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 Post subject: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:04 am 


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This is the new thread for Aicom's classic 1995 Neo Geo shooter Pulstar. Old thread

No continues. Default settings: 3 lives, difficulty level 4 scores only please.
1st extend should be at 300k, then every 200k.

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1   Kiken         4,884,940 - ALL
2   AST-GEM       1,308,770 - ALL
3   Perikles      1,133,930 - ALL
4   Kidpanda      1,098,820 - ALL
5   Kollision     1,091,900 - ALL
6   Mero          1,085,590 - ALL
7   BBH           1,079,290 - ALL
8   HAN           1,077,290 - ALL
9   Ex_Mosquito   1,061,210 - ALL
10  Macias          819,230 - 7
11  MJR             567,350 - 5
12  grovsnus        521,910 - 5
13  jpj             505,020 - 5
14  ch'timi-CLA     408,510 - 4
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:07 am 


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The old thread's been dead for a few years so I've started a new one.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:32 am 


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Mero - 616,100 - 6

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:41 am 


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Mero - 779,000 - 7

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Though this game is often compared to R-Type there's very little hardcore memorisation, which is good. I made it a fair way into level 7 just on reflexes.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:20 pm 


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Mero - 910,080 - 8

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:42 pm 


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I love this game !
Just a little more for a ALL, good luck !
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:46 am 


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Yeah, this is a great game. And thanks , I can get to the last level every time now so hopefully I'll be able to beat the game :) .


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:44 am 


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Mero - 1,085,590 - ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:13 pm 


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I guess this is my best score:

MJR - 567'350 - 5


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:18 pm 


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Perikles - 1,133,930 - ALL


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:45 pm 


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^ Congrats! Didn't think you were gonna tackle Pulstar this soon. What's your verdict?


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:49 am 


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Kidpanda - 1,027,230 - All - AES

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:30 pm 


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Kollision - 1,091,900 - ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:58 pm 



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Macias - 819,230 - 7

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:07 am 


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Here's a no-miss clear score I did earlier today at Galloping Ghost Arcade (no autofire).

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HAN - 1,077,290 - ALL

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:54 am 


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Got another clear finally. This will prolly be my best score. I'm happy with it.

Kidpanda - 1,098,820 - All - MVS

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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:47 am 


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Nice one KP


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:49 pm 


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egg_sanwich wrote:
Nice one KP


Thanks! I missed some popcorn in some of the levels, but still happy with the outcome.
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:24 pm 


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Kiken - 1,102,270 - ALL

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Played on a stock Neo Geo AES with no autofire on the controller.

I still haven't messed around with the double-KO tactic against the phase 3 final boss yet. Figure I'll have to start practicing that.
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:24 am 


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Kiken - 1,494,800 - ALL

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I started messing around with the 3x Double KO and came up with a fairly reliable technique. The problem comes down to consistency on the final boss's first 2 forms. I lost way too many lives on this run to stupid mistakes. I definitely know that I have a 3 million run in me... and should I have a run with zero mistakes, 4.5 million would be my ceiling.

I'm going to keep plugging away at it.
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:57 am 


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Good job, thread update coming soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:19 am 


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Kiken - 2,267,320 - ALL

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Despite losing 3 lives to stupid mistakes, I did much better this time at falling into a groove with regard to performing the 3x Double KO.
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:12 am 


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Updated now, good improvement.


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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:43 am 


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Kiken - 4,884,940 - ALL

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Looks like my initial math was a little conservative. I made one mistake during the final boss battle war of endless attrition... meaning I can certainly break 5 million on a flawless run. That said, this run took roughly 2 hours and 15 minutes!! My knees were as stiff as boards when it was over!
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:51 am 


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This is quite a phenomenal score! Congrats!

Any chance you could post a video of a run like this? Would love to see that!
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:19 pm 


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Plasmo wrote:
This is quite a phenomenal score! Congrats!

Any chance you could post a video of a run like this? Would love to see that!


Thank you. I'm going to have to record at some point, yeah... despite the fact that it's an incredibly monotonous run. Simplest solution is to change my DVR to the 3 hour setting... I'll lose a little fidelity but I think that'll be fine. Thing is, since I now know I can break 5 million, it's going to have to be a 5 million+ run.

By the way, Mero, I'm on the scoreboard twice.
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 Post subject: Re: Pulstar (New thread)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:38 pm 


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Kiken wrote:
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By the way, Mero, I'm on the scoreboard twice.


Oops, I'll be able to sort that clanger out in a few days and add your new score, great job once again.


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