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Jed
19th June 2011, 06:56 PM
GAMEROOM shoots first and asks questions later in:

http://i54.tinypic.com/sv5nck.gif


ROM NAME: terracre.zip (ym3526 set 1)

DIP SWITCH SETTINGS:

Lives: 3
Bonus lives: 20k then every 60k
Difficulty: Easy

Terra Cresta Description

The player controls a ship, initially with limited firepower. Numbered pods appear containing further parts of the ship that will increase firepower. These additional parts combine with the player's ship to increase its firepower, and the final module transforms it into a fiery phoenix which is invulnerable for a certain period of time. Once the ship has multiple sections, the player may also split it, allowing it to fire in multiple directions.

For more info, visit http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=10077

To qualify for MGL points you will need to have submitted a score by stating your score in the body of your message, and posting a screenshot in this thread. Submit scores as many times as you like, please post a new message for each new score.

Terra Cresta comp closes 7PM July 3rd.

LEADERBOARD:

Brad: 768,100
DKong: 273,100
Spartan: 223,500
Mr_Staypuft: 159,300
Gameroom: 143,900
Rat: 122,800
Jammasized: 119,100
Knight76: 118,70
Pelly: 110,800
John73: 109,800
Foot: 98,900
azathoth: 92,200
kane: 77,500
shabu: 77,400
Wingtipvortex: 61,000
SectionZ: 56,000
Fire_Power: 52,700
@lien_Zed: 36,200
dezbaz: 25,000
Andykmv: 16,000

John73
19th June 2011, 07:35 PM
36400

Another game I've near seen or played before :) Got 27000 on my first game and lasted a lot longer than I did in any game of Crush Roller :lol

Won't post a pic yet, might have another game or two tonight and possibly post a starting score for myself :)


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Here is my 4th game - 36400

25324

knight76
19th June 2011, 07:59 PM
Hmm, 217,600 AA high score.

I think I may need reconstructive surgery on my fingers and wrist muscles before I get near that.

John73
19th June 2011, 08:01 PM
Hmm, 217,600 AA high score.

I think I may need reconstructive surgery on my fingers and wrist muscles before I get near that.

:lol

I still don't have my cabinet finished and was just thinking the same thing. Gave me a sore hand after about 20 mins of playing :D

Jed
19th June 2011, 08:15 PM
Look for Rat or Dkong on this game, I think they are both likely to menace the high score table :D

Rat
19th June 2011, 08:18 PM
Shit I just read the first half of that and thought that was a huge early score post.......but yes even as an AA record that seems good. I just had a quick couple of plays and got 77k....should crack 100k tomorrow.

andykmv
19th June 2011, 08:29 PM
real hard on a laptop kb. i WAS gunna say a good first practice but then rat blew me away:lol
25326

kane
19th June 2011, 08:33 PM
Was that a dinosaur? This game is bad-ass!

John73
19th June 2011, 08:40 PM
real hard on a laptop kb. i WAS gunna say a good first practice but then rat blew me away:lol
25326

I'm on a laptop too, it's not making it any easier is it :D I might try on my desktop PC tomorrow night. But I reckon I can easily get a lot more on the laptop with a bit more practice :cool:

Foot
19th June 2011, 09:13 PM
GAMEROOM shoots first and asks questions later in:

Crush Roller comp closes 7PM July 3rd.

GOOD LUCK!

Date check?

wingtipvortex
19th June 2011, 09:17 PM
I'm on a laptop too, it's not making it any easier is it :D I might try on my desktop PC tomorrow night. But I reckon I can easily get a lot more on the laptop with a bit more practice :cool:
I used to be disadvantaged by the keyboard on some games too, get into to Target and grab a Pro Gamer joystick for 29 bucks.....best thing i ever did:) USB wireless.

John73
19th June 2011, 09:20 PM
Date check?

Yep - due to close 7pm 26th I believe - lets not give more time for others to overtake me - I'm already down in about 10th place and going further down the leaderboard :lol

---------- Post added at 09:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:18 PM ----------


I used to be disadvantaged by the keyboard on some games too, get into to Target and grab a Pro Gamer joystick for 29 bucks.....best thing i ever did:) USB wireless.

I bought a wireless logitech controller a couple of weeks back to play PS/2 games on my PC - maybe I'll give that a go :)

Jed
19th June 2011, 09:22 PM
Date check?

Eh ?

knight76
19th June 2011, 09:23 PM
Here is an early effort.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/knight76/terracre.png

I should crack 60k tomorrow :laugh:

Jed
19th June 2011, 09:24 PM
Yep - due to close 7pm 26th I believe - lets not give more time for others to overtake me - I'm already down in about 10th place and going further down the leaderboard

another one! games are 2 weeks remember ? :rolleyes

knight76
19th June 2011, 09:25 PM
Eh ?

Closing date is wrong for Crush Roller in the OP I think.

wingtipvortex
19th June 2011, 09:27 PM
another one! games are 2 weeks remember ? :rolleyes
That would make the 26th July. One more week to go with Crush Roller?
" To qualify for MGL points you will need to have submitted a score by stating your score in the body of your message, and posting a screenshot in this thread. Submit scores as many times as you like, please post a new message for each new score.

Crush Roller comp closes 7PM June 26th. "

DKong
19th June 2011, 09:31 PM
That would make the 26th July. One more week to go with Crush Roller?


