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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:43 pm 


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Green Orange - Type-B (I-III-V)
Zaarock - 1,193,312 - 2-ALL - 2018/10/02
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I really need to stop throwing everything at 2-3. Probably take a break at 1.2mil
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:26 pm 


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ZeroRanger - Green Orange - Type B (I-III-VI)
M.Knight - 333,042 - 1-4 BOSS
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Reached the Stage 4 boss. Its patterns are pretty hectic and manic, I like that. On top of that, when I saw the size and shape of the projectiles, I suspected a specific reference and was sooo delighted when it turned out to be spot-on. Very fun hommage :
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The circular spread with the spheres is straight out of Kotsujin's last boss!

The other references in the game were cool but not especially exciting, however I loved the fuck out of this one. :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:19 pm 


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Green Orange - Type-B (I-III-V)
Zaarock - 1,209,165 - 2-ALL - 2018/10/02
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This was a mess, can't quit here. Final sequence went well though.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:06 am 


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ZeroRanger - Green Orange - Type B (I-IV-VI)
M.Knight - 355,339 - 1-4 BOSS
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I feel so close to beating this boss. Man, I'll get it one of these days!

Zaarock : I am tempted to watch your runs but I don't want to be spoiled the 2nd loop. Impressive-looking scores in any case!
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:37 am 


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The 1-4 boss I find it's usually better to use the normal shot in its final phase. The drill or sword are too risky with type B, though sometimes the sword might be effective. The charge shot is a must I think - it helps immensely with crowd control on the orbs.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:40 am 


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I use the normal and back shot against the boss, but I think my problem is that I stick to the back shot too often when dealing with the very last pattern, which makes it last longer. It's just that when you get smacked around by the orbs it is extremely easy to lose sight of where you are and lose lives anyway so that's why I try to keep the orb count low. I should probably play more aggressively to shorten the fight instead. The charge shot could be really useful too, I haven't tried that. From my experience, whenever I use the charge shot to hold off bullets, they just clutter and form a wave of death after the explosion wears off, but the behavior could be different with the orbs.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:55 pm 


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ZeroRanger - Green Orange - Type B (I-IV-VI)

M.Knight - 470,836 - 2-2
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Got the first loop! I ended up just playing very aggressively during the pattern that previsouly had me stuck. No fancy crowd-control with the back or charge shot for that phase, just stay close to the boss and use the forward shot while paying attention to the very top of the screen to anticipate the orbs.
I was in for a bunch of surprises afterwards though!
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:04 am 


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More surprises await you!

Normal (Green-Orange?) - Type-B (I-III-V)
EmperorIng 500,473 - 2-3

Dying on a lot of stupid mistakes, but at least I made a new best. I died at the trains though, not even at something respectable like the spider-tank.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:48 pm 


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I made some progress in loop 2, and I definitely found a few little surprises that mess with what you know of the stages in the first loop, that's pretty funny.

ZeroRanger - Green Orange - type B (I-IV-VI)
522,423 points - 2-2 BOSS
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:25 am 


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ZeroRanger - Green Orange - Type B (I-IV-VI)
M.Knight - 545,219 - 2-2 BOSS
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Still stuck at the loop's second boss, though my scoring was apparently a bit better all throughout the game. I still tend to lose tons of lives in stage 4's final stretch so I don't have as many resources as I could have for the following challenges. Anyway, I am still making some progress.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:24 pm 


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ZeroRanger - Green orange
M.Knight - 619,595 - 2-3 - Type B (I-IV-VI)
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First time I reach this stage and I manage to clear it, though weird story-related stuff happens afterwards.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:04 am 


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try using your mech on the 2-3 ranger boss instead :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:04 pm 


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ZeroRanger - Green orange
M.Knight - 670,131 - 2-3 - Type B (I-IV-VI)
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try using your mech on the 2-3 ranger boss instead :wink:

Still stuck in 2-3, and I just noticed this. It seems to be what I should do and I would have never in a million years guessed that given how there isn't anything to suggest I should try this.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:37 am 


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ZeroRanger - Green Orange - Type B (I-IV-VI)
Stevens - A bit over 397,000 - 2-2 BOSS

Finally broke through to the 2nd loop!

Stupid question incoming - how do I take a screen shot?
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:01 pm 


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Nice job Stevens! :)

What you can do to take a screenshot is to simply press the "Prnt Screen" key (it should be somwhere above the direction keys, near the very top of the keyboard) when on the results screen and then paste the screnshot on any image manipulation software with Ctrl+V (or by using the software's own menus). Even the basic MS Paint can suffice.
You can then save it to PNG format, ready to be uploaded on the internet. :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:46 pm 


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Excellent! Thanks MK!

I've only been able to play around 30 minutes a day on average, but when I'm not playing it I'm thinking about playing it.

I've said it before, but it keeps getting better then more time you spend with it. I'm finally having a slightly easier time with the R-9 and kind of (slowly) getting better all around.

Love this game:D
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:41 pm 


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Stevens wrote:
when I'm not playing it I'm thinking about playing it.

That's the mark of a great game! (...or an addictive one lol)

The R-9 is pretty tricky at first because it has so many patterns that he can use at the same time, but just like everything else in the game, it never stays a big roadblock for long, and that sense of quick progression within the game is probably one of the things that make us want to play it more, as the next stage/boss always feels within reach.
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 Post subject: Re: ZeroRanger (Final Boss)
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ZeroRanger - Green Orange - Type B (I-IV-VI)
Stevens - 2-3 BOSS

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Getting there!
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