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OOO
26th March 2015, 06:43 PM
Athletic heaven ?

MGL 24 ? Game 6 ~ Hyper Olympic

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympicMGL24_1_zps4mfd0tvs.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympicMGL24_1_zps4mfd0tvs.jpg.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympicMGL24Settings_zpsmupcey52.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympicMGL24Settings_zpsmupcey52.png.html)

Nominated by AA legends: No legends were asked, just a random draw from a world famous list ... :stirthepot:

Current AA Champ of Hyper Olympic: Jammasized 4,291,670

ROM: hyprolym.zip

Game Story:
Compete against other players in various Olympic events. Press the buttons as fast as possible to run faster. Use the action button to throw, jump, etc.

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 12 April 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.

Tool usage of any kind to assist in game control is not permitted, only bare skin on controls is allowed.
The buttons must be used for running, not the joystick. No mouse or joystick can be used. No cheating thanks everyone ... :)


GAME 6 ? On your marks ... get set ?

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Final Results ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympic4Final_zpsdgzqvgl6.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympic4Final_zpsdgzqvgl6.png.html)

Congratulations to Jammasized for winning Game 6.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympicMGL24Winner_zpsrx4ijn8u.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympicMGL24Winner_zpsrx4ijn8u.png.html)

:)

Rat
26th March 2015, 06:58 PM
Lol

Rat
26th March 2015, 07:00 PM
Note in the game story it says press the buttons as fast as you can. It does not say slap your knob or waggle your joystick.

kane
26th March 2015, 07:23 PM
Note in the game story it says press the buttons as fast as you can. It does not say slap your knob or waggle your joystick.

Yeah, I was gunna say, should we make it 'no joysticks' this time and maybe one time through only?

RMacauley
26th March 2015, 07:36 PM
We need it in writing, in the rules in the first post right up front in BOLD (apart from the game story that Rat's already pointed out) if it's buttons only or joystickgate 2. I created a monster last time and would rather sit this game out than go through that again.

Just my $0.02

OOO
26th March 2015, 08:02 PM
We need it in writing, in the rules in the first post right up front in BOLD (apart from the game story that Rat's already pointed out) if it's buttons only or joystickgate 2. I created a monster last time and would rather sit this game out than go through that again.

Just my $0.02

Just read MGL 15 when it was last played. John73 posted "Tool usage of any kind to assist in game control is not permitted, only bare skin on controls is allowed".
However reading what you guys have posted, do you mean that you could map the joystick to be like the 2 x run buttons and cheat?

The setup needs to be like the arcade machine, buttons for running only, and no devices/tools used on the buttons - your fingers only!
Forcing a stop to the game is not in the spirit of the MGL or what was played previously. Yes there will be high scores, but that is what gaming is about.
I'll post on the rules ... thanks guys ... :)

mark68
26th March 2015, 08:14 PM
I used to love playing this BITD with a mate at the arcades. :)

MamePatrol
26th March 2015, 08:20 PM
My dad had "Track and Field" on site at Rooty Hill RSL back in the 80's.

He tells us it used to take $500 plus a week! That's a lot of 20 cent coins!

Apparently, this was the highest earning machine he owned.

mark68
26th March 2015, 08:21 PM
Just had a look for theme artwork and video snap for my Hyperspin, couldn't find any.
Might have to try and edit a Tack and Field theme set. :unsure

OOO
26th March 2015, 08:21 PM
I used to love playing this BITD with a mate at the arcades. :)

OK so who was better BITD, as I guess it was you vs your mate? ... :024:

mark68
26th March 2015, 08:31 PM
OK so who was better BITD, as I guess it was you vs your mate? ... :024:

It was a pretty close competition most times. About 50/50 I guess.
It was a long time ago, and it's hard to remember. <_<
But it was always more fun to compete against a friend that the CPU. :)

JustAnotherRat
26th March 2015, 08:44 PM
Just had a look for theme artwork and video snap for my Hyperspin, couldn't find any.
Might have to try and edit a Tack and Field theme set. :unsure

If you do one, any chance of sharing it? I was going to do one too but if you do one I'll scab yours if you don't mind ;)

I have noticed that after putting Hyper Olympics onto the wheel, it has Wheel Art for Hyper Olympics but shows the Track and Field theme. A purpose built theme would be nicer though.

rusty_dagger
26th March 2015, 09:10 PM
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Score on the board.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/26/fd01fb4edb90c87ef45962ffdb4c55ff.jpg


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JustAnotherRat
26th March 2015, 10:29 PM
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Just getting a score up... I hope to beat this but my fingers and elbows are already sore :lol

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So that is two games and both times I have gotten stuck at the Long Jump after getting through all events once. The qualify on the second round is achievable as I have jumped further during the first round but I don't seem to be able to get it when it matters.

John73
26th March 2015, 10:48 PM
The whole controversy over this game last time it came up was after I think Rob mentioned about using a Joystick (left/right waggle) to run. From memory, I checked out KLOV and did indeed find out that variations of this game came out where a joystick was used for the running action. BITD, the only variation of this game I ever played was buttons only.

No fear from me on this one, my MAME machine is in disrepair - you are bugger all chance of winning this game playing on keyboard :(

Barra
27th March 2015, 03:13 AM
...you are bugger all chance of winning this game playing on keyboard :(

Ha yeah exactly what I thought. My old man and I used to play this a lot on keyboard, it was one of the first MAME games I ever played. Should be good fun! Will be hard pressed to keep up with the guys with real buttons

Are we doing 1 round only or just go as long as you can?

Barra
27th March 2015, 07:15 AM
Another question: Are we allowed to use a mouse? Its still buttons and button mashing, just more comfortable than the keyboard. Thanks OOO

John73
27th March 2015, 07:55 AM
Are we doing 1 round only or just go as long as you can?

After MGL15, I think we said that if Hyper Olympics came up again, we would play one round only. I'll leave that decision up to OOO (or majority vote?) though. Like I've said, no access to a cab for me, so no playing for 6 hours this time. The game does have the potential to be marathoned, and one person doing this will essentially make almost every other score worthless.

Just my 2 cents.

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Another question: Are we allowed to use a mouse? Its still buttons and button mashing, just more comfortable than the keyboard. Thanks

Never thought of using a mouse button... interesting. I'll give both that and the keyboard a go and see what works best. No idea if a mouse button should be allowed on this one, will leave that up to others to decide.

John73
27th March 2015, 10:31 AM
something wacky going on with my .150 ROM - gets to this point in the long jump and jumps every time :confused:

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something wacky going on with my .150 ROM - gets to this point in the long jump and jumps every time :confused:

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Problem fixed. I assumed buttons 1 and 2 were run and button 3 was jump/throw :lol

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Jed
27th March 2015, 11:31 AM
Ha haaaaaaaaaaaa :D

No electric toothbrushes with a peg on the end... no pokie coin containers, or waggling of big red knobs...:) just good old happy slapping, the way it was BITD. Thanks to Dragonlee my Upright is back in action with a couple MCA's to replace the clapped out old Sanwas.

personally, I don't mind a bit if you want to trash my current MGL High Score for this and replace it with whoever wins the happy-slapping comp this time round. TBH this game wasn't much of a challenge using a joystick, just a test of endurance and who rusted first.

John73
27th March 2015, 12:01 PM
69,000

Just noticed I did this on "normal" not "easy" - anyone know the difference? I think it must be qualifying times/distances required. This score was on .150, must have updated the default DIPs sometime between .106 and .150

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EDIT: Didn't realise the fail screen didn't show final score. Ignore this one, I'm sure I can equal it - but don't think I have ever passed long jump 2nd time around using keyboard.

