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John73
17th March 2016, 06:46 PM
90602

ROM: mpatrol.zip

FYI: This game received two votes, one was for Moon Patrol the other was for Moon Patrol Williams Rev. I grouped both together. We are playing the IREM version since it's what we've played in the past in MGLs. TBH I don't know of differences between the two, someone will no doubt tell me.

See the above pic for the correct dip settings which should give you 3 lives, and bonus vehicles at 10,000, 30,000 and 50,000

Early tip: The way the bonus works at the end of each stage, you are better off resetting this game in between attempts to maximize your score.

I'm sure everyone knows this game, so I won't tell granny how to suck eggs.

This is the wild card game and will run for the duration of the MGL. The closing time for submissions for this game will be the same as the closing time for game 8 which is some time away yet. The winner of this game gets 30 points, 2nd place gets 25 points, 3rd gets 24 and then decreasing by 1 point for every other place.

To submit your score just post a picture of your attempt. The usual rules of the MGL apply which can be found here: http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/607-RULES-FAQ-s-etc Any questions about a tactic or something you think might not be allowed then post in this thread and you'll get feedback from many and a final ruling.

Good luck.

Barra
17th March 2016, 07:09 PM
Not sure of the differences (don't think there is any).

Game is an absolute classic! Should be fun. No questionable tactics that I know of. Just straight up play
:)

Vice
17th March 2016, 07:28 PM
Well I did have a score but my Print Screen just got the desktop and I closed the game so it's gone... Oh well it wasn't anything crazy, lol.

I have to say as my first time playing this game, it's really fun. A little clunky but I'm sure I'll get used to it :P

Jed
17th March 2016, 07:42 PM
Brilliant. i love this game. Well done to those who voted this as a wildcard, I forgot to put any votes in.

No point pressing available here :lol

Batfink
17th March 2016, 07:44 PM
works welll as a wildcard game for me, havent played it since arcade days . was never great but had fun, good excuse to relearn it


Early tip: The way the bonus works at the end of each stage, you are better off resetting this game in between attempts to maximize your score.


oh thats going to get old quick...

Barra
17th March 2016, 07:45 PM
oh thats going to get old quick...

One press of F5 (two if you're recording) will do the trick.

Vice
17th March 2016, 07:49 PM
One press of F5 (two if you're recording) will do the trick.

I've been doing it manually, never thought to look up the reset key :blink:

John73
17th March 2016, 07:56 PM
48,050

90604

How can you not love the music in this game?

Batfink
17th March 2016, 08:28 PM
I've been doing it manually, never thought to look up the reset key :blink:
glad i wasnt the only one, its f3 on mine , much easier.

Vice
17th March 2016, 08:41 PM
18 450.

90605

God that third level gets me every time.

SectionZ
17th March 2016, 08:53 PM
Last time I played this in MGL I was going away & had to cut it short just when I was getting into it..

happy to have the extra time on it, looks like a good list of games nominated & new format keeps things interesting.

Game On :cool:

Vice
17th March 2016, 08:55 PM
Last time I played this in MGL I was going away & had to cut it short just when I was getting into it..

happy to have the extra time on it, looks like a good list of games nominated & new format keeps things interesting.

Game On :cool:

Same here, I was away for nearly 12 months so I'm keen to give it a proper go this time.

New score, 36 700

90606

DKong
17th March 2016, 08:59 PM
Ok to play this on the ArcadeSD version?

John73
17th March 2016, 09:05 PM
Ok to play this on the ArcadeSD version?

As long as it plays like MAME/the original then no issues here.

Jed
18th March 2016, 10:07 AM
Ok to play this on the ArcadeSD version?


How do you like the arcade sd ? I'm considering getting one.

Batfink
18th March 2016, 11:40 AM
just a heads up in case you haven't read http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/79771-Aussie-Arcade-Domain-Change

might have some issues next weekend submitting scores and accessing forums.


Over the Easter break I'll be moving Aussie Arcade to the .com domain so please bookmark www.aussiearcade.com now please, the .com is set to redirect to the .com.au for now.
This has been something I've been putting off for a few years due to the disruption it will cause but unfortunately it has to be done due to circumstances out of my control.

Expect disruption to the site and down time from the 26th of March to the 1st of April.

I know not everybody reads this section so please pass the word around.
Cheers
Travis

Vice
18th March 2016, 02:30 PM
Looks like I'm going to have to set a few reminders to submit scores after the domain change :p

Thanks for the heads up

Blktgr74
18th March 2016, 03:30 PM
68620 http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/16/03/17/ce74fea6b9cf5be759f454867e6e6ded.jpg
Love this game.

