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Jed
14th August 2011, 06:57 PM
Gameroom lets fly with

http://i56.tinypic.com/w8uil4.jpg

Rom Name: ladybug.zip

Dips:

http://i54.tinypic.com/fkw9sn.gif

Lady Bug Description

You control a Ladybug that moves around a maze eating dots while avoiding poison and pursuing insects. The maze has revolving doors that can be used to thwart the insects. Collect letters to form the word "EXTRA" and receive an extra life or spell "SPECIAL" to earn free credits.

To qualify for MGL points you will need to post in this thread, stating your score in the subject line of your message, and include a screenshot. Submit as many score updates as you like, but please post a new message for each new score.

For more info: http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8374

SWIMMER comp closes 7pm Sunday August 28th.

GOOD LUCK!



Leaderboard

Brad: 144,230
ED_209: 140,200
Pelly: 133,680
Foot: 128,740
Spartan: 116,740
John73: 100,490
kane: 83,000
DKong: 73,350
Gameroom: 67,440
Fire_Power: 55,170
Rat: 38,660
Jammasized: 29,330
@lien Zed: 6,830

John73
14th August 2011, 07:45 PM
17940

27132

Yet another game I've never played before. This was my 2nd game. Still trying to work out some of the stuff in the game, but seems like it's kinda fun so far.

Foot
14th August 2011, 08:13 PM
It is so on this week

John73
14th August 2011, 08:15 PM
It is so on this week

I take it you've played this one then :D

Spartan
14th August 2011, 09:45 PM
Never played this one before either. Might as well post an early score before I get overun by everyone else's efforts. 49,890

27133

@lien_Zed
14th August 2011, 09:56 PM
aaaaaahhhhh a great game this one. was ported to the tandy colour computer and other 8 bit machines in its day in the 80's, had a few different names like "doodle bug" etc.... bloody good game this, aint played it for some years though

DKong
14th August 2011, 10:24 PM
New Imac yesterday one of the first things I installed Mame OS X :lol Looks awesome on the 27" Such a joy to use :D

Rat
14th August 2011, 10:48 PM
New Imac yesterday one of the first things I installed Mame OS X :lol Looks awesome on the 27" Such a joy to use :D

Wow look at that, your pic posted the right way up, Apple seem to be making progress ;)

Pelly
14th August 2011, 11:02 PM
My first up score.. Maze games not really my thing, but I think I'd rather be playing this over Radar Scope ;)

27135

DKong
15th August 2011, 09:13 AM
Wow look at that, your pic posted the right way up, Apple seem to be making progress ;)

Actually thats when I take a screen shot on the Vertical Mame Cab which ironically is using Tiny XP:lol

Jed
15th August 2011, 01:25 PM
Wow look at that, your pic posted the right way up, Apple seem to be making progress ;)

I'm pretty sure you need to buy the $69.95 Apple Picture rotater, available on ITunes ;)

John73
15th August 2011, 04:10 PM
20760

27167

Okay, had a few games - tell me if it's too early to give "hints" - When I go over the letters to spell special or extra - they sometimes light up at the top and other times they don't.... am I missing something? :confused:

Brad
15th August 2011, 04:16 PM
It's all about the colour...........

Brad

John73
15th August 2011, 04:22 PM
It's all about the colour...........

Brad

Cheers :)

I thought I worked that out already, but it didn't seem to make a difference - but I must be just missing get it at the right time :confused: This game is :realmad: hard

Brad
15th August 2011, 04:24 PM
It IS a hard game but a damn classic.

In game you'll see that Special, Extra and Bonus X are Red, Yellow and Blue. You need to run over the bonus's etc and match the colour to get it activated else it does nothing.

Brad

kane
15th August 2011, 06:09 PM
Hmm, beat my previous best already, I think we must have played this on a harder setting last time as I'm finding it much easier, possibly even enjoyable!!

@lien_Zed
15th August 2011, 08:09 PM
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Foot
16th August 2011, 07:43 PM
Score: 106,540

27193

Go the keyboard :)

Take that Savage! :bunny:

Brad
17th August 2011, 10:17 AM
88,560

gameroom
18th August 2011, 10:28 PM
Guess I better find time to submit a score this round, since I nominated it.

The past 2 months, all I seem to be doing is building cabs for people to play games, and I'm not getting a chance to play myself.

Love this game. Its all about timing.

