Jump to content
IGNORED

VGS NES Weekly Contest - Quarth!


BeaIank
 Share

Recommended Posts

Events Team · Posted
2 hours ago, arnpoly said:

What even are those Battletoads rules? Lol.  Should be a fun week that's for sure.

Since everyone and their mothers were maxing the score when Battletoads was on the line up, I decided to come up with rules that would make up for a slight harder challenge. Still only a moderate difficulty.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
21 minutes ago, BeaIank said:

Since everyone and their mothers were maxing the score when Battletoads was on the line up, I decided to come up with rules that would make up for a slight harder challenge. Still only a moderate difficulty.

You people that are actually good at video games. 🙄

Link to comment
Share on other sites

31501

quarth.thumb.jpg.af403e65ab68e39cb4d5b5a09f99c98e.jpg

 

I'd try to do better, but my hand is already cramped.  Especially since I missed the chance TWICE to get the picture, so I had to get through two stages just to take the picture of my goddamn score.  I hate games that don't have a high score screen...ugh.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, RH said:

You people that are actually good at video games. 🙄

No fucking shit.  I don't have the time to get that good at Battletoads.  I barely even LIKE the game.  Like, it's okay, but I'm not much for beat-em-ups in general.  I'll probably post a participation score, if even that.  Fuck that game.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, dvertov said:

34,163

I’ve always enjoyed this game but I’ve never understood the scoring. And it does get tedious.

Every block that disappears is worth a point, from what I can tell.  You get multipliers from multiple blocks clearing at once.  So if the screen is clear except a block or two, try building the size of the single block before you clear it to get a few extra points early on.  The further you get, the faster the scroll, and the less room for error.

Also, I can't figure out what the red blocks do, but the white ones will clear everything on the screen when you clear them.  Not sure if you get the points for the blocks or not though, so I'm not sure if it's to your advantage to wait for a full screen or just to get rid of them alone.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
10 minutes ago, the_wizard_666 said:

31501

quarth.thumb.jpg.af403e65ab68e39cb4d5b5a09f99c98e.jpg

 

I'd try to do better, but my hand is already cramped.  Especially since I missed the chance TWICE to get the picture, so I had to get through two stages just to take the picture of my goddamn score.  I hate games that don't have a high score screen...ugh.

After game over, start a new game, kill off your 3 men, and the game over screen will show the high score along with your score of zero.  Look at my posted score for an example...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
Just now, the_wizard_666 said:

Also, I can't figure out what the red blocks do, but the white ones will clear everything on the screen when you clear them.  Not sure if you get the points for the blocks or not though, so I'm not sure if it's to your advantage to wait for a full screen or just to get rid of them alone.

So there are two forms of white and red blocks. One of the white blocks (the one where your cursor is an "E") will "Erase" the screen. The other where the cursor is an "S" will pause "Scrolling". For the red ones, "C" will trigger double points for a limited amount of time. And "B" will award bonus points for each red block cleared.

"B" is by far the most important. I think the bonus is 300 per block. So, you can score some insane 20k+ points in one clear.

Also, I do believe you get points for the blocks cleared with the "E" powerup.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
6 minutes ago, 0xDEAFC0DE said:

Score updated. Anyone think they up for the challenge of beating it?

What in the name of all fuck are you doing to get scores like that? I don't think I'll even hit 100k if/when I do beat this game.  I got to level 7 for my score, and I believe there are only 9 levels total...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Dr. Morbis said:

After game over, start a new game, kill off your 3 men, and the game over screen will show the high score along with your score of zero.  Look at my posted score for an example...

Well shit.  My hand cramped on me for nothing then 😛

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
1 minute ago, Dr. Morbis said:

After game over, start a new game, kill off your 3 men, and the game over screen will show the high score along with your score of zero.  Look at my posted score for an example...

Yeah this works as long as your score is below 100k. After that you have to do the stage clear thing since that's the only place the score is reported with 6 digits.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, 0xDEAFC0DE said:

So there are two forms of white and red blocks. One of the white blocks (the one where your cursor is an "E") will "Erase" the screen. The other where the cursor is an "S" will pause "Scrolling". For the red ones, "C" will trigger double points for a limited amount of time. And "B" will award bonus points for each red block cleared.

