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OOO
3rd October 2013, 09:51 PM
Bacon Challenge No.4 …

MGL 19 – Game 4 ~ Pooyan

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/PooyanMGL19_Final_zps21d678cb.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/PooyanMGL19_Final_zps21d678cb.png.html)

Nominated by AA legends: Foot, John73 and RMacauley

Current AA Champ of Pooyan: Amy 473,450

ROM: pooyan

Game Story:
Armed with a bow and arrows and slabs of meat, mama pig must defend/save her piggies (pooyans) from the wolves ballooning up or down the cliff. Move up and down, shoot the balloons, watch the wolves plummet and splat. There are various bonus rounds.

Score Submissions:
Please make a new post for each score with your score as the first line or title of your post, along with a screen shot showing your score.
Pooyan finishes Sunday 20 October 2013, 7pm AEST.

Please make sure your settings are as above. Thanks.

GAME 4 ON!

:p :p :p :p

Final Results ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSBFinal_zpsb9bf2f5d.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSBFinal_zpsb9bf2f5d.png.html)

Congratulations to RMacauley for setting a new AA record and winning Game 4.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/PooyanMGL19Winner_zpsa7257ed3.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/PooyanMGL19Winner_zpsa7257ed3.png.html)

:)

John73
4th October 2013, 12:30 PM
Wooohooo... Was hoping this game would be included, I know Rob can easily beat me on this game from seeing a score of his on MARP, but I still enjoy this game. Not really getting into Pac or Dig, so this will give me something to play :)

It probably should be mentioned, that point leeching is possible on the odd numbered stages (I was never able to do it successfully), but excessive point leeching is, as always, a no no :) It's pretty easy to tell from your final score/stage if you've been a naughty leecher :)

- - - Updated - - -

179,250

55916

Rob or someone else should be along tonight to blow this score out of the window :)

John73
4th October 2013, 02:06 PM
200,900

55927

RMacauley
4th October 2013, 03:13 PM
Saw Pooyan named as game 4 last night so I figured I'd have 1 game before bed. 46 minutes later...... a new personal best.

So then I had to decide whether to potentially kill off the game in less than 2 hours or hold off and play some more later. Submitted it to MARP this morning.

I really like this game. I've used it as a stress reliever during a few Funspot comps. They have the Stern version. It's a bit harder.

Mameshane
4th October 2013, 03:14 PM
19350http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/04/4asu7e5e.jpg

first attempt

Mameshane
4th October 2013, 03:31 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/04/eby6esus.jpg92300

getting the hang of it now.

John73
4th October 2013, 03:31 PM
Saw Pooyan named as game 4 last night so I figured I'd have 1 game before bed. 46 minutes later...... a new personal best.

So then I had to decide whether to potentially kill off the game in less than 2 hours or hold off and play some more later. Submitted it to MARP this morning.

I really like this game. I've used it as a stress reliever during a few Funspot comps. They have the Stern version. It's a bit harder.

:o I think that was about 200k better than the score of yours I saw on TG

MGL record for Pooyan goes down in the first 24 hours

RMacauley
4th October 2013, 04:22 PM
:o I think that was about 200k better than the score of yours I saw on TG

MGL record for Pooyan goes down in the first 24 hours

IIRC my TG score was 495K.

Previous best on MAME was 515K in the lead up to MGL 18. Had a game just in case it came up. Best on an actual machine is 574K on the Stern version last year.

John73
4th October 2013, 05:02 PM
IIRC my TG score was 495K.

Previous best on MAME was 515K in the lead up to MGL 18. Had a game just in case it came up. Best on an actual machine is 574K on the Stern version last year.

I've got a score of 243k I think on MARP for this. I'm positive I used to be able to play for over 30mins on this (should be closer to 400k) when I was a kid, we had this game in our shop for a period - the guys that owned the arcade used to rotate the games every two weeks or so... but damned if I can last 30 mins anymore.

I'll be happy if I can beat my MARP score and possibly push towards 300k

John73
4th October 2013, 06:05 PM
256,700

New PB :D

55930

OOO
4th October 2013, 07:22 PM
256,700

New PB :D

55930

Excellent John, a new PB.
Don't stop now, you have 2 more weeks to go!
Where will your top score go, or how high can you climb? (woops - sounds just like DK :redface)

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46 minutes later...... a new personal best. Beauty!


