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ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:34:10 pm »
ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Games played so far: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,156317.0.html

Game #27 - Battle Garrega

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Game Name: Battle Garrega
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Buttons: 3 [Fire|Bomb|Wingmen Formation]

Battle Garegga is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up arcade game developed by Raizing and published by Eighting in 1996.

Thought it was a good time to do a significant change of pace and we really haven't had any shoot 'em ups in a while. We'll see how it goes.

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The contest ends on Sunday January 13th, at midnight, PST.
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 04:08:13 pm »
To confirm the settings. My defaults are:

difficulty - normal

lives - 3

bonus life - none.

675,440.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 01:24:30 am »
Neat game. Love this style & genre. Not quite sure how to play it yet but hope to learn & play more soon.

375,320 after precisely 1 game, where about 1/4 of the way through I discovered the 2nd button & about 3/4 of the way through, I understood how to use the 2nd button.

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PS--my game's default settings match yamatetsu's

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 01:00:29 am »
I love a good shmup but can't say I'm that great at them. 292,740 is the best I can do right now.


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 04:47:11 pm »
578,480.

Stage 3. It's like I was just looking for missiles to walk into...

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 08:16:45 pm »
571,670

EDIT - 817,960

I have grown to love this style of game! My only complaint is that the enemy bullets are practically invisible. (Although I've been playing a lot of a Cave game lately, so maybe just because they're not bright pink or blue, haha)

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 09:15:26 pm »
604,980. I'm no Yam, that's for sure. I just now discovered there's a third button! :dizzy:


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2019, 10:04:50 am »
I just now discovered there's a third button! :dizzy:

That button is just for getting you killed while fiddling around with it.

It took me three or four games to realize that this game has autofire. I simply thought that shmups don't have autofire and didn't even try it.

I'm no Yam, that's for sure.

I'm no Yam, either. I don't play shmups, before stumbling upon the high score challenge, I wouldn't even have considered playing a bullet hell shmup. So now I know that I'm able to play them, but I am far from being good at it. I'm sure that if WakiMiko played this, we would be looking at a score in the millions.

So this one might well go to acvieluf, but I intend to make him work for it.

892,970.



966,930. Close to stage 4.


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2019, 10:56:50 am »
I just now discovered there's a third button! :dizzy:

That button is just for getting you killed while fiddling around with it.

It took me three or four games to realize that this game has autofire. I simply thought that shmups don't have autofire and didn't even try it.

I'm no Yam, that's for sure.

I'm no Yam, either. I don't play shmups, before stumbling upon the high score challenge, I wouldn't even have considered playing a bullet hell shmup. So now I know that I'm able to play them, but I am from being good at it. I'm sure that if WakiMiko played this, we would be looking at a score in the millions.

So this one might well go to acvieluf, but I intend to make him work for it.

892,970.



966,930. Close to stage 4.


More power to you! It's about time I got off my lazy butt and actually loaded up a new game in the cabinet! Haha

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 02:53:28 pm »
1,156,800. Still fighting the 3rd boss. Used 4 smart bombs and had homing satellites, no dice.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 04:29:22 pm »
Is it just me or is the hit box very strange on this game?  Seemed like enemy bullets would fly through my wings but make me blow up if they hit one of my guns.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2019, 04:06:45 am »
I googled around a bit and found: It's just you. The hitbox is a simple rectangle in the middle of the ship. I don't know how exactly to trigger it, while the game is booting you can press F3 a few times to get a menu in which you can test the ships, enemies, etc. If you press A + up, the hitbox is shown.

Also, very important, you can choose different versions of the ships by pressing either A, B, C, or A+B+C at the ship selection screen.

Pressing A: standard version
Pressing B: fast version
Pressing C: smaller hitbox
Pressing A+B+C: faster and small hitbox

Choosing other ship types also gives you other weapon types. I shall henceforth use version B of the ship to the right, which is ridiculously fast and powerful compared to version A.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2019, 12:46:10 am »
Golly, I loves me some SHMUPs!

Golly, this game is quite nice.

Golly, I had a bit of time to sit down & get familiar with it tonight.

Golly, it consistently crashes & pops me to my Front End several seconds into boss 2. And I had 400+k & 0 deaths at the time of on one of those pops.


Golly...


Running MAME 115u2 for 99% of my games, including this one
Also on my machine are a few other MAME revs for specialty items or important items that are broken in 115u2:
 105, 108, & 133

Might I be better off w/ those revs? Perhaps there was a fix/improvement made in a later rev of MAME?

I recall a website long ago where one could look up games & see the history of how their emulation, stability, accuracy, etc. evolved over time as MAME revved. Was that MAWS? Is there another such resource available to get my answer?


Golly, thanks,
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 02:14:05 am »
Got it working on 133. Past boss 2 w/out crashing.

Starting to kinda figure out the power-ups & stuff to pick up. Kinda.

Started using button 3 today. Although pinwheel fire is fun, the default formation for your buddies seems to be the best fit for pretty much all situations.

694,310 after a few more games.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 02:07:51 am »
Broke a millie!

I sorta know what I'm doing. Got to 3rd boss. I picked the biplaney-looking one (3rd from the left, I think?) b/c I can never get enough of homing missiles--so fun, C selection for smaller hitbox--I rarely want to be faster on a SHMUP.

So, I know picking up the green arrow things adds a buddy until you've got 4; after that, 500 per pickup.
I know the gray bullet things are your B button-activated special weapon thing. Pick up more, they tally up at bottom left, then let 'em rip w B.
But what are the small & big exclamation points in yellow circles?
And what are the other gold-ish badgey things? Just points?


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 03:34:16 am »
But what are the small & big exclamation points in yellow circles?

Upgrades for your main weapon.

And what are the other gold-ish badgey things? Just points?

Yep, collect them without missing any, their value goes up to 10,000 per badge. Miss one, start again at 200.


1,180,710. My final score.


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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 01:59:44 pm »
End of competition.

acvieluf, your turn.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 02:56:25 pm »
End of competition.

acvieluf, your turn.
Argh. I never did get a chance to get back to this one. I really like this game too.

I should come up with something tonight.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #27 Battle Garrega
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2019, 09:47:10 pm »
I'll put a post up tomorrow, but the next game will be Klax.

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