JustAnotherRat
27th March 2015, 12:06 PM
Are we doing 1 round only or just go as long as you can?

I was going from the dipswitch setting of After Laste Event Game Continues as being that it isn't (but I could be wrong)

John73
27th March 2015, 12:12 PM
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Forgot HO saves scores, correct score from last game.

Diff between difficulty seems to be qualification times/distance for round one only - round 2, drops straight down to 10.50 for the 100m which I've only managed once on kb.

Barra
27th March 2015, 12:13 PM
I was going from the dipswitch setting of After Laste Event Game Continues as being that it isn't (but I could be wrong)

Yep you're most likely correct.
John73 - I *think* its just the first round qualifying times that are easier.

Rat
27th March 2015, 02:58 PM
Could clothing be considered a tool? my jumper keeps me warm, but does that make it a tool?

bworldmv
27th March 2015, 03:16 PM
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John73
27th March 2015, 03:28 PM
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Don't know if I can be stuffed trying to get the cab working just to play this.

Fire_Power
27th March 2015, 03:30 PM
Could clothing be considered a tool? my jumper keeps me warm, but does that make it a tool?

Your tool, your button :)

Jed
27th March 2015, 03:59 PM
My dad had "Track and Field" on site at Rooty Hill RSL back in the 80's.

He tells us it used to take $500 plus a week! That's a lot of 20 cent coins!

Apparently, this was the highest earning machine he owned.

Yep this game was massively popular BITD at the Arcades I went to as well. We used to slap away but then used the pokie coin containers BITD. I don't gamble so don't know if they exist anymore but probably not...

The best guy I ever saw at this game was a yank, and he used index and middle fingers of each hand on the run buttons. Really fast twitch action and the m/s speed he could get up to on the graph was incredible.

Batfink
27th March 2015, 04:00 PM
Awesome Game !! I better submit scores for the others as i'll be playing this until my fingers bleed i think.


My dad had "Track and Field" on site at Rooty Hill RSL back in the 80's.

He tells us it used to take $500 plus a week! That's a lot of 20 cent coins!

Apparently, this was the highest earning machine he owned.

I would hate to think how much i pumped into one of these bitd.


Tool usage of any kind to assist in game control is not permitted, only bare skin on controls is allowed.
The buttons must be used for running, not the joystick. No cheating thanks everyone ... :)

GAME 6 ? On your marks ... get set ?

:026::026::026::026::026::026:

Oh snap, is an authentic 80's cigarette lighter considered a "tool" ... looks like fingers will bleed :)

bworldmv
27th March 2015, 04:42 PM
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Man o' man this is a workout. Sweating profusely!
Would say that drummer's would be good at this game.

kane
27th March 2015, 04:57 PM
Ah, one day in and 4 pages already :popcorn:

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OOO
27th March 2015, 05:40 PM
Another question: Are we allowed to use a mouse? Its still buttons and button mashing, just more comfortable than the keyboard. Thanks OOO

Arcade rules apply:
Buttons only for running ... mice buttons OK, but no mooses, no hippos, no geese, no joystick and definitely no chickens ... :117:

As per my post No.6:
Forcing a stop to the game is not in the spirit of the MGL or what was played previously. Yes there will be high scores, but that is what gaming is about.

And as per the game settings screenshot:
After Last Event Game Continues
http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympicMGL24Settings_zpsmupcey52.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympicMGL24Settings_zpsmupcey52.png.html)

Let's see how high the scores get playing how it was meant to be played ... :035:


Man o' man this is a workout. Sweating profusely!

Well this may be one of the first ever games to give you a great workout before the dancing games came out ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/belly-dance_zps72c920b4.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/belly-dance_zps72c920b4.gif.html)
The more you play, the fitter you will be ... that can only be good for all AA members ... :laugh:

:)

camaro
27th March 2015, 06:17 PM
I'm going to have to spend the next 2 weeks trying to high jump then I guess.

OOO
27th March 2015, 06:20 PM
I'm going to have to spend the next 2 weeks trying to high jump then I guess.

Is that a tough event to do?

camaro
27th March 2015, 06:23 PM
Is that a tough event to do?

For me anyway, never quite figured it out.. given the AA record it cant be that hard.

Barra
27th March 2015, 06:44 PM
Thanks OOO
Mouse is tons easier for me. You guys using a keyboard should try it out
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Rat
27th March 2015, 07:59 PM
Yep this game was massively popular BITD at the Arcades I went to as well. We used to slap away but then used the pokie coin containers BITD. I don't gamble so don't know if they exist anymore but probably not...

The best guy I ever saw at this game was a yank, and he used index and middle fingers of each hand on the run buttons. Really fast twitch action and the m/s speed he could get up to on the graph was incredible.

We had film canisters instead of pokies coin containers and taped them on :) Best not cheating dude I ever saw sort of strummed both run buttons with three fingers on each, hard to describe but he was fast. Not far behind him though is our mate Ace and Mr @wingtipvortex (http://www.aussiearcade.com/member.php?u=2580)


Hmmmm, new rules eh??? skin on buttons only???? OK....I had better get myself some hand moisturiser then....a large tub :)

wingtipvortex
27th March 2015, 08:47 PM
Yep, I think this one is going to pull me out of the woodwork.

RMacauley
27th March 2015, 09:00 PM
I might have posted this in the Hyper Olympics thread way back when but here goes.

I only saw 3 HO machines back in the day. The first one was in a fruit shop on the Hume Highway at Warwick Farm which had buttons but was a generic cabinet. The buttons were almost flat to the control panel and some of the locals used to tape two fingers together to play the game.

The second was also in a generic cabinet in what we call a deli in SA. Just think milk bar or corner shop. No liverwurst or bratwurst for sale here. This machine had a joystick and the unwritten rule was to quit at 1 million.

The 3rd was in Downtown in Hindley st in a generic cabinet with a joystick. Saw the same machine at another arcade later on.

I'm guessing SA operators were too lazy to sort out the correct control panel for this game and from memory according to someone on the original thread if you don't use buttons you're a filthy stinking cheat.

Signed

Filthy stinking cheat number 1. :lol

John73
27th March 2015, 09:14 PM
[QUOTE=RMacauley;901535]
I'm guessing SA operators were too lazy to sort out the correct control panel for this game and from memory according to someone on the original thread if you don't use buttons you're a filthy stinking cheat.
/QUOTE]

http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/106/1060788251.jpg

That pic is directly from the KLOV website, and unless I'm blind that is a joystick.

However, their description of the game says it is 3 buttons [Run 1-Action-Run 2]

JustAnotherRat
27th March 2015, 09:17 PM
Could clothing be considered a tool? my jumper keeps me warm, but does that make it a tool?

If you wrap your jumper around your fist and use it in the same method that you would use a coin holder etc. then yes. I have seen that done in an arcade before.

OOO
27th March 2015, 09:54 PM
OK you Hyper Olympic fans ... here is a top article on the game ... all the way from March 1984 ... here are the 1st 2 pages, I'll post page 3 tomorrow ... :)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/TrackVG1_zpsoj7mejih.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/TrackVG1_zpsoj7mejih.png.html)http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/TrackVG2_zps3fbkutg9.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/TrackVG2_zps3fbkutg9.png.html)

Also I can tell you, this was a really big hit in Sydney BITD. MamePatrol mentioned $500 per week and I am not surprised.
2 player head to head, tools, jumpers over knuckles, taped fingers, too much static electricity, piano players, one finger technique, fist through the screen, I saw it all ... it's a good game ... enjoy!

