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High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:24:35 pm »
Previous winners
#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
#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
#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
#52 - Karnov - Winner: DrFrag, Second: darcyp
#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
#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
#68 - Caveman Ninja - Winner: Nbk_Orchid, Second: jasonbar
#69 - Majestic 12 - Winner: emphatic, Second: jimmy2x2x
#70 - Sky Shark - Winner emphatic, Second: jasonbar
#71 - Make Trax - Winner: djm858, Second: jasonbar
#72 - Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo - Winner: quarterstringer, Second: djm858
#73 - Bomber Man (Japan) - Winner: djm858, Second: AlienInferno
#74 - X-Men - Winner: djm858, Second: jasonbar
#75: MotoRace USA - Winner: 51mmz0rz, Second: jasonbar, Third: CrazyKongFan
#76: Gaplus - Winner: jasonbar, Second: Gray_Area
#77: Time Pilot '84  - Winner: jasonbar, Second: Spoot
#78: Shadow Dancer  - Winner: StriderDSO, Second: Hurray Banana
#79: Omega Race - Winner: CrazyKongFan, Second: JasonBar
#80: Amidar - Winner: jasonbar, Second: CrazyKongFan
#81: Pleiads (Pleiades) - Winner: Hurray Banana, Second: jasonbar,
#82: Snap Jack - Winner: Kixfan, Second: jasonbar,
#83: Mr. Do's Wildride - Winner: Draginit, Second: Bender
#84: City Connection - Winner: patbb, Second: kikfan
#85: Space Dungeon - Winner: paigeoliver, Second: doteater
#86: Up 'N' Down - Winner: Draginit, Second: Jasonbar
#87: Metro Cross - Winner: Draginit, Second: Kixfan
#88: Timber - Winner: PatBB, Second: Kixfan
Now #89: Lady Bug

Lady Bug (1981) by Universal
Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Bug_%28video_game%29








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ROMSet: LadyBug

Difficulty: Medium
Rack Test [Cheat]: Off
Freeze: Off
Cabinet: Upright
Free Play: No
Lives: 3

Special Rules: Extra Lives can be obtained by spelling Extra.

Twingalaxies High scores:
Arcade: 1,081,370 by Dwayne Richard
MAME: 524,400 by Alex Pederson


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- One credit only!

- No continues or adding credits!

- No MAME cheats!

- Last day is Sunday April 22rd (11:59:59pm Pacific Daylight Time), 2012.
 
- 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 among 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.).

- Use of autofire or other non-standard hacks within MAME or your PC's OS are not allowed.  No program or other person or entity of any sort may manipulate your controls during your game.  Coaching & back-seat driving is fine as long as the party doesn't directly influence the game or controls.

- If you can beat any of the high scores from the previous competitions, you can submit your score to the BYOAC High Game Scoreboard.

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I shortened this competition 1 day so that we are at the normal Sunday finish.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2012, 01:33:48 pm by patbb »

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 06:53:30 pm »
Nice pick!   I used to play the hell out of this on my Colecovision.   I would say the arcade version is considerably harder.

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 06:58:51 pm »
extremely difficult with an 8-way...I may have to play with my keyboard :(

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 08:27:45 pm »
This game is ghetto.
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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 11:29:29 am »
Good choice for a game! I do have a question though...what end date did you mean to use, Sunday or Monday? April 23rd is on Monday, not Sunday.

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 01:34:25 pm »
Good choice for a game! I do have a question though...what end date did you mean to use, Sunday or Monday? April 23rd is on Monday, not Sunday.
SUnday the 22nd, correction made, thanks.

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 03:06:00 pm »
39,100 on my 2nd game, after I figured out the strategy of the colors & items to pick up & the vegetable prize.

This game is hard on my shoulder--it's a bit unforgiving with the required precision for turning corners & such.

Cute but frenetic.

-Jason

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 04:00:51 pm »
39,100 on my 2nd game, after I figured out the strategy of the colors & items to pick up & the vegetable prize.

This game is hard on my shoulder--it's a bit unforgiving with the required precision for turning corners & such.

Cute but frenetic.

-Jason

This is my strategy:

I get all the hearts in blue. This way you have a X5 multiplier on everything.
Then I grab the letters to spell EXTRA in yellow unless I already have it then I try to get it red.
All the other letters, the one that spell SPECIAL, I take in red.
A red letter is worth 800 X 5 = 4000 points. (If you took the 3 hearts in blue)

It's not important to spell SPECIAL, you only get an extra game!
It's not like on the Coleco Vision version where you have a bonus screen with only veggies.

Another important thing to know, especially for later levels when the vegetable is worth a lot of points, is that if you grab the vegetable (in the center) and then an bug kills itself by running in to a skull, the vegetable will reappear when the bug will gets out of his hole.





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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 06:42:13 pm »

This is my strategy:

I get all the hearts in blue. This way you have a X5 multiplier on everything.
Then I grab the letters to spell EXTRA in yellow unless I already have it then I try to get it red.
All the other letters, the one that spell SPECIAL, I take in red.
A red letter is worth 800 X 5 = 4000 points. (If you took the 3 hearts in blue)

It's not important to spell SPECIAL, you only get an extra game!
It's not like on the Coleco Vision version where you have a bonus screen with only veggies.

Another important thing to know, especially for later levels when the vegetable is worth a lot of points, is that if you grab the vegetable (in the center) and then an bug kills itself by running in to a skull, the vegetable will reappear when the bug will gets out of his hole.




thank you for this..it literally doubled my score instantly!! so now im right at about 45k but only had a chance to play a few games this way..got plenty of time tho ...

