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OOO
25th July 2018, 10:18 PM
Hammer Time …

MGLXXXVI – Game 6 ~ Mr Do!’s Castle

https://i.imgur.com/wekE8Dx.png

Nominated by gamers: BandontheRun and Pessimeister

ROM WolfMAME 0.106: docastle (set 1)

Game Story:
Mr Do the clown, moves around six floors interconnected by ladders. Some of the ladders are fixed and some can be pushed left or right. Baddies look like unicorns. He has a hammer which can knock out floor stones. You work out the rest, good luck!

Score Submissions:
Please make a new post for each score you post, with your score as the first line of your post, along with a screen shot showing your score and initials. This game finishes Sunday 12 August 2018, 7pm Sydney time.

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 pausing. No cheats allowed.

Games can be played at the arcade. You must ensure the arcade operator has the game at the MGL game settings for the submission to be valid.

GAME 6 … Clown on the attack…

https://i.imgur.com/CmP3LaC.png

https://i.imgur.com/IX0Oj3e.jpg

:)

BandontheRun
26th July 2018, 02:46 AM
Wow - one of my noms! I always enjoyed this in the arcade as it was like completely new gameplay but still Mr. Do!
Sadly, I don’t remember any good ports of this one and I think it’s really a great game.
I’m also not very good at it so this gives me some competition to get swinging.


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RichyS
26th July 2018, 07:20 AM
34,560 - I'm winning :)

133284

John73
26th July 2018, 05:46 PM
7880

133306

creech77
26th July 2018, 07:24 PM
16,020
133308

bigredbird
26th July 2018, 08:04 PM
117,200

133309

133310

creech77
26th July 2018, 10:35 PM
24,740
133321

bigredbird
27th July 2018, 07:13 PM
143,280

New PB!
REALLY happy with that game.

Changed my strategy from last time we played this and it seems to have worked.

133360

133361

OOO
27th July 2018, 08:18 PM
143,280

New PB!
REALLY happy with that game.

Changed my strategy from last time we played this and it seems to have worked.

133360

133361

Very nice score. You are becoming a Mr Do! expert in many of its permutations ... https://i.imgur.com/6ayiE46.png

Pessimeister
28th July 2018, 12:23 AM
Pessimeister: 24, 420

133370

Nice, great to see someone else nominated this game too. :) I never played it on arcade, but really had fun with it on C64 as it always put me in a jolly mood with its vibrant tune and cunning strategic gameplay. So I've always been naturally curious to see the differences between the versions.

I've already encountered something I've never seen before; namely the extra credit crystal. Cool! :)

RMacauley
28th July 2018, 11:46 AM
Universal and their bloody clown games :rolleyes

fok999
28th July 2018, 04:47 PM
23860
133399

https://media.giphy.com/media/IYM94GKxUBgoU/giphy.gif

Fordy
28th July 2018, 06:49 PM
30,620 - A start

BandontheRun
29th July 2018, 03:13 AM
16200
133412



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RMacauley
29th July 2018, 03:38 PM
220 points less than my score from some TG decathlon 9 years ago. Included a diamond though I forgot to yell "Yes! A once in a lifetime opportunity!" Maybe that only applies to Mr Do :lol

bigredbird
29th July 2018, 05:40 PM
Included a diamond though I forgot to yell "Yes! A once in a lifetime opportunity!" Maybe that only applies to Mr Do :lol

Good memory. Good man. ;)

OOO
29th July 2018, 07:55 PM
Day 3 of 17 ...

Busy, busy Mr Do! ...

https://i.imgur.com/Pz84xYP.png

:)

terencew
29th July 2018, 08:02 PM
8040
133451

It's a start...

RMacauley
29th July 2018, 09:47 PM
This changes nothing in the overall standings but it's a new PB so here it is. Included another diamond

Fordy
30th July 2018, 01:30 AM
36,840 - A new PB on these settings.

ozfalcon
30th July 2018, 09:44 AM
I can't see all the dip settings.
Guessing Advance Level on Getting Diamond is OFF.
133463

SMK
30th July 2018, 02:14 PM
Hope this helps guys/gals. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KyQpk-NgkU

Btw, for those who aren't aware, the other guy in the video is Keith Swanson. A personal friend of mine and the current Gorf WR holder. :)

- - - Updated - - -

44,920

133476

Slowly coming back.