So then I had to decide whether to potentially kill off the game in less than 2 hours or hold off and play some more later. Submitted it to MARP this morning.
Just play great and keep playing! :035:
You haven't killed off anything. :065:
Score 5 million on this game and then we will all consider if the game is killed or not ... :laugh:

OOO
4th October 2013, 11:40 PM
Pooyan just started, 3 valiant players enter the fray ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/MGL19_Game4SB1_zpsa7bbef45.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/MGL19_Game4SB1_zpsa7bbef45.png.html)

16 days to go ...

Mameshane
5th October 2013, 06:45 AM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/05/7u4avuza.jpg121050

John73
5th October 2013, 08:53 AM
257,900

hardly worth posting.... 210+ on first man then it all turned to shite :(

55936

Brad
5th October 2013, 09:54 AM
179,650 Been a while for this game.

Rat
6th October 2013, 04:50 PM
Wish I had more time to play this, a very cool game :) this is not a bad score for me for a first game in awhile :)


55999

azathoth
6th October 2013, 08:53 PM
75550
56051
Weird

John73
6th October 2013, 08:55 PM
75550
56051
Weird

What is weird about a pig in an elevator shooting wolves with balloons?

OOO
6th October 2013, 09:45 PM
What is weird about a pig in an elevator shooting wolves with balloons?

I don't know, what is weird about a pig in an elevator shooting wolves with balloons? :pig:
(John73 or azathoth, you're supposed to give us the punch line now ... :laugh:)

Rat
7th October 2013, 12:21 AM
I thought it was innovate game play, never questioned the theme of pigs Vs wolves, you want to see weird? try some of the Japanese horizontal shooters from the early 90's ;)

camaro
7th October 2013, 11:33 AM
This was a more obscure game back in the day but do remember playing it at the Academy cinemas in Adelaide. First game but wanted to make sure I get a score up in case life happens
56074

John73
7th October 2013, 05:46 PM
It would appear as though I've peeked already on this one, can't even manage to get 200k now :(

DKong
7th October 2013, 06:43 PM
First game of this in a while, I remember seeing the ATARI 2600 port when I was in high school in a magazine and loved the word, instead of calling Bullshit I would say PooYan, my mates and I still laugh about it to this day.

RMacauley
7th October 2013, 08:26 PM
It would appear as though I've peeked already on this one, can't even manage to get 200k now :(

Amen to that. I've played a few games since and not got close to my score. Highest since then is over 200K lower.

Had a few ales. Might fire Pooyan up again in a few minutes just for fun. Could be interesting. :40s:

DKong
7th October 2013, 08:28 PM
Amen to that. I've played a few games since and not got close to my score. Highest since then is over 200K lower.

Had a few ales. Might fire Pooyan up again in a few minutes just for fun. Could be interesting. :40s:

One of those games I find the better I get the more I try to point push with slowing down balloons to get more in a row to hit them with the meat, such an awesome original game for 1982

Konami you did it again

RMacauley
7th October 2013, 08:52 PM
One of those games I find the better I get the more I try to point push with slowing down balloons to get more in a row to hit them with the meat, such an awesome original game for 1982

Konami you did it again

I do have a few tricks to maximise points on certain stages but it's been biting me in the arse lately. What would normally get me close to 10K seems to backfire and drop a rock on my head.

DKong
7th October 2013, 08:57 PM
I do have a few tricks to maximise points on certain stages but it's been biting me in the arse lately. What would normally get me close to 10K seems to backfire and drop a rock on my head.

Hate the rock on the head, I used to be better with dodging the wolves on the ledges than this perhaps because I am playing on the cocktail the perspective is all wrong.

Rat
7th October 2013, 10:28 PM
Hey that second place score of mine on Dkong's game beats my posted one :) that was from awhile ago.

Sent from my MB526 using Tapatalk 2

camaro
8th October 2013, 06:28 PM
Not much of an iprovement on the leader board, but getting there
56132

John73
9th October 2013, 12:02 PM
277,100

56151

OOO
9th October 2013, 05:29 PM
Updated scoreboard as at 6.30pm on Day 6 ...
Looks like many AA players get a good start and are on the verge of improving their scores ... and John73 hits second place with his latest score submission ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/Pooyan_Wolf_zps4d0aae52.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/Pooyan_Wolf_zps4d0aae52.png.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/MGL19_Game4SB2_zps4e0f9710.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/MGL19_Game4SB2_zps4e0f9710.png.html)

11 days to go ...

