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Lroy

My Progress in the current challenges so far:

GRADIUS II aka Vulcan Venture (beat the first boss, big bird thing, then crashed straight into the first wave of enemies after that. Does that count as level 2?)
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DONKEY KONG 3 (loving this game but who the heck is Stanley? Mario impersonator?)
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METAL SLUG 2 (Missions 1 and 2 cleared, stuck on end boss of Mission 3)
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TENGAI (stop laughing)
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Moroboshi876

@Lroy Stanley is actually an obscure character in Nintendo's history, but they do put references to him in some games, like Game & Watch Gallery or WarioWare.

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Lroy

Slightly more respectable score for TENGAI:

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Moroboshi876

An update in Donkey Kong 3's score:

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Shmupsnstuff

Konami have just announced TATE support for their arcade collection! That's tipped me over the edge in terms of buying it so I'll be able to try the Gradius 2 challenge as well as Tengai.

Also, good result for fan pressure. Nice to see a company listening (even if it should have been there from the start anyway).

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Moroboshi876

@Shmupsnstuff Well, they announced it some time ago, just as the japanese versions. Have they put them too yet?

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Shmupsnstuff

@Moroboshi876 Don't know about JP versions. Mine actually hasn't even added the TATE option yet...

Edit: Made it to stage 3 of Gradius 2. Good God this game is tough!

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Corneel

The TATE option in the Arcade Collection was added today for me. Still no Japanese versions, but to know they are on their way is comforting.

@Shmupsnstuff Yeah, Gradius II is tough and very unforgiving.

Finally got over 100,000 in Donkey Kong 3

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Moroboshi876

Well, here is my first attempt ever at Metal Slug 2.

That's where I make it to with 3 credits.

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I haven't really played MS1 all that much, but this second entry is something I loved since minute 1. Its humor is better and the locations are incredible.

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Shmupsnstuff

I'm finding the credit limit in Gradius II doesn't make as much difference as I assumed. My runs are basically decided by how far I get on my very first life. Restarting with no powerups is borderline impossible at certain points.

By the way, has anyone made it past the asteroids in stage 3? What's the best technique? I've tried shooting them all and I've tried leaving them whole and gliding between them but I just die over and over and over whatever I do.

Here's my screenshot, by the way:

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Corneel

@Moroboshi876 For a first attempt that's not bad at all. Glad you enjoyed the game and hope to see some improvements.

@Shmupsnstuff Can't help you there since you are much further in the game that me. I'm also struggling with it quite a bit.

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Moroboshi876

Well, I tried Tengai today. On a Raspberry, though. Just to clarify: it's 3 lives and 3 credits, right? No 0 credits. I guess it was a mistake.

If it wasn't, please don't take this score into account. If it's 3 credits then this is my score for now.

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Moroboshi876

@Corneel No problem, thanks for the clarification! <Moroboshi freezes and shatters like glass>

I'll put my efforts into getting 1st place on DK3 and get as far as I can in Metal Slug 2.

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bushidosnail

Getting ready to go on vacation starting this weekend, don't know if I'll get any more time to improve scores so I'll post these before I forget.

Beat the first level. I think I'd have really enjoyed this one if not for the insane lag. Didn't have the patience to deal with it.

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GFoyle

Here is mine, I try to have some runs before the challenge ends

For the Vulcan venture, I think I got to the stage 3, haven’t played it much though. pic comes later

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Lroy

@bushidosnail What game are you experiencing lag in? I'm finding what I'm perceiving as lag in VULCAN VENTURE (Gradius 2) or perhaps this just how the game plays? I'm playing it in the digital KONAMI ARCADE COLLECTION on Switch. Even using auto-fire seems slower than spaced-out taps of the fire button. Rapid button taps just seems to result in a sense of lag?

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