my cab gets closer to finish.