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Author Topic: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack) SPONSORED BY TORNADOTERRYS  (Read 8290 times)

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The competition so far:

#1 - Shinobi - Winner: Destructor
#2 - Jungle Hunt - Winner: CrazyKongFan
#3 - Zoo Keeper - Winner: DeLuSioNal29
#4 - Q*Bert - Winner: quarterstringer
#5 - Robotron 2084 - Winner: (+_+)
#6 - Joust - Winner: Shoegazer
#7 - Elevator Action - Winner: FrontyDev
#8 - Mr Do - Winner: DeLuSioNal29
#9 - Hyper Sports - Winner: drawfull
#10 - Wonder Boy - Winner: DrFrag
#11 - Bubble Bobble - Winner: mrclean
#12 - Gun.Smoke - Winner: isucamper
#13 - Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Winner: Ginsu Victim

The game for round #14 is Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack -- mspacmnf.zip). Chosen by last round's winner, Ginsu Victim.



Rules:

- You can only use mspacmnf, default settings, no cheats. Slow-down button is not allowed.

- Single Credit only.

- Use any mame version or variant you wish.

- Last day is Friday, March 20th (11:59:59pm Eastern Standard Time).
 
- High score wins (if tied, a tie-breaker game will be chosen at random).

- No savestates, savestate practices, etc during the round.

- MAME INP recordings are optional, but encouraged!

- A screenshot is required to enter a score (press F12 to save screenshot showing your final score) or take a photo of the screen if playing on a real machine.

- If you're a MARP competitor on this title, keep in mind this is just a friendly competition amongst forum members, so maybe you shouldn't enter. However, if you're a forum member and this is a game you're good at and nobody knows about it, this is your time to shine!

This was requested in the past and never made it to the competition, so now is the time. My apologies to those who don't care for the speedup hack. This is mostly to fulfill a request, so let's just have fun with it.

The winner will receive the Ms Pac-man 4-way stick from www.TornadoTerrys.com, which has been donated by Terry himself. The winner will get to choose from the colors below. With shipping, it's about $30.



Color choices:


A Video review by DeLuSioNal29 (thanks for sharing!)


If the winner already has the stick, or would prefer a different prize, Terry has agreed to send them items of the same value from his webstore. THIS PRIZE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO THOSE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. If you do not live in the country, you only win the glory and the chance to pick the next round's game.

GOOD LUCK!
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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 12:40:47 pm »
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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 12:50:45 pm »
lol
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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 12:54:08 pm »
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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 12:57:28 pm »
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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 02:20:44 pm »
Ooh, a game I have a chance at. I've gotta get my cabinet finished before the end date. I want to see how well the U360's work with 4-way games.

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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 03:03:44 pm »
Damn, I was hoping to see Crystal Castles as the next game, but Ms. Pac is just as good.

Do current high scores count?  I hit 235,000 or in that general area a couple months ago and it is currently showing as my high score.  Haven't been able to get near that lately...



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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 03:19:10 pm »
Do current high scores count?  I hit 235,000 or in that general area a couple months ago and it is currently showing as my high score.  Haven't been able to get near that lately...

Scores need to be accompanied by a screenshot and should be recorded during the competition period.

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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 06:48:26 pm »
Damn, this is going to be a hot one.  A lot of people at this board play this game.

I got 60,000 on my first try, but I'm getting killed by an 8-way stick.  Gonna have to figure something else out.  Maybe I'll set my JLF to 4-way mode and use an adapter.

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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 07:03:55 pm »
Well, okay, I won't ---smurfette---. I guess I'll try it out. Nice idea to include a 'previous winners' list.
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Re: Game Competition #14: Ms Pac-Man (with speedup hack)
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 08:54:51 pm »
Quote
Nice idea to include a 'previous winners' list.
Yeah, I thought it was sorely missing from the previous threads.

GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE!

I contacted Terry from www.tornadoterrys.com and he said he is willing to donate the Ms Pac-Man 4-way stick and will give the winner their choice of color as well! This stick has been recommended several times on this forum, but hopefully this competition will allow it more exposure, as well as Tornado Terry's, located in Keller, TX near the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

The color choices are:

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Oh snap... I live in Keller, TX as well.  I just looked at his site and it is seriously just right down the street from me.  Never noticed it before as I don't normally travel that way.  I will definitely have to stop by and personally thank him for offering this up.



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BTW, I just ordered one for myself! ;D

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Oh snap... I live in Keller, TX as well.  I just looked at his site and it is seriously just right down the street from me.  Never noticed it before as I don't normally travel that way.  I will definitely have to stop by and personally thank him for offering this up.

I live pretty much on the southern border of Oklahoma, so I've thought about heading down there many times because of his eBay auctions. There's almost always a good empty cab on there for a decent price. I always miss out on his MVS systems when they're up. I hold out and hold out, then I screw up and don't bid. I've also sent him emails about problems with his listings and he's cool about it (some people aren't when you tell them they've messed up their info or when you tell them how to list it better).