July ?? now I'm confused

wingtipvortex
19th June 2011, 09:34 PM
July ?? now I'm confused
June
June
June
:lol:lol:lol
Lets just go one game per week, it was so much easier:lol

Foot
19th June 2011, 09:36 PM
OMG in the 1st post you said crush roller closes 7 july or some shit, don't you mean terra cresta

Jed
19th June 2011, 10:28 PM
OMG in the 1st post you said crush roller closes 7 july or some shit, don't you mean terra cresta

Some shit yeah :lol that will teach me to copy paste the template from the 1st game and edit *almost* all the words :redface

Fixed. Now I'm off for a game of Terra Cresta.

gameroom
19th June 2011, 11:19 PM
First time I've had one of my nominations selected :) yay me! ;)

Already the scores are around my personal best though :o

Oh well, love this game. Played it alot when I was 14 in a fish and chip shop in Seaton shopping centre. Was a 10 min bike ride but worth it.

Time for some serious gaming :cool:

Jed
19th June 2011, 11:26 PM
Cool game! I haven't played it before, but the look and feel is very 'Xevious' upgraded to the max.

The powerup system is cool, looking at the attract mode, seems you can get some serious firepower happening too.

25332

Pelly
19th June 2011, 11:35 PM
Another one that escaped me during my childhood. This MGL seems to have a habbit of finding annoyingly addictive (and hard) games :-/
It is going to take me a few goes to get a good run through. Annoying too that I got to nearly 40k with 3 lives in tact and then I got butchered!

25333

Rat
19th June 2011, 11:56 PM
First time I've had one of my nominations selected :) yay me! ;)

Already the scores are around my personal best though :o

Oh well, love this game. Played it a lot when I was 14 in a fish and chip shop in Seaton shopping centre. Was a 10 min bike ride but worth it.

Time for some serious gaming :cool:

When I was 14 I would ride my bike all day..........then riding for an extra hour or more to play a game, or go to a jump was nothing. Last year rode my bike in a 24hr MTB race and qualified for the world titles, unfortunately I suffered necrotic tissue and after surgery had nearly two months off training and work, suffering some of the most intense pain you could imagine (some of the procedures in hospital were incredible also) but I could not wait to get back on my bike though, and I'm now starting to train hard again, perhaps some more endurance efforts? but will consider that I need to back off before death.

You think playing Terra Cresta was "worth" the effort of riding your bike for 10mins ? LOL dude bring it on ;)

knight76
19th June 2011, 11:58 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/knight76/Misc%20Stuff/terr0001.png

Is anybody else getting confused with which ship they are when they enter the power up mode?

I have lost countless brave pilots to this issue.

Hollo
20th June 2011, 12:08 AM
This game is pretty damn tough! Had to double check my dip switch settings just in case. Even so, I am enjoying this one much more than Crush Roller!

wingtipvortex
20th June 2011, 12:13 AM
Last year rode my bike in a 24hr MTB race and qualified for the world titles, unfortunately I suffered necrotic tissue and after surgery had nearly two months off training and work, suffering some of the most intense pain you could imagine (some of the procedures in hospital were incredible also)
Is that when you " broke your ass ":) It is a great triumphant story that me and Jess loved......but only you could tell it Rat:cool:

John73
20th June 2011, 06:55 AM
41500

Improved slightly this morning. This is definitely a game I think will be easier (somewhat) on a cab than using the keyboard. Using arrow keys and shooting with ctrl and alt makes my wrist hurt after a couple of minutes of play :laugh:

25334

John73
20th June 2011, 09:26 AM
48800

Nearly caught up to Pelly and Jamma :D

Very difficult, but I'm loving this game so far. I seem to get a ship power up and lose it as soon as I'm about to power up again :cry

25335

Brad
20th June 2011, 12:44 PM
I love this game...love love love it ;)

knight76
20th June 2011, 12:46 PM
Getting the hang of it.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/knight76/Misc%20Stuff/terr0002.png

John73
20th June 2011, 02:34 PM
This game gets insanely difficult. I'm aiming for 70K in the next two weeks at this stage. How you guys are getting 100K is beyond me :confused: What are you doing, drinking 10 double shots of coffee first to get your reflexes going? :o

Brad
20th June 2011, 02:44 PM
Theres a rythmn to the game. Also you get to a certain spot (can't remember where) and it just continues to loop. If I could get anywhere near my record on this you'd shit LOL! Sadly that was 30 years ago and I have no hope anymore =(

Brad

knight76
20th June 2011, 02:48 PM
Theres a rythmn to the game. Also you get to a certain spot (can't remember where) and it just continues to loop. If I could get anywhere near my record on this you'd shit LOL! Sadly that was 30 years ago and I have no hope anymore =(

Brad

How long does it take to get to the loop point?

After defeating all bosses I guess, then it loops on the last boss section or the last two or something?

