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OOO
9th April 2015, 07:31 PM
You are under extreme attack ?

MGL 24 ? Game 8 ~ Raiden

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/41000901_zpsjyos01fq.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/41000901_zpsjyos01fq.jpg.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/RaidenMGL24Settings_zpsu3vdrjwx.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/RaidenMGL24Settings_zpsu3vdrjwx.png.html)

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

Current AA Champ of Raiden: spl 669,190

ROM: raiden.zip

Game Story:
In the year 2090, Earth has suddenly become the target of deranged aliens. Following the invasion, a new cutting-edge weapon, the Raiden Supersonic Attack Fighter, based on a destroyed alien craft, is created for humanity's hope for survival.

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 26 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. You must play player 1, not player 2.

GAME 8 ? Bombs away ?

:072::072::072::072::072::072::072::072:

Final Results ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Raiden4Final_zpskjoprlkb.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Raiden4Final_zpskjoprlkb.png.html)

Congratulations to Barra for winning Game 8, it was a mighty contest.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/RaidenMGL24Winner_zpsyyqirtem.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/RaidenMGL24Winner_zpsyyqirtem.png.html)

:)

John73
9th April 2015, 08:21 PM
19,070

76681

I suck balls at these types of games as previously mentioned. I think this one will be right up Barra's alley.

Barra
9th April 2015, 08:42 PM
I'm pretty rubbish at these mate. I only managed a half decent score during IGBY as I was using a PS3 controller. No longer have that luxury.

- - - Updated - - -

One quick go. The AA record is impressive
66830
76682

camaro
9th April 2015, 08:48 PM
76683

Rat
9th April 2015, 09:27 PM
Oh yeah!!!!!! :D

Pelly
10th April 2015, 12:12 AM
Woohoo, one of my fav's to round off the comp! Would love to at least crack 400K and beat my PB. Got to the second boss on this go with only loosing one life but then promptly blew the rest of them killing him :P

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81295784/raiden_260960.jpg

Brad
10th April 2015, 06:42 AM
Ugh, I don't get the hype for this game. One of the slowest and just awful shooters released imo.

Brad

John73
10th April 2015, 07:20 AM
36,450

76687

Pelly
10th April 2015, 09:30 AM
Ugh, I don't get the hype for this game. One of the slowest and just awful shooters released imo.

Brad

Not as slow as Radar Scope ;)

camaro
10th April 2015, 09:34 AM
Not as slow as Radar Scope ;)

Or as awful as Gorf

Brad
10th April 2015, 10:17 AM
LOL yes Radarscope is slow and technically so is Gorf but I'd much rather play them then Raiden.

Brad

bworldmv
10th April 2015, 03:51 PM
I do enjoy this game, makes me swear a bit though.
76694

mark68
10th April 2015, 04:37 PM
It feels like we played this not long ago. <_<

Fire_Power
10th April 2015, 06:05 PM
No comparison to Radar Scope :)

teddy
10th April 2015, 07:05 PM
44,280

Sneaky tanks.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/04e4ee8cab996c874aa311336dea0883.jpg

teddy
10th April 2015, 07:52 PM
60,770

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/a9590f81bfe829b02bff6e38597a4a90.jpg

New PB.

OOO
10th April 2015, 09:32 PM
60,770 New PB.


Nice start. Difficult for me to be sure, but the screenshot you posted looks like you are playing on an Astro City machine?

:)

outrun86
10th April 2015, 09:53 PM
Going to look forward to playing this one and learning the game

teddy
10th April 2015, 10:07 PM
Correct. Playing on my Astro City which I bought this year and still completing.

First time Raiden player.

Is the blue power ups better than red?

The missiles seem to be stronger than the homing missiles?

One one tip I can give. Keep moving and don't suddenly change movement to the opposite direction.

OOO
10th April 2015, 10:22 PM
Correct. Playing on my Astro City which I bought this year and still completing.

The Astro City is a really nice machine and the image on the tube is terrific. Rat has one and so do I.


First time Raiden player.
Is the blue power ups better than red?

I did not play Raiden BITD, I left the arcade scene before it came out.
However the red power up has the advantage of spread fire so you hit more targets than the straight ahead blue fire. This can help clear the screen of enemies quicker and their bullets.
As far as more powerful, the blue fire seems so, but I'll leave it to the experts at AA to provide more info.


