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Lroy

Small victories! I have cracked the Top 100 on METAL SLUG.
My best score is 254, 010.
Currently sitting at 87th on the Global Leaderboards. I'm content with that relatively lowly score based on minimal time played on this one this week. Thanks all and good luck.

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GrailUK

@Lroy Oh well done mate. I need a tad more practice before I hardcore it lol.

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masterLEON

@Lroy Congrats, man! I'm sure you can push it up with this guys video!

I can only watch it w/English subtitles on my computer, but you have to turn on CC (Closed captioning) and auto-translate. Click the CC button near the bottom right of the video. Then the click settings, click on "subtitles/CC(1) Japanese >", click on "Auto-translate", then choose English from the list.

I'm not sure at what point YouTube stopped the ability to add captions, but I'm sure glad this guy made the cutoff

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Lroy

masterLEON wrote:

@Lroy I can only watch it w/English subtitles on my computer, but you have to turn on CC (Closed captioning) and auto-translate. Click the CC button near the bottom right of the video. Then the click settings, click on "subtitles/CC(1) Japanese >", click on "Auto-translate", then choose English from the list.

I'm not sure at what point YouTube stopped the ability to add captions, but I'm sure glad this guy made the cutoff

I'm trying to view them on my phone to no avail. Never mind, I managed to crack the Top 100. Kind of the minimum target I know but hey, some weeks it'll have to do.

If I get a chance to view the videos on my laptop before the deadline, I may have another run. Otherwise, I think I'll sit the rest of this one out and leave it to you pros.

@masterleon You're currently top. What games are on your shortlist for next week's challenge?

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Lroy

@GrailUK Thank you mate. I noticed you were just above me on the Leaderboards. Best of luck improving your score. I know you can do it.

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wasilewski

Congrats @Lroy, Metal Slug is a tough nut to crack for sure. I'm not sure if I'm going to get higher than my previously posted score.

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masterLEON

@Lroy I'm leaning towards Danmaku Unlimited 3, one of the Strikers games, or Gunbird. The only thing is since they're not HAMSTER games, we'd all need to upload screenshots before the deadline. A good number of us have been able to upload and link pics since the beginning, but I haven't seen everyone, namely the newer players. So I'd feel better knowing if everyone participating can do that. I'll type the question in bold:

If the next game requires uploading and linking a screenshot as proof of play, would that be ok? We can assist if you need help doing so.

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Lroy

@masterLEON I'm as guilty as the next man of not posting pics. I use my phone on this forum and don't have a Twitter or FaceBook account. Hence it seems to be a massive ball ache to do.

I do want to get Psikyo games and other non-Hamster titles included in these challenges though. So guess I'll have to figure out a way to do it.

Also, the sooner we do a game without Hamster's online Leaderboard or Caravan the better as we need to get used to setting the parameters of how to play these games under what agreed set conditions. E.g. Difficulty, credits, etc.

Wish all the games did have online leaderboards and Caravan mode. Much more convienent

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Lroy

I getting a hankering to try DIG-DUG or PAC-MAN or any of the NAMCO MUSEUM games as well for this challenge. They have online leaderboards and plenty of people playing the games the world over. Imagine competition will be fierce to get the very top scores but could still be fun competing together in our small group?

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DashKappei

Finally!!

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MAYFLASH Magic NS and Hori stand to finally use my arcade sticks and TATE mode in tabletop mode, love it!
I still can't beat the 2nd boss on time tho.

Btw, Moon Patrol is out today, that'd be a great one for a challenge!

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meppi64

@DashKappei You know the next step will be you tearing your big tv off the wall, putting it on it's side and sitting on the ground in a corner of the house, oblivious as to anything else going on around you, right?

Also, I know it's not official, but come at me with your Moon Patrol skills!

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ps. Which stand is that btw? I could use one for when I'm playing Pinball arcade in bed.

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OorWullie

@DashKappei Superb, great set up. It's just a matter of time until I buy a Joystick. I've already got the arcade cabinet and I've got a TATE mode stand.All I'm short of is an arcade Joystick. I was thinking of making my own TATE arcade cabinet. Using the template of the one I bought on some nice wood but making it narrower obviously. I'd have to leave enough of a gap at either side for the air vents though. My mate has all the good tools to make it possible. Just finding the time.

I bought Moon Patrol as well as Sol Divide and Bleed. Just played 10 minutes of Moon Patrol there and I love it. Pretty sure I had that on the 2600,either that or I played it on my uncles. Either way, it's been around 35 years since I played it. Great game.

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meppi64

@OorWullie A tip for when you actually go through with making an arcade cab.
Don't make a TATE only one. Mount the TV on a wooden board that is the same dimensions vertically as it is horizontally.
Then perhaps, put in some kind of rail system.
That way, it should be relatively easy to open it up and slide out the TV, turn it 90° and slide it back in.
This way it won't only be perfect for vertical shoot em ups, or even pinball games, but also for just about everything else that's horizontal.

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OorWullie

@meppi64 As much as I would love to do that, it's just not viable. I've got to fly back to Thailand in 2 weeks and I may move to Vietnam or Laos next year so anything I have has to be easily moved

I was just meaning one for the Switch to slot inside like the horizontal one I have now. I really like it, it's what I'm going to use as a tabletop stand from now on, the viewing angle is perfect and it can be charged in the cabinet.

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meppi64

@OorWullie
Ah, I completely misunderstood you there!
Didn't realise it was for the switch itself.

I have to say that if I would be in the position to move to far east Asia, I'd most likely never ever return to Belgium myself. It just never felt like home here, especially with how most people are. Very cynical, hostile, jealous and vindictive. Not all of course, but a good part of the ones I come into contact with day in and day out. It starts to grind after a while.
If I ever win Win for Life or Euromillions or something, I'm outa here.

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Lroy

@OorWullie Not to derail the thread too much and feel free not to answer but what took you to Thailand?

How long you lived there, do you also have a home in the U.K. and what's pulling you to Vietnam or Laos?

Just curious as whilst I have travelled to China for an extended period, I could never imagine living out there (admittedly, I've no experience whatsoever of what Thailand or many places in East Asia are like).

Like @Meppi64 I'd move my family out of my country of birth in a heartbeat as soon as my lottery numbers came in. But I suspect somewhere like Australia or New Zealand would be my chosen destination. All day dream and no reality of course, lol!

Anyway, apologies if I'm prying.

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Lroy

@DashKappei Wow, that's one lovely looking arcade stick. What one is that again?

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RetroGamerAndrew

masterLEON wrote:

@Lroy I'm leaning towards Danmaku Unlimited 3, one of the Strikers games, or Gunbird. The only thing is since they're not HAMSTER games, we'd all need to upload screenshots before the deadline. A good number of us have been able to upload and link pics since the beginning, but I haven't seen everyone, namely the newer players. So I'd feel better knowing if everyone participating can do that. I'll type the question in bold:

If the next game requires uploading and linking a screenshot as proof of play, would that be ok? We can assist if you need help doing so.

@masterLEON I'm perfectly fine with it!

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BTW what's up with notifications for this thread, I'm watching it and never ever get a mail alert... ugh

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GrailUK

@masterLEON I don't have a problem uploading a screenie

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

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