Brad
20th June 2011, 02:51 PM
From memory the last 2 bosses loop. I seriously can't remember at what point. I was 15 when I was doing this and that was a damn long time ago =( 42million and about 26 spare lives when I abandoned it after 3-4 hours of play. Got my 40cents worth :lol
Brad

Rat
20th June 2011, 03:08 PM
Is that when you " broke your ass ":) It is a great triumphant story that me and Jess loved......but only you could tell it Rat:cool:

Yeah that's it WTV, I couldn't help but say something when a 10min ride was mentioned in the tone of it being a chore or sacrifice, I imagine Gameroom hasn't ridden his bike since he has had a car? ;)

DKong
20th June 2011, 03:50 PM
Having a couple of games this afternoon, much enjoyed this to Crush Roller:)

Rat
20th June 2011, 03:52 PM
Good score DKong.........I just cracked 100k

Brad
20th June 2011, 03:54 PM
That score doesn't count as it's sideways ;P

dezbaz
20th June 2011, 03:55 PM
yay :D

DKong
20th June 2011, 03:59 PM
Good score DKong.........I just cracked 100k

Well done you should be able to push that up easily,my best is 198,000 but think I can do better this time around ;)

---------- Post added at 03:59 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:56 PM ----------


That score doesn't count as it's sideways ;P

No way , I think your screen is sideways :P. its a Vertical game :D
For some reason some snaps will not rotate on this current computer I'm using

Brad
20th June 2011, 04:36 PM
Oh alright =P I just cleared the 180,000 mark.

Brad

Pelly
20th June 2011, 05:04 PM
You guys suck! I just got 69K before and thought that was pretty good. I still haven't managed to get all 5 powerups yet without loosing one. Also still trying to figure out the best time to use the specials...

John73
20th June 2011, 06:19 PM
You guys suck! I just got 69K before and thought that was pretty good. I still haven't managed to get all 5 powerups yet without loosing one. Also still trying to figure out the best time to use the specials...

Don't worry, you're still well ahead of me :D

Rat
20th June 2011, 06:36 PM
For some reason some snaps will not rotate on this current computer I'm using

Sounds like a MAC ;)

John73
20th June 2011, 07:31 PM
59900

25347

Not bad considering I'm laying on the couch playing and on my 4th vodka :D Managed to get all 5 powerups in one go too :026:

John73
20th June 2011, 08:22 PM
I've found the point where too many vodka's stuffs up your game play :lol:lol:lol:lol

25348

I'll try again tomorrow I think :laugh: 5400 is not a real good score :(

wingtipvortex
20th June 2011, 08:30 PM
First game ive ever had of this, i like it. It does remind me of a turbo charged Xevious as well.
http://i52.tinypic.com/2ngfqkl.png

John73
20th June 2011, 08:52 PM
First game ive ever had of this, i like it. It does remind me of a turbo charged Xevious as well.
http://i52.tinypic.com/2ngfqkl.png

That is a bloody good score for your first effort :o

I personally think this game gets a little too hard too quickly, if it got harder a bit more gradually it would be a more well known game and would be regarded as a classic :)

I'm loving this game though. But having played this and crush roller, I'm getting the impression that some games were designed more to steal our 20 cents rather than to give us a good 10 min game :redface

gameroom
20th June 2011, 09:18 PM
Had a couple of quick games (quicker than i use to be as a kid). Definitely not going to win this round.

65,600

@lien_Zed
20th June 2011, 09:42 PM
wow...what a great game, feels very much like "Hybris" on the amiga 500, having a great time with it

knight76
20th June 2011, 11:11 PM
wow...what a great game, feels very much like "Hybris" on the amiga 500, having a great time with it

Playing the game, the sound effects remind me a great deal of Amiga 500 sounds, like the popping of enemy crafts in X-out on the 500.

Jed
20th June 2011, 11:40 PM
Sounds like a MAC ;)

Yes Dkong, you may need to update:


http://i53.tinypic.com/14kwr5w.png


Speaking of updating, Leaderboard updated

DKong
21st June 2011, 08:49 AM
Yes Dkong, you may need to update:


http://i53.tinypic.com/14kwr5w.png


Speaking of updating, Leaderboard updated



Yes am about to order a new one specs
Imac 27"
3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive:)
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5


If this does not save my rotates I will be pissed :lol

Brad
21st June 2011, 09:16 AM
Score update: 252800

John73
21st June 2011, 09:17 AM
73400

25366

:026: :026:

Was hoping I would get to 70000 by Sunday week :o Moves me up one place in the rankings, don't think Danny will take long to beat me though :laugh:

This game is getting really addictive, has a "just one more go" factor.

John73
21st June 2011, 09:20 AM
Score update: 252800

:o and here I am getting excited over 70k :lol

You should start recording your games, you aren't that far off a TG record there Brad. :cool:

1 363,400 Pablo A Tapia Apr 25 2011 INP 0
2 315,500 saulo n.p bastos Apr 13 2011 INP 47,900
3 199,400 Paolo dyo Colman Apr 07 2011 INP 164,000

Brad
21st June 2011, 09:21 AM
Whats the TG Record?

John73
21st June 2011, 09:29 AM
Whats the TG Record?

Sorry, edited my above post with records.

Record on MARP is 1,061,000 though :o

Brad
21st June 2011, 09:31 AM
Damn they aren't even trying on TG then. No one must be interested in this game. Like I said get to a point it starts looping so multi-million points are very achievable.

Cheers,
Brad

John73
21st June 2011, 10:09 AM
Damn they aren't even trying on TG then. No one must be interested in this game. Like I said get to a point it starts looping so multi-million points are very achievable.

Cheers,
Brad

Keep practicing, the MGL people should try and take as many TG/Marp records as possible. Then maybe we can approach Walter to bring the US players over to Australia for a playoff with a multi-million dollar prize :lol

gameroom
21st June 2011, 10:12 AM
Didn't Walter retire for a music career?

John73
21st June 2011, 12:06 PM
Didn't Walter retire for a music career?

