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John73
4th November 2012, 07:03 PM
Aliens


MGL 15 Game 5


Nominated by: troyus



http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/aliens1.png
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/aliens.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/aliens2.png



Game Settings

ROM Name: aliens.zip

DIP Switches:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/aliens_dips.png

Game Info

Number of Simultaneous Players: 2
Maximum number of Players: 2
Gameplay: Joint
Control Panel Layout: Multi Player
Sound: Amplified Mono (one channel)

Controls:

Joystick: 8-way
Buttons: 2 [Shoot, Shoot]


Game Introduction

Aliens is a run-and-gun shoot 'em up arcade game by Konami released in 1990, based on the Aliens film. It picks up mid-movie with Lt. Ripley and Cpl. Hicks attempting to leave the alien-infested colony by making their way towards the drop ship, and notably takes some liberties with the film's storyline and the Aliens' biology.

You and your partner must shoot all the attacking aliens as you progress throughout the many levels of the game. The joystick controls the player movement while the buttons let you shoot from either a standing or crouched position.

More detailed information on Aliens and game play can be found here: http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=6859

To qualify for MGL points you will need to have submitted a score by stating your score in the subject line 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. Aliens comp closes Sunday 7PM November 18th.

Check back here for progress scores..... Good Luck :cool:



Final Standings




Rank

Name
Score

MGL Points



1
RMacauley
524,300
25 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/goldmedal_t.png


2
casperthefriendly
200,100
20 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/silvermedal_t.png


3
Blktgr74
150,800
16 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/bronzemedal_t.png


4
ED_209
132,600

13


5
diikOnn
129,900
11


6
Pelly
122,900
10


7
Brad
114,300
9


8
Jammasized
111,700
8


9
Taverner
110,900
7


10
Nicko
88,000
6



11

Kane
80,700
5


12
Blontic
70,000
4


13
Mikie
62,900
3



14
John73
48,100
2


15
MonoJoker
47,800
1


16
Foot
41,800
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RMacauley
4th November 2012, 07:32 PM
It's a start. Played this a fair bit way back when I worked at Timezone but that was around 20 years ago. Bloody old fart I am. :p

John73
4th November 2012, 07:36 PM
It's a start. Played this a fair bit way back when I worked at Timezone but that was around 20 years ago. Bloody old fart I am. :p

It's a start... and about a 130k start over my quick game while I was checking it out for the intro post earlier today :redface

Brad
5th November 2012, 06:54 AM
OMG, 2 game round and both games suck =P

Brad

John73
5th November 2012, 08:05 AM
OMG, 2 game round and both games suck =P

Brad

I told you it sucked :lol

To be fair I will give this a shot, but it so isn't the type of game I played as a kid - in fact I just ignored them altogether :lol

Jed
5th November 2012, 09:10 AM
Cool, being a bigtime Alien/s fan (lets not get started on Prometheus arguments lol) I've wondered about this game a lot but never given it more than a look in, so will be good to get into it a bit more... Must have a look at the cute 'em up too, interesting pair of games on at the mo very non-trad, I'm liking the direction of this MGL so far :)

Edit: had a quick few games, dammit just made it to the cargo loader then for some reason a huge wrecking ball dropped out of the sky

Ripley sure has a lot of ammo.

RMacauley
5th November 2012, 05:41 PM
Into unknown territory.

Blktgr74
5th November 2012, 09:13 PM
69000 45004

RMacauley
5th November 2012, 09:21 PM
That will be all for tonight

John73
6th November 2012, 07:21 AM
45006

I hate these horizontal scrolling shooter/fighter games because I SUCK at them :cry

DKong
6th November 2012, 07:45 AM
This has been a terrible MGL for me, the horizontal MAME cab went down a few weeks ago so was hoping for some Vertical games to come up, just does not feel right on the iMac

ED_209
6th November 2012, 08:04 PM
45017

Blktgr74
6th November 2012, 08:15 PM
45018 89900

Jed
7th November 2012, 02:30 PM
So flamethrower good for bosses, otherwise it's all missiles ?

ED_209
7th November 2012, 03:56 PM
So flamethrower good for bosses, otherwise it's all missiles ?

I've been wondering about that myself. Haven't been noticing any real difference in the effectiveness of weapons so I've been sticking with the flamethrower just because of its proven track record against aliens.

I've run across health bonuses a couple of times but not in every game. Is there a way to ensure these get dropped?

Jed
7th November 2012, 04:40 PM
I've been wondering about that myself. Haven't been noticing any real difference in the effectiveness of weapons so I've been sticking with the flamethrower just because of its proven track record against aliens.

I've run across health bonuses a couple of times but not in every game. Is there a way to ensure these get dropped?

Wondering that myself. I've noticed in the early sections if you have the Missile launcher, it wont give you the health bonus pickup, but other weapons it will ?

Taverner
7th November 2012, 06:27 PM
Stupid elevator, bend your knees woman!

45046

Blktgr74
7th November 2012, 06:43 PM
117700 45048

Mikie
7th November 2012, 07:29 PM
not sure what got me at the bottom of the elevator , anytime first time !

45050

RMacauley
7th November 2012, 08:00 PM
not sure what got me at the bottom of the elevator , anytime first time !

45050

Going by the screenshot it looks to me like the 3 cables above the elevator got snapped by aliens

EDIT: Probably shouldn't have posted this as the game has only been up for a few days.

