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

Post by AmidstStorm » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:59 am

joefish wrote:Sexy Parodius is great.

I like Gunbird and Gunbird II
Tengai is awesome too.
Progear, which looks gorgeous,

How about some stuff that isn't so popular, like Raiga or Saint Dragon?

As for people who might cheat and use save states; may I just point out that you're asking for a digital photograph as evidence?
I'm addinng all these games to the vote list in post 3.

In regards to save states. A photo is for evidence of the high score whether they use save states, emulation or genuine hardware.
Anyone can save the game on an emulator at any point. eg. before a boss. keep loading til you beat the boss without dying. next save at start of new level. save at point half way. load if you die. rinse and repeat.

Not my cup of tea.

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

Post by AmidstStorm » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:04 am

weakboson wrote: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.
Hey there, welcome to the forum and the league.

I've taken your vote for Psyvariar Revision and added it to the post 3 vote lists. Anything else you see there that you want to put a vote in for? Else we're going to be playing Mushihimesama or Axelay currently. Or any other shmups you want to play?

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

Post by AmidstStorm » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:10 am

Current vote list incase anyone hasn't really gone back to look. In order of vote count, then in order of appearance in thread by vote/mention.


Axelay - 7 votes/mentions (Mootown, AmidstStorm, nakamura, felgekarp, sel feena, weakboson, DigitalDuck)
Mushihimesama Futari 1.5 - 5 votes/mentions (Smurph, Mootown, Gmintyfresh, AmidstStorm, Misery)
Sexy Parodius - 5 votes/mentions (Gmintyfresh, joefish, DigitalDuck, Sel Feena, AmidstStorm)
Xevious - 2 votes (Misery, AmidstStorm)
Life Force Salamander/Salamander/Life Force - Nes/Famicom - 2 votes/mentions (Mootown, AmidstStorm)
Deathsmiles - Xbox 360 - 2 votes/mentions (AmidstStorm, sel feena)
Jamestown - 2 votes (Smurph, AmidstStorm)
Thunderforce 4 - 2 Votes/mentions (Mootown, Smurph)
Gunbird 2 - Dreamcast - 2 votes/mentions (AmidstStorm, joefish)
Progear No Arashi - 2 votes/mentions (joefish, AmidstStorm)
Air Buster/Aero Blaster - Mega Drive/Genesis - 2 votes/mentions (nakamura,DigitalDuck)
Galaga - 2 votes/mentions (Misery, DigitalDuck)
Score Rush - 2 votes/mentions (DigitalDuck, AmidstStorm)
DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu - 1 vote/mention (Misery)
Galaxian - 1 vote/mention (Misery)
Cloud Master - Master System - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
Dragon Spirit - PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16 - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
Battle Squadron - Mega Drive/Genesis - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
Gynoug - Mega Drive/Genesis - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
Layer Section/Rayforce - Saturn - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
G-Darius - PSX - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
Gigawing - Dreamcast - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
Dragon Blaze - PS2 - 1 vote/mention (AmidstStorm)
Gaiaries - 1 vote/mention (Misery)
Strikers 1945 - 1 vote (AmidstStorm)
Gunbird - 1 Vote/mention (joefish)
Tengai - 1 vote/mention (joefish)
Raiga - 1 vote/mention (joefish)
Saint Dragon - 1 vote/mention (joefish)
1943 - 1 vote/mention (Smraedis)
1944 - 1 vote/mention (Smraedis)
Psyvariar Revision - 1 vote/mention (weakboson)
Twinkle Tale - 1 vote/mention (Sel feena)
Arrowflash - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Galaga Legions - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Galaga Legions DX - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Geometry Wars - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
R-Type - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
R-Type Leo - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Senko No Ronde - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Decimation X - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Decimation X3 - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
War Machine - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Sonic Ironstorm - 1 vote/mention (DigitalDuck)
Boomerang Cotton - 1 vote/mention (Sel Feena)
Keio's Flying Squadron - 1 vote/mention (Sel Feena)

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

Post by weakboson » Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:53 pm

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.

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

Post by DigitalDuck » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:54 pm

From what's already been mentioned, I'll vote Air Buster, Axelay, Sexy Parodius, and Galaga. In that order.
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Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

Post by AmidstStorm » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:08 pm

DigitalDuck wrote:From what's already been mentioned, I'll vote Air Buster, Axelay, Sexy Parodius, and Galaga. In that order.
Cool cheers. lists updated.