I'm sure we could coax him out of hiding with a aussie V us challenge :D

Slowly getting more consistent at this game, thanks for nominating it Danny :)

Pelly
21st June 2011, 01:15 PM
I think Walter is still involved in the scene, just doesn't directly manager the TG scoreboard any more. I have seen him at events and on other vids recently. A TG expo in Aus would be awsome, just need someone to sponsor it to bring them out here :P

Rat
21st June 2011, 01:58 PM
Yes am about to order a new one specs
Imac 27"
3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive:)
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5


If this does not save my rotates I will be pissed :lol

Very similar specs to the PC that I build NEARLY 2 YEARS AGO.......except my mine had 6gig of ram, and an Intel Core i7, but a smaller SSD 160gig (was big in it's day)

Typical for Apple to be 2 years behind the 8 ball in specs, and probably charging top dollar for it also :o

Hope you can rotate on it ;)

EDIT - Just looked it up, they are selling for $2100, that is OK value I suppose. Still bet they are difficult and expensive to upgrade, and iTunes is worse than most virus. Anyway I'm sure you will have fun with it MAC boy :)

Jed
21st June 2011, 02:48 PM
Great score Brad :cool: 42 million in the past on this game is completely insane. I once played a game for about 4 hours straight, 5 million points in MGL um 9 or 10 I think (Dr Micro) at the end of that game my brain was fried, I had trouble forming coherent sentences. I can't even begin to think how those guys that play asteroids for days do it, hallucination would be the order of the day :lol

gameroom
21st June 2011, 09:00 PM
Another couple of games but not much of an improvement

70,100

Need to play at work which I have this game on a lowboy. Playing with keyboard at the moment.

Mr_Staypuft
21st June 2011, 09:18 PM
Hmm, haven't played this for a while...

159,300

Well, at least I killed that multiarmed bastard for once.

25370

PS: Brad, I think I'll need to have a few more goes before I'm getting close to 252K. Well done.

wingtipvortex
21st June 2011, 11:04 PM
Leaderboard updated:) Great score Brad! If ive missed anyone, let me know!

gameroom
21st June 2011, 11:06 PM
79,100

John73
22nd June 2011, 05:16 AM
79,100

Knew it wouldn't be long before you beat my score :P Let's hope I have a quite day at work so I can get some more practice in :)

gameroom
22nd June 2011, 08:09 AM
Game on!

John73
22nd June 2011, 08:17 AM
Had a couple more games this morning, but can't seem to get going :( Best is 57K this morning.

Got anther 20 mins to spare now, so I'll give it another go.


----

Keep getting stuck now when I'm around 50-60K :( Seem to lose my powerups at the wrong time, lose a life and when I restart it's really difficult to get a powerup again to get out of this section :( Was about 53K with only one life lost, died at the wrong time and game over for under 58K :cry:

Brad
22nd June 2011, 10:07 AM
This game is VERY unforgiving. I got up to 200,000 on my first man this morning. I had 5 men left?? Got a measly 225,000. Get stuck in a single ship at a bad spot and your toast LOL!

Brad

@lien_Zed
22nd June 2011, 12:32 PM
farout, im flat out getting 30,000 points and getting past the first stage where the diamond shaped thing comes and lays the smack down on my candy ass and its all over said red rover for me :lol

will have another go tonight and post a screenie:cool:

Mr_Staypuft
22nd June 2011, 12:49 PM
farout, im flat out getting 30,000 points and getting past the first stage where the diamond shaped thing comes and lays the smack down on my candy ass and its all over said red rover for me :lol


Ahh, the ol' diamond-shaped ship....

I find that it's quickest to kill it with just one upgrade.

I can't remember 'which' number, but it's the one that makes you a cigar-shaped ship with a single dense bullet.
(*not* the one that makes the 'wide' banana-shaped bullet)

Oh, and if you think the Diamond boss is hard on this game, you never want to play the sequel, 'UFO ROBO: Dangar".
The diamond returns, and he's much, much tougher.

Pelly
22nd June 2011, 04:42 PM
It is the second boss that gets me... haven't been able to kill him yet :-/


Ahh, the ol' diamond-shaped ship....

I find that it's quickest to kill it with just one upgrade.

I can't remember 'which' number, but it's the one that makes you a cigar-shaped ship with a single dense bullet.
(*not* the one that makes the 'wide' banana-shaped bullet)

Oh, and if you think the Diamond boss is hard on this game, you never want to play the sequel, 'UFO ROBO: Dangar".
The diamond returns, and he's much, much tougher.

Brad
22nd June 2011, 04:52 PM
The big guns for the bosses is expansion 4. It's a great upgrade as it fires through all enemies. It's good against the first boss but after that it's effect is not as great. You want lots of bullets in the air to take out the small ships whilst you concentrate on the boss ships. The hand/boomerang boss is fairly easy if you watch the boomerang patterns. the crab boss can be a pain in the arse if your in the wrong spot on screen when he appears. FYI, I again got 200,000 first man and lost the rest in the next 40,000....the same spot keeps nailing me.

Brad

John73
22nd June 2011, 05:02 PM
The big guns for the bosses is expansion 4. It's great upgrade as it fires through all enemies. It's good against the first boss but after that it's effect is not as great. You want lots of bullets in the air to take out the small ships whilst you concentrate on the boss ships. The hand/boomerang boss is fairly easy if you watch the boomerang patterns. the crab boss can be a pain in the arse if your in the wrong spot on screen when he appears. FYI, I again got 200,000 first man and lost the rest in the next 40,000....the same spot keeps nailing me.

