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Author Topic: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.  (Read 1079 times)

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This game was in the original BYOAC HS Comp back in 2013 as game #125. Let's bring it back and see if we can top the 1,008,930 high score posted by Comtek.



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ROM name: snowbros
default dip switch settings
Last day: Sunday, 3 May 2020 at midnight Pacific Time.



Game info
Shoot snow at monsters to turn them into snowballs. Press the fire button next to a snowball to kick it around the screen. Any monsters hit by a snowball are killed. If another snowball is hit, it too bounces around the screen. Collect potions for power ups.

List of Potions:
Yellow Long shot
Red Speed up
Blue "Big" snow encases monsters quicker
Green Inflates you like a balloon and lets you fly around the screen killing any monsters you touch. May only appear at certain times.

During every 10th level, there is an end-of-level monster to be killed.

Killing all the monsters on a level with a single snowball causes money bonuses, worth 10,000 points, to fall down, but sometimes a glowing cake bonus will appear instead. When the cake is collected, the game stops and four blue snowball creatures appear for a short time. If these enemies are killed, they each provide a letter: "S","N","O" or "W". Collect all four of these letters for an extra life. The glowing cake can also appear at other times during the game.

Lots of other great hints at this link if you are looking for ways to increase your score.
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,134788.0.html

KLOV - https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9601
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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 02:31:43 am »
Last day: Sunday, 3 May 2020 at midnight Pacific Time.
                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 07:06:04 pm »
I'll open with 635,080.

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 01:03:29 pm »
Nice! I am still sub 500k and figuring out some iterations... a lot seems to hang on those potions dropping early. Specifically the red ones...

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 01:55:18 pm »
The video from that old thread was really helpful.



Definitely have a new appreciation for this game. It was in an arcade in my area here, but I had no idea about those bonuses. Make it rain everyone!

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 05:36:34 pm »
The video definitely helped! 772,330
I think the HS is definitely doable!

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 08:30:10 am »
1,170,190. That random power up system is a PITA. If you don't get the speed power up early on and the blue power soon thereafter, you can kiss your high score goodbye and might as well restart the game.

                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 11:05:03 am »
Nice score!!

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2020, 05:20:24 pm »
Nice work yamatetsu! I have spent some serious time playing the first three levels trying to get a red flask. Little to no luck. On top of that I seem to generate the S-N-O-W level a lot which ruins my HS attempt too. Congrats on the new forum high score!!! I'll see if I can best it over the next few days but that seems like it'll stick. Kudos

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2020, 11:51:17 am »
Yep, it has taken a LOT of games to get this. Also, even if you get the speed boost early on, you have to do a near flawless game and hope not to get the extra lives power up. I had several 900k+ games but fell short because of the points I missed in the early levels.

This will be my final score, my PC died over night, seems the PSU is shot. It takes till tuesday/wednesday until the new one arrives. This will be a looong wait  :badmood:
                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2020, 11:03:20 pm »
Put me down for 963,210!

I really enjoyed playing this one!

Did anyone actually complete SNOW? I was able to get three letters in one round but never got another round to try to complete it. Do you get an extra brother?

Bookmark this one for a competition of two player teams...

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2020, 12:17:33 am »
Didn't even make the high score table.

I was playing barefoot, slipped, and kicked off a toe nail on the front edge of my pedestal. That sucked.

35,870
This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2020, 06:21:19 am »
Did anyone actually complete SNOW? I was able to get three letters in one round but never got another round to try to complete it. Do you get an extra brother?

Yep, you get an extra life. However, in the second bonus round you have to hit the right guy(s) for the missing letter(s), otherwise you'll get letters you already have and end up getting nothing.
So no, I haven't completed SNOW because I immediately restart the game if I get the bonus round early on.


The final scores.

yamatetsu           1,170,190

NuclearWarren        963,210

Alaska                   772,330

pbj                         35,870


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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2020, 01:09:27 pm »
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So no, I haven't completed SNOW because I immediately restart the game if I get the bonus round early on.
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Congrats Yamatetsu! I'll take a look at some options for #62 but please, if someone has a game in mind speak up or just post a new thread!

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2020, 06:43:10 am »
I'll take a look at some options for #62 but please, if someone has a game in mind speak up or just post a new thread!

My PC is still dead, so I can't do anything.
                  

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2020, 01:26:08 pm »
My PC is still dead, so I can't do anything.
Oh no! What happened?!

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2020, 03:41:15 pm »
This will be my final score, my PC died over night, seems the PSU is shot. It takes till tuesday/wednesday until the new one arrives. This will be a looong wait  :badmood:

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Re: All New BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #61 (290): Snow Bros.
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 08:58:02 am »
Game #62: Rompers.