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by weakboson
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 360 Import Thread
Replies: 1834
Views: 48133

Re: The 360 Import Thread

The thing is for all its lolis Deathsmiles is a great looking game. A nice Castlevania/ Ghouls 'n' Ghosts vibe, at least in the first one. It's only the promotional art that's the problem.
by weakboson
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - Game 1: 25th Jan - 24th Feb

Hmm, what I've worked out about the game so far: According to the this there are two routes to the game, A and B, which branch out after stage 2. Fail a mission and you move to B, but I think you can go get back to A if you succeed in the next mission. The A route is considered the best one to take ...
by weakboson
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: Deathsmiles - Xbox 360 (all regions)
Replies: 52
Views: 9186

Re: Deathsmiles - Xbox 360 *High Score Challenge*

I like the scoring system in Deathsmiles. Of course it all revolves around when you enter power up mode, but it's not just enough to know when to do it, it does take skill to optimize your score. The strategic complexity comes in when you're planing your route through the first six stages. It's all ...
by weakboson
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starting very soon!!*

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5777/sexy0000.png weakboson - FJK - 243,600 - 3 - Koitsu - Manual - MAME This run was just the first two stages without dying, followed by a weird extra stage I hadn't seen before which killed me, stripping me of my power ups and leaving me to be overwhelmed by th...
by weakboson
Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starting very soon!!*

Rules looks good. One thing I'd like to clarify is when you say 'Save states are classed as foul play.' I assume that's refering to submitting a score from a run which included the use of savestates, rather than using save states for practising a particular boss or something. I've always just though...
by weakboson
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

Not wholly convinced about having themed months since if we're only having one game a month then it should be easy to keep them varied without worrying about it too much. If you guys are set on it then that's fine but I don't think there'd be any harm in having two MAME games in a row. Having the to...
by weakboson
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 360 Import Thread
Replies: 1834
Views: 48133

Re: The 360 Import Thread

I hope Saidaioujou turns out to be an arcade title. I've heard Akai Katana wasn't such a hit in the arcades so it makes sense for them to wheel out their biggest series if they're going to attempt a recovery. Obviously I'm holding out for seeing it on the 360 at some point, too. In the meantime I've...
by weakboson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Shmups - 360 Gamertags
Replies: 43
Views: 864

Re: Shmups - 360 Gamertags

I've heard mixed things about Bullet Soul but I've not played it myself. It got a games on demand release on the Asian XBL marketplace which isn't IP locked so you can download it to a PAL console. It would be a bit of a faff but it would only cost you something in the region of £15, which makes the...
by weakboson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

I like the sound of a game a month because that's long enough for everyone to have a good crack at it. Having two a month would make it that bit more intense and pressurized, and I think people would be less inclined to give it their all for every game. It would mean people with less spare time coul...
by weakboson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

We should be willing to give the games a try, at least. But there's no point playing a game you don't enjoy. Have you played Axelay before, Misery? Given that we're supposed to be playing these games for a month we should be careful about how we pick them. Can I rescind my vote for Axelay and give i...
by weakboson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Shmups - 360 Gamertags
Replies: 43
Views: 864

Re: Shmups - 360 Gamertags

Gamertag: Cosine Cosine I've got a most of Cave's 360 games and a fair few XBLA shmups, too. For getting the secret route in DDP Resurrection it's as Misery says. I think you get knocked out of it if you miss a bee or die in the stage (dying at the stage boss is OK). There might be a way to trigger ...
by weakboson
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

With regards to voting for games it might be sensible to separate votes and nominations. So, you can nominate any games that you want people to consider voting for but you can only actually vote for a certain number (maybe just one) yourself. What do you think? It might make it easier to pick out th...
by weakboson
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The 360 Import Thread
Replies: 1834
Views: 48133

Re: The 360 Import Thread

IAlso, stage 3, screw stage 3. Is it just me or is the second half of that stage a total pain on any difficulty? It is a big difficulty spike. Those woodlice that are the main problem for me. If you prioritize killing them then it all becomes more manageable. I've found it's easier to dodge their a...
by weakboson
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

Alright then I'll vote for Axelay since I'd rather play something new to me. Futari is great, obviously, and I'll probably be playing it all month anyway, but it would be better if we chose a game we can all play.
by weakboson
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: High Scores & Speedruns
Topic: The RGF Shmup League - Season #10 COMING SOON
Replies: 3316
Views: 109196

Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

This is such a good idea I signed up to take part. I'm surprised there isn't something like this going down on shmups.com.

I suggest we play Psyvariar Revision at some point. I admit, it's a game I've spent a lot of time on, but I think it's really under appreciated.