Brad

So are you saying that without expansion 4 you are pretty much up shit creek against the 2nd boss? This is the one that is doing my head in also :( Even if I get to near to him with plenty of upgrades, I seem to lose them just before the boss ship appears and then I die rather quickly :confused: Then when restart with a standard ship, it's really difficult to get your hands on the expansion 4 upgrade that appears where you restart.

I managed to get through the 2nd boss one only when I score 73K, don't know how I managed to do it - but I pretty much choke everytime there now :cry

I've probably had a good 100 games of this since Sunday and I'm beginning to think that my reflexes are just not up to it.

Brad
22nd June 2011, 05:29 PM
No you can beat it with only your single ship although you have to hit it a LOT. Eventually it just runs away if you can't kill it.

With the upgrades, all have their strengths and weaknesses BUT they always appear in order wether you have one or not. For instance if you have upgrades 1 to 3 and get hit once the next upgrade to appear is still upgrade 4 and then 5 =)

Brad

John73
22nd June 2011, 06:02 PM
Yeah I figured that out. I think when you die and restart near boss 2 it's upgrade 4 that is the next available..... when I can manage to get it :D

@lien_Zed
22nd June 2011, 08:47 PM
36200

best score yet! im starting to get the hang of it... kinda
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Spartan
22nd June 2011, 10:12 PM
Really feel sorry for you guys using a keyboard. Even when using a PS2 joystick I get nowhere near the score I can get on an actual arcade machine I have in the garage. Anyway, here's my garage effort.
Score - 133,700.
25396

John73
23rd June 2011, 06:51 AM
Really feel sorry for you guys using a keyboard. Even when using a PS2 joystick I get nowhere near the score I can get on an actual arcade machine I have in the garage. Anyway, here's my garage effort.
Score - 133,700.
25396

I'm beginning to think that a cab may be easier. Keyboard is okay, except when you get to places like the 2nd Boss and you really do need to pound the crap out of the fire button - space bar just doesn't cut it for me :cry Of course I've never been all that great at shooters anyway :D

Brad
23rd June 2011, 07:05 AM
You simply cannot move around bullets like you need too on a keyboard.

Brad

John73
23rd June 2011, 07:51 AM
I'm just waiting on the legs for my cab and then I'll be finished. I'll probably put the cab together this weekend and use some makeshift legs and give this game a go and see if I'm any better. Not holding my breath though :D

I don't actually find using the arrow keys too bad, but I'll have to wait and see if I find it any easier with a joystick.

knight76
23rd June 2011, 08:26 AM
A while ago I bought an Ultimarc Super Single so I swap between the super single, or the keyboard depending on the game. That works well, I think playing scrolling shooters on keyboard is hard, fingers get muddled up.

gameroom
23rd June 2011, 08:36 AM
the main problem using a keyboard is the controls are on the opposite hands compared to fire buttons and joystick on a cab. :blink:

Also hitting that damn windows key when splitting up your ship is frustrating :realmad:

John73
23rd June 2011, 08:58 AM
90800

Finally got passed Boss 2 for a 2nd time and improved slightly. My hands hurt from playing now :D

25406

Jed
23rd June 2011, 09:33 AM
All this talk of joysticks has reminded me: Does anyone know of a joystick that is switchable from the top ? IE, I want to be able to switch my sticks from 4 to 8 way *without* having to unclip my control panel, fold out, unscrew etc like I do now.

At the moment I am using Sanwa JS01 I got from Ozstick about 18 months ago, and they are still going strong as day 1, despite pretty heavy use and lots of previous MGL abuse. But to be able to switch on the fly would be great, especially now with the two game format..

Brad
23rd June 2011, 09:41 AM
http://groovygamegear.com/webstore/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=195

http://www.ultimarc.com/controls.html

Mag Stick or Mag Stick Plus

Or buy local and use a digital method. DavidAVD makes and sells these:

http://www.audiovisualdevices.com.au/viewprod.php?catid=&productid=APC614&PHPSESSID=6529d768ef49bc268ed1a113254de053

Cheers,
brad

John73
23rd June 2011, 10:08 AM
I got a couple of MagStick Pluses from Danny/Gameroom. Haven't given them a real good go yet, but they seem pretty good from my initial testing - easy switch from 4 to 8 way :)

Jed
23rd June 2011, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the info Brad and John, those Magstick pluses look like the go. I'll get in touch with Mr Gameroom then :)

Leaderboard updated

Rat
23rd June 2011, 05:32 PM
There certainly is some strong competition in this round of the MGL :) I hope to improve on this score before close, but won't get a game for a few days now so I had better post this just in case.

DKong
23rd June 2011, 09:39 PM
Bit of an improvement. Lost a couple of men along the way and had to fight back with the small ship. Not sure I like the Phoenix powerup, would be better
if you could have full firepower as well.

wingtipvortex
23rd June 2011, 09:59 PM
Nice score there Kong man! I must fire it up tonight, been slack( as usual ):laugh:

@lien_Zed
24th June 2011, 09:40 AM
Bit of an improvement. Lost a couple of men along the way and had to fight back with the small ship. Not sure I like the Phoenix powerup, would be better
if you could have full firepower as well.