The missiles seem to be stronger than the homing missiles?

Another one for the experts ...

:)

Rat
11th April 2015, 12:23 AM
Yeah I started with one Astro but quickly realized I needed two :)

My tip for Raiden......hmmmm it's a bit early for tips.....oh bugger it homing goes with blue fire, straight with red fire.

teddy
11th April 2015, 09:38 AM
68,340

OK the misses showed me up.

Her handle is Leo

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/4df3a724d6d0488637b47e9c5272f4e6.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/b7e68c8b6ec752c9e4a9765c7ce1a114.jpg

teddy
11th April 2015, 09:40 AM
I can't leave this game until I beat her score now.

teddy
11th April 2015, 09:56 AM
106,130

After a coffee

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/10/e325ec237c3f4a78d4a8ae54fc7a5a1f.jpg

OOO
11th April 2015, 12:14 PM
106,130

After a coffee

Amazing what a cup of coffee can do .. and of course from a little bit of competition, not only from the AA players, but from the very apt little miss ...

:)

Brad
11th April 2015, 12:21 PM
146090

OOO
11th April 2015, 12:27 PM
146,090

And with this score Brad, you are behind the leader Barra on the overall scoreboard by ... ... ... calculating ... ... ... 6.2 points.
A score of 163,000 takes the lead ...

Every point counts for everyone ... 15 days to go until stumps are drawn on MGL 24 ... you have to earn your place on the scoreboard ...

:)

camaro
11th April 2015, 12:40 PM
146090
Just missed the extra man too

And with this score Brad, you are behind the leader Barra on the overall scoreboard by ... ... ... calculating ... ... ... 6.2 points.
A score of 163,000 takes the lead ...

Every point counts for everyone ... 15 days to go until stumps are drawn on MGL 24 ... you have to earn your place on the scoreboard ...

:)

Would have taken 1st place with that extra man

Brad
11th April 2015, 12:57 PM
I just got 270,000

Reckon I'll beat that so I'll post it later maybe

Cheers,
Brad

OOO
11th April 2015, 12:59 PM
I just got 270,000

Reckon I'll beat that so I'll post it later maybe

Cheers,
Brad

:035: :062:swordfight ... :stirthepot:

Brad
11th April 2015, 02:15 PM
270,890

Brad

camaro
11th April 2015, 08:09 PM
A small score increase and at least made the extra man this time.
76731

outrun86
11th April 2015, 08:27 PM
135710 a starting score, want to get better at this one
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/35d242298d865c44bab5d4771a1dd5c3.jpg

DonPedro
12th April 2015, 10:46 AM
Great, I'm always keen to play Raiden.

A question though - is playing on P2 side allowed? The game is considerably easier when doing so, but also has lower scoring potential.

1st submission (P1 side):

220,320

Brad
12th April 2015, 11:01 AM
297550

Getting a perfect bonus (44,000) on the first level is mandatory for a decent score I think. If I don't I quit and start again, why waste time. It's also one of those games that if you die and lose your powerups it becomes exponentially harder which I find irritating. Not sure I can get much more than this to be honest.

Cheers,
Brad

Pelly
12th April 2015, 11:24 AM
Great, I'm always keen to play Raiden.

A question though - is playing on P2 side allowed? The game is considerably easier when doing so, but also has lower scoring potential.

1st submission (P1 side):

220,320

I would have thought everyone should be playing from the P1 side (personally I have always done so). That way everyone is even.

OOO
12th April 2015, 11:24 AM
Great, I'm always keen to play Raiden.

A question though - is playing on P2 side allowed? The game is considerably easier when doing so, but also has lower scoring potential.

1st submission (P1 side):

220,320

Nice score, I hope to see better ones in the next few days ... :026:

Playing player 2 is not allowed, for the reason in your post ... :)

DKong
12th April 2015, 03:10 PM
Its a start BB is 303,310 on this cab may have got more on my other cab:unsure One way to find out PLAY MORE! :)

- - - Updated - - -

A quick game in between waiting for paint to dry! 279,920

teddy
12th April 2015, 04:26 PM
121,260

Dam you guys are good.

I rotated the monitor thinking it will give me an edge.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/473862dc72e51429686a9ab8afc20479.jpg

Rat
12th April 2015, 05:19 PM
121,260

Dam you guys are good.

I rotated the monitor thinking it will give me an edge.