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Batfink
18th March 2016, 04:15 PM
Looks like I'm going to have to set a few reminders to submit scores after the domain change :p

Thanks for the heads up
no problems.

i was going to submit one when i get through the mines.... so i don't think it will affect me :(

Vice
18th March 2016, 04:34 PM
no problems.

i was going to submit one when i get through the mines.... so i don't think it will affect me :(


Nah you'll get it, the mines are only the first part of that level. I got it on the third try.

Jed
18th March 2016, 05:33 PM
just a heads up in case you haven't read http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/79771-Aussie-Arcade-Domain-Change



might have some issues next weekend submitting scores and accessing forums.


Update:


I just spoke to cwispy our server op about the change and hopefully the transaction will be disruption free.

A reminder to bookmark www.aussiearcade.com but until further notice continue using www.aussiearcade.com

Vice
18th March 2016, 06:39 PM
New pb. 53 750

90622

danny_galaga
18th March 2016, 06:50 PM
I haven't done an MGL in a while. Can't remember if you can just join in or not. Pretty sure I joined half way through one before. Been slack because I now have a girlfriend, and hence less spare time! Will give this a bash tonight (",)

John73
18th March 2016, 06:53 PM
I haven't done an MGL in a while. Can't remember if you can just join in or not.


There is now a $50 joining fee payable to yours truly :P

danny_galaga
18th March 2016, 07:44 PM
there is now a $50 joining fee payable to yours truly :p

:003:

magrinder
18th March 2016, 08:19 PM
76,000
90626

Very rusty on this one. It's a classic and simple game.

Vice
18th March 2016, 09:05 PM
76,000
90626

Very rusty on this one. It's a classic and simple game.


Are you KIDDING ME? :o

outrun86
18th March 2016, 09:12 PM
Will give this some play over the weekend. Hope to play through this MGL.

Barra
18th March 2016, 09:49 PM
Lost 4 lives on the same section. Grrr
90640

Jed
18th March 2016, 10:14 PM
Last time we played this, I think, MGL12 ? Jan 2011... look out for Rat and DKong, and wingtipvortex slays this game too....

http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/39312-Mgl-12-game-8-Moon-patrol

camaro
18th March 2016, 10:20 PM
Last time we played this, I think, MGL12 ? Jan 2011... look out for Rat and DKong, and wingtipvortex slays this game too....

http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/39312-Mgl-12-game-8-Moon-patrol

Bit different this time?




DIP SWITCHES / ROM: <<---- PAY ATTENTION !!! :lol

ROMSet: MPatrolW.zip
Lives: 5
Bonus Life: 10,000

http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8747

Barra
18th March 2016, 10:20 PM
Rob is very good at this game too (no surprises here)

camaro
18th March 2016, 10:25 PM
Rob is very good at this game too (no surprises here)

From MGL 18, thought I'd played it in an MGL and I wasn't aroung for 12 http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/60194-MGL-18-Game-8-Moon-Patrol-Finished

Barra
18th March 2016, 10:26 PM
TG settings are 5 lives to start and bonus at 10k (but also ROMset mpatrolw)

Jed
18th March 2016, 10:31 PM
Bit different this time?

Loss of lives in this games tends to come in avalanches rather than dribs and drabs, and on certain sections, so although it was 5 lives, might not make a massive diff...

Barra
18th March 2016, 10:40 PM
Loss of lives in this games tends to come in avalanches rather than dribs and drabs, and on certain sections, so although it was 5 lives, might not make a massive diff...

Only makes a difference to those who won't earn that amount of extras (ie get to 50k)

magrinder
18th March 2016, 11:41 PM
Loss of lives in this games tends to come in avalanches rather than dribs and drabs, and on certain sections, so although it was 5 lives, might not make a massive diff...


Once one can get to 50K, you'll still end up with six cars. And yes, I also tend to lose all cars in the same section one after another, rapid fire. Jed and camara, it's good to note that if anyone wants to submit to TG they should pay close attention to the different TG rom and dip settings.

- - - Updated - - -


Are you KIDDING ME? :o

Once you get past whatever is hitching you up, you sail right along and up your score without issue. When I say "simple" I mean to say, simple rules - really straight forward with no tricks to learn. Fortunately we all have eight weeks on this one too (could have been eight weeks of Gekisou ;)).

Vice
18th March 2016, 11:56 PM
Once you get past whatever is hitching you up, you sail right along and up your score without issue. When I say "simple" I mean to say, simple rules - really straight forward with no tricks to learn. Fortunately we all have eight weeks on this one too (could have been eight weeks of Gekisou ;)).