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

Post by AmidstStorm » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:14 pm

It's funny how there's all those shmups out there in gaming history, and the majority are wanting to play a frustratingly hard, headache inducing SNES shooter. I remember when i started using this forum on my old account and I collected Super Famicom/Snes games only. Nintendo was like a word no one used. It was almost frowned upon :)

I'm suprised there hasn't been more interest in Mega Drive shmups.

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Post by Sel Feena » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:19 pm

^ You could add Twinkle Tale to the list, though that's going into run 'n' gun territory?
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Post by DigitalDuck » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:25 pm

AmidstStorm wrote:I'm suprised there hasn't been more interest in Mega Drive shmups.
Fine, I'll add Arrow Flash, then.

And while I'm introducing new shmups to the list, I'll have Galaga Legions, Galaga Legions DX, Geometry Wars (any of them), R-Type, R-Type Leo, and Senko no Ronde (and Score Rush, Decimation X and X3, War Machine, and Sonic Ironstorm if you're allowing independent games...)

There, you asked for it. :mrgreen:
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Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

Post by AmidstStorm » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:02 am

DigitalDuck wrote:
AmidstStorm wrote:I'm suprised there hasn't been more interest in Mega Drive shmups.
Fine, I'll add Arrow Flash, then.

And while I'm introducing new shmups to the list, I'll have Galaga Legions, Galaga Legions DX, Geometry Wars (any of them), R-Type, R-Type Leo, and Senko no Ronde (and Score Rush, Decimation X and X3, War Machine, and Sonic Ironstorm if you're allowing independent games...)

There, you asked for it. :mrgreen:
:D That's more like it. In regards to score rush... Everyone should play this! perfect shmup league game!

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Post by AmidstStorm » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:05 am

Sel Feena wrote:^ You could add Twinkle Tale to the list, though that's going into run 'n' gun territory?
Yeah that's a tough one to call. It's think it's more a shmup than a run and gun. Similar to guwange style or pocky n rocky? I might be wrong. It's also insanely expensive!

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Post by Sel Feena » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:30 pm

Yeah, class game but it ain't cheap if you want to own it!

Couple more suggestions...
Boomerang Cotton
Keio's Flying Squadron

I'll vote for Sexy Parodius too. :)
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Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

Post by AmidstStorm » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:21 pm

^ lists updated Sel, cheers.

League starting in 9-10 days guys.

For everyone that has already shown interest in playing, please take a look at the game list in post 3 of page 1 or on page 5 (both up to date), and throw in your votes for games already listed if you so wish.

Do we really want to be starting this league with Axelay? with Sexy Parodius just below it, calling out for your votes? It's sexy people, It's Parodius.. and it's sexy.

There's seems to be 12 people clearly interested, which is a good number if everyone posts a score.

SCORING SYSTEM

I'm thinking something along the lines of the F1 points system for the top 10 entries.

The winner receives 25 points, second place gets 18 points, with 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points for positions 3 through 10.

What do people think?

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Post by DigitalDuck » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:32 pm

AmidstStorm wrote:Do we really want to be starting this league with Axelay? with Sexy Parodius just below it, calling out for your votes? It's sexy people, It's Parodius.. and it's sexy.
Then add your vote for it! :mrgreen:
AmidstStorm wrote:SCORING SYSTEM

I'm thinking something along the lines of the F1 points system for the top 10 entries.

The winner receives 25 points, second place gets 18 points, with 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points for positions 3 through 10.

What do people think?
Sounds good to me. Possibly squash 1st, 2nd, and 3rd down to 20, 17, and 14 points? The actual scores for each game are likely to be close, so I think the league scoring system should reflect that.
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Re: The RG Forum Shmup League - *Starts Feb 1st 2012*

Post by AmidstStorm » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:41 pm

DigitalDuck wrote:
AmidstStorm wrote:SCORING SYSTEM

I'm thinking something along the lines of the F1 points system for the top 10 entries.

The winner receives 25 points, second place gets 18 points, with 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points for positions 3 through 10.

What do people think?
Sounds good to me. Possibly squash 1st, 2nd, and 3rd down to 20, 17, and 14 points? The actual scores for each game are likely to be close, so I think the league scoring system should reflect that.
Makes alot of sense. I'm all for this tightness in the league. Vote added for Sexy Parodius :)

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