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RetroGamerAndrew

@Moroboshi876 No problem, go on and use the XBOX one version: I suggested Corneel to add Vita and PS4 version myself but I didn't remember it was also out for XBONE.
On the other hand I'm pretty clueless about the difference between SNES WG and modern WGS except for what you already mentioned, so I don't really know (my guess is it would be ok but I can't compare them)

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Moroboshi876

@RetroGamerAndrew Thanks! I'll be playing Xbox One version then. I bought it some time ago and spent some time with it, after getting to the next thing because of my lack of focus LOL.

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Is someone playing ketsui deathtine? Such a beautiful version of ketsui.

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OorWullie

Hey guys, good to see you all still chasing scores.and keeping this thread alive. You've done a great job @Corneel

Life's been a bit mad for me the last few months. Don't know why, but I've kind of lost the passion for my all my arcade games, can't remember the last time I played one. I'm all in for giving this new challenge a go though, well except for Wild Guns. I don't fancy my chances, I've never even reached the 5th stage of Outrun, I struggle with Thunderforce IV and I'm so so with Aqua Kitty. I'll give it my best shot though.

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Corneel

@RetroGamerAndrew Sorry about that Metal Slug score. I really thought I double-checked everything that was submitted.

About the separate leaderboards; I like the idea to get insights in specific genres (and yes, we'll definitely have beat em ups soon!). But to be honest, it would be another leaderboard to track and that is maybe a bit much.
What I was thinking of doing at the end of this season, is to create some sort of infographic to highlight in a fun way what we accomplished over the past couple of months when the season is over. It would also be fun to show on there who was the best in specific genres. Would this be a valid alternative to your suggestion?

@Moroboshi876 I forgot to answer that question regarding Pac-man before, sorry for that. You can use any version of Aqua Kitty. It's also on PC I just found out. I'll add those in a minute.
For Wild Guns it's a different story I'm afraid. The Reloaded version has a different stage on normal (and another one on hard) and thus it's not the same as the SNES version. We would have to do the challenge on easy to have the same stages that are on the SNES version. But even then, it has the added widescreen which makes too much of a gameplay change I think. That's why I only picked the Reloaded version. If I am wrong in this, please tell me. This is just according to the short amount of research I did before setting up the challenge.

@OorWullie Very glad to see you again in this thread and to have you on the leaderboards again for the next challenge. Just like the good old days

Lroy

@Corneel @retrogamerandrew You’re twisting my arm with AQUA KITTY UDX. I’ll check out some more video reviews chaps.

Oh and big hello to @oorwullie Nice to hear from you buddy.

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Moroboshi876

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@Corneel @retrogamerandrew You’re twisting my arm with AQUA KITTY UDX. I’ll check out some more video reviews chaps.

Oh and big hello to @oorwullie Nice to hear from you buddy.

After seeing it on sale several times (on Xbox One) and yet hesitating, I ended up purchasing it for about 2 euros and I have to say it's a different kind of shmup, but addictive as hell. If you can get it for small change you definitely won't regret it.

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Lroy

@Moroboshi876 Yeah, that’s the thing. Being silly I know but having passed on it several times when it was on sale, I now have to be convinced to buy it full price, lol! I’ve got plenty to keep me busy anyhow what with OUTRUN, THUNDER FORCE IV and WILD GUNS REMASTERED anyhow.

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Moroboshi876

@Lroy Then I wouldn't recommend it to you. I like it, but for a low price game. I don't like it to the point of paying full price. I'm going for 3 of the 4 challenges myself, Wild Guns being the game I never bought even when it was on sale. I didn't know it back in the day and the nostalgia factor didn't work this time.

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OorWullie

@Lroy Cheers pal. I also recommend Aqua Kitty, great little game. I think even at full price, you'll get your money's worth out of it.

I just discovered the Dreadnought mode earlier I never knew about that. Was that added later in an update? I really like how you're ranked by your time rather than your score. It would good to have a little Dreadnought bonus challenge running alongside this one. Stage 3 would be a good one. It doesn't need to be for any points, just an extra challenge for fun.

My early Aqua Kitty high score

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Moroboshi876

@OorWullie So you have to play arcade mode until you lose your first life and then not continuing, right?

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OorWullie

@Moroboshi876 I don't think you have the option to continue in arcade mode. You just have your 5 hearts, once they're gone it puts you back to the 1st stage. Make sure the difficulty is set to Normal, I had a few goes last night and never noticed it was set to Easy.

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Moroboshi876

@OorWullie I must be confused with the mode I usually play, which is the kind of story mode where you can save your progress. Thanks.

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Lroy

@OorWullie Another recommendation for AQUA KITTY UDX, i’m going to end up caving and buying it soon ☺️

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Lroy

@Moroboshi876 I had WILD GUNS RELOADED on my radar ever since it was announced and couldn’t hit buy fast enough as soon as it was put on sale. It is tons of fun albeit very hard. Got the original SNES one on my SNES Classic too.

However, I totally understand it is not an impulse purchase at full price.

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Lroy

@Moroboshi876 @oorwullie By the way fellas, remember we are doing weekly PINBALL FX3 tournaments as well. The current one only has two days left and is on the FISH TALES table.

Both the game and that table are completely free. So you may as well dive in. I think you need to have @corneel added (imagine you both already have) as he created the tournament.

@meppi is absolutely killing it - he wiped the floor with us in the first challenge and is doing so again in this one.

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Moroboshi876

@Lroy I don't know how the tournaments work. So I can find them if the creator is one of my added friends?

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Lroy

@Moroboshi876 Yes. In the main menu screen, click on the tournament tab (the menu is a bit cluttered with stuff I appreciate). Then one of the filter options should be Created By: you want to change this to friend and then hit apply. This will then bring up any tournaments created by someone on your friends list. You should then be able to click on that tournament and enter a password (optionally created by the tournament creator) - I think the password for this current FISH TALES tournament is pikmin - that correct @corneel ? Then it should be simply a case of playing the table and uploading your score.

It’s a lot easier than it sounds.

EDIT: made password case sensitive as advised by @corneel below

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Corneel

@Lroy That is almost 100% correct. It is without the capital, so just pikmin. Don't really know if that makes a difference. @Moroboshi876 You are in my friends list, so you should be able to join. And you definitely should join our (hopefully) weekly Pinball sessions. It is tons of fun. And I'm not even in last place on this table, so I couldn't be happier at the moment. Only two more days on this tournament, so be quick!

@Oorwullie The Dreadnought mode is a nice addition to the game and I did finish a couple of those already. The later stages are increasing in difficulty fast. I'll try to do some runs for the third stage just for fun.

Corneel

There have been two small changes to the challenges.

First one is in Out Run. After you finish a complete route, apparently you get new parts for you car. This tune-up is not allowed during this challenge, just to not give anyone an advantage. Tune-ups can be switched of in the menu. It will also change the color of your car. So use the red Ferrari and you are fine.

Second is in Thunder Force IV. Two versions of the game exist and there are actually some small differences between both. So for this challenge we will use the Japanese version. This is slightly more difficult that the international version, but this is how it is originally intended to be.

First scores are already on the leaderboards of Out Run and Aqua Kitty!

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