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OOO
2nd April 2015, 05:33 PM
Come here little froggie …

MGL 24 – Game 7 ~ Frogger

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/MGL24FroggerSettings_zpsijgo5gof.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/MGL24FroggerSettings_zpsijgo5gof.png.html)

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

Current AA Champ of Frogger: knight76 97,500

ROM: frogger.zip

Game Story:
Try and get your frog from one side of the road, over the river and into your home. To complete a level you must dodge cars, jump on logs and alligator backs while avoiding snakes, alligators, and otters. Bonuses are awarded for getting bugs that momentarily appear, escorting lady frogs home and getting five frogs safely home.

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 19 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.
No cheats are allowed. Please note the starting default is actually 3 frogs, but for some reason in MGL 18 it was decided to play 5 frogs. So 5 frogs it is!

GAME 7 … Crazy dash in busy traffic …

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Easter_1_zpsxcihfwsv.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Easter_1_zpsxcihfwsv.png.html)

Final Results ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Frogger4Final_zpscqz62for.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Frogger4Final_zpscqz62for.png.html)

Congratulations to John73 for winning Game 7.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/FroggerMGL24Winner_zpsge7i4brj.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/FroggerMGL24Winner_zpsge7i4brj.png.html)

:)

mark68
2nd April 2015, 07:05 PM
http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/ <_<

John73
2nd April 2015, 07:33 PM
Now this is a classic, and a game I actually like despite all it's shortcomings.

Not sure of PB, but knight's score is going DOWN!

OOO
2nd April 2015, 07:38 PM
not sure of pb, but knight's score is going down! Yay!


http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/ <_<

:lol

John73
2nd April 2015, 07:42 PM
17,730

76407

Suffered the dreaded "slow down" on the 5th board. First game since the IGBY tournament I think.

Rat
2nd April 2015, 07:49 PM
Yeah this is a classic. .....but after a few games ruined by the buggy movement and collision detection I'm usually ready to play something else. It's a real shame, I wonder if anyone has worked on a bugfix rom?

Barra
2nd April 2015, 08:49 PM
Good game once you get used to the controls. Think my best is around 50k on 3 man settings.
Had a quick game earlier. Not sure why my screenshot is so small
32470
76408

John73
2nd April 2015, 08:57 PM
Good game once you get used to the controls. Think my best is around 50k on 3 man settings.
Had a quick game earlier. Not sure why my screenshot is so small
32470
76408

I think I was a similar score to you on 3 man.

Screenshot is correct size, though some guys on here will post normal looking "fat" screenshots. If you look at the screen ratio (224x768) this is what the screen shot should look like - which was the original screen aspect ratio for the original game. Not sure how this worked exactly BITD, the resolution is correct, perhaps the monitor image was stretched.... Could have something to do with the dodgy stuff that happens in the game where you jump and miss something or die when you jump when just going off the screen. I'm sure some poindexter on KLOV could explain the aspect ratio thing.

Barra
2nd April 2015, 09:06 PM
I think I was a similar score to you on 3 man.

Screenshot is correct size, though some guys on here will post normal looking "fat" screenshots. If you look at the screen ratio (224x768) this is what the screen shot should look like - which was the original screen aspect ratio for the original game. Not sure how this worked exactly BITD, the resolution is correct, perhaps the monitor image was stretched.... Could have something to do with the dodgy stuff that happens in the game where you jump and miss something or die when you jump when just going off the screen. I'm sure some poindexter on KLOV could explain the aspect ratio thing.

Ahh right thanks. I've had problems with my MAME window being flipped etc so thought it must just be that

Looking back at the IGBY scoreboard:
Foot - 74,440
Barra - 56,110
John - 55,000
RMac - 36,230
Kane - 32,460

Those were on 3+1! Could Knight's score be in jeopardy? :unsure

John73
2nd April 2015, 09:22 PM
Could Knight's score be in jeopardy? :unsure

Probably is, but not from me tonight.

Little tip: Don't try to cross a busy road and then a river with otters and snakes after drinking :lol

- - - Updated - - -

28,570

76411

Will do better tomorrow I hope.

1. Playing outside, can't hear the game for the rain on the roof
2. Too many brain farts
3. Too many vodka's

Batfink
2nd April 2015, 09:30 PM
Please note the starting default is actually 3 frogs, but for some reason in MGL 18 it was decided to play 5 frogs. So 5 frogs it is!

eeew 5 frogs ... does it have to be 5 because it was last time ??

John73
2nd April 2015, 10:16 PM
Please note the starting default is actually 3 frogs, but for some reason in MGL 18 it was decided to play 5 frogs. So 5 frogs it is!