:)

Rat
27th March 2015, 10:13 PM
Was it me? did I denigrate the wagglers? everytime some maps buttons to a joystick God kills a kitten......so ummmmmm whatever I don't care :)

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[QUOTE=RMacauley;901535]
I'm guessing SA operators were too lazy to sort out the correct control panel for this game and from memory according to someone on the original thread if you don't use buttons you're a filthy stinking cheat.
/QUOTE]

http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/106/1060788251.jpg

That pic is directly from the KLOV website, and unless I'm blind that is a joystick.

However, their description of the game says it is 3 buttons [Run 1-Action-Run 2]

I would guess that is NOT an original cab, the shitty art behind the screen, no way, I doubt any were joystick original, why make a classic so easy to defeat?

mark68
27th March 2015, 10:33 PM
Time to give this a go.
Man I wish I'd finish my cab, I'm sure it was easier standing up.
Oh, I knocked up a quick HyperSpin theme for it too. :cool:

Hyper Olympic theme download. (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0By4J1GIeitFHfnpCOFdtaTRrbVgwaTJkYm9 YSVJjd2oyWkllTVF1cXpxRkRIZnNvZmtZYzg&usp=sharing)

http://www.myalbum.com/Photo-P6CFTWWV-D.jpg

outrun86
27th March 2015, 11:02 PM
This might be a good game for the JXD machine as the buttons are close to each other. Looking forward to giving this a go over the weekend after I beat OOO on Gorf lol

mark68
28th March 2015, 01:09 AM
Just can't qualify on the second sprint, about a quarter of a second off.
Going to have to work on that.

RMacauley
28th March 2015, 09:20 AM
Was it me? did I denigrate the wagglers? everytime some maps buttons to a joystick God kills a kitten......so ummmmmm whatever I don't care :)



It wasn't you although you did call us "knob wobblers" at the end of the thread. No kittens will be harmed this time around. :lol


Edit: Played 1 game before work. Cleared the 1st loop then crashed and burned on the 100M. 100% default settings, nothing remapped. I find it awkward with the jump/throw button in the middle but after last time I'm not moving anything. :p

Note my first long jump. Proof that this game is evil. :074:

Jed
28th March 2015, 09:56 AM
I'm going to have to spend the next 2 weeks trying to high jump then I guess.

don't try and set the angle when you actually jump - just tap the jump button once so you jump straight up vertically when close to the bar. then adjust the angle to bring you over the bar. it's once of the easiest events once you get the hang of that.

bworldmv
28th March 2015, 11:11 AM
The 3rd was in Downtown in Hindley st in a generic cabinet with a joystick. Saw the same machine at another arcade later on.

Ahhhh Downtown, memories.
Still have a token :)
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Time to give this a go.
Man I wish I'd finish my cab, I'm sure it was easier standing up.
Oh, I knocked up a quick HyperSpin theme for it too. :cool:
http://www.myalbum.com/Photo-P6CFTWWV-D.jpg

Nice work, any chance of uploading to a dropbox account so we can pilfer it?

Jed
28th March 2015, 12:42 PM
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Quick bash. Burned my extra life on the 3rd round long jump then game over on the hurdles by 0.02 :(

come on wingtipvortex :D

http://s8.postimg.org/vifw187h1/20150328_133215.jpg

mark68
28th March 2015, 12:51 PM
Nice work, any chance of uploading to a dropbox account so we can pilfer it?

For those who want a copy, here is a link to Google Drive download. hyprolym theme (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0By4J1GIeitFHfnpCOFdtaTRrbVgwaTJkYm9 YSVJjd2oyWkllTVF1cXpxRkRIZnNvZmtZYzg&usp=sharing) :)
First time I've used it, so I hope it works. :unsure

Brad
28th March 2015, 01:01 PM
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Barra
28th March 2015, 02:02 PM
Bombed out on 3rd round LJ. Had dip switches wrong so I didn't get a freebie!!!! (used the newest version of MAME and forgot to set the dips)
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John73
28th March 2015, 03:34 PM
Bombed out on 3rd round LJ. Had dip switches wrong so I didn't get a freebie!!!! (used the newest version of MAME and forgot to set the dips)
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Was that using the mouse button? How do you configure it to use mouse?

Barra
28th March 2015, 03:40 PM
Was that using the mouse button? How do you configure it to use mouse?

Yep. Right click for run, left click for jump etc.

You have to enable mouse input. (depending on which version) this can be done through the GUI "default game options" and check enable mouse input
Or if using a command line, use the "-mouse" option (I think??)
Or you can edit the mame.ini file and change "mouse 0" to "mouse 1"

Then just map the keys to the buttons, the same as you normally would

:)

bworldmv
28th March 2015, 03:48 PM
For those who want a copy, here is a link to Google Drive download. hyprolym theme (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0By4J1GIeitFHfnpCOFdtaTRrbVgwaTJkYm9 YSVJjd2oyWkllTVF1cXpxRkRIZnNvZmtZYzg&usp=sharing) :)
First time I've used it, so I hope it works. :unsure

Nice work mark68.
I've used your artwork2 to edit the original Track & Field theme done by Badboybill. (Hope you don't mind) :)

Available HERE (https://app.box.com/s/leanfa6o4vqhtqeyvdf3w6u4hqyi9xht) if anyone would like it.

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wingtipvortex
28th March 2015, 04:20 PM
Round 3, bummed out on the ****ing javelin of all places!

http://i58.tinypic.com/wbflgp.jpg

mark68
28th March 2015, 04:30 PM
I've used your artwork2 to edit the original Track & Field theme done by Badboybill. (Hope you don't mind) :)


No problem, glad you could use it.
I just photo-shopped it from a high res marquee scan I found on the web.
So technically it's not my art work. ;)

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Finally got through the second sprint, only to get stopped dead at the long jump.
My best so far is 7.93m and I need 8.5m.
This may take some time.

OOO
28th March 2015, 05:56 PM
As per yesterday's article, here is Page 3, all the way from March 1984 ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/TrackVG3_zpsdrlx2i19.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/TrackVG3_zpsdrlx2i19.png.html)

:)

Jed
28th March 2015, 05:58 PM
Round 3, bummed out on the ****ing javelin of all places!

http://i58.tinypic.com/wbflgp.jpg
Yes mate but a 90m throw is always a challenge I reckon ! Harder than a 9m long jump.

John73
28th March 2015, 08:53 PM
Yep. Right click for run, left click for jump etc.

You have to enable mouse input. (depending on which version) this can be done through the GUI "default game options" and check enable mouse input
Or if using a command line, use the "-mouse" option (I think??)
Or you can edit the mame.ini file and change "mouse 0" to "mouse 1"

Then just map the keys to the buttons, the same as you normally would

:)

Yeah it is -mouse if using the command line prompt.

Got it working, but no improvement for me anyway. Probably a good thing, don't want to kill the mouse buttons on the laptop, nor have to go out and buy a new USB mouse.

I've been saying for I don't know how many years that I'm going to make a CP that I can just hook up to the computer/laptop - maybe by the time MGL XCIX (<--- look it up people) comes around I'll have it done :)

Barra
28th March 2015, 09:02 PM
Yeah it is -mouse if using the command line prompt.
Got it working, but no improvement for me anyway. Probably a good thing, don't want to kill the mouse buttons on the laptop, nor have to go out and buy a new USB mouse.