67,440

Spartan
20th August 2011, 12:10 AM
6 nights of play and have only beaten my previous score by 5k. Will be lucky to get over 60k on this one.:realmad:

New score:55,140

27289

John73
21st August 2011, 06:43 PM
25310

27389

Bit of an improvement, but don't know how much more I'll play this one in the next week.

Pelly
21st August 2011, 11:10 PM
My best run yet, but feel I can do better. Quite an enjoyable game :)

27401

ED_209
22nd August 2011, 06:48 PM
27415

I'm pretty sure I can improve on this by Sunday.

ED_209
22nd August 2011, 08:50 PM
27421

Getting better.

Pelly
23rd August 2011, 01:06 PM
Score update. So close to the 100k this time :cry

27435

John73
23rd August 2011, 04:51 PM
26300

27440

Hardly worth posting my improved score.

How the hell are you guys getting 100K? :o

kane
23rd August 2011, 04:55 PM
26300

27440

Hardly worth posting my improved score.

How the hell are you guys getting 100K? :o

You should have a lot more points if your getting up to the 'broccoli' stage, I suggest you let the demo loop run and watch the 'instructions'.

John73
23rd August 2011, 05:08 PM
34160

27441

Thanks Kane.

I did know about the letters and multipliers, but try as I will I really have trouble staying alive from level 3 let alone trying to catch these things at the right colour :confused:

kane
23rd August 2011, 06:27 PM
Forgot to post this one earlier...

Spartan
23rd August 2011, 07:52 PM
85,290

27444

Foot
23rd August 2011, 08:28 PM
Score Update: 112080

27448

Specs!

27449

Pelly
23rd August 2011, 11:44 PM
I still haven't spelled out SPECIAL yet. Is that what happens when you do? I take it you can't use that extra credit to continue your score?

Jed
24th August 2011, 07:42 AM
I take it you can't use that extra credit to continue your score?

Nope.

But you can sell the free game to some kid for 10c :)

Brad
24th August 2011, 08:29 AM
Damn the competition is hot on this one. I need to get more games in.....haven't even looked at R-Type yet :(

Brad

ED_209
24th August 2011, 01:01 PM
27460

Yeeee-ha! I'm joining Foot in the +100,000 class. :cool: I expect there's gonna be some fierce competition right up to the last hour on this one.

Pelly
24th August 2011, 03:56 PM
I probably should be doing some work, but this is more fun :)

I can't believe I came so close to your score Foot and choked! :realmad:

27461

Foot
24th August 2011, 04:48 PM
I probably should be doing some work, but this is more fun :)

I can't believe I came so close to your score Foot and choked! :realmad:

27461

Real close, maybe I'd better go and have another go :o

DKong
25th August 2011, 06:38 PM
I try, I try and I try again, have grown to love this game over the years from the first time I played it at the Fish and Chip as a little tacker.

It come up in a previous MGL and think the best I could do was around 40,000, well I went the keyboard this week after having a new Imac with 27" display and couldn't cut it either " curse
you Foot and your Keyboard", so bought a PS3 controller and played using the D-pad on that, much better :)

My best score ever on this game and now getting over 50,000 every game, but for the life of me 100,000 seems way over yonder brick.

will keep squirming my way around the bugs, and not go for EXTRA but just get the SPECIAL letters as a least they give me big points.

Out of all the games I played I think I only managed around 5 extra bugs over the course of all games.

ED_209
25th August 2011, 07:51 PM
27505

Finally got the SPECIAL! :D Pity it's just a free credit :x

This never would have been possible without the arrival of the Mag Sticks. I owe you all a thank you for that advice. 3 weeks and I've crippled my previous scores in Pac-man, DK, Pengo (really wish I had them while the comp was running), DK Jnr, Burger Time and even Yahtzee on my mobile phone. That last one probably has nothing to do with the Mag Sticks but I'm gonna give them the credit anyway.

Jed
25th August 2011, 08:38 PM
27505Finally got the SPECIAL! :D Pity it's just a free credit :xThis never would have been possible without the arrival of the Mag Sticks. I owe you all a thank you for that advice. 3 weeks and I've crippled my previous scores in Pac-man, DK, Pengo (really wish I had them while the comp was running), DK Jnr, Burger Time and even Yahtzee on my mobile phone. That last one probably has nothing to do with the Mag Sticks but I'm gonna give them the credit anyway.They certainly are a large slice of awesome :)

John73
25th August 2011, 09:28 PM
61350

27508

DKong
25th August 2011, 09:36 PM
27505

Finally got the SPECIAL! :D Pity it's just a free credit :x

This never would have been possible without the arrival of the Mag Sticks. I owe you all a thank you for that advice. 3 weeks and I've crippled my previous scores in Pac-man, DK, Pengo (really wish I had them while the comp was running), DK Jnr, Burger Time and even Yahtzee on my mobile phone. That last one probably has nothing to do with the Mag Sticks but I'm gonna give them the credit anyway.