Thoughts behind this when I was running MGL back then was probably:

1. This game is tough as hell, give 5 frogs + 1 maximum bonus frog
2. TG uses 5 frogs as their default setting for high scores

Brad
3rd April 2015, 10:45 AM
17,640

Brad
3rd April 2015, 03:19 PM
27,440

John73
3rd April 2015, 04:05 PM
73,590

76433

OOO
3rd April 2015, 05:19 PM
73,590

Very nice ... and according to your very attainable goal ... only 97,510 - 73,590 = 23,920 to go (a new high score by minimum 10 points)
Let me think now ... not even 1 day in and 16 days to go ... so what happens next? Who gets there first?

Exciting ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/16003301_zps2issdfbq.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/16003301_zps2issdfbq.jpg.html)

:)

Barra
3rd April 2015, 05:26 PM
Wow huge score already John well done mate

RMacauley
3rd April 2015, 06:48 PM
Close but not close enough. Jumped on a fast moving Croc but got eaten by an Otter. 4 frogs short of looping back to the easy levels again.

OOO
3rd April 2015, 07:00 PM
Close but not close enough. Jumped on a fast moving Croc but got eaten by an Otter. 4 frogs short of looping back to the easy levels again.

Then quickly try again ... and maybe you will loop back and set an even higher score?

Where's Jason? ... knight76 ... ribbit ... :)

OOO
3rd April 2015, 07:44 PM
We all have a sense of humour right? ... :rolleyes

So time for a bit of fun on this classic game in a classic show ... roll the film ... :popcorn:


http://youtu.be/Dj3kXXIw02s

:)

John73
3rd April 2015, 08:41 PM
Very frustrating game, you need to be so patient, almost slow to pass the 3rd, 4th and 5th screens of each loop. Just had two games of 30k-35k in a row. I seem to get into a rhythm and if I lose a frog it's normally followed up by losing one or two more immediately after.

Not sure how long Michael Smith's 970,440 game took, I think my score from earlier today was around 30 minutes, so I'm guessing you'll have to play for around 6 hours to beat his score.

- - - Updated - - -

Just found a YouTube of Donald Hayes 870k MAME WR - that took 4h 30m.

Fire_Power
4th April 2015, 06:34 AM
9,820

76444

mark68
4th April 2015, 04:54 PM
The collision detection on this game is not very forgiving. :cry

SpudJones
4th April 2015, 06:03 PM
76472

Nicko71
5th April 2015, 09:05 AM
25080

76497

Got this score with 3 froggies. Will change up to 5 after reading OP.
Read OP Nick, read OP.

OOO
5th April 2015, 08:11 PM
Who's the best frog in town? ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/16003302_zpsaptdnmtb.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/16003302_zpsaptdnmtb.jpg.html) http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Frogger1_zpsvawglohp.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Frogger1_zpsvawglohp.png.html)

14 days to go ...

:)

John73
5th April 2015, 10:03 PM
Once you work out the nuances a.k.a. the crappy sprite collision and stupid dying when jumping off something that you are clearly already travelling on, the game is a whole lot more enjoyable.

It does take a hell of a lot of patience also, the scoring is very slow in this game and the issues listed above mean you just can not push the issue if you want a big score on this game.

Can't remember if it was last time this was played, or maybe it was during the IGBY tournament, someone did explain about the game speeds - i.e. why it slows down / speeds up at certain times. It is possible during the 5th stage (the game works in stages of 5 boards if you weren't aware) to get a speed setting that means it is impossible to complete the screen. I'll work on rolling the game at 100k, and then maybe I'll look more into the subtle things that make this game marathonable. Considering how close Michael Smith came to getting 1,000,000, I'm surprised no one has gone after that mark.

Barra
5th April 2015, 10:18 PM
Ben F. did explain it to me during IGBY but can't for the life of me remember the details. I know its a specific screen that has to be going fast (or slow???) otherwise its a KS. Might be the 5th screen on the 3rd round of screens. Something alone those lines.
100k is a great milestone in this game. Hope a few people can get there!

Foot
6th April 2015, 12:38 AM
Think I've been playing too much crossy road....