:o
man the only way i can get close to that is turn on invincibility mode in the dip switches:lol

John73
24th June 2011, 05:00 PM
:o
man the only way i can get close to that is turn on invincibility mode in the dip switches:lol

I had an awesome game going the other day, 100K without losing a life...... then I realized that I'd turned on invincibility by mistake :cry

DKong
24th June 2011, 07:32 PM
:o
man the only way i can get close to that is turn on invincibility mode in the dip switches:lol


I had an awesome game going the other day, 100K without losing a life...... then I realized that I'd turned on invincibility by mistake :cry

I didn't even realise there is an invincibility mode, how do you turn it on by mistake:lol

I used to play this at the Fish and Chip shop near college in 87, in fact spent more time there than in college :rolleyes

The trick to this game is using your power ups to your advantage in the stages ;) oh and yeah don't get hit :P

John73
24th June 2011, 07:36 PM
I didn't even realise there is an invincibility mode, how do you turn it on by mistake:lol


Was mucking around with it at work and changing some dip switches, wanted to see what happened past a certain stage.

Hours later at home I decided to have another game and didn't realise that the dip switches were still unchanged :redface

I swear I was playing a really good game too... but I'll never know now :D

Fire_Power
25th June 2011, 11:11 AM
41,100

A new game to me - the main reason I jumped on MGL. This game became a lot easier after I changed the joystick to eight way.

Only at low levels but it seems to me the button 2 is more of a liability as your ship gets so much bigger that you get hit?

25485

knight76
25th June 2011, 11:20 AM
41,100

A new game to me - the main reason I jumped on MGL. This game became a lot easier after I changed the joystick to eight way.

Only at low levels but it seems to me the button 2 is more of a liability as your ship gets so much bigger that you get hit?

25485

No, only one part of your ship is able to be hit when you expand out.

Jed
25th June 2011, 12:27 PM
Leaderboard updated

Space cadets Brad and Dkong have pulled away from the pack so far, but I think scores are going to climb a lot higher yet...

Brad
25th June 2011, 03:36 PM
I keep dying at the same spot. It's obviously my nemesis. The one and only time I get past this spot I got this score.

John73
25th June 2011, 06:24 PM
105500

25503

Broke the 100K Mark :026: :026:

Hope the file size isn't too big, had to use a digital camera for this one.

Tried this game out on my nearly finished cab. Definitely a bit easier using a joystick rather than the keyboard. Going back to where my cab is tomorrow to give it another go.

I don't like the 4th powerup in this game, is it just me? :D Too bad you can't just stick with the 3rd powerup, I find that easiest.

Knight & Rat - I have you in my sights now. Spartan, you're not safe either :P

knight76
25th June 2011, 06:50 PM
105500Knight & Rat - I have you in my sights now. Spartan, you're not safe either :P

:lol - Come get some!

The gauntlet is thrown lol.

I haven't played this since I got that 100k+ score. Have been concentrating on crush roller.

Depending on what the next game is I might give it some more time to move higher up the ladder.

Scrolling shooters are not my bag.

Spartan
26th June 2011, 12:38 AM
105500

Knight & Rat - I have you in my sights now. Spartan, you're not safe either :P



Here's a little extra for you to chase. New score - 154,300

25514

John73
26th June 2011, 06:05 AM
Here's a little extra for you to chase. New score - 154,300

25514

Okay, maybe Spartan is safe :lol

This game is one that is definitely getting added to my list of favorites.

Foot
26th June 2011, 10:23 AM
Better get one in the bank as they say

98900

25516

This is one of those games that piss me off when every time you die you go back to the start of the stage - drives me nuts!

azathoth
26th June 2011, 11:54 AM
I know it's gonna get better

25518

Brad
26th June 2011, 12:50 PM
I'm back baby!

Foot
26th June 2011, 01:09 PM
I'm back baby!

:eek2:

Bugger me!

knight76
26th June 2011, 01:11 PM
i'm back baby!

omg!

Pelly
26th June 2011, 02:54 PM
I'm back baby!

Holy Shit! Well done mate. That is more than double the top score on Twin Galaxies!! You should definitely record a game!

Brad
26th June 2011, 03:54 PM
Yeah but that would mean installing TGMame or Wolfmame or whatever the hell it's called now, setting up recording and all that shite and I honestly couldn't be bothered.

It seems if I get past my hoodoo point and maintain a couple of expansions I can get the scores. I managed to get up to about 550,000 with something like 8 men left. Lost the lot when I lost all my powerups at the typical bad point and just couldn't recover from losing all my men bar 1 to get throgh it =/

Brad

John73
26th June 2011, 04:34 PM
Yeah but that would mean installing TGMame or Wolfmame or whatever the hell it's called now, setting up recording and all that shite and I honestly couldn't be bothered.

It seems if I get past my hoodoo point and maintain a couple of expansions I can get the scores. I managed to get up to about 550,000 with something like 8 men left. Lost the lot when I lost all my powerups at the typical bad point and just couldn't recover from losing all my men bar 1 to get throgh it =/

Brad

Great score Brad :cool:

I think if you want to submit to TG you need WolfMame .106. Using the GUI version it really easy, just select play & record, type a filename and away you go. Anyway, hope you do record one and take a record for the Aussies :D

I improved my personal score by about 4000 today - will post a screen shot later when I have my ext drive plugged in. Had another really good game going, 75K without losing a life and then lost them all for 20K :(

---------- Post added at 04:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:08 PM ----------

Just setup my wireless controller and gave Terra Cresta a go... and this game is a no go with the controller (for me anyway). Must get my cabinet finished if I'm going to improve my ranking <_<

Jed
26th June 2011, 06:10 PM
I'm back baby!

Amazing effort, hope you can crack the mill before next sunday ?

