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2008 SydLexia.com NES Championship


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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 02:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

...I noticed something.

The value of the jackpot (received by shooting the left ramp during multiball with one ball locked) doesn't reset on game over. Until you get it, or reset the game, it continues to grow.

Will this be an issue? It should be fair so long as everyone knows about it.
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scamrock
Title: Space Bastard
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 02:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

UsaSatsui wrote:
...I noticed something.

The value of the jackpot (received by shooting the left ramp during multiball with one ball locked) doesn't reset on game over. Until you get it, or reset the game, it continues to grow.

Will this be an issue? It should be fair so long as everyone knows about it.


Great. Now everyones high scores who didn't reset between tries are garbage.


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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 03:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

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Great. Now everyones high scores who didn't reset between tries are garbage.


Well, there's two ways to do this.

1) Declare it cheating and throw out everyone's score who didn't play from a hard reset. This will piss a lot of people off and possibly require throwing this week out or extending it another week. I don't think that's a good idea.

2) Declare it strategy and allow it. That's why I posted it, so it would be public knowledge. Heck, nobody probably noticed it in the first place. Besides, it only helps you collect a higher first jackpot, and if you're good enough to "abuse" it, you really don't need it.
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scamrock
Title: Space Bastard
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 03:43 am Reply with quote Back to top

UsaSatsui wrote:
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Great. Now everyones high scores who didn't reset between tries are garbage.


Well, there's two ways to do this.

1) Declare it cheating and throw out everyone's score who didn't play from a hard reset. This will piss a lot of people off and possibly require throwing this week out or extending it another week. I don't think that's a good idea.

2) Declare it strategy and allow it. That's why I posted it, so it would be public knowledge. Heck, nobody probably noticed it in the first place. Besides, it only helps you collect a higher first jackpot, and if you're good enough to "abuse" it, you really don't need it.


You're right. It is easy to crank up the bonus. I really don't care. Either way. Syd/Douche's call. I'm fine either way. Its just a game to me. For the ones who figured it out and exploited it, good for them. For those who used it and didn't even know it, awesome. It doesn't bother me. Then again, if they extend it, I don't have a problem with that either. I just hope we don't have to do it over and still have it in my deadline. But if we do, I'll manage.


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Not Sure
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Title: Master of the Universe
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 08:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

I recorded from a hardware reset at least.


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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 09:07 am Reply with quote Back to top

Oh, right, thoughts on the new scoring system:

Better. I like the idea, but the points need tinkering: Scoring below 5th right now is pointless. I would expand the "relevant" places out to 10, and maybe not just drop by one each time. Here's an example of how I would do it, following your lead:
1st 30,
2nd 25,
3rd 21,
4th 18,
5th 15,
6th 12,
7th 10,
8th 8,
9th 6,
10th on, 5.
Submission but failure: 2
No submission: 0
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Hauntzor
Title: GET OUT BART I'M PISS
Joined: May 28 2008
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 11:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

I know the game I'm about to suggest isn't technically an NES game, but I Wanna Be The Guy, I think, would be a rather interesting thing to make a challenger on. It's even harder than The Silver Surfer, Ghouls and Ghosts, and Ghostbusters 1 and 2 put together!



 
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Not Sure
Too Good At 2D Games
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 11:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hauntzor wrote:
I know the game I'm about to suggest isn't technically an NES game, but I Wanna Be The Guy, I think, would be a rather interesting thing to make a challenger on. It's even harder than The Silver Surfer, Ghouls and Ghosts, and Ghostbusters 1 and 2 put together!


I beat that on the second highest difficulty. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 02:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

just score it like they do in mario kart

15 for first
12 for second
etc etc


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SSNintendo
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 03:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here's my final entry for this week's contest. Had to split the movie in two because it was too big for YouTube.