Brad
6th April 2015, 12:37 PM
64860

Got over 30k of this score on my last man :blink:

John73
6th April 2015, 02:35 PM
I don't want to say I got an impossible board knowing how high the WR is on this game, but I think I got was pretty close to it. Board 9, 3 fast cars in the 4th lane and then close together trucks in the 5th lane. Anyway, the trucks decided to go faster than normal - think I got 24k on first frog, then lost 5 frogs in a row on this 9th board. Bloody hell :realmad:

Fire_Power
6th April 2015, 02:40 PM
Hey I'd be pretty happy getting either 24k or to board 9 :redface

bworldmv
8th April 2015, 04:15 PM
Honestly, whats with being on a log and then your hand just pushes up and you land in the water???
I do more stupid deaths on this game than any other.
76644

John73
9th April 2015, 06:12 PM
94,970

So close, yet so far :cry

76663

The game played unbelievably nice until board 24 when I copped a really awful speed change, managed my way through that only losing 1 frog - it then slowed and I thought "oh good" only for board 25 to suffer a horrible speed change, by the time I sort of worked out what I was doing I lost my final 2 frogs. Was over 70k and still on my third frog, I could smell the 100k :(

OOO
9th April 2015, 07:11 PM
94,970

So close, yet so far :cry

76663

The game played unbelievably nice until board 24 when I copped a really awful speed change, managed my way through that only losing 1 frog - it then slowed and I thought "oh good" only for board 25 to suffer a horrible speed change, by the time I sort of worked out what I was doing I lost my final 2 frogs. Was over 70k and still on my third frog, I could smell the 100k :(

That's an excellent score ... well done ... :023:

camaro
9th April 2015, 08:50 PM
76684

SpudJones
11th April 2015, 05:34 PM
13250

76728

I've never rage quit over Frogger before, but there's a first time for everything.

outrun86
11th April 2015, 08:31 PM
11670
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/0774596ef54c730763b58da8e0b419ec.jpg
Amazing score John

Barra
11th April 2015, 09:21 PM
Wheres that 100k game John73 ??
:D

John73
11th April 2015, 09:43 PM
Wheres that 100k game John73 ??
:D

Hold your horses, it's coming :P

Had a game going today, but got a work phone call and had to pause - decided to play it out just to see if I could get 100k - I was 50k while still on my 2nd frog I think, but it all went to sh1t.

A bad game is now going for around 30-40k now, a decent game is 60-70k. Just a matter of not copping too many bad speed changes or working out how to deal with the speed changes. I find I have the most problems when I cop a bad speed change on the 4th or 5th boards of each 5 stage phase of the game.

Anywho, where are your big scores? I've watched you playing Frogger and you are heads and shoulders a better player in terms of speed playing this game. Pull ya finger out :P

Barra
11th April 2015, 09:59 PM
Hold your horses, it's coming :P

Had a game going today, but got a work phone call and had to pause - decided to play it out just to see if I could get 100k - I was 50k while still on my 2nd frog I think, but it all went to sh1t.

A bad game is now going for around 30-40k now, a decent game is 60-70k. Just a matter of not copping too many bad speed changes or working out how to deal with the speed changes. I find I have the most problems when I cop a bad speed change on the 4th or 5th boards of each 5 stage phase of the game.

Anywho, where are your big scores? I've watched you playing Frogger and you are heads and shoulders a better player in terms of speed playing this game. Pull ya finger out :P

Can't wait to see it mate

I'll probably play some tomorrow. 94k will be hard to match!

OOO
11th April 2015, 10:06 PM
Pull ya finger out :P

It's frogger time ...

mark68
11th April 2015, 11:07 PM
There's something wrong with my frog, he can't swim. <_<

SpudJones
12th April 2015, 06:40 PM
13730

I seem to make it through the first 3 frames with relative ease only to lose all my frogs on the 4th frame every time.

76758

John73
12th April 2015, 07:49 PM
13730

I seem to make it through the first 3 frames with relative ease only to lose all my frogs on the 4th frame every time.

76758

Keep at it, once you work it out it's a piece of piss, unless you get unusual speed changes which can make it difficult. The 5th stage is probably another step up, but once you work it out it's not that hard.

My advice from my limited knowledge of the game:

1. Take your time, it's not worth trying to hurry for the few extra points you get per second for getting the frog home.
2. Stage 4 and 5 of each cycle of difficulty, just ignore the lady frog, especially on the 5th stage. Just get yourself home. Once you get better you can frog hunt.
3. You can jump into your home when the crocodiles head has just appeared, it's only when the crocs head is fully in that you will die
4. Sprite collision is way more forgiving if the cars are coming towards you, if you jump behind a car that is moving away from you, you need to make sure it is fully clear before doing so.
5. I generally try to take a frog to the far left home position ASAP, especially on the 4th and 5th stages. If you get a nasty speed change these can be difficult and sometimes nearly impossible.
5a. Experiment, probably easiest on the 1st stage with just how far you can take your frog to the far left on the turtles before jumping to the final log/croc to get into the far left home position.