:)

John73
9th October 2013, 06:22 PM
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/Pooyan_Wolf_zps4d0aae52.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/Pooyan_Wolf_zps4d0aae52.png.html)

:)

I know where you get these graphics, I avoid the site while games are playing as they give tips.... but I do love the graphics they use :)

DKong
9th October 2013, 06:38 PM
I know where you get these graphics, I avoid the site while games are playing as they give tips.... but I do love the graphics they use :)


Do share :D

John73
9th October 2013, 06:54 PM
Do share :D

I'll leave it up to OOO to decide if giving the site name is appropriate, I'm sure a couple of other people already know it. I don't read it all the time, but it's not a bad site but some of the game info and tips can be a bit lacking and you'd get more info by asking for tips from forum sites.

I haven't read the tips for Pooyan on this site ever, but I'm guessing it something along the line of don't let those stupid wolves hit you with rocks.

OOO
9th October 2013, 07:11 PM
I'll leave it up to OOO to decide if giving the site name is appropriate, I'm sure a couple of other people already know it. I don't read it all the time, but it's not a bad site but some of the game info and tips can be a bit lacking and you'd get more info by asking for tips from forum sites.

I haven't read the tips for Pooyan on this site ever, but I'm guessing it something along the line of don't let those stupid wolves hit you with rocks.


Do share :D


The website with the arcade graphics for Pooyan is http://strategywiki.org/wiki
I recommend everyone visit the site for graphics and knowledge on video games including for platforms PS3, Wii, Wii U, PS2, XBOX 360, Arcade, Windows, GBA, DS and 3DS.
If you don't want any hints, then don't read the text. It's a free country, do what ever you want and enjoy video gaming... :)

Nicko71
9th October 2013, 07:51 PM
56157

woo hoo last place!

Binkles
11th October 2013, 01:53 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/11/matysu9y.jpg

Dedicate this to my grandma.

When I was 9 I took $5 out of my grandad's wallet, and went and spent it all at the arcade.

Polyandry was one of the games that had just come out on a cocktail.

Funny...

I now have a 1981 cocktail table with pooyan on it, sadly I didn't have the cocktail running when I set this score.

But my grandma passed away last week. She was a mum to me.

Foot
11th October 2013, 04:37 PM
I should start playing this but I've got Pacman Fever!

DKong
11th October 2013, 07:05 PM
The website with the arcade graphics for Pooyan is http://strategywiki.org/wiki
I recommend everyone visit the site for graphics and knowledge on video games including for platforms PS3, Wii, Wii U, PS2, XBOX 360, Arcade, Windows, GBA, DS and 3DS.
If you don't want any hints, then don't read the text. It's a free country, do what ever you want and enjoy video gaming... :)

lol thought it was going to give me more, worked all of that out myself :) No advantage there

John73
11th October 2013, 07:20 PM
lol thought it was going to give me more, worked all of that out myself :) No advantage there

Some games are better documented with tips than others. Games like Donkey Kong I think have a fairly decent write up with tips, just depends how popular the game is I guess.

outrun86
11th October 2013, 10:43 PM
45300 first few goes at this game. Never came across it in the arcades. Not a big fan, bit
It's ok. I can see the one more go factor!http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/11/u4utevur.jpg
May be my last post for a score...unless I get more time :) good luck all

John73
12th October 2013, 08:34 AM
154,980

56252

camaro
12th October 2013, 08:36 AM
154,980

56252

Good score but wrong game

John73
12th October 2013, 08:51 AM
Good score but wrong game

Oh crud......

OOO
12th October 2013, 09:27 AM
Oh crud......

You can't add the Pooyan and Mario Bros scores together ... :018:

Nice try though ... :026:

Brad
12th October 2013, 09:48 AM
Minor improvement

190,800

wolfman24
12th October 2013, 12:53 PM
44050

OOO
12th October 2013, 04:38 PM
44050

What's happening in Pennsylvania this weekend? :026:
When and where was the last arcade you went to?
And ... what's your favourite game?

OOO
12th October 2013, 10:28 PM
Checked in on the piggie scoreboard, 11pm after Day 9 ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSB3_zps384811e0.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSB3_zps384811e0.png.html)

8 days to go ...