Dude you need another Astro :)

SpudJones
12th April 2015, 08:02 PM
97500

76769

Rat
12th April 2015, 08:34 PM
313,000 tired and half pissed, PB on cab is 380k but BITD PB is way over that.....I can see the later stages playing through my mind I played this so much :) but in the MGL I will be happy if I can crack 400k.

Yeah this is frustrating when you lose your power-ups, but not as much as Slap Fight........Raiden is a classic and if you don't like it then you are wrong :D

DonPedro
12th April 2015, 10:00 PM
288,440

After some practice I'm able to consistently get both the fairy and max bonus in stage 1. I'm also very consistent at totally messing up stage 2. Learning when to chase those powerups and when to back off is essential for that stage.

Barra
12th April 2015, 10:14 PM
Died on the 2nd boss. Really have to remember to use bombs. Had 5 left at game over :lol
239370
http://www.third.arcadeox.com/g/users/21/21068/coin-op_scores/raiden-1428839317.png

Pelly
12th April 2015, 10:49 PM
Was just about to take out the second boss and caught a stray bullet.. soo close to a big bonus off him. Might have beaten my PB otherwise.. Plenty of time though.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81295784/WIN_20150412_224203.JPG

OOO
12th April 2015, 11:32 PM
308,320

Well done Pelly, you have taken the lead ... hang-on, what is that just behind you? ...


288,440

Yes it's DonPedro ... hang-on, even one in between ...


297,550

Yes it's Brad and more ...


Died on the 2nd boss. Really have to remember to use bombs. Had 5 left at game over :lol ... 239,370

The last game looks very interesting ... to the wire it shall go ... :rolleyes

teddy
13th April 2015, 03:08 PM
Good game guys. I'm looking forward to the next.

Any chance of submitting 2 player scores as well? Not to count to MLG but just friendly fun.

OOO
13th April 2015, 06:05 PM
Good game guys. I'm looking forward to the next.

Any chance of submitting 2 player scores as well? Not to count to MLG but just friendly fun.

To avoid confusion teddy, I would prefer only player 1 scores, otherwise some others may take this up too and then it's a mess with the scoreboard.

:)

DKong
14th April 2015, 04:09 PM
Ahh so close to finishing the third boss only a couple more hits.

Rat
14th April 2015, 06:43 PM
Good effort DKong.....I have been struggling with this and have not got past the bloody second boss yet which is frustrating. I used to get past it reasonably easy, I need to relearn the pattern of the bullets he puts out and how to dodge them.

OOO
14th April 2015, 07:09 PM
367,820 Ahh so close to finishing the third boss only a couple more hits.

Another has a tremendous go .. and does really good ... :023: ... please take the score further ...

RAIDEN ... Fight or Perish ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Raiden1_zpsdvdsxrce.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Raiden1_zpsdvdsxrce.png.html)

As it says on the top right ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/88000401_zpssibv2g3p.jpg (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/88000401_zpssibv2g3p.jpg.html)

12 days to go ... load up and go for it ...

:)

Barra
14th April 2015, 11:26 PM
Nice score Dkong

Wheres RMacauley ? I know he can put up good scores on this.
:)

Brad
15th April 2015, 06:45 AM
Nice score Dkong

Wheres @RMacauley (http://www.aussiearcade.com/member.php?u=9967) ? I know he can put up good scores on this.
:)

He's been pitifully absent in this round of MGL =( I don't normally do this well with Rob, You, OOO and a few others having a go. Hope he's okay?

Brad

Barra
15th April 2015, 02:44 PM
Yeah hope hes all good too.

Been grinding this game all day. Can beat the 2nd boss most times now but never with a bonus
302420
76859

John73
15th April 2015, 03:30 PM
Yeah hope hes all good too.

Been grinding this game all day. Can beat the 2nd boss most times now but never with a bonus
302420
76859

By my calculations that gives you 82.22 for Raiden and takes your total score to 492.52. Wow this is gonna be a close finish between you and Brad.

Brad
15th April 2015, 03:43 PM
I think the second boss is fairly easy to beat. It's getting there is the problem. Killing him with bonus's of course is another story =/

Cheers,
Brad

Barra
15th April 2015, 05:05 PM
I think the second boss is fairly easy to beat. It's getting there is the problem. Killing him with bonus's of course is another story =/

Cheers,
Brad

Yeah hes not bad. Beat him without losing a life or using a bomb and you're looking at 400k+.
Thinks thats how I scored 486k during IGBY.
Sounds easy right? :lol

- - - Updated - - -


By my calculations that gives you 82.22 for Raiden and takes your total score to 492.52. Wow this is gonna be a close finish between you and Brad.