Barra
12th April 2015, 10:45 PM
This game gives me the shits
34560
76777

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Scratch that
This game REALLY gives me the shits. 35k with 1 death. Lost the rest on 1 board :mad:
37930
76784

Nicko71
15th April 2015, 07:37 PM
45860

76863

John73
15th April 2015, 08:02 PM
Scratch that
This game REALLY gives me the shits. 35k with 1 death. Lost the rest on 1 board :mad:
37930
76784

I think I know the exact board you are talking about - you would have been around board 10 with a score like that and copped a really shithouse speed change. Been there done that.

It really is a frustrating game, my 98k score or whatever it was, was the nicest the game has ever played for me, but other times you cop a bad board early and it's all over. I'm assuming all of these boards can be passed though, I can't see how Michael Smith score 970k on Frogger without copping several of these crappy speed changes on the 5 boards.

OOO
15th April 2015, 08:03 PM
John73 ... pictured below, and just under the AA record :realmad:, leads the froggies ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/frogger_by_fryguy64-d53sn1y_zps7glknyfm.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/frogger_by_fryguy64-d53sn1y_zps7glknyfm.png.html) http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Frogger2_zpsgzr5qcwo.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Frogger2_zpsgzr5qcwo.png.html)

Just 4 days to go ... who's good at street rushing and log bouncing? :026: ... then get jumping ...

Rat
15th April 2015, 11:04 PM
Hey John I'm no expert and my high score is less than yours, but in the past I had a theory that you could manipulate the speed changes by how fast you get the frog home. I'm guessing that is how the really big scores are achieved, because they know how to not trigger the worst of the speed changes. I tested this years ago with some success, but it wasn't all that scientific and I may have fallen for positive bias.

John73
16th April 2015, 06:46 AM
Hey John I'm no expert and my high score is less than yours, but in the past I had a theory that you could manipulate the speed changes by how fast you get the frog home. I'm guessing that is how the really big scores are achieved, because they know how to not trigger the worst of the speed changes. I tested this years ago with some success, but it wasn't all that scientific and I may have fallen for positive bias.

That's what I've heard, was it from you last time frogger came up? :lol

I've found some speed changes stay for a longer overall time than others, sometimes you'll get horrible speed changes in the first 5 boards most times you won't. It's beyond my brain to try and work it out.

JustAnotherRat
16th April 2015, 11:06 AM
My frog goes bounce, bounce, splat and bounce, bounce, bounce, splash.

rusty_dagger
16th April 2015, 11:07 PM
9340
Score in the board. Not much time to play in this MGL.
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/16/33c268852fa186c8e2a6b45282847de9.jpg


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Fire_Power
17th April 2015, 08:29 AM
15,940 I don't seem to be able to get past the 5th board. Can normally get through 1-3 pretty easily then I end up in the blender :)

76902

John73
17th April 2015, 10:17 AM
15,940 I don't seem to be able to get past the 5th board. Can normally get through 1-3 pretty easily then I end up in the blender :)

76902

If you look at your screen shot you will notice two important things about getting through the 5th board:

1. There is a gap between the trucks (5th row of cars)
2. There is a gap between the (normally) fast lot of 4 red cars (4th row)

You can't see it here, but there is also a longer gap in the 3rd row of cars, though you can jump in between these if you get the timing right. You can even jump in, then jump left and follow them safely if your timing is right.

If possible, you want to marry up the larger gaps between the 5th and 4th rows of vehicles, the river part is not nearly as hard to get through.

- - - Updated - - -


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzx41HGbBRY&feature=youtu.be

Had one stuff up, but just trying to put this together quickly.

I will try and do a board 1-5 video shortly and post it to YouTube. Of course you can always watch a 870k game on YouTube if you really need help, but it's Don Hayes playing and he goes a hell of a lot quicker than I do :)

Fire_Power
17th April 2015, 10:32 AM
Hi John and thanks for the tips - well worth listening to with your scores.

I get the truck row gaps and also the grouping on the fast cars, Also because they always come from the same direction you can start more towards one side and sidestep in direction of traffic flow.
I normally get into trouble on the water, most often trying to get into top left home box, lack of logs, sinking turtles and combined with time pressure.

The game just seems a big step in difficulty at board 5 for me :unsure

John73
17th April 2015, 10:36 AM
Board 4 & 5 are really when it steps up. Have a quick look at the video I posted, board 5 there should never be a need to step on the sinking turtles. You can on the bottom row of sinking turtles if you like, but the top row, no need to use them. I 99% of the time get the far left home position out of the way first on board 5.