That's true, guess I should count my blessings, haha.
I've never given Moon Patrol a second thought before, gotta say I'm liking it. Definitely has replay value, shame the cab is so ugly on the side or I might look for one. :p

Batfink
19th March 2016, 08:49 AM
Nah you'll get it, the mines are only the first part of that level. I got it on the third try.

fore me maybe the 300th time, i been thinking for a while i've had a problem with my joystick not always registering a button press here and there , so decided to remap the controls to the player 2 side and sailed straight through 1st time.

danny_galaga
19th March 2016, 10:03 AM
35950 to get me on the board (",)

Batfink
19th March 2016, 11:12 AM
some decent progress now, hopefully a couple more games tonight.

camaro
19th March 2016, 11:13 AM
http://i.imgur.com/J4A3SlZ.png?1

danny_galaga
19th March 2016, 11:27 AM
52100. Computer went a bit weird though. Still ahven't got Namestepat to sort out the monitor for me! May continue the session on my trusty cocktail cab

Barra
19th March 2016, 07:45 PM
OMG! Got past Lindermann rock for the first time ever. Love it. Bring on 100k
90650

John73
19th March 2016, 08:28 PM
For the record, the current record holder on AA for the 3 car variation of Moon Patrol is RMacauley with 155,510. Given how long this game is going to be played for being the wild card game, I'd be guessing 150k+ is going to be needed to secure 1st place on this one.

RMacauley
19th March 2016, 08:36 PM
For the record, the current record holder on AA for the 3 car variation of Moon Patrol is RMacauley with 155,510. Given how long this game is going to be played for being the wild card game, I'd be guessing 150k+ is going to be needed to secure 1st place on this one.

If, big if, I can consistently get past 2 parts of the Champion course then 150K+ is doable. At this point my unsubmitted score for this MGL is 79K

John73
19th March 2016, 08:44 PM
If, big if, I can consistently get past 2 parts of the Champion course then 150K+ is doable. At this point my unsubmitted score for this MGL is 79K

We've got the better part of 2 months to play this game, and knowing how competitive some of the other players are I'm sure 150K will happen - if not by you, by someone else.

NFI what my PB is, but hopefully I'll get a chance to progress further through the Championship course and break 100K which I'm sure I've never done.

RMacauley
19th March 2016, 08:53 PM
We've got the better part of 2 months to play this game, and knowing how competitive some of the other players are I'm sure 150K will happen - if not by you, by someone else.

NFI what my PB is, but hopefully I'll get a chance to progress further through the Championship course and break 100K which I'm sure I've never done.

I'm sure someone will break the 150+K barrier. My PB according to Aurcade is about 174K on TG settings

DKong
19th March 2016, 08:59 PM
How do you like the arcade sd ? I'm considering getting one.

Like it for its convenience, wish the updates were more regular, but I like the majority of the games and they do play well!

Mameshane
20th March 2016, 09:04 AM
62550
90654

RMacauley
20th March 2016, 12:13 PM
New PB. Champion course 2 point R

magrinder
20th March 2016, 12:39 PM
134,690

90676

DKong
20th March 2016, 06:55 PM
Had a good couple of games this afternoon finally finished championship course 1.

Happy with todays progress I think a PB. :)

Posted a progress score, as when playing on the ArcadeSD it goes straight back to the menu at the end of the game, so not enough time to grab a photo.

John73
20th March 2016, 07:18 PM
So much for 150k+ getting you first place on this one :lol 250k? anyone.

I haven't done any playing this weekend :(

- - - Updated - - -

68,600

90697

Barra
20th March 2016, 07:45 PM
Damn some great scores coming in. Looks like I've got some work to do to keep up

JustAnotherRat
20th March 2016, 09:18 PM
I've got no hope.

Game 1 and a Wild Card game and I feel that I am no hope in this MGL.

John73
20th March 2016, 09:19 PM
I've got no hope.

Game 1 and a Wild Card game and I feel that I am no hope in this MGL.

I feel like that in every MGL :lol

Keep in mind we aren't playing the % scoring system, so losing the Wild Card game badly is not the end of the story.

Mameshane
20th March 2016, 10:24 PM
77060


new PB for me.90708

Barra
20th March 2016, 11:11 PM
I feel like that in every MGL :lol

Keep in mind we aren't playing the % scoring system, so losing the Wild Card game badly is not the end of the story.

People should be more pleased about Gekisou. Wolf will score 1m+

magrinder
21st March 2016, 09:30 AM
Happy with todays progress I think a PB. :)



Nice. I was looking back at the old 2014 IGB scores and you'll need to up your game a bit to match what you scored back then... a 209k!

DKong
21st March 2016, 09:51 AM
Nice. I was looking back at the old 2014 IGB scores and you'll need to up your game a bit to match what you scored back then... a 209k!

Early days yet! I forgot about that score, something to aim for :)

Batfink
21st March 2016, 04:15 PM
New PB. Champion course 2 point R

awesome score, how many courses are there ?