They certainly are a large slice of awesome :)

Bloody hell unfair advantage these Mag sticks things, where do I buy one or 4 :lol

Spartan
25th August 2011, 09:46 PM
27505

Finally got the SPECIAL! :D Pity it's just a free credit :x

This never would have been possible without the arrival of the Mag Sticks. I owe you all a thank you for that advice. 3 weeks and I've crippled my previous scores in Pac-man, DK, Pengo (really wish I had them while the comp was running), DK Jnr, Burger Time and even Yahtzee on my mobile phone. That last one probably has nothing to do with the Mag Sticks but I'm gonna give them the credit anyway.

Just when i think I've passed you, you post a killer score. My latest effort:110,120

27509

What's the story with previous high scores? It seems with the exception of about 2 games, all existing MGL high scores have been smashed.

John73
25th August 2011, 09:51 PM
What's the story with previous high scores? It seems with the exception of about 2 games, all existing MGL high scores have been smashed.

Lot more people playing I'm guessing?

Pelly
26th August 2011, 09:37 AM
27505

Finally got the SPECIAL! :D Pity it's just a free credit :x

This never would have been possible without the arrival of the Mag Sticks. I owe you all a thank you for that advice. 3 weeks and I've crippled my previous scores in Pac-man, DK, Pengo (really wish I had them while the comp was running), DK Jnr, Burger Time and even Yahtzee on my mobile phone. That last one probably has nothing to do with the Mag Sticks but I'm gonna give them the credit anyway.

The heat is on!!!!

BTW, what is the deal with the random people getting married in this game? :blink: It is nearly as random as a paintbrush running around killing jelly creatures!

Jed
26th August 2011, 01:00 PM
Lot more people playing I'm guessing?

More people, and the fact previous MGL records usually get broken with each new MGL.

Pelly
26th August 2011, 02:06 PM
I'm hot on your heels ED_209 :cool: I really want to start cranking out some scores on R-Type 2 but I am obsessed with Ladybug at the moment :p

27517

Rat
26th August 2011, 06:14 PM
This is a great game, I really enjoy the mix of strategy and tactics. Last time we played this I got 60k, which would be a PB, this time I have been renovating the bathroom and have not put much time in, better post a score before I go to work.

Fire_Power
27th August 2011, 01:09 PM
I'm meant to be painting a room this weekend, so I don't think I'm going to get much more play in. That may not matter much! Looks like I'm missing a big part of the strategy, my level 9 gets 55k, where I think I got two extra lives along the way, and I see the big scores are coming from much lower levels? I guess you've got to focus more on collecting your fruit and veg where I've just tried to clear the boards.

27523

John73
27th August 2011, 02:46 PM
97230

27524

Not sure if I will do any better than this, would have been nice to break 100K but it's a 36K improvement for me :)

Jed
27th August 2011, 07:40 PM
Bloody hell unfair advantage these Mag sticks things, where do I buy one or 4 :lol Gameroom is the man you seek. I'm tempted to get another one as now my P2 Sanwa suffers in comparison to the Magstick in P1 spot. And the ease of switching from 4/8, is one of those 'OMG why didn't someone think of this before' type moments. Crap I still haven't played ladybug, man I've been slack this MGL. Gotta get me mojo back.

DKong
27th August 2011, 08:44 PM
Gameroom is the man you seek. I'm tempted to get another one as now my P2 Sanwa suffers in comparison to the Magstick in P1 spot. And the ease of switching from 4/8, is one of those 'OMG why didn't someone think of this before' type moments. Crap I still haven't played ladybug, man I've been slack this MGL. Gotta get me mojo back.


Cheers for that!

Yes running the MGL and playing certainly takes a lot of time, I found when running it I didn't play as much but I'm sure you will get back in the swing of things;)

gameroom
27th August 2011, 11:33 PM
If wanting some MS+, give me a call on 0422 600 193 as have sold 5 units last week, and another 2 go out monday. Getting low on stocks and not sure what colours I have. Definately the best joysticks I have ever used.