Pelly
17th April 2015, 11:46 AM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81295784/frogger_12010.jpg

John73
17th April 2015, 01:44 PM
Frogger - Boards 1 through 5 (with only one stupid death)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1G-0oA8a34

Barra
17th April 2015, 02:32 PM
Many dumb mistakes. Got through the hard boards without losing lives but then try and rush too much on the easier ones
49970
76933

John73
17th April 2015, 02:44 PM
Many dumb mistakes. Got through the hard boards without losing lives but then try and rush too much on the easier ones
49970


That's sort of my problem too, concentrate so hard on not stuffing up boards 4 & 5, then do stupid stuff because I'm thinking the next 3 boards are going to be easy.

Nice score increase though, putting the screws on Brad to post some big scores this weekend.

I'm still trying (and failing) to get that 100k score.

Brad
17th April 2015, 02:54 PM
Nice score increase though, putting the screws on Brad to post some big scores this weekend.

:blink:

Barra
17th April 2015, 03:00 PM
I'm still trying (and failing) to get that 100k score.

Don't give up mate! That AA record needs to go down :)

teddy
17th April 2015, 07:38 PM
10,010
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/17/6ca44408f29cfe729236e9a0c8957f28.jpg

Jed
18th April 2015, 04:00 PM
I was playing this with my 15 yo daughter and she said that 'crossy road' (mobile game) is the same thing but heaps more fun.

intrigued, i downloaded it to my tablet..And I've got to say that I agree with her :) the emulation in mame just borks this great classic title. Hope to give it a decent shake before closing - if I can stop playing crossy road.She has a better high score than me and I've got to claim that first :)

Brad
18th April 2015, 04:18 PM
I don't think its Mame borking the emulation. The original board has exactly the same issues.

Cheers,
Brad

OOO
18th April 2015, 07:05 PM
Exactly 24 hours to go on Frogger ... then submissions will close on Game 7 ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Frogger_MGL24_zpsfopvnzzf.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Frogger_MGL24_zpsfopvnzzf.png.html) http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Frogger3_zpsbbbuxxnz.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Frogger3_zpsbbbuxxnz.png.html)

:)

John73
18th April 2015, 07:20 PM
AFAIK the emulation in MAME is correct also, it was just poor programming - possibly a rushed title that lead to the really bad collision detection.

Doubt I'll get time for another serious game, it's a shame after getting 94k early not be able to beat Knight76's score and also break 100k. There is always next time :)

mark68
18th April 2015, 08:05 PM
A small improvement.
I'll try to have another go tomorrow.

Jed
18th April 2015, 10:31 PM
nah she's wrong, crossy road is no way better than frogger.

had a decent go this eve and this is the best I could manage, Board 9 or 10 I think. Thrashed my frogger score from MGL12, which was more than 4 years ago, reckon I've done a fair bit of gaming in those 4 years :D

how often did I get left hanging waiting for a log top left corner, lost count of the deaths there. I think I even jumped on otters in desperation a few times....

Great score @John73 (http://www.aussiearcade.com/member.php?u=8526), nerves of steel and so close to rolling it which is a pretty awesome achievement in Arcade land on this classic.

It is hard to beat games from 1981.

http://s8.postimg.org/8luaf2jb9/20150418_221422.jpg

DonPedro
19th April 2015, 10:21 AM
9470

CrazyKongFan
19th April 2015, 10:47 AM
I need to get a game in before it's over, so I at least get a few points ;) I didn't do the last one, mostly because I was thinking it was hyper sports, which I'm horrible at, but I didn't really wanna button mash on my laptop keys anyway.

CrazyKongFan
19th April 2015, 12:16 PM
47980
ok, first serious attempt...didn't notice until I was about 20K in though (still on my 1st life), that I had it set to 3 men instead of 5 :censored:

76972

OOO
19th April 2015, 01:49 PM
47980
ok, first serious attempt...didn't notice until I was about 20K in though (still on my 1st life), that I had it set to 3 men instead of 5 :censored:

76972

That's a very good score for a first serious attempt, and that's on 3 lives too. Come on, 5 lives and see if you can threaten the higher scores.

Anyone out there going to beat the AA record? :whitey:

5 hours to go ... and then no frogger for a long time I am sure ... make it happen!

Barra
19th April 2015, 02:11 PM
Not me. Went alright but dumb mistakes at the beginning. Last frog went ~30k. Thats it from me folks. Great score John! Hope you can find time for another in the closing hours :)
58140
76977

OOO
19th April 2015, 02:13 PM
Great score John! Hope you can find time for another in the closing hours :)

Yes that would be great ... never give up, never surrender ... ribbit ... :laugh:

Frogger won't turn up again for many years!

:)

CrazyKongFan
19th April 2015, 02:13 PM
My highest score is just barely over 100K...had just rolled it and then died, on one of those really tough board 5's. This was several years ago on a real machine, set to 5 lives. Usually I end up in the 50-75K range.