Yeah I can't imagine a laptop mouse button being any good. I've got one plugged in as my laptop one doesnt work :D

OOO
28th March 2015, 09:03 PM
... I'm going to make a CP that I can just hook up to the computer/laptop - maybe by the time MGL XCIX (<--- look it up people) comes around I'll have it done :)

MGL XCIX = MGL 99 ... I think we will all be skeletons by then ... :laugh:
Let me check that ... 10 years for 24 x MGLs, carry the one, and divide by hmmm ... about another 30 years at least ... well I hope you make that wait worthwhile ... :jump:

John73
28th March 2015, 09:05 PM
Yeah I can't imagine a laptop mouse button being any good. I've got one plugged in as my laptop one doesnt work :D

Tried both laptop button and normal USB mouse button, I suck equally bad at both, actually getting about the same results as using the keyboard. Would really like to try this on a real machine, I suspect I'm just not that fast at pressing the buttons any more. You'd suspect that pressing a button (firing the microswitch) is always going to be quicker than firing the microswitches by using a joystick though :unsure Had zero trouble marathoning this game using the joystick though last time this came up.

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MGL XCIX = MGL 99 ... I think we will all be skeletons by then ... :laugh:
Let me check that ... 10 years for 24 x MGLs, carry the one, and divide by hmmm ... about another 30 years at least ... well I hope you make that wait worthwhile ... :jump:

Well I'd say at least 20 years - MGL's in the early days were about twice a year. Thank god we have more MGL gaming goodness per year now :)

Barra
28th March 2015, 09:08 PM
Tried both laptop button and normal USB mouse button, I suck equally bad at both, actually getting about the same results as using the keyboard. Would really like to try this on a real machine, I suspect I'm just not that fast at pressing the buttons any more. You'd suspect that pressing a button (firing the microswitch) is always going to be quicker than firing the microswitches by using a joystick though :unsure Had zero trouble marathoning this game using the joystick though last time this came up.


Ah.

When using a joystick were you wiggling it back and forth? It may be a case of 2 directions being better versus just the one when you tap a button.

On another note I used the mouse scroller (up/down) and was able to reach 1m in 45mins without losing a life. Obviously I won't submit doing this, but fun to share :)

John73
28th March 2015, 09:11 PM
On another note I used the mouse scroller (up/down) and was able to reach 1m in 45mins without losing a life. Obviously I won't submit doing this, but fun to share :)

I wonder if this sort of thing is why there are hardly any scores for this, well Track & Field (clone) to be accurate, for the MAME variation on TG. Far too easy in MAME to fudge scores when you aren't videoing your hands and how you are actually making the dude run, jump and throw :unsure I still crack up at the Konami guys who somehow thought it was realistic for a white guy to beat a black guy in the 100m sprint :lol

Barra
28th March 2015, 09:17 PM
I wonder if this sort of thing is why there are hardly any scores for this, well Track & Field (clone) to be accurate, for the MAME variation on TG. Far too easy in MAME to fudge scores when you aren't videoing your hands and how you are actually making the dude run, jump and throw :unsure I still crack up at the Konami guys who somehow thought it was realistic for a white guy to beat a black guy in the 100m sprint :lol

MAME records for this game basically have no credibility. Its easy to tell if autofire was used, but other than that you never know what went on. I'd say mouse scroller is fair game for the 4m marathon record as its not using any kind of tool. But its pretty stupid. One of those cases where its real cab or nothing. Bit late to start asking for video evidence now!

Jed
28th March 2015, 09:35 PM
Ah.

When using a joystick were you wiggling it back and forth? It may be a case of 2 directions being better versus just the one when you tap a button.

On another note I used the mouse scroller (up/down) and was able to reach 1m in 45mins without losing a life. Obviously I won't submit doing this, but fun to share :)
That's how you play it with a joystick, left/right. But it breaks the game cause it becomes way too easy, most here could easily marathon it.

My best in Arcades BITD was 400k ish just hammering away. Don't think I'm quite as fast 30 years later tho :)

Barra
28th March 2015, 09:38 PM
That's how you play it with a joystick, left/right. But it breaks the game cause it becomes way too easy, most here could easily marathon it.

My best in Arcades BITD was 400k ish just hammering away. Don't think I'm quite as fast 30 years later tho :)

Hehe.

Thought that might be the case. Same as what I was doing before.
Much respect to those who can marathon it with buttons.

mark68
28th March 2015, 09:43 PM
I never really considered anything but buttons for this, or Hyper Sports.
The only machines I saw I Perth BITD all had two sets of three buttons, two whites and a red if I remember correctly.
I'm using the bottom three buttons(MCA) on my six button CP that I made years ago.

Jed
28th March 2015, 10:24 PM
how boring is the high jump though. esp when qualifying gets to 2.40.

swap out high jump and bring in skeet shooting from hyper sports. much more fun :)

Barra
28th March 2015, 10:28 PM
how boring is the high jump though. esp when qualifying gets to 2.40.

swap out high jump and bring in skeet shooting from hyper sports. much more fun :)

Agreed.
I've been getting to the qualifying mark then fouling as soon as possible :D

wingtipvortex
28th March 2015, 10:44 PM
how boring is the high jump though. esp when qualifying gets to 2.40.

swap out high jump and bring in skeet shooting from hyper sports. much more fun :)
Boring as batshit!

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Agreed.
I've been getting to the qualifying mark then fouling as soon as possible :D
Maybe foul the first 2 tries, at least then there is some sort of pressure.

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Has anyone found the secrets yet?

Barra
28th March 2015, 10:51 PM
:unsure

JustAnotherRat
28th March 2015, 10:58 PM
Boring as batshit!

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Maybe foul the first 2 tries, at least then there is some sort of pressure.

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Has anyone found the secrets yet?

Secrets? Like a bird falling from the sky and is there a mole or something? or am I off the mark?

mark68
28th March 2015, 11:18 PM
Has anyone found the secrets yet?

I got the bonus for getting the javelin off the screen.
I also got a bonus for a dead heat in either the sprint or the hurdles. :unsure

Fire_Power
29th March 2015, 08:11 AM
I still crack up at the Konami guys who somehow thought it was realistic for a white guy to beat a black guy in the 100m sprint :lol

The white guy had better access to drugs :lol

John73
29th March 2015, 09:10 AM
I got the bonus for getting the javelin off the screen.
I also got a bonus for a dead heat in either the sprint or the hurdles. :unsure

Apparently (since we are giving away hints) there is a bonus for 3 long jumps of exactly the same distance - bugger trying to manage that for 1000 points.

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how boring is the high jump though. esp when qualifying gets to 2.40.

swap out high jump and bring in skeet shooting from hyper sports. much more fun :)

I think we both found out last time that for point scoring rate, you are best off just sacrificing a life and using the high jump as a quick break/toilet break time when you have several lives in reserve.

Jed
29th March 2015, 01:25 PM
367,110 - Me mojo is coming back but the long jump and javelin are still burning up my spare lives. Need to get those sorted to marathon this legitimately.

Sore fingertips...

http://s17.postimg.org/8ifazoakf/hyper.jpg

OOO
29th March 2015, 01:42 PM
367,110 - Me mojo is coming back but the long jump and javelin are still burning up my spare lives. Need to get those sorted to marathon this legitimately.

Sore fingertips...

What's more important, the cricket or the Olympics?
Looks like for Jammasized it's Hyper Olympic, and rightly so ... :rolleyes
Nice score ... :023:

Rat
29th March 2015, 01:46 PM
I have no rhythm for fast pressing, so I just go as fast as I can with one button, which is about 10:20 for 100m V's ACE 8:40 I think he has on my cab? I will check later, so far I'm failing at the second long jump as I'm only getting the speed bar up to about 1200 which means I need a perfect on the line jump at the optimum angle to qualify.I'm going to be no competition on this one, I go OK when I use my jumper over my hand, but just pressing the button I'm fairly rubbish. I can fire fast enough for most of the shooters that I enjoy, but my fire speed is a bit of a hindrance to my Defender playing, those who can fire faster than me can take advantage of the slowdown that creates and have a better hit ratio.Anyway well done to those who excel at this, I'm jealous :)

Batfink
29th March 2015, 05:21 PM
Finally worked out high jump !!

control panel is getting a workout, kids and wife getting in on the action too


76310

Jed
29th March 2015, 06:20 PM
What's more important, the cricket or the Olympics?
Looks like for Jammasized it's Hyper Olympic, and rightly so ... :rolleyes
Nice score ... :023:

hehe....No mate i have been watching the big game from the start. got some gaming time in this morning before the WC Final started ;) though, is looking like a no contest now. Kiwis folded like an ironing board under our rock star bowling attack.
Rat wingtipvortex an 8.40 for the 100m is fantastic :) kudos!

