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 Post subject: Gradius III (SNES/ARC/PS2)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:28 am 


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Note: Scoreboards now being maintained by Perikles in this thread.

Just a quick and dirty table until the admins salvage the old threads (or not...)

Full defaults; Extra Edit is allowed for the PS2 table.

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Name - Score - Stage - Type
1. tviks - 8,712,200 - 16-1 - Edit
2. Perikles - 2,957,400 - 6-1 - Edit
3. mathman - 2,005,200 - 4-1 - Edit
4. Galaxius - 1,692,700 - 3-10 - Edit
5. Chico - 1,546,900 - 3-7
6. Plasmo - 1,301,000 - 2-9
7. richter3456 - 1,121,300 - 2-10 - Edit
8. CIT - 1,086,600 - 2-10 - Edit
9. Squirrel - 1,027,500 - 2-10 - Edit
10. Ruldra - 1,022,200 - 3-1 - Edit
11. PlasmaBlooD - 968,200 - 2-6 - Type 3
12. bsidwell - 892,000 - 2-7 - Edit
13. Super X Gamma - 2-5 - 891,700 - Edit
14. fogelmir - 874,800 - 2-6 - edit
15. mydyinghyde - 868,000 - 2-7 - Edit
16. AmidstStorm - 859,100 - 2-7 - Edit
17. Landshark - 733,100 - 2-5
18. Kagami HiME - 694.300 - 2-3 - Edit
19. tinotormed - 569,900 - 2-2 - Edit
20. SAM - 560,200 - 2-2 - Edit
21. Sebrex - 535,300 - 2-1 - Edit
22. Weslord - 519,300 - 2-1 - Edit
23. Carmen - 503,900 - 2-? - Edit
24. Megaman36 - 483,100 - 2-1 - Edit
25. Wlf - 117,400 - 1-3 - Edit
26.

AC (Japan Version)
1. Fleako - 1,341,770 - 3-2 - ?
2. saucykobold - 1,255,620 - 3-2 - Type B
3. Seahawk - 636,100 - 2-1 - Type B
4. tviks - 602,600 - 2-1 - Type B
5. Perikles - 597,960 - 2-1 - Type B
6. Ruldra - 405,710 - 1-8 - Type B
7. Kagami HiME - 327,350 - 1-7 - Type D
8. Enigma- 268,910 - 1-6- Type B
9. MSZ - 208,730 - 1-5 - Type A
10. roadrunner - 17,200 - ? - Type A
11.

PS2
1. tviks - 918,130 - 2-6 - Extra edit
2. pegboy - 682,080 - 2-1 - Type B, Wait Level 0
3. Kollision - 544,910 - 2-1 - Type B, Wait Level 0
4. Aquas - 508,700 - 1-9 - Type B
5. Megaman36 - 361,820 - 1-6 - Edit Mode
6. Zach Keene - 277,250 - 1-5 - Extra Edit
7. Shalashaska - 265,900 - 1-5 - Extra Edit
8. PlasmaBlooD - 256,140 - 1-3 – Type A
9. elbarto - 213,490 - 1-3 – Type A
10. jpj - 101,050 - 1-3 - Type-1
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Chico - SNES - 1,171,600 - 3-2


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My old score:
Plasmo - SNES - 1,301.000 - 2-9

I just had a very bad run but i did something impossible:
I died in 2-3 right before the boss and i had to survive the whole boss AND the mini volcanoes with no power ups.I found a sweet spot for the minvolcanoe section.It is possible to survive only with one speed up. :shock:


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Hey Zak, might want to add an SNES label at the top of the 1st table. I damned near crapped my pants when I saw those scores and thought it was the PS2.


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WOOHOO!!! Never made it this far into a 2nd loop.

Landshark - SNES - 733,100 - 2-5

1 lifed up to the Moia level. Died in the middle, recovered after 4 or 5 guys. Then died at the boss, and killed it with 1 life left. Then couldn't deal with the beginning of the next level.


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landshark wrote:
Hey Zak, might want to add an SNES label at the top of the 1st table. I damned near crapped my pants when I saw those scores and thought it was the PS2.


Just remember: the SNES version has the cooler logo. :D
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Just had a short run on MAME.

208730 1-5 Type-1

arcade version is just evil, I should switch to SNES soon...


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After a bit of practice i can survive the second loop with over 30 lives now but how on earth is it possible to survive 3-1????I usually die at least once during the level and then i have no power ups (ok two speed ups lol) for the boss.Any good strats for the boss??sweet spots maybe :shock: ??Chico you got to 3-2 plz help :cry:


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tviks - 602,600 - 2-1 - Type 2

Snes:

tviks - 1,506,500 - 3-9 - Edit Mode


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plz help me tviks.....3-1 boss.......


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Where'd WarpRattler go? He had a score on 5-4 or so.


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man :shock: i just bought Gradius III on SNES and my hopes have been smashed to bits... and then spit on!
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Plasmo wrote:
After a bit of practice i can survive the second loop with over 30 lives now but how on earth is it possible to survive 3-1????I usually die at least once during the level and then i have no power ups (ok two speed ups lol) for the boss.Any good strats for the boss??sweet spots maybe :shock: ??Chico you got to 3-2 plz help :cry:


I've only survived 3-1 that one time...for me the hardest part is the intro part, by the time I got to the boss I had 2 options and a laser (I think). So the boss wasn't really tough and I got by him first try. Then I had to be an idiot and go in the level 2 bonus room and died there, and it was impossible to recover. I don't really have any tips though for 3-1, just hope and pray :shock: and try to get at least 2 options and a laser for the boss..although maybe a shield/laser/1 option would be better....
Once I get some tv problems sorted out I'm going to start playing again and hopefully get to the later part of the game in loop 3, maybe even loop 4, we'll see..


