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 Post subject: Re: The Official Cool PCB You Just Got Thread!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:56 pm 


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Aw nice :o That one and Dolphin Blue are my two biggest bucket list R2RKMFs.


Dolphin Blue is awful. Slowdowns everywhere.


FML :O
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 Post subject: Re: The Official Cool PCB You Just Got Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:56 am 


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Always wrote it off as a mere Metal Slug rip-off, but I've been assured it very much brings unique qualities to the table and is legit in its own right. First visual impression is impressive for sure!

It's absolutely a lot more than a Metal Slug rip-off. It takes the best aspects of MS, but adds stuff of its own as well. It's a brilliant game with very few flaws.

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Anybody know about the versions? This one says Ver. 1.1. Game seems poorly documented online, both in terms of tech and game strats.

I've only played the PGM cartridge version, so I'd be interested in knowing if they fixed a pretty major scoring glitch the game has. There's an item you can only pick up by finding another secret item, but if you don't have that, you can just stand on top of it and your score will keep going up as long as you're touching it.

It's really too bad, because unlike Metal Slug, the game has a real scoring system, but that bug just breaks it completely.

I can't find a video of anyone doing the bug, but it's the item picked up at 4:36 (looks kinda like a hot air balloon) in this *sigh* longplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FojNKSZWX4U&t=276


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 Post subject: Re: The Official Cool PCB You Just Got Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:42 am 


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Cool, thanks for the heads up! Do you know of a strategy guide anywhere? The secrets seem to get rather elaborate.

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Dolphin Blue is awful. Slowdowns everywhere.


FML :O


Metal Slug 2 has slowdowns everywhere and it's still fantastic. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: The Official Cool PCB You Just Got Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:01 pm 


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No, like you said there's a massive lack of solid documentation on Demon Front and its mechanics. :( I didn't understand how to properly utilize the familiar until I saw FunkDoc's commentated playthrough on Twitch... I hope it's still up there somewhere.

Some of the later stages are basically impossible without this knowledge.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official Cool PCB You Just Got Thread!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:46 pm 


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CIT wrote:
Metal Slug 2 has slowdowns everywhere and it's still fantastic. :wink:


True. Dolpin Blue is pretty meh, gameplay wise though. I really tried to like it, but... Metal Slug 2 is fantastic.
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