RMacauley
21st March 2016, 05:23 PM
awesome score, how many courses are there ?

There's only 2 courses. Beginner and then a champion course that repeats. Memorize the champion course and the game is marathonable in theory

camaro
21st March 2016, 06:11 PM
My aim was to get 100K (and so damn close) but seeing as others have raised the bar so high I will have to spend some more time on this but for now it's on to Gekisou.

http://i.imgur.com/0pL8v4J.png

danny_galaga
21st March 2016, 07:41 PM
Inching it up: 61450

Jed
21st March 2016, 07:42 PM
yay, ton-up for starters.

it would be cool to get through the championship 2 course, certainly heaps of time to do it. have done it before many moons ago, when I was playing a lot more arcade.

90729

Barra
21st March 2016, 10:52 PM
105860

90740

CrazyKongFan
22nd March 2016, 12:50 AM
90602
Early tip: The way the bonus works at the end of each stage, you are better off resetting this game in between attempts to maximize your score.


FYI: It shouldn't matter...your bonus is based on beating the average time, which is fixed on each level, as far as I know. I've never seen it say anything but 80 seconds at the end of the 1st board...so if you "broke the record" on the 1st attempt and got the lowest time possible, which I think is 59, it'll give you 3100 bonus points ((80-59)*100+1000=3100). The next time if you get 60, you'll still get 3000 bonus points ((80-60)*100+1000=3000).

Batfink
22nd March 2016, 07:55 AM
FYI: It shouldn't matter...your bonus is based on beating the average time, which is fixed on each level, as far as I know. I've never seen it say anything but 80 seconds at the end of the 1st board...so if you "broke the record" on the 1st attempt and got the lowest time possible, which I think is 59, it'll give you 3100 bonus points ((80-59)*100+1000=3100). The next time if you get 60, you'll still get 3000 bonus points ((80-60)*100+1000=3000).

I was thinking the same thing, but is the bonus+1000 for breaking the record ?

Good thing i'm linking about this game is that its really all about distance, the only scoring worth worrying about is the groups of UFO's but your trying to kill them as quick as possible anyway.

I'm stuck around J on Champ 1 and each time i get there i'm within about 2k of the same score so shooting or jumping rocks matters little nor does 59 or 63 seconds..

Hopefully i can get through this uphill section one day >.<

DKong
22nd March 2016, 10:18 AM
I was thinking the same thing, but is the bonus+1000 for breaking the record ?

Good thing i'm linking about this game is that its really all about distance, the only scoring worth worrying about is the groups of UFO's but your trying to kill them as quick as possible anyway.

I'm stuck around J on Champ 1 and each time i get there i'm within about 2k of the same score so shooting or jumping rocks matters little nor does 59 or 63 seconds..

Hopefully i can get through this uphill section one day >.<

ahh the old uphill rolling down rocks, that part used to get me every time, pretty much nail it all the time now. Keep practicing you will
work it out.

Jed
22nd March 2016, 12:57 PM
ahh the old uphill rolling down rocks, that part used to get me every time, pretty much nail it all the time now. Keep practicing you will
work it out.

That part is a bugger! It does take a little bit of experimentation till you figure out how to do it. Just think pew pew pew ;)

John73
22nd March 2016, 07:03 PM
FYI: It shouldn't matter...your bonus is based on beating the average time, which is fixed on each level, as far as I know. I've never seen it say anything but 80 seconds at the end of the 1st board...so if you "broke the record" on the 1st attempt and got the lowest time possible, which I think is 59, it'll give you 3100 bonus points ((80-59)*100+1000=3100). The next time if you get 60, you'll still get 3000 bonus points ((80-60)*100+1000=3000).

Ah you are correct. I always assumed that the game kept a running average of the time to complete each stage - which it doesn't. I never actually took the time to check this out myself. So the average time of 80 on the A-E leg is not an average at all, well maybe it was an average worked out during play testing... who knows.

Jed
23rd March 2016, 03:22 PM
110,570

chucked a sickie to get some crap done before the festival of the Eggman. slight increase, carried 2 extra lives into the final stretch, but lost them all there.

Still, getting better and getting some mojo back with regular play.


90780

Mameshane
23rd March 2016, 08:11 PM
79760

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160323/5a5bd0d5a6bc8c37daa5d8dea56719a5.jpg

got up to that tricky incline area.

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danny_galaga
23rd March 2016, 09:01 PM
Having a hard time improving my score. 66780

Barra
24th March 2016, 11:18 AM
got up to that tricky incline area.

Linderman rock!!!!!

Batfink
24th March 2016, 11:41 AM
got up to that tricky incline area.

i see this in my nightmares...:043:

o o0 o0o

hopefully i can have a good crack at it this long weekend, stocked up on alcohol so should be good.