"B" is by far the most important. I think the bonus is 300 per block. So, you can score some insane 20k+ points in one clear.

Also, I do believe you get points for the blocks cleared with the "E" powerup.

That explains the letters then!  And I'd think the E would be best used in an emergency, as the combo points would outweigh the block points overall.  Good to have it, but not something to save unless you have a shitload on screen...then target it immediately.

Also good to know about the points.  I'm gonna have to give it a run when my hand feels better so I can improve my shite score 😛

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
1 minute ago, Dr. Morbis said:

What in the name of all fuck are you doing to get scores like that? I don't think I'll even hit 100k if/when I do beat this game.  I got to level 7 for my score, and I believe there are only 9 levels total...

There is a trick to getting the "B" powerups that I might have discovered after taking a peek at the code. That's how I'm getting so high. Also it keeps track of your lives past 9, so even thought I'm not great at the last couple levels, I've built up more than enough to finish it. But I'm getting most of my points in the slow levels anyway.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, 0xDEAFC0DE said:

Yeah this works as long as your score is below 100k. After that you have to do the stage clear thing since that's the only place the score is reported with 6 digits.

I was under 100K, so it would've helped had I known that before I played two damn levels 😛

Luckily you can pause on the tally screen, so as long as you do that you should be okay to take your picture.   Just sucks if you forget 😛

Link to comment
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, Dr. Morbis said:

EDIT 2: I don't know how deep you dived into the code to figure out how to get a score like 190k codeman, but it took me to level 7 just to double my score.  That being said, I do suck pretty hard at puzzle games: 68,165

Dude, really?  I only beat the first two stages and got 32K.  Also, the speed is such that I may not be able to progress the game much further than that...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
2 minutes ago, 0xDEAFC0DE said:

There is a trick to getting the "B" powerups that I might have discovered after taking a peek at the code.

Motherfucker 🙂 Just like Blue Marlin... I didn't see you getting many points last week when it was a shmup that required actual skill 😛

There are seven days to go for Quarth, but I'm going to go ahead and get this outta the way early:  Congrats to 0xDEAFCODE on his win this week with Quarth!!!!

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
1 minute ago, the_wizard_666 said:

Dude, really?  I only beat the first two stages and got 32K.  Also, the speed is such that I may not be able to progress the game much further than that...

You know I suck hard at puzzle games...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
1 minute ago, Dr. Morbis said:

Motherfucker 🙂 Just like Blue Marlin... I didn't see you getting many points last week when it was a shmup that required actual skill 😛

There are seven days to go for Quarth, but I'm going to go ahead and get this outta the way early:  Congrats to 0xDEAFCODE on his win this week with Quarth!!!!

Lol, I hate shmups. I almost never try much past participation. Puzzle games on the other hand, are where it's at. Even when I'm not looking through the code, I've been known to break them (such as Yoshi's Cookie from last year).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
2 minutes ago, the_wizard_666 said:

It's not a puzzle game.  It's a shooter disguised as a puzzler.

No, it's a puzzler disguised as a shooter.  And the only reason I can last so long, is because I'm a twitch gamer.  But I have literally no strategy; I'm just shooting shit before it hits the bottom of the screen...

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Dr. Morbis said:

No, it's a puzzler disguised as a shooter.  And the only reason I can last so long, is because I'm a twitch gamer.  But I have literally no strategy; I'm just shooting shit before it hits the bottom of the screen...

That's LITERALLY the point of the game.  To shoot shit before it hits the bottom of the screen.  You're gonna beat this game long before I'm even able to get half-way, score be damned.  When going for a score, it's a tactical shooter.  When you don't give a crap about score, it's a shooter, plain and simple.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Member · Posted
1 minute ago, the_wizard_666 said:

That's LITERALLY the point of the game.  To shoot shit before it hits the bottom of the screen.  You're gonna beat this game long before I'm even able to get half-way, score be damned.  When going for a score, it's a tactical shooter.  When you don't give a crap about score, it's a shooter, plain and simple.

Well, once I beat the game, I'll be done with it regardless of what my score is, because I ain't got no tactics 😛

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • BeaIank unpinned this topic

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


  • Welcome to VGS!

