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  • #46
    13,013,000



    This is one gigantic OOO score. Well done sir!

    How long did this game take you to play? How much higher could you go?

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    • #47
      Originally posted by magrinder View Post
      13,013,000

      [ATTACH=CONFIG]108493[/ATTACH]

      This is one gigantic OOO score. Well done sir!

      How long did this game take you to play? How much higher could you go?
      Thanks Max,

      It was 14 hours and 25 minutes. I had 41 ships left.
      Luckily the inp recording didn't fall over as it hit over 370MB in file size.
      I could play substantially longer, but for this attempt I did not plan for it and stopped at midnight.


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      • #48
        Originally posted by OOO View Post
        Thanks Max,

        It was 14 hours and 25 minutes. I had 41 ships left.
        Luckily the inp recording didn't fall over as it hit over 370MB in file size.
        I could play substantially longer, but for this attempt I did not plan for it and stopped at midnight.
        Nice. Very impressive. For a score like this, they should allow an extra few initial spaces so you could insert more O's in your name. I'd say O's equal to score submission, or OOOOOOOO. At the very least, they should allow for font color changes: OOO.

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        • #49
          Insane score Paul / [MENTION=9067]OOO[/MENTION]

          I know you said you don't really care for the game, but surely you must be tempted to buy a real PCB and put up a score on TG?

          Kim "Kanonarm" Kobke from Denmark (and a mate of Johnny Bond) scored 62,200,250 points after 49 hours 16 mins. Any chance of coaxing you into a marathon comp with him? I believe, so Johnny tells me, that Kim is going to have another shot at improving this score this year.

          For whatever reason, this score was not submitted to Twin Galaxies, even though there is a thread about it on their servers. The official TG high score is a poultry 47mil

          You say you had 41 lifes left - I guess you only knew this by counting them when you decided to end the game? Do you know if Gyruss suffers from one of the 255/256 limits like so many marathonable games? e.g. if you get 256 lives accumulated do you go back to 0? I think going back to Kim's 2014 game that he was able to accumulate enough lives to be able to take power naps - but they wouldn't be very long - Gyruss sucks lives pretty quicky when you aren't at the machine - not like Q*Bert.

          EDIT: Just found an answer to one of my questions - perfect play, or pretty close to it I'd imagine, means you get 15 min break every 20 hours

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          • #50
            Originally posted by John73 View Post
            Insane score Paul[/MENTION]

            I know you said you don't really care for the game, but surely you must be tempted to buy a real PCB and put up a score on TG?
            Thanks John, if I had a genuine PCB I would consider it, but it does take a lot of planning, time and energy to do well.

            Originally posted by John73 View Post
            Kim "Kanonarm" Kobke from Denmark (and a mate of Johnny Bonde) scored 62,200,250 points after 49 hours 16 mins. Any chance of coaxing you into a marathon comp with him? I believe, so Johnny tells me, that Kim is going to have another shot at improving this score this year.
            To make an attempt for over 49 hours is very difficult. The Nibbler marathon world record of 1,231,372,670 set by Rick Carter took 53 hours. George Lutz took just under 85 hours for the Q*bert marathon world record. Kim may take the time further for Gyruss, so I hope he can achieve it.

            Originally posted by John73 View Post
            For whatever reason, this score was not submitted to Twin Galaxies, even though there is a thread about it on their servers. The official TG high score is a poultry 47mil
            I wonder why that is? TG was accepting scores in 2014.

            Originally posted by John73 View Post
            You say you had 41 lifes left - I guess you only knew this by counting them when you decided to end the game?
            Yes, at the end I had to kill them off so I could enter my initials and then end the inp recording.

            Originally posted by John73 View Post
            Do you know if Gyruss suffers from one of the 255/256 limits like so many marathonable games? e.g. if you get 256 lives accumulated do you go back to 0?
            I don't know the answer to this question, but it is a very important question that needs to be answered if you go for the Gyruss marathon world record.

            Originally posted by John73 View Post
            I think going back to Kim's 2014 game that he was able to accumulate enough lives to be able to take power naps - but they wouldn't be very long - Gyruss sucks lives pretty quicky when you aren't at the machine - not like Q*Bert.
            If you sacrifice your ships to take a break, you only get 8 seconds for each ship lost. So a 15 minute break would take 113 ships. That could be a disaster as you would not have that many ships to sacrifice without seriously affecting your attempt. You get about 38 seconds for a bonus stage, so I used the bonus stage sometimes to walk away from the controls and get a water or food, eat and/or stretch. 38 seconds is not enough time for a pit stop without making a mess ... . So getting time off from Gyruss during the marathon is a huge challenge.


            Ask your friends to play in MGLXLII. Don't procrastinate, participate ...

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            • #51
              Originally posted by OOO View Post
              Thanks John, if I had a genuine PCB I would consider it, but it does take a lot of planning, time and energy to do well.

              To make an attempt for over 49 hours is very difficult. The Nibbler marathon world record of 1,231,372,670 set by Rick Carter took 53 hours. George Lutz took just under 85 hours for the Q*bert marathon world record. Kim may take the time further for Gyruss, so I hope he can achieve it.



              I wonder why that is? TG was accepting scores in 2014.

              Yes, at the end I had to kill them off so I could enter my initials and then end the inp recording.



              I don't know the answer to this question, but it is a very important question that needs to be answered if you go for the Gyruss marathon world record.



              If you sacrifice your ships to take a break, you only get 8 seconds for each ship lost. So a 15 minute break would take 113 ships. That could be a disaster as you would not have that many ships to sacrifice without seriously affecting your attempt. You get about 38 seconds for a bonus stage, so I used the bonus stage sometimes to walk away from the controls and get a water or food, eat and/or stretch. 38 seconds is not enough time for a pit stop without making a mess ... . So getting time off from Gyruss during the marathon is a huge challenge.
              Thanks for all the answers.

              Why Kim's score was never submitted is a mystery - I will get onto Johnny on FB and ask him if he knows at some stage - he is apparently one hell of a BnJ player as well, tried my best to get him to start playing it without luck.

              Playing a game for 2+ days is completely insane, even 1 day or 12 hours is insane in my mind. I watched a fair chunk of Victor's MC marathon, a fair bit of Kim's Gyruss Marathon, but not much if any of George's Q*Bert marathon - can't remember Victor's MC attempt that well now as it was a few years ago now, but leaving that out, I consider Kim's Gyruss attempt the most impressive compared to Nibbler & Q*Bert. Both of those games are pretty forgiving if you build up lives and give you a half decent rest if you want it - as you have pointed out, Gyruss doesn't afford a marathon player any real break - even building up lives to give to 15 minutes off is not nearly long enough to take a power nap.

              If you are set up right (e.g. a bucket beside the machine) 38 seconds should be long enough to make a pit stop for number 1's

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              • #52
                [MENTION=9067]OOO[/MENTION] - Are any of the other players in this MGL in the junior category or is littlebigredbird the only one this time?[/QUOTE]

                Paperboyhunter will be back when iv fixed the machine playing on my computer at the moment I don't like him in my study he is to wild [emoji4]

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                • #53
                  That was a reply for you as well big red bird not good at this quoteing stuff properly yet

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Bishop83 View Post
                    That was a reply for you as well big red bird not good at this quoteing stuff properly yet
                    You almost had it [MENTION=17981]Bishop83[/MENTION]
                    Just hit 'Reply with quote' button and add your text.
                    It looks like you deleted the [QUOTE] from the start of my text. Other than that you've got it!
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