SMK
30th July 2018, 03:02 PM
59,180

133478

A few more rungs up the ladder (no pun intended).:lol

RMacauley
30th July 2018, 07:46 PM
Shocked, stunned and not a little bit amazed :o

I've been dying repeatedly on scene 5. This game I get past 5 easily and finish on scene 9 for an almost 20K increase. Now comes the hard bit. Figuring out exactly what I did differently and repeating it

bigredbird
30th July 2018, 08:37 PM
Shocked, stunned and not a little bit amazed :o

I've been dying repeatedly on scene 5. This game I get past 5 easily and finish on scene 9 for an almost 20K increase. Now comes the hard bit. Figuring out exactly what I did differently and repeating it

Great increase Rob!
Keep at it. You can DO it!

BandontheRun
31st July 2018, 11:40 AM
Hope this helps guys/gals. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KyQpk-NgkU

Btw, for those who aren't aware, the other guy in the video is Keith Swanson. A personal friend of mine and the current Gorf WR holder. :)

- - - Updated - - -

44,920

133476

Slowly coming back.

Of course watching and doing are completely different verbs and talents.


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creech77
31st July 2018, 07:59 PM
No Mrs. Do? Mr. seems like a pretty popular chap. Surprised that there never was a Mrs., perhaps she just wanted to stay out of the limelight, just let Mr. Do his thing and feed her cherries everyday. Seems like a decent enough gig.:)

RichyS
1st August 2018, 08:43 AM
45,740 - I think that I can get more...

133553

bigredbird
1st August 2018, 10:42 AM
No Mrs. Do? Mr. seems like a pretty popular chap. Surprised that there never was a Mrs., perhaps she just wanted to stay out of the limelight, just let Mr. Do his thing and feed her cherries everyday. Seems like a decent enough gig.:)

I am pretty sure he was banging Ms Pacman for a while.

Here is the result.

133555

Pessimeister
1st August 2018, 12:07 PM
Pessimeister: 28,000

133556

Definitely need more practice, but I'm slowly getting the idea. My Hori stick can be a little tricky nagivating ladders at times, but hopefully I'll get used to it. That Bill Bastable video is pretty amazing too, I'd only really heard about him from Dwayne Richard's youtube videos previously, but never seen him in action like this. He veritably man-handles that machine giving banter and commentary throughout. It certainly helped me figure out a neat pattern for scene 3.

Edit:

Pessimeister: 30, 920.

133558

Hilariously had around 8 blue demons chasing me around in scene 5. Terrifying! :D

OOO
1st August 2018, 06:33 PM
Day 6 of 17 ...

https://i.imgur.com/Z1hk4gw.png

:)

creech77
1st August 2018, 07:16 PM
This game has been tough sledding. It's been difficult coming up with some effective strats. :117:

creech77
1st August 2018, 07:50 PM
33,340
133567

bigredbird
1st August 2018, 08:05 PM
It's been difficult coming up with some effective strats. :117:

1. Thin the herd early
2. Deal with what's left
3. Don't die
4. Repeat for next level

TodayIsForgotten
2nd August 2018, 02:48 AM
31900

133588

gadzooks
2nd August 2018, 10:21 PM
13140

133683


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OOO
3rd August 2018, 10:10 AM
Day 7 of 17 ...

https://i.imgur.com/ahSREO6.png

:)

TodayIsForgotten
3rd August 2018, 11:38 AM
OOO please remove my Mr. Do submission. I did it on the wrong settings.

TodayIsForgotten
4th August 2018, 04:47 AM
39720

133738

TodayIsForgotten
4th August 2018, 05:41 AM
58960

133739

TodayIsForgotten
4th August 2018, 01:44 PM
69620

133749

Pessimeister
4th August 2018, 03:24 PM
Pessimeister: 43, 300

133751

Got lucky with another credit crystal with only one life left on scene 6.

Fordy
4th August 2018, 07:37 PM
49,680 - managed to get a diamond

BandontheRun
5th August 2018, 01:57 AM
The diamond is so unfulfilling when you’re not paying to play.


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bigredbird
5th August 2018, 07:12 AM
The diamond is so unfulfilling when you’re not paying to play.



133792

thejudge
5th August 2018, 08:19 AM
15,360

133793

Another one that I didn't spent much time on back in the day.

ozfalcon
5th August 2018, 10:20 AM
The diamond is so unfulfilling when you’re not paying to play.


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8000 Points is a good grab, And it's still fun getting the congrats screen.

ozfalcon
5th August 2018, 10:53 AM
39240
133795

OOO
5th August 2018, 08:06 PM
Day 8 of 17 ...

Just look at the expression on Mr Do!'s face. Blah! Looks just like what many gamers are going through in the castle.

https://i.imgur.com/Mz007m6.png

I thought I would post the manual so you can work out better what to do ... or not to do ... :lol

https://i.imgur.com/6ayiE46.png https://i.imgur.com/6ayiE46.png https://i.imgur.com/6ayiE46.png

Watch out for the replicants!