No fun if its a blowout!
I should really be playing Frogger but its not a hard choice when deciding between that or Raiden

RMacauley
15th April 2015, 05:20 PM
I'll just creep out from under the rock where I've been hiding and submit this.

Honestly I'm fine, just not as motivated to play as I'd normally be. Still playing a bit of Raiden and I need to get back to Frogger. For some unknown reason I played a few games of Radar Scope the other day? Call the men in the white coats!!! I'm losing it!!!! :lol

camaro
15th April 2015, 05:37 PM
2nd boss died with my last bullet at the same time I got hit so added quite a bit to my score
76861

outrun86
15th April 2015, 07:30 PM
235820 PB
Made it to stage 3 one my last man
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/15/ac95ccb5052b059efd966746dc917416.jpg

Barra
15th April 2015, 10:48 PM
Called last orders then had a good game
50k bonus on L2 boss then used all my bombs on the way to the L3 boss.
393150
76874

camaro
16th April 2015, 06:04 PM
Called last orders then had a good game
50k bonus on L2 boss then used all my bombs on the way to the L3 boss.
390150
76874
Nice score but you mean 393150? That 3k could be difference in a position on the leaderboard

Barra
17th April 2015, 02:57 AM
Ooops yep :)
Thanks camaro!

Fire_Power
17th April 2015, 10:44 AM
32,100 it's a start for me. 1990 is a little past my interest era and the gameplay just seems to fill the screen with enemy in a fairly pointless blast fest?

76912

camaro
17th April 2015, 04:13 PM
32,100 it's a start for me. 1990 is a little past my interest era and the gameplay just seems to fill the screen with enemy in a fairly pointless blast fest?

76912
Then don't try Raiden 2.....It's far worse with scores in the millions on the first level.

Brad
18th April 2015, 04:17 PM
Made the mistake of trying to take on the Level 2 boss with spread-shot. Had to use up 3-4 bombs so my bonus was only 40k =/

OOO
18th April 2015, 06:57 PM
408,090

C3PO, what's the overall score? ... my my sir, isn't this exciting! ... Brad 509.56 ... Barra 519.37 ... less than 10 points ... swordfight ... less than 8 days ... :nervous: ... and so many others in placing contention ... :neo:

:whitey:

camaro
20th April 2015, 09:54 PM
77017
Finally got the hang of level 1 and can get the 44k bonus consistently, but level 2 I stuff myself up going for upgrades all the time.
Never rage quit a game so much. Without power ups level 2 is not going to happen.

DKong
20th April 2015, 10:18 PM
Made the mistake of trying to take on the Level 2 boss with spread-shot. Had to use up 3-4 bombs so my bonus was only 40k =/

Nice score was at the same point with 50,000 less, heading off on a holiday on Friday so only a couple of days left for me

Pelly
21st April 2015, 12:00 AM
So very, very close to my PB here. I lost my first life just as I killed the second boss so missed out on an all medal bonus with a 4 bombs in hand :(. If I got that then I would have blown it wide open. Made a good job at getting to the 3rd boss but need a lot more practice on the 3rd level. I don't see it enough :-/

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81295784/raiden_358150.jpg

OOO
21st April 2015, 06:52 PM
So very, very close to my PB here. I lost my first life just as I killed the second boss so missed out on an all medal bonus with a 4 bombs in hand :(. If I got that then I would have blown it wide open. Made a good job at getting to the 3rd boss but need a lot more practice on the 3rd level. I don't see it enough :-/

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/81295784/raiden_358150.jpg

Well it's a super score ... you have improved from 7th place to now an even more impressive 5th place ...

You just passed CrazyKongFan by 1.61 points and DKong by 7.07 points. So little points between the placings, it's amazing how close it is ...

5 days to go ... it's incredibly close everywhere! ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif.html)

:)

John73
21st April 2015, 07:59 PM
96,960

77066

Nicko71
21st April 2015, 09:19 PM
243080

77067

OOO
21st April 2015, 10:03 PM
Raiden ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Raiden2_zpsunnmk8h7.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Raiden2_zpsunnmk8h7.png.html)

And so far 11 members have qualified for the mystery prize draw ... :031:

mark68
21st April 2015, 10:08 PM
And so far 11 members have qualified for the mystery prize draw ... :031:

Make that 12.