Linderman rock!!!!!

what is .. , <google> , oh rolling rocks :)

camaro
24th March 2016, 12:26 PM
79760

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160323/5a5bd0d5a6bc8c37daa5d8dea56719a5.jpg

got up to that tricky incline area.

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Yep they suck but once you work them out easy to get past, then the hard bit comes along.

Mameshane
24th March 2016, 05:04 PM
84380
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/8505af67d3778f90f83865a313066091.jpg

got past linderman rock in 2 consecutive games getting 2 PB's in a row. both crashing out on the mines not long after. there seems like a couple super close together.

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magrinder
24th March 2016, 05:29 PM
i see this in my nightmares...:043:

o o0 o0o

hopefully i can have a good crack at it this long weekend, stocked up on alcohol so should be good.




90831

magrinder
24th March 2016, 08:09 PM
184,210

90835

mark68
25th March 2016, 12:01 AM
I thought I'd better fire up the MAME machine and join in.
This is the score for the second try.
I used to love this one back in the mid '80s.

Batfink
25th March 2016, 08:43 PM
still stuck at the same bloody place but an improvement on score :)

Barra
25th March 2016, 08:55 PM
84380
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/8505af67d3778f90f83865a313066091.jpg

got past linderman rock in 2 consecutive games getting 2 PB's in a row. both crashing out on the mines not long after. there seems like a couple super close together.

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Those f@&$&n mines!! :mad:

magrinder
25th March 2016, 11:21 PM
The 184K I posted is my PB. I hope to increase it as this has always been one of the games I've wanted to really work on but never really have.

As it's been a week now, a few of the things that have helped me that might possibly help others:

Don't worry about going as fast as possible for your end round bonus. Intuitively, one always wants the biggest bonus possible but nine times out of ten trying to always go as fast as possible will only create problems. I'll only go at full speed if I'm 100% sure of what I'm driving into. If I have any doubts of what is ahead whatsoever, I'll always run at default speed. Some rounds give out a decent bonus, other rounds not so much. I just take whatever points I get and take satisfaction out of completing the round. As mentioned earlier in the thread, longevity is the way to go as far as points go. You can't score points if you're dead. Why risk losing a guy for an additional 100-200 points?

Crater jumps: every crater jump can be achieved at default speed. So if you're dodging bombs and you see a crater coming, no matter what, you'll need to be at mid speed or more to make the jump. I try never to go fast under pressure for any reason. Again, it only creates trouble.

Mines: for the second round, there are a bunch of what I call variable mines, meaning that they stagger in length of distance apart from each other. These mines are one of the few places I'll stay at slow speed for any length of time. With a bit of timing experience, you'll easily jump over any single mine at slow speed. As for double mines, you'll have to move to mid speed for the jump, then immediately move back down to slow speed until you've cleared whatever mines are ahead. I never ever go fast when in a mine area.

If you're stuck in a area you seem to not be able to pass, try jumping over the problem rather than shooting through it.

Where I lose guys the most are the bombs from the yellow ships. When I know these ships are coming, I've been trying to enter into the area really fast (or really slow), then once I see bombs dropping that might create problems, I immediately go to slowest speed and let them drop to the ground in front of me, then move again to fastest speed if needed. Almost like a rocking boat.

I see this game as memory and execution. The only variance are the ships from above and how bombs are dropped, but that's a big variance.

If anyone is interested, I've left (and will leave) MP games on twitch.
https://www.twitch.tv/magrinder/profile

The 184K is there, though I managed to stream it with an aspect ratio that cropped off the ground so you can't see any craters. There is also a 179K on twitch that shows the craters, and everything mentioned above. I'm not a prolific streamer, don't have a mic and often times don't even have a chat visible to me. If you see me streaming and I don't respond, it's because I'm still clueless as to how to easily make all that happen. My primary twitch concerns currently are: playing a game without stuttering game play and recording a copy of game play (auto record is easy!).

Lastly, I'm no expert in the least, but if some of this stuff helps others, awesome. If not, that's ok too. The WR arcade score is 1.4 mil and the mame WR is 1.5 mil.

Foot
26th March 2016, 01:12 PM
Ok, first game of this in a long time and the old memory is a bit hazy

90892

magrinder
28th March 2016, 11:50 AM
195,810

90994

wolfman24
30th March 2016, 04:34 AM
33530
91063

wolfman24
30th March 2016, 05:48 AM
hate that tank such bullshit
57330
91064

bondy
30th March 2016, 11:02 AM
Woah, never played this before. Pretty cool!

22,550

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bondy
30th March 2016, 11:22 AM
Quick update - 32,700.

Lost all my lives on the first tank I saw - what do I do?

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Jed
30th March 2016, 11:56 AM
Quick update - 32,700.