Brad
28th August 2011, 08:02 AM
Let's get some more scores before tonight ;)

Spartan
28th August 2011, 11:38 AM
116,740

27530

wingtipvortex
28th August 2011, 01:47 PM
:)

Brad
28th August 2011, 02:06 PM
Going out and won't be able to submit another score so heres my very paltry improvement =/

wingtipvortex
28th August 2011, 02:12 PM
Going out and won't be able to submit another score so heres my very paltry improvement =/
am i seeing correctly.....does that say part 91:o

Brad
28th August 2011, 02:16 PM
LOL No mate. Not sure what that is. the screenshot was taken during the game demo as I forgot to capture it when I got the score. I think when I got the big score it was part 15. You need to average 10,000 per level for these scores.


brad

Jed
28th August 2011, 06:09 PM
I hour left, Ladybuggers! :confused:

Had a couple cracks this arvo on the laptop, otherwise had my head in the back of a Sony Bravia TV most of this arvo.

Don't buy *any* spare parts from Sony Australia! They wanted to charge $350 for a single board replacement, when I can get the complete set of boards for $75 from the UK. Sony parts in Oz: rip.off :realmad:

29,330

kane
28th August 2011, 06:34 PM
Lol, improved my best by a few hundred, may as well post it, you never know who will sneak in front of you :018:

John73
28th August 2011, 06:37 PM
100490

27545

My last effort and best effort for about 40 games today. Doesn't move me up, but at least I broke 100K :)

Took until the 2nd last screen to get the X for Extra and then I got cornered and had to take it at the wrong color :(

Not a bad game this one.

Foot
28th August 2011, 06:42 PM
Score: 128740

Spend all day at the footy and the winery, score ain't going to get any better, hic

27546

Jed
28th August 2011, 07:00 PM
Time's up!

Well done to BRAD for taking this one out in a very close result from ED_209

Final results are:

1. Brad: 145,790 - 25
2. ED_209: 140,200 - 20
3. Pelly: 133,680 - 16
4. Foot: 128,740 - 13
5. Spartan: 116,740 - 11
6. John73: 100,490 - 10
7. kane: 83,000 - 9
8. DKong: 73,350 - 8
9. Gameroom: 67,440 - 7
10. Fire_Power: 55,170 - 6
11. Rat: 38,660 - 5
12. Jammasized: - 4
13. @lien Zed: 6,830 - 3

Updates and new game shortly.

Pelly
28th August 2011, 07:01 PM
Best I could muster :( Came so close on this one to cracking 150k...

27547

Jed
28th August 2011, 07:20 PM
Best I could muster :( Came so close on this one to cracking 150k...

27547

Sorry Pelly, you missed the cutoff by 2 minutes :lol but seriously, your score didn't affect the final standings anyhoo.

Brad
28th August 2011, 07:26 PM
Oy..... 145,790 ;) hic

Damn foot am I reading your score right when you got that much on level 7 :o:o how?

Brad

Jed
28th August 2011, 07:37 PM
Oy..... 145,790 ;) hic

Brad

Ah yeah, fixed :)

Pelly
28th August 2011, 07:52 PM
Sorry Pelly, you missed the cutoff by 2 minutes :lol but seriously, your score didn't affect the final standings anyhoo.

Oh well... I did achieve the score at 6:30 but was caught up trying to better it before 7pm <_<

Foot
28th August 2011, 07:52 PM
Oy..... 145,790 ;) hic

Damn foot am I reading your score right when you got that much on level 7 :o:o how?

Brad

By forgetting about the extra and Nailing 4k every letter, and try and get the center bonus more than once in each pattern. I can zoom through the levels (not to 15 though) but my score sucks, I do better when I concentrate on the 4K, sometimes even letting myself die while I wait for the letter to change.

Brad
28th August 2011, 08:52 PM
By forgetting about the extra and Nailing 4k every letter, and try and get the center bonus more than once in each pattern. I can zoom through the levels (not to 15 though) but my score sucks, I do better when I concentrate on the 4K, sometimes even letting myself die while I wait for the letter to change.

Ahh okay. yeah I get Extra first and then then the 4000k bonus. I then only ever try for the centre bonus once so it makes sense. Oh and yes damn have I been nailed so many times waiting for the colour change =/

Brad