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 Post subject: GD: Space Bomber "Hidden" bonuses?
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:35 am 


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So on one of my attempts to finish Space Bomber, I ended up discovering something completely on accident on 3-1. After wiping out all of the big-lipped things except for one, I started shooting at one for a meager 2000 points...

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but was quite surprised to see my shots getting stopped in mid-air. Kept shooting and...

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Hey look, it's Kashon from Sol Divide! Where'd he come from?

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Picking him up awards an extra 100k.


Try as I might, I could never get him to appear again. There may have been something I did that triggered it, such as moving above the line of bullets that that enemy fired at me, but I can't reproduce this trick for the life of me. While one 100k bonus isn't exactly the most major thing in the world, it would still be nice to know how to get it, and it makes me wonder if there are any more of these secrets in any of the other levels.

I kept the MAME .inp of this oddity, it can be viewed here. It requires WolfMAME 0.106 to playback. (Just ignore everything that happens after 3-1, since I completely space out and die on the 3-4 boss and stop trying after that)
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 5:21 pm 


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That is weird...interesting find. The "shots being stopped in midair" thing usually suggests a fixed-position, invisible pickup (a la the Milestone logos in Karous), but since you apparently couldn't get it to happen again that theory appears to not apply...offhand I'm not sure what that could be triggered by.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 6:00 pm 


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Wow, very interesting. A Sol Divide player =) Wonder how many of these there are.
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I triggered this once, and it was on the same stage. The power stock can be eliminated as a possible activation requirement, since I had a completely different set of enemies attached when this happened.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Space Bomber "Hidden" bonuses?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:09 am 


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BBH wrote:
it would still be nice to know how to get it, and it makes me wonder if there are any more of these secrets in any of the other levels.


other secrets bonus objects?

yes there are.

STAGE 1-2, plain from strikers
STAGE 3-1, kashion from sol divide
STAGE 5-3, i not remember what is


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:03 am 


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any idea on how to trigger them?
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lowemark wrote:
any idea on how to trigger them?


1) you must shoot in a exact zone of the screen.
2) you must shoot in a exact point of time.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:35 am 


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Gemant wrote:
lowemark wrote:
any idea on how to trigger them?


1) you must shoot in a exact zone of the screen.
2) you must shoot in a exact point of time.


I there :)

It' possible for one of you to post screenshots for secret bonus 1-2 and 5-3?
I try and try again, but still can't find it...many thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:07 am 


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I've finally found some info about these secret bonus objects. :shock:
now we just need someone with Japanese reading skills to translate it.
if someone is willing to translate it you can find a high-quality PDF of the page here: http://www.lowemark.com/temp/SpaceBomber_Gamest_page2.PDF

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 Post subject: Hidden Characters
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:37 am 


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Great find lowemark! I could have sworn I saw some other gamest or arcadia strats on space bomber, but can't seem to find them right now. Hope your posted PDF can get translated.

While looking through my space bomber PCB artwork, this small sticker fell out of the instruction manual/booklet.

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Apparently they are codes to activate bonus characters. The first one is a blue ship with Darius type fire, and the second looks like the original space invaders ship with a drill as the alternate (can't capture anything only drill for extra points).

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sapce bomber hidden plane codes

at Arcade Mame :P

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Right(x3), Left(x3), Right(x7)

Play as Tetris block
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 Post subject: Re: GD: Space Bomber "Hidden" bonuses?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:03 pm 



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Hi !

it's the secret bonus :mrgreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zjVG-artkw


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