    Play, Make, Collect.

    Here at VGS all kinds of gamers are welcome, and that includes you!

    Join the conversation!

  • Similar Content

    • By BeaIank
      Welcome, welcome!
      This week we will see who will be crowned the VERY FIRST VGS NES Weekly Contest Racing champion!
      Right now, the dispute has @NESfiend with 30 points and a very comfortable lead of 5 points over @PII, who has 25 points. With 22 points, @Dr. Morbis has no chance to take the crown from Nesfiend, so the dispute this week is between only him and Pii
      To decide this matter, the game of choice is R.C. Pro Am II. The rules are as follow:
      Player 1p only Play till game over You are not allowed to use continues. You ended 4th? TOUGH LUCK! You are done for. You can't name your character NES in order to start with $5000 before race 1. Take your picture at the highscore screen The player with the highest amount of points win Genre: Racing Pedal to the metal, ladies and gentlemen.

      The contest ends Sunday, 10/24/21 at midnight Brasilia time. Your user name MUST be written or typed on a piece of paper and be in the picture for your score to be valid.  The entire TV screen, or computer monitor if you are playing on an emulator, MUST be in the picture for the score to be valid.  No partial screenshots will be considered or accepted.  No screenshots by hitting "print screen" on a computer will be allowed.  You must take a picture of your computer monitor.  There may be instances where this will be acceptable, but it will be at the discretion of myself and the contest organizers.  Also, the use of turbo controllers is forbidden, as well as any cheat codes, Game Genies, slow motion functions, or save states if playing on an emulator.  Also, we will only be using NTSC systems for the contests.  The use of PAL systems will NOT be allowed.  Good luck everyone and have fun
    • By BeaIank
      Welcome to the last round of the Action genre in the 2021 VGS NES Weekly Contest, which will define who will claim the title and bring it home!
      For the Action genre run, we have @Dr. Morbis leading with 28 points, with @PII and @bertsampson tied in 2nd with 23 points. Finally @NESfiend and @mbd39are tied in 4th with 21 points. All of them have the chance to claim the title, despite the big lead Dr. Morbis sports.
      The rules for this week are as follow:
      1 life only Once you die, take your picture death screen, which stays on for a very short time, or wait till you respawn, pause the game and take your picture If you beat the final boss without dying, be quick to take a picture of him dying then pause the game when you respawn at 1-1 It is not allowed to point press at the boss door if you have flying. Once you reach the boss door, you have to go in. Highest score wins Participation: 5,000 points Genre: Arcade
      Best of luck, gentlemen and gentlewomen.
      The contest ends Sunday, 10/17/21 at midnight Brasilia time. Your user name MUST be written or typed on a piece of paper and be in the picture for your score to be valid.  The entire TV screen, or computer monitor if you are playing on an emulator, MUST be in the picture for the score to be valid.  No partial screenshots will be considered or accepted.  No screenshots by hitting "print screen" on a computer will be allowed.  You must take a picture of your computer monitor.  There may be instances where this will be acceptable, but it will be at the discretion of myself and the contest organizers.  Also, the use of turbo controllers is forbidden, as well as any cheat codes, Game Genies, slow motion functions, or save states if playing on an emulator.  Also, we will only be using NTSC systems for the contests.  The use of PAL systems will NOT be allowed.  Good luck everyone and have fun
    • By BeaIank
      Hello and welcome, players!
      Be prepared, for this week you will have to rely on your fists, feet, knifes and machine guns to make through P.O.W.!
      This week will decide who will claim the crown to the Beat 'em up genre, proving they are the best bare hand fighter at VGS!
      @mbd39 currently leads the Beat 'em up scoreboard, with 23 points. Right behind him we have @NESfiend with 22 points, Krunch is creeping really close to both of them with 21 points.
      The three of them are the only ones with a chance to claim the title!
      So, without further ado, here's the rules
      Play until Game Over No point racking If you score less than 20,000 points, be ready to take your picture at the Game Over screen (it doesn’t stay up long) If you score more than 20,000 points, start a new game to get your score Each extra life remaining after beating the game adds 5000 points to your score. Highest score wins GENRE: Beat ‘Em Up
      The contest ends Sunday, 10/10/21 at midnight Brasilia time. Your user name MUST be written or typed on a piece of paper and be in the picture for your score to be valid.  The entire TV screen, or computer monitor if you are playing on an emulator, MUST be in the picture for the score to be valid.  No partial screenshots will be considered or accepted.  No screenshots by hitting "print screen" on a computer will be allowed.  You must take a picture of your computer monitor.  There may be instances where this will be acceptable, but it will be at the discretion of myself and the contest organizers.  Also, the use of turbo controllers is forbidden, as well as any cheat codes, Game Genies, slow motion functions, or save states if playing on an emulator.  Also, we will only be using NTSC systems for the contests.  The use of PAL systems will NOT be allowed.  Good luck everyone and have fun
    • By BeaIank
      LADIES AND GENTLEMAN! Welcome to another deciding round of our VGS NES Weekly Contest!
      This week will decide who will claim the title of best arcade player of 2021!
       
