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Author Topic: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)  (Read 781 times)

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High Score Competition Rules and Scoreboard

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Game Name : Mystic Riders
ROM Name  = mysticri.zip
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Game Settings:
UNKNOWN: OFF
LIVES: 3
DIFFICULTY: NORMAL
BONUS LIFE: 200000 500000 900000

Controls:   
8-way joystick, 2 buttons (shoot & throw your broomstick, I kid you not)









Players take the role of child witches that ride on broomsticks in this horizontally scrolling, six-level shooter. Broomsticks can be fired off in any of eight directions as a massive power-up.

KLOV: Mystic_Warriors


Last day: Sunday, December 31 2017, midnight Pacific Time
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- Quest for the Bronze Joystick! The most successful competitor of each calendar year will possess & display the BYOAC Bronze Joystick Trophy. See this thread for details: The BYOAC Bronze Joystick.
Happy Gaming!
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146,300 after a few games to figure out the basics.

Cute & fun. Hooray for me for picking this.

Thanks, Jason.
-Jason

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Very festive LOL

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How can a game that looks and sounds so good, be so bad?

I can't figure out why you sometimes do a close-range spin attack, and sometimes not. Not a lot of info on the attract screen... : /

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From a hardcoregaming101 article:

Much like R-Type‘s Force pod and X-Multiply‘s tentacles, Mystic Riders‘ main gimmick is your broom. The secondary button is devoted to flinging your broom across the screen, which can be aimed in eight directions by pulling away from where you want to throw it. The broom is devastatingly powerful, as it not only hits multiple times but can also nullify enemy fire. By wiggling the joystick up and down, you can also enter a spin maneuver, which makes you temporarily invincible. It only lasts for about a second, plus there’s a very brief cooldown period afterward. It’s also rather risky to execute, because if you aren’t quick enough or blunder into enemy fire before you pull it off, you’ll end up getting killed. Still, it’s extremely powerful from both an offense and a defense perspective.
                  

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Thanks. I knew I could look it up, I was just getting whiney about there not being on screen instructions.
I sometimes forget that it would have probably been on the cab itself somewhere.


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149,500. I just love having to pull the joystick in the opposite direction of where I want to shoot the broom. Thanks to the idiot who came up with that bright idea.

                  

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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 10:36:47 am »
207,900.

                  

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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2017, 12:06:35 pm »
Argh. Slow progress for me. 168,500



Considering Jason started this with 146000 points I'm assuming he's going to post some major high score in the next day or two.

In other words, I don't feel very confident about my performance, haha.


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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2017, 12:19:06 pm »
PS - I've noticed that it's not awarding extra lives?

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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2017, 12:36:42 pm »
217,100. You get an extra life at 200,000, and, presumably, at 500,000 and 900,000.

                  

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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2017, 12:40:36 pm »
Ahhh. Looks like the dip switch settings in mame are all missing zeros.

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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2017, 12:48:31 pm »
Probably.

In case you haven't noticed: You get a bonus for collecting gems. If you manage to get 500 or more per level, you get 60,000 points. In level 1 you collect as many gems as you can, then you soften the boss up, let him fill the screen, kill him and hurry to collect many, many gems. I haven't managed to collect 500 gems in level 2, although I got pretty close, so after beating the 2nd boss I'm at 170k, give or take 2,000 - 3,000.

Also, there are random 'events' in level 1 that give you gems (a star, a rocket, the word wink), but I don't know how to trigger those. One may occur when shooting the giant bell, one may occur between killing the reaper and the next enemies.
                  

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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2017, 01:00:39 pm »
Yes, I did know that stuff. And every time I get the 60k on level 1, I seem to lose a life in the opening of level 2.

I just stopped playing after about an hour and a half, out of frustration. Not my favorite game, but I can't settle, with it being the last one.

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EDIT, slight bump. 171,600
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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2017, 12:39:16 pm »
Alright, Jason, just hit us with the score already. At least give me a chance to play a bit before festivities tonight, haha.

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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2017, 12:40:40 pm »
178k or so.

Swamped.



178,700
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Re: High Score Competition #233: Mystic Riders (thankfully not Mystic Marathon)
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2017, 11:24:14 pm »
Holy frakk, I can finally put this FRAKKING game away. If you win now, it's yours.

287,000

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Nice score, acvieluf! Congrats, champ!

The final scoreboard.

