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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:01 pm 



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steveovig wrote:
that I can just blow stuff up and dodge stuff

With that mindset I'd be tempted to give Graceful Explosion Machine a try - I'm not by any means suggesting to bypass a classic like Blazing Star in favour of GEM but I might be inclined to defer playing it until I'm in a "less casual" mood.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:08 pm 


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All shmups are fun if you just blow stuff up and dodge. Blazing Star is no exception.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 11:18 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:51 am 


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The scoring system in Blazing Star is really simple (but a little opaque), so I'd say it fits your needs well.
Scoring high in the game basically involves killing things for medals and not letting any of them off the screen. The penalty for dropping a medal isn't even too bad, and it's easy to adjust your game to push for more medals at key locations such as boss fights. To me it feels like a natural part of just blowing stuff up, and going for the medals does make the game a lot more fun, but it's really fine to ignore it if that's what you want.
More than anything, Blazing Star is about survival. You don't even get extends or bomb.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:04 pm 


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Graphics. So awesome that they are pre PS1. How I wish I had a Nintendo Switch.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:07 am 


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ratsflif wrote:
http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/aca-neogeo-blazing-star-switch

Now I need to start reading the guides to figure out this scoring system...

I checked that link:
About the genre;First Person? I thought it's shooter.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 9:52 am 


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Graphics. So awesome that they are pre PS1. How I wish I had a Nintendo Switch.


Blazing Star is not pre-PS1. It came out in 1998. PS1 is from 94/95.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:24 am 


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What should be done, then?

Uh... Hm. For example, understand that a Blazing Star remake has the slimmest chance of happening and be satisfied with the port, and keep looking for those other things in new games/media.

Or maybe go on a quest to make a fan remake yourself. And prepare to get a DMCA takedown notice once all the hard work is done. Or better yet, rebrand it as a completely original property with an original story.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:40 pm 


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Sumez wrote:
Goompaolo9500 wrote:
Graphics. So awesome that they are pre PS1. How I wish I had a Nintendo Switch.


Blazing Star is not pre-PS1. It came out in 1998. PS1 is from 94/95.

Sorry for my misunderstanding. Now I say the graphics looks like PS1 but only for Neo-Geo. More like Midway Wolf Unit Graphics.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:18 pm 


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As an avid Pulstar fan I've tried again and again to get into it but every time I get so annoyed by that retarded announcer that the best I can do is credit-feed to the fourth or so level and then just give up. What a stupid design choice.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:42 pm 



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I somewhat fail to see what Pulstar and Blazing Star have in common, or how Blazing Star is a sequel to Pulstar, other than having "star" in the title, featuring similar gameplay, and having the protagonist of Pulstar as a playable character in Blazing Star.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:54 am 



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tomwhite2004 wrote:
Hori have a stick on the way...

July release for ¥14,980 before tax according to Hori. Has an XInput mode and option to set the stick to either Joy-Con stick or the buttons on the left Joy-Con.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 1:40 am 


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I went out and bought this last week and I really like it. I'm actually playing it more than other SNK games I've been trying out lately. I'm not exactly sure how good I'm doing but I've made it to level 3 a couple times and I think my high score is around a little over a million.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:55 pm 



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I've had this game for years but just started playing it seriously. The "donuts" will never go away.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:14 am 


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How are there humans who prefer these classic games to be framed with ugly front-ends and filter options?
It's like a gorgeous chick who's dressed hideously.
Why can't the game just load up, chunky as hell and OG like a straight up ROM?

I will forever stick with the originals, or the roms, rather than deal with this kind of stuff.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:38 am 


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How are there humans who prefer these classic games to be framed with ugly front-ends and filter options?
It's like a gorgeous chick who's dressed hideously.
Why can't the game just load up, chunky as hell and OG like a straight up ROM?

I will forever stick with the originals, or the roms, rather than deal with this kind of stuff.


Are you joking? MAME is much more clunky when it comes to screen settings. I had a heck of a time trying to get some games like Metal Slug to show at the correct aspect ratio in MAME. Most of the Arcade Archives games can be played with straight up scanlines or no filtering at all. Rygar is unfiltered without scanlines and looks better than the Wii version with scanlines. Then again, I only played the PS4 Arcade Archives, so I don't know if something is different with the Switch versions.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:20 am 


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I don't understand why any humans would prefer mame either. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:38 pm 


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I'm just bummed out that after buying g so many AA titles, Switch gets this, Shock Troopers and Waku Waku 7 right off the bat. They'd best make it to PS4.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:20 pm 



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tomwhite2004 wrote:
Hori have a stick on the way...

July release for ¥14,980 before tax according to Hori. Has an XInput mode and option to set the stick to either Joy-Con stick or the buttons on the left Joy-Con.


https://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Switch- ... cade+stick

Amazon.com will finally start selling the upcoming Hori Nintendo Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa Fight Stick for $149.99 USD. It'll be released on July 31st, 2017.

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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:50 pm 


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i just tried this game and found that it has a LOT of slowdown. I set the A button to "rapid" in the option, and mainly encounter the slowdown on bosses, while using this rapid shot, on TV, Jap version.
I never played the original game though, is this supposed to happen ?
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:22 pm 


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The game does slow down hard sometimes on original hardware too.
IIRC, Pulstar does too.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:43 am 


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Alright, I guess I'll have to play with this. It makes bosses quite easy though.
Does the original game also have the ability to set the shot button to "rapid" ? I find it weird that, when I press repeatedly the shot button, my shot come out blue (1st Hellhound ship), but when I use the "rapid" it rapidly turns to red.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:59 am 


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No, the original game expects you to mash fire for max shot power.
The game is generally fairly easy, but has some tough sections towards the end. Particularly the final boss is a beast. Never beat him.


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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
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Sumez wrote:
No, the original game expects you to mash fire for max shot power.

To elaborate, the standard mechanic is in the Switch version as well. If the shot doesn't turn red from reglar mashing, you're not mashing fast enough.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:55 am 


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ryu wrote:
Sumez wrote:
No, the original game expects you to mash fire for max shot power.

To elaborate, the standard mechanic is in the Switch version as well. If the shot doesn't turn red from reglar mashing, you're not mashing fast enough.


Right, sounds clear to me. I'm definitely not mashing on my switch though. So rapid with lots of slowdown shall it be.
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 Post subject: Re: Blazing Star is out on the Nintendo Switch
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:30 am 


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Rapid fire doesn't increase slowdown. There's even a cap to how fast the game expects you to mash, so it's not one of those games where the game just keeps producing more shots the faster you mash - it measures the frequency of your mashing and adjusts the shot power accordingly. Sort of like tapping vs. holding in a Cave game.


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