I find these type of games frustrating. So many rage quits.

Rat
22nd April 2015, 07:32 AM
I like this game, but yeah I seem to stuck in a rage quit loop :( I can't beat the high score I got on my cab about 18 months ago.......I had one good turn and almost got to the second boss on my first ship, I had full blue fire and full missiles but died on the stupid little planes just before the 2nd boss :010:

Brad
22nd April 2015, 08:57 AM
I like this game, but yeah I seem to stuck in a rage quit loop :( I can't beat the high score I got on my cab about 18 months ago.......I had one good turn and almost got to the second boss on my first ship, I had full blue fire and full missiles but died on the stupid little planes just before the 2nd boss :010:

I've rage quit this game so many times =/

1st boss - Most games I can beat him with full bonus for 44,000. (use Spread Shot) If I die before him I quit and start again.
2nd boss - He is easy until near death when he starts spitting out bullets in every direction really fast. (Use Blue Shot). I generally need to use 3 bombs on him so my bonus is usually 40k or so. (If I don't get 40k - dying usually I quit)
3rd boss - This level is stupid hard. I have to use spread shot on this and to me the entire level is just crazily manic. I've managed to get to the 3rd boss 3 times. (Use Spread Shot) He's fairly easy in my opinion but getting there is an almost impossible feat and during the boss level the extra enemies really bring you undone.

I beat him yesterday for an almighty bonus of 1,000 points and died about 15 seconds into the next level on my last man =( If Level 4 is an escalation of level 3 then the game is bloody stupid.

Score to come but I beat my last score to the tune of something like 450k

Brad

Barra
22nd April 2015, 09:34 AM
Make sure you don't score over 505k :lol

;)

Brad
22nd April 2015, 10:53 AM
Make sure you don't score over 505k :lol

;)

Either one of two things need to happen, well apart from actually getting to the Level 3 boss first :realmad:

I would need to get 40k minimum bonuses on Level 1 & 2 bosses. Then I would need to navigate the ridiculously hard Level 3 and defeat the Boss with a swag of medals and bombs left to give me a decent bonus. I would need to do this whilst retaining a decent level of power-ups so that I could survive a few minutes of Level 4.

That's a LOT of what-ifs, rage quits, spare time and excess motivation. Constantly screwing up even one of these points means you have to start over and pass each milestone yet again.

I said this at the start and in previous MGL's. I do not see the merit in this game. From Level 3 onwards it's more luck than skill. Sure you need good predictive moves and strategic power-up choices however the sheer number of enemies and bullets flying means you have virtually zero margin for error. This game is just a coin eater and I'm glad my arcade gaming days were over when it was released.

Brad

Barra
22nd April 2015, 11:21 AM
Its definitely possible to pass the second boss without using bombs. A lot easier than you might think, its getting there without dying that is the trouble
You can be over 400k by the time level 3 starts if done right

Brad
22nd April 2015, 11:24 AM
I wish I knew your secret then!

Brad

Barra
22nd April 2015, 11:34 AM
I wish I knew your secret then!

Brad

No secret, just pattern learning.

Barra
22nd April 2015, 01:51 PM
Lost my first life at 420k. Had absolutely no chance after that with no powerups. 120k bonus for killing level 2 boss. (6 x 20 medals)
433520
77071

If anyone is wondering, I'm not using the keyboard. Went a grabbed a cheap controller.

Brad
22nd April 2015, 02:05 PM
I could not nor would I even bother playing this or any other arcade game without proper arcade controls. My hats off to you for sure!

Cheers,
Brad

Pelly
22nd April 2015, 02:18 PM
Nice score Barra. Yeah, I can do well on this with a PS3 controller on my PC, but tend to have more (better) consistent games when playing on my mame cab with a stick. Actually I find that with most shooters. They were designed to be played on an arcade cab and should remain that way. :)

DKong
22nd April 2015, 04:26 PM
Missed the bonus on the second Boss but made it through the third Boss, If only I had of grabbed the bonus as well.

Might be my last game.

