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    MGL - XI Game 7 : Lady Bug

    Game 7: Lady Bug
    Rom: ladybug

    Randomly selected from the MGL XI game list, game 38 on the list

    Nominated by retrogamer, Foot and cartman.tmw





    Hi-score held by Savage 104,650



    Dip switch settings

    Difficulty : Medium
    Lives 3



    Manufacturer: Universal
    Year: 1981
    Class: Wide Release
    Genre: Labyrinth/Maze
    Type: Videogame
    Monitor:

    Orientation: Vertical
    Type: Raster: Standard Resolution
    CRT: Color
    Conversion Class: Universal
    Number of Simultaneous Players: 1
    Maximum number of Players: 2
    Gameplay: Alternating
    Control Panel Layout: Single Player
    Controls:
    Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
    Sound: Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)


    Lady Bug Description

    You control a Ladybug that moves around a maze eating dots while avoiding poison and pursuing insects. The maze has revolving doors that can be used to thwart the insects. Collect letters to form the word "EXTRA" and receive an extra life or spell "SPECIAL" to earn free credits.


    Game Introduction

    A Pac-Man-style maze game. Collect the dots and avoid the poison while dodging pursuing insects. If an insect hits some poison it dies. The maze has revolving wall sections that turn when you walk into them. Collect bonus dots for an increased score and letters to spell out "EXTRA" for an extra life or "SPECIAL" for an extra credit. The letters change colour and must be collected when they are the same colour as the word being spelled.





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    DKong

    Two Universal labyrinth style games in a row, both focusing on EXTRA, well this one has SPECIAL as well.

    You guys will be screaming out for a shmup soon
    Last edited by DKong; 5 July 2010, 08:59 PM. Reason: Auto Merged Double Post.
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    #2
    This is a great game. Cant get enough of the classics

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      #3
      65,880

      Originally posted by DKong

      Two Universal labyrinth style games in a row, both focusing on EXTRA, well this one has SPECIAL as well.

      You guys will be screaming out for a shmup soon
      Another fun Golden Era game, trickier than it first appears. MGL is heating up

      Just a quick bash to get reaquainted with Ms Ladybug.

      Edit 1: Score update
      Last edited by Jed; 11 July 2010, 08:02 PM. Reason: Edit: Score update

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        #4
        Another old school "mazey" game. Used to be in my corner shop along with Moon Cresta and got hammered every chance we got.
        "Beer, it does a belly good!"

        Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Jammasized View Post
          Another fun Golden Era game, trickier than it first appears. MGL is heating up

          Just a quick bash to get reaquainted with Ms Ladybug.
          I always found this game hard, how do you get the bonus in the middle, if I wait for all the bugs to come out, its all over for this little Lady Bug
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            #6
            I just cracked 20K give or take, this is a really tricky game.....A thinker, but think fast

            Originally posted by DKong View Post
            how do you get the bonus in the middle,
            That im trying to work out now.
            Last edited by wingtipvortex; 5 July 2010, 09:55 PM. Reason: Auto Merged Double Post.

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              #7
              "Beer, it does a belly good!"

              Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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                #8
                Team Speak Lady Bug anyone
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by DKong View Post
                  Team Speak Lady Bug anyone
                  Yep....im baffeled so far as to the fruit bonus, and extra and special......BASICALLY EVERYTHING

                  Any pointers from some gurus??? Rat, Ramere, Foot??

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by wingtipvortex View Post
                    Yep....im baffeled so far as to the fruit bonus, and extra and special......BASICALLY EVERYTHING

                    Any pointers from some gurus??? Rat, Ramere, Foot??
                    We should ask Savage he topped 100,000 but I think he converted to the Darkside

                    I'm just going for the blue hearts early to bump the X bonus, not worried about the special as it would be a free game
                    Always trying for the yellow EXTRA letters and then flipping doors like madness , sometimes I seem to hold the bugs away and most they are around me like a plague
                    Last edited by DKong; 5 July 2010, 10:33 PM. Reason: Auto Merged Double Post.
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                      #11
                      The bonus in the middle isn't worth chasing for the 1st several levels, if you get it great, otherwise you just increase your chances of getting killed.

                      Other tips, mmm I gunna regret it I know but

                      1. ALWAYS get the love hearts when they are blue - BEFORE you get any letters. This gets your max points up to 5X
                      2. Eat the letters when they are the corresponding colour to what word your trying to spell.
                      3. I always try and spell EXTRA 1st so if E, I, T come up then I eat the E and T when they are yellow. These score 5X 300 (1500) if you followed step 1. Eat the I when it's red and score 5X 800 (4000)
                      4. Once you have a letter in the word "extra" and it comes up again then eat it when it's red and score 5x 800 on it as well.
                      5. Spell extra and the pattern finishes, you get another dude. Spell Special and the pattern ends and you get a free game (who cares)
                      6. The bonus gets worth shitloads in the later paterns and is worth the risk.

                      Goodluck!

                      The pattern after you get an extra always seems harder, fast little ****ers
                      "Beer, it does a belly good!"

                      Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Foot View Post
                        The bonus in the middle isn't worth chasing for the 1st several levels, if you get it great, otherwise you just increase your chances of getting killed.

                        Other tips, mmm I gunna regret it I know but

                        1. ALWAYS get the love hearts when they are blue - BEFORE you get any letters. This gets your max points up to 5X
                        2. Eat the letters when they are the corresponding colour to what word your trying to spell.
                        3. I always try and spell EXTRA 1st so if E, I, T come up then I eat the E and T when they are yellow. These score 5X 300 (1500) if you followed step 1. Eat the I when it's red and score 5X 800 (4000)
                        4. Once you have a letter in the word "extra" and it comes up again then eat it when it's red and score 5x 800 on it as well.
                        5. Spell extra and the pattern finishes, you get another dude. Spell Special and the pattern ends and you get a free game (who cares)
                        6. The bonus gets worth shitloads in the later paterns and is worth the risk.

                        Goodluck!

                        The pattern after you get an extra always seems harder, fast little ****ers
                        Cheers mate now I just have to stop pressing the fire button
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                          #13
                          58,540

                          Ok its a start 16,000 off my personal best, plus it's now medium instead of easy.

                          It's Bug time!!
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                          Last edited by DKong; 12 July 2010, 08:09 PM.
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                            #14
                            Med makes it much harder as the little shits seem to become a lot smarter
                            "Beer, it does a belly good!"

                            Wanted: Pacman Cab Next Project: Skinny MAME Cab for Samfoot, thread soon, no really. I might even do one on my Pole Position cab!

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                              #15
                              Off topic, but any Wii owners hear about the retro-goodness coming soon ? Rebooted versions of NBA Jam, Donkey Kong Country, and Goldeneye.

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