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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:40 pm 


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trying for every single 10pt item / kill, only to get bad BRs, was starting to make me feel a little burnt-out.


Holy Christ, this! I think after I've bumped up the score a bit further and had my fill of just playing the game for survival, I'll call it a day (not that I'm likely to grow bored of it). Milking most of the bosses is a bit of a drag, really. Amazo's fun, though.

Edit: just because I broke the page:

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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:58 am 


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Figured out the trick to milking the last boss. Bombing provokes it to spawn more tentacles.

This could've easily been 20k higher, if my BRs weren't mediocre - might give it another shot, but it's basically spinning the wheel at this point. From what I can tell, anything past 600k is going to start requiring obscenely good BR times, plus a lot of 10pt bean counting, so that'll be as far as I go.
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:16 pm 


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Excellent work! How long can you milk Omega Zone before he times out? I'm always worried about hanging around for too long on the bosses in case I miss out on the points for actually killing the bastards.


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:22 pm 


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Not exactly sure - I'd need to get a stopwatch or something and figure out the exact time limits. :) The only one I know for sure is Amazo's, since it always happens after five laps (I think... I don't keep exact count, but I can tell the last one by its pattern).

For my current runs, I generally don't bother with Apartheid, kill two sets of Feeder's eels / spheres, get to 230k on Daio & Gishin before the kill, complete all laps on Amazo, again don't bother with Ghost and his crappy missiles, and... as for Omega Zone, I really don't know what I'm doing there. I was actually worried it was about to time-out this last run, hence beaming it on the "cat" backdrop.
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:48 pm 


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Congratulations on the score, you can provoke the spawning tentacles on Omega Five as soon as the doll backdrop, when it reaches the maximum number of concurrent tentacles (four, I think).

As for the rest of the bosses, Apartheid and Feeder time out after the third beam. Amazo gives only 1000 points if you kill it, but 10.000 with a time out (yes, the designers went mean with him :lol: ).

edit: I just checked it out, and it does not give 10K points like the rest of the bosses even if you time out. An example of high risk, low reward, then.


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:52 pm 


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Thanks for the tips! I guess we should discuss this over in the GD thread, so I'll post a more detailed reply over there.
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:53 pm 


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Wow, that's ace! An easy 10k for you there, BIL. :lol:

Edit: guess not! Boo-urns!

I'll be practicing on Amazo a bit more over the next few weeks, but I can't really be arsed with shooting for 600k or anything like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:03 pm 


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Better score today, but man, that was fucking terrifying. I spunked all my lives away at the start of stage six, because my computer started choking and spluttering for some reason and the game was skipping frames all over the place, and didn't really settle down again until just before the wee pink molluscs come flying in. Omega Zone's tentacles kept nearly trapping me, too, so I didn't stick around to milk him for very long. I was visibly shaking throughout the whole stage. :lol:

Many thanks to Tar-Palantir for still maintaining this ol' thing, by the way!


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:43 am 


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Yeah, I know "the shooter shakes" very well. ;) Congrats on breaking 500k!
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:57 am 



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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:15 pm 


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Yeah, man, the amount of times I've finished Black Out with less than five seconds left on the clock is unreal. I hate it when you kill half of the aliens within ten seconds and then waste 30 chasing one of them. I can never be bothered restarting the game at that point, either. :P

Cheers, BIL!


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:15 pm 



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Figured I'd chime in with my ancient high score.

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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:15 am 



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Bit of extra evidence in favour of completing your credits - I didn't even finish Bonus 1 on this run lulz

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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:26 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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Final Boss timed out I'm guessing, I didn't get the 10k for beating it...
The replay desyncs too, on the final boss. It seems to desync once every 3 credits for me, so sadly I can't upload it if I can't get it sorted :(
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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Nice one, Smraedis! Always great to see someone playing this. I need to get back into it myself, if only because the (heavily flawed) replay I uploaded for BIL's ST is long gone... :P


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:51 pm 


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Fixed the .inp, video will be uploaded December 21st :)
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Nice one, Smraedis! Always great to see someone playing this. I need to get back into it myself, if only because the (heavily flawed) replay I uploaded for BIL's ST is long gone... :P

Thanks, the video will be uploaded, I'm not great on the game as I haven't spent much time on the game, just memorised the hardest parts.
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:01 am 


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Nice one, Smraedis! Always great to see someone playing this. I need to get back into it myself, if only because the (heavily flawed) replay I uploaded for BIL's ST is long gone... :P


Yeah, bugger! :o That's what I get for putting all my faith in Kim Dotcom... if any of you guys record new inps / vids just let me know and I'll get the ST updated (with your permission, of course). I'm too lazy to do a new one right now. :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:46 pm 


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My fault, mate - kept all my stuff on some webspace belonging to a friend, who got rid of it. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:00 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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 Post subject: Re: Metal Black
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Looking at the other scores here, it seems pretty paltry, but man this was the first run I had where I was on fire. Didn't lose a life until stage 5 (usually stage three's boss does me in), and amazingly broke 40K. This impresses me more (ha) considering I haven't played this game in well over a month. A 1CC actually seems doable in the not-to-distant future, considering the general ease of the final boss (if not milked).
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