OOO
19th April 2015, 02:18 PM
My highest score is just barely over 100K...had just rolled it and then died, on one of those really tough board 5's. This was several years ago on a real machine, set to 5 lives. Usually I end up in the 50-75K range.

It would be super if you could get around 75K, or even better maybe now for the first time ever 100K+ ... :045:

John73
19th April 2015, 02:39 PM
I gave it another shot, 50k or thereabouts. Think I'm done with it, just not in the mood for Froggering today.

OOO
19th April 2015, 03:26 PM
I gave it another shot, 50k or thereabouts. Think I'm done with it, just not in the mood for Froggering today.

Mood you say *&^% ... man this is the MGL! ... go for it damn it ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHsSgxpX8rY

3.5 hours to go ...

:)

kane
19th April 2015, 03:59 PM
Was really struggling with Frogger this time, took me all of the 2+ weeks to get through the 5th, finally done it just now.

I did learn something though, I've never noticed before that the frogs wink at you when you get all five home ;););););)

76978

C4mony
19th April 2015, 04:23 PM
6,390
76979

DKong
19th April 2015, 05:06 PM
Nearly forgot to play this one, a couple of quick games today.

Batfink
19th April 2015, 05:21 PM
76987

JustAnotherRat
19th April 2015, 05:29 PM
13,530
76988
Frustrating game this one... had my sons arguing with each other too. Never got to play much and never got close to the score I was hoping to get.

SpudJones
19th April 2015, 06:02 PM
14890
76989

Made it through level 4 a few times - thanks to John73 for the tips - but didn't have enough time to practice to make it past level 5.

Barra
19th April 2015, 06:47 PM
Had one last effort. I'm way too impatient for this game.

John73
19th April 2015, 06:50 PM
Had one last effort. I'm way too impatient for this game.

I was getting the same way, had another game a few hours ago, and another 50k game. It's frustrating that it takes so long to get a good game going which can all turn to shit in the matter of seconds. I think the 1, 2 and normally 3 boards are that simple that it's a pain in the arse just having to do them.

Barra
19th April 2015, 07:45 PM
I was getting the same way, had another game a few hours ago, and another 50k game. It's frustrating that it takes so long to get a good game going which can all turn to shit in the matter of seconds. I think the 1, 2 and normally 3 boards are that simple that it's a pain in the arse just having to do them.

Yeah mate I'm the same. Getting past board 5 without dying then losing 3 in a row on 6. :mad:

OOO
19th April 2015, 08:17 PM
It's 7pm on Sunday 19-April-2015.
Score submissions for Game 7 Frogger are now closed.

The final scoreboard standings are below ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Frogger4Final_zpscqz62for.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Frogger4Final_zpscqz62for.png.html)

Jammasized takes 7th place jumping just ahead of DKong by 110 points and both just ahead of kane in 9th place …
Barra, CrazyKongFan and Nicko71 all hit 45K+ and finish in a tight 4, 5, 6 …
RMacauley and Brad great score 60K+ for 2nd and 3rd …
However one little froggie out leaps, out jumps, out dodges and out smarts the manic traffic and the treacherous river to hit a mighty 94K and takes it …

Congratulations to John73 for winning Game 7 … http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/smileys-smiley-with-sign-962426_zpsgbjdk96p.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/smileys-smiley-with-sign-962426_zpsgbjdk96p.gif.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/FroggerMGL24Winner_zpsge7i4brj.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/FroggerMGL24Winner_zpsge7i4brj.png.html)

Only one game is in play … and it’s Raiden, Game 8 … the last one for MGL24!

:)

Barra
19th April 2015, 08:22 PM
Congrats John! Miles above the rest

Sorry OOO I posted a 58,140 here (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/72771-MGL-24-Game-7-Frogger?p=906008#post906008)
(need all the points I can get at this stage :laugh:)

OOO
19th April 2015, 08:33 PM
Sorry OOO I posted a 58,140 here (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/72771-MGL-24-Game-7-Frogger?p=906008#post906008)
(need all the points I can get at this stage :laugh:)

Sorry about that ... :punish: ... I corrected the scoreboard ... :)

Rat
20th April 2015, 07:33 AM
Crap missed putting a score up...I did play a couple of games but was way off my PB and wasn't enjoying it, well done John73 :)

I love many things about this game, the concept and gameplay, the bright and cute graphics, the easy controls making it a great game for noobs and casuals, but for me it is totally ruined by the buggy collision detection and the random and unfair speed changes. My biggest hate of any games is to feel I have been ripped off, so Frogger is way up there on my hate list, I really want to enjoy it but I can't :(

outrun86
20th April 2015, 09:10 AM
Well done John73 awesome score

DKong
20th April 2015, 10:13 PM
Well done John73 awesome score


Agree takes a lot of patience with a game like Frogger, lots of plays makes you better.

