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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby The Saint » Tue May 07, 2019 12:01 am

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Fri May 10, 2019 2:36 pm

Here's my first attempt at Castlevania... another classic I had never played before.

Score: 24460

My photo is at the start of stage 4, before doing anything. I had taken a photo at the end of stage 3, but it was before hearts were added to the score, so it was short. By the time I noticed my score going up it was too late.

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Fri May 10, 2019 2:56 pm

Had a couple more tries and figured out a few things... here's my new best for Castlevania.

Score: 41460

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Fri May 10, 2019 6:59 pm

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby fierybirdything » Sat May 11, 2019 2:05 pm

Here's my first Castlevania attempt...

Castlevania first three stages score (NES Mini) - 27910
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Sat May 11, 2019 7:52 pm

Finally had a chance to have a bit of gaming this week.

Can't beat that Sensi score at the moment so had a go at Mortal Kombat and Castlevania.

I haven't played Castlevania for a while and forgot just how good it really is - an absolute classic!
I can remember where the secret 1000 pts are for the first two level but not sure if there's one on the third stage. Looks like it pays to go backwards and forward too in this challenge.
My first go on MK ended up with a double flawless and fatality but I couldn't find my phone in time lol! Then couldn't do it again for a bit. Eventually managed it after about another 15 attempts ;)

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Mortal Kombat 1st entry - but I reckon I'm going to struggle to best it lol!

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Castlevania 1st attempt too.

Now to see if there's a way of besting a 10-1 win on Sensi...
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Sat May 11, 2019 7:59 pm

Better update too...

Sensible Soccer:
1: cs4mps - 10-1
2: n-g-m - 8-0
3: Lord Innit - 7-0
4: The Saint - 4-0

Mortal Kombat
1: n-g-m - 988000
2: cs4mps - 343000

Gradius:
1=: Lord Innit - 0
1=: The Saint - 0
1=: cs4mps - 0

Castlevania:
1: n-g-m - 50380
2: cs4mps - 41460
3: Lord Innit - 28290
4: Fierybirdything - 27910
5: The Saint - 22840

n-g-m weighs in with two current chart toppers but we all know what happens when he does that!

Gradius requires a perfect score just to equal the top three - just amazing that. I still can't even finish the bloody level :lol:

Just a day to go on Sensi. Can anyone beat cs4mps' 10-1 whipping?

Castlevania seems to be proving a popular choice so I hope I can come up with another good one on Monday...
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Sat May 11, 2019 9:41 pm

Ah, I guess I misunderstood the MK challenge, I thought it was the score from the 1st round of the 1st fight... my score was just that :lol:

I'll have another go at that now, on the original cart this time since that arrived this week.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Sat May 11, 2019 10:26 pm

Just had a couple of goes on MK and Castlevania...

Mortal Kombat - 1083500

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Castlevania - 75430

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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Sun May 12, 2019 12:41 pm

cs4mps wrote:Ah, I guess I misunderstood the MK challenge, I thought it was the score from the 1st round of the 1st fight... my score was just that :lol:

I'll have another go at that now, on the original cart this time since that arrived this week.


I've just looked back at the thread and can't find the exact details! Let's keep it as it is now then. Beat the hell out of the first guy as quickly as possible and then kill him!

As per usual, you never fail to disappoint me. As soon as I post a 1st place score, it gets trumped within a day :lol:
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby The Saint » Sun May 12, 2019 2:08 pm

n-g-m wrote:
cs4mps wrote:Ah, I guess I misunderstood the MK challenge, I thought it was the score from the 1st round of the 1st fight... my score was just that :lol:

I'll have another go at that now, on the original cart this time since that arrived this week.


I've just looked back at the thread and can't find the exact details! Let's keep it as it is now then. Beat the hell out of the first guy as quickly as possible and then kill him!

As per usual, you never fail to disappoint me. As soon as I post a 1st place score, it gets trumped within a day :lol:


It's on page 29 - timestamped at Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:32 pm
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Sun May 12, 2019 2:14 pm

The Saint wrote:
n-g-m wrote:
cs4mps wrote:Ah, I guess I misunderstood the MK challenge, I thought it was the score from the 1st round of the 1st fight... my score was just that :lol:

I'll have another go at that now, on the original cart this time since that arrived this week.


I've just looked back at the thread and can't find the exact details! Let's keep it as it is now then. Beat the hell out of the first guy as quickly as possible and then kill him!

As per usual, you never fail to disappoint me. As soon as I post a 1st place score, it gets trumped within a day :lol:


It's on page 29 - timestamped at Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:32 pm


Thanks Saint - must be going blind! Its stated round 1 cs4mps so you were correct! However, seen as we've bother posted end of the match scores let's keep it at that. ;)
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Wed May 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Better late than never - totally forgot!

Final Sensi Standings

Congratulations cs4mps, you are yet again the RETRO CHAMPION OF THE WEEK!!!