Lost all my lives on the first tank I saw - what do I do?

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160330/b6af222a568891d19a711f5a623880dd.jpg


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The tanks are pretty easy. just shoot the bullet they shoot, then shoot the tank. If they are placed like you see in wolfman's post, sometimes it's easier to shoot their bullet then jump the crater plus tank in one go.

The later tanks will fire multiple times, in that case it's pew pew and PEW.

bondy
30th March 2016, 12:25 PM
The tanks are pretty easy. just shoot the bullet they shoot, then shoot the tank. If they are placed like you see in wolfman's post, sometimes it's easier to shoot their bullet then jump the crater plus tank in one go.

The later tanks will fire multiple times, in that case it's pew pew and PEW.

Cheers! For some reason I was trying to jump it like an idiot

wolfman24
31st March 2016, 09:35 AM
69430
coming for you magrinder lol
91108

wolfman24
1st April 2016, 08:41 AM
75950
91129

bigredbird
2nd April 2016, 04:47 PM
23630

Posting a score to get on the board

91283

SectionZ
3rd April 2016, 03:00 PM
Its a start..

Foot
8th April 2016, 05:38 PM
So close, thought I was home free and got all speedy jump happy - DOH!

91597

danny_galaga
9th April 2016, 12:20 AM
I think they wrapped up Moon Patrol last week :D

camaro
9th April 2016, 07:56 AM
I think they wrapped up Moon Patrol last week :D
Moon Patrol is the wild card game and runs the whole length of the MGL.

danny_galaga
9th April 2016, 01:24 PM
Oh shit! I didn't know that! **** Bagman, I'm going to hammer Moon Patrol :D

magrinder
11th April 2016, 06:18 AM
So close, thought I was home free and got all speedy jump happy - DOH!

91597

Look at all those craters on your end screen! That third one to the right looks especially nasty right next to the center crater.

Rat
11th April 2016, 09:37 AM
Took a few tries but I finally managed to re-learn that tricky rolling rocks section :) hope to get a few more games in and put a PB on my cab. I think last time this was in MGL would be my PB 172k but on my cab I only have 147k so I would like to rectify that by putting up a new PB of ummmm let's aim for 200k :D

http://i.imgur.com/UJs5ELuh.jpg

Rat
11th April 2016, 10:41 AM
Tempted to photoshop that pic into Moon Rat ;) but I don't have the time and it's a shitty quality pic anyway with the sync lines etc. (monitor doesn't look like that it's just the camera sync, need faster shutter I think? but I don't use manual setting on my S6)

On a side note I have some decent PC speakers with subwoofer set up to my cab and the thumping sub when shooting the rocks is very satisfying :cool: even the subtle bass sounds when jumping are nice.

danny_galaga
14th April 2016, 08:04 PM
Last night, first game of Moon Patrol in a while, came to within 50 points of my best :realmad: Was all downhill from there :D

Gonna take some Nurafen and try harder tonight (Is Nurafen considered a performance enhancing drug? :lol )

Rat
15th April 2016, 09:13 PM
Nearly got through the first Championship stage....next time.

Jed
15th April 2016, 11:21 PM
Took a few tries but I finally managed to re-learn that tricky rolling rocks section :) hope to get a few more games in and put a PB on my cab. I think last time this was in MGL would be my PB 172k but on my cab I only have 147k so I would like to rectify that by putting up a new PB of ummmm let's aim for 200k :D

http://i.imgur.com/UJs5ELuh.jpg

nice astro city :)

camaro
17th April 2016, 07:59 PM
Updated scores on this one
http://i.imgur.com/spxYbOS.png

magrinder
23rd April 2016, 01:19 AM
266,820! A new PB by a long shot.

92154

If anyone has any interest, here is a copy of the stream. I've also changed my strategy on getting through the rolling rock section. I'm finding it far more effective than simply jumping over the problem. To save yourself a watch, just after jumping I've been shooting out the large middle rock, then repeat that again for the second set of rocks. So basically, I'm jumping over two sets of little rocks. It's easier to see than explain I think.

https://www.twitch.tv/magrinder/v/62123856

camaro
23rd April 2016, 04:58 PM
http://i.imgur.com/jbcL2aq.jpg
magrinder posts a great score increase and raises the bar.
Can RMacauley or DKong catch him?
Between 3rd and 6th Rat, Foot, Jed and Barra there is only 13K points difference.

And 6 players yet to play the game or register scores

Rat
8th May 2016, 07:46 PM
Another score just below DKong.....oh well plenty of time to play tomorrow :)

http://i.imgur.com/nu8T1b7h.jpg

Rat
9th May 2016, 08:52 AM
266,820! A new PB by a long shot.