I was going to post my updated score but now it seems like a tiny insignificant speck :(

So I will anyway... I don't really play shooters, but only 'cause I'm crap at most of them by MGL standards, they've always been my downfall in previous comps. I'm enjoying this game though, seems like a pretty fun game. I finally got my first transmute to fiery phoenix which was pretty cool too :)


25527

Pelly
26th June 2011, 11:05 PM
Finally got past the second boss without loosing a life, but it quickly went down hill from there :(

25536

wingtipvortex
27th June 2011, 12:45 PM
Leaderboard updated. MASSIVE total by Brad, with gameroom and Pelly on even stevens with 79,100 a piece:o

DKong
27th June 2011, 01:20 PM
I'm back baby!

Was thinking today I might be able to crack 300,000 and give brad a run for his money, that plan is out the window.

Great score

Brad
27th June 2011, 01:41 PM
No I reckon you could do it. The key is to NOT lose your expansions at particularly hard spots.

Tips:


Try to always position yourself about 2 inches from the bottom of the screen.
Never be near the middle or above when a mothership comes out
Dinosaurs are your friends (1000 points for killing them) (Another 1000 for hitting the bones with rear fire and shooting the image that pops out)
A lazy figure 8 pattern at the bottom of the screen is a reasonable tactic especially dodging bullets
On boss levels if you have no expansions, forget the boss and concentrate on surviving by wiping out ships and those flying arms if your on that boss
When I have all 5 expansions and no more formation options, I tactically let myself get hit once ;)
On those electro things that split, when they start coming out stay on one side of the screen so that they all drift over there and split
The best powerup is number 4. It wreaks havoc on boss ships, formations and dinosaurs
The best formation is with 3 expansions. The worst is a toss up between 2 and 4.

Tip Additions:


With the rockets, they "normally" come out by themselves so I go up close to them so they launch their warheads near the top of the screen rather than the bottom. Then just shoot them for points. Of course if you have formations to waste, this tactic is pointless but it's great if your down to a single ship or saving your formations for the boss ship.

More tips to come as I think of them :)

Brad

Jed
27th June 2011, 03:31 PM
Nice one Brad, i will try and put some of these tips into action. It may help me crack 100k :D

Pelly
27th June 2011, 04:10 PM
Finally cracked 100k :D Finally getting a good feel for this game and got to the Boss with 4 arms (is he the final boss?).

25565

Brad
27th June 2011, 04:18 PM
Finally cracked 100k :D Finally getting a good feel for this game and got to the Boss with 4 arms (is he the final boss?).

25565

Yep he's the "final" boss. The game loops bosses after this and the aerial and ground fire get's horrible, especially with all those stupid x blockers that stop your bullets

John73
27th June 2011, 05:38 PM
109800

Finally cracked 100k :D Finally getting a good feel for this game and got to the Boss with 4 arms (is he the final boss?).

25565

Haven't uploaded my best score from yesterday, I think it was 109,500 - so you've taken me down one in the rankings :realmad:
--------------

There it is... Grrr 109800, you got me by 1000 Pelly :cry

25576

DKong
29th June 2011, 11:46 AM
I kepp getting stuck around the 180,000 mark and then consequently lose all my lives:realmad: Must break the barrier.

Brad
29th June 2011, 11:58 AM
Same happens to me, most likely the very same spot given the scores.

Brad

DKong
29th June 2011, 08:11 PM
Just on the cusp of breaking this game, love the game, so much diversity in the powerups and when to keep hold and when to not.

Love the graphics for 1985, and game play, well polished game. one of my fav's

Rat
30th June 2011, 09:14 AM
Great scores, I'm still getting stuck at about 120k.........I find the collision detection a bit dodgy sometimes, bullets that I'm about to dodge "hit" a bit early leaving me feeling ripped off, I hate that, but apart from that gripe it's a good game.

kane
30th June 2011, 04:01 PM
...I find the collision detection a bit dodgy sometimes, bullets that I'm about to dodge "hit" a bit early leaving me feeling ripped off, I hate that

Yeah, I noticed that too, it's like the ship is bigger than the sprite indicates.

azathoth
30th June 2011, 11:04 PM
I got luck with this one. Wouldn't mind breaking 100 though.

What works for me is too actually use the powerups rather than saving them.
May as well use it or else I'm just gonna die quickly with all three unused.
Just need to time it right.

25643

gameroom
2nd July 2011, 02:34 AM
Only 200 points short of cracking the 100,000 :(

99,800

gameroom
2nd July 2011, 06:50 PM
Had about 20 games today.

I can now crack the 100,000 points with half of my games.

143,900

Nowhere near the top, but still over 24 hours to go to get a few more games in. :D

dezbaz
2nd July 2011, 09:33 PM
25752

SectionZ
2nd July 2011, 09:34 PM
Nice game, I'll get a few more games in before close..

shabu
3rd July 2011, 12:28 AM
I see Brad has wrists of steel. :o

http://i56.tinypic.com/24m6on5.jpg

Brad
3rd July 2011, 09:51 AM
LOL....I still have the issue of usually ending near the same spot. I have managed to get another good score of around 540,000 but I usually peak at around the 250,000 mark. Very frustrating

Brad

kane
3rd July 2011, 11:25 AM
I've been finding this game very difficult, but finally beat the second boss on this game, then he comes around again??

shabu
3rd July 2011, 11:50 AM
http://i54.tinypic.com/w7xybq.jpg

Jed
3rd July 2011, 12:57 PM
I've played a shitload of Terra Cresta over the last fortnight, and progress has been very very slow. Even with brad's tips, I still struggled every day, and was stuck in the 70's and 80's for what seemed like ages. (hey, that sounds like my life) but this final score I am pretty happy with, even though it's nowhere near the playa'z for this one.