NO HINTS IN THE FIRST WEEK DAMMIT

Wasn't thinking while posting due to excessive alcohol consumption........again

Jed
7th November 2012, 11:48 PM
That elevator got me quite a few times too, till I realised you could actually aim and shoot the gun upwards :redface

John73
8th November 2012, 06:43 AM
48,100

45082

I still suck and this is still not my sort of game. Hurry up Sunday and give me one of my picks for the next game :lol

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That elevator got me quite a few times too, till I realised you could actually aim and shoot the gun upwards :redface

You can shoot upwards? :confused:

Jed
8th November 2012, 01:20 PM
Hurry up Sunday and give me one of my picks for the next game :lol



4 out of 5 games so far in this MGL have been button mashing shooters, so anything that's not that, would be good ;)

Blktgr74
8th November 2012, 09:20 PM
120400 45102

Mikie
10th November 2012, 11:20 AM
a struggle to stay in this one!

45201

RMacauley
11th November 2012, 10:53 AM
I think I like this game :D

Blktgr74
11th November 2012, 11:04 AM
150800. 45238

RMacauley
11th November 2012, 11:56 AM
Lost my last 2 lives against the alien queen

Blktgr74
11th November 2012, 12:19 PM
I thought I was going to catch your score but now I have a lot of work to do. It's funny as we use to have this game in our take away shop back in the day and I'd play everything else as I couldn't stand this game. Will have to have another crack tonight.

RMacauley
12th November 2012, 04:18 PM
Almost killed the alien queen. Just needed a few more hits.

Nicko71
15th November 2012, 07:44 PM
45290

Brad
16th November 2012, 06:35 AM
not a fan of this game:

82,500

diik0nn
16th November 2012, 10:21 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/16/e5yjajas.jpg
Hey guys, have been lurking and playing along with this one for the last couple of days, this is ok right? (^-^;

Sent from my GT-N7000B using Tapatalk 2

Jed
16th November 2012, 05:18 PM
Hey guys, have been lurking and playing along with this one for the last couple of days, this is ok right? (^-^;

Sent from my GT-N7000B using Tapatalk 2

Yep that's all good, It helps if you put the score in the subject line of the post, but as long as your score can be seen easily enough, that's all good.

Welcome to the MGL ! Oh and curse you, you've knocked me out of 3rd...

RMacauley
16th November 2012, 05:50 PM
Tell us what you really think about Google chrome Jamma. ;)

Edit. Typing on phones sucks as well.

RMacauley
17th November 2012, 07:25 PM
Enjoy floating in deep space Alien Queen Bitch!!!!! :070:

First loop completed. Died on the first boss in loop 2. Lucky it happened now. I won't have time to play again before this game finishes.

Brad
18th November 2012, 09:33 AM
Not sure if I want to play this game again ;)

casperthefriendly
18th November 2012, 09:50 AM
Got sucked into this one...45316

blontic
18th November 2012, 11:27 AM
45317

I like how this game changes it up a bit. The way you play.

Brad
18th November 2012, 03:09 PM
Had another crack

114,300

kane
18th November 2012, 03:12 PM
So many Aliens...

ED_209
18th November 2012, 04:28 PM
45321

John73
18th November 2012, 05:31 PM
Scores updated. I've been very slack this weekend, sorry :redface

90 mins left on this one if you wish to improve your score or if you want to get a score in and see if you can take the wooden spoon away from me :D

Foot
18th November 2012, 05:52 PM
45322

Taverner
18th November 2012, 06:34 PM
Been distracted by Grobda this week and almost forgot to have another go at this one.

45323

MonoJoker
18th November 2012, 06:40 PM
2 games was enough to realise I didn't miss anything by never playing this in the arcades :) John73 your wish is my command :redface

45324

Edit: Oh bugger off Foot that wooden spoon was supposed to be mine!

Pelly
18th November 2012, 06:53 PM
only really got time to play this one for an hour or so this afternoon.. :(

45325

Nicko71
18th November 2012, 07:00 PM
45329
too late?

John73
18th November 2012, 07:02 PM
Time Up!

Final scores and MGL points will be posted shortly.

Game 7 will be up in 2 secs :)

Congrats to Rob who blew away not only the Aliens, but everyone else in this one.

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45329
too late?

you just made it :lol

MonoJoker
18th November 2012, 07:59 PM
only really got time to play this one for an hour or so this afternoon.. :(

45325

Well mr I hope you had time to play previously otherwise aren't you the over achiever :lol

Pelly
18th November 2012, 09:40 PM
Well mr I hope you had time to play previously otherwise aren't you the over achiever :lol

for about 30 mins earlier in the week. Been playing Grobda mostly with the few chances I have got. Mostly...

So nice of you to notice <_<

Jed
18th November 2012, 09:48 PM
this game mostly...was a trifle dul.....mostly


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsx2vdn7gpY

ED_209
19th November 2012, 09:35 AM
for about 30 mins earlier in the week. Been playing Grobda mostly with the few chances I have got. Mostly...


:lol

John73
19th November 2012, 06:50 PM
Sorry, didn't get around to posting this last night:

Final Standings




Rank

Name
Score

MGL Points



1
RMacauley
524,300
25 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/goldmedal_t.png


2
casperthefriendly
200,100
20 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/silvermedal_t.png


3
Blktgr74
150,800
16 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/bronzemedal_t.png


4
ED_209
132,600

13


5
diikOnn
129,900
11


6
Pelly
122,900
10


7
Brad
114,300
9


8
Jammasized
111,700
8


9
Taverner
110,900
7


10
Nicko
88,000
6



11

Kane
80,700
5


12
Blontic
70,000
4


13
Mikie
62,900
3



14
John73
48,100
2


15
MonoJoker
47,800
1


16
Foot
41,800
-