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Lroy

@bushidosnail Nicely done! I’ve put the least amount of time into OUTRUN and TFIV for this challenge and it shows. Can’t finish OUTRUN and haven’t even beaten a boss in TFIV, lol!

Fortunately, I’ve had a blast playing WILD GUNS RELOADED although I’ve not managed to get very far following the designated path. Actually, got further picking random order. AQUA KITTY UDX has been a real discovery for me. Played that one the most over this challenge and intend to keep on with it even after the competition ends.

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Moroboshi876

Aqua Kitty's score was arcade normal, right? In leaderboards it's combined always, I can't change it.

I embed my current hi score anyway

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bushidosnail

@Lroy Thanks! I skipped Wild Guns because I discovered this a few weeks into it already and didn't think I'd have enough time for all 4, but it looks like a lot of fun. I enjoyed Aqua Kitty a lot as well, but for some reason Outrun just really let me sort of zen out and relax weaving in and out of traffic. After playing so much Forza Horizon and such I scoffed at the idea of a simple arcade racer but I'm super glad I gave it a go.

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Moroboshi876

I'm not going to have time tomorrow, so this is final for Aqua Kitty...

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Tatanak

Wild Guns Reloaded - armored train boss

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Thunder Force IV - stage 6

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Lroy

@corneel Posted my scores along with photos over on the Arcade Competitions thread on Adult Switch Gamers Discord. Will edit this post, probably tomorrow, adding in the scores and photos here. Okay?

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AQUA KITTY.
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WILD GUNS.
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THUNDERFORCE IV. No where. Barely played it and didn’t defeat a single boss, lol!

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GFoyle

My finals scores:
Thunder Force 4: Stage 9 end boss with 2 credits (1 credit to stage 9, almost to the boss)
Aqua Kitty: 80 777
Wild Guns: Second stage boss (didn't get into this early enough to get anywhere really)
Outrun: 56 270 070 (bad...)

Pics posted on discord. TF4 was by far the favourite game of the bunch. Really got into it during the challenge and it was my main focus all the time. Still I didn't play it as much as I have some games in the past challenges.

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Moroboshi876

@Corneel I think I didn't take a screenshot of it, but the first day I did defeat a boss and even two of the first four in TFIV. I believe that's a point

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Corneel

@Lroy Or you could do it same like @GFoyle and just post your result here and the pictures on Discord. That is maybe a bit less work for you

@Moroboshi876 That certainly is a point! Let me gather all the results and I'll post the final results soon.

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Corneel

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Results time! The second round of challenges has ended. Many thanks to everyone for participating again! We had a nice variety of games this round and it was fun to see everyone pick there favorite challenge and focus on that.

Detailed results for this challenge round can be found here and the OUT RUN + AQUA KITTY UDX highschores here. These will stay available.

HIGH SCORE CHALLENGE 3 | OUT RUN | 1st @Agent721 21,554,000 | 2nd @Tatanak 15,973,370 | 3rd @Bushidosnail 12,096,200
@Agent721 quickly took pole position with @Tatanak and @Bushidosnail on his tail. The rest of us have been stuck in traffic I guess. 6th until 10th place all finished close together with scores between 6,000,000 and 5,500,000.

HIGH SCORE CHALLENGE 4 | AQUA KITTY UDX | 1st @RetroGamerAndrew 141,351 | 2nd @Tatanak 112,706 | 3rd @OorWullie 82,057
@RetroGamerAndrew got a strong start at the beginning of the challenge with a fur-midable 8th place on the in-game leaderboard. @Tatanak took on the challenge and got close, but not close enough.

SURVIVAL CHALLENGE 3 | THUNDER FORCE IV | Leader: @GFoyle (stage 9 boss)
There seems to be a bit or a love it or hate it thing going on with this one. The game is very unforgiving early on and that shows in the results. @GFoyle is close to a 1CC run on this one, and I suspect he will get there soon. Runners up are @Tatanak and @Zkibu who both got to stage 6, @Corneel (stage 8) and @Moroboshi876 who beat two levels.

SURVIVAL CHALLENGE 4 | WILD GUNS RELOADED | Leader: @Tatanak (armored train boss)
Very fun game, but also very unforgiving with only @Tatanak getting past the third level. @Agent721 and @Corneel reached the mining level, @GFoyle reached the 'ammunition depot' boss @Lroy reached the 'ammunition depot' level.

Final results for round 2:
1st @Tatanak 26 points | 2nd @GFoyle 21 points | 3rd @Agent721 16 points

Again, thanks to everyone for making this a success! The next set of challenges will be announced shorty!

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Corneel

Season one | round three | starts today! | ends 13th of April 23:59 CET

Each month there are four challenges to compete in. Pick the challenge you like most and go all out with that one, or spread your chances and do multiple challenges during that month. In each challenge you can get ten points. At the end of each month we will have a leaderboard with the combined scores for that month and at the end of the season we'll combine the scores and see who our top players are.