:pig: --- :pig: --- :pig: --- :pig:

camaro
13th October 2013, 09:27 AM
56329

Bit of breathing space from Rat and just behind Brad. Might have to give this another go after watching Bathurst today

DKong
14th October 2013, 05:59 PM
First game tonight, happier with that still a looong way to go

camaro
14th October 2013, 06:12 PM
Just missed the next extra man
56375

Foot
14th October 2013, 07:08 PM
I'm no good at dodging the wolves on the ladders

56383

Lupin
14th October 2013, 07:34 PM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22557925/mgl/pooyan/0000.png

camaro
14th October 2013, 07:49 PM
I'm no good at dodging the wolves on the ladders

56383
Then dont let them get to the ladder haha :lol

camaro
15th October 2013, 07:23 PM
56389

Mameshane
15th October 2013, 08:15 PM
144250

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/15/yty3uzur.jpg

John73
16th October 2013, 07:19 AM
310,100

56417

Over 300k with 3 lives (maybe 4) intact, and then it's all over. Die at the wrong time on one of the even numbered/balloons going up stages and it's virtually game over unless you get really luck with where the boss re-spawns. Son of a :realmad:

The new weapon that is seemingly helping me with this game:

56418

I've had this for ages, but only yesterday tried to really give it a go with MAME. The thumbstick seems to work great for 2 way games, but forget it with 4 way (Donkey Kong, Pac-Man) and I find the D-Pad just way too annoying at this stage on 4 way games. Haven't tried it with 8 way yet, so I must run off an see how I go with Gyruss :D

OOO
16th October 2013, 06:27 PM
7pm Day 13 ... and my internet cap is exceeded and I am back in 1992, soooooooooo sssslllllloooooooooowwwwwwwww internet ... :realmad:

Here's an update, very tight in the middle of the pack ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/Pooyan_BossWolf_zps4bf14009.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/Pooyan_BossWolf_zps4bf14009.png.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSB4_zps0b38d232.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSB4_zps0b38d232.png.html)

Only 4 days to go, who's good at saving bacon? :pig: :laugh:

Mameshane
16th October 2013, 06:51 PM
Day 13 ... and my internet cap is exceeded and I am back in 1992, soooooooooo sssslllllloooooooooowwwwwwwww internet ... :realmad:



i only have 1% left on my cap hehe, only 1 day left and its rollover. hopefully you dont have to suffer for too long

OOO
16th October 2013, 06:56 PM
i only have 1% left on my cap hehe, only 1 day left and its rollover. hopefully you dont have to suffer for too long

Just goes to show that you are the smart one, I am the "dingaling" ... :laugh:
I've got till Friday midnight this week ... good grief ... the pain Dr Smith, the pain! :021:

John73
16th October 2013, 07:00 PM
I used about 20gb on the weekend just streaming/watching Donkey Kong being played :redface Hope the cap doesn't run out, or I'll be in all sorts of trouble :lol

outrun86
16th October 2013, 09:39 PM
77200 current best but could do better. Never played this before, actually like this game and getting into it.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/16/mahyqape.jpg

Nicko71
17th October 2013, 07:52 PM
56460

outrun86
19th October 2013, 12:03 PM
126200 new PB

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/19/evy2yqej.jpg

OOO
19th October 2013, 09:02 PM
10pm Day 16, time for an update ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/dance_zps10e07ae6.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/dance_zps10e07ae6.gif.html) here we go ...

The top bacon roll hasn't changed, but John73 has a slender lead over Dkong for 2nd pork placing.
From 1-14, anything can happen ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSB5_zpseff69e4f.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSB5_zpseff69e4f.png.html)

And Barra hasn't even posted a score yet ... :unsure

1 day to go on Pooyan ...

:pig:

Brad
20th October 2013, 09:09 AM
Just finished 2 straight 14 hours days. No time for gaming but I need to submit scores. Minor improvement 192,300

OOO
20th October 2013, 10:34 AM
Just finished 2 straight 14 hours days.

14 hour days, what sort of a job is that?
Are you working on an oil rig? :laugh:

sairuk
20th October 2013, 02:23 PM
Ran out of time again, but better than missing a round

56547

OOO
20th October 2013, 04:05 PM
OK, 2 hours to go ... and then Pooyan submissions will close ... :cry

kane
20th October 2013, 04:15 PM
I did some Poo'ing today...

56548

Brad
20th October 2013, 04:20 PM
14 hour days, what sort of a job is that?
Are you working on an oil rig? :laugh:

LOL no I think in some ways that'd be easier.

I'm currently managing/implementing 4 I.T. projects at once. My ideas but it wasn't my choice to do them all together, my hand was kind of forced on that =/

Brad

Barra
20th October 2013, 04:21 PM
Ugh dredding this.