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 01:04:48 am »
68,430 tonight! Woohoo!

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2012, 07:04:36 am »
52,700

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 08:40:20 pm »
Muhahahhahahaaaaa >:D  yous guys better step it up a notch...im over 85k...ill be posting once i break 100k....muhahahahaaaaaaaa  (<---its all in good fun.)






---thanks to patbb,,,his strategy is key!


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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2012, 12:38:18 am »
ugh...i cant seem to repeat and surpass my current high..can always get right around 80k and panic lose any guys i have left.. :hissy:  cant imagine marathoning this to 500k..sheesh!

my entry: 86,390

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2012, 06:03:06 pm »
Alright, raising the bar a bit.   150,620

Pretty much using the strategy described earlier.   I think I got luck and was able to get at least 2 extra ladybugs.   Not sure which round it is but things SEEMED to get easier.   The clock moves faster but the bugs seem to move slower.   I also try to get as much of the outside of the maze done as this seems to cause me the most problems.


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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 12:55:44 am »
Let me start by saying, I AM AN IDIOT!    :dizzy:

I either misread the difficulty setting or didn't set it right.   I was playing the easy mode.   So, I humbly request we remove my previous score.   Changed to medium (and verified the other settings) and did notice the bugs are quite a bit smarter in the first few rounds than in easy mode.   I was able to make it as far as my previous attempt but had to bypass collecting certain letters I needed so that I could complete the board (which reflects the loss of points)

So my proper score is 110,530


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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2012, 07:58:29 am »
Let me start by saying, I AM AN IDIOT!    :dizzy:

I either misread the difficulty setting or didn't set it right.   I was playing the easy mode.   So, I humbly request we remove my previous score.   Changed to medium (and verified the other settings) and did notice the bugs are quite a bit smarter in the first few rounds than in easy mode.   I was able to make it as far as my previous attempt but had to bypass collecting certain letters I needed so that I could complete the board (which reflects the loss of points)

So my proper score is 110,530



I think the default is Easy, but twingalaxies ask for Medium.
110K is still a very good score.

Do you have any "patern" for the doors?
A way to place the doors to help you get the vegetable for example.
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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2012, 07:33:16 pm »

I either misread the difficulty setting or didn't set it right.   I was playing the easy mode.   So, I humbly request we remove my previous score.


ouch....me too  :(   i shoulda paid closer attention..i usually go to settings first no matter what, but i got used to seeing everything set to default as listed..so my score is invalid too.. i might try for another later this week..

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2012, 08:55:32 pm »

I think the default is Easy, but twingalaxies ask for Medium.
110K is still a very good score.

Do you have any "patern" for the doors?
A way to place the doors to help you get the vegetable for example.


Well, whatever way I set the doors it doesn't take but 15-20 seconds before they circle around (wasn't quite this hard on the easy setting).   So it is really easy to get trapped with a bug working around the doors and 1 on the other side.   I usually try to run to where ever they are not and then if needed make a run for a vegetable.   I really think that luck has a lot to do with this game.   I've has some runs where almost every round placed a letter in front of the bug home.   I have also had games where I was able to spell extra at least twice and spelled special once.   

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 01:39:49 am »
I too was playing on the easy level. Strike my score.

I used to check the DIPs religiously before each comp, & they were always (well, almost always) already set to the default Twin Galaxies settings. So, I got lazy recently & stopped checking...

Oops!

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2012, 05:24:48 pm »
Hah hah hah hah. Man, another one of those timeless comps.........
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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2012, 11:34:09 pm »
Heh, I was wondering how you guys were getting such good scores. I was playing at medium and could barely break 30K. On easy, I can do much better than that.

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2012, 12:51:56 pm »
Heh, I was wondering how you guys were getting such good scores. I was playing at medium and could barely break 30K. On easy, I can do much better than that.

I usually try to clear as much as of the middle as I can but am also conscience that I need to get the 3 hearts in blue as soon as possible to get the max points.  I also try to figure out what letters I need in what color before the round starts.   At the medium setting the bugs are pretty good at getting around doors.   You have to have a sense for when the colors are going to change.   If you just hang around a letter waiting for it to change you are going to end up getting run off.   I average about 11-14k for each of first 3 rounds.   As things start to speed up I try to get as much as I can around the center or on the other side of a set of skulls (knowing that the first couple are going to die before they get to me).  I also start strategically ignoring some letters just to get to the next round.   I think round 9 or 10 is where things settle down a bit and you might say it is a little easier in some aspects.  I have really struggled to get close to my high score (103k is as close as I've been).  I have have some games where I've had as much as 70k on my first ladybug but due to the fact I never got the required letters I needed to get even 1 extra ladybug I got wiped out and ended my game in the mid 80's.


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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2012, 01:26:14 pm »
This game is ghetto.

agreed agreed agreed,,,,,kixfan your the winner..lets start the next one already!!!  >:D   hehe

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2012, 05:46:14 pm »
New game will picked shortly.

Considering flicky or Scramble.

Any suggestions?

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2012, 09:24:21 pm »
Ok, I am making an executive decision and naming Patbb as second place.   I was getting all confused with all the invalid scores.   If anyone feels they should have been second just speak up.    I apologize in advance!     :-[

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Re: High Score Competition #89: Lady Bug
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2015, 09:57:24 pm »
Sorry to bump a 3 year old thread but I just got a nice High Score today on my dedicated Lady Bug...
162,960...apologize about the sideways photo uploaded from my phone.
2,370,650 Gun.Smoke

  
 

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