RGB High Score Battle! - Week 71 & 72: After Burner II

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WEEK 71 & 72
Game: After Burner II
Platform(s): Saturn
Challenge Type: High Score
Game Details: Full Game
When: Jan 18th 2021 - Jan 31st, 2021
Chosen By: MikeRotch

I’ve updated the website with the new game, let’s get alien slaying!

Good luck everyone, please submit your scores via screenshot or video by replying directly to this post!


  1. Competitions last two weeks, close on Sunday night @ midnight.
  2. Post screenshots in this thread as proof.
  3. The winner from the previous week chooses the next game to play.
  4. You cannot choose twice in a row. 2nd place will choose if someone wins two weeks in a row.
  5. If there’s a tie, the person that submitted the high score first gets to choose.
  6. Games must be high score compatible (think “arcade style scores” like Pac-Man, or Spy Hunter, not Super Mario).
  7. Emulation is okay (MAME is often the best for high scores).
  8. No save state manipulation (pausing to take a break is fine though).
  9. Submit scores as soon as you get them! To keep the competition rolling and fair, do not hold on until the last moment to submit.

Points will be awarded for the entrants, based on the position finished for the week. This is to encourage wider participation, and the points will be posted each week as well as on the website.

1st: 10 points
2nd: 7 points
3rd: 5 points
4th: 3 points
5th: 2 points
Any honest attempt: 1 point

Overall, we should keep it simple. This is just a good time, not a crazy official high score competition! Game plays should ideally be short and fun so people that can’t invest hours into this can still compete. Obviously we are working on a trust based system here, so don’t ruin it for the others!

Here’s a simple website I made to keep track of the competition.

I wonder how the throttle will map in an emulator? The throttle is pretty important in this game.
I used to be able to finish this on one cred. It was pretty difficult and I’ve only done it a handful of times.

Saturn didn’t have analog buttons, so it’ll be fine!

It’s a lot tougher than I remember, I’d like to blame it on the controller, but it’s just probably because I’m old. LOL

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Is this a one credit challemge? How many do you get on the Saturn version?

If it’s one credit, here’s my first attempt:

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Yes one credit. There are no credits in the Saturn one, but there is a continue option after you die and go back to the main menu. Also if you continue on the Saturn one, the score resets. Which version are you playing?

I don’t think gameplay/scoring is different enough between Saturn and other versions to make a difference

Guys, I’m gonna shut this down for now, as there seems to be very little interest. Maybe we’ll bring it back again later!

Thanks everyone for competing and having fun!

I forgot to get in on this one - I have the 3DS version!!!

Maybe we could do one game a month perhaps in the future?