Jed
21st April 2015, 12:20 AM
as much as hss been said about the bugs and slowdown and jumping into nothingness etc, i played about 10 games only reaching max Board 9/10 and only saw the invisible lady frog bug (when she appears suddenly and turns reddish/pink) Didn't experience one slowdown, unfair jumps, etc. I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday llet alone 34 years ago, so I also didn'tt recall seeing these bugs on the original machines either. Thanks John73 for clarifying that these things also existed in the originals. They certainly didn't prove to be a hinderance for me anyway, glad I played it again, it's a great game.

But seriously, Frogger fans, you got to play Crossy Road ! (droid, iOS) My best is 145 points, beat it if you dare:cool:

SpudJones
21st April 2015, 06:40 AM
But seriously, Frogger fans, you got to play Crossy Road ! (droid, iOS) My best is 145 points, beat it if you dare:cool:

So it's ok to rip off 80s classics on the iPhone? Guess I'm in the wrong line of work... http://www.cultofmac.com/314240/crossy-road-developers-made-10-million-90-days/

John73
21st April 2015, 08:40 AM
So it's ok to rip off 80s classics on the iPhone? Guess I'm in the wrong line of work... http://www.cultofmac.com/314240/crossy-road-developers-made-10-million-90-days/

If I could think of a good idea for an 80's classic to rip off I'd be all over it. Ideas anyone?

I've done a bit of developing for mobile devices, but never released anything. Come on, throw some ideas at me?

I'm crap at graphics unfortunately, otherwise I reckon Circus Charlie might convert over to mobile devices.

Fire_Power
21st April 2015, 09:36 AM
If I could think of a good idea for an 80's classic to rip off I'd be all over it. Ideas anyone?

I've done a bit of developing for mobile devices, but never released anything. Come on, throw some ideas at me?

I'm crap at graphics unfortunately, otherwise I reckon Circus Charlie might convert over to mobile devices.

Giant killer combo game - combine Turtles, Crush Roller and Radar Scope. It'll be the mobile app equivalent of Gorf :lol :lol

Jed
21st April 2015, 12:32 PM
So it's ok to rip off 80s classics on the iPhone? Guess I'm in the wrong line of work... http://www.cultofmac.com/314240/crossy-road-developers-made-10-million-90-days/

hipster whale mention frogger as one of the inspirations for the game, amongst other games like flappy bird. I could care less, if a game is fun, I'll play it. The fact they are raking in the cash, is awesome, and I'm happy to support any aussie game developers like these guys, especially when the game is this good :)

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I'm crap at graphics unfortunately, otherwise I reckon Circus Charlie might convert over to mobile devices.

agree, circus Charlie would be an ideal format, but mame is already easy to run on Android, and the key is taking a game further I think, making it more than the original. (like making frogger infinite, with heaps more hazards, unlockables, etc)

if you are interested in mobile dev, grab yourself a copy of Unity, you can produce games for all platforms. quite a powerful developing tool, expensive to license though.

John73
21st April 2015, 02:09 PM
agree, circus Charlie would be an ideal format, but mame is already easy to run on Android, and the key is taking a game further I think, making it more than the original. (like making frogger infinite, with heaps more hazards, unlockables, etc)

if you are interested in mobile dev, grab yourself a copy of Unity, you can produce games for all platforms. quite a powerful developing tool, expensive to license though.

Oh yeah I definitely mean expanding on the game, not just doing a port of it. Besides, Konami is still around - pretty good chance of a lawsuit if you did a verbatim copy, or just ripped their graphics and hit the big time making a game with their IP.

I've looked into Unity, and for my hobby interest in game programming for mobiles, it is just over the top at the moment, though I do believe the latest version does offer a completely free version. Not that I've done any mobile programming in months, when I do I'm using a little known product called Monkey-X which cross compiles from HTML5 to Android, iOS, XNA, Ouya, Windows Desktop, Win 8 App, PSM & Flash. Very cool language, but unfortunately the kiwi guy who makes it isn't getting enough in sales (too much free x-platform languages out now I guess), so he isn't really making major changes/improvements to the language now.

John73
5th May 2015, 03:38 PM
But seriously, Frogger fans, you got to play Crossy Road ! (droid, iOS) My best is 145 points, beat it if you dare:cool:

I know I live under a rock, but I'd never heard of Crossy Road before you mentioned it, then I saw a score up on TG (158) and thought I'd have a look at it. Bugger me it's addictive :lol I'm up to 207 now I think.