      Right now @Dr. Morbisleads with 25 points, followed by @Jeevan with 23 points and @mbd39 with 21 points. @NESfiend with 18 points isn't completely out of the race!
      To decide the Arcade genre winner, we will be playing THUNDER AND LIGHTNING!
      The rules are simple:
      Pick 1 player mode Play till game over or till you beat the game Take your picture at the title screen. Your score will be showing at 1P and at Hi Highest score wins Participation: 10,000 points Genre: Arcade Have a good, fair fight lads.

      The contest ends Sunday, 10/03/21 at midnight Brasilia time. Your user name MUST be written or typed on a piece of paper and be in the picture for your score to be valid.  The entire TV screen, or computer monitor if you are playing on an emulator, MUST be in the picture for the score to be valid.  No partial screenshots will be considered or accepted.  No screenshots by hitting "print screen" on a computer will be allowed.  You must take a picture of your computer monitor.  There may be instances where this will be acceptable, but it will be at the discretion of myself and the contest organizers.  Also, the use of turbo controllers is forbidden, as well as any cheat codes, Game Genies, slow motion functions, or save states if playing on an emulator.  Also, we will only be using NTSC systems for the contests.  The use of PAL systems will NOT be allowed.  Good luck everyone and have fun
    • By BeaIank
      Ladies and gentlemen, we are BACK with the last round of games of our beloved VGS NES Weekly Contest!
      To decide who will wear the laurels and claim the fame of being the 2021 VGS NES Weekly Contest Sports champion, we have one epic game of brutal action, where basketball meets street brawling!
      ARE YOU READY FOR Nekketsu Street Basketball?
      The rules are below:
      Pick battle mode (2nd option in the game) Pick 1P mode Pick Nekketsu as your team (first team in the screen) Pick US Navy as your opponent (second team in the screen) Pick the VEGAS stage to play on (second stage to the left, with the slot machines icon) Take your picture at the end of the match. Highest score difference for the Nekketsu team wins Participation: Beat the second team
      @0xDEAFC0DEhas a very comfortable 4 points lead over @NESfiend, who is the only who can challenge him for the Sports title this year.
      For Nesfiend to win, he needs to win this week and hope @0xDEAFC0DE doesn't score over 6th place, since he will be tied on most wins, but loses on the 2nd tie breaker, most 2nd places.
      Will he be able to pull such a miracle to claim the crown? Time will tell!
      The contest ends Sunday, 09/26/21 at midnight Brasilia time. Your user name MUST be written or typed on a piece of paper and be in the picture for your score to be valid.  The entire TV screen, or computer monitor if you are playing on an emulator, MUST be in the picture for the score to be valid.  No partial screenshots will be considered or accepted.  No screenshots by hitting "print screen" on a computer will be allowed.  You must take a picture of your computer monitor.  There may be instances where this will be acceptable, but it will be at the discretion of myself and the contest organizers.  Also, the use of turbo controllers is forbidden, as well as any cheat codes, Game Genies, slow motion functions, or save states if playing on an emulator.  Also, we will only be using NTSC systems for the contests.  The use of PAL systems will NOT be allowed.  Good luck everyone and have fun
×
×
  • Create New...