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John73
11th November 2012, 07:04 PM
Grobda


MGL 15 Game 6


Nominated by: Brad



http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/grobda3.png
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/grobda1.png
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/grobda2.png



Game Settings

ROM Name: grobda.zip

DIP Switches:

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

Game Info

Number of Simultaneous Players: 1
Maximum number of Players: 2
Gameplay: Alternating
Control Panel Layout: Single Player
Sound: Amplified Mono (one channel)

Controls:

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


Game Introduction

The player must take control of Grobda, a tank trapped in an arena filled with numerous indestructible obstacles and several enemy tanks. When an enemy tank is killed, it will cause an explosion, and any other enemies that happen to be in the blast radius at the time will also suffer the same fate. But if Grobda is too close to the explosion, it will also be killed. Grobda has a shield that offers very temporary protection from enemy fire, but this will soon disappear if it is constantly under attack or shot.

More detailed information on Grobda and game play can be found here: http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8015
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. Fantasy Zone comp closes Sunday 7PM November 11th.

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



Final Standings




Rank

Name
Score

MGL Points



1
ED_209
41,740
25 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/goldmedal_t.png


2
RMacauley
35,600
20 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/silvermedal_t.png


3
Pelly
33,310
16 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/bronzemedal_t.png


4
Brad
30,270
13


5
Taverner
29,760
11


6
Nicko71
26,680
10


7
kane
17,280
9


8
Foot
15,560
8


9
Mikie
14,990
7


10
John73
8,300
6

Foot
11th November 2012, 07:38 PM
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/ScrewyouBrad.png

John73
11th November 2012, 07:43 PM
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/ScrewyouBrad.png

:lol that was my first thought.

But once I found out it was one of Brad's picks and he absolutely hated the last game I didn't feel like I could knock it back :D

I've only played this game for about 5 mins and it doesn't seem like my sort of game, but like every other game I'll give it a decent chance :)

RMacauley
11th November 2012, 07:55 PM
A new PB by about 1000 points. I've messed around with this game a bit but never really got the hang of it.......Yet. ;)

Brad
11th November 2012, 09:00 PM
Grobda!!!

16740

RMacauley
12th November 2012, 08:37 AM
Creeping up slowly

RMacauley
12th November 2012, 04:15 PM
This thing gets pretty bloody quick after a while

ED_209
12th November 2012, 07:42 PM
45274

ED_209
13th November 2012, 01:22 PM
45275

Quick score update just to get no1 spot for the moment :D

Haven't played this one before but I don't mind it.

Brad
13th November 2012, 01:27 PM
Wow you guys need to knock my world record off! Get cracking.

I scored a 27,000 last night but haven't posted it.

Brad

John73
13th November 2012, 02:04 PM
Wow you guys need to knock my world record off! Get cracking.

Brad

Are the default DIPs posted above the same as for TG scores? Wonder if Rob & ED are Wolf'ing their scores in anticipation of TG coming back online in the next week or two.

Can't wait for TG to get back up, had a game of BnJ on my cab on the weekend and can't wait to get back into training to knock off the arcade WR.

Brad
13th November 2012, 02:11 PM
Are the default DIPs posted above the same as for TG scores? Wonder if Rob & ED are Wolf'ing their scores in anticipation of TG coming back online in the next week or two.

I have no idea. I'll need to compare the settings between them when I get home. They sound the same though

Brad

ED_209
13th November 2012, 03:20 PM
Wow you guys need to knock my world record off! Get cracking.

I scored a 27,000 last night but haven't posted it.

Brad

:o Do you hold the WR in this? What's your best score?

I'm not recording any games as I play but I did submit my first ever WR to TG the day before the site went down so I'm hoping they'll still verify it when they get up and running again.

Brad
13th November 2012, 03:26 PM
You can see an outdated list here:

http://www.arcadedj.com/gpv.php?bi=27996

I beat and had it verified back in June. I got 34,930 so you guys should be able to knock that off no worries going on your current scores =)

Cheers,
Brad

ED_209
13th November 2012, 04:07 PM
:blink: 34,930? Does that mean I just broke it today? :lol I got 36,650.

