RGB High Score Battle! - Week 9 & 10: Balloon Fight


#21

Okay sounds good, we’ll run it for the remainder of the week.

Seems like 2 week intervals for the summer would be better.


#22

Como estan bitches, eReader in the house! :wink:


#23

Really like the look of those cards for some reason. I wonder how well one of these e-readers would work with a GC gameboy player.


#24

It’s a lower resolution than 240p. Every couple rows of pixels are removed to get it to fit a GBA screen. That’s why the sprites look different/squashed. There’s actual parts of the image missing.

You can see it on the score at the top of the screen, the very bottom row of pixels of the numbers isn’t there.


#25

Holy shit! Is that a MadCatz eReader BAG?!


#26

The eReader plugs right into the GC Game Boy Player.


#27

Found a bit of time to give this a few more attempts when my Broadband went offline for a few hours last night. This score should have been a bit higher as had one life still remaining but re-spawned right on top of one of those thunder bolts that bounces around the screen and died again immediately.


#28

Damn, you’re killing it.


#29

Seem to be improving every play, which makes me want to attempt to get to the next 100,000 score bracket each time.

Had another fairly decent run where I lost my first life at 290,000 on phase 18:

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The bonus rounds cap the Super Bonus at 30,000 points once you get to phase 20 and here is my score at the end of phase 24 (4/6 Super Bonus obtained):

I reached phase 27 with just one balloon left and in my rush to complete it to get the second balloon restored in the upcoming bonus stage made a silly mistake and died at a 578,200 score:

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Finally lost my last life on Phase 31 after rebounding off the last enemy into a thunder bolt.

TOP: 658,200

So can I manage 7xx,xxx?


#30

Dann, nice score.


#31

Do the phases loop?


#32

They do loop after a while. Offhand couldn’t say from which phase they loop at but they repeat in the exact order for sure.


#33

Had one of those “sit down for one attempt and break your hi score” kind of plays today.


#34

Looks like Suteneko is our winner for this week!

What game is next, Suteneko?


#35

I want to say Duck Hunt but not exactly the most easiest for everyone to join in if they don’t have the hardware so how about Puzzle Bobble/Bust a Move (MVS)?


#36

Okay sounds good, I’ll update the site tomorrow!

Are there other ports that score exactly like the MVS version, or do we have to stick to that?


#37

The original Taito B System arcade version was identical apart from only having mono sound apparently.

Apart from that I can’t really comment too much about the various console ports but the SNES version seems to be a solid and faithful port.


#38

Okay, I’ll add those three as the systems to play on, thanks.


#39

I have the SNES cartridge (Bust-A-Move)! I’ll see if I can’t compare them in the next two weeks. I was lame with Balloon Fight. Just ran out of time.