Original discussion thread here.

GD Strategy discussion thread here.

I'm going to break this down exactly how the game does it (what a mess). Please play with the default extend setting (3). Be sure to post scores/times in the following format:

Mode - Difficulty - Ship - Name - Score/Time - Stage Reached*

*not applicable for Time Attack

Examples:

Standard - Normal - Phoenix - Kiken - 23,000,000 - ALL

Time Attack - Hard - Rynex R - Kiken - 4'00"

Standard:

Kids:Easy:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,855,300 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,616,400 - ALL

2. Kiken - 27,771,800 - ALL

3. ZOM - 27,056,400 - ALL

4. Dragoforce - 23,962,900 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,485,200 - ALLNormal:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,670,200 - ALL

2. Dragoforce - 24,519,500 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,319,500 - ALL

2. ZOM - 27,499,400 - ALL

3. Kiken - 27,233,300 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,065,900 - ALLHard:

- -Phoenix

1. Smraedis - 28,063,500 - ALL

2. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,635,900 - ALL

3. RFP - 26,290,500 - ALL

4. Dial911 - 24,190,200 - ALL

5. The Coop - 23,108,600 - ALL

6. RGB - 22,785,700 - ALL

7. gs68 - 20,825,500 - ALL

8. Herr Schatten - 19,805,700 - ALL

9. Rupert H - 19,686,600 - ALL

10. clp - 19,629,900 - ALL

11. Turrican - 18,692,800 - Stage 6

12. Sonic R - 5,156,700 - Stage 4

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,479,700 - ALL

2. Smraedis - 28,223,100 - ALL

3. PlasmaBlooD - 27,806,100 - ALL

4. Fogelmir - 26,771,900 - ALL

5. Dial911 - 25,508,100 - ALL

6. Squidhead - 24 499 500 - ALL

7. The Coop - 24,114,600 - ALL

8. Azmum - 24,109,600 - ALL

9. gs68 - 22,534,600 - ALL

10. Herr Schatten - 18,891,500 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,213,100 - ALL

2. Smraedis - 27,762,800 - ALL

3. ZOM - 25,053,500 - ALL

4. The Coop - 24,792,800 - ALL

5. Dragoforce - 24,396,000 - ALL

6. Dial911 - 23,482,600 - ALL

7. Matsunaga - 22,941,300 - ALL

8. Ruldra - 22,676,000 - ALL

9. DMC - 19,133,500 - ALL

10. Herr Schatten - 17,250,000 - ALLManiac:

- -Phoenix

1. Smraedis - 27,278,400 - ALL

2. Sturmvogel Prime - 25,150,300 - ALL

3. ZOM - 23,882,700 - ALL

4. mar - 23,523,900 - ALL

5. Dragoforce - 23,334,100 - ALL

6. Dial911 - 23,179,400 - ALL

7. gameoverDude - 22,589,700 - ALL

8. The Coop - 21,707.300 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 25,859,400 - ALL

2. Kiken - 25,800,800 - ALL

3. The Coop - 25,208,800 - ALL

4. Squidhead - 23 419 800 - ALL

5. Dial911 - 21,466,500 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,229,600 - ALL

2. gs68 - 24,581,100 - ALL

3. Dial911 - 22,965,600 - ALL

4. Ruldra - 22,922,100 - ALL

- -Phoenix

1. ThunderForce 222 - 36,158,200 - ALL

2. Sturmvogel Prime - 30,134,600 - ALL

3. ZOM - 27,413,800 - ALL

4. Dial911 - 25,985,100 - ALL

5. Dragoforce - 23,509.100 - ALL

6. Seiya - 21,019,600 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. ThunderForce 222 - 36,266,500 - ALL

2. Sturmvogel Prime - 34,952,500 - ALL

3. Kollision - 33,734,500 - ALL

4. Rob - 31,783,100 - ALL

5. Kiken - 30,783,400 - ALL

6. Dial911 - 30,469,500 - ALL

7. Seiya - 25,694,300 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. ThunderForce 222 - 36,436,300 - ALL

2. Kiken - 33,067,000 - ALL

3. Dial911 - 31,802,600 - ALL

4. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,468,300 - ALL

5. Squidhead - 22 739 800 - ALL

Time Attack:

Kids:Easy:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 01:22:11

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 00:21:53

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 00:45:06Normal:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 01:24:03

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 00:23:30

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 00:53:16Hard:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 01:08:13

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 00:47:93

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 00:55:41Maniac:

- -Phoenix

-Rynex R

-Syrinx

- -Phoenix

-Rynex R

-Syrinx

Neo Style:

Kids:Easy:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,781,900 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,531,600 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,509,200 - ALLNormal:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,799,700 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,349,600 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,108,400 - ALLHard:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,917,900 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,664,400 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,333,400 - ALLManiac:

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 27,740,000 - ALL

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,660,200 - ALL

2. Squidhead - 25 787 100 - ALL

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 28,366,600 - ALL

- -Phoenix

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 33,142,200 - ALL

2. Seiya - 4,380,000 - Stage 4

-Rynex R

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 33,318,300 - ALL

2. Seiya - 8,894,400 - Stage 5

-Syrinx

1. Sturmvogel Prime - 34,400,200 - ALL

2. Squidhead - 15 601 100 - Stage 6

3. Seiya - 5,854,900 - Stage 4