Golden Era Game of the Week 7/8/06: Radical Radial

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Golden Era Game of the Week 7/8/06: Radical Radial

Post by Weehawk » Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:54 pm

Golden Era Game of the Week

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The Game: Radical Radial

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Reward: $50 (usd)

Deadline for submission to MARP: July 14, 2006 2359 hours GMT

Further Bounty: none

Okay you DonPachi zombies. This is probably as close as you're going to get this year.

In this game you're a tire...alternating between the "alien course" and "highway course". In the highway course you can't shoot, you just collect points and dodge the "cars". In the alien course you run an obstacle course of rocks and shoot at alien insect-like things. It has an appealing element of speed that these games usually lack.

I actually enjoyed playing this one, but it gets kind of repetitive pretty quickly. The bonus stage is exactly the same every time around....those sufficently talented will be able to do it with their eyes closed after a few times.

Random prize: One player scoring in excess of 100,000 points, selected randomly from those who do, will receive, soon to be "officially" released on DVD (Amazon.com says it will be released on October 31), the 1983 cinematic classic Joysticks starring Joe Don Baker as the corrupt city councilman trying to shut down the local arcade. This one has a rating of 3.4 on IMDb, but also has a topless woman playing Pac-Man. How bad can it be?

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Post by sikraiken » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:00 am

Thanks for putting this game up for the week. I've never played it until now and I really like it.

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Post by Koza » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:32 pm

I can sense some good competition this week :roll:

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Post by TRB_MetroidTeam » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:21 pm

Koza wrote:I can sense some good competition this week :roll:
I agree... and agree with "I really like it."
Mainly with the shmups guys competing this week.
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Post by Marco Marocco » Sat Jul 08, 2006 2:05 pm

TRB_MetroidTeam wrote:
Koza wrote:I can sense some good competition this week :roll:
I agree... and agree with "I really like it."
Mainly with the shmups guys competing this week.
'nuff said :lol:

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Re: Golden Era Game of the Week 7/8/06: Radical Radial

Post by Weehawk » Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:20 am

Weehawk wrote:This one has a rating of 3.4 on IMDb, but also has a topless woman playing Pac-Man. How bad can it be?
Finally suffered all the way through this turkey.

Glad everyone seems to like the game, because the movie stinks on ice.

And about the game...I'm encouraged to see the early submissions so tightly grouped in score. Perhaps the difficulty of the game increases to the point that the experts will be sufficiently challenged after all.
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Re: Golden Era Game of the Week 7/8/06: Radical Radial

Post by BBH » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:24 am

Weehawk wrote:And about the game...I'm encouraged to see the early submissions so tightly grouped in score. Perhaps the difficulty of the game increases to the point that the experts will be sufficiently challenged after all.
The game gets really difficult around Stage 10 I think. I don't believe that the game can be "easily marathoned" since lives are limited and even on the early levels it's easy to screw up on the highway portions.


Does anybody know what determines which Bonus Stage you get, anyway?

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Re: Golden Era Game of the Week 7/8/06: Radical Radial

Post by Weehawk » Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:42 am

BBH wrote:Does anybody know what determines which Bonus Stage you get, anyway?
You can get 10, 15, or 20 bonus tags in the bonus stage. The longer ones are the same as the shorter with the additional length added on.

Which one you get appears to be related to the number of 300 point tags you collect in the alien and highway courses. In your 292k recording, by my count, on the stages where you collect 23 and 24 of them you got the 10 tag bonus stage. On the stages where you collected 27 to 29 of them you got the 15 tag bonus stage. On the stages where you collected 31 to 35 of them you got the 20 tag bonus stage.

Figure the cutoff for the 15 tag stage must be about 25 and for the 20 tag stage maybe 30.

Wonder if a 25 tag bonus stage is possible?

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A 2006 GEGOTW t-shirt to the first player to either get a 25-tag bonus stage or prove that it doesn't exist by collecting every 300 point tag on the alien and highway courses.
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EDIT: Claimed by Valter "TRB" on 7/9/06
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Post by Weehawk » Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:39 pm

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Post by The TJT » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:23 pm

Joysticks is not *that* bad, there are even worse movies. Nice 80's feeling in it, and hey, videogames. I gave this masterpiece a 6 at IMDB, raising average rating massively.
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Post by Weehawk » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:34 pm

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Well, apparently it is possible to get even more 300 point tags on other later stages, but that meets my challenge.

Looks like Valter could start a GEGOTW t-shirt franchise down there!

You want the same size on both, or do you have a different-sized friend you would like to give one to?
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Post by TRB_MetroidTeam » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:49 pm

Thanks! The same size at this moment.
As I never was 1st placed on GEGOTW (well, played only a few times), my main goal is being to capture the T-shirts... lol
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Post by Weehawk » Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:35 pm

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Re: Golden Era Game of the Week 7/8/06: Radical Radial

Post by destructor » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:46 am

BBH wrote:
Weehawk wrote:And about the game...I'm encouraged to see the early submissions so tightly grouped in score. Perhaps the difficulty of the game increases to the point that the experts will be sufficiently challenged after all.
The game gets really difficult around Stage 10 I think. I don't believe that the game can be "easily marathoned" since lives are limited and even on the early levels it's easy to screw up on the highway portions.
I agree that game can't be easily marathoned. But game looks easier on later (from level 10) levels because is more pattern.

PS. This game has nothing common with DonPachi or other shmup.

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Re: Golden Era Game of the Week 7/8/06: Radical Radial

Post by BBH » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:40 am

destructor wrote:I agree that game can't be easily marathoned. But game looks easier on later (from level 10) levels because is more pattern.
Patterns or no patterns, I don't know how you can find the game easier from stage 10. 8O EVERYTHING about the game is harder from that point on.

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