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by _Zaphod_
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TMNT leeching
Replies: 28
Views: 16185

Re: TMNT leeching

FInal word. Archive all but JP version which gives no points for boomerangs. :) The question is what affects dynamc difficulty? if there is no RNG component (faster killing gets you more and harder stuff, and getting hit/dying makes it easier) then ther'es no problem. but if RNG realyl does affect t...
by _Zaphod_
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Gridiron Fight
Replies: 3
Views: 3008

Re: Gridiron Fight

All American Football is a odd case that doesn't fall under this because your score is not based on the sports score.

Instead it's the "salary" number, which is provided to you when you fail to continue.
by _Zaphod_
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Should Basketball & American Football be a Full game sco
Replies: 20
Views: 10065

Re: Should Basketball & American Football be a Full game sco

NBA Jam is a basketball scoring game, with mandatory buyin . you have to buy in to finish the game, the cost is fixed, and the game will not be saved to standings unless you play all four quarters. many midway sports games are like this. so sorts games that use the game's actual clock, (american foo...
by _Zaphod_
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: NBA Jam and similar games.
Replies: 1
Views: 778

NBA Jam and similar games.

With this game, and all other like it, you only get 1 quarter of the game per credit, but you have too play all four quarters for a complete game. This is regardless of player performance, and it scores like a real sports game. 4 credits corresponds exactly with a full game of 2 on 2 basketball. You...
by _Zaphod_
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Play with speed-up cheat
Replies: 5
Views: 3433

Re: Play with speed-up cheat

You cannot play with speedup cheat. We know there were games on location with the speedup chip in them (so ms pacman was perma fast), but as far as I know, no currently accepted mame version for MARP will play those roms. :(
by _Zaphod_
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Sega Tetris. Suggested special rules.
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: Sega Tetris. Suggested special rules.

yeah the games i mention need special scoring rules. the fact that there are so many identical tetris system 16 variants means that there's plenty of options for alternate tiebreaker and scoring rules. You cannot eliminate randomizer abuse from this game, because the sequence is set in stone at game...
by _Zaphod_
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Sega Tetris. Suggested special rules.
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Re: Sega Tetris. Suggested special rules.

BUMP. there are still no different tracks for this game, and too many tied 1st place scores. Specifically, different tracks can be used to tiebreak maxouts. Which one(s) are used depends on what skill we need to measure All system 16a/b sega tetris games are identical. EXACTLY the same. inputs from ...
by _Zaphod_
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: WORLD HEROES problems with 1st position
Replies: 16
Views: 7180

Re: WORLD HEROES problems with 1st position

Janne had death combos involving her slide, as I recall, but they worked through knockdown and dizzy instead of the insta kill of brocken. the sliding allowed her to get more hits with her sword then intended in a row, allowing her to take out over 50% of health with one combo, and adding in a proje...
by _Zaphod_
Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: WORLD HEROES problems with 1st position
Replies: 16
Views: 7180

Re: WORLD HEROES problems with 1st position

Here is how the Brocken thing works. On World Heroes games that had this feature, (which was most of them on location) any knockdown using a string of light attacks by Brocken was an instant KO (and would royally piss off any human player you ever did it to). It did make him the easiest character to...
by _Zaphod_
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: About the counterstop
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

Re: About the counterstop

WHen you max out a counter in a game, and it refuses to go higher, that's a counterstop. It is the maximum possible score for a game. Some counterstops are legit, and some are reached through infinite leeching. The following are legit counterstops. 1) Bubble Bobble, unless you are leeching bubble po...
by _Zaphod_
Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Gridiron Fight
Replies: 3
Views: 3008

Re: Gridiron Fight

In many sports games, like say, NBA Jam, a full game is 4 credits. one per quarter, and to make progress properly in the standings you MUST play all four quarters.

you are in fact intended to play out the full game, so in such games I believe a full game of 4 credits should be allowed.
by _Zaphod_
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Games who might deserve a split
Replies: 65
Views: 32471

Re: Games who might deserve a split

Yeah. garegga should be played with japan reigon only, extends every 1 million. that is how the game was designed to be played. the unique mechanics of this particular title require these dip switch settings to play properly for score. I agree this should be done with no vote. leave alternate versio...
by _Zaphod_
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Sega Tetris. Suggested special rules.
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

Sega Tetris. Suggested special rules.

Three reasonable, and very different scoring tracks can be used. 1) Break max score ties by lines counter, higher wins. if that is tied as well, break ties by game length, shorter wins. 2) Break max score ties by lines cleared, lower number wins. this is your test of bravo ability. The player who ab...
by _Zaphod_
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:30 am
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Golden Axe : time to debate about scoring on Marp
Replies: 13
Views: 6593

Re: Golden Axe : time to debate about scoring on Marp

BTW, it has been determined that the theoretical max strength with full magic abuse on Golden Axe is 610.0 Once someone reaches this, the game can be archived, as this is unbeatable. TO date no one has pulled it off yet. Without magic, the score limit is much lower, and can be obtained by knocking e...
by _Zaphod_
Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Regulation Play
Topic: Observations.
Replies: 9
Views: 2680

Oh, btw..

There aer a number of bugs in SMB2 that can be abused in speedrunning. 1) If you jump, and graze the top of an enemy without getting hit on the way up, you can jump a second time if you press jupm before you start falling. 2) you can jump off of ladders by jumping the instant you leave the ladder. t...