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Author Topic: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Now playing game #10 - Prehistoric Isle...  (Read 844 times)

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j.fitzenr

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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Games played so far:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156317.0.html


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Game Name : Prehistoric Isle in 1930
ROM Name  = prehisle
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Settings:
   Bonus Life - Only Twice, Lives 3, Difficulty - Standard, bonus Life 100k, 200k

Controls:   
    8 way joystick, 2 buttons (Shoot, Option)

Horizontal Standard.



Ships are disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle. Two planes are sent to an unexplored island, the so named "Hell Island", to investigate the disappearances. They discover an land forgotten by time, filled with hundreds of hostile dinosaurs.

The player's plane in PREHISTORIC ISLE only has a single, straight ahead shot. By picking up a power-up icon from floating dinosaur eggs, however, the ship gains an option. The option rotates around the ship when the secondary button is pressed, and unleashes different attacks based on its positioning: straight ahead powers up the primary weapon, at an angle above fires reflecting orbs, at an angle below drops bombs, straight above or below fires a reflecting wave, and straight behind drops floating bombs. The option and the ship's speed can both be upgraded from icons dropped by dino eggs. Enemies come from all sides of the screen, and the screen will occasionally scroll up and down as well as forward.



So it's a shooter. 1989, by SNK.  Very Gradius-ish. Except you're a biplane shooting the everloving heck out of dinosaurs, and cavemen and stuff.  Oh and there's vertical scrolling too.

You get an 'option' that can be positioned in different spots for different attacks:

Kinda goofy but I've always had a soft spot for this game.  And always sucked at it. 

Five stages.  Don't have any specific tips or secrets yet but let's figure it out together!

Interesting tidbit I've found: TwinGalaxies lists the world record at 1.5 mil!
2nd place? 172k.

Hmm.  Game is hard, is what I'm saying.




Current scores:

1. yamatetsu - 145,900
2. shaolindrunkard - 81,400
3. j.fitzenr - 75,300
4. pbj - 45,800
5. acvieluf - 43,300

Last day: Sunday, May 20 2018, midnight Pacific Time
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Happy Gaming!
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 04:58:31 pm by j.fitzenr »

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Oh hey, here's a fresh choice.  Nice pick.

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ROM Name  = pehisle

ROM Name  = prehisle

I'm somewhat shocked that's the only typo in there! :)  Fixed it.

Let's zap some dinos!
« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 01:05:17 pm by j.fitzenr »

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Awesome looking pick, I've never heard of that one.

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Yeah... I'm going to have to get in on this one. :cheers:
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Looks like I'll start. What a button masher.

43,300



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Weak effort, but for my first score I'll count it.
75300.

Yeah I guess 1930 was before they invented autofire. Right arm gonna be bigger than the left after this one

I was considering picking Hyper Sports tho, so.


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101,450. Yep, you can die twice in a row right after getting the extra life.

                  

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You guys must play a lot of shooters, impressive scores. I am getting a little better with each run. But I find I die the most by running into the stupid power up eggs...


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Me too!!

Glad I'm not the only one.

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This game sucks


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You guys must play a lot of shooters, impressive scores.

Not really, I don't play shooters at all if I can help it. I hate button mashing.

My strategy for the first level is to position the 'option' directly underneath me, fly close to the upper right corner and just bomb everything that enters the screen into oblivion. Works well for a big part of the level.
                  

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You guys must play a lot of shooters, impressive scores.

Not really, I don't play shooters at all if I can help it. I hate button mashing.

My strategy for the first level is to position the 'option' directly underneath me, fly close to the upper right corner and just bomb everything that enters the screen into oblivion. Works well for a big part of the level.

Funny I developed the same strategy, I just keep running into things in the first level and losing at least one life. If I can hold onto all of my lives past the second boss I think I can get a better score...

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145,900.

                  

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Blerg. I adored this game when I just casually played through like, level 1 and spammed credits for a minute.  Not as huge a fan now. 

It's still about a biplane shooting down massive dinosaurs though so I can't hate too much.

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j.fitzenr, your turn to choose the next callenge.
                  

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Just realized that I never posted my highest. Whoops!

I know it's too late, I'm not wanting to be 3rd, just posting to show that I have actually been playing, haha.

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j.fitzenr? j.fitzenr? 



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Ack, working on it!  Sorry, I suck!

  
 

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