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Moroboshi876

@Corneel Voted, thanks! I didn't even know a vote was going! Never got any alert from the thread

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RetroGamerAndrew

@Moroboshi876 alerts on NintendoLife simply suck, that's a fact.
Glad to have you guys joining us... I'll be taking some time off for my (well deserved!) holidays for the next 2 weeks, but I plan on entering the fray at the start of September.

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Shmupsnstuff

Just answered. God, the modern shmups category was a tough one - all of those were so damn good.

Can't wait to get stuck into these challenges!

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Moroboshi876

It's weird. All other alerts work for me, but not this thread's alert anymore. And it's on "watch this topic"...

I won't be playing half of the games, but I want to participate anyway. It's a good way to focus on games that otherwise I would abandon.

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Corneel

Voting has ended and the new challenges will start this Sunday morning! I could not be more pleased with the results of the votes and it will make for some fun challenges
A short recap from last season:

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Corneel

Season 2 has started!! I'll be using Twitter to publish the challenges, so people can also easily link to it.
But feel free to post your screenshots in this thread to enter as well. Have fun!

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OorWullie

@Corneel I'm not sure I'll be able to enter a time on Virtua Racing as I've ashamedly never managed to complete 5 laps on Acropolis, in fact I haven't even completed my 4th. To be fair I haven't spent a lot of time on Acropolis since I bought the game but considering my best on Bay Bridge is the final corner of the 5th lap after at least 10 hours of playing that track, it doesn't bode well for me. Even on normal, the time limits are really strict, one slip up and it's over. lI'll give it a good go though, I love the game but I'm clearly crap at it 😉

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mauhlin12

There is a bonus point for having the best lap time, so it might be possible that the fastest lap in this group might be from a person in this group who never finishes a race.

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bushidosnail

I'm going to sit this one out. I don't have the funds right now for Raiden V, I'm not even sure how to get Darius without importing, and the time/quarters I spent in my younger days at Virtua Racing is more than enough for me, I despised that game. Best of luck to everyone and thanks as always @Corneel for the time you spend putting this together! Hope everyone had a good summer!

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Moroboshi876

bushidosnail wrote:

I'm going to sit this one out. I don't have the funds right now for Raiden V, I'm not even sure how to get Darius without importing, and the time/quarters I spent in my younger days at Virtua Racing is more than enough for me, I despised that game. Best of luck to everyone and thanks as always @Corneel for the time you spend putting this together! Hope everyone had a good summer!

Same here. I was looking forward to the new challenge, but I really wanted to play the games on Switch or at least Xbox One. Don't own any of them, and voted for others that didn't win, so... But next time!

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bushidosnail

@Moroboshi876 I didn't see the notification in time to research any of the games, but to be fair I'm pretty sure I didn't have any of them so I didn't vote so that people could play what they wanted. I had to replace my old dying PC so my spending cash is going to be tight until after the holidays, so I'm likely only going to be playing games I already have, or are on sale/under 10 dollars for a while. Virtua Racing falls into that category, but that particular game is a hard pass for me. Raiden V is actually one I'm really interested in, but I can't justify the price right now, especially for a single shmup that I'll only play for a couple of hours. I'll pick it up when it's on sale someday for sure. I definitely look forward to the next batch though!

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Agent721

First score for Virtua Racing. What a fun racing game, still as much fun today as it was year’s ago.

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Shmupsnstuff

@OorWullie I'm glad I'm not the only one with this issue! I'm going to keep trying, but basically I'll just be happy if I can finish the race. Got very close, but, man, it's tough.

@Corneel I saw your Raiden score. Impressive. I've got one of my own I'll post soon but came up juuust short of yours.

Darius Gaiden I've yet to give full attention to.

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Corneel

@OorWullie, There actually is some margin for error on the track. For me putting the steering on arcade was very helpful, since it was less twitchy that way and was able to steer more controlled. Then by slightly turning into a corner you keep more speed. That's what worked for me anyway.

@bushidosnail That's a bummer you don not own any of the games for this challenge. Hope that next round you have at least one title. Also putting an import only title on here was a bit of a gamble with regards to participation. Next time it will again be games that are available in the EU shop.

@Moroboshi876 Hope next round the selection is better for you

@Agent721 Nice one!

@Shmupsnstuff Still got more than three weeks to beat my score then
Also it's the first Darius for this challenge, not Darius Gaiden.

Arcade Challenges High Scores
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Corneel

My current high scores for the challenges:

Arcade Challenges High Scores
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GFoyle

Slowly getting warmed up myself, got to stage 4 in Darius (A-C-F-J), able to get the full 5 laps in Virtual Racing Acropolis, but tons of room to improve and very early stages still in Raiden V where there is tons of room improve in the remaining challenge time.

I have to say that I probably wouldn't ever had played Darius much at all without this challenge and now I have started to like it more and more even though it has that eighties shmup roughness, which I'm not usually huge fan of.

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mauhlin12

Which ship/weapons are you guys using in Raiden? I'm still just experimenting and can get to stage 3 and get through stage 1 without taking damage.

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Moroboshi876

I'm a little confused. Are people outside NL taking part in these challenges? Twitter posts would suggest that.

I'm not participating this time (although Virtua Racing is on sale in Mexico), but I like to watch you guys.

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@Moroboshi876 Yes, I believe the participants are from Adult Switch Gamers Discord primarily, then this thread on NL and finally from Twitter as @corneel has set-up an account there dedicated to these arcade challenges.

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