There is a YouTube vid of a guy getting over 1000 :o Someone else posted a video of over 2000, but for some reason you can't see the score so I'm not 100% on that one.

I'll try and record another game tonight and upload it to TG, did a very quick test run - 76 points yesterday. I've only been playing it for about a day and bit, so hopefully I can push the score a bit higher and take top spot on TG.

This is however where TG is going to fall down, it would be a real shame if someone (me?) scored 500 on Crossy Road as was crowned a WR holder when clearly there is lots of evidence that this isn't the case. Not sure if TG is providing mobile device records to Guinness or if they are just doing arcade/mame/console.

Jed
6th May 2015, 08:46 PM
Glad you are enjoying crossy road. I generally don't play mobile games, but it's a great pick up and play game with the same appeal as an arcade game and of course the idea of infinite frogger is a pretty good one.

If you click the podium icon within the game you can see the 'proper' world rankings for crossy road and they are all sitting on 2000. I think that's where the game ends or where you beat it. Would be funny if there was a kill screen :)

I'm up to 174, your 207 is good ! That will have to be my next target. I also like collecting all the different characters to use and for some reason I still really like the prize machine ! I think they nailed this game, the devs (hipster whale) have more games in the works so I'll be keen to check out those too.

John73
6th May 2015, 09:01 PM
Glad you are enjoying crossy road. I generally don't play mobile games, but it's a great pick up and play game with the same appeal as an arcade game and of course the idea of infinite frogger is a pretty good one.

If you click the podium icon within the game you can see the 'proper' world rankings for crossy road and they are all sitting on 2000. I think that's where the game ends or where you beat it. Would be funny if there was a kill screen :)

I'm up to 174, your 207 is good ! That will have to be my next target. I also like collecting all the different characters to use and for some reason I still really like the prize machine ! I think they nailed this game, the devs (hipster whale) have more games in the works so I'll be keen to check out those too.

I don't really fully understand the achievement focus of a lot of games, but Crossy Road really does need more achievements to chase - I think my Android version has only 6 which I accomplished in under 3 days of playing it.

I'm up to I think 215 now. It certainly is addictive, but a lot of it has to do IMO with getting good patterns (luck), I get the occasional pattern that just plain sucks and there is very little I can do to pass where I'm at. Overall though, they've made a game that is pretty well balanced with patterns that some times get ridiculously hard, but aren't impossible to beat.

I'm not 100% on a lot of the high scores you see within mobile games, I've only played a handful of games, but I've seen enough bogus scores to know that the high score tables have been hacked (e.g. Words with Friends where people have an average score of 90+ points per word played - simply not possible).

Jed
7th May 2015, 01:58 PM
I don't really fully understand the achievement focus of a lot of games, but Crossy Road really does need more achievements to chase - I think my Android version has only 6 which I accomplished in under 3 days of playing it.

I'm up to I think 215 now. It certainly is addictive, but a lot of it has to do IMO with getting good patterns (luck), I get the occasional pattern that just plain sucks and there is very little I can do to pass where I'm at. Overall though, they've made a game that is pretty well balanced with patterns that some times get ridiculously hard, but aren't impossible to beat.

I'm not 100% on a lot of the high scores you see within mobile games, I've only played a handful of games, but I've seen enough bogus scores to know that the high score tables have been hacked (e.g. Words with Friends where people have an average score of 90+ points per word played - simply not possible).

yeah, a lot of online games suffer from table hacking. I'm a longtime player of online racing games and when you see lap times of just over one second, well...

I think with crossy rather than 'cheeves they've concentrated more on collecting characters - this is popular with teens and they are a huge consumer of mobile games. My 15 y/,o has 73/80 characters now, and it is cool how the chars have different things happen in game.

John73
7th May 2015, 06:14 PM
yeah, a lot of online games suffer from table hacking. I'm a longtime player of online racing games and when you see lap times of just over one second, well...

I think with crossy rather than 'cheeves they've concentrated more on collecting characters - this is popular with teens and they are a huge consumer of mobile games. My 15 y/,o has 73/80 characters now, and it is cool how the chars have different things happen in game.

I think I've collect about a dozen so far. I like the mad bull, so I've been just playing with that.

Not sure if it's my Samsung tab, the the game does seem to suffer what looks like lag when doing certain bigger river crossings. I'll have to put it on a iPad to see how it runs, and also submit a score to TG at the same time. There are a few Android scores in/being adjudicated, but nothing for iOS yet.

I'm up to 341 now. Would like to see what happens at 2000 points though, it seems very odd for the game to just stop at this point.