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cs4mps - 3pts

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n-g-m - 2pts

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Lord Innit - 1pt

Updated yearly...

1: cs4mps - 24 pts
2: Fierybirdything - 18 pts
3: Lord Innit - 16 pts
4: n-g-m - 13 pts
5=: Travesty - 3 pts
5=: The Saint - 3 pts
7: rollerxcore - 2 pts
8: gingerraccoon - ? pts (awaiting confirmation of Sm64 screenshot)

cs4mps goes 6 pts clear but still loads of time yet...

The next challenge is...

RAINBOW ISLANDS

Following the battle of Bubble Bobble, I've gone for the second game in the series this time. It's multi-format, which may open up the challenge for new players but I believe there are a few differences between different conversions. The main one being that the secret room is missing from at least the NES version of the game so I'll have to slightly adapt the rules.

Same idea as before - an average score.

So here's the rules:
1: Play through world 1 upto and including defeating the spider at the end.
2: Multi lives available so you can die! However, no continues.
3: Record the average score (total for world 1 divided by 4)
4: Do not attempt to gain access to the secret room to gain more points as these won't count (due to in not being on some versions).
5: Exploit any of the rules to get the best possible score
6: Challenge ends 9th June at 23:59:59

Feel free to update me if there appears to any other significant variant that may or may not inhibit a challenger's score if they use a specific version.

PS: If anyone has another way of getting photo's up please share as I can't currently upload any to here. Or if they know of free hosting sites as Photobucket now charge :(
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby JeepSwensonfan » Wed May 15, 2019 8:14 pm

n-g-m wrote:PS: If anyone has another way of getting photo's up please share as I can't currently upload any to here. Or if they know of free hosting sites as Photobucket now charge :(


I would have said imgur.com, but only on a full computer, as it is a knightmare on mobile devices.

Also I used to use imagevenue.com, but haven't used it in some time.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Lord Innit » Wed May 15, 2019 8:17 pm

@n-g-m try postimage.org it's what I have been using.
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 pm

Thanks both of you :)

Now I can post my second Castlevania attempt...

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and a short update:

Mortal Kombat
1: cs4mps - 1083500
2: n-g-m - 988000

Gradius:
1=: Lord Innit - 0
1=: The Saint - 0
1=: cs4mps - 0

Castlevania:
1: n-g-m - 90650
2: cs4mps - 75430
3: Lord Innit - 28290
4: Fierybirdything - 27910
5: The Saint - 22840

MK ends this Sunday and only two entries so far - could be an easy point for anyone who posts the third!
I have all but given up on Gradius as I still can't even finish the level lol!
Castlevania, I still have an interest in however....
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby n-g-m » Wed May 15, 2019 10:36 pm

While I'm at it, I'll throw out so more potential games that have been crossing my mind for future challenges. Let me know if there's anything that takes your fancy ;)

Brawlers such as Double Dragon / Streets of Rage
Golden Axe
Probotector / Life Force (Salamander) - Low Score
Blades of Steel
Wii Play
Super Mario Sunshine - One of the races maybe
Megaman 1/2 - High score
Super Off Road / Micro Machines - Time attack
Tekken - Fastest KO

Feel free to post suggestions also...
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby Jack_Neuro » Thu May 16, 2019 2:38 pm

n-g-m wrote:While I'm at it, I'll throw out so more potential games that have been crossing my mind for future challenges. Let me know if there's anything that takes your fancy ;)

Brawlers such as Double Dragon / Streets of Rage
Golden Axe
Probotector / Life Force (Salamander) - Low Score
Blades of Steel
Wii Play
Super Mario Sunshine - One of the races maybe
Megaman 1/2 - High score
Super Off Road / Micro Machines - Time attack
Tekken - Fastest KO

Feel free to post suggestions also...


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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby The Saint » Sat May 18, 2019 3:13 am

n-g-m wrote:While I'm at it, I'll throw out so more potential games that have been crossing my mind for future challenges. Let me know if there's anything that takes your fancy ;)

Brawlers such as Double Dragon / Streets of Rage
Golden Axe
Probotector / Life Force (Salamander) - Low Score
Blades of Steel
Wii Play
Super Mario Sunshine - One of the races maybe
Megaman 1/2 - High score
Super Off Road / Micro Machines - Time attack
Tekken - Fastest KO

Feel free to post suggestions also...


Life Force/Salamander low score challenge round 2
Blades Of Steel
Golden Axe

Any of these suits, me!
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Re: The Retro Challenge

Postby cs4mps » Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 am

I'd be up for any of those in the list really. I like that the challenges are getting me playing some games I'd never touched before. If I had to vote for a few that I'd like then I'd go for Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Micro Machines.

I have an updated Castlevania score...

488500

Now I have to say, with this strategy I think the potential score is almost limitless, so may just come down to stamina... with this attempt I eventually just went to kill the bat.

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