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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:17 pm 


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Kollision - 1,438,900 - Nanja Monja - 43 - ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:17 am 


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I 1CC'd Story Mode for the first time tonight.

gabe - 1,263,120 - 31 - ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:07 am 


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Story mode on Twinkle Star Sprites

Seahawk - 1,648,870 - 39 Hit - ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:19 pm 


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First time in my life I have 1cc'd anything so I'm quite chuffed!

Character Mode | Tinker/Linker | a_m | 1,180,920 | 34 Hit | ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:21 am 


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Congrats! Might I add that that is a sweet looking cab there :D!


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:52 am 


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Seahawk wrote:
Congrats! Might I add that that is a sweet looking cab there :D!


Cheers buddy. One of six :mrgreen:

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The other one is in the kitchen with the Aero Table :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:40 am 


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Seahawk - 1,752,260 - 33 Hit - ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:19 pm 


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Nice score, Seahawk!

Would anyone be interested in sharing any strategies (perhaps in the strategy forum)? I seem to be hitting a pretty consistent wall between 1.1 and 1.2 million. My latest tactic has been to try for big combos at any cost... But I'm not sure the risk/reward is working in my favor. I read at least one account of a 4 million score on a Japanese site - if true, it would mean there's plenty of room for improvement.

EDIT: Just checked the Hall of Records thread, which confirms a score of 4,007,569.

In any event, new Story Mode score... This time playing on Dreamcast.

gabe - 1,382,970 - 53 - 7

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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:24 am 


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There's not really much advice I can give for this game other than beat the first 5 opponents without losing a life and then milk Mevious and Memory for as much as you can. And don't break your coin chain of course.

I think this game has some secrets that we don't know because sometimes when you fight Mevious and Memory they'll be almost invincible, which is what you want.

BTW, that 88 hit chain in your picture is absolutely enormous mate! :o


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:15 am 



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Do any of you try to milk any of the first 5 characters or do you try to nail them as quickly as possible for the higher time bonus?


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
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In one occasion I came out of the 1st enemy with over 200K, having somehow triggered a MAX CHAIN against it.
As much as I tried to replicate that I was never able to do it, so I have no idea what I did. The first enemies die like retards all the time.
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I think time bonus is negligible in the long run.
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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:34 pm 


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Mero wrote:
I think this game has some secrets that we don't know because sometimes when you fight Mevious and Memory they'll be almost invincible, which is what you want.

Agreed.

Mero wrote:
BTW, that 88 hit chain in your picture is absolutely enormous mate! :o

Thanks!

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I think time bonus is negligible in the long run.

Agreed.

I'm no expert, but my general strategy for the first 5 characters has gone something like this:

  • Aim for AT LEAST 100k points per battle.
    • This should put you at Mevious after receiving the 500k extend, and puts you on course for a minimum 1.1million game
  • Avoid sending boss attacks, unless it occurs as the result of a big ass chain
  • Hit as many "perfects" as possible
    • Check out this old link for illustrations of all of the "perfect" patterns

Things I've experimented with on the first 5 characters (with mixed results):

  • Deliberately taking hits in order to send life to the CPU
  • Trying to anticipate/setup large chains by watching for the fever coin on the CPU's screen


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:53 pm 


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gabe wrote:
I'm no expert, but my general strategy for the first 5 characters has gone something like this:

  • Aim for AT LEAST 100k points per battle.
    • This should put you at Mevious after receiving the 500k extend, and puts you on course for a minimum 1.1million game
  • Avoid sending boss attacks, unless it occurs as the result of a big ass chain
  • Hit as many "perfects" as possible
    • Check out this old link for illustrations of all of the "perfect" patterns

Things I've experimented with on the first 5 characters (with mixed results):

  • Deliberately taking hits in order to send life to the CPU
  • Trying to anticipate/setup large chains by watching for the fever coin on the CPU's screen


This is pretty much everything I do.
Some of the formation patterns should be skipped for speed, on that page I always skip #8 because it's too slow--it's much better to shoot them and bring on the next one as quick as possible.

I aim for 100k per battle in the first 4 rounds, then the game picks up.

Throw all of your 4 lives away at Memory - the 100k remain bonus after beating her is easily eclipsed by the huge rallies you can have with her on each life.

One thing that would be useful is figuring out how to intentionally send the game into speed overdrive, since that sustains combos really well.