92154

If anyone has any interest, here is a copy of the stream. I've also changed my strategy on getting through the rolling rock section. I'm finding it far more effective than simply jumping over the problem. To save yourself a watch, just after jumping I've been shooting out the large middle rock, then repeat that again for the second set of rocks. So basically, I'm jumping over two sets of little rocks. It's easier to see than explain I think.

https://www.twitch.tv/magrinder/v/62123856


Has this recording been removed now? It doesn't play from that link for me.

magrinder
9th May 2016, 11:58 AM
Auto removal. I thought is was 30 days but I guess it's sooner now. 10 days? Barra would know. He streams all the time. Here's a copy of a 248K ish game I just recorded:

https://www.twitch.tv/magrinder/v/65389921

It'll stay up till twitch deletes it.

I choked on this too as I thought I might break my PB. It was still a pretty darn solid game.

The new (to me anyway) rolling rock strategy starts at around 23:00 in. It's worth a few seconds watch for anyone who has trouble with those rocks. It helped me out a great deal once I realized I could approach these rocks in this manner rather than just jumping them like I used to. The last chunk T-Z seems to still give the most trouble though. That and foolish mistakes. Probably mostly the latter really.

Barra
9th May 2016, 12:27 PM
It will stay on twitch permanently (in theory) if you highlight it. Past broadcasts auto delete after a certain amount of time.

Rat
9th May 2016, 12:34 PM
Thanks for that, from the looks of it you have speed in the middle when jumping those rocks? You do make it look easy, I will give it a try but I'm used to timing the jump over the big rocks now, your jump then quick shoot combo might prove more difficult for me.

magrinder
9th May 2016, 12:46 PM
I'm approaching those specific rocks at mid speed. The second you jump, tap the fire button right after the jump. Think... Pew Pew, but with two separate buttons. I bumped into that approach by accident. I never miss anymore with those rocks and they were always a burden before.

When I used to jump the set of three entirely I would often mess up the timing and there is very little give when you jump those two sets of three rocks. The double jump of the three set really has to be perfect or near perfect for it to go off.

Barra: interesting. As you know I really don't stream all that often and unless I've got a superior game worth saving, I tend to let things delete off the page. I have also lost highlights to auto deletes recently too that I wanted to save (I still have copies elsewhere). I'm sure the answer is spelled out on twitch somewhere, but I'm really too lazy to dig into it. I don't really care that much I guess. I do know that Amazon somewhat recently bought twitch so they no doubt are trying to minimize space usage for less watched videos. I think I read somewhere that the majority of twitch videos are watched in the first few days, or perhaps weeks. After that time, they are seldom watched again.

Rat
10th May 2016, 06:43 PM
Didn't even try Magrinder's shoot and jump on the rocks as I'm used to my method and couldn't get my head around the different timings, I only died once there in three rounds anyway so that's not bad.

This would be close to a PB for me, I can't remember what I got in other MGLs I might have a look later, it's a new high on my Cab anyway which is cool :) still have time for another couple of tries, might see if I can get 300k.

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

Jed
10th May 2016, 06:50 PM
Didn't even try Magrinder's shoot and jump on the rocks as I'm used to my method and couldn't get my head around the different timings, I only died once there in three rounds anyway so that's not bad.

This would be close to a PB for me, I can't remember what I got in other MGLs I might have a look later, it's a new high on my Cab anyway which is cool :) still have time for another couple of tries, might see if I can get 300k.


yeah, I got my own method too :) so you got out of jail/hospital sooner than expected then ? good news.

got to get back to Arcade, my home life stuff over the last month has left me little time or energy for anything else, no Vpin action either :( got an optoboard from zebsboards just sitting there ready to go into my vpin, and JammaPi board from dee2er on the way, man, I need a week off work just to catch up with gaming and tinkering :D

Rat
10th May 2016, 08:24 PM
yeah, I got my own method too :) so you got out of jail/hospital sooner than expected then ? good news.

Yeah big change in my care plan, I was expecting to be in traction in Hospital for another two or three weeks, now I'm at home on crutches and for a change have plenty of time to play games :)

Rat
11th May 2016, 09:06 AM
Just looked up the MGL history of this game and it looks like a few of us are beating previous scores on this, I think DKong has surpassed his old MGL scores and I have beaten mine by heaps, both myself and Magrinder have beaten wingtipvortex. Once you remember the obstacles in the Championship course the only problem is the spaceship bullets, there is a real art to manipulating your speed when there are bullets and obstacles at the same time. I still need some improvement in that area and a good or poor game can be a combination of skill and luck with the bullets. Looking at the scores on MARP it must be possible to get much better at dodging the bullets.

Here is the current MGL record, when set at 5 men you only get one extra and when set at 3 men you get three extras so there is no difference really.