JustAnotherRat
29th March 2015, 09:02 PM
I have a blister on my finger from this game (and I haven't played much). I am still trying to work out my best method for getting speed, I have been trialing different things but I am just not fast enough yet.

As I kid I used to do the hammer throw and high jump with ease but am off on the timing so far so it is creating a bit of a problem for me. This is a game that I have always loved (and most of the rips offs of it over the years) but I always used the "cheaters" method of using some form of tool to get more speed. I really hope I can find a way to get some speed and get my timing back, I used to play this one for ages on a single credit as a youngster but at the moment it is like learning a whole new game.

OOO
29th March 2015, 09:29 PM
Score update on a really interesting and skillful game ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympic1_zpsobcwdvu7.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympic1_zpsobcwdvu7.png.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/18000502_zpsvwag2v3s.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/18000502_zpsvwag2v3s.jpg.html)

14 days to go ...

:)

RMacauley
29th March 2015, 09:59 PM
Made it past the second 100M only to come up short on the long jump. I'm already thinking bring on game 7 even though Hyper Olympic isn't a bad game. I just suck at it without a joystick. And thankfully that aint gonna happen. :lol

Brad
30th March 2015, 01:26 PM
I'm personally not a fan. To me this game is all about multi-play not single. Also I suck at the hammer throw =/

Brad

bworldmv
30th March 2015, 02:21 PM
BANG!!! PB for me....
My fingers and forearms are killing me :(
Are cortisone injections allowed? :lol

76320

Barra
30th March 2015, 07:55 PM
Frustrating game.
Easily jumping 9m and throwing 90m in LJ and javelin in the 1st and 2nd rounds. Come the 3rd round, nope can't do either.
:mad:

Barra
30th March 2015, 08:38 PM
Better. Still need some more consistency on the long jump. Only 9m+ jump was in the first round (a PB jump too)
Arm is wrecked for tonight.
290770
76329

Bests so far:
100m........9.44s
LJ.............9.57m
Javelin......~96m
Hurdles.....10.97s
Hammer....~97m
HJ.............2.45m

Jed
30th March 2015, 08:45 PM
Frustrating game.
Easily jumping 9m and throwing 90m in LJ and javelin in the 1st and 2nd rounds. Come the 3rd round, nope can't do either.
:mad:
haha... I find exactly the same thing. jumped a 9.53 in round 1 and threw a 94m javelin. But it seems so much harder to do when you have to, when the qualifying hits maximum from round 3. possibly the pressure to qualify has something to do with it?

I gotta get back to gorf. It seems so relaxing after playing Hyper Olympics.





Bests so far:
100m........9.44s
LJ.............9.57m
Javelin......~96m
Hurdles.....10.97s
Hammer....~97m
HJ.............2.45m

great stats ! You've pipped me everywhere except 100m - I got a 9.32. Nowhere near wingtip's 8.40 though. That must have been drug assisted :lol

Barra
30th March 2015, 11:25 PM
great stats ! You've pipped me everywhere except 100m - I got a 9.32. Nowhere near wingtip's 8.40 though. That must have been drug assisted :lol

I'm terribly inconsistent on LJ and Javelin though. Those are outliers for sure
8.40 is crazy good with buttons!! Nice 9.32. My speeds are consistent on 100m and 110m so anything below what I've got already is very unlikely.

Would love to crack a million on this legitimately.

John73
31st March 2015, 06:51 AM
Event Records from MGL 15



Event
Name
Distance/Time


100m Sprint
John73
8.45s


Long Jump
SectionZ
9.70m


Javelin
John73
96.89m


Hurdles
Jammasized
10.19s


Hammer Throw
John73
98.00m


High Jump
kane
2.47m

wingtipvortex
31st March 2015, 08:15 AM
I dont ever remember getting an 8:40. I think Rat was referring to Ace getting that time.

Nicko71
31st March 2015, 10:05 AM
41740

76340

John73
31st March 2015, 11:12 AM
73,260

76341

Can't see me getting any higher than about 75K on this game unless I can sort something out with a proper button, even then, I'm not sure how good I was with a proper arcade button anyway. Just can not manage the speed to get anywhere past about 8m on the long jump.

Barra
31st March 2015, 01:09 PM
Had a monster from nowhere
Long jump was on-song today. Javelin was good too until the later rounds. Overall speed was a touch faster

Lost lives at:
9th - Javelin
10th - LJ
13th - Javelin
14th - LJ & Javelin
15th - Javelin
16th - Javelin

Banking up so many lives at the start meant a few failures here and there didn't make any difference.
Went to 1.1m to see if you got extras after 1m. Sure enough you do

Ended the game at the start of the 17th round.

1,153,470

76342

John73
31st March 2015, 02:33 PM
Hyper Olympic is one of those games where the % scoring system is not real great, once you get the rhythm going the game will only end when you are sick of playing it. I'm sure it was over 6 hours of playing it last time that got Jammasized the win - with the % scoring system if this happens again and we have someone scoring 4,300,000 again - those who can't marathon the game (skill or lack of suitable machine) will probably only score 50,000 - 75,000 which means getting less that 2% for this title, essentially it's not worth even trying.

Rat
31st March 2015, 02:44 PM
Yeah it was Ace who got the 100m record. But I do remember WTV being pretty fast also. I will post some pics of records next week.

Brad
31st March 2015, 03:34 PM
Hyper Olympic is one of those games where the % scoring system is not real great, once you get the rhythm going the game will only end when you are sick of playing it. I'm sure it was over 6 hours of playing it last time that got Jammasized the win - with the % scoring system if this happens again and we have someone scoring 4,300,000 again - those who can't marathon the game (skill or lack of suitable machine) will probably only score 50,000 - 75,000 which means getting less that 2% for this title, essentially it's not worth even trying.

It's only a problem if more than one person marathons it and gets near the same score. If it's only 1 person than everyone suffers equally

Brad

John73
31st March 2015, 05:02 PM
It's only a problem if more than one person marathons it and gets near the same score. If it's only 1 person than everyone suffers equally

Brad

Well yes and no. You are only probably going to get 2 or 3 people tops who might do this - but those that marathon in will get a massive points boost (90-98%) over those who don't have the time or skill to marathon it.

Barra
31st March 2015, 05:11 PM
Then you get a guy like FlyHec in here that destroys all of us! Hehe

There are a few subtle things to know in Hyper Olympics. Ill post some tips in week 2. Most of you probably know them already but just in case :)

Brad
31st March 2015, 05:36 PM
the same can be said for the old style of scoring though John except its worse. Someone gets a massive score and most people who can't get hear it give up. Factor in 3 people getting a massive score and it gets worse. It's all about position in that system with little incentive to participate beyond that point.

Brad

Jed
31st March 2015, 06:28 PM
the same can be said for the old style of scoring though John except its worse. Someone gets a massive score and most people who can't get hear it give up. Factor in 3 people getting a massive score and it gets worse. It's all about position in that system with little incentive to participate beyond that point.