RMacauley
13th November 2012, 04:10 PM
Are the default DIPs posted above the same as for TG scores? Wonder if Rob & ED are Wolf'ing their scores in anticipation of TG coming back online in the next week or two.

Can't wait for TG to get back up, had a game of BnJ on my cab on the weekend and can't wait to get back into training to knock off the arcade WR.

It's recorded but whether or not I'll be submitting anything to TG in the future remains to be seen. I've got one in the queue from a few days before the site went down as well so hopefully that goes through without any dramas.

Brad
13th November 2012, 04:49 PM
:blink: 34,930? Does that mean I just broke it today? :lol I got 36,650.

Your the winner ;)

Brad

ED_209
13th November 2012, 05:56 PM
Your the winner ;)

Brad

:lol Wow that's awesome! What a nonchalant world record. I suspect it'll fall a few more times before this game ends but I'll be happy to hold onto it for now. :D

RMacauley
14th November 2012, 05:35 PM
Close.... but not close enough.... ;)

ED_209
14th November 2012, 06:18 PM
Close.... but not close enough.... ;)

:boring: Haven't you got a queen alien to kill?

RMacauley
14th November 2012, 07:05 PM
:boring: Haven't you got a queen alien to kill?

Yep. Just enough time for a few runs at that before Red Dwarf comes on.

EDIT: She's still alive but only just. No more time tonight

Foot
14th November 2012, 08:41 PM
NEWS FLASH!!!

THERE'S A SHIELD IN THIS GAME!!! :40s:

Jed
14th November 2012, 09:06 PM
Yep. Just enough time for a few runs at that before Red Dwarf comes on.

EDIT: She's still alive but only just. No more time tonight

is RD s10 any good ? huge fan but s9 sucked enormously. watched the first couple eps seemed they might have been recapturing some of that old magic.

ps black ops 2 has dropped, cant see much mgl action from me for a while then :)

RMacauley
15th November 2012, 03:46 AM
is RD s10 any good ? huge fan but s9 sucked enormously. watched the first couple eps seemed they might have been recapturing some of that old magic.



From the 2 eps I've seen it looked like a return to form. Just the 4 of them alone on the dwarf and no signs of Starbug landing on Coronation Street anytime soon.

Brad
15th November 2012, 07:04 AM
NEWS FLASH!!!

THERE'S A SHIELD IN THIS GAME!!! :40s:

:o

John73
15th November 2012, 08:06 AM
3,800

45286

This has been a shocking MGL for me, I have sucked at every game with the exception of 10 yard fight which I only partially suck at :cry

Taverner
15th November 2012, 03:17 PM
45288

Nicko71
15th November 2012, 07:45 PM
45291

Pelly
15th November 2012, 10:51 PM
Yeah... think I get this game now...

45295

Brad
16th November 2012, 06:37 AM
30,270

Foot
17th November 2012, 12:29 AM
30,270

Pretty disappointing for a world record holder, or are you sand bagging?

Come on Brad, fess up

Brad
17th November 2012, 07:26 AM
Pretty disappointing for a world record holder, or are you sand bagging?

Come on Brad, fess up

LOL No mate I just only really have time for a few games a week so the practice isn't there. You only need to look at the highscore table in my screenshots to see how often I play them.

Brad

DKong
17th November 2012, 12:48 PM
Are we allowed to use the level select easter egg in this game?

ED_209
17th November 2012, 02:18 PM
Are we allowed to use the level select easter egg in this game?

What the hell is that? I'd happily stay on level 5 for the whole game if it was an option.

DKong
17th November 2012, 02:46 PM
What the hell is that? I'd happily stay on level 5 for the whole game if it was an option.

Thought it was well known ;)

RMacauley
17th November 2012, 03:21 PM
Not a good idea (in my opinion anyway) as it would lead to a tie for 1st between all players who figured out how to beat battling 99.

