Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

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Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:44 am

What?

Winter Carnival '14-15 is a caravan shmup mini-tournament. Four games will be played over period of 17 days.

When?


Start date: December 26th 2014 00:01 am GMT
End date: January 11th 2015 23:59 pm GMT

Where?


To participate post your scores either in this thread or in The RGF Shmup League group on facebook.

Games

1. Super Star Soldier (5 minute mode) (PC Engine, Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation Network)
2. Final Soldier (5 minute mode) (PC Engine, Wii Virtual Console)
3. Soldier Blade (5 minute mode) (PC Engine, Wii Virtual Console, PlayStation Network)
4. Coryoon (5 minute mode) (PC Engine)

Posting scores

Please post your scores in the following format:

Player name - Game title - score

eg:

Macias - Final Soldier - 1,824,900

Scoreboards

There will be a separate scoreboard for each of 4 games. Top 10 scorers at each game will be awarded tournament points. 10 points for 1st place, 9 points for 2nd place ... 1 point for 10th place. Tournament points will be summed up in an overall leaderboard and the winner will be announced (to great fanfare). In case of an equal number of tournament points a sum of scores for all 4 games will be used as a tiebreaker.

Banned tactics

Here's a video of a Japanese player doing a no miss pacifist run of 2 minute mode of Soldier Blade and getting 960,000 points for his efforts (which is way higher than any score obtained with normal methods). No idea whether this is possible for other games and other modes, but as this otherwise nice feature is kinda pointless for high score competition, it is (and any similar tricks that might be there) banned in the tournament.

No external autofire plz.
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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:46 am

SUPER STAR SOLDIER

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1.  coffeejoerx        1,103,900
2.  Macias               956,600
3.  Gianlushmups         867,000
4.  Grunthos             856,000
5.  kollisionBR          543,200
6.  kjun                 448,300
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FINAL SOLDIER

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1.  Macias              2,100,000
2.  coffeejoerx         2,068,500
3.  Gianlushmups        1,979,000
4.  Grunthos            1,958,500
5.  kollisionBR         1,215,500
6.  kjun                  932,600
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SOLDIER BLADE

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1.  Macias              1,350,400
2.  Gianlushmups        1,217,200
3.  coffeejoerx         1,133,500
4.  Grunthos            1,031,100 
5.  kollisionBR         1,006,500
6.  kjun                  802,000
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10.
CORYOON

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1.  coffeejoerx         3,216,089
2.  Macias              2,543,850
3.  Grunthos            2,331,267
4.  Gianlushmups        2,256,217
5.  kollisionBR         1,401,025
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OVERALL LEADERBOARD

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1.  Macias              38
2.  coffeejoerx         37
3.  Gianlushmups        32
4.  Grunthos            29
5.  kollisionBR         24
6.  kjun                15
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10.
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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:26 am

(reserved for guides, videos etc)

Strategy Guide: Super Star Soldier's Caravan Stages (from TurboPlay Magazine #04 (Dec 1990/Jan 1991))

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http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?t=1251 - see post #7 in this thread for guides to caravan stages of Super Star Soldier and Soldier Blade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhSkXiO95Lw - Super Star Soldier - 1,520,500 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8yO59wxQec - Final Soldier - 2,229,900 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFdVugfliL8 - Soldier Blade - 1,576,500 points

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdSV9gGAN1Y - Coryoon - 2,715,314 points
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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Fri Dec 26, 2014 6:27 am

I'll start things off with my personal favourite among the Soldier games:

Macias - Final Soldier - 1,824,900

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by kollisionBR » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:51 am

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

kollisionBR - Coryoon - 1,401,025

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:35 am

Macias - Final Soldier - 1,954,600

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Macias - Soldier Blade - 1,065,200

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Macias - Coryoon - 1,939,038

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by ShaunHolley » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:25 pm

Not my cup of tea this thing guys, but I'll be back for the January blast. Happy new year to all!
Shaun Holley. Co-host of the Ten Pence Arcade Podcast.
http://tenpencearcade.co.uk/

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by kollisionBR » Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:26 pm

kollisionBR - Soldier Blade - 1,006,500

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kollisionBR - Super Star Soldier - 543,200

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kollisionBR - Final Soldier - 1,215,500

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too many soldiers!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by coffeejoerx » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:18 pm

All the scores made in PC Engine.

coffeejoerx - Coryoon - 3,03,602
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coffeejoerx - Soldier Blade - 1,081,800
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coffeejoerx - Final Soldier - 1,905,300
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coffeejoerx - Super Star Soldier - 842,500
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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:52 pm

Macias - Final Soldier - 2,026,000

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:32 pm

Macias - Super Star Soldier - 663,700

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Macias - Soldier Blade - 1,261,900

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by coffeejoerx » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:22 am

coffeejoerx - Super Star Soldier - 977,500

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by coffeejoerx » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:32 pm

One thing that I realized, when you play with autofire, your shot have a great increase in the attack.

Until this score that I posting now, I played with the default shot, so my doubt is if is there any problem in using this cheat?

coffeejoerx - Super Star Soldier - 1,306,500

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:24 am

coffeejoerx wrote:One thing that I realized, when you play with autofire, your shot have a great increase in the attack.

Until this score that I posting now, I played with the default shot, so my doubt is if is there any problem in using this cheat?
That's one thing I didn't consider, as all of these games have default autofire. Having examined it now, it seems that Super Star Soldier is the only game that benefits from using external autofire, making the game much easier.

All of my scores were with default fire rate.

I know we've had a league round where external autofire was allowed for a game with default (but slower) autofire (Darius Gaiden) and I'm usually not against using autofire in shmups, but I'd make an exception here and say we shouldn't be using it for caravan games. These games are all about maximizing your score in a limited amount of time and using faster rate of fire may break their balance completely.

So no external autofire guys, please.

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Re: Winter Carnival '14-15: a caravan shmup mini-tournament

Post by Macias » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:14 pm

Macias - Super Star Soldier - 886,000

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Macias - Final Soldier - 2,096,100

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