Brad

the old style scoring system couldn't even be used any more anyway, due to the increase in people playing MGL meaning players beyond position 15 get no points = 0 incentive to play regardless of who scored what. That system worked OK when MGL was smaller than it is now. However 1-2 people marathoning a game does expose the % system, as the outcome is exactly the same, ie, people lower down score bugger all. I still think % is better, especially for now given how much the MGL has grown since the olden days :) But it's not about scoring points for most people who play this anyway is it ? Just fun to compete.
Barra - awesome score ! You have piqued my curiosity about using a mouse though ;) I am going to give it a try. Not wanting to start mousegate or anything though :lol

Barra
31st March 2015, 06:41 PM
Barra - awesome score ! You have piqued my curiosity about using a mouse though ;) I am going to give it a try. Not wanting to start mousegate or anything though :lol

Thanks
The reason I used the mouse is comfort, but also because the buttons are thin and require much less force to actuate. I can vibrate my arm/hand and get about 12 clicks a second. My keyboard has very large buttons and the same isnt possible
If you guys aren't happy I can do it with a keyboard. Doesn't worry me either way! Still fun to play the game :)
Mousegate :lol

John73
31st March 2015, 07:33 PM
Thanks
The reason I used the mouse is comfort, but also because the buttons are thin and require much less force to actuate. I can vibrate my arm/hand and get about 12 clicks a second. My keyboard has very large buttons and the same isnt possible
If you guys aren't happy I can do it with a keyboard. Doesn't worry me either way! Still fun to play the game :)
Mousegate :lol

I'm getting similar speeds with mouse & keyboard, so I don't really think mouse gives you any sort of unfair advantage.

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the same can be said for the old style of scoring though John except its worse. Someone gets a massive score and most people who can't get hear it give up. Factor in 3 people getting a massive score and it gets worse. It's all about position in that system with little incentive to participate beyond that point.

Brad

Yeah you're right. There is no easy answer, just making an observation. I guess the same could be said for lots of games, BnJ in my particular case, if it comes up then the majority of scores from other players are next to useless under the % system. Fortunately I suck pretty badly over the course of 8 different games, so me getting a 98 point jump is not really going to catapult me into 1st place overall.

mark68
31st March 2015, 10:24 PM
Finally got the alternating slap rhythm going on my control panel.
But now my forearms are buggered, and so close to that free life.

camaro
1st April 2015, 01:11 PM
Had to get a score up on this one
76377

JustAnotherRat
1st April 2015, 02:17 PM
Playing around with a mouse and I have found a way that I can click 12+ times a second... I kind of feel like it is cheating although it follows the rules that have been outlined.

Brad
1st April 2015, 02:38 PM
I have to say that I agree in principle only as there could be a debate about what button types can be classed as legitimate or is using the mouse akin to using a joystick or movement type "enhancer" such as a coin container, lighter etc.

Either way I'm not entirely fussed as I won't go even close to competing on the scores being posted

Brad

JustAnotherRat
1st April 2015, 03:25 PM
Either way I'm not entirely fussed as I won't go even close to competing on the scores being posted

If you were trying to be competitive, not being able to compete would be the perfect reason to be fussed and slow people down.

Barra
1st April 2015, 03:38 PM
Playing around with a mouse and I have found a way that I can click 12+ times a second... I kind of feel like it is cheating although it follows the rules that have been outlined.

Are you just clicking one of the mouse buttons?

Barra
1st April 2015, 04:31 PM
This is my technique:
Sorry for the terrible quality
I generally use my right arm but switch to left if it gets tired


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7tjwdUg8c8&feature=youtu.be

OOO
1st April 2015, 05:32 PM
This is my technique:
Sorry for the terrible quality
I generally use my right arm but switch to left if it gets tired


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7tjwdUg8c8&feature=youtu.be

Thanks for the video. Just an idea if you want to try it ... how do you find playing on the keyboard in terms of speed compared to the mouse button?
Both are still 'buttons', where the game was designed for the user to press the button down and then release.
Would you mind just trying the keyboard and see if you can achieve the same type of speed and maybe scores as the mouse?

Hey and everyone else out there, while it's April 1st only, see if you can find Pacman on this map ... https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.7969235,150.9224326,10z ... sorry NSW is my home state ... :) ... you can try yours!

Barra
1st April 2015, 05:42 PM
Using the left CTRL button I was able to get a 9.75s 100m and a 9.05m Long jump.
Speeds are probably slightly slower, but it takes a heck of a lot more force to press the button (the buttons are massive):

Edit: To put that in perspective, the hardest qualifying mark for those events is 10:00 seconds and 9.00 metres, respectively.
http://product-images.www8-hp.com/digmedialib/prodimg/lowres/c03463480.png

OOO
1st April 2015, 05:51 PM
Using the left CTRL button I was able to get a 9.75s 100m and a 9.05m Long jump.
Speeds are probably slightly slower, but it takes a heck of a lot more force to press the button (the buttons are massive):

Edit: To put that in perspective, the hardest qualifying mark for those events is 10:00 seconds and 9.00 metres, respectively.


And did you find Pacman?

Barra
1st April 2015, 05:56 PM
And did you find Pacman?

I played it around my area and managed to get to Level 2. The controls are a bit sloppy!!

Batfink
1st April 2015, 07:49 PM
i'm happy to stick to a standard control panel on this, although i swapped in some sensitive gold leaf buttons but made no difference to speed, rarely can i get to low 10's on the 100m and never when i need it to qualify 2nd time around :(

great game and am having fun :)

JustAnotherRat
1st April 2015, 09:58 PM
Are you just clicking one of the mouse buttons?
No, I was using both left and right mouse buttons as run and the scroll wheel as jump/throw. I haven't actually played a game with it I was just stuffing around.

Brad
3rd April 2015, 08:24 AM
61,570

Brad
3rd April 2015, 12:52 PM
I think this is a PB for me and probably my last go for a while. My arms/hands are killing me. I also had to look up how to do the High Jump again as I couldn't remember and kept dying. After that like usual its the hammer throw that does me in every time. I just cannot seem to nail this event.

Add to this that I simply cannot go any faster than 2 blocks below max speed and I'm limited to how far I can go.

209,830

Jed
4th April 2015, 11:32 AM
Brad with the hammer throw, watch the speed graph and not the flashing hammer. If you time it to throw when the last block is about half full, you can throw 90+ metres regularly. Much easier

SpudJones
4th April 2015, 02:02 PM
76463

I had the PCB for this game about 20 years ago and I could totally nail this game. Now I completely suck at it. LOL.

OOO
4th April 2015, 02:17 PM
76463

I had the PCB for this game about 20 years ago and I could totally nail this game. Now I completely suck at it. LOL.

Well there's plenty of time to find that form from 20 years ago and nail it again ... :045: ... :024:

mark68
4th April 2015, 04:53 PM
Basically got no points with the extra life I got. :x

Jed
4th April 2015, 10:54 PM
1,011,140

http://s16.postimg.org/er5bbufit/hyper_1mill.jpg

Walked away from the game with 5 lives in the bank... couldn't be arsed going on, this score was using a mouse.

The mouse isn't an easy thing to use effectively..... the method to get fast speed isn't really pressing the button as such - you sort of vibrate your whole arm/hand and cause the mouse buttons are very low profile (nothing at all like an arcade button, or a keyboard button, or a gamepad button) the vibration transfers as very fast button pressing.

My opinion, for what it's worth, is this is just another 'tool'- and way of getting speed. that's the way I felt playing HYper Olympic like this. Once the method twigs for you, it breaks the game.

So OOO, if you reckon a mouse is OK then I'll submit this one. If not then I'll stick with my CP pounding score earlier...