Moon Patrol Wingtipvortex 191,370 (5 lives) RMacauley 155,510 (3 lives)

magrinder
11th May 2016, 11:10 PM
284,680

93146

Barra
11th May 2016, 11:20 PM
Max!!! Incredible stuff mate. Keep it going!

Batfink
12th May 2016, 10:25 AM
The new (to me anyway) rolling rock strategy starts at around 23:00 in. It's worth a few seconds watch for anyone who has trouble with those rocks. It helped me out a great deal once I realized I could approach these rocks in this manner rather than just jumping them like I used to. The last chunk T-Z seems to still give the most trouble though. That and foolish mistakes. Probably mostly the latter really.

Thanks for this, must give it a go again , i haven't played it for a few weeks as i did give up in frustration at those friggin rocks.

I discovered that jump / shoot helped but as i was still stuck thought i was on the wrong track, maybe i was closer than i thought..

Jed
12th May 2016, 04:25 PM
Awesome score magrinder ! Nerves of steel :cool:

magrinder
15th May 2016, 12:18 AM
326,840

93225

More improvement. I'm very pleased with this score.

Rat
15th May 2016, 11:18 AM
Great score magrinder, I'm going to have a few more games this afternoon but I don't expect to beat that. How do you go with the sections that have heaps of spaceships and holes to jump over? I think I'm reasonably good at watching for bullets and adjusting speed to suit, I usually sit at default speed and try to shoot as many spaceships as early as possible and speed up or slow down as soon as dangerous bullets appear. But sometimes I still seem to get a bad run even to the point of occasionally dying 3 times in a row due to bullets that seemed impossible to predict or avoid. Do you need to play heaps of games to get a good run and a score like 300k ? do you have heaps of games around the 150k mark like I do?

magrinder
15th May 2016, 12:25 PM
I've been playing two to three full games a day. I'll quit if I'm not playing well and restart or just quit and play something else. I find that I can't play this game well at all if I'm tired in the least. On days off, I'll try and get a few more games in. It's been a game I've always wanted to work on, so that helps a lot.

As for bombs, I think you (@Rat) said it best: it's a combination of skill and luck. Sometimes you get great shots off, other times it seems like there is nothing you can do. I still lose guys on round one every other game or so. Very frustrating.

One thing I try and do is to never go fast when yellow ships are out. I ignore blue ships and allow ancillary fire to take them out (though watch for their bombs). If I know I'm entering into a yellow ship swarm, I try and enter in slow, then toggle back between mid speed and slow being mindful of the craters. If I see a crater, quick like a bunny just before the crater I'll move to mid speed so I'll have enough speed to able to jump it, then back to slow (dodging fire when needed). It's not always easy. It does not always work as intended. The hardest batch is the last section where you have craters, blue ships, swarms of yellow and that one set of double rocks all at once. It's a deal breaker swarm.

Keep in mind though, the difference between 250 and 300 is really only a couple of sections. The real kicker is the 10K end round bonus. It's the first time I ever was able to grab that round four 10K.

Barra
15th May 2016, 06:52 PM
Got to the last section. Crappy deaths tho :/

110910

93267

John73
15th May 2016, 06:57 PM
Edit: Deleted. Posted in wrong thread.

JustAnotherRat
16th May 2016, 10:41 AM
38,750
93301
I figured I'd better get a score up (I thought I already has and I don't even know if this one is my best (but it wouldn't be much better anyway if it isn't) after forgetting to put a score up for the last VPGL table.

CrazyKongFan
22nd May 2016, 12:59 AM
75830

93635

Had planned on playing this earlier, but had a rough last 2 weeks and haven't had an opportunity to play. Also gonna get a quick game of Markham in.

CrazyKongFan
22nd May 2016, 03:29 AM
77140

93637

minor improvement, probably my last attempt...dunno why I'm having problems...usually I can get at least 115K :unsure

Rat
22nd May 2016, 04:34 PM
Just played my last game for the comp on this and got 173k which is still an above average score for me. I think only one death in that game was not from random very difficult to dodge bullets falling on me.

Did anyone get 58sec for the first E ? I used to get it but can't now perhaps it was a different rom?

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk

camaro
22nd May 2016, 05:16 PM
Just played my last game for the comp on this and got 173k which is still an above average score for me. I think only one death in that game was not from random very difficult to dodge bullets falling on me.

Did anyone get 58sec for the first E ? I used to get it but can't now perhaps it was a different rom?

Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk

Yep get 58 secs.

John73
22nd May 2016, 06:10 PM
Pencils down, hands on heads... Time is up!

danny_galaga
23rd May 2016, 06:05 PM
Meh, I kept meaning to come back to this. Each time I did I hit a wall at about the same place. If I could have pushed past that wall, I would get thousands more points. Oh well, I'm sure it'll pop up again some time (",)