Fire_Power
22nd April 2015, 04:33 PM
I don't like that as soon as I die - and sometimes I haven't worked out I'm dead, then I'm back on the screen without a mini pause to see where I am. It does seem to give you a grace period of no death when it does this though.

Also why is there no info or tutorial screen to explain the colour dots and letters to grab. I always go for blue, but if I have it and then get a red one then I loose the blue shooting mode :unsure The flyer doesn't explain it either. I use bombs for big things on the ground but the game seems very pattern based - get that bloke with the memory controller onto it I reckon and he'd do alright.

Rat
22nd April 2015, 05:33 PM
Yeah it is very pattern based, that is something I don't like about it, no patterns in Defender :)

Hey check out my new T-Shirt that just came today from 1cc Shirts, you have heard of Astro Boy, now meet Astro Man :) doing my Mike from Breaking Bad impersonation, time for some serious rage quitting :D

http://i.imgur.com/V6ReHgBl.jpg

JustAnotherRat
23rd April 2015, 09:59 AM
I wish C4mony and I were joining in the fun playing this one but we haven't had power since Sunday.... hopefully the power is restored in time for us to get scores in before Sunday.

OOO
23rd April 2015, 08:02 PM
I wish C4mony and I were joining in the fun playing this one but we haven't had power since Sunday.... hopefully the power is restored in time for us to get scores in before Sunday.

Wow, power out that long!
You might need to get your unicycle out, chain it up to the machine, you pedal for power and C4mony has a game. Then swap over ... :laugh:

rusty_dagger
24th April 2015, 07:21 AM
185810
Not finding much play time this MGL.
77129

Pelly
24th April 2015, 09:00 AM
Worried I am not going to find enough time to crack 400K :(

Anyway, a few queries since we are this far in...


How often do people get the 3K bonus (blue guy?) in the group of 4 medals at the start of the first stage? I reckon I have only got him 3 times in over 100 goes :P
Without getting him, has anyone ever got 126K plus on the first level? I think 125,780 is my best..
Also curious as to how many levels a gun mod drops when you change colours. e.g. I normally do level 1 with Blue as I am nearly guaranteed to perfect it every go now, however I prefer to do level 2 with Red (spread) so I swap to Red as soon as I start level 2. I really need to start finishing level 1 with Red to reduce the amount of times I need to collect it to max it out.
Also funny, I have been playing this game for so long now and only just noticed the 10K bonus when you shoot the little brown car that drives across the first freeway overpass that has tanks and trains on it. Anyone else found that?


I am going to pick up the PCB for this in a few weeks, such a favorite of mine...

Brad
24th April 2015, 09:29 AM
I get the blue guy a lot. Can't give you statistics or even where to be honest.

I must be missing something with this game though.

I generally only ever get around 105,000k for the first level and I never knew about this mystery 10k bonus. I'm going to have to look up all these hidden point options I think.

Cheers,
Brad

Fire_Power
24th April 2015, 11:09 AM
I get the occasional blue points bonus in those medals and a few other spots where mystery bonus numbers appear. Cant work out how, when or why.

I have trouble killing the bases at the end of stage one - I drop a bomb, try and slip back to get the tanks behind me and then just fire like a madman with a blue gun raised a couple of levels but normally I am killed in crossfire :unsure

I also extremely rarely get a bonus for medals collected - assume you have to get them all and then the bonus is only 1000?

Barra
24th April 2015, 11:43 AM
Can't say I've seen the blue guy all that often in the first stage
I've only ever seen that car once, but didn't get to shoot him. Wonder what triggers his appearance?

Just had a run through stage 1 and my score was 127,560. This is pretty typical
There is a hidden fairy worth 10k which you have to shoot a shit load of bullets for it to appear

Edit: I use spread shot (red) and normal missiles (yellow). I never switch to blue

mark68
24th April 2015, 12:13 PM
There is a hidden fairy worth 10k which you have to shoot a shit load of bullets for it to appear



Is that in the tree near the river? I noticed my bullets hit, but I've never go anything from it.

Barra
24th April 2015, 12:20 PM
Is that in the tree near the river? I noticed my bullets hit, but I've never go anything from it.