Don't wanna open a can of worms, but might have anyway :D Nothing at all against you Barra, you're obviously legit and a champ all round at Arcade ! this is just my 2c on this method.

Barra
4th April 2015, 11:16 PM
The mouse isn't an easy thing to use effectively..... the method to get fast speed isn't really pressing the button as such - you sort of vibrate your whole arm/hand and cause the mouse buttons are very low profile (nothing at all like an arcade button, or a keyboard button, or a gamepad button) the vibration transfers as very fast button pressing.

My opinion, for what it's worth, is this is just another 'tool'- and way of getting speed. that's the way I felt playing HYper Olympic like this. Once the method twigs for you, it breaks the game.

I agree somewhat about it breaking the game
However I use the exact same technique as pressing buttons on the keyboard. Only difference is the low profile that you mentioned.

Is this akin to microswitch vs. leaf buttons? Is one of them better than the other for rapid pressing? (I actually don't know)

Nice score BTW.

For what its worth, I don't mind if we restrict the use of a mouse. Would hate to think anyone (especially myself) has any sort of unfair advantage.

mark68
4th April 2015, 11:20 PM
I'd be curious to see a break down of the scores, by method achieved, at the end of this.
Mouse vs Keyboard vs Arcade style control panel.
Just so I can see how I faired against other players using the same controls as me.

Barra
4th April 2015, 11:48 PM
Good idea Mark

I just played a game with keyboard. Stupid me forgot to set the dips beforehand and so I didn't get any extras
Ended on 4th round Javelin. 255k
It would take a fair amount of games but I think 1m is do-able on keyboard for me.
76491

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Here are some tips as I promised earlier:

100m - You get 3 fouls before you lose a life. Try and get a jump!

Long jump - Never foul your first attempt! Your subsequent attempts will be further if your 1st jump is clean (this has been proven). With the same speed+jump angle+foot placement you get + as many centimeters as your previous jump was in meters. So a 9.xx meter jump will add 9cm to the following jump.
- If you hit the board you get a speed increase - very crucial for getting over 9m. A huge increase if you are perfect on the board, but a decent one if you are only half.

Javelin - Never foul your first attempt! Same as Long jump. Your next throw will go further. RUN IN THE AIR! This has been proven to add a significant amount to your throw. (a few metres at the very least)

Hurdles - Same as 100m. Try and get a jump

Hammer - As someone stated earlier, watch the speed bar and release when it is halfway through the last block. Bonus is the same as LJ if you don't foul your first throw.

High Jump - RUN IN THE AIR! Crucial. Although you can get 2.40m with no running, it will help significantly. Start hammering the button BEFORE you even press jump. Your guy will have an extra spring in his step :)

OOO
5th April 2015, 09:05 AM
1,011,140

http://s16.postimg.org/er5bbufit/hyper_1mill.jpg

Walked away from the game with 5 lives in the bank... couldn't be arsed going on, this score was using a mouse.

The mouse isn't an easy thing to use effectively..... the method to get fast speed isn't really pressing the button as such - you sort of vibrate your whole arm/hand and cause the mouse buttons are very low profile (nothing at all like an arcade button, or a keyboard button, or a gamepad button) the vibration transfers as very fast button pressing.

My opinion, for what it's worth, is this is just another 'tool'- and way of getting speed. that's the way I felt playing HYper Olympic like this. Once the method twigs for you, it breaks the game.

This is just my 2c on this method.

Your opinion for what it's worth, is worth a lot.
Reading your post and getting a PM from Barra expressing the same issue, I have to go with your feedback and the mouse is now OUT.
All scores using the mouse will not be posted on the scoreboard ... :)
There's still plenty of time for this game ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympic2_zpsctb1gjvp.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympic2_zpsctb1gjvp.png.html)

8 days to go ...

John73
5th April 2015, 10:04 AM
Here are some tips as I promised earlier:

100m - You get 3 fouls before you lose a life. Try and get a jump!

Long jump - Never foul your first attempt! Your subsequent attempts will be further if your 1st jump is clean (this has been proven). With the same speed+jump angle+foot placement you get + as many centimeters as your previous jump was in meters. So a 9.xx meter jump will add 9cm to the following jump.
- If you hit the board you get a speed increase - very crucial for getting over 9m. A huge increase if you are perfect on the board, but a decent one if you are only half.

Javelin - Never foul your first attempt! Same as Long jump. Your next throw will go further. RUN IN THE AIR! This has been proven to add a significant amount to your throw. (a few metres at the very least)

Hurdles - Same as 100m. Try and get a jump

Hammer - As someone stated earlier, watch the speed bar and release when it is halfway through the last block. Bonus is the same as LJ if you don't foul your first throw.

High Jump - RUN IN THE AIR! Crucial. Although you can get 2.40m with no running, it will help significantly. Start hammering the button BEFORE you even press jump. Your guy will have an extra spring in his step :)

100m was aware of this, but never really bothered

Long Jump - wow, will have to try this out. Landing perfect on the board isn't too hard with a little practice

Javelin - wow again. I did know players who used to "think" running while the javelin in the air was helpful, but I never knew this conclusively.

Hammer - Jammasized I think mentioned this back in MGL18 or whatever it was when we played, couple of practices and you'll nail this every time.

High Jump - Had sort of figured this out. If you are going to marathon this game, just qualify and end the event or have a break while he fouls out. The extra points V time taken for say 2.35 to 2.45 are not worth it.

Where did you dig all these hints up from?

John73
5th April 2015, 12:27 PM
89,790

76505

Jed
5th April 2015, 12:29 PM
One other little hint with the high jump I just discovered last night - foul your first two attempts. Then go through and qualify on the third attempt and an alligator head pops up and gives you 1000 bonus points.

Barra
5th April 2015, 12:53 PM
Yep forgot about that one Jammasized thanks. I usually do not bother with it as it just adds to the time.
I sometimes go for the 1000 points on Javelin
1000 points on the other events is basically impossible. Although I did manage to get it on the 100m once (finished with same time as the computer - absolute fluke)

John73 - there was a thread at TG a longgggg time back, say 2005? Where a lot of the great players (TJT, Fly etc) discussed and tested a lot of this stuff.

OOO - thanks for ruling it out. Puts my mind at ease a bit. Now to get 1m on keyboard! :laugh: (better set the dips first :rolleyes)

RMacauley
5th April 2015, 02:16 PM
This score was more good luck than than the result of any skill or practice. Landed a perfect takeoff on the second Long Jump. I'm done with this one.

wingtipvortex
5th April 2015, 02:31 PM
One other little hint with the high jump I just discovered last night - foul your first two attempts. Then go through and qualify on the third attempt and an alligator head pops up and gives you 1000 bonus points.
One of the secrets. I was going to say earlier that if you use the mouse, you may as well use a joystick, I think?

Barra
5th April 2015, 05:26 PM
One of the secrets. I was going to say earlier that if you use the mouse, you may as well use a joystick, I think?

Mouse is nothing like a joystick. There's no "wiggling" back and forth. Its button mashing, same as keyboard or arcade CP buttons, just with a lower profile

Barra
5th April 2015, 07:24 PM
Robbed myself of a million. Failed on the highjump (of all places) in the penultimate round, jumped too close to the bar twice in a row. Am about 10 beers deep so understandable I guess :lol

Javelin was nasty all game. Managed to pass a couple of 90m throws early on, putting me ahead, but then failed about 9 in a row. 90m is a killer!

Replay done in WolfMAME 0.160. Total game time close to 2 hours
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=05136612155914350453

941670
76525

(yes this was done with keyboard)

Jed
5th April 2015, 11:03 PM
awesome score ! Javelin I reckon is the hardest event to get down pat.