                  

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Nice score, acvieluf! Congrats, champ!

The final scoreboard.


Thank you sir. And thank you for not playing every week, along with Waki, popsicle, and others who are much better than me.   :lol

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You have earned it. Sometimes there is indeed a reward for having worked more than others  ;)
                  

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You have earned it. Sometimes there is indeed a reward for having worked more than others  ;)

Fair enough. Thank you sir.  :cheers:

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PS--I'm too swamped to carry on. Have fun without me. I got 3rd in this one. Somebody else please set up the next game. Enjoy!
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If I remember correctly, the champ has the honor of picking the first game.

However, the BYOAC High Score Competition sadly is pretty much dead. It's no big challenge if posting pretty much any score gets you into the top 3. There seem to be some people out there who watch the show, but there are too few players. So, unless we find something to make this more attractive to some new (or old) players, I think the BYOAC High Score Competetion should be laid to rest  :(
                  

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However, the BYOAC High Score Competition sadly is pretty much dead. It's no big challenge if posting pretty much any score gets you into the top 3. There seem to be some people out there who watch the show, but there are too few players. So, unless we find something to make this more attractive to some new (or old) players, I think the BYOAC High Score Competetion should be laid to rest  :(

I agree.

BUT.

With all of the turnover on this forum (long term people gone/inactive) and plenty of noobs here.  Why don't we start over?  Same rules, all games are open for play?

It would seem that may attract plenty of others.  Plus, even if someone had competed (even won!) in a game 3 or more years ago, some of the newer ones (myself included), would get to compete against them, too! 

BYOACHSC2 ?  Not very catchy name, but I can come up with something, haha.

What say you?

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Well lifes just starting to slow down a lil for me so may be able to start playing again!
Cant kill it off, to much fun and a chance to play new games.

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Or maybe they won't........but I think the only way to find out if they will come is to build it....

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With all of the turnover on this forum (long term people gone/inactive) and plenty of noobs here.  Why don't we start over?  Same rules, all games are open for play?

It would seem that may attract plenty of others.  Plus, even if someone had competed (even won!) in a game 3 or more years ago, some of the newer ones (myself included), would get to compete against them, too! 

BYOACHSC2 ?  Not very catchy name, but I can come up with something, haha.

What say you?

Opening all games for play may help getting more people into the challenge, but that would probably be just an increase per game. People will only join the games they like and skip the rest. So longterm players (who, like me, have not played that game before) would have to go against rabid fans masters of the game, probably not making it into the top three. So we will end up with many players who will make just a few points, and also longterm players who will just make a few points, if any at all.

I'd say this renders the championship pretty much useless, so how about opening all games for play, ditching the championship and the point system completely, and just doing a bi-weekly challenge? We could use the system we're using now, the 3rd best player chooses the next game, makes the thread for it, etc.

And since acvieluf has worked hard to become the champ, he should choose the first game.

As for the name: - BYOC High Score Challenge Reboot
                         - BYOC High Score Challenge bi-weekly
                  

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Are the rabid masters of the games even here, still? 

But aside from that, I like the idea. 

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I'll choose a game later this evening. My Mrs broke her arm sledding today, so we're stuck at the hospital at the moment.

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I'll choose a game later this evening. My Mrs broke her arm sledding today, so we're stuck at the hospital at the moment.

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Thats sad news!

As for the comp sure, It does not need to be serious, Just a bit of fun!
That is the whole point after all :)

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Ok, sorry it took me so long, but here we go!

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156223.0.html

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Congratulations acvieluf!

Sorry to be absent of the last part of this year, both in competing and keeping up with the posts. Maybe we can have the 'high score competition' thread unstickied now that the rules have changed.

If you want the golden joystick, you'll have to wrestle it away from Jasonbar  >:D

Happy 2018, everyone  :cheers:

 

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If you want the golden joystick, you'll have to wrestle it away from Jasonbar  >:D

Golden joystick? Dang, what competition have you been playing, pops? We're all about the bronze over here.

Custom plaque already ordered for the champ.
Happy to clear up that 1 cubic foot of volume in the bottom of my cab & mail it to the champ as soon as it gets the new plaque!
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Golden joystick? Dang, what competition have you been playing, pops? We're all about the bronze over here.

Whoops, lol! Details, details.

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Popsicle, you just go back to your diamond joysticks & platinum buttons, you high roller.

  
 

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