OOO
20th October 2013, 05:02 PM
Ugh dredding this.

Barra you have got one hour to try and overtake John73.
Can you Poo (nickname for Pooyan) better that he can? ... :laugh:
(Don't blame me for the game nickname, kane gave me the idea in post #71 (http://www.aussiearcade.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=71) )

The Trans Tasman rivalry continues ... :)

Barra
20th October 2013, 05:39 PM
Ok starting now :P

- - - Updated - - -

2nd attempt. 1st attempt I was in last so had to have another go lol
60700
56549

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71750

56550

Barra
20th October 2013, 05:54 PM
98100
Thatll do me. Getting RSI from too much gaming lately lol

56551

OOO
20th October 2013, 06:28 PM
It's 7pm on Sunday 20-October-2013.
Score submissions for Game 4 Pooyan is now closed.

The final scoreboard standings are below ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSBFinal_zpsb9bf2f5d.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/MGL19_Game4PooyanSBFinal_zpsb9bf2f5d.png.html)

Congratulations to RMacauley for setting a new AA record and winning Game 4.
Also to John73 for a fine 2nd, just edging out Dkong (congrats too on 3rd place) by 9K.
kane and Barra just manage to post their scores before the deadline, and remain eligible for the mystery prize draw at the end of MGL 19.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Arcade/PooyanMGL19Winner_zpsa7257ed3.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Arcade/PooyanMGL19Winner_zpsa7257ed3.png.html)

Mario Bros and Xevious are currently in play, Games 5 and 6 …
Four games completed, four to go ... half way point. I'll update the leaderboard tonight.

:)

Barra
20th October 2013, 06:51 PM
Well done Rob!
From what little experience I have in Pooyan, it seems like an ok game. Not sure if I would put the effort it to learn it, however. Maybe next time it comes up in a contest.

John73
20th October 2013, 06:52 PM
Well done Rob.

I was going to play some more, but got sidetracked playing Star Craft II :) I was never going to catch Rob though.

Pooyan added to the massive list of games where I need to download a MARP file to see how the hell people score 1,000,000 on :)

OOO
20th October 2013, 06:59 PM
Pooyan added to the massive list of games where I need to download a MARP file to see how the hell people score 1,000,000 on :)

According to TG, there is a leech point in the game. I'll let Rob explain ...
Also at MARP anything goes, and it can include leeching or playing on easier settings, playing with more men than others, using a ridiculous higher rate of fire in shmups and then it is the highest score ...
Then again it can be all legit and the same as TG settings. Problem is it's too hard to check, verify and compare all of the thousands of submissions.

Barra
20th October 2013, 07:01 PM
MARP doesnt allow leeching, same rules apply as TG.
They do let you play on whatever settings though. Most of the time it is default however

John73
20th October 2013, 07:12 PM
According to TG, there is a leech point in the game. I'll let Rob explain ...


I am aware of the leech point, but it is difficult and boring as hell AFAIK.

RMacauley
20th October 2013, 07:45 PM
According to TG, there is a leech point in the game. I'll let Rob explain ...
Also at MARP anything goes, and it can include leeching or playing on easier settings, playing with more men than others, using a ridiculous higher rate of fire in shmups and then it is the highest score ...
Then again it can be all legit and the same as TG settings. Problem is it's too hard to check, verify and compare all of the thousands of submissions.

I'm not 100% sure on the leech point but I think it involves camping at the top on the levels where the wolves go down and picking off any rocks thrown or fruit dropped. I've never tried it and it sounds boring as batshit in my opinion. My game for MGL 19 is submitted at MARP under username RJM if anyone wants a look. It plays back using WolfMAME 106.

MARP are very anti leeching and do have special rules on games that can be leeched. While they do seem to prefer default settings if you play TG settings if they're harder (or harder settings by choice) as long as you include that info in your submission you're OK. Easier than default may be a different matter.

I played this game a fair bit back in the day mainly in a deli on Marion Road opposite the Marion Hotel. In those days they always had 2 uprights, 1 tabletop and a pinball. Always good games fairly close to their release date. I learned a lot of classics in that deli. It's a Chinese takeaway now.

John73
20th October 2013, 07:51 PM
I'm not 100% sure on the leech point but I think it involves camping at the top on the levels where the wolves go down and picking off any rocks thrown or fruit dropped. I've never tried it and it sounds boring as batshit in my opinion.

