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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:03 pm

Still room for a better score, but I just managed this.

80 coins / 21.1 secs = 379.14

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:27 pm

Nice one! I'll try again this weekend.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:42 pm

I shouldn't have gone BOSH! lol ;) Look what I've started!

So before n-g-m had the chance to put himself first on the leaderboard, he's back to where he started - LAST PLACE and the wooden spoon!

Some great scores there but still a tiny amount of room for improvement I think. It will probably take collecting every coin available and less than 21 seconds though!

Anyway it's as you were but with better scores :)

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1. cs4mps: 379.14
2. Lord Innit: 376.19
3. n-g-m: 364.49

I'm sure there's plenty of room for other challenges to make me slip further down the rankings. Gonna keep going though. I should've spotted Lord Innit is something of a Mario 64 master though - just noticed the 120 stars in the top corner lol!
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:50 pm

n-g-m wrote:I shouldn't have gone BOSH! lol ;) Gonna keep going though. I should've spotted Lord Innit is something of a Mario 64 master though - just noticed the 120 stars in the top corner lol!

What, that 22 year old save? I think I've forgotten most of the game. Think I might start a new game :D
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby fierybirdything » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:14 pm

Certainly not winners by any means, but here's my first shot at the SM64 challenge, plus an improvement on one of my F-Zero times.

F-Zero time (SNES Mini) - 25.76
Super Mario 64 coins/time (PAL cartridge) - 367.4 by my calculations.

Not sure if I'll attempt to improve my PAL F-Zero time yet, since I seem to be the only one on that leaderboard right now.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:24 pm

Oh no! n-g-m has been relegated to 4th place now in the Mario 64 challenge. Fierybirdything enters the fray and takes 3rd place , sending n-gm forever backwards. I'm sure if anyone else enters, I'll end up 5th, 6th, whatever is bottom lol! Looks like I'm also 4th at NTSC F-Zero. However, I'm top of the PAL one. Please don't post another score on that anyone, it's all I'm clinging on to :lol:

2 weeks to go on F-Zero
3 weeks to go on Super Mario 64

Keep em coming...

Super Mario 64 Leaderboard
1. cs4mps: 379.14
2. Lord Innit: 376.19
3. Fierybirdything: 367.4
4. n-g-m: 364.49

F-Zero (NTSC)
1. Cs4mps 25:28
2. Lord Innit 25.67
4. Fierybirdything 25.76
3. N-g-m 26:69


F-Zero (PAL)
1. n-g-m: 34.46
2. Fierybirdything 35.10
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:30 pm

And now it's time to announce The Retro Challenge - Challenge 3!

Drum Roll please....

The game:
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The challenge:
SImply clear Emerald Hill Zone 1 with as many rings and as quick as possible using just 1 life. No restriction on the amount of times you can post a score.
Work out your score using the following formula:

Number of Rings / Time Taken (in seconds) x 100

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So I'm counting this score as my first go and I'm top of another leaderboard for now ;)

82 rings / 51 secs x 100 = 160.8 (to 1dp)
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby fierybirdything » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:32 pm

n-g-m wrote:However, I'm top of the PAL one. Please don't post another score on that anyone, it's all I'm clinging on to

Oh dear, mate...

F-Zero time (PAL cartridge) - Boosted my own time to 34.02 this morning.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:01 pm

I can not begin to tell you how many attempts this took. Had to resort to an emulator on the Xbox because after all these years, my N64 controller stick decided to not work any more :cry: I have spares somewhere, just not sure where :roll:
80 ÷ 21 × 100 = 380.95
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:58 pm

Oh my word! Lord Innit nabs 1st place by a tenth of a second to record the top spot on the Mario 64 challenge. Surely we are getting close to the perfect score gents?!
Fierybirdything just couldn't help himself I guess either - I'm not sure how sincere that apology is :lol:

Super Mario 64 Leaderboard
1. Lord Innit: 380.95
2. cs4mps: 379.14
3. Fierybirdything: 367.4
4. n-g-m: 364.49

F-Zero (NTSC)
1. Cs4mps 25:28
2. Lord Innit 25.67
4. Fierybirdything 25.76
3. N-g-m 26:69


F-Zero (PAL)
1. Fierybirdything 34.02
2. n-g-m: 34.46

Sonic the Hedgehog 2:
1. n-g-m: 160.8

I'm still top of one of the challenges ;)
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:10 am

Had "a few" tries tonight... man my hands hurt...

Anyway... finally managed this.

80 coins / 20.9 secs = 382.77

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:54 am

Man that's going to be tough to beat or even equal. Found my spare controllers so will have another go tonight on original hardware, arthritic hands permitting.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 am

If you manage better than that then I think I'd have to concede! I did have a couple of tries where I missed a couple of coins and got 20.8 secs, but not seen 20.7 at all (other than when not going for coins).
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:38 pm

Well, I managed to equal cs4mps's score, though that should still mean 2nd place for me as he posted his score first. I will keep going. Having to use emulation still as my spare controllers each have issues with the stick not working. 80 ÷ 20.9 × 100 = 382.77
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:13 pm

This is madness!

I'll be amazed if that score is beaten - kudos to both of you for an amazing score - I can't even get all 80 coins :lol:

PS: If it stays this way, I'll award you both a gold medal ;)

Super Mario 64 Leaderboard
1. cs4mps: 382.77
2. Lord Innit: 382.77
3. Fierybirdything: 367.4
4. n-g-m: 364.49

F-Zero (NTSC)
1. Cs4mps 25:28
2. Lord Innit 25.67
4. Fierybirdything 25.76
3. N-g-m 26:69


F-Zero (PAL)
1. Fierybirdything 34.02
2. n-g-m: 34.46

Sonic the Hedgehog 2:
1. n-g-m: 160.8
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:38 pm

I can get 381.64 with 79 coins in 20.7 seconds and I just miss one star on the bendy bit at the bottom. Must have done that 6 times and exactly the same star missed :roll: So close.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 pm

I had the same issue but with 20.8... also had 2 or 3 goes where I missed either a blue coin or a bunch of them early on (easy ones) - only to get all the rest in 20.8 - those were annoying! I was finishing every run, even those where I missed easy ones, for more practice on the bendy bit at the end...

If I have any more goes at this I might try on my Retropie with a 360 or PS4 controller, the N64 analog stick is doing my thumb in :) Just finished Mario 64 (120 stars) today so think it's time to give another console some attention.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:05 am

Here's my first entry for the Sonic 2 challenge. The picture isn't great... finding it difficult to get a good photo of it on the CRT, and the white text on the white cloud in the background doesn't help :)

120 rings / 45 secs = 266.7 (rounded to 1dp)

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:36 pm

80 ÷ 20.8 = 384.61 After much fine tuning my line through the final bendy bit, I managed to nab the star I kept missing and beat my last time :D Think I'm done with this one now, that tune is a proper earworm.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:23 pm

I take my hat off to you... it's been said before a couple of times, but that is gonna be a tough score to beat! I got it running on my retropie with a PS4 controller, but I feel like the analog stick is a bit sensitive for that so not sure how it's going to work out. May just need to adjust to it after so many tries with the N64 controller.

I managed a couple of 80 coins/21 sec runs (amazing how that time seems so disappointing now...). I'll probably give it a few tries now and then but honestly can't see me beating your score.
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