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Douche McCallister
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PostPosted: Jun 14 2008 04:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

All I did was save after the initial credits when turning it on, then started recording from the # of Players screen. Whenever I got hosed I just stopped recording load the save state and started over. If someone found a "glitch" like that it can't really be held against them, since it's internal, and built into the game. I can say "don't do it" but since it's already Saturday it'll slide this round.


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UsaSatsui
Title: The White Rabbit
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PostPosted: Jun 15 2008 08:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hmm. I don't really like the game, but for some reason, I don't mind playing it over and over again. It's addictive.

It's also not generating much discussion or score-waving. Hmm.

You know, I should probably submit what I have right now, just to make sure I get something in.
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Ghandi
Title: Alexz Aficionado
Joined: May 21 2008
PostPosted: Jun 15 2008 07:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Last night I played for out 2 hours and only got 2 noteworthy runs... neither of which topped my submitted high score. Last night I really sucked at this game.


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SSNintendo
Title: Likes to Blow Sh*t Up
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PostPosted: Jun 15 2008 07:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I had mostly bad runs, until the one I submitted. Can't wait for Week 4.
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Not Sure
Too Good At 2D Games
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PostPosted: Jun 15 2008 08:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Here it is. 3 parts.

P1:

P2:

P3:


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Ghandi
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PostPosted: Jun 16 2008 06:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

Nice run Not Sure Very Happy

This is the last day for Pinbot. Any guesses what's next? Duck Tales? Mega Man? Castlevania? The usual suspects we expected to play? Razz

It'll probably be Milon's Secret Castle or something.


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UsaSatsui
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PostPosted: Jun 16 2008 07:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

I got my run in at about 8.4 million. I'm still working on it, though. I'll put a video up once I get on a decent connection.

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Any guesses what's next?


Rescue: The Embassy Mission.

Seriously, here's a hint: If you feel the need to apologize for your choice of game...reconsider it.
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Cpt. Fantastic
Title: El Capitan
Joined: May 29 2008
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PostPosted: Jun 16 2008 12:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Holy crap.

Had the greatest run ever last night. 5,6 Million on my first ball. Then, disaster. Ended with 6.6 Million. I hate this game, but I still think I can get closer to 10M before tomorrow.

My vote for next game, Double Dribble, who can beat the computer by the most points. If I'm right, you guys are screwed.


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Bluey
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PostPosted: Jun 16 2008 01:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This is the first day I've been able to play Pinbot, unfortunately, so I won't be able to practice much... thankfully, it doesn't look that practice-heavy. Just gotta be a little less twitchy with the flippers, I think.

I'm worried Pinbot is going to give me nightmares, especially with that crazy NES-graphics robot at the beginning. Is this just a normal game of pinball or is it something... more? Am I fighting for my life? My freedom? Who IS the Pinbot?

(In case you haven't noticed, I think too much about things.)


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Ghandi
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PostPosted: Jun 16 2008 09:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've submitted my final entry already since I've been unable to top my score. I'm waiting on the next round now Smile

I lost a couple of balls when Pinbot would suddenly decide to stop time to say something. There's no "Kick Pinball Machine" button is there?


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PostPosted: Jun 16 2008 09:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Pinballs should not turn into triangles that put your flippers in stasis. That is all.


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Not Sure
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PostPosted: Jun 16 2008 10:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's possible to turn them into cubes, too.


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Char Aznable
Title: Char Classic™
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PostPosted: Jun 17 2008 01:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

WHERE THE HELL DO I SEND MY ENTRY TO!!!??


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Ghandi
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PostPosted: Jun 17 2008 01:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Char Aznable wrote:
WHERE THE HELL DO I SEND MY ENTRY TO!!!??


Douche, go to his profile and email it to him.

If it's too big of a file to send(try sending him the vmv at least) put it on YouTube like Not Sure did above and either send him there or post it here I guess.


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Char Aznable
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PostPosted: Jun 17 2008 01:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Oh, duh. His profile. I knew about the YouTube option, but I didn't want to have to convert it today.


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