BandontheRun
6th August 2018, 12:20 AM
133841



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ozfalcon
6th August 2018, 06:55 PM
Have a plan for each stage.
Made it to stage 9.

50640
133877

OOO
6th August 2018, 10:33 PM
Have a plan for each stage.
Made it to stage 9.

50640
133877

Now that’s the smart way to game. A failure to plan on a tough game like this is a plan for failure.

:035:

ozfalcon
7th August 2018, 08:54 PM
docastle.cpp
Set 1, Set 2 : "Advance Level on Getting Diamond" DIP setting inverted.
http://mametesters.org/view.php?id=7071
133463

OOO
7th August 2018, 10:48 PM
docastle.cpp
Set 1, Set 2 : "Advance Level on Getting Diamond" DIP setting inverted.
http://mametesters.org/view.php?id=7071
133463

All good, off for on getting diamond. Now enjoy prospecting for a few more diamonds. They are worth a lot of points in this game. Has anyone gotten 2 diamonds and collected them in the one game? Perhaps bigredbird with his nice score over 100K?

:unsure

bigredbird
8th August 2018, 07:23 AM
All good, off for on getting diamond. Now enjoy prospecting for a few more diamonds. They are worth a lot of points in this game. Has anyone gotten 2 diamonds and collected them in the one game? Perhaps bigredbird with his nice score over 100K?

:unsure

I don't think I have collected two diamonds in the one game while playing Mr. Do's Castle.

I have the advance level setting set to 'on'.
There is potential to score many more points with it set to 'off' as you can continue the level and collect the flag bonus as well as collect EXTRA letters and kill more unicorns.
Without knowing what everyone has this dip set to, I thought it would be fairer to have it set to 'on'.


I have collected two diamonds plenty of times playing the regular Mr. Do game.
Imagine that!
Two 'once in a lifetime opportunities' in the one game!:cool:

ozfalcon
8th August 2018, 09:21 AM
All good, off for on getting diamond. Now enjoy prospecting for a few more diamonds. They are worth a lot of points in this game. Has anyone gotten 2 diamonds and collected them in the one game? Perhaps bigredbird with his nice score over 100K?

:unsure

You still get the 8000 points no matter which is selected. But active will also add credit & go to next level.

Yes I got two diamonds in one game, But bombed out before I beat my MGL score :)

creech77
8th August 2018, 09:39 AM
39,640
133924

SectionZ
8th August 2018, 11:54 AM
20,440

"Mr. Do's Castle Points Diamond chaser marathon" on this TG track you collect the diamonds & continue playing adding your scores together. Interesting idea, great name :)

TodayIsForgotten
8th August 2018, 02:38 PM
87380

133927

creech77
8th August 2018, 06:01 PM
49,520
133929

creech77
9th August 2018, 09:46 AM
64,120
133975

OOO
9th August 2018, 10:42 AM
This game has most gamers flabbergasted. Too hard? You need an approach or there is only hammer time, for the monsters that is ... :laugh:

TodayIsForgotten
9th August 2018, 02:09 PM
90920

133988

TodayIsForgotten
9th August 2018, 03:06 PM
108600

133998

Flash IV
9th August 2018, 03:32 PM
13,480
Bob
134003

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John73
9th August 2018, 05:53 PM
Decided to give this another shot and just realised that I only get 2 lives despite setting the DIP switches. Has anyone else noticed this or did I miss a post about it?

bigredbird
9th August 2018, 06:19 PM
Decided to give this another shot and just realised that I only get 2 lives despite setting the DIP switches. Has anyone else noticed this or did I miss a post about it?

I feel sad for you.
You are getting 33% less pure enjoyment than everyone else.

Maybe just work harder and get more EXTRAS and all will be well.

You can DO it!

John73
9th August 2018, 06:22 PM
I feel sad for you.
You are getting 33% less pure enjoyment than everyone else.

Maybe just work harder and get more EXTRAS and all will be well.

You can DO it!

So am I playing it right? or did the DIPs get messed up somewhere - I'm using MAME .185

OOO
9th August 2018, 06:32 PM
So am I playing it right? or did the DIPs get messed up somewhere - I'm using MAME .185

The game settings is 3 lives, so it may be an issue in the version of MAME you are using. I have never heard of only getting 2 lives when setting on 3 lives. Try another version if you have it to compare. In 106 it gives 3 ... :)

bigredbird
9th August 2018, 06:32 PM
So am I playing it right? or did the DIPs get messed up somewhere - I'm using MAME .185

My dips say 3 lives and I get 3 lives. :unsure

John73
9th August 2018, 06:39 PM
All sorted guys, for some reason it was taking a soft reset - need to do a hard reset for the settings to kick in.