And no I couldn't beat it. Died instantly followed by 2 more very quick deaths. Total game time of around 20 seconds

DKong
18th November 2012, 10:02 AM
Not a good idea (in my opinion anyway) as it would lead to a tie for 1st between all players who figured out how to beat battling 99.

And no I couldn't beat it. Died instantly followed by 2 more very quick deaths. Total game time of around 20 seconds

True, I had a go on battling 99 and same thing happened.

ED_209
18th November 2012, 05:55 PM
I found the easter egg and battling 99 is friggin ridiculous. I would suggest the level select be banned from use though for score submission. I started a game on battling 5 and it immediately gave me over 20 k for completing the level. I guess it presumes you've completed all the previous levels perfectly? Doesn't really seem in the spirit of proper competition.

John73
18th November 2012, 06:53 PM
I found the easter egg and battling 99 is friggin ridiculous. I would suggest the level select be banned from use though for score submission. I started a game on battling 5 and it immediately gave me over 20 k for completing the level. I guess it presumes you've completed all the previous levels perfectly? Doesn't really seem in the spirit of proper competition.

Another downside of not having Twin Galaxies in operation, I would presume that they didn't allow level select. I don't know a lot of the games, so it's impossible for me to make a ruling at the start if I don't know it exists.

Pretty much, if it's an Easter egg then it really goes without saying that it's not allowed.

Mikie
19th November 2012, 02:17 PM
that's different!

45345

kane
19th November 2012, 04:28 PM
I like it, simple yet still fun...

ED_209
21st November 2012, 01:15 PM
Just a slight improvement on the current unofficial WR. :D

45413

Nicko71
25th November 2012, 07:46 AM
45484

Nicko71
25th November 2012, 12:56 PM
45485

Taverner
25th November 2012, 05:02 PM
45487


Didn't mind this one but if I'm playing a tank game I always prefer to be using two joysticks with buttons on the top :).

Foot
25th November 2012, 05:12 PM
Dont like them green things

45488

ED_209
25th November 2012, 05:21 PM
45489

John73
25th November 2012, 05:21 PM
Leaderboard Updated. This game ends at 7pm Qld time as usual, I may not be around to close it off but I will update the scores, points etc. tomorrow if I don't get to them tonight. I will try to post a quick "game end" at 7pm - another mod can post the official "game over" at 7pm if I don't do it.

The Final game will be posted in a few mins as I won't be around at 7pm to post it - gives you all an extra hour on this final game :lol

Jed
25th November 2012, 05:44 PM
farrrk, I still haven't played a single game of grobda :( not on my xxxx-1 upright and I've scavenged the LCD out of the cocktail machine for a vpin project :)

ED's looking good to smash this one out unless Brad's gonna gazump him....

kane
25th November 2012, 06:01 PM
17,280

John73
25th November 2012, 06:23 PM
8,300

45492

Couple of last minute games, got a fair bit better - up to Battling 9 but I get the feeling I'm missing something on the scoring side because my effort still sucks.

John73
25th November 2012, 07:02 PM
Change of plans - I am here :)

Time Up!

Congrats to ED_209 for the win on this one. Rob's 2nd place should keep him nicely in the lead for MGL16.

Medals, MGL points and MGL leaderboard updated tomorrow night.

John73
1st December 2012, 09:06 AM
Totally forgot about doing the points and updating the leaderboard :redface

Final Standings




Rank

Name
Score

MGL Points



1
ED_209
41,740
25 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/goldmedal_t.png


2
RMacauley
35,600
20 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/silvermedal_t.png


3
Pelly
33,310
16 http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z103/holycow1973/bronzemedal_t.png


4
Brad
30,270
13


5
Taverner
29,760
11


6
Nicko71
26,680
10


7
kane
17,280
9


8
Foot
15,560
8


9
Mikie
14,990
7


10
John73
8,300
6





Leaderboard will be updated in a couple of mins... sorry for the slackness :redface