The challenges are divided into two categories. First we have the good old high score challenges. This is where you compete for a top spot on the leaderboards. The top 10 players get awarded with points. Top player 10 points, runner up 9 points etc. Your submitted score will also be placed on our leaderboards for bragging rights. If the challenge ever comes back...you will have to first beat your previous highscore before you can start earning points during that challenge.

Secondly we have the survival challenges. This is a bit more casual and the focus here is on getting as far in the game as you can without worrying about your highscore. Points will be awarded based on certain goals. This will change for each game.

If you want to participate in one or multiple challenges, all you need to do is post your screenshot in this thread and you will get on the scorebook and the leaderboards. You can also have a look at the Adult Switch Gamers Discord where we have our own little arcade corner.

The challenges for this month are:

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Highscore challenge 5 | DIG DUG (NSW, XB1, PS4, PC and others)

Rules: NORMAL MODE | DEFAULT SETTINGS

First appeared in arcades in 1982 and quickly became on of the most popular arcade games ever. We will be digging through the dirt, dropping rocks on those cute FYGAR dragons and inflating a bunch of POOKA's. Available on Switch in the Namco Museum and on other systems as a separate release in the Arcade Game Series. Just post a screenshot of your final score on the in-game leaderboard.

Highscores will be put on the DIG DUG leaderboard.


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Highscore challenge 6 | STRIKERS 1945 (NSW)

Rules | NORMAL difficulty (level 5) | 3 LIVES | 0 CONTINUES | 600,000 EXTEND SCORE

Get your Flip Grip ready for this vertical shoot 'em up from Psikyo that needs no introduction! This was done previously in a weekly challenge with 2 continues, but we'll be doing 0 continues for this challenge. Just post a screenshot of your highscore.

Highscores will be put on the STRIKERS 1945 leaderboard.


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SURVIVAL CHALLENGE 5 | SHOCK TROOPERS (NSW, PS4, XB1, NeoGeo)

Rules | ORIGINAL MODE or Hi SCORE MODE | Continues: OFF | 3 Lives | Level 4 Difficulty

We will take down the Bloody Scorpions and their Commander in this 1997 gem from Saurus. Go LONLY WOLF (god bless Engrish) with one character and three lives or TEAM MODE and pick three characters to swap with during your adventure. Pick your preferred route for your journey; MOUNTAIN, VALLEY or JUNGLE. Halfway through you get the option to swap between routes, although you get an extra bonus level if you do so. Points are awarded according to the stages you beat. Take a screenshot after you died that still shows the level.

Goals:

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SURVIVAL CHALLENGE 6 | DEVIL ENGINE (NSW, PC)

Rules | ARCADE mode | VERY HARD or VERY EASY | RANK OK

Only released last month, but already very popular in our poll. We will try to make it to the final stage of the game, on either VERY EASY (available after an attempt at VERY HARD) or VERY HARD with the latter offering more points for completion. The game offers many unlockables for your total combined score including added continues. You are free to use them all, you will need them... Make sure to take a screenshot of the 'Game Over' screen that still show the level in the background.

Also a special mention for the soundtrack that features several tracks written by Hyakutarou Tsukumo, know for his work on Thunder Force V.

Goals:

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Also, for those interested, here are the results from the voting for this round: Surveymonkey results.

Have fun!

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Lroy

@Corneel Updated my post with pics.

Thanks for organising all the results and arranging the new challenge games. Bravo!

I’ll be playing DIG DUG, STRIKERS 1945 and SHOCK TROOPERS. Gonna skip DEVIL’S ENGINE as I don’t own it and have spent way too much cash on games lately 😂

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Tatanak

Great challenge, thanks @Corneel for your work. A big surprise for me was Wild Guns Reloaded. I bought it a few days ago on Steam. It's an awesome game. For the round three I have Devil Engine and I will buy Strikers 1945 and Shock Troopers.

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Moroboshi876

Great! This month I can't play more than 2 games, because I only have Shock Troopers and Dig Dug, which is better for focus! I'm not going to win, especially Dig Dug is a game like Pac-man to me: I enjoy it, but I can't get too far, so I'll be glad to just participate and try to do my best.

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Microjak

Hi ,just curious as to what controllers people are using for shmups/arcade games,do arcade sticks make a huge difference,especially for shmups? cheers

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RetroGamerAndrew

@Microjak I play almost 99% of the times on the go, with my joycon in portable mode. For shmup I sometimes use the HORI lef joycon, which has a d-pad (not an exceptional one, but still...).
I have a modded HORI RAP4 Kai arcade stick, but I seldom use it nowadays.

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Lroy

@Microjak I have the HORI Arcade stick for Switch but use my Pro Controller most of the time out of habit and ease of accessibility.

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Microjak

Thanks for the response guys,I was hoping someone would tell me that I will suddenly become awesome if I buy a decent arcade stick,but I guess I will just stick with my pro controller and practice practice practice,cheers

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Agent721

I’m just starting on this month’s challenge and here is an early Dig Dug Score along with my set up and some pics of a late edition Atari Digdug Box. This game is an 80s arcade classic so it was released on a ton of really old systems including the famous Atari 2600.

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