That is my understanding of how the leech works. And boring as batshit just about sums it up, to those that think parachute scabbing in Time Pilot is boring, try this out :lol

The wolf that drops the fruit is not endless AFAIK, I normally pick off what fruit he has, but then he disappears - having said that, I've only ever picked off the fruit when there was one or two wolves yet to come floating down, no idea if he hangs around longer if you have lots of (10+) wolves to come and you keep letting them go.

Rat
20th October 2013, 07:52 PM
Yeah MARP don't allow leeching or fast shoot cheats etc. They do allow some different settings, but settings should be stated in the title and most top scores have been watched and verified, for free. Most people play either default or TG settings, but seeing as TG is now dead I don't suppose there is any point in anyone anywhere using TG settings anymore.

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John73
20th October 2013, 07:59 PM
Yeah MARP don't allow leeching or fast shoot cheats etc. They do allow some different settings, but settings should be stated in the title and most top scores have been watched and verified, for free. Most people play either default or TG settings, but seeing as TG is now dead I don't suppose there is any point in anyone anywhere using TG settings anymore.

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Speaking of TG settings, I was talking to Mark Alpiger the other day, and he brought up some interesting points regarding TG. Some of the settings they state as "official" are not really official, for example some scores set in the old days (say 1980's) were probably set on default settings, since this is how games were sent to the arcades... at some point (during a FunSpot comp for example) TG specified different settings, putting games on harder settings to make games shorter or to sort out the great from the good players. These their became the defacto "official TG Settings"

Going back to the original days of TG, there was no need to record games - fill in a piece of paper and send it in and that was good enough. While they have weeded out many of the fake scores, I doubt many of the players from these eras had the ability to open up a machine and check DIP switches. So while they may be playing a game with 5 lives and bonuses at 20, 60k etc. they would have no real understanding of what difficulty the machine was on unless they'd played the same game at a different arcade and noticed differences. For many games, the difficulty can be anywhere up to 8 different settings.

So, if you're chasing a really old record, there is every chance this game wasn't played on the settings that TG specified - especially if their settings are not factory default.

OOO
20th October 2013, 09:07 PM
Speaking of TG settings, I was talking to Mark Alpiger the other day, and he brought up some interesting points regarding TG. Some of the settings they state as "official" are not really official, for example some scores set in the old days (say 1980's) were probably set on default settings, since this is how games were sent to the arcades... at some point (during a FunSpot comp for example) TG specified different settings, putting games on harder settings to make games shorter or to sort out the great from the good players. These their became the defacto "official TG Settings"

I am glad you had the call with the Crystal Castles man. This makes a lot of sense as to what happened, and why some TG settings are harder for some titles than default settings.


Going back to the original days of TG, there was no need to record games - fill in a piece of paper and send it in and that was good enough. While they have weeded out many of the fake scores, I doubt many of the players from these eras had the ability to open up a machine and check DIP switches. So while they may be playing a game with 5 lives and bonuses at 20, 60k etc. they would have no real understanding of what difficulty the machine was on unless they'd played the same game at a different arcade and noticed differences. For many games, the difficulty can be anywhere up to 8 different settings.

So, if you're chasing a really old record, there is every chance this game wasn't played on the settings that TG specified - especially if their settings are not factory default.

I agree with what you have written here in my experience. The settings BITD varied all of the world and who knows if the world record score was made on the later TG settings (earlier quote above), or even default settings for those titles. Just ring in and say someone verified the score and it's a WR. Have all the scores been weeded out, who knows. Wasn't there a WR for Space Invaders, then it was removed for some reason, and we now have a new WR holder? I read in an Aussie newspaper that an Australian had a higher score than the current WR holder. Was that really a score on the wrong settings? I hear a claim about the Robotron marathon WR being fake too. Who knows. Tough for those who are quite certain they are not correct and are going for it.

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Yeah MARP don't allow leeching or fast shoot cheats etc. Sorry guys, I have seen two or three games uploaded on MARP, of the thousands that are there, and some have used the high rate of fire cheat and some do leech. I am not going to name people or games. One was a top score ... but it still is a great site. :)

wolfman24
17th January 2014, 11:07 PM
What's happening in Pennsylvania this weekend? :026:
When and where was the last arcade you went to?
And ... what's your favourite game?

sorry getting back so late i visit an arcade back in 2007 in hersery park but there was a huge option of games. tough question I do enjoy tactics ogre and a bunch of other games i was always into racing games