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Ive tried to no death the second loop yesterday.I did some strange things and accidently got three speed ups ( :shock: ).The third boss during the boss rush in 2-8 was my end.Oh and its taped btw.....


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Chico - SNES - 1,546,900 - 3-7 :)

-No-deathed the first loop
-Got up to the last boss in 2-8 without dying..died once on that boss, twice in level 10
-Died only twice in 3-1..then made it to 3-7 without dying where I died on the last enemy before the boss :cry: , it was pretty much hopeless after that


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lol congrats btw hate ;_;
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elbarto - 213,490 - 1-3 – Type A

Quick question: I unlocked "Extra Edit" this morning, which is pretty cool, but I've read there are even more weapons to unlock after another 10hrs/game clear. Does anyone know what these are?
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I had a post detailing them on the old forum. Lemme fire up my copy and list 'em again...

Nothing new in Missile, Double, or Laser IIRC.

Option:
F.Option - More like the Gradius V version than the Gradius III SNES version. Hold the power up button anytime your meter is on an empty slot (or has nothing highlighted) to fiddle with the spacing.

R. Option - I forget if these can be spaced out like in G3SNES... (Edit: yep, they can.)

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R. Shield - Like in G3SNES

Reduce II - Works the same as the normal arcade/PS2 Reduce except this one protects against bullets. You still need to activate it twice for maximum shrinkage though.

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Reduce - Probably the best of the Extra Extra Edit weapons. It's just like the normal ?-slot Reduce, except you can combine it with any ? shield of your choosing (except the two ?-slot Reduces) :)
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Thanks! I was hoping for a decent reduce shield :D

Time to start racking up the hours again, I don't see a game clear occuring in the near future..
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Gradius 3 SNES

Galaxius - 1,692,700 - 3-10

My gauge-

Hawkwind, Tailgun, Twin Laser, Rotating Options, Reduce, Lives to Options

Run breakdown-

1rst Loop - No-death

2nd Loop - Died on the Moai stage (being greedy, milking the Moai rings). Took a few lives to enter the bonus stage and get back on track. Unfortunately, I usually don't hit the Moai bonus level, as more points can be gained in the regular level.

3rd Loop - Some quick deaths early in the first stage, trying to position my power-ups for the 3-1 boss. Died inexplicably in the Speed level. Many lives used trying to get to the safety of the bonus level. Recovered, and got to the final level. The *claw-armed-amoeboids* were shooting so many bullets, they began to become transparent, and I lost sight of some and died. No recovering at this point.

Strategies-

I hit every bonus level in the game, except for the Moai one. You can pick up a bunch of 1-ups and points in these levels, if you are aggressive. And the bonus levels do not make the game easier. I'd say 75% of my deaths in this game come from the bonus levels. Picking up all of these 1-ups adds a huge stock to your total, making Lives to Options ideal.

The 2-1 and 3-1 boss-

You must get as many power-ups as possible in the beginning segment of the level to use my strategy. If you miss some of them, just suicide. Get-

Reduce first, then missiles, then finally, use Lives to Options.

You should have just enough power-ups to get Lives to Options right before the boss, with perhaps 2-3 power-ups left over. The boss is much easier with four options, as not only do you have more fire-power, but the subsequent slow-down helps you out. Trying to beat this boss with no options is extremely difficult on later loops. I have done it a few times, but my strategy is the way to go.

I was hoping to get to the 4rth Loop on this run, but this is very close, and I think I can do it eventually. The rank of the 4rth loop looks similiar to that of the expert demo (Hold A at the title until the demo plays). VERY fast bullets. I haven't reached the 5th Loop yet, so I'm not sure if the 4rth Loop rank is maxed out.

EDIT - Oops, I got to the final level of the 3rd loop, the Cell level. That's level 10, not 9.


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What is Lives to Options? (or specifically, where is it?)


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It's in the !-Slot of Edit Mode.
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Damn. I don't know if I'll ever have the motivation to beat that score.

Congrats!


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Megaman36 - SNES - 483,100 - 2-1 - Edit Mode


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Megaman36 - PS2 - 361,820 - 1-6 - Edit Mode


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What difficulty am I allowed? I've only played the SNES version so I'll try that one. I only play on the "Arcade" setting. You need a code to do that.
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ThunderForce wrote:
What difficulty am I allowed? I've only played the SNES version so I'll try that one. I only play on the "Arcade" setting. You need a code to do that.

Normal Mode will do, so sorry. But hey, since you're so used to arcade mode, try normal and see how incredibly far you'll get.
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Well my SNES is getting warm. I started playing last night and am currently in my 3rd loop-Volcanic Stage. I have not died yet...Believe it, I know it's hard to but it's true. My lives are all the way across the screen. My score is currently 1,427,700. This third loop is kinda harder than Arcade difficulty, I can't wait for the 4th. My weapon set-up is---Small Spread/Tail Gun/E.Laser/R.Option/Speed Down. what do you mean by "Rank" like when ya'll said "3rd loop rank" Is there some sort of symbol? If there is I can describe it to ya'll so you know I was not kidding. I'm aiming for the fith loop Galaxius, sorry but I think I'm gonna beat you're score :lol: I still give you props for getting as far as you did though, it takes mad skillz.

Well I gotta get back to my National Guard Unit, lunch time is almost over :D
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^ i know i a suspicious bastard, but take a picture of your score table.
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I'll tape some of my levels and the final boss fight when I finish loop 4. How do I put them on the site. I don't know what I need. I have a digital camera, maybe I can upload at least a picture of my score. :P
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