Brad
6th April 2015, 09:34 AM
Okay now that I know the secret to the hammer throw (thanks Barra!) this game isn't a game of skill at all but of endurance instead. I have to say I think it's a weak game for a competition. My arms/hands are killing me. It was that bad that my game ended on the hurdles of all events. My fingers starting cramping up and I miss-timed it and bam all over.

Is there any point to trying other attempts in javelin, long jump, hammer thow or High Jump once you qualify? Do you get more points or is it just a waste? If it' a waste I reckon the strategy would be to qualify and then give your hands a rest?

443,400


Cheers,
Brad

John73
6th April 2015, 11:38 AM
Is there any point to trying other attempts in javelin, long jump, hammer thow or High Jump once you qualify? Do you get more points or is it just a waste? If it' a waste I reckon the strategy would be to qualify and then give your hands a rest?

443,400


Cheers,
Brad

If you are going to marathon this game, you are correct, just qualify and be done with it. Save your fingers and strength. This especially goes for High Jump, not that it's as taxing on you but it does give you a good couple of minutes rest if you do it correctly. You do get points for better times and distances, i.e. a long jump of 9.50m will get you more points than one of 9.10m, but it's not going to help you play this game any longer in terms of overall time.

Brad
6th April 2015, 11:58 AM
So does that mean that your score for each event is only based on your highest result?

Cheers,
Brad

Barra
6th April 2015, 12:33 PM
So does that mean that your score for each event is only based on your highest result?

Cheers,
Brad

Correct
Not sure about the other events but for high jump you get 500 points per cm increase.
But AFAIK all events only give you points based off your highest throw/jump

bworldmv
8th April 2015, 03:47 PM
Bloody javelin kills me every time.

76643

OOO
10th April 2015, 09:35 PM
Hyper Olympic ... :026:

Submissions close this Sunday, 2 days to go ...

Pelly
11th April 2015, 09:14 AM
Just not my game. I'd rather be playing frogger and raiden.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uul30nbwvm1c2yi/IMAG0624.jpg?dl=0

kane
11th April 2015, 09:48 AM
Furthest I got on the long jump was 8m, still no where near the 8.5m needed for the second round.

76711

Brad
11th April 2015, 02:13 PM
I know I said I wasn't going to play this again but I had to give the strategy of qualifying and then resting a go. 2 false starts on that and I got this score. I'm now officially done. Hand (right hand) is stuffed. As Barra said I think javelin is the hardest to continually qualify for but once my fingers and hand start cramping I always misstime the hurdles too. I still can't seem to get a speed any faster than 2 full blocks below the fastest.

755,170

Brad

OOO
11th April 2015, 06:09 PM
Well in the Hyper Olympic for 2015, in the 17 day super marathon event, I can see looking through the binoculars ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/dq_zpsb9yrh00j.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/dq_zpsb9yrh00j.gif.html) ... that Barra heads the field with Brad not far behind.
Then I can see Jammasized further back and then the rest of the pack all moving toward the finish line.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympic3_zpsph8uewgr.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympic3_zpsph8uewgr.png.html)

Exactly 24 hours to go in this marathon of events. Guaranteed sore arms and fingers for athletes in this one, if not sore legs ... :lol

camaro
11th April 2015, 08:08 PM
lol

I posted an attempt at this game but you might have missed it so here it is again.
Not great but can't do any better thanks
76730

outrun86
11th April 2015, 08:29 PM
45200 cannot do the high jump....and can't spend any longer doing the other events over and over
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/10169de9b6e9d916e232e62ff3d4e954.jpg

Barra
11th April 2015, 09:12 PM
Great score Brad!

OOO
11th April 2015, 10:14 PM
I posted an attempt at this game but you might have missed it so here it is again.
Not great but can't do any better thanks
76730

You are right! Post 109 from a week ago ... no better huh? OK then ... :)

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Also I wonder, is 941,670 going to be the top score on this game? Why? Vital points ... absolutely vital ...

21 hours to go ...

camaro
11th April 2015, 10:18 PM
Nope no better sorry it will have to do

Rat
12th April 2015, 01:49 AM
Hmmmm....must post a score on this when I get home from work in the morning.

Jed
12th April 2015, 01:08 PM
1,638,220

http://s16.postimg.org/ylbijq66t/20150412_123535.jpg

Been nudging Barra's score since the weekend started and finally had a breakthrough, and then went on with it :D isorted long jump and javelin now from practice. Carried 4 lives after breaking a million but started to really tire, and after 1.5mill I started to really get weak in the arms even though I just qualified each time then fouled off the other attempts for events. Crashed and burned in a screaming heap on the javelin, lost my rythm totally from fatigue. I need a massage and a good lie down !

Speed isn't really the b all and end all. you don't even need to get your speed into the last couple of blocks to jump 9m and throw 90m. more important is finesse, ie the angle for long jump and javelin - once you can hit your marks there consistantly, (I go 45 for long jump, 40-42 for javelin) which isn't easy to do round after round, marathon becomes much more doable. I don't have any issues with the hurdles. Someone said earlier this game doesn't require skill, well, I submit this score, that must have taken no skill whatsoever ;) to be honest, I'd rather play this than a button mashing shooter any day, it's way more fun, for me.

Still a good 6 hours to go, i'm well and truly done though. Come on Barra :cool:

Sade_Rock
12th April 2015, 01:16 PM
Mighty effort that...

C4mony
12th April 2015, 02:22 PM
47,330
76747

JustAnotherRat
12th April 2015, 02:23 PM
173,800
76748

DKong
12th April 2015, 02:47 PM
Only one game of this for me just to post a score. Beat Rats top score on my cab :lol Will get some time for Raiden though!

Barra
12th April 2015, 03:17 PM
1,638,220
Still a good 6 hours to go, i'm well and truly done though. Come on Barra :cool:

Too good for me mate. Great score

Batfink
12th April 2015, 05:08 PM
couldn't beat my last score, never managed to qualify for 100m at 10:50, closest i managed to get was 10:71

glad it came up so i could learn the hammer and high jump after sinking so many damn coins into it bitd.

Rat
12th April 2015, 05:12 PM
Only one game of this for me just to post a score. Beat Rats top score on my cab :lol Will get some time for Raiden though!


Bugger, I don't really feel like playing but I will have to have a quick go and try to beat 72k :)

Rat
12th April 2015, 07:06 PM
Shiiiiiit.....wait for me.....Mrs made me have tea now I'm running late (nice pun) just going to turn the cab on now :)

I have finished my game, bloody clunky imgur android upload is holding me back :(

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Not bad for me, half pissed after N/S....struggled with every event :) the higher score by me is using my jumper, I will post some of Ace's legit scores tomorrow if someone reminds me :)

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

OOO
12th April 2015, 11:03 PM
It's past 7pm on Sunday 12-April-2015.
Score submissions for Game 6 Hyper Olympic are now closed.

The final scoreboard standings are below ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympic4Final_zpsdgzqvgl6.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympic4Final_zpsdgzqvgl6.png.html)

No joystick, no jumper, no mouse, no coin holders, no film canisters ? just how it was meant to be played ? :026:
JustAnotherRat, wingtipvortex, bworldmv and mark68 hit the over 100K zone.
Brad scores a mighty 755K for 3rd place and Barra an even better 941K for 2nd place.
However someone jumps, sprints, hurdles and throws as a master athlete for an incredible 1.6 million score ?

Congratulations to Jammasized for winning Game 6.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/HyperOlympicMGL24Winner_zpsrx4ijn8u.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/HyperOlympicMGL24Winner_zpsrx4ijn8u.png.html)

Frogger and Raiden are currently in play, Games 7 and 8 ?

:)