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Suggestion for next game Burgertime

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is that joystick the same that two bits sells ?? is it the same as pac-man ?
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I need a dedicated 4 way my cab depends on it
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Already two competitions and I'm thinking I'm not a very good gamer.  30,200 my first try, didn't waste time on a screen grab. :afro:

I'm going to blame the fact that I haven't even settled on a design to build a cab yet, so I'm playing with a 360 gamepad.   :dunno

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I have always sucked bad a pacman games, never played long enough to learn the methodology behind it.  But I'll give it a shot maybe I will have beginners luck :P

I have 8 way Happ Comps that I got from Terry so I will have to use a gamepad too have much a chance.

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is that joystick the same that two bits sells ??

This is a Tornado Terry's exclusive, so unless they get them from Terry, no.

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19290 Points

Thats not too bad for somebody who has only played pacman like 5 times his whole life is it?  Used keyboard arrows.

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Does single credit even matter
not like you get any continues?

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Does single credit even matter
not like you get any continues?


Well, we are trying to follow the most basic Twin Galaxies rules, which that's one of. It's mostly just a holdover from mrclean's Gun.Smoke rules, since Josh found out the hard way that it's single credit only when he submitted his first score to TG.

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Yeah I cracked the Gun.Smoke Code so to speak... try putting in "256" credits / coins on Gun.Smoke World set, and play it with wlfmame 106.. you should see 40-50 dragon flies on level one, ea. one that you shoot down is worth 10,000 extra pts. Giving you basically an extra 500,000pts to lead off...Don't ask how many games it took to figure this out. Basically once you see a dragon fly appear on Level 1, every 15 credits / tries another one will get added on the screen. This is an interesting piece of code that capcom put into the game. Here is what i originally thought was a glitch:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocTbC6mMvnQ[/youtube]

Twin Galaxies needed to change the rules on that particular game because of me. Who know's what secrets are still left to be found in these 20+ year old games. TG considered it a cheat, I consider it a miracle I was able to discover it. Oh yeah and BTW I was playing with my foot while holding my camera, and shooting with the other hand.. haha
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Wonder Boy has a similar thing.  There are hidden bonuses that reveal E (1000 points), S (2000) points, C (3000 points) and a bonus life in that order.  But it isn't reset between credits, so it's possible to get the higher bonuses early if you play a second credit.

Not quite as dramatic as the Gun Smoke code, but I think there are lots of games with interesting counters like this.  I'm pretty sure Bubble Bobble is another one.

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Yes I just noticed on my Dedicated Bubble Bobble the same thing that if i start the game up again it remembers the triggers.. and you will start to see items early.. like the potion on level 1 ! which usually is screen drops to trigger it.. but obviously it must carry over from the prior game.

Oh yeah also on the Gun.Smoke Quarter trick... usually but not always normally when you insert a coin it makes a sound.. but on quarter 256.. silence!.. and... 256 is the resolution of the game coincidence?? maybe not.
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256 is the memory limit of a lot of old games. Heck, even The Legend of Zelda only allowed 255 rupees. I guess one more would've caused problems.
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Well, I have 66,000+ so far, better than my first couple of attempts, but a long way to go still.  Even with the speedup hack, the ghosts still cheat. :P

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Heck, even The Legend of Zelda only allowed that many rupees.

Off topic, but I can't believe you remember that! That was so long ago. That game consumed my schoolyard for the better part of a year.  ;D

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It was just something that annoyed me back then.

Memory limits are the cause of kill screens, as well.

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I need a dedicated 4 way my cab depends on it

If you win, I'll have to see if Terry is willing to ship to Toronto or not. When I made the rules according to what *I* was willing to pay, I said continental US only. Maybe he's willing to ship there, I don't know for sure. When the competition is over, we'll see who the winner is and deal with the issue if it still is one.

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ACK!!!   :hissy:

I blame the bat!!!

Using a 4-way/8-way switcher bat, I got 130k, 118k, & then something around 150k (shut off the machine quickly in digust before checking my score...I'm such a brat).

Wow, my middle finger sure hurts after playing for 3 long games.  I really appreciate the ball tops now.  Ow.

Too bad my ball top sticks are 8-way only...

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Wow, my middle finger sure hurts after playing for 3 long games. 

Yeah, I hear ya. I flipped off the screen plenty during Ghouls 'n Ghosts ;)

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Wow, my middle finger sure hurts after playing for 3 long games. 

Yeah, I hear ya. I flipped off the screen plenty during Ghouls 'n Ghosts ;)

Dude, don't even get me started on Ghouls 'n Ghosts...   :badmood:

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Okay, here's my token entry. Each time I died because I was moving too fast to avoid something.
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Yeah, it's a bit manic isn't it?  I can move fast enough to avoid the ghosts, but after 5 or 10 rounds I get a bit worn down by the pace and start making mistakes.

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Each time I died because I was moving too fast to avoid something.
Yeah, it's a bit manic isn't it?  I can move fast enough to avoid the ghosts, but after 5 or 10 rounds I get a bit worn down by the pace and start making mistakes.

This is the reason I said no slow down. Had to keep some of the difficulty in place.

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Woohoo! Just got my Ms Pac-man stick! Shipped via USPS Priority Mail on Friday and I already have it!

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Does my score count or not?