Yep where you notice your bullets hitting something invisible, keep firing (a lot)
Its quite tricky to get at first as you have to deal with incoming enemies too

Rat
24th April 2015, 01:33 PM
The second score here is my best score for this MGL, I've had quite a few games and not been able to beat my PB on my cab much to my surprise, I remember doing much better than this BITD used to regularly get to the third boss but stuffed if I can now. Last game for me, time for work.

http://i.imgur.com/H2qlkh5l.jpg

C4mony
24th April 2015, 01:57 PM
31,380
77139

JustAnotherRat
24th April 2015, 02:00 PM
117,920
77140

So C4mony and I still have no power at home but we did visit my sister last night and after dinner realised that her arcade (MAME) machine was sitting in the next room so off we trotted for a few games. Didn't actually play many games but was good to be able to have a game and get a score submitted. Not sure if we'll get to play again before the end of the competition.

Pelly
24th April 2015, 04:35 PM
Can't say I've seen the blue guy all that often in the first stage
I've only ever seen that car once, but didn't get to shoot him. Wonder what triggers his appearance?

Just had a run through stage 1 and my score was 127,560. This is pretty typical
There is a hidden fairy worth 10k which you have to shoot a shit load of bullets for it to appear

Edit: I use spread shot (red) and normal missiles (yellow). I never switch to blue

I think on the second stage that car appears every time, but it is super quick and small, so easily missed. I think there may be a fairy again on level 4 but I have never got that far... LOL

OOO
24th April 2015, 07:21 PM
117,920
77140

So C4mony and I still have no power at home but we did visit my sister last night and after dinner realised that her arcade (MAME) machine was sitting in the next room so off we trotted for a few games.

Jeepers how lucky are you?

How many members out there have a sister who has an arcade machine at their place? ... http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Pacman_Machine_zpsb3b61f58.gif.html)

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Raiden3_zpsqskro7v0.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Raiden3_zpsqskro7v0.png.html)

3 days to go ...

:)

camaro
24th April 2015, 08:16 PM
Have to give this a few more goes I think.
Havent seen the fairy at all.
My first level score is usually 112-114k
Car wtf what car?

Brad
25th April 2015, 07:49 AM
475970

Down to the wire!

Brad

Fire_Power
25th April 2015, 07:49 AM
I must be doing it very wrong, I get about 65k for finishing the first stage but have usually lost a life, so get almost no medal bonus and am typically out of bombs too.

OOO
25th April 2015, 10:09 AM
475970

Down to the wire!

Brad

The Ripple Effect, it's a two way improvement ...

The overall score before your 475,970 score:
Brad 503.7
Barra 531.64
Diff 27.94

After your score:
Brad up to 509.56
Barra down to 522.72
Diff 13.16

2 days to go ...

:)

camaro
25th April 2015, 01:28 PM
Ok found the fairy level 1 and the car level 2, so looks like a few more games for me.

Brad
25th April 2015, 04:02 PM
OK I think a conservative estimate is 30 started and quit games to get this score today. I still have not seen these mystery bonuses =(

500710

Brad

camaro
25th April 2015, 05:45 PM
Extra 10k here Shoot the crap out of it level 1 77195
There's the fairy

Brad
25th April 2015, 06:04 PM
Thanks camaro! That's maybe why I couldn't find it. Someone said road but its actually a riverbank. Nice screenshot =)

Cheers,
Brad

mark68
25th April 2015, 07:41 PM
Thanks camaro! That's maybe why I couldn't find it. Someone said road but its actually a riverbank. Nice screenshot =)

Cheers,
Brad



Is that in the tree near the river? I noticed my bullets hit, but I've never go anything from it.
Yep where you notice your bullets hitting something invisible, keep firing (a lot)
Its quite tricky to get at first as you have to deal with incoming enemies too

:p ;)

Pelly
25th April 2015, 11:05 PM
OK I think a conservative estimate is 30 started and quit games to get this score today. I still have not seen these mystery bonuses =(

500710

Brad

Epic score.. well done.

OOO
26th April 2015, 12:07 AM
OK I think a conservative estimate is 30 started and quit games to get this score today. I still have not seen these mystery bonuses =(

500,710

Brad

The Ripple Effect Part 2 ...

The overall score before your 500,710 score:
Brad 509.56
Barra 522.72
Diff 13.16

After your score:
Brad 509.56
Barra down to 518.22
Diff 8.66

It's midnight ... 19 hours to go ...