No more time for any more Cresta today, the real world calls, curse that real world.

Footnote: Since moving my cabinet into the lounge room at the start of MGL13, I've not touched my Xbox 360... I can see for me, what games are the most enjoyable. Nothing matches the early 80's arcade games, not sure anything ever will, until I get my own personal holodeck, of course. :cool:

kane
3rd July 2011, 01:17 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/w7xybq.jpg

:redface

DKong
3rd July 2011, 02:51 PM
http://i54.tinypic.com/w7xybq.jpg

:lol

Spartan
3rd July 2011, 03:24 PM
Second game of the tournament, just like Crush Roller have beaten the previous MGL Hi score for this game but will still not finish anywhere near first.

My score: 223,500

25773

Jed
3rd July 2011, 03:55 PM
Second game of the tournament, just like Crush Roller have beaten the previous MGL Hi score for this game but will still not finish anywhere near first.

My score: 223,500

25773

Yes, welcome to the MGL :lol

It brings out the best in people :D

But you still placed high in each game which means your overall score is still way up there, and that's what counts in the end :)

wingtipvortex
3rd July 2011, 05:32 PM
LEADERBOARD UPDATED:):):)
kane..shabu 100 difference in points:lol

SectionZ
3rd July 2011, 05:43 PM
Not much improvement, well done to top players.

wingtipvortex
3rd July 2011, 06:16 PM
http://i55.tinypic.com/2jam9z5.png

---------- Post added at 06:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:13 PM ----------

45 mins to get your final scores in people:)

John73
3rd July 2011, 06:26 PM
[/COLOR]45 mins to get your final scores in people:)

I'm all done with this game, didn't get a chance to setup my cab and have any more games. Tried a keyboard game 30mins ago and it's just not going to happen :lol

This has been my favorite of the 3 games so far :)

Fire_Power
3rd July 2011, 06:47 PM
52,700

I put in a few hours this arvo and this is the best I can do, it's a fun game

25785.

Jed
3rd July 2011, 07:01 PM
TIME'S UP!

Thanks to everyone who participated and submitted scores. Congrats to BRAD who is now the Terra Cresta MGL champ, by a country mile.

Final results as follows:

1. Brad: 768,100 - 25 points
2. DKong: 273,100 - 20 points
3. Spartan: 223,500 - 16 points
4. Mr_Staypuft: 159,300 - 13 points
5. Gameroom: 143,900 - 11 points
6. Rat: 122,800 - 10 points
7. Jammasized: 119,100 - 9 points
8. Knight76: 118,70 - 8 points
9. Pelly: 110,800 - 7 points
10. John73: 109,800 - 6 points
11. Foot: 98,900 - 5 points
12. azathoth: 92,200 - 4 points
13. kane: 77,500 - 3 points
14. shabu: 77,400 - 2 points
15. Wingtipvortex: 61,000 - 1 point
16. SectionZ: 56,000
17. Fire_Power: 52,700
18. @lien_Zed: 36,200
19. dezbaz: 25,000
20. Andykmv: 16,000

Standby for new game post and MGL Leaderboard update.

John73
3rd July 2011, 07:07 PM
Well done Brad :038::038::038: You just got there in the end :lol

wingtipvortex
3rd July 2011, 07:08 PM
BRAD:038::038::038::038::038: What a mammoth effort! Big congrats to DKong for a smashing 2nd place score!! And Spartan for a last minute 3rd place dash!
Big thumbs up to all who played Terra Cresta, biggest MGL participation so far:cool:

WELL DONE PLAYERS!

Brad
3rd July 2011, 07:16 PM
I was lucky it was nominated. One of the very few games I can say I was REALLY good at =)

Brad

Jed
3rd July 2011, 07:19 PM
Yes a mighty effort from Brad, to maintain concentration and lives for that period of time is a huge effort. Terra Cresta got terra-rized!

The MGL LEADERBOARD (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/42737-MGL13-Tournament-Leaderboard)updated, and it's very close indeed, only a single point between first third place at this stage. But still a long, long way to go :)

John73
3rd July 2011, 07:23 PM
Yes a mighty effort from Brad, to maintain concentration and lives for that period of time is a huge effort. Terra Cresta got terra-rized!

The MGL LEADERBOARD (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/42737-MGL13-Tournament-Leaderboard)updated, and it's very close indeed, only a single point between first third place at this stage. But still a long, long way to go :)

14th Place. Hmmmm, I'll need to make my move shortly :lol

knight76
3rd July 2011, 08:11 PM
I am happy with 8th after only playing it for a day or two and giving up. I'm not much of a schmup player really.

Still clinging to 1st.....just.

Ramere
3rd July 2011, 08:15 PM
Crap crap crap, lost track of time having a final bang at this baby, got 134700 but won't bother with posting a snap as too late she cried :realmad:

Btw, awesome score Brad, very imptessive

gameroom
3rd July 2011, 08:45 PM
Crap crap crap, lost track of time having a final bang at this baby, got 134700 but won't bother with posting a snap as too late she cried :realmad:

I know exactly how you feel.

I got this score at 1.30pm today and thought I could do better, but ended up stuck at work.

163,600