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thread)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:03 pm 


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no new scores from me, just posted to say that:
- depending on the player, it's ok (for them) to try to do big chains on the first stages (as much as you can endure restarting the game) (150k per stage or 200k)
- getting points as fast as possible (stage progression-wise) is good for increasing rank; it's noticeable for me at the 50k extend mark. Maybe being in fever allow you score better if the opponent AI can reflect most of the flaming zako for you to chain
- I prefer stars (which remove the onscreen bubbles on stage enemies) and bombs over the coins
- the most difficult part imho is trying to use the lives against Memory for scoring

nice scores, everyone!
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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thre
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Jesus H Christ, I can't believe I'm still playing this bloody game after 10 months :shock:

I got bored of 1cc every time at 1-4 in Character Mode so I decided to up the difficulty level to 1-6 and try again. Took just two attemps to 1cc it again in Character mode so I upped the difficulty to the 1-8 max.

Took me just 2 days to 1cc it again so I swapped to Story mode.

F**K!

That woke me up. That was about 6 weeks ago and tonight I finally 1cc'd the game in Story Mode at level 1-8. What a nice way to start one's vacation - I'm off to Portugal tomorrow morning :D

The game was played with very little milk, but loads of the obligatory, lubricating Foster's :mrgreen:

Anyway, I've milked your time in reading this bollox enough; here's my score:

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a_m | 1,610,650 | 37 | ALL

I finished with 3 lives intact which added 300,000 to my score but hey, I'll take that 8)

Incidentally, that IS my high score.

I'll post back again when I've added enough milk to unseat Seahawk :twisted:

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Ralph.

P.S. I'm not sure if it's relevant but I'm playing on a 120-in-1 cart with Universe BIOS 3.3
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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thre
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 12:00 pm 


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Congrats on the level 8 clear

I can add your score to the table but unfortunately it'll have to be kept seperate from the others, reason being is that on level 5 and above you can get higher scores than would normally be possible on defaults. Sorry about that, glad to see you're still enjoying this game anyway mate :)


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thre
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Thanks a lot matey, I understand ;)

I'll knock it back down to level four for my next submission.

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Zil - 1,747,020 - Mevious - 30 - 7

Mevious is such a hottie~ <3

Oh, by the way, there's a typo in the character mode scoreboard. The last entry says "Load Run," which I assume should be "Load Ran."

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Zil - 1,756,690 - 36 - ALL

pls don't die when I'm doing so well Memory pls

another edit: seeing as there's a level 8 scoreboard...
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Zil - 1,894,500 - 41 - 7

Well this is clearly superior. I should play 8 exclusively.
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Zil wrote:
The last entry says "Load Run," which I assume should be "Load Ran."


Yeah, I think I must have transplanted that mistake over from the old thread.

Good scores btw.


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thre
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Mero wrote:
Zil wrote:
The last entry says "Load Run," which I assume should be "Load Ran."


Yeah, I think I must have transplanted that mistake over from the old thread.

Good scores btw.

I can't remember where, but I'm about 90% sure that some version of the game makes the run/ran translation mistake somewhere... Nice scores regardless.


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 Post subject: Re: Twinkle Star Sprites & TSS:La Petite Princesse (New thre
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Mero wrote:
EDIT: Can someone with lagless MAME please watch shadowbringer's character mode run and tell me how he ends up with a 1 at the end of his score? I'd watch it myself but I don't have a computer >_>.


Getting consecutive "perfect" bonuses yields additional points each time. From what I've observed, the order goes like:

1,000
2,000
3,000
5,000
7,000
10,000
15,000
20,000
1
30,000
1? (might be zero sometimes)
30,004
2,304
And then it seems every one gives 2,304 thereafter, meaning it would be wise to reset them. I'm not 100% sure about these, but the 1 happens consistently.
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So that's where those mysterious single digits come from, I'm crap at getting perfects so it never happened for me.

Thanks for taking the time to research this, I'll add the info to the OP.


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Zil - 2,371,710 - Mevious - 48 - 7

Oh yeah! I've been dreaming of 2m, and my first time reaching it I go all the way past 2.3m! Bless you Mevious you glorious sexy beast~ <3
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Great job, congrats on breaking and exceeding 2 million. :)


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WOW, well done d00d!

Can someone confirm the default values?

I've just changed the BIOS back to the stock USA one and now I start with 5 lives or something as opposed to the usual two in Japan mode.

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All I have is that screenshot, so I can't truly prove that I played with default lives, if that's what you mean.

But here's what I'll do. From now on I'll stream every run I do on twitch, so I'll have recordings after.
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Sorry d00d, that wasn't directed at you. My default settings have changed with a change of BIOS.

I have 5 lives now as opposed to 3.

I just wondered what the corrcet default number of lives is.

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AeroCityMayor wrote:
I just wondered what the corrcet default number of lives is.


Definitely 3 lives mate.


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