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Author Topic: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger  (Read 1153 times)

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2019, 06:33:20 am »
It embarrasses me that there are some who are improving their scores by more than my entire total.

To be fair, that isn't so difficult in the later levels. That jump in my score mostly was from getting one secret item.

High score competition #215: Magic Sword. Guess who sicced that one on us? Right. popsicle. Guess who won and who came second? Right.
Of course, pops had a head start there, too.

Man, you sound almost bitter. Is there a 'need an enema' emoji? :D
Just messing, Yam.

Nah, I'm good. I keep playing for the challenge. This game in particular I don't care for much, what with the levels getting bigger and bigger and having to play through them so many times just to get a little bit further into the last one. If this wasn't one of your favourite games, I probably would have had the high score by now and wouldn't have to play it anymore. So you are to blame  :)
Fun fact: The first time I got to level 5, I thought that I had played the game before and somehow forgot what levels 1-4 looked like. Then it went click and I realized that there's another compo game that has a very similar level. A game which I also didn't like very much. Mystic Sword, successor to this one.

Can't wait to take third in the next one and choose Mystic Marathon again xoxo

That one was before my time, but I distinctly remember that it managed to piss me off in the short time I gave it while testing thousands of games in my romset. So, sorry, you will never be allowed to make third place again  ;D
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2019, 07:21:44 am »
408,500. Level 6. Now it's getting harder. Especially if you can't afford to buy the best weapon because you have to spend the zennies on armor.

                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2019, 10:12:47 pm »
another try

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2019, 06:50:37 pm »
I average 70-80k, which is what I got last game.


@Frizzlefried: it's a journey, and not Shinobi, so it should be fun learning.


@yam: um, okay. What are you gonna do?...kiss me?   (((8;)    There are plenty of bonus armor and 1up spots, so one shouldn't need to buy armor. Oh, and having no armor after defeating the boss gives you at least two armor class.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #44 on: July 13, 2019, 10:13:22 am »
There are plenty of bonus armor and 1up spots, so one shouldn't need to buy armor.

That's true for the first four levels, but the enemy per square inch factor ramps up at level 5. If you don't know levels 5 and 6, you are better off buying some armor so you can survive a few hits. That's at least how it works for me. Once I know the level layout by heart, I won't need the armor. But that's not going to happen in the next two days.
                  

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2019, 01:14:34 pm »
Ran through this again this morning and managed to go a little slower on the last few worlds to increase my score. I did run out of time once, but I only lost one other life (boulder).

750,500

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2019, 09:20:19 pm »
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2019, 02:56:11 am »
Steady improvement over the last three games. I used to wait to buy anything until I had 4800 coins, but have early on been buying the second weapon. Last game, I wasn't able to make 4800 after buying the second weapon, coming up a hundred or two short before dying early in level four. This game I somehow was doing well enough that I was at 5223 coins at level four, and was able to buy the third weapon, which makes short order of the purple-robed ghoulie. But I made a lot of goofs, only partly because I don't have the level in memory (I missed the 500 coin from the ghoulie because I couldn't get the jump right before it went away....). Looks like I'll be picking the next game.
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2019, 07:48:29 pm »
Well, I thought I could come in and steal 3rd, but instead I just remember why I had deleted this from my cab.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2019, 08:41:50 pm »
Well, I thought I could come in and steal 3rd, but instead I just remember why I had deleted this from my cab.


This game doesn't deserve deletion. It's cool as hell. At the time when it came out I thought it was refreshingly different than anything else out there at the time.

I keep on trying but can't even crack what I scored last, not to mention get close to 3rd

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2019, 09:53:36 pm »
Alas... the best I could muster was a paltry 36,900...

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2019, 01:37:41 am »
Last place checking in
This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2019, 09:52:00 am »
popsicle             750,500

yamatetsu         408,500

Mr. Peabody      122,900

mimic                 51,200

FrizzleFried         36,900

acvieluf              16.750

jasonbar              9,550

pbj                      7,550

Whoa! 8 players! I'm impressed. Just a few weeks ago I was ready to declare this compo dead. I'm glad that I was wrong.

Mr. Peabody, your turn to choose the next game.
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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2019, 11:26:41 am »
This game started to click a little after I allowed myself to use continues.  Fairly console-like in some ways.  The weird jumping and pits everywhere pissed me off but I can see how someone could get good at this game.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2019, 06:36:53 pm »
popsicle             750,500

yamatetsu         408,500

Mr. Peabody      122,900

FrizzleFried         56,900

mimic                 51,200

acvieluf              16.750

jasonbar              9,550

pbj                      7,550

Whoa! 8 players! I'm impressed. Just a few weeks ago I was ready to declare this compo dead. I'm glad that I was wrong.

Mr. Peabody, your turn to choose the next game.

Um.... 36K for Friz... not 56K...

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Re: ALL NEW BYOAC High Score Competition! Game #40 Black Tiger
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2019, 07:06:16 pm »
Fixed. Dunno how this can happen in the age of copy & paste, but I am able to find a way  :angry: