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OOO
20th February 2015, 05:27 PM
Double Trouble …

MGL 24 – Game 1 ~ Space Duel

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGL24SpaceDuelSettings1_zps02f65c0d.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGL24SpaceDuelSettings1_zps02f65c0d.png.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGL24SpaceDuelSettingsSelect1_zps37ea9fe9.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGL24SpaceDuelSettingsSelect1_zps37ea9fe9.png.html )

The album name says it all …
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGL24SpaceDuel_Its_hard_the_Who_cover_zpsa01e6a21. jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGL24SpaceDuel_Its_hard_the_Who_cover_zpsa01e6a21. jpg.html)

Nominated by AA legends: No legends were asked, just a random draw from a world famous list (and I am not telling which list until this MGL is over … :stirthepot:)

Current AA Champ of Space Duel: Never played before … can you believe it? 10 years in and it’s the first time for everyone.

ROM: spacduel.zip

Game Story:
Control two ships at once linked by a filament, making this a true challenge of space navigation and avoidance. Watch out for the deadly bonus rounds and hit those shields when you need them!

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.
This game finishes Sunday 8 March 2015, 7pm Sydney Time Australia.

Please make sure your settings are as above. No continues are allowed when submitting a score and must be played from the beginning of the game.
You must play the 1 player with 2 x linked ships, not the single ship!

GAME 1 … SHOOT … THRUST … SHIELDS!

swordfight

Final Results ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuel5Final_zpsytdi27fp.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuel5Final_zpsytdi27fp.png.html)

Congratulations to OOO for winning Game 1 and setting the first ever AA record for this game.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuelMGL24Winner_zpssvkig77r.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuelMGL24Winner_zpssvkig77r.png.html)

:)

Fire_Power
20th February 2015, 05:32 PM
Great selection, love the method. Never heard of the game - world famous list my arse. But I'll have a few more beers and play on.

John73
20th February 2015, 05:34 PM
4,620

74928

ummmm....

OOO
20th February 2015, 05:42 PM
4,620

74928

ummmm....

Gee that was a quick post ... lightning fast ... :)


Great selection, love the method. Never heard of the game - world famous list my arse.

Sorry, that's not the name of the list ... :rolleyes

Brad
20th February 2015, 06:32 PM
I can't count how many times I've nominated this game. I suck at it and it's best played in co-op tethered mode for ultimate fun but loving it!

Brad

DKong
20th February 2015, 06:54 PM
Enter Rat, love his Space Duel Cocktail. Probably one of the best cocktail games when playing co-op tethered. Will just have to visualize vector graphics or get an invite
to his house for some Space Duel MGL.

Rat
20th February 2015, 07:58 PM
Cool as :) yeah its a great game and looks fantastic on the colour vector monitor. I have not played it as much as it deserves due to my Defender addiction but this will be a great reason to give it a workout. Yeah DKong Wednesday night for a couple of hours should be ok, I'll let you know.

DKong
20th February 2015, 08:09 PM
Well may as well open my MGL account. This game was in a local takeaway for a while close to home back in the
80's, also used to play it with a mate who has since deceased, the 3D geometry used to blow us away compared to other games he was also
a big QIX fan.
Any whoo brings back some good memories.

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Cool as :) yeah its a great game and looks fantastic on the colour vector monitor. I have not played it as much as it deserves due to my Defender addiction but this will be a great reason to give it a workout. Yeah DKong Wednesday night for a couple of hours should be ok, I'll let you know.

Working Launceston Cup Wednesday, free dinner and beers after so not sure what time, free beers mean a lot of beers :)

and yes on the colour vector monitor will be good to see others scores and then we can smash em on the real thing :lol

Mameshane
20th February 2015, 09:09 PM
1074074937
Kind of like asteroids. First game.

Rat
20th February 2015, 09:25 PM
Yeah ok, Tuesday arvo should be possible, but it would be a dry session for me as I have a long ride with an early start on Wednesday.

DKong
20th February 2015, 10:09 PM
Yeah ok, Tuesday arvo should be possible, but it would be a dry session for me as I have a long ride with an early start on Wednesday.

Dry is good, means I can drive, coffee and chocolates then.

kane
20th February 2015, 10:28 PM
I like it, bit hard though...

74942

Foot
20th February 2015, 11:14 PM
Well fiddly friggy flappity fried fish!

2 happy posts from Rat - you go girl!

Brad - go bite ya bum, hope you choke

Looking forward to the MGL distraction from real life (or is real life the real distraction! Could someone call the shrink please!)

Rat
20th February 2015, 11:17 PM
Looks like Foot's on the piss ;)

Barra
21st February 2015, 12:48 AM
Never heard of it, never played it. Cant wait :D :D

OOO
21st February 2015, 08:59 AM
At the 15 hour mark, DKong has the early lead on Space Duel and kane on the overall early scores.
Is it a portent to come? How does it turn out? We'll see ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuel1_zpse6960ce3.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuel1_zpse6960ce3.png.html)

:)

Batfink
21st February 2015, 10:10 AM
Gawd sucking at this, finding it hard to see the bullets on my small screen , might have to see if i can tweek some setting or another.

John73
21st February 2015, 12:31 PM
7,900

74984

Barra
21st February 2015, 01:10 PM
21560
First game. Interesting asteroids variant. Got super hard really fast

http://www.third.arcadeox.com/g/users/21/21068/coin-op_scores/spacduel-1424487216.png

AdamC
21st February 2015, 01:24 PM
74986
19150 for me so far....

Pretty cool game, never played this before

RMacauley
21st February 2015, 01:30 PM
Not too bad for starters

outrun86
21st February 2015, 02:19 PM
32830 3 games in and enjoying this. Basically Asteroids in 1 player mode isn't it?
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/6b027ec8a4b56c9db63a1c9ff8ec374d.jpg

Batfink
21st February 2015, 02:56 PM
32830 3 games in and enjoying this. Basically Asteroids in 1 player mode isn't it?
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/6b027ec8a4b56c9db63a1c9ff8ec374d.jpg

Where you playing the tethered version ? took me a few mins to work out how to change the game mode.. 4th button .






http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGL24SpaceDuelSettingsSelect1_zps37ea9fe9.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGL24SpaceDuelSettingsSelect1_zps37ea9fe9.png.html )
....

Game Story:
Control two ships at once linked by a filament, making this a true challenge of space navigation and avoidance. Watch out for the deadly bonus rounds and hit those shields when you need them!

OOO
21st February 2015, 03:13 PM
32830 3 games in and enjoying this. Basically Asteroids in 1 player mode isn't it?
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/20/6b027ec8a4b56c9db63a1c9ff8ec374d.jpg


Were you playing the tethered version?

I think Batfink is right (since when is this super hero ever wrong?) ...

outrun86 you played this in single ship mode. It needs to be in filament mode (you know two ships together ... )

:)

Rat
21st February 2015, 03:18 PM
It's more fun tethered :)

Batfink
21st February 2015, 03:40 PM
I think Batfink is right (since when is this super hero ever wrong?) ...



How can i ever be wrong with my super sonic sonar radar to seek out the truth ! :cool:

74992

outrun86
21st February 2015, 03:47 PM
I think Batfink is right (since when is this super hero ever wrong?) ...

outrun86 you played this in single ship mode. It needs to be in filament mode (you know two ships together ... )

:)

Err.... Sorry guys, I've missed the last part of the instructions. Yes I only had one ship....hence the Asteroids comment. Redface!!!

OOO
21st February 2015, 04:48 PM
Did not play this game back in the day ... however I thought since Rat has a machine and everyone else seems to like this game, well I thought I would have a go for the first time ever ... it gets quite difficult I must say ...
C'mon Rat, let's see a pic of your gorgeous machine with a great score on it!

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_55200_zpsa6509034.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_55200_zpsa6509034.png.html)

:)

AdamC
21st February 2015, 06:32 PM
75001
A good effort this time around!
44210

Rat
21st February 2015, 11:26 PM
I'm at work on N/S home Monday morning. Will try to get some video and pictures Tuesday night.

bworldmv
22nd February 2015, 07:04 AM
Ooooo, flying home today. Haven't even turned on the laptop, too many refreshments available. Looks like fun.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Brad
22nd February 2015, 09:56 AM
33930

Fire_Power
22nd February 2015, 11:25 AM
These modern new fangled three button games are hard to play on a two button cab. Assume I'm missing shield?

Barra
22nd February 2015, 11:28 AM
These modern new fangled three button games are hard to play on a two button cab. Assume I'm missing shield?

Theres a shield?!? :lol
I feel like an idiot.

Brad
22nd February 2015, 11:29 AM
These modern new fangled three button games are hard to play on a two button cab. Assume I'm missing shield?

Yes by default button 3 is shield.

Cheers,
brad

outrun86
22nd February 2015, 02:21 PM
49860 ... Correct mode this time ;-)
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/21/f718d4d3442f8c61649ef0cf9e2911c8.jpg

DKong
22nd February 2015, 02:22 PM
Was determined to get to 40,000, one game I crashed and burned on 39,670 :x

It sure is a "just a one more game", game :)

SpudJones
22nd February 2015, 03:52 PM
It's a hard game all right. Once one of the tethered ships is hit it usually isn't long before you're finished off.

75026

OOO
22nd February 2015, 04:10 PM
It's a hard game all right. Once one of the tethered ships is hit it usually isn't long before you're finished off.

Absolutely right. Reduced firepower after that hit really gets you in this game ...
When one ship is hit, just turn the hourglass over ... watch the sand run out and in a few seconds it's death ... :(

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I would just like to say one thing ... this game is murderous ... :tomato----:tomato

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_65760_zps435cd147.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_65760_zps435cd147.png.html)

:)

Barra
22nd February 2015, 04:13 PM
Great to see you playing OOO

DKong
22nd February 2015, 04:21 PM
Absolutely right. Reduced firepower after that hit really gets you in this game ...
When one ship is hit, just turn the hourglass over ... watch the sand run out and in a few seconds it's death ... :(

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I would just like to say one thing ... this game is murderous ... :tomato----:tomato

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_65760_zps435cd147.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_65760_zps435cd147.png.html)

:)

Good score old boy!

OOO
22nd February 2015, 04:24 PM
Great to see you playing OOO

I haven't played a MGL game for a while. This turned up by chance, so I thought I'd take a chance too. A tough one this is ...


Good score old boy!

Yes, the years have passed a many since the great arcade days ... one of which was the 2nd golden age in the early 80s ... so I had a few games for old times sake ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif.html)

DonPedro
23rd February 2015, 07:44 AM
I'm not too enthusiastic about the other game, this one's very good though. So... I had about 20 goes, my best score being 23,000 points, then decided to actually read the first post carefully and noticed I'm supposed to play in 2 ship mode :redface

Will post a score tomorrow.

Mameshane
23rd February 2015, 07:57 AM
I'm not too enthusiastic about the other game, this one's very good though. So... I had about 20 goes, my best score being 23,000 points, then decided to actually read the first post carefully and noticed I'm supposed to play in 2 ship mode :redface

Will post a score tomorrow.
Crap. Missed that also. I will disregard my score for the moment. I will upload a new one in the next day or so.

JustAnotherRat
23rd February 2015, 09:12 AM
I'm not too enthusiastic about the other game, this one's very good though. So... I had about 20 goes, my best score being 23,000 points, then decided to actually read the first post carefully and noticed I'm supposed to play in 2 ship mode :redface

Will post a score tomorrow.

I made the same mistake however I am enjoying the other game more than this one

Pelly
23rd February 2015, 09:53 AM
A few games and though this was decent enough to open with...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81295784/space_duel_34930.jpg

Rat
23rd February 2015, 10:12 AM
There are settings you can use in mame to make Vector games look better on normal displays, google "mame vector" for plenty of info, here is just one thread http://vectorgaming.proboards.com/thread/680/amazing-mame-supports-hlsl-vector

camaro
23rd February 2015, 12:55 PM
19910
75056

Rat
23rd February 2015, 04:33 PM
Finally got home to have a couple of games, I'm sure I have an advantage due to the button layout on the cab, ignore my top score as that was on easier settings.

http://i.imgur.com/mUjVCQIm.jpg






http://i.imgur.com/T9ligUGm.jpg

OOO
23rd February 2015, 05:29 PM
19,910

Welcome back camaro ... what has been happening?

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http://i.imgur.com/mUjVCQIm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/T9ligUGm.jpg

94,790 ... a very nice score ... :041:
And I notice you have the original dedicated cocktail of Space Duel, wow, looks terrific ...
I can see the can but not the message on the card ... the picture size is too small ... what does it say?

Plus this Wednesday night right ... Rat and DKong play Space Duel on that machine.
How about posting a doubles score as well as a mug shot of the two players in space?

Oh and here is what Rat's machine looks like that I found similar off the net ... a stunning machine ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuelCocktail_zpse0342b00.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuelCocktail_zpse0342b00.jpg.html)

:)

mark68
23rd February 2015, 08:18 PM
My first ever game on this one.
Took me a few minutes to figure out how to start the damn thing. :redface
Now if I can just figure out how to get MAME to remember my slider settings...

RMacauley
23rd February 2015, 08:32 PM
Not quite up to Rat's standard but getting there a lot quicker than I expected. Jumped up 25K in one game from an unsubmitted 52K

OOO
23rd February 2015, 08:55 PM
An update on the space conflict ... pick your colour ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Space_Duel_cpanel_zpsb208075b.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Space_Duel_cpanel_zpsb208075b.jpg.html)

AdamC, DKong and outrun86 up the ante ... RMacauley and Rat even more so ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuel2_zps53f4a24c.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuel2_zps53f4a24c.png.html)

That's up to night 4 ... and a lot more to go ...

:)

MonoJoker
23rd February 2015, 09:22 PM
Better post a score now just in case. Certainly an interesting take on Asteroids, man it's hard to get back into position after you accidentally "thrust" while turning hahaha. i love the whole realistic centrifugal force that gets going :o

Will focus on this one now that I have an excuse not to play DK Jnr :redface

75071

OOO
23rd February 2015, 09:40 PM
Certainly an interesting take on Asteroids, man it's hard to get back into position after you accidentally "thrust" while turning hahaha. i love the whole realistic centrifugal force that gets going :o


You have to learn how to play while your ships are rotating. The good thing is the rotation does slow down, so it's a matter like pinball at times, to hit the shields and ping over the place as you are hit and try to stay near the middle, rotating or not. Thrust to get back near the middle if required, just gently, otherwise it's a manic spin of frenzied rotational high speed death ... :deadhorse: ... that's a dead horse by the way, like what happens to the tandem ships ...

:)

OOO
23rd February 2015, 10:27 PM
Dropped the coin in and had another go ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_102040_zps8be6ecaa.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_102040_zps8be6ecaa.png.html)

This game is as colourful as the text editor on AA ... :lol

Rat
23rd February 2015, 10:52 PM
OOO has good advice of course, but if we are giving tips already then I'm fine with that, my goal is not to win but to have people enjoy this cool game. I first found this game in the mid 80's in Orbit Entertainment Centre Launceston, it was right up the back, on the left, I can see me there now. I played it solo, but joined ships, loved it but it was hard and sucked my coins, I played a couple of games regardless each visit, never really progressing as I focused on games of more value for coin,
, Galaxian, Moon Cresta etc etc.

2 or so yrs ago the AA container bought me the cocktail after much deliberation, yeah the head2head action is really killer, but it doesn't get played like that often sadly and in fact has remained off since the last meet here. I'm going to get the scratched glass replaced and give it some tweaking and love soon, I promise.

Anyway, gameplay tips, shield is key, if you die on any ship before the shield is depleted that is a waste, so use it early but stop it as soon as you are saved it is timed. Don't keep thrusting in an out of control spin, stop thrust then turn opposite direction of travel and dab thrust to stop.

OOO that pic you put up is uncanny, our kitchen used to look soooooo much like that, we had carpet tiles pattern and cupboard doors etc and the game, but then I thought we never bought the f%^ker upstairs, it weighs as much as a pinball machine...uuuuggghhh.

Oh I'm gunna replace my glass soon, it was on my list but this has inspired me more.

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Nice score OOO, I have no doubt I will crack 100k but as I said before the button layout makes it easier for me so really you are doing better than me by far. You should drop over for the next Head 2 Head :D

Rat
24th February 2015, 12:11 AM
Point of interest when I first turned on my S/D game when it arrived it had a few travel bugs, I looked at the high scores and they were all well over 500k. At the time I didn't realise the significance of this or how the saves work, later I found that would have been a world record at any diff setting as they are the same after a few levels. I wonder if John McAlister played my cab, or if his scores were beaten by someone else? will never know, I should have photographed scores before tweaking.

Only the highest score for each table saves with a PROM no battery, maybe the first in a game? someone else look it up I'm too tired :)

DonPedro
24th February 2015, 04:50 AM
26,120

Two ship mode this time. A lot to learn here. If I manage to at least somewhat control my movement, this has the potential to be an absolute cracker.

bworldmv
24th February 2015, 03:21 PM
Well isn't this game an unforgiving b*tch!
First time i have ever played this, will grow on me i'm sure.
75091

Batfink
24th February 2015, 05:20 PM
Finally got home to have a couple of games, I'm sure I have an advantage due to the button layout on the cab, ignore my top score as that was on easier settings.

http://i.imgur.com/mUjVCQIm.jpg






http://i.imgur.com/T9ligUGm.jpg

That's one awesome dedicated cab !!

After seeing the button positions ( and then realising it uses the third button .. ) I changed my button 3 to button 4 so i can hit shields with thumb..

sooo much better.

Still sucking hard at it tho as i'm having trouble adjusting the vector settings on the xbox..

Oh well a great game tho.

Rat
24th February 2015, 06:08 PM
Dkong came round today, it was great to catch up and to have a rare game of doubles on SD, I'm uploading some video of our gameplay now, takes awhile though.

Here is a close up of the sign on my SD

http://i.imgur.com/rnBOAgdl.jpg

DKong
24th February 2015, 06:19 PM
Dkong came round today, it was great to catch up and to have a rare game of doubles on SD, I'm uploading some video of our gameplay now, takes awhile though.

Here is a close up of the sign on my SD

http://i.imgur.com/rnBOAgdl.jpg

Was good fun! Although I didn't improve my score on the dedicated cab more practice needed!

mark68
24th February 2015, 08:03 PM
I need to get quicker with those shields. <_<

OOO
24th February 2015, 08:32 PM
I need to get quicker with those shields. <_<

Burn them earlier so you last longer while you are still learning to play.
Once you get better, use them more sparingly ... :026:

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... my goal is not to win but to have people enjoy this cool game.

On this game I agree as well. However, I hope you or someone else play great and take it out. On any other game, I may not agree with you ... :laugh:



You should drop over for the next Head 2 Head :D

I'd like to take the wife to Tassie with me one day, while I pop over and see you and DKong. It may not be for the head2head, but a visit for a few games and a bit of fun. We'll see ... and while I am in the neighbourhood, visit the Zookeeper himself on that island of his ...

Rat
25th February 2015, 07:34 AM
Video of some gameplay :) (need to watch in fullscreen to see what is going on)

http://youtu.be/sXHwZi7pf-k

OOO
25th February 2015, 06:35 PM
Video of some gameplay :) (need to watch in fullscreen to see what is going on)

http://youtu.be/sXHwZi7pf-k

Thanks for posting ...

Great to see the Rat and DKong having a game ... 2 player simultaneous is very rare to see ...
Just some quotes and what I liked that were great in your video ...

1. First of all the sound from the machine was magic ... a full depth in bass on the explosions and much better sound. I think it has 4 speakers?

2. Gamers: "We'll get the highest MGL co-joined score for two players ... I think we've got it already!" ... :p

3. Gamers: "Barra gets a bit carried away doesn't he" ... :laugh:

4.
Mrs: "You're not being very entertaining"
Gamers: "Well we're entertained ... we're saving the universe!"
Mrs: "Not again"
Gamers: "They're thanking us" ... :lol

5.
Mrs: "I like the wheelie ones" ...
Gamers: "We'll save you from the flowers of doom!"
Mrs: "5 minutes is enough" ... :043:

Barra
25th February 2015, 06:51 PM
:lol looks like a lot of fun gents!

"...it was all the swearing", "oh that sounds like Barra"
You guys know me too well!

:D

rusty_dagger
25th February 2015, 08:20 PM
OK silly question time.
How do I choose 1 player tethered?????
I can only get single player started.

OOO
25th February 2015, 08:30 PM
OK silly question time.
How do I choose 1 player tethered?????
I can only get single player started.

I use MAME 0106 ...
On it press the 5 key for a credit, then the 2 key twice to select the tethered ship and then press the 1 key to start the game.
I hope this helps ...

rusty_dagger
25th February 2015, 09:01 PM
I use MAME 0106 ...
On it press the 5 key for a credit, then the 2 key twice to select the tethered ship and then press the 1 key to start the game.
I hope this helps ...

Perfect!!!!:ty

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28550
75137

Rat
25th February 2015, 11:07 PM
Had another quick game tonight, and although I played rubbish, as it was dark outside and no light seepage came through the doors and curtains the Space Duel vector graphics really glowed. To capture how brilliant the colour vectors are in daytime with my crappy phone/camera is impossible. I'm glad that people are enjoying the gameplay dynamics of this even though visually it looks average on mame, that is why I have never nominated it or any other vector games in MGL. But now I can see that it's worth a play anyway and I'm glad some are enjoying this underrated game.

Here is a video of me playing about 3 years ago with my son when we first got it, he lost interest quickly, that's OK because he rides MTBs with me and that's much better for both of us :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54Hd_Kq4Z5c

DKong
25th February 2015, 11:19 PM
:lol looks like a lot of fun gents!

"...it was all the swearing", "oh that sounds like Barra"
You guys know me too well!

:D

Just a quick 2 hour afternoon session but the games speak themselves, so much fun getting together and playing games. We should do it more often Rat.
More soft drink sessions and just shooting the stuff with the games.

Edit : No pinball was played in the making of that video! Arcade Cabs Rule!

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Had another quick game tonight, and although I played rubbish, as it was dark outside and no light seepage came through the doors and curtains the Space Duel vector graphics really glowed. To capture how brilliant the colour vectors are in daytime with my crappy phone/camera is impossible. I'm glad that people are enjoying the gameplay dynamics of this even though visually it looks average on mame, that is why I have never nominated it or any other vector games in MGL. But now I can see that it's worth a play anyway and I'm glad some are enjoying this underrated game.

Here is a video of me playing about 3 years ago with my son when we first got it, he lost interest quickly, that's OK because he rides MTBs with me and that's much better for both of us :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54Hd_Kq4Z5c


Use yours skills son, no I am disabled 1:30 :lol The Green side lame disabled tag! Hey we are high score tethered now so show that to Ollie he may
want to beat it! :)

Rat
26th February 2015, 12:14 AM
We no longer use the term "disabled" for when you are half shot, as "lame" is more politically correct ;) I will let Ollie know the Co-Op score is beaten and see what he thinks. For those wondering about the Jesus stuff in the background, yes it's a piss take, sorry if that offends, oh wait up no I'm not really :)

Hear the POPs when too many enemies are caused by a split? DKong says mame doesn't make that sound? Asteroids does the same, if there is too much action causing slowdown it will disappear rocks, but without the POP. I find the slowdown of Asteroids and Defender to be a great part of gameplay and difficult but possible to manipulate to your advantage. The POPs of Space Duel keep the speed of gameplay the same and the little bugger space ships are %$#^& but at least you have a shield.

bworldmv
26th February 2015, 04:34 PM
Getting the hang of the shields now.
75182

Mameshane
26th February 2015, 05:40 PM
17250
75183

This score was done with the tethered game :)

OOO
26th February 2015, 06:12 PM
I'm glad that people are enjoying the gameplay dynamics of this even though visually it looks average on mame, that is why I have never nominated it or any other vector games in MGL.

Well that was 8 minutes of fun, and yes the graphics look better on that video. I'd argue that it does look really good in MAME too, the colours vivid, the vector lines great and the gyro spins look just as good in MAME.
Also liked the intro including ... do you want to play Space Duel? ... OF COURSE! ... :laugh:


Hear the POPs when too many enemies are caused by a split? DKong says mame doesn't make that sound? The POPs of Space Duel keep the speed of gameplay the same and the little bugger space ships are %$#^& but at least you have a shield.

Yes the game POPS in MAME 0106. I was wondering what that was about, thanks for explaining. One of the first thoughts for a novice gamer like me was I pressed the fire button too fast (like a PC struggling to keep up with the keyboard typing cache), and it pop, pop, popped ... :lol Good idea not to slow down the game and do that instead. And your comment on the little 'gung ho' spaceships and especially in tandem is correct, they are simply not nice!

OOO
26th February 2015, 08:48 PM
Rat's videos with Ollie and DKong are inspiring me to play more of Space Duel ... a charming game ... more like pinball in the higher rounds ... super quick reflexes on that shield are required!
And so many rounds are just a trap ... you know like what Admiral Ackbar says when the Rebels attack the 2nd Death Star with the shields up ... YIKES!

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_139350_zpsasb5tbzt.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_139350_zpsasb5tbzt.png.html)

:026:

JustAnotherRat
26th February 2015, 09:00 PM
26,620
75185

Not really getting into this one... not sure if I'll spend much time on it.

OOO
26th February 2015, 09:20 PM
Score Update ... 20 in ... 7 nights in ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/AA_The_Who-Its_Hard-Trasera1_zpsqxagob6v.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/AA_The_Who-Its_Hard-Trasera1_zpsqxagob6v.jpg.html)http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/AA_The_Who-Its_Hard-Trasera2_zpsdnraa09b.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/AA_The_Who-Its_Hard-Trasera2_zpsdnraa09b.jpg.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuel3_zpse5g8d47x.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuel3_zpse5g8d47x.png.html)

10 days to go till game submissions end ...

:)

JustAnotherRat
27th February 2015, 09:39 AM
Rat's videos with Ollie and DKong are inspiring me to play more of Space Duel ... a charming game ... more like pinball in the higher rounds ... super quick reflexes on that shield are required!
And so many rounds are just a trap ... you know like what Admiral Ackbar says when the Rebels attack the 2nd Death Star with the shields up ... YIKES!g
:026:

When you play games and smash our scores, it makes me wish that you would play all of the MGL games rather than just a select few.

OOO
28th February 2015, 12:09 AM
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_155020_zpsp9ociyj7.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_155020_zpsp9ociyj7.png.html)

bworldmv
28th February 2015, 11:20 AM
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_155020_zpsp9ociyj7.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_155020_zpsp9ociyj7.png.html)

Leading the charge with a monster score.....

Rat
28th February 2015, 11:51 AM
Bloody tapatalk made me thank and like, just one would have been enough :)

Brad
28th February 2015, 02:24 PM
37940

mark68
28th February 2015, 04:08 PM
I remapped the shields to joystick up, now I'm not hitting thrust by accident. :)
But I'm still not very good at this one. :redface

SpudJones
28th February 2015, 08:43 PM
75239

It's still a hard game.

outrun86
1st March 2015, 06:51 AM
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_155020_zpsp9ociyj7.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_155020_zpsp9ociyj7.png.html)

Wow great score OOO! Things must get pretty crazy at that stage ! I seem
To be ranging between 40 - 65k at the moment using 2 buttons and up for trust

outrun86
1st March 2015, 05:03 PM
63900 PB great game.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/28/26a1501c71dfde769aa09ad7fdb1ea01.jpg
I think I may of peeked as I score only 50 points more today lol

OOO
1st March 2015, 05:31 PM
I think I may of peaked as I scored only 50 points more today lol

I know the feeling! When I scored 102,040 I played quite a lot more games and the best I could do was only 500 points more ... :(
However I managed to improve on that later, yet it's a tough one for me ...

:)

outrun86
1st March 2015, 05:39 PM
I know the feeling! When I scored 102,040 I played quite a lot more games and the best I could do was only 500 points more ... :(
However I managed to improve on that later, yet it's a tough one for me ...

:)
I will aim for the 100k breakthrough game this week :) ....although Donkey Kong Jr. Needs some serious time as I've only hit 26k :-0

OOO
1st March 2015, 05:43 PM
I will aim for the 100k breakthrough game this week :)

To help you and others improve their game and their scores, Rat mentioned a very important point about the shields.
If you haven't wasted them before you die in most cases, then you are not using them properly.
When it gets harder, you need to activate the shields earlier than you normally think, otherwise it's too late ... collision time ... :120:

Rat
1st March 2015, 05:51 PM
Legend has it that there is a secret way of replenishing the shield. I have not been able to do it, but then again I have not tried the secret trick much so I can't really verify, I found I died trying so gave up quickly. I did notice that John McAllister doesn't do the trick in his high score games, so maybe it's bullshit ?

OOO
1st March 2015, 06:00 PM
Legend has it that there is a secret way of replenishing the shield. I have not been able to do it, but then again I have not tried the secret trick much so I can't really verify, I found I died trying so gave up quickly. I did notice that John McAllister doesn't do the trick in his high score games, so maybe it's bullshit ?

Never heard of it, but then again I don't know much about this game. If it exists it would not be allowed in the MGL ... :UFO6:

Rat
1st March 2015, 06:11 PM
It's a game play thing, not a bug exploit, I think even TG would allow it.

I will reveal after I get back from the gym, unless someone else finds it first :D

OOO
1st March 2015, 07:22 PM
A score increase of only 1,140 ... better than nothing I guess ... :keke:

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_156160_zpsptd2psjb.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_156160_zpsptd2psjb.png.html)

:)

Rat
1st March 2015, 08:42 PM
Great scores OOO, better than I get when I'm playing easy settings. (Although after the first couple of rounds the difficulty is the same, but I still had more ships)
The enemies at higher levels are cool eh? They glow a brilliant fluro green on the vector monitor.
The trick I heard about but have not seen demonstrated is when your shield is totally depleted on a bonus round repeatedly run into and bounce off the wall, if you can do it enough times without getting hit or the time running out then your shields are renewed. It might be easier to try with a single ship. Does that sound like an allowable trick? Would like to know if it's true or not, can't remember where I got it, can't look through my files atm stuck on my phone.

OOO
1st March 2015, 09:14 PM
I think a few members find this game very challenging because of all of the buttons ... and some are at a disadvantage since some of the cabs people are using have only 2 buttons (check out outrun86's machine, only 2 buttons - he's done brilliant to get 63K with that!). You need the 3 to do better!


The enemies at higher levels are cool eh? They glow a brilliant fluoro green on the vector monitor.

Cool, fascinating and frustrating too ... :headbuttwall:
Made it to the 7th and last object today which is like a nice cake spinning with 3 x cherries in the middle ... you know it's red alert when you get to the higher rounds ... crazy, colliding, saucers, satellites, stars, sparks, debris and the mental bonus rounds (they get faster and faster and more stars and sparks - crazy!). How about debris getting stuck between your ships and you cannot break free ... thrusting everywhere you can it's hopeless, shields just drain and you are road kill. Then the deadly saucers and satellites in the later rounds, they DO NOT MISS and have a rate of fire that is insane. The geometry and physics of the game are outstanding, no slow down .. and the colours of course ... wonderful ... :rolleyes

Bottom line IMO .. a great great game, and that's saying something!


The trick I heard about but have not seen demonstrated is when your shield is totally depleted on a bonus round repeatedly run into and bounce off the wall, if you can do it enough times without getting hit or the time running out then your shields are renewed. It might be easier to try with a single ship. Does that sound like an allowable trick? Would like to know if it's true or not, can't remember where I got it, can't look through my files atm stuck on my phone.

TG don't mention this method in their space duel tracks, and if you are right that it is hard to do, it looks like it's OK since it's not worthwhile. I won't bother trying it ... :)

mark68
2nd March 2015, 12:01 AM
A small improvement, trying not to skimp on the shields. ;)
So used to using them sparingly.
But I still haven't gotten past the cubic object.

OOO
2nd March 2015, 07:36 PM
A small improvement, trying not to skimp on the shields. ;)
So used to using them sparingly.

OK ... :023:


But I still haven't gotten past the cubic object.

Have you got 3 buttons?
Next up, just get used to moving the ship with little thrusts toward the objects!
Yes sounds dangerous ... but on the 1st wave practice getting used to moving around, so go toward the objects and blast them.
And try to move around with some control, so you get used to moving, shooting, shielding and rotating at the same time. It sounds like a lot but a bit of practice makes it easier.
As a minimum, you should try as you get better not to get damaged (use the shields) on the 1st 2-3 waves and maybe lose your 1st ship around 20-25K.
Then next ship around 30K and then you will beat your current high score of 38,190 easily!

:)

bjmate
2nd March 2015, 09:23 PM
I better post a score before i forget.....lol

another one of those game that i'm not good at because i have a fragile mind :P

75276

mark68
2nd March 2015, 09:35 PM
I better post a score before i forget.....lol

another one of those game that i'm not good at because i have a fragile mind :P

75276

You might be playing in the wrong mode there. The ships should be tethered.;)

bjmate
2nd March 2015, 09:54 PM
ERMIGERD!

See fragile.........


You might be playing in the wrong mode there. The ships should be tethered.;)

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ok so that makes it a lil easier :P

not by much though lol

75279

Rat
2nd March 2015, 11:19 PM
ERMIGERD!

See fragile.........



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ok so that makes it a lil easier :P

not by much though lol

75279

Think long and connected...less fragile :)

OOO
4th March 2015, 08:09 PM
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/OOO_SpaceDuel_174380_zps6izvax4b.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/OOO_SpaceDuel_174380_zps6izvax4b.png.html)

:)

mark68
4th March 2015, 08:22 PM
Stop it, you're bringing my percentage down. :cry

OOO
4th March 2015, 08:30 PM
Stop it, you're bringing my percentage down. :cry

There is an easy remedy for that ... play the game and you will improve your scores and your percentage ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif.html)

Have you had any success in improving your play? Have you started improving the navigation of the linked ships yet?

:)

mark68
4th March 2015, 11:03 PM
There is an easy remedy for that ... play the game and you will improve your scores and your percentage ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif.html)

Have you had any success in improving your play? Have you started improving the navigation of the linked ships yet?

:)

I've been constantly losing my first life at about 12000-14000, and getting to about 35000 before I lose the last one.
I can move around pretty well. The problem is, either I run out of shields, or when I lower them to fire I get taken out be something shooting at me.
Then I start swearing at my machine and walk away in frustration(after about 10 games with the same end result).

bworldmv
5th March 2015, 10:07 AM
75373

Just can't find any time to play these games lately :cry.
Praying to get a free weekend to lock myself away in the games room!

camaro
5th March 2015, 03:31 PM
I can't get into this game so my first score stands, but great effort by those that cracked the ton......Don't know how you did it.

Rat
5th March 2015, 06:24 PM
Had another quick game today, happy to break the 100k barrier on default settings, this would be a PB for me on default :)

http://i.imgur.com/Sdq066Vl.jpg

mark68
5th March 2015, 09:56 PM
A minuscule improvement for me. :041:
Trying to move around a little more when it starts to get hectic. swordfight

OOO
6th March 2015, 05:06 PM
A minuscule improvement for me. :041:
Trying to move around a little more when it starts to get hectic. swordfight

Agreed ... :038:

That move around does help, just little thrusts away from the debris when they first appear on the screen means you can spend more time shooting at the objects!
Another tip, concentrate on destroying the objects only, as when you clear all of the objects, all those other nasty stars, debris, satellites and saucers disappear and then the bonus round appears ... :)

Nicko71
6th March 2015, 06:39 PM
Oops. Just came on to submit score, then saw OP re two ships.. Back to the game... :redface

OOO
7th March 2015, 07:41 PM
Space Duel >>> 1 more day to go ... then submissions close at 7pm tomorrow night ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuel4_zps5cecdfwv.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuel4_zps5cecdfwv.png.html)

In space, there is a lot of space ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGLSpaceDuelFlyer1a_zpspm7usq6u.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGLSpaceDuelFlyer1a_zpspm7usq6u.jpg.html)
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGLSpaceDuelFlyer1b_zpsumxokyfj.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGLSpaceDuelFlyer1b_zpsumxokyfj.jpg.html)

:)

Batfink
7th March 2015, 08:54 PM
not liking the vector games :(

75458

DonPedro
8th March 2015, 08:17 AM
31,000

Brad
8th March 2015, 11:11 AM
45290

Barra
8th March 2015, 11:45 AM
Guess I should play this. Way too hungover though :)

OOO
8th March 2015, 12:36 PM
Guess I should play this. Way too hungover though :)

Well the vector colours will seem even brighter then ... :o ... :laugh:

CrazyKongFan
8th March 2015, 02:40 PM
34980

My first post! Did this about a week ago, but hadn't gotten around to submitting it yet, was hoping to do better but haven't had a chance to sit down and play, and it ends in a couple hours, so here it is :D I've got a decent DK Jr score I'm gonna submit too

75473

Barra
8th March 2015, 03:09 PM
48660
First game. Posting in case I forget and don't beat it :)
75477

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Scratch that:
83910
75478

OOO
8th March 2015, 03:26 PM
34,980 My first post

Nice first post.

Hey you need an avatar too ... what are you going to pick? ... an ape could be on the cards :rolleyes ... how about Congo Bongo, Crazy Climber ... ape that is ... let's wait and see ...

Oh and welcome ... reminds me of Gauntlet ... :035:


48,660 ... scratch that: 83,910

Headlines ... "Drunk space pilot scores big" ... from 21,560 to 83,910 (that's tethered ships right?) ... hey that's a great score ... :023:

mark68
8th March 2015, 03:49 PM
Finally managed to get to the pentagonal objects. :026:
But I didn't get past the first wave. :guru:

wolfman24
8th March 2015, 03:53 PM
1st score could have got better but whatever
25020
http://www.third.arcadeox.com/g/users/12/11690/coin-op_scores/spacduel-1425793362.png

OOO
8th March 2015, 04:00 PM
Oops. Just came on to submit score, then saw OP re two ships.. Back to the game... :redface

Well only 2 hours to go for everybody ... no score at all from you yet Nicko71 ...

DKong
8th March 2015, 04:36 PM
Been having a good gaming day, wonder if I can crack 100,000

JustAnotherRat
8th March 2015, 04:47 PM
So at 5pm C4mony decides he better give this game a go... and finds that he likes it.... he will submit a score soon, he won't threaten the leaders but maybe he would have done a lot better if he started playing when the game first was announced.

C4mony
8th March 2015, 04:52 PM
19,190
75485

outrun86
8th March 2015, 05:11 PM
Had a few more pops at this one but not getting over 50k. All done for me, well done to everyone who scored so high and to anyone who beat their PB's . Really great game and I'm glad I discovered this through the MGL

kane
8th March 2015, 05:24 PM
75487

Nicko71
8th March 2015, 05:58 PM
Well only 2 hours to go for everybody ... no score at all from you yet Nicko71 ...

18660

75488

Well, got that score in after playing the wrong game for a few weeks.
Now back to Ghosts & Goblins and Donkey Kong 3...

Snjspiteri
8th March 2015, 07:21 PM
So busy this time round got one game in of this glorified version of asteroids ha ha oh well must play the next game on the list.

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Maybe 2 quick games ha ha
22900 not sure why came under same post.

OOO
8th March 2015, 07:44 PM
It's 7pm on Sunday 8-March-2015.
Score submissions for Game 1 Space Duel are now closed.

The final scoreboard standings are below ...

Joe flies in just in time with Nicko71 ... and surprisingly for the first time in 16 consecutive MGLs, Derek is missing in space ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuel5Final_zpsytdi27fp.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuel5Final_zpsytdi27fp.png.html)

Rat plays on his magic Space Duel cocktail, invites DKong over and they take out 2nd and 5th place respectively.
The man from Otago scores great with alcohol for space fuel and takes out 3rd place.
RMacauley space commands into 4th place, outrun86 and mark68 into 6th and 7th respectively.

OOO takes out Game 1 …

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/SpaceDuelMGL24Winner_zpssvkig77r.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/SpaceDuelMGL24Winner_zpssvkig77r.png.html)

Donkey Kong Junior is currently in play with Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, both games very challenging and fun to master …

:)

Barra
8th March 2015, 08:05 PM
Well deserved OOO. That's an awesome score you put up

outrun86
8th March 2015, 08:05 PM
Well done OOO Very Impressive score