WEEK 9 & 10 Game: Balloon Fight Platform(s): Arcade, NES, Nintendo VC Challenge Type: High Score Game Details: Full Game, High Score When: Apr 30th - May 13th, 2018
I’ve updated the website with the new game, let’s get fighting!
Good luck everyone, please submit your scores via screenshot or video by replying directly to this post!
Competitions last one week, close on Sunday night @ midnight.
Post screenshots in this thread as proof.
The winner from the previous week chooses the next game to play.
You cannot choose twice in a row. 2nd place will choose if someone wins two weeks in a row.
If there’s a tie, the person that submitted the high score first gets to choose.
Games must be high score compatible (think “arcade style scores” like Pac-Man, or Spy Hunter, not Super Mario).
Emulation is okay (MaME is often the best for high scores).
No save state manipulation (pausing to take a break is fine though).
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.
Any honest attempt:
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!
I presumed that means regular game and my scores above are from that.
Quite awkward to to take photographs of your high-score at the game-over screen due to it quickly cycling back to the start menu and if you change modes your TOP score gets over-ridden by the last mode you chose by looks.
Last attempt for today and managed to increase my score quite substantially.
At first I thought it would be better to prolong completing stages a little to earn extra points (10,000 per first 5 stages is easily doable) but the longer you stay in a stage the more risk of losing a life to those thunderbolts that become more frequent. Instead it feels more intuitive to just try to finish stages as quick as possible and rack up the score in the bonus stages.