The Shmup / Retro / Arcade Game High Score Challenge Thread Page 2

  • voden 9 Jul 2019 20:57:41 747 posts
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    Just watched a replay, seems manual has a higher top speed.
  • Steifybobbins 9 Jul 2019 21:05:20 566 posts
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    @voden it does
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Jul 2019 21:41:22 6,315 posts
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    Damn! You two are nuts fast! I'll have to try manual gears, but I'm naturally quite awful at any racing game with manual gears.
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Jul 2019 21:47:04 6,315 posts
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    Ok, so you can actually hang in 7th gear on the first track, once you hit it. Immediately I've improved my best time to a 03:16.56. It feels like there's a bit of room for improvement and I'm really still trying to find a consistent line through the final two corners.
  • voden 9 Jul 2019 22:09:29 747 posts
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    I did 3:12.50 with manual and I don't think I'm knocking much off that. Doubt I can get it into the 3:11s anyway.

    Brilliant game though, have loved it since I first played it in the arcade, had the 32x version as well. Shame they didn't add the 32x tracks to this.
  • Steifybobbins 9 Jul 2019 22:18:02 566 posts
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    3.11.31 is the official time sat at 55th this week. I think I can beat it but I was distracted by Mario maker. Doesn't beat my 7th place on sonic racing transformed ocean view course. The only time I was ever good at games ha ha
  • voden 10 Jul 2019 01:26:28 747 posts
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    Got it down to 3.11.78 and it's starting to get annoying as a restart is needed with a slight mistake.
  • DangerousDave_87 10 Jul 2019 01:35:50 6,315 posts
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    Not sure where I'm finding 5 seconds on you guys. On one of my last runs I set the exact same lap time 3 times! You must be hitting low-37 second laps, right?
  • voden 10 Jul 2019 01:47:00 747 posts
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    Low 38 with the first lap being low 39, have had 37.90 as my lowest but can't hit it consistently.
  • Steifybobbins 10 Jul 2019 06:04:21 566 posts
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    @voden same here. I agree too that it gets frustrating at 3.11 a lot of the cars get right in your way if you go that fast
  • OllyJ 10 Jul 2019 08:03:59 4,539 posts
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    What's a decent Shmup on Switch then?
  • rice_sandwich 10 Jul 2019 08:07:47 5,607 posts
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    @OllyJ

    Any of the Psikyo ones are a good place to start. There's a big list here:

    https://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62430

    Depends if you prefer bullet hell or more traditional setup.
  • OllyJ 10 Jul 2019 08:15:50 4,539 posts
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    @rice_sandwich My favourite is probably Gradius V to be honest, even if I never finished it.

    I really like Skyforce Anniversary on the PS4/Switch even if it's not one considered to be COOL I loved it.
  • voden 10 Jul 2019 08:27:45 747 posts
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    @Steifybobbins they do, that first lap is brutal.
  • voden 10 Jul 2019 09:31:29 747 posts
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    Just got 3:11.31, think I'll leave it at that.
  • Steifybobbins 10 Jul 2019 22:22:41 566 posts
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    @voden I see you scored the exact same time as me. Nice one. Took me a lot longer mind!
  • Steifybobbins 10 Jul 2019 22:26:19 566 posts
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    @voden didn't you used to play splatoon with thingy? I think we played that too, my switch name used to be Ross
  • voden 10 Jul 2019 22:27:52 747 posts
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    Thanks, I got it down to 3.11.21 earlier. Not much I can take off it now.
  • voden 10 Jul 2019 22:30:01 747 posts
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    I did play Splatoon, not touched in over a year and a half though. I stopped for Monster Hunter World and just never started it up again.
  • Steifybobbins 10 Jul 2019 23:05:59 566 posts
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    @voden same here I sold my switch and lost the save. Couldn't be bothered to grind back to where I was
  • Steifybobbins 10 Jul 2019 23:06:25 566 posts
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    @voden awesome I'll give it a go
  • voden 11 Jul 2019 19:02:21 747 posts
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    Got it down to 3.10.71, pretty sure that's as good as I'm getting. Will leave it at that.

    I was wrong I got 3.10.31 right after it with a fastest lap of 37.68, bloody game is so addictive.

    Edited by voden at 19:20:41 11-07-2019
  • DangerousDave_87 11 Jul 2019 19:46:41 6,315 posts
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    @voden Very impressive! I still can't get under 3:16:00. I'm starting to dip into the 38.7's on lap times, but I've got nearly a second per lap to find on you.

    It is very addictive, too.
  • voden 11 Jul 2019 19:50:44 747 posts
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    What steering mode are using? I find normal with the dpad is the easiest for me, even though the fastest seem to use arcade + analogue.
  • DangerousDave_87 11 Jul 2019 19:51:46 6,315 posts
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    Wahey! Just managed 03:15.81 on manual gears. Only 5.5 seconds behind you now!
  • voden 11 Jul 2019 19:58:16 747 posts
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    Nice, it comes off easier than you think as well. I never thought I'd get near Steifybobbins.
  • DangerousDave_87 11 Jul 2019 20:01:04 6,315 posts
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    You're 15th in the World!
  • voden 11 Jul 2019 20:10:50 747 posts
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    That's as good as it's getting though, that 37.68 was lucky.

    Well there's always the corner skip at the last corner but I haven't bothered with that yet.

    Edited by voden at 20:12:38 11-07-2019
  • dai_bonehead 13 Jul 2019 09:48:33 470 posts
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    @rice_sandwich it's a classic. 1983 or 84 i think.

    The sequel is even better.
  • DangerousDave_87 13 Jul 2019 09:56:48 6,315 posts
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    voden wrote:
    What steering mode are using? I find normal with the dpad is the easiest for me, even though the fastest seem to use arcade + analogue.
    I completely missed this post! What is the default setting? I'm using the analog stick with whatever the default steering is. I'm not sure on the differences between the two, to be honest.
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