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Author Topic: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie  (Read 691 times)

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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« on: November 07, 2018, 01:40:04 pm »
ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Games played so far: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156317.0.html

Game #23 - Fast Freddie

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Game Name: Fast Freddie
ROM Name: fastfred
Parent ROM Name: flyboy
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Settings:
https://www.solvalou.com/subpage/arcade_dips/F/fastfred
3 Lives
30k bonus life

Controls:   
Joystick: 1x 8-way
Buttons: 1

A side action scroller that scrolls from left to right rather than right to left. You are Freddie, flying in a hang glider with the goal to make it to the end of the level, kicking balloons, helicopters, birds, targets, etc. along the way.

The contest ends on Sunday November 18th, at midnight, PST.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 10:35:17 am by jasonbar »

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 01:50:16 pm »
ROM Name: fastfred

Parent ROM Name: flyboy


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 01:55:48 pm »
Thanks. Edited top post.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 03:56:56 am »
Joystick 4-way diagonal? Nope. 8-way.

I'll start with 47,240.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 09:44:40 am »
Not much of a score but I'll post it just to keep the ball rolling.  Side-scrolling to the left keeps you on your toes.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2018, 03:28:02 pm »
81,720.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 10:23:20 pm »
What an obscure game. Looks related in graphics to Pooyan, but not as fancy, especially as it was '82.


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You might pace yourself so as not to put off other players.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 04:11:48 pm »
It's unfair to hold back the best scores. If someone just tries to beat the current best score only to find that the real score is much higher, he will be disappointed. We had that situation a few years ago, I was accused of playing dirty then, so after that discussion I decided to always post my best scores immediately.

As for pacing myself, I am. I have played this for about three hours, tops. You can get that score easily if you concentrate on getting the bonus word spelled right away and then concentrating on collecting as many letters as you can (200 points each after having spelled 'bonus'). Don't bother kicking the enemies, you get more points by collecting the letters. It's mandatory to have the bonus and land on the 3,000 points platform, this gives you a 15k bonus.
If I miss spelling the bonus, I restart immediately. Since the layout of the levels and the spawn points of the enemies and their moving patterns are always the same, it's pretty easy to find a strategy for each level. After that, it's rinse and repeat until you get a good run.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 01:29:39 pm »
Pacing myself. 85,650.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2018, 12:32:53 am »
If you spell bonus twice, you get 25000. Three hours is a long time. I have perhaps thirty or forty minutes into it. This game reminds me some of Barnstorming (2600), though going very uncommonly the other way. I hover along the tree line, and wait for planes and birds to kick away. Works pretty well until one quickly comes off screen right behind you.....

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2018, 04:15:45 am »
If you spell bonus twice, you get 25000.

I don't think so. As soon as you have spelled 'bonus', that indicator is locked. You get 200 points for every letter after that, but it doesn't matter if you spell bonus again. In fact, you are losing points because in order to spell it the second time, you have to leave some 'out of order' letters, which costs 200 points each.
I have played a few minutes to test this, I have only spelled bonus and didn't collect any letters after that and still got the bonus.

You get a 25k bonus if you have spelled bonus (duh) and land on the last landing pad (5,000). The bonus simply goes 5k (for 'bonus') * value of landing pad. I only got a 15k bonus because the values of the landing pads go 1,000 - 2,000 - 3.000 - 1.000 - 5.000. I thought that after missing the 3k landing pad it goes from 1k to 2k to 3k again, so I never bothered to fly all the way to the last landing pad.

Thanks for the tip though, while testing I got a new score which would have been 20k lower without this.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2018, 02:46:54 pm »
I think I need to turn off the bezel art.
It's hella difficult to read the letter flags as they swoop by. Not enough contrast.

Flailed through a handful of games.
Pretty fun.
I don't regret selecting it.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2018, 11:33:57 am »
145,280.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2018, 03:18:33 pm »
I hover along the tree line, and wait for planes and birds to kick away. Works pretty well until one quickly comes off screen right behind you.....

Wait till you get to play the second level again after the game loops. The bird that flies in sine curves now flies across two thirds of the screen height. I got to this level with 5 lives to spare and got killed five times by that fonking bird and one time trying to evade it.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2018, 10:45:13 am »
Guess who made 3rd place again? jason, you say? That's correct! jason, your grand prize is the right to choose the next game!
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 11:30:09 am »
Ugh, I gotta stop being so mediocre...

I'm thinking Ninja Combat or Toki...

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #23 - Fast Freddie
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2018, 04:25:36 pm »
Toki [US]: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=158814.msg1670433

Please assist w/ DIPs & confirm ROM name OK.

Thanks,
-Jason