:)

Barra
26th April 2015, 12:13 AM
Am I going to have to play tomorrow??? (Not for one second saying I'll be able to improve)

Great score Brad! The pressure is on :)

Edit: Not going to lie I watched a pro run this earlier today (3 loops without a death). It gets insanely fast. If you aren't privy to where the enemies are (exactly!) you're dead pretty much straight away (its hard enough on loop 1, imagine loop 3!!!)
Still not sure where the car comes from.

Jed
26th April 2015, 01:53 PM
finally got to have a crack at Raiden this morning then 3 hours later I stood up from the cab :) I don't really like shmups but I quite enjoyed playing this and got into it and now my right forearm is trashed a little.

Had so many deaths on L2 Boss till I figuired how to beat him and then he's easy. One 30k bonus in L2 and one 5k but in truth, i have no idea what I'm doing in L3 :redface time to give up and go work on my bike to calm the frazzled nerves

Good luck to the front runners and game on

http://s7.postimg.org/wgzpgg7a3/raiden.jpg

Barra
26th April 2015, 03:14 PM
Those big guns on L3 boss are on another level. I'm done. Brad? ;)
545490
77209

Brad
26th April 2015, 03:49 PM
I don't think the level 3 boss is too bad. The hardest is the Level 2 boss. Well hardest to get past without dying =/

I've had a number of games today and cannot get into the groove. As I said earlier, this game is brutally unforgiving. You MUST clear level 1 and 2 without losing a life and lord help you on level 3 without spread shot. If you get a flow going in your movement and concentrate you're fine. As soon as you lose your movement flow or miss-time a shot and die, the game is virtually over unless you luck out and die near the boss part but then you lose your bonus.

Brad

JustAnotherRat
26th April 2015, 04:16 PM
130,090
77210
Got power back, then lost it again then got it back again and had some more games but apparently sorting the house out is more important than the MGL and I am pretty much flogging a dead horse anyway. I improved my score a little but it will make bugger all difference. Well done to those who actually played well in this game and this MGL.

Fire_Power
26th April 2015, 04:19 PM
131,020

77211

I've had it with this game. Normally on MGL games I have a crack and if I like the game I keep going and improve a bit, if I don't like it I stop. But on this I quite like it but can get no further. I've never finished stage two and can't see it happening and it's getting towards beer time. I don't like to watch vids of how to do it and like the tips from these threads but even the 10k angel isn't doing anything to my score so I give up. Amazing to me that you guys can get such high scores, well done.

kane
26th April 2015, 04:57 PM
The two posts above pretty much sums it up :)

77214

CrazyKongFan
26th April 2015, 05:12 PM
62020

I'm not good at these types of games either, especially with a keyboard. So here's my submission. Might play a few more in the next hour or so and see if I can improve, but it should give me a few points to get back into 5th place :D

77215

Pelly
26th April 2015, 05:52 PM
I have slightly bettered my score but still cannot manage a clear LVL 1 & 2 run :( Don't know if I will get any more time now :( #dadlife (http://www.aussiearcade.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=dadlife)

SpudJones
26th April 2015, 06:00 PM
165920

77216

Batfink
26th April 2015, 06:35 PM
tough game, only really gave it a good crack today pity

77217

John73
26th April 2015, 07:08 PM
Looks like the MGL trophy is one again going over the ditch to Barra.

Congrats to Barra and the top 3.

Thanks OOO for running the MGL.

OOO
26th April 2015, 07:26 PM
It's 7pm on Sunday 26-April-2015.
Score submissions for Game 8 Raiden are now closed.

The final scoreboard standings are below ...

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/Raiden4Final_zpskjoprlkb.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/Raiden4Final_zpskjoprlkb.png.html)

From 7th to 11th there wasn’t much in it, as DonPedro edged out camaro, Nicko71, Jammasized and outrun86 by a few thousand for 7th place.
Pelly scored a great 4th place just ahead of Rat in 5th place and RMacauley in 6th place.
DKong was the only one in the 400K zone for a nice 3rd place.
Brad and Barra to and fro, shoot, slip and slide where Brad scores a very impressive 500K for 2nd place.
Barra finds a way on the last day to take out this game and everything else with it …

Congratulations to Barra for winning Game 8, it was a mighty contest.

http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l500/sno-bee/RaidenMGL24Winner_zpsyyqirtem.png (http://s1120.photobucket.com/user/sno-bee/media/RaidenMGL24Winner_zpsyyqirtem.png.html)

This game was the last game for MGL 24. The overall scoreboard will be updated shortly.

:)