Cheers :)

OOO
9th August 2018, 06:43 PM
All sorted guys, for some reason it was taking a soft reset - need to do a hard reset for the settings to kick in.

Cheers :)

So hard is better than soft then, just like the MGL settings. Well there you go ... :cool:

John73
9th August 2018, 06:45 PM
15,960

134011

OOO
9th August 2018, 11:31 PM
15,960

134011

Was that previous score of 7,880 done on 2 lives? Well on 3 lives you more than doubled your score with 15,960 points. Better than the 33 percent that bigredbird mentioned as an estimate. At least that’s in the right direction ... :rolleyes

TodayIsForgotten
10th August 2018, 10:50 AM
124800

134031

bigredbird
10th August 2018, 01:28 PM
STOP!


134068


Hammer Time!

TodayIsForgotten
10th August 2018, 08:05 PM
166860

f this game!

134071

SectionZ
10th August 2018, 09:14 PM
30,220

OOO
10th August 2018, 10:27 PM
Day 15 of 17 ...

1. TodayIsForgotten 166,860 100
2. bigredbird 143,280 99
3. DaLar 82,460 98
4. Ivanstorm1973 76,040 97
5. ILLSeaBass 71,960 96
6. RMacauley 64,320 95
7. creech 64,120 94
8. SMK 59,180 93
9. Wirre.The. Man 57,580 92
10. redelf 56,760 91
11. ozfalcon 50,640 90
12. Fordy 49,680 89
13. RichyS 45,740 88
14. Pessimeister 43,300 87
15. spectre 37,060 86
16. SectionZ 30,220 85
17. Ozfodder 25,580 84
18. fok999 23,860 83
19. Erik.Wiman 20,880 82
20. Fliplismc 19,620 81
21. BandontheRun 16,200 80
22. John73 15,960 79
23. thejudge 15,360 78
24. Vikleroy 13,500 77
25. Flash IV 13,480 76
26. gadzooks 13,140 75
27. terencew 8,040 74

2 days to go until this game is closed.

:)

OOO
12th August 2018, 10:25 AM
8.5 hours to go until this game is closed.

:)

ozfalcon
12th August 2018, 11:33 AM
Increment in score but not in level progress.

58120
134145

SMK
12th August 2018, 12:14 PM
74,480

134147

A little better. Though after several dozen games, I'd be able to break 100k. I'll play a few more and see what I can do.

Bishop83
12th August 2018, 02:49 PM
I tried but it just didnt DO it for me 15560134182

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Homar
12th August 2018, 02:50 PM
15980 really struggled with this one.

134183

Foot
12th August 2018, 03:17 PM
134186
Ranked Number 1, nothing else left to achieve....

kane
12th August 2018, 05:33 PM
44,940

The best of the Do games, my PB is 62k but couldn't get back there this time.

134189

CrazyKongFan
12th August 2018, 06:27 PM
37820

134208

hadn't really had a chance to sit down and play much, figured I better get a score in ;) Ended up on level 7 with 1 extra life.

bigredbird
12th August 2018, 06:51 PM
181,580

New PB.

134225

Love this game.

134226

OOO
12th August 2018, 07:14 PM
181,580

New PB.

134225

Love this game.

134226

Great score!

And yes a great game ... and like all these arcade games ... it takes some time and defeats to improve your game.

Hi everyone, this game is now closed. The full game story and all of the scoreboard updates will be posted tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed this game, it was never meant to be easy. That’s how the game was designed.

:)

BandontheRun
13th August 2018, 05:34 AM
I did go back to this several times but couldn’t beat my high score.


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OOO
13th August 2018, 11:42 PM
Day 17 of 17.

Score submissions for Game 6 - Mr Do!’s Castle are now closed.

Final Results ...

https://i.imgur.com/wZJoK5Q.png

A tough game without any strategy. “Winging it” is monster poodoo. Yet TodayIsForgotten, DaLar, Ivanstorm1973, ILLSeaBass, SMK, Pudwald, RMacauley, creech, ozfalcon, Wirre.The.Man, redelf, Fordy, RichyS, kane and Pessimeister all hammered their way to over 40K from 2nd place to 16th place. Nice gaming.

Congratulations to bigredbird for winning Game 6, with a brilliant day 17 game of 181,580 points, a new PB and a new MGL record. Extremely well played!

https://i.imgur.com/E8KYeYa.png

Game 7 Spatter and Game 8 Polaris are both currently in play … ride and sub to your personal best scores …

:)