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« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2015, 11:52:29 AM »

A little tip to rack up points: at the top of the waterfall, before you fight the alien, you can pick off all the enemies as they spawn.

We're not doing that, right? Cuz there's a few places in this game where you can just stand there and shoot and rack up points.

Good point. As a first time Contra player (that score was my fourth time playing the game) I wasn't aware of these point farming spots. I don't want to say it's fair, but it's not exactly the right thing to do. I guess Rich can make the call if point farming isn't acceptable.
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« Reply #91 on: December 04, 2015, 01:26:01 PM »

A little tip to rack up points: at the top of the waterfall, before you fight the alien, you can pick off all the enemies as they spawn.

We're not doing that, right? Cuz there's a few places in this game where you can just stand there and shoot and rack up points.

Good point. As a first time Contra player (that score was my fourth time playing the game) I wasn't aware of these point farming spots. I don't want to say it's fair, but it's not exactly the right thing to do. I guess Rich can make the call if point farming isn't acceptable.

I never knew you could farm points in the game and I guess the reason is that there is no score counter on the screen, so I never even thought about it; you can only check your score after you die or in between stages. I'd say that to keep the integrity of the competition high, participants should not intentionally farm. I'm okay with Floyd keeping his last score, as I don't see any malice behind it and it's not overwhelmingly out of reach for other competitors. PARTY ON!
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« Reply #92 on: December 04, 2015, 03:48:49 PM »

I think I got to a point in the game where I thought I could just stand here and keep shooting but I got bored pretty quick and I really wanted to progress and get further than I have before. Although we're playing for the high score, a big part of the game for me is to get past the last stage I'm stuck on.
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« Reply #93 on: December 05, 2015, 05:39:49 AM »

Finally got past the 2nd Boss


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« Reply #94 on: December 05, 2015, 08:10:04 AM »

FatherJack moves up and Disposed Hero moves to the unfamiliar position of last. Tight race.
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« Reply #95 on: December 05, 2015, 09:20:11 AM »

Disposed in last?! How could it be?

I'm so excited to start Rolling Thunder. That game looks so great. This competition has been a blast so far and I'm really enjoying playing all these games for the first time.
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« Reply #96 on: December 05, 2015, 12:27:05 PM »

Disposed in last?! How could it be?

What!?  Looks like I'll be playing some more Contra today!
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« Reply #97 on: December 05, 2015, 02:32:39 PM »

is it too late to join ? I just got my Streaming computer built and want an excuse to do more then my Sega on Thursday.
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« Reply #98 on: December 05, 2015, 02:38:38 PM »

Not at all.  We're still in the middle of week 1 so there's plenty of time to play all three games.
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« Reply #99 on: December 05, 2015, 02:46:12 PM »

I will be awful But I alway like to try the run n guns. to bad no sunset riders. I was good at that one
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« Reply #100 on: December 05, 2015, 02:50:28 PM »

Yeah, we considered Sunset Riders, but decided that it was too expensive and wanted to keep the cost of the games lower to encourage more participation.  It would have been a fun one though!
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« Reply #101 on: December 05, 2015, 03:55:16 PM »

Got to a truck with spikes on the Snowy Stage


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« Reply #102 on: December 05, 2015, 04:12:50 PM »

Got to a truck with spikes on the Snowy Stage

Read my tip about the truck. You gotta fire fast, but you can take it out with the normal gun.
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« Reply #103 on: December 05, 2015, 04:15:48 PM »

Allow me to raise the bar a bit:



I got to Stage 6 which is a personal record for me.  Those streams of fire can be tough to avoid, but I can tell it's just a matter of getting the patterns down.
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« Reply #104 on: December 05, 2015, 04:17:41 PM »